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September 13, 2017

Come Join us on a Grand Voyage to “Dream * Discover * Do!

Send us 3 of your best pieces for display in the WARM pop-up show in October. We welcome Sandy Gillespie as our curator at the Dunn Brothers cafe on Lake Street.

Please see the details of the call on the WARM website here ( ).

You will need to complete your submission form, pay the $10 entrance fee, and send us photos to pick from using a Dropbox link we will provide, by September 20th.

There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, October 7th at 1 pm. If you would care to perform spoken word at the reception event, please let us know by emailing

Member Exhibitions & Art Events

Layl McDill: "What to Keep in Sky Drawers"

             Phipps Center for the Arts
             109 Locust St.
             Hudson, WI 54016

             Sept. 15th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (reception)
             Sept. 15 - Oct. 22, 2017 (show)
                Mon - Sat, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Sun, 12:00 -4:30 pm

Polymer Clay sculptures by Layl McDill will be on display in the Overlook Gallery as one of the Phipps' group of "talented local artists"!

Art credit: Layl McDill, "Root of the Problem"

Andrea Canter: First Year / First Thursday at Casket Arts

             Casket Arts Building
             681 17th Ave. NE
             Minneapolis, MN

            October 5, 2017, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

WARM member Andrea Canter and studio partner Keith Miesel celebrate their first year in Studio #116 in the Casket Arts Building on the monthly First Thursday, October 5, 5-9 pm. Each will have some new photography on display (Andrea will also show a few of her new mixed media and acrylic works); there will be live music from renowned guitarist/composer Reynold Philipsek from 7-8 pm.

Help us celebrate and check out other open studios at Casket!  Follow the Facebook Event through Andrea's page here.
Art credit: Andrea Canter, "Celebration" (acrylic)


Karlyn Atkinson Berg receives two 2017 State Grants!

Karlyn Atkinson Berg is excited to announce that she has received a 2017 Visual Arts Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to produce a body of work based on Magical Realism and wilderness for a show in February 2018.

She also received a second grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council to produce a body of work for a 2018 show at the Phipps Art Center in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Details and images for each exhibition will be announced at the end of 2017.

Art credit:
Karlyn Atkinson, "They grew against the quivering light" (hand cut collage, mixed media, acrylic; 8"x8")

Elizabeth Blair's Bog Tapestry Photo in Arts Board Show

              Minnesota State Arts Board Office
              Park Square Court, Ste 200
              400 Sibley St.
              St. Paul, MN

             Opening reception, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Office open during Arts Crawl hours

The State Arts Board exhibition will open during the St. Paul Arts Crawl (October 13-15) and will remain in the State Arts Board office until February of 2018. Exhibiting artists are recipients of Individual Artist Grants from 2012-2015.

I'm honored to have had my photograph chosen to advertise the show on the Arts Board website and Facebook page. Information on the show will be available there soon. For more information contact Elizabeth Blair at

Art credit: Elizabeth Blair, "Bog Tapestry: Leaf with Orange Fungus"

Peggy Wright in Minnesota State Fair 2017 Fine Arts Exhibition

The Minnesota State Fair juried Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble into the 2017 Fine Arts Exhibit. I originally submitted the piece to the Threads of Resistance national show.

Shakespeare's quotation is particularly relevant as the play's theme is about ambition unchecked by moral constraints.

The piece is 21 x 22 inches.
Art credit: Peggy Wright, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

Call for Artists: 1st Annual Winter Art Clearance Sale

             Upson Hall, Church of St. Mary
             St. Paul, MN

             Feb. 2 & 3rd, 2018

Application fee:

This unique event gives Minnesota’s professional visual artists an opportunity to sell inventoried artworks at discounted prices. The Sale will be taking place at Upson Hall in the aesthetically beautiful and historically significant Church of St Mary in Lowertown.

The Winter Art Clearance Sale is scheduled during the 2018 St Paul Winter Carnival, Crashed Ice, and Super Bowl LII when thousands of people will be visiting St Paul and the Metro area. Food, beverages, and music will add to the festive, vibrant atmosphere.

For more information and application go to or visit us on Facebook at:

On Location Drawing Group

              Bunny's Bar and Restaurant
              34 13th Avenue NE (Keg House)
              Minneapolis, MN

             September 16th, 11:30 am to 2pm

We will be meeting up at Bunny's Restaurant and Bar for a quick bite to eat and then we will head over by the river and the Sculptor Park by local artist Zoran to do some drawing.

On Location is a monthly drawing co-op where we explore different parks and community gardens. Come join us for fun and fellowship!

