December 2018 | WARM Wednesday Newsletter
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December 12, 2018

Gifts for Your Giving!


WARM is proud to come to the end of another successful year of celebrating, supporting, exhibiting and promoting feminist art; offering opportunities for creatives to come together and share their voice in many art forms; and sustaining a vital arts community built on shared learning, mutual support, and collaborative leadership!

WARM’s members make all of this happen with their annual dues and generous donations - Thank you members!

Your year end gift to WARM ensures that the power of feminist art continues to be vibrant, influential, and visible - And that WARM is here for feminist artists far into the future.

As an extra gift to all who donate $100 or more before 2019, we will be holding a drawing for a $50 Wet Paint Gift card and a free copy of WARM’s new Commemorative Poster, hot off the presses!

Support the work of a volunteer-run arts non-profit that empowers and supports all feminist artists by honoring the legacy of the past and by building a viable future. Happy New Year!

Poster Design: Tara L. Tieso

Date Change : Opening for Hysteria is February 1st at 6:00 pm

This curated member exhibition runs from January 25th to March 8th 2019. Our curator Beth Bergman is currently choosing the pieces for this exhibition.
The opening reception will take place on February 1st. Join us to see the exhibit and participate in creating your own "small work" from a variety of mixed media. You can keep your creation or donate it to WARM for future fundraisers. More events are also in the works to coincide with this exhibit.
              Larson Gallery
              2017 Budford Ave. #25A
              St. Paul, MN 55108

Date and Time:
              February 1st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Art Credit: Susan Hensel, Bound and Constricted

Member News & Items of Interest

Hysteria: in Your Words

WARM will host a reading in conjunction with the Hysteria show. Works read will be on the show's theme. WARM members are invited to submit up to 750 words of poetry or prose. DETAILS TO COME

WARM and writer/writing coach Sarah Ratermann Beahan will host a generative writing workshop with writing prompts around the theme of Hysteria. Free for WARM members & open to public for small donation.
              Larson Gallery
              2017 Budford Ave. #25A
              St. Paul, MN 55108


All submissions for the reading AND attendees to the workshop will be included in an online compilation of work.


The Region 2 Arts Council is excited to announce the recipients of the 2018-2019 Artist Fellowship, awarded to Bemidji-based painter Paula J. Swenson 

After graduating from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Paula Swenson struggled to find her own artistic voice. It took her many years, many workshops and many teachers. Around 1991 Swenson found her way to the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota. There she found support and fellowship and discovered not how to paint but how she paints. After finding a subject, Swenson researches that subject, gathers resource materials and meditates on what it all means. By using symbols and colors and shapes Swenson tells stories or portrays a landscape all the while being mindful of unintended “happy accidents”. Stars turn into birds, trees into creatures, moons into fishing holes. Swenson calls her style Surrealistic for lack of a better term. In Swenson’s words “Mostly I want my paintings to make people happy, including me.”

Art Credit: Paula Swenson, Oranges

WARM Notices

 WARM Board Meeting

Please note that there will not be a Board Meeting until after the Holidays.

        Thursday, January 3rd, 2019
         6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
         Clay Squared Studio
         2505 Howard St. N.E.
         Minneapolis, MN 55413

Please contact Layl ( or Tara ( 24 hours in advance if you want to join us!

Calls for Art and other Art News

Artist Opportunities / Calls
  • Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council's Monthly e-Guide: The December 2018 Edition
  • State Designer Selection Board: Board Member Positions Available The Minnesota State Arts Board is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill an open position on the State Designer Selection Board. This position is currently vacant. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. More information can be found here.
  • Community Arts Round 2 Deadline - January 14th, 2019. The program provides up to $5,000 in project support for groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline to communities within the seven-county metropolitan area of Minnesota. More information here.
Art Events, Classes, & Other News
  • Frozen River Film Festival 2019 Lanesboro Preview Event is Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Twin Cities Artful Book Club - The club is open to anyone at no charge who is interested  in discussing stories relevant to the lives of artists in a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere.
    The Artful Book Club meets the first Tuesday of most months from 6:30-8pm. For more information about the book club, visit:  Artful Book Club
  • A Winter's Night Market December 15th  An eclectic winter market brought to you by A Conspiracy of Strange Girls and the residents of Artscape Jackson Flats. Shop 30 plus independent designers, emerging brands and artists with live music and complimentary libations. More information can be found here
WARM Newsletter Submission Guidelines
Please submit your content for the WARM Wednesday newsletter by using the submission form on the WARM website. The next deadline for submission is Sunday, December 30th for items to be published in the January 9th Newsletter. There is only ONE newsletter published per month, so please plan accordingly. Please note that the deadline has been moved forward one week.Thanks!

Members may submit one item per newsletter. If you have multiple items or a lengthy description, you may submit a single item with summaries and links to postings elsewhere. Non-members may send items to for consideration as a blog post on the WARM blog.

More information on 2019 Newsletter dates, content submission instructions, and contact information for WARM staff  Click here to download newsletter dates and instructions PDF
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