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 7 - 20

Juried Artists-in-Residence | March 7 – 20
Applications for 2016 are now closed. Please email the Program Director here to be placed on the mailing list for 2017 

2016 Artists-in-Residence 

Walter Early
Beth Dorsey 


Join us for the Following
Free, Public Events!

/// Open Studios
Saturday, March 12 | 1 - 3pm

/// Community Engagement Projects
Saturday, March 19

Printmaking Workshop: Simple, Spontaneous and Fun Beth Dorsey
9 am – noon | Free 
Beth will introduce participants to the pochoir printmaking technique, a simple, stencil process that allows for spontaneity, is low-tech, and comparatively accessible. Participants will make several prints and Beth will also share some of her own work and process.
Artist Exhibition and Talk Walter Early
1pm | Free
To construct his sculptures, Walter gathers formal and material inspiration and creative research elements that are based in both the urban and natural landscapes. In response to the North Shore environment, he will focus his residency on making both autonomous objects and site-specific pieces weaving together two and three-dimensional work. To wrap up his time at the Art Colony Walter will host an exhibition of his finished sculptures and give an artist talk detailing his influences, past work, processes, and themes.


This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature's general and arts and cultural heritage funds."

Grand Marais Art Colony
Artist Residency Series

The Art Colony offers a variety of residency experiences to artists, providing work space to support the process, development, creation, and production of new works, while also fostering a deep connection with the surrounding landscape. Experimentation and creative risk-taking are encouraged! 

Nestle into this quaint harbor arts community located between the world’s largest fresh water lake and a pristine wilderness area for a creative retreat. The Artist-in-Residence program is designed to provide artists with uninterrupted work time in a quiet, natural setting and to support the development, creation, and production of new, original works. In 2016 two residencies will be awarded. One will take place in our eco-friendly printmaking studio and one in our historic, multi-purpose studio space, founders hall. Artists can apply independently and we also invite two or more artists to apply jointly.

Grand Marais, Minnesota, is a vibrant arts destination that is home to many artists. The Grand Marais Art Colony exists to nurture creativity on the North Shore.

To find out more information about the Artist-in-Residence program, contact Ruth Pszwaro at or by calling 218-387-2737

Independent Residencies
Independent residencies are available at various times of the year for artists who are members of the Art Colony. Come and retreat to our professional studios for uninterrupted space and time to focus, rejuvenate, and be inspired.
Call for details.

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.




Selected Artists-in-Residence Application

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