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October 11, 2017

Call for Art

Divergent Offerings

        Divergent: Tending to be different or develop in different directions; relating to or
being an infinite sequence that does not have a limit
        Offerings: A thing offered, a gift or contribution

We are now accepting submissions for our second curated fall show, Divergent Offerings, running November 2-18 at The Show Gallery Lowertown, in St. Paul, MN. Check out the full details for this call on the WARM website.

Divergent Offerings is a curated WARM pop-up Show and collaboration with The Show Gallery Lowertown and Avivo ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks) featuring work from WARM Members, Mentors and our partner curation team from Avivo Artworks.
Submissions welcomed in 2d (max size 6’ x 6’), sculpture, light, spoken word/writing, performance, small & lightweight suspended works, textiles, film, book arts and music!
Submission Deadline - ‪Monday October 23rd
Artists Notification - ‪Sunday, October 29
Awards - People’s Choice Award $100 - Thanks to Clay Squared to Infinity!
Entry fee - $35 (You may submit up to 4 pieces; 1 is guaranteed to be accepted in to the show)

       Opening Night Reception, First Friday November 3 -5:30-8:30pm
       Mentor Artists Talk, November 11 - 10-noon
       WARM Annual Meeting, November 15th - 7-8pm with socializing till 8:30
       Closing Event, November 18 - 3:30-5:30pm (time tentative) and art pick up


Dream * Discover * Do Member Pop-up Exhibition

Come view our currently running member show at the Dunn Bros. Coffee on Lake Street, on display through October 29th!

Left: WARM volunteers hanging the show throughout the space.


Andrea Canter, "Decay and Rebirth"

Member Exhibitions & Art Events

Lisa Pemrick: "CHAOS NURTURED - A Pandemonium of Paintings"

             The City Club at Grumpy's Downtown
             1111 Washington Ave. So.
             Minneapolis, MN 55415

             Artist Reception & Exhibit - One Night Only!
             Friday, October 20, 7pm to 10pm

Presented by OX-OP ARTS, this one-night-only Solo Art Exhibit and Artist Reception represents a glimpse into Lisa Pemrick’s pop-surrealist visual vocabulary with over 40 pieces painted in oil. The event is open to the public on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 from 7PM
to 10PM, with musical performance by Paris1919. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, cash bar available.

Follow the Facebook Event Page here for updates and reminders!  For more information, please contact

Art credit: Lisa Pemrick, "The Tenuous Grandiosity Of The Lower Case 'i' "

Bkindart Kindness Event at Amalgamated Art Studio

             Amalgamated Art Studio
             720 Central Ave NE
             Minneapolis, MN 55414

            October 14th 8 PM to 11PM

Bkindart event! I was offered the chance to collaborate with one of the partners, Mark Hayden, of Amalgamated Art Studio to create some original work on the giant studio windows facing their street!!

I am very excited to share my next artistic leap with you all but if you know me you know that I will use this blessing as an opportunity for kindness. Sooo, this exhibition will include an art auction as an opportunity for all my friends and family to help us raise money for Autism Speaks. I will be auctioning 3 pieces of art for this event and a portion of the money raised will be donated to this amazing organization.

Please join us on October 14th at 8 pm to see my work, help me celebrate and maybe do something kind for others! You can follow the Facebook event here for updates.

Marcia Soderman:
A Critical Response to Falling Water (Traces of Minnehaha Falls)

             Dow Art Gallery
            2242 University Avenue
            St. Paul, MN 55114

            October 23rd, 5 to 8 pm

Please join us for a Critical Response (CR) session of Marcia's Falling Water series. Our CR Facilitator will be Jill Waterhouse, a longtime WARM Mentor and Certified Life Coach. You can learn more about the CR process here.

Social Hour will be from 5-5:30 PM when refreshments will be served. Potential protégées and guests can socialize with artists and WARM members, view Marcia's work, and see an exhibition of WARM's Mentor / Protegee pairs from previous cohorts.

Please Note: The CR begins PROMPTLY at 5:30 PM.  We respectfully request you arrive prior to 5:30 so as not to interrupt the CR Process once it begins.

Follow the Facebook event for updates here.

WARM Mentor Program

WARM Mentor Program News

Are you looking for a jump start to your art career?
Attend the WARM Mentor Program Information Session on Saturday, October 14 ,1-3 pm at:
      1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
      Bloomington, 55431.

