Take a lunch break with us and enjoy some hearty soup and arty conversation! The Art Colony will host Soup-er Thursdays the third Thursday of the month from November – February; Noon - 1pm.
November 20 | December 18 | January 15 | February 19
January 9 - February 1, 2015
Liminal Space / Lynn Speaker
Opening Reception January 9, 2015 4-6 pm
This exhibit features new work by Lynn Speaker, which are records of investigations that embrace uncertainty & transition. Speaker’s work is informed by the North Shore landscape & what she finds around her— stones, bones, plants, trees, animals. In searching & discovery these found objects are ultimately remnants of place, time, memory, & experience.
February 12 - 15, 2015
Celebrate the Art and Craft of fibers in the heart of winter. This cozy retreat features a variety of classes, Lunch and Learn lectures, a show and share and more, all while celebrating with other fiber enthusiasts.
Co-hosted with the North House Folk School
and the Northwoods Fiber Guild. Classes and programs will be offered at both the Art Colony & North House (NH).
Fiber Revolution: Art Quilt Exhibit
February 9 - March 8
Opening Reception | Friday, February 13, 5 - 7pm
Participating artists: Deb Schwartzman, Kevan Rupp Lunney, Elena Stokes, Cindy Friedman, Benedicte Caneill, Eileen Lauterborn, Wen Redmond
March 16 - March 29, 2015
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.
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.
2015 Artist-in-Residence Applications
DUE Friday, December 12
If interested, complete and return application found at bottom of page.
April 21 - 25, 2015
Join us for four days exploring the rich art venues in the Twin Cities.
The Grand Marais Art Colony Art Excursion package includes the following itinerary:
- Meet and Greet wine party at the home of Hazel Belvo and Marcia Casey Cushmore.
- Entrance to the Walker Art Center 75th Anniversary exhibit along with a docent tour, private lecture, and activity.
- Exclusive guided home tour of Minnesota art collector, Tom Arneson.
- Private guided NE Studios Tour with artist, Lynn Speaker.
- Tour of the Minneapolis Photo Center and the Vivian Mier exhibit along with a private documentary screening.
- Guided tour of the Museum of Russian Art.
- Art-making activity at the Minnesota Center for Books Arts (MCBA).
- Guided tour of Modern Spirit exhibit at the MN History Center with artist, Hazel Belvo and Dr. Kristin
Makholm, Executive Director of Minnesota Museum of American Art.
- One dinner and two lunches provided. Inter-metro transportation to and from all event locations and hotel.
- Optional hotel accommodations at The Depot Renaissance downtown Minneapolis for the nights of Tuesday, April 21 – Friday, April 24.
Please see registration document for more details or call the Art Colony with questions!
July 11-12, 2015
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.
Applications for the 2015 Grand Marais Arts Festival will be available mid-January 2015. Questions or to be placed on the list to receive info about the 2015 festival, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 11-12, 2015
Clothesline Art Sale Fundraiser – July 11 - 12, 2015
(occurring simultaneously with the Grand Marais Arts Festival)
A 5x7 sale of artwork donated by talented artists in support of the Grand Marais Art Colony.
Contact email@example.com to submit a piece to be sold. All are welcome to submit work.
September 11 - October 4, 2015
Artists leave the studio and venture into the great outdoors to celebrate the unique beauty of the North Shore landscape. Witness blank canvases become exquisite moments in local history. Competition area is anywhere in Cook County, MN-from the Canadian Border to the Caribou River in Schroeder.
ADD A DISTINCT NORTH SHORE MOMENT TO YOUR HOME COLLECTION
Plein Air Grand Marais 2015
Plein Air Grand Marais is growing due to the support and involvement of our community and artists. We are honored to host so many talented artists in this premiere outdoor painting location. Plein Air Grand Marais will have three different categories for artistic engagement: Invitational, Jury & Open Class. Invitational & Jury Class will be included in the exhibition and be eligable for all juror awards. The Open Class can participate in all competition activities, plus a special event in which one artist will be selected as a 2016 invitational artist.
