Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, Minnesota Special Events
120 WEST 3RD AVENUE   PO BOX 626    GRAND MARAIS, MINNESOTA 55604    218-387-2737   arts@boreal.org

The 24th Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival

July 12-13, 2014

Over 70 local and regional artists set up by the glistening shores of Lake Superior for two days during the peak of summer to showcase their unique handcrafted work and provide insight into their artistic process through demonstration and dialogue.

Meet & Greet Soiree: Friday, July 11 - details TBD
Festival Hours: Saturday, July 12 from 9am-5pm & Sunday, July 13 from 10am-4pm

For Artist Links & PDFs, please scroll to bottom of page.

No longer accepting applications for the 2014 festival.  To be placed on the list to apply for 2014, contact: events@grandmaraisartcolony.org

 




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Details from the 2013 event
Grand Marais Arts Festival : July 13 & 14, 2013




Schedule of Events:
S a t u r d a y, J u l y  1 3
6am  -  Sunrise Photography Walk  | Bryan Hansel | Artists’ Point
9am  -  Artist Booths Open | 23rd Annual Grand Marais Arts Festival BEGINS!
Many artists will be demonstrating in their booths during the festival. Look for the “D” icon beside their name on the map pages.
9am-10am  -  Storytelling | Rose Arrowsmith DeCoux | Harbor Park
9am-1pm  -  Cook County Craft & Farmers Market | Senior Center Parking Lot
9am-5pm - Festival Information | Art Colony Booth
10am-11:30am - Music | Gordon Thorne | Harbor Park
10am-12pm  -  Live Radio Broadcast | 90.7 WTIP
10am-1pm - Kids’ & Family Activities | The Garage | 16 First Ave. W.
10am-2pm - Stand Up Paddleboard Demos (weather permitting) | Harbor Park
10am-4pm - Screenprint Your T-shirt | Mike Swindlehurst | Art Colony Booth | $20
10am-4pm - Fiber Demonstrations | Northwoods Fiber Guild | Johnson Heritage Post
11am-3pm - Pie Social | Johnson Heritage Post
11:30am - Festival Awards | Best of Show & Best Booth | live on 90.7 WTIP
11:30am-1:30pm - Music | Michael Monroe | Harbor Park
1:30pm-3:30pm - Guided Nature Hike | Nature of the Point | Artists’ Point
2pm  -  “Shore” Performance | Emily Johnson & Catalyst Dance | Harbor Park
A new site-specific dance + music + storytelling event. SHORE traces the blurry edges between water and land, performer and audience, art and community, the pedestrian and the sublime.
3pm  -  Fish Skin Lantern Demo | Emily Johnson | Art Colony Booth
Choreographer and visual artist - Emily Johnson has multiple talents. Join Emily as she creates fish skin lanterns and view completed works.
3pm-5pm - Music | Briand Morrison | Harbor Park
5pm  -  Artist Booths Close for the evening | Festival continues Sunday 10am-4pm
5:30pm  -  Historical Society Fish Plank Dinner | RV Park’s Recreation Hall | $15

S u n d a y,  J u l y   1 4
10am  -  Artist Booths Open
10am-4pm - Festival Information | Art Colony Booth
10am-12pm - Music | Michael Monroe | Harbor Park
10am-1pm - Kids’ & Family Activities | The Garage | 16 First Ave. W.
10am-3pm - Screenprint Your Tshirt | Mike Swindlehurst | Art Colony Booth | $20
10am-3pm - Fiber Demonstrations | Northwoods Fiber Guild | Johnson Heritage Post
11am -  Book Signing | Mikel Andrews | Art Colony Booth
Join local author Mikel Andrews in celebration of his newly released book. “Coming of Mage” is the quirky, get-the-girl tale of a college kid in 1986-who happens to be a wizard. A hard rock mash-up of John Hughes flicks and epic fantasy, set on the North Shore of Minnesota.
12pm-2pm - Music | Bump Blomberg | Harbor Park
1pm -  Artisan Coffee Tasting | Fika Coffee | Harbor Park
Join local artisan coffee roaster Joshua Lindstrom of Fika Coffee for an informal coffee tasting, learn about his roasting process and sample various brewing methods.
2pm  -  “Shore” Performance | Emily Johnson & Catalyst Dance | Harbor Park
A new site-specific dance + music + storytelling event. SHORE traces the blurry edges between water and land, performer and audience, art and community, the pedestrian and the sublime.
4pm - 2013 Festival Closes - See you in July 12 & 13, 2014!
 

Exhibiting Artists at the Grand Marais Arts Festival July 13-14, 2013
Featured Mediums (including but not limited to)
Painting : Drawing : Fiber : Glass : Ceramics : Metal : Wood : Print : Photography : Mixed Media : Jewelry : Wearable : Sculpture : and more!