Coordinators Tina and Karen will discuss this two-year program and its visible signs of success.
To participate in the 2018-19 Mentor Program Cycle, apply by November 19, 2017. Download an application and information packet here.

A Mentor/Protégée Showcase Exhibition is featured at the Dow Art Gallery during October. Five Mentor/Protégée pairs show their work and describe their experiences in the program. Reception October. 13, 6-8 pm. Artist Talks, October 21, 1-3 pm. Visit this show to learn more about how the Mentor Program works.
Art Credit: Roxanne Richards, "Conversations with my inner child"

Walker Library Exhibition Space
2800 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis 55408

Exhibition: Sept. 21 - Nov. 18
Meet the Mentors: 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

On Location Drawing Group

              Solar Arts Building
              Steadfast Studio and Gallery
              711 15th Avenue NE
              Minneapolis, MN 55413

             October 28th, Noon to 2pm

On Location Drawing Co-op will be exploring the Solar Arts Building and surrounding area. We will explore the AutumNE event hosted by NEMAA, possibly get a beer from Indeed Brewery and hit the food trucks. Hopefully we will get a glimpse of the North Star zipping by on the tracks. We will meet up at the Steadfast Studio and Gallery (Studio # 214) at 12:00pm.

On Location Drawing Co-op is an informal Drawing Group that explores different park and community garden / spaces for fun and fellowship. 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

Small Works Fundraiser

              Solar Arts Building
              Steadfast Studio and Gallery
              711 15th Avenue NE
              Minneapolis, MN 55413

             October 28th, Noon to 6 pm
As part of WARM's Fall pop up series, Steadfast Studio and Gallery is hosting a one day small works fundraiser as we gear up for our new mentor program cycle. Stop in and show your support and take a peek at what a few of the last cycles protegees have been up to in Steadfast Studio and Gallery,  #214 Solar Arts Building.

Follow the Facebook event here for updates and a reminder. If you have questions, please contact

Save the Date: WARM 2017 Annual Meeting

              The Show Gallery Lowertown
              346 N. Sibley Street
              St. Paul, MN 55101

             November 15th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

We are doing the Annual Meeting at our WARM Member Exhibition "Divergent Offerings" this year. Come see the work of WARM artists, be a part of WARM discussions and hear what is planned for 2018, then have a chance to socialize with other members.

We can't wait to see you!