Jury Open*: January 14
Open Class Registration: January 14 - August 31
Invitations confirmed: January 31
Jury Applications Due: April 6
Jury Notification: April 24
Competition: September 11 - 18
Opening Reception: September 18, 5 - 7pm
Exhibit Open: September 18 - October 4
*Note: Jury applications will be taken online via onlinejuriedshows.com
2014 Purchase Award Sponsors
The Robb Horstman Family
Jon Weber, Jean Laing-Weber, & Suzanne Weber Family
Cascade Vacation Rentals
WTIP North Shore Community Radio
Don Quest & Lois Clay Quest Family
Anderson's North Shore Resort
Mangy Moose Motel
Dockside Fish Market
Lake Superior Trading Post
Betsy Bowen Studios
Sheila Smith & Perry McGowan
John & Catherine Schoenherr Family
2014 Event Sponsors
Grand Marais State Bank
North Shore Federal Credit Union
North Shore Oil & Propane
East Bay Suites
White Pine North
City of Grand Marais
October 4, 2014
A Grand Marais Art Colony Fundraiser:
Tour d'Art: The Legacy
Saturday, October 4 | NOON | $125
The Legacy Exhibit is open to the public: October 5-26
An exclusive home tour, reception, and exhibit. Support the future, take home the legacy.
This is a rare opportunity to view the homes, studios and art collections of some of the North Shore’s most prestigious artists, all of whom played a role in developing the first art colony in the state of Minnesota.
On display will be never seen before pieces of artwork, each with its own fascinating story such as the stormy watercolor by Howard Sivertson, the first art purchase of his work by his daughter Liz Sivertson, Paul Granlund sculptures that were gifts or trades with the home owners, a piece of Egyptian hieroglyph, a house with a turret, the only fresco on the North Shore, and many more treasures.
The tour culminates in a private reception at the Art Colony. Participants will have the first opportunity to buy work from The Legacy Exhibit featuring Birney Quick, Byron Bradley, Hazel Belvo, Marcia Cushmore, Sharon & Steve Frykman, Liz Sivertson & select students with whom these legacy artists have influenced.
Limited tickets available, reserve your spot today!
firstname.lastname@example.org | (218) 387-2737
The Muffin Man is coming to the Art Colony! Celebrate Storm Weekend and come listen to the Muffin Man read "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" followed by Kids Go Big!
a time for young artists to stretch their creativity and paint in large brush strokes. All supplies will be provided.
This event runs from 11 - 12:30 and is FREE. Pre-registration requested but drop-ins welcome!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
THANK YOU to everyone who made Empty Bowls 2014 a huge success!!
All the extra bowls are for sale at the Art Colony's Gallery Store. All proceeds still go towards Empty Bowls.
A Silent Auction accompanies the Empty Bowls Dinner. All funds raised through the Silent Auction support the expenses to organize Empty Bowls so all dinner proceeds can go directly to alleviate hunger needs.
Empty Bowls 2014
Thursday, November 13 | St. John's Catholic Church
11am - 1pm and 5 - 7pm
Soup & handcrafted bowl: $15
There will be a variety of bowls from local artists at $20 and higher that can be purchase as well.
October 30 - November 23, 2014
Thursday, Oct 30
Annual Member Meeting - 4pm
Opening Reception - 5-7pm
Exhibit runs through Sunday, November 23
The Grand Marais Art Colony annual Member Show & Sale provides an opportunity for artists to share their inspiration with each other and the public. You won't want to miss this quality exhibit with dynamic pieces in a variety of price ranges.
Attention Artists - Artwork is due by Wednesday, Oct. 22
Call the office for details: 218-387-2737 or scroll to the bottom of the Member Show page and look for the links in WHITE
. Download the Member Show Rules
pdf and the Artwork Registration Form
to submit work.
In Hibernation until further notice
The Winter Arts Festival is in hibernation for 2015. Please continue to check back for future details about the event.
INVITING ALL ART EDUCATORS
JUNE 26 - 27, 2014
Art teachers are so busy putting together art lessons, gathering materials, teaching and then cleaning, cleaning, cleaning, that their own creativity and art time often gets pushed aside. This special time and space is designed just for you to rejuvenate, recycle, reuse, renew, and especially revive your creative spirit. If you have a favorite media or project that you have been craving time to jump into, bring it along. If you want to do some other projects just for fun, try your hand at one, two, three or as many as you want! Art materials and a variety of mini lessons will be taught, from printmaking to using recycled materials for all kinds of art. You pick what you want to do and invent and/or combine your own projects. This is your time to play, experiment, and enjoy!
To register for this event please visit the Art Educators of Minnesota website here
July 5-31, 2014
Painter and local artist, Tim Pearson, will be the July feature artist in the Spotlight Gallery.
Meet the Artist | July 5, 1-3pm
Exhibit open | July 5-31
Check out Tim's website to see examples of his work.