Event is open to members and non-members alike! Follow the Facebook event here for updates. If you have questions, please contact

Reminders for upcoming WARM events

WARM Fresh Art: Show & Tell

        Studio #504, California Building
        2205 California St. NE
        Minneapolis, MN 55418
          Date / Time:
             Saturday, September 23rd
             Lunch: 12 noon
             Talk: 1:00 pm

We will meet for lunch at 12 noon at Mojo's Cafe on the first floor, then at 1:00 we will take the escorted elevator ride up to Studio 504 for show and tell.

Questions? Please contact Holly Tappen (651-399-3278) or Debra Ripp ( Follow the event on Facebook for updates.

WARM Mentor Program Exhibitions this Fall and Program information

Walker Library Exhibition Space
2800 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis 55408

Exhibition: Sept. 21 - Nov. 18
Meet the Mentors: Oct. 4, 6:00-8:00 pm and Nov. 4, 2:00-4:00pm.
Mentor Program Information Session: Nov. 18, 10:00 am - noon
Dow Art Gallery
2242 University Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
        Exhibit: Oct. 5th - 30th
        Reception: Oct. 13, 5:30-8:30 pm. 
        Artist Talk/Program Info Session,  Oct. 21st, 1-3 pm. 

A compelling glimpse into the mentoring relationship will be provided in upcoming "Mentor/Protégée Showcase: A 2017 WARM Mentor Program Exhibition”.
For more details on these events, the Mentor program, and the WARM mentors, please visit the WARM website here.

WARM Notices

 WARM Board Meeting

        Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
         6:30 - 9:00 pm Meeting

Please contact Layl ( or Tara ( ASAP if you want to join us!

Calls for Art and other Art News

Artist Opportunities / Calls
  • Forecast Public Art grant opportunities now open for early and mid-career artists; information sessions on Sept. 14 & 20th
  • Woman Made Gallery call for textile art: Between the Seams, deadline Nov. 3 Details are here on the WARM blog.
  • NEMAA 2017 AutumnNE Member Art Show lottery is open until Sept. 15. Artists who applied in 2016 and did not get in will be guaranteed entry in 2017 if they apply; the remaining available display spots will then be picked from other entrants. Must be a current NEMAA member; register here.
  • City of Golden Valley is hosting rotational art displays at City Hall; the application deadline for the first rotation is Sept. 22.
  • The Lake Street Council with the McKnight Foundations and Twin Cities LISC is seeking 10-13 artists or artist teams to propose art projects for Midtown Lake Street. See the RFP details here; deadline is Sept. 30.
  • CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour in Mankato Call for Artists for 2018 submissions, deadline Nov. 3
  • Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council's Monthly e-Guide: The Septemner 2017 Edition, including information on the discussion tonight (Sept. 13) on "Refecltions on a Campus Divided: Progressives, Anti-communists, Racism, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942", and Rimon's Project Support Grants, deadline Sept. 15.
  • VSA Minnesota Artists' Pipeline news for artists with disabilities and arts organizations; also includes links to open calls such as Arts @ MSP for a 2017-2018 exhibit, and multiple grant opportunities .
  • MnArtists.Org listing of opportunities, including an RFP from the City of Eden Prairie for sculpture.
  • NEMAA's news- news for NEMAA members; find the link for this month's newsletter in the announcement list on your NEMAA profile page, including current calls and classifieds, plus results of the AAW survey
  • Intermedia Arts news, including the Creative Community Leadership Institute, deadline Sept. 15., and the Iragi Voices: Mini Film Fest, Sept. 15-16
  • Northwest Minnesota Arts Council: Teaching Artist Roster Program training sessions, which qualifies participants to apply for Artist residency funding, due Sept. 25. Also, they have a Request for Bids for a Graphic Design project for the 4th Artists of Northwest Minnesota Booklet, deadline Sept. 15.
  • Spartanburg Art Museum in South Carolina has a call for contemporary artists for 2018-2019 season. See details here.
        Calls & Opportunities still open from last month:
  • Minnesota State Arts Board Grant Information and Q&A session, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7:00 pm, at the Textile Center. Register here.
  • Antenna: National / International open call 2018: solo show with honorarium of $1,000, paid shipping & travel, for show in New Orleans, deadline Sept. 20th
  • Gamut Gallery’s 5th annual juried exhibit, “C4W:2017.” All visual media, content and styles are welcomed, and there is no set theme, deadline Sept. 19th
  • MRAC has a new website, including dates for upcoming support grant review panels
Art Events, Classes, & Other News
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