 WARM Monthly Board Meeting

        Thursday, October 19th, 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
  • NEMAA's news-
    • AutumnNE: NEMAA is excited to present AutumNE (formerly Fall Fine Arts), an annual exhibition of more than 150 of our members’ artwork. October 27 – November 5, 2017. Join us!
      Opening Reception: Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
      Gallery hours: Thursdays/Fridays, 5-9 PM and Saturdays/Sundays, 12-6 PM
    • NEMAA is looking for volunteers to help install, staff and breakdown the AutumnNE show. If you are able to help, reach out to Kate Dougherty of Westra & Co. who is coordinating the event and volunteer schedule and let her know when you are able to assist: (See your news from NEMAA on 9/25/17 for more details.)
    • 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
  • Can Can Winter Wonderland proposal deadline has been extended until Oct. 22
  • Friends of the Arts (St. Louis Park) is seeking 8 artists to participate in its new City Art Lab program. Each artist will lead a 2-4 hr workshop and collaborate with the other artists and workshop participants in a public art installation. See the full call here.
  • Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council's Monthly e-Guide: The October 2017 Edition, including a slew of events too long to pick just one, ranging from book and exhibition debuts to a series on the "world of Torah through the artist's lens" and artist residency openings.
  • VSA Minnesota Artists' Pipeline news for artists with disabilities and arts organizations; also includes links to open calls and multiple grant opportunities, such as the emerging artists grant for artists with disabilities, due Dec. 1 .
  • MnArtists.Org listing of opportunities, including calls for Artists in Residence (MadArt Studio, Oct. 23, and Joshua Tree Highlands, Jan. 10) and Call for Artists at the Hennepin County Library "TransFabulous: Beyond the Binary Exhibition"
  • American Craft Council has their applications open for the upcoming round of the Hip Pop Emerging Artist Program. See the details and dates for each location on their website (St. Paul's ACC show deadline is Dec. 11).
  • Crossings at Carnegie has two new calls for art on their website: Art Under 100 Under 100, deadline Dec. 4, and Poet/Artist Collaboration XVII, deadline Jan. 10.
  • The Textile Center's  A Common Thread 2018 call for entry is open. New this year is a $25 fee; however, you may contact them if this presents an obstacle to participation for you as a Textile Center member. Deadline Nov. 17.
  • Ox-Bow Fall Residency program, Summer MFA and Arts Faculty residency program details are up.
        Calls & Opportunities still open from last month:
  • Wyoming Creative Arts Community deadline for their Black & White Art Exhibit coming up: Oct. 11, 2017. Open to all mediums in solely black and white (no color!) More information is here.
  • Woman Made Gallery call for textile art: Between the Seams, deadline Nov. 3 Details are here on the WARM blog.
  • CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour in Mankato Call for Artists for 2018 submissions, deadline Nov. 3
  • Forecast Public Art grants for Mid - and Early Career Artists: Forecast’s grants to emerging and mid-career artists in Minnesota support risk-taking, inter-disciplinary approaches and collaborative problem-solving. Click here for more information. Deadline to submit is October 17, 2017.
  • CERF+ responds to the hurricanes plus their next round of "get ready grants", due Nov 30th.
Art Events, Classes, & Other News
  • Next week's recommendation in Minneapolis: The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District (NEMAD) Board of Directors is hosting two public forums to address how local government supports artists, and helps to develop, the arts and arts related businesses in Wards 1 and 3, particularly those in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District
    which straddles both Wards. Northeast is changing - don't you want to be part of the discussion? The council forum event details are here and the mayoral event is here. The format includes a guided discussion and audience Q & A.
  • Next week's recommendation in St. Paul: St. Paul Art Crawl! Oct. 13 - 15th. See the online version of the catalog here! MN State Arts Board will have a special showcase "AS WE ARE", featuring artists with disabilities who have benefited from their grants, at the Park Square Court, 400 Sibley St., St. Paul.
  • Recommended: Tweed Museum of Art exhibition by Kathy McTavish is an Immersive soundscape and digital art experience. "Chance", designed specifically for its gallery at UMD, has its opening reception Oct. 19, 6 - 8pm, and runs Oct. 17, 2017 - Oct. 28, 2018. You can see a video talking about this innovative evolving, experimental exhibit and installation here.
  • Sad news: Intermedia Arts is in financial trouble, resulting in the layoff of all staff. They will be evaluating their mission and options in the next month, but currently does expect to honor existing commitments for events and activities.
  • Teatro del Pueblo, Voice to Vision and The Iberoamerian Studies Series are presenting Teatro La Candelaria's  production of "Soma Mnemosine.", a performance art piece about the violence in Colombia today on Oct. 12 and 13th at 7:30 pm at Intermedia Arts.
  • Artistry presents the Annual Instructor-Student Art Exhibition, Nov. 16 - Dec. 29 in the Atrium Gallery, Bloomington Center for the Arts.
  • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits news and event listings, including Grant writing and networking opportunities
  • Soap Factory : Exhibitions & Events including Pete Driessen: Trestle Support Systems, Oct. 25 - Nov. 8,, and  Monica Sheets: Collectively We Support Your Autonomy, Oct. 14, 2017 - Oct. 14th-2018
  • Art Works Eagan is having an inaugural open house and exhibition opening on Sunday, Oct. 15, 6 - 9 pm. You can tour their gallery and studio spaces, and view work from Becka Rahn, Brenda Lyseng, Thomas Schrunk, Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker,  and Felix Guadalajara.  Food provided by the Lone Oak Grill. See the Facebook event on their page here. Art Works Eagan is offering studio memberships for private studio and occasional use common studio space. See their website for more details.
  • Walker Art Center Evening for Educators: Nov. 14, 5 - 7 pm, free! K-12 Teachers are invited to the Walker for an entertaining educational evening highlighting the exhibition Adios Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950.
  • The Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL) will host its next lending hours at the Bryant Square Recreation Center on Friday, October 27th, 2017 from 5:00-8:00pm. Borrowers are invited to browse our collection of over 110 original works of art, then choose one to take home for a period of three months. Lending hours are free and open to all. First time borrowers must bring proof of their current address and sign a borrower agreement form.
  • "Culture as Weapon" at Space 369 in the Dow Building opens Oct. 20, 7 - 9pm, and runs through Oct. 28. This exhibit of several artists includes art that personalizes the "very abstract '30,000' killed annually" by gun violence. Space 369 is open by appointment and is located in the Dow Building at 2242 University Ave W, St Paul, MN 55114.  Contact John Schuerman at 612-240-2317 for more information.
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