January 2018 | Your WARM Wednesday News
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January 10, 2018
 Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
February 11 to March 24, 2018

In “American Conversations: Looking Forward”, we invite all WARM members to submit works that challenge and inspire dialogue about what is going on today in our time. What are you thinking about? What has been eating at you? What has been striking you full of awe or wonder? Let these feelings inspire you to get the creative energies flowing. We are accepting 2D, 3D and multimedia works. With a $40 entry you can submit up to 4 works with the guarantee of at least one piece being accepted.

This call is open until midnight, January 24th, 2018 - early submissions are appreciated. The earliest submissions may be considered for promotions of the event. You may grant permission on the SUBMISSIONS page.

See the full details of the Call for Art on the WARM website here or you can visit 

Questions or problems? Please email for assistance!
Flyer for WARM Exchange Exhibition, held at ARC Gallery in 1979

Joanna Gardner-Huggett of DePaul University will be including this 1979 show flyer in her article “Extrapolating Influence: The Challenges of Mapping the History of Chicago Feminist Art Collectives”.

As a scholar devoted to the history of feminist art collectives, I am frequently asked by social scientists how can I quantify the impact of these spaces? I turned to digital mapping so I could assess the influence exerted by two feminist collectives in Chicago: ARC Gallery (1973-to the present) and Artemisia Gallery (1973-2003) by visualizing their outreach. For instance, both spaces sponsored solo exhibitions from their inception, which allows for a consistent set of data to analyze their impact on communities beyond their immediate membership. Just the process of building databases with the home location of guest solo artists at ARC and Artemisia from 1980-1985, as well as addressing gender, undergraduate degree and location, graduate degree and location, other feminist networks, and funding sources, organized my archival research in a systemic way that forces a more precise assessment of my historical question.
For more information, see the writeup on the WARM website here!

Member Exhibitions & Art Events

23rd Arts in Harmony Annual International Show

           Hopkins Center for the Arts
            111  Mainstreet
            Hopkins, MN 55343

Opening Reception:
           February 17th, 4-6pm, 2018

            Exhibition Feb 15 - Mar 16, 2018

'Let Go of Certainty', a pastel mixed media by Linda Ricklefs Baudry was accepted into the 23rd Arts in Harmony International Juried Show.


New Board Members

April Hanson (board member) 
I am a classical singer/performer. The real deal is this: operatic repertoire has the potential to express the very core and rawness of what it means to live this human life. It  also depicts many female characters who are objectified, controlled, and bound by the expectations created by our misogynistic society. I enjoy bringing to life  female characters and musical works which  shine a light on the countless paths a woman’s story can manifest.

I have most recently  appeared in  mezzo-soprano roles such as Riders to the Sea as Maurya,  L’incornazione di Poppea as Arnalta, Suor Angelica as Principessa, Street Scene as Emma Jones, Le Nozze di Figaro as Marcellina, Turn of the Screw as Mrs. Grose,  Gianni Schicchi as Zita, Iolanthe as the Fairy Queen, Mama Cavelleria Rusticana as Mama Lucia and Falstaff as Dame Quickly.  In concert. I have performed as mezzo soloist in the Mozart Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater.

Brandi Rasmussen (board member)
Medicinall has been practicing the art of DJing since 1998. Her name reflects the concept medicine for all. She is a philosopher and a dreamer of dreams. Her hope is to open your heart, cleanse your mind, and engage your chakras. She is also a multimedia artist who dabbles in video, sound, fabric and space.

WARM Notices

 On Location Drawing Co-Op

        Saturday January 20th, 2018

        Union Depot - Lowertown, St Paul
         12:00pm to 2pm

On Location Drawing Co-op is a monthly group that travels around to different sights throughout the Twin Cities. Metro Area to get a glimpse of inspiration from the site and enjoying some fellowship with other artists. This month we will be heading to the Union Depot Station in Lowertown St Paul. Afterwards we will head over to the Black Dog Cafe. Come join in the fun and exploration.

