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

Juried Artist-in-Residence

March 6 - 19, 2017

Juried Artists-in-Residence
March 6 - 19, 2017

We are please to announce our 2017 Juried Artists-in-Residence!

John Schuerman | Founders Hall
John is a self-taught artist, independent curator, and Gallery Director for Instinct Art Gallery. His artistic focus is environmental painting and drawing with expertise in creation, curatorial, and production of socially-themed exhibitions.

View John's work here:

Luke Johnson | Printmaking Studio 
Luke is a Minnesota artist working primarily in print media and installation. His artistic focus centers on the notion of the archive and the ways in which society creates, engages with, and interprets materials, including locally-sourced historical print media, interior decor, and other detritus. 

View Luke's work here:

Please join us for the following two community events:
Free and open to all

Demonstration: Xerox-Intaglio Transfer 
Luke Johnson

March 18 | 9 am – 12 pm

Artist Talk: Good Book Bad Idea – Environmental Activist Art
John Schuerman

Saturday, March 18 | 1 pm 

2018 Artists-in-Residence | March 5 – 18, 2018
Applications Open: April 7, 2017
Application Deadline: May 19, 2017
Notifications: June 12, 2017


Grand Marais Art Colony
Artist Residency Series

March 6 - 19, 2017
The Art Colony provides artists with independent work space in professional studios amidst the backdrop of a stunning landscape. An environment of creative freedom supports the process and development of new works, allowing for a combination of aesthetic inquiry, creative risk-taking, experimentation, and artistic development.
Two concurrent juried residencies are available in 2017, one in the Founders Hall multi-use Studio and one in the Eco-friendly Printmaking Studio. Juried residents are provided with two weeks of independent studio access, lodging, and a weekly stipend. Residents may choose to provide a community engagement component (optional) for an additional stipend.  

Grand Marais and the Art Colony 
Grand Marais has long supported the arts and is home to many artists. March is a quiet time in our community, lending itself well to a focused residency. At the same time, there are many outdoor activities within easy access including skiing, snow shoeing, and hiking.
The longest-lived art colony in Minnesota, the Grand Marais Art Colony began in 1947 as a summer refuge for artists seeking study and creative inspiration within the dynamic North Shore landscape.
Since that time, the Art Colony has served as a creative retreat and catalyst, helping people to foster a unique relationship between outdoor inspiration and artistic pursuit.  
To find out more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, contact Ruth Pszwaro at or by calling 218-387-2737

2016 Artists-in-Residence with Walter Early & Beth Dorsey
View photos of the 2016 Artist-in-Residence here

2015 Artists-in-Residence with Mary Bergs & Marty Harris
View photos of the 2015 Residency here

2014 Artist-in-Residence with Ginny Sims
Listen to a radio interview with Ginny on "The Roadhouse" on 90.7 WTIP, click here.
View photos of the 2014 Residence, click here

2013 Artist-in-Residence with Lee & Dan Ross

View photos of the 2013 Residence & Exhibit by click here.
Watch a video of the Artists at Work, click here.
Watch a video of the Opening Lecture, click here.

2012 Artist-in-Residence with Hazel Belvo
View photos of of the 2012 Residence, click here.
Watch an interview by arts variety show, The Playlist, click here.
Watch Hazel Belvo's 1st public lecture, click here.
Watch the 2nd public lecture, click here
Watch the 3rd public lecture, click here.
Listen to a radio interview with Hazel Belvo on "The Roadhouse" on 90.7 WTIP, click here.




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