Ceramics: 
Thomas AbelMaggie Anderson (& Rebecca Wicklund), Jasper Bond, Barbara Dreyer, Joan Farnam (& Nancy Seaton), Carolyn Fritz (& Peter Jansen), Anthony Huonder, Bob & Cheryl Husby, Peter Jadoonath, JD Jorgenson, Sharon Moen, Martin Pearson, Gail Rosenquist & Paul Zoldahn, Ray Shelerud, Jason Trebs
Drawing: 
Kelly Beaster *(Honorable Mention 2012 - Best in Show), Sue Rowe, David Steckelberg
Fiber:
Julie Arthur, Julie Crabtree, Dawnette Davis (& Andrew Kringen), Mary MacDonald, Mary Reichert, William & Linda Sumner, Mary Therese
Glass:
John Crahen, Dan Neff, Tony Rau, Nancy Seaton (& Joan Farnam)
Jewelry:
Shelley Alvin, Melissa Carroll, Kristine Danielson, Candyce Fitzloff-Westfield, Monica Hansmeyer, Todd Hawkinson, Anita Otteson, Oreb Lram, Pam Smith, Millie Spry, Cindy Mae Swee, Mary Ross, Heather Tideman, Rebecca Wicklund (& Maggie Anderson), Patti Zeiche
Metal & Sculpture:
Tom Christiansen, David DeMattia, Dan & Frances Hedblom *(Winner of Best in Show 2012), Steven Weagle *(Winner of Best Booth 2012)
Mixed Media & Other: 
Nicole Aufderhar, Betsey Harries, Gail Anderson, Annette Mattingly
Painting: 
Scott Anderson, Douglas Cameron, Laura Meddaugh, Spencer Hahne
Photography:
Dave Angell, John Caughlan, Jim Gindorff, Travis Melin, Kurt Moses, Benjamin Olson, Dexter Thue
Printmaking: 
Betsy Bowen, Richard James Nelson, Noah Prinsen, Jerry Riach
Wood:
James Anderson, Bill Brown, Peter Jansen (& Carolyn Fritz), Courtney & Aryn Kern, Andrew Kringen (& Dawnette Davis), Tom Larson, Douglas Nimmo, Cooper Ternes, David Towley


**This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Festival goers - let us know feedback about the festival by taking this SHORT survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CVR7VWZ
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PAST FESTIVALS

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2012 Award Winners:
- Best in Show Award: Dan & Frances Hedblom of Copper Elements : Booth# 43
- Best in Show (Honorable Mention): Kelly O'Brien of Silver Pines Design : Booth# 27
- Best Booth Award: Steven Weagle of Weagle Works : Booth# 24

2012 Participating Artists:

Shelley Alvin, Rebecca Wicklund & Maggie Anderson, Gail Anderson, Julie Arthur, Nicole Aufderhar, David Barthel, Linda Bauer & Joan Beard, Jasper Bond, Josh Boock, Jeanne L. Bourquin, Kim Bovee, Besty Bowen, Bill Brown, Cindy Burger, John L Peyton, Bob Carls, Melissa Carroll, John Caughlan, Tom Christiansen, Steve Claypatch, Julie Crabtree, David De Mattia, RJ Dege, Bridget Donahue, Barbara A Dreyer, Judith Eastburn, Nancy Seaton & Joan Farnam, Deb Frantz, Eric Franzen, Val Bolen & Shelley Getten, Jim Gindorff, Sandra Haff, Laura Stone & Brad Nelson, Todd Hawkinson, Dan & Frances Hedblom, Anthony Huonder, Bob & Cheryl Husby, Gail Jacobson, Courtney & Aryn Kern, Denise Koch, Dawnette Davis & Andrew Kringen, Mark & Elizabeth Levitski, Mary MacDonald, Annette Mattingly, Travis Melin, Maure Ann Metzger, Mark Moe, Sharon Moen, Richard James Nelson, Kelly O'Brien, Benjamin Olson, Kevin O'Neil, Anita Otteson, Noah Prinsen & Annie Pollock, Rachael Schultz & Alicia Randazzo, Jerry Riach, Sue Rowe, Pam Smith,  Daniel Soderstrom, Millie Spry, Jenn Steinbrink, Bill & Linda Sumner, Cindy Mae Swee, Cooper Ternes, Heather Tideman, David & Kathy Towley, James Vannet, Sally Waters, Steven Weagel, Candyce Westfield, Dave Yunger, Gail Rosenquist & Paul Zolhdahn

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**This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. 
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Awards: The Grand Marais Art Colony recognizes two awards during the Arts Festival. Best Booth & Best in Show. Award winners receive recognition at the show, a commemorative ribbon for their booth and waived jury fee for the next years festival.

UNIQUE FEATURES:

Artist Hospitality Room: With coffee and donuts, ligh lunch & restroom facilities

Security, Staff, Volunteers: Overnight security to protect your work. Staff & numerous volunteers to answer your questions and offer booth sitting.

Emerging Artists Classes: Two classes will be offered at the Grand Marais Art Colony for emerging artists that will aid in festival participation. Digital Portfolio Pictures and Booth Set-up 101.

Shared Booth Space (optional): Up to two artists can share a booth space. In one applicaiton, BOTH artists MUST submit 3-5 examples of artwork and BOTH artists must be accepted.

Festival Directory: a complete directory of exhibitors with website and contact information to be handed out to Festival Attendees and local businesses.

Year-round Exposure: Artwork donations on display at the Art Colony during the year until sold.

Visitor Engagement: Artist demonstrations & Friday night soiree establish a connection with attendees.

Radio Broadcast: Interviews & live broadcast during festival with local radio station 90.7 WTIP.

Arts Festival Postcard: A postcard created by the Grand Marais Art Colony for exhibiting artists to hand out to their patrons.

Community Support: Local businesses assist in promotion of the Arts Festival by including information in their e-newsletters and promo material, expanding our reach to well over 100,000 people.

Festival APPLICATION 2014
Information, Requirements & How to Apply
ARTIST: Frequently Asked Questions
ARTISTS: 2014 - ST19 Form
VOLUNTEER: Needs for Arts Festival

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