 Fresh Art

        Sunday January 28th, 2018

        Catherine Palmer Home Studio
             3349 5th Avenue South
             Minneapolis, MN 55408
         12:00pm to 2pm

Fresh Art Come join us in fun conversation and enjoy hot chocolate or tea. Let's talk about what you have been working on. Bring a new art piece and get feedback or just play show and tell.
Help WARM Do More! 
Late last year, some of WARM’s amazing members who have been also been Mentors brought up several potential ideas that might be perfect for grant funding!

Because WARM is a volunteer run non-profit whose primary funding comes from our loyal members and a few generous individual donors, the hope of having a team of WARM members dedicated to fundraising and researching/writing grants has been a long-time goal!
Email about your interest and get ready to make things happen!

 WARM Monthly Board Meeting

        Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

        The Show Gallery - Lowertown
             346 North Sibley Street
         7:30 - 9:00 pm Meeting

Note new location in St. Paul
Please contact Layl ( or Tara ( if you want to join us!
 A Heartfelt Thank You: Passing the Baton

After two and a half years as the Newsletter Editor, it is time to pass this privilege on to the very capable hands of Vanessa Merry. Please welcome her in her new position starting this month!

It has been a true honor to be a part of supporting our mission and members through this newsletter, spreading the word about our members' amazing talents, great art  and news, and, of course, wonderful Calls for Art!

Thank you so much to all who have helped over these years and for your understanding as we evolved the Newsletter to where it is today. Keep sharing your news and events!
- Heather Tinkham, past Editor

Calls for Art and other Art News

Artist Opportunities / Calls
  • 2018 - 19 Pump House Juried Exhibition Season Pump House juried exhibitions showcase exceptional regional art, from an emerging artist's first solo show to the seasoned professional's retrospective.This particular Call to Artists only happens once per year and gives you the opportunity to have your art displayed in one of La Crosse's finest visual arts venues. Find more details here.
  • Oak Park Art League’s National Juried Exhibition of Record Cover Art - Deadline January 21st, 2018
    An innovative mashup of art + music culture, this call to artists celebrates Columbia Records 70th anniversary since the 1968 release of its first microgroove 33.3 rpm vinyl 12” record. 
    In responding to this creative challenge, artists are invited to submit a digital image of their artwork of any media, photographically cropped to a square “album cover” format. For more information on ARTifact: 33.3 and to read about the exhibit’s esteemed panel of jurors from art, photography and music industries, go here.
  • Northwest Minnesota Arts Council exhibition call for Portrait Art has been extended to Feb. 28, 2018. They are accepting art of any media for submissions: Painting, Photography, Digital, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Video, Essays or Stories, Poetry, Performance Art & More. Students and emerging artists are welcome to submit art. Email with your submission; you can also call or text Kat Allen, the NWMAC Exhibition Specialist, at (701) 360-0805 for more information.
        Calls & Opportunities still open from last month: Art Events, Classes, & Other News
  • Fire & Ice Winter Carnival Art Show Join us at AZ Gallery as we celebrate winter and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival with the second annual Fire & Ice Winter Carnival Art Show. Depicting the beauty of winter and the promise of spring through the themes of fire and ice, the show is organized by the St Paul Art Collective and hosted by the AZ Gallery in Saint Paul's vibrant Lowertown community. Works include paintings, mobiles, photography, collage, jewelry and sculpture.
    Featuring over 100 works of art from local Minnesota based artists, the show runs January 11 through February 18.  There will be a special artists reception on Friday, January 26 from 5 to 9 pm.  Free refreshments and a chance to meet the artists, as well as John Kocon, the designer of this year’s Winter Carnival buttons.  He will answer your questions about the button designs and sign autographs. Find more information here.
  • Qhia Dab Neeg Exhibition at MRAC The Exhibition Qhia Dab Neeg is on view in the MRAC Conference Room through February 2018. This is an exhibition of Hmong artists first presented at the In Progress Qhia Dab Neeg Film Festival in summer of 2017 as a result of the open call for art submissions. The exhibition was curated by Katherina Vang. Qhia Dab Neeg means ‘Storytelling’ and there are many stories represented in these 20 works of art by 13 artists from around the world. There is an opening reception on Thursday, January 18 from 5- 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to come and meet some of the artists and see the work. Find more information here.
  • Artistry Partners with Northern and City of Bloomington to Present “Illuminate South Loop,” an outdoor showcase of projects by international and local artists leading up to Superbowl-LLI.
    (Bloomington, MN) Artistry is excited to announce Illuminate South Loop, a three-day event that will take place at Bloomington Central Park (8100 33rd Avenue South) in the South Loop District from February 1 – 3, 2018. Produced by Northern in partnership with Artistry and the City of Bloomington, Illuminate South Loop will showcase interactive art installations and performances by local, national, and international artists, leading up to Superbowl LII on February 4. Located just off the METRO Blue Line light rail at Bloomington Central Station, this three-day event will feature brilliantly illuminated art installations and performances, as well as bonfires, warm drinks, and regional favorites from Chef Paul Lynch of Urbana Craeft Kitchen at the Hyatt Regency by Mall of America®. Find more information here.

    Illuminate South Loop hours are: Thursday, February 1, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
    Friday, February 2, 5:00 – 10:00 PM
    Saturday, February 3, 4:00 – 10:00 PM
    Closing ceremonies, including a “Pep Rally for Spring,” at 4:00 PM on Saturday, February

Art Organization Resources to watch
  • NEMAA's news
    • A new logo and newsletter format begins in 2018!
    • NEMAA members can send their news to to be included in NEMAA's social media promotions. You can also post your event on by logging in to your account there.
    • 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
  • Springboard for the Arts' Emergency Relief Fund. The Fund supplies monies to cover unexpected expenses directly resulting from a catastrophic, career-threatening event such as theft, fire, flood and health emergency. Emergencies must have taken place within 6 months of the application date.
  • MnArtists.Org listing of opportunities: This list has calls that don't show up anywhere else, like the ST. CROIX WATERSHED RESEARCH STATION ANNOUNCES ARTIST/WRITER RESIDENCIES FOR SUMMER 2018: “Enhancing scientific understanding through artand the St. Paul Cozy community sourced art project to create fiber "cozys" for 158 lampposts in St. Paul prior to the Winter Carnival and *cough cough* the 2018 Super Bowl in Minneapolis.
  • VSA Open Flow plans 2018 artist gatherings, Artists with disabilities and supporters meet the first Thursday of each month at Open Flow at Walker Church, 3104 16th Ave. S., Minneapolis. Established by the Artists with Disabilities Alliance (AWDA), Open Flow is an opportunity to share art, writing, performances and support. Participants also bring treats to share. The venue is fully accessible and gatherings are from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits news and event listings, including Grant writing and networking opportunities
  • Soap Factory : Exhibitions & Events,Walker Art Center Presents: Forced Entertainment: Quizoola! Walker Art Center Presents: Forced Entertainment: Quizoola! The Walker Art Center’s Performance festival, Out There 2018 concludes with an unconventional six-hour performance/social event at the Soap Factory at which Forced Entertainment unfurls its dark and hilarious classic. Audiences come and go as they please (bar open throughout) while performers unceasingly ask and answer questions—philosophical, trivial, […]
  • St. Paul Art Collective announces a new Art Crawl Director, Brenda Brousseau, and information on the Spring 2018 Art Crawl planning.
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, February 4th for items to be published in the February 7th Newsletter. There is only ONE newsletter published per month, so please plan accordingly. 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.

Dates for the 2018 Newsletter issues are now available. For more information on Newsletter dates, content submission instructions, and contact information for WARM staff Click here to download newsletter dates and instructions PDF.
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