October 2012 Archives

Key North Boutique is coordinating a poster show as a fundraiser for Project 515 and they are looking for 12 artists to create and sell posters! By browsing their website, you will see that Project 515 is an organization that advocates "to ensure that same sex couples and their families have equal rights and considerations under Minnesota law." Needless to say, they are a pretty wonderful organization.

Posters will be hanging for several weeks before election time and the show will strike on November 11th. They are planning an opening on Friday, October 19th with the subsequent reception occurring on Thursday, October 25th. During those receptions we have Christopher Straub, who competed on Project Runway, contributing as spokesperson and artist. We also have Howard Lieberman, an actor and storyteller, who will do an entertaining presentation. There will be food and wine at both events.

THE POSTERS: Time to be creative because your only guideline is that the subject matter is broadly political. 16x20 is preferred. All proceeds will go to benefit Project515. If you don't have access to printing but want to participate, please email me the file. Posters will need to be completed by October 17th, aka SOON! So, if a project like this interests you or anyone else you know, and you can create a poster within the time allotted, please reach out to Key North Boutique and they can move the project forward!

WARM Mentor-Protegee Exhibition, this Saturday, Oct. 13, 6-9 pm, in the Grain Belt Bottling House in NE Minneapolis!

The exhibition, "Gifted and Guided: 2011-2012 WARM Mentor Program Exhibition," opened Oct. 6th and runs through Nov. 10th at the Grain Belt Bottling House in NE Minneapolis. The exhibition, the culmination of the two-year Mentor-Protegee cycle, honors our Protegees' achievements. This year's exhibition also honors the program's founding by WARM member, Judith Roode, who originated the program 30-years ago. The reception features live music by blues-jazz keyboardist, Tom Pletscher. It should be a terrific evening with lots of good music, finger-food and beverages, and engaging art work in widely-diverse mediums.

Artist Talks will take place on Oct. 20, Nov. 1 and Judith Roode will give an artist talk on Nov. 3 (3:30 pm). Introduction of the 2013-2014 Mentors takes place on Oct. 24, 7-9 pm and Saturday, Oct. 27th.

For more information and exact times and locations of Artist Talks and Mentor Introductory Events, see the WARM website: thewarm.org

DAAD New York is delighted to announce that we are offering University Summer Course Grants available to US and Canadian students for the summer of 2013. These scholarships are available for a broad range of three- to four- week summer courses taught in German at various German universities, which focus mainly on literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany. Extensive advanced language learning as well as extracurricular programs complement and reinforce the core material. For a full list of courses please visit our university summer course search engine. We hope that you will encourage your students to apply. For eligibility requirements, terms of awards and application guidelines please visit their website.
If you or your students have further questions regarding this scholarship please do not hesitate to contact Uta Gaedeke at the DAAD New York Office at
phone: 212-758 3223 ext: 209.

Call for Artists: Union Depot

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Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority is looking for artists to join their public art program at Union Depot in St. Paul. There are descriptions of the projects, and links to the RFPs (below), as well as a web version of the imformation .

They have just posted two Supplemental Calls to Artists for two projects:

Waiting Room Historical/Multicultural Murals
The first RFP requests applications from artists or artist teams to create a series of six painted murals in the grand 300-foot waiting room. The history of Union Depot is rich with historical and cultural stories. A goal of this artwork commission is to celebrate that multicultural history and provide the public with a greater appreciation of the human aspect of Union Depot. This series of murals has a total budget of $150,000. Download the Multicultural History-FINAL-Call_to_Artists_for_Union_Depot-webversion.pdf.

"Human Scale: Furniture, Small Objects and Other Surprising Amenities"
The second RFP requests artist applications and design concepts for smaller-scale artworks for Union Depot. These artworks are opportunities for functional elements of the transportation hub to be made unique, or even transformed into whimsical expressions of creativity. Up to 10 finalists will be invited to develop and submit a more refined design proposal for their small-scale artwork, and the Union Depot Art Selection and Design Review Panel will recommend selection of the best proposals that fit within a $50,000 budget. It is intended that these small-scale commissions are accessible to smaller artist studios and emerging public artists, or those who do not already have a repertoire of large-scale public artworks. Download the Multicultural History-FINAL-Call_to_Artists_for_Union_Depot-webversion.pdf.

Attached is a news release regarding the additional public art opportunities. Informational copies of the solicitation documents are available by clicking the links above, or at their website. Official copies are available through Onvia Demandstar or by calling 651-266-8900.

Additional information about Union Depot is at http://regionalrail.org or http://facebook.com/uniondepot.

eStudio Blog Up and Running

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The eStudio staff have developed a blog complete with information on projects, equipment and hours!


Mapping Spectral Spaces

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Thursday, October 18
4 pm Thursdays at Four series presentation by Talya Chalef, Theatre Maker/Director and Kelly Ryall
InFlux space, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

5 pm Informal poetry reading follows by Harriet Tarlo, Sheffield Hallam University, England
InFlux space, Regis Center for Art, 405 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis

6-8 pm Opening of shadows traces undercurrents, international group exhibition mapping unseen and unacknowledged pasts that continue to structure present-day social relations. Reception at Nash Gallery, with Dubbelboss band. Regis Center for Art
Show runs October 16-November 17, 2012

Companion Exhibition, Here I Am / Not group exhibition of artworks that explore personal and esthetic experiences of geographic places Reception: October 20 6-8 pm. Show runs October 18-November 24, 2012. Form+Content Gallery, 210 N 2nd Street, Minneapolis

Friday, October 19

11 am Performance and Q & A by Gülgün Kayim, Affiliate faculty, Theater Arts and Dance, University of Minnesota and Glenda Eoyang, founding executive director, Human Systems Dynamics Institute, Minnesota
Armory Gym, 15 Church Street Southeast

1 pm Welcome, Introduction of Keynote Speakers and sessions by Rebecca Krinke, Landscape Architecture, University of Minnesota
100 Rapson Hall Auditorium, 89 Church Street Southeast

1:15 pm Hidden in Plain Sight, keynote presentation by Iain Biggs, University of the West of England, Bristol, and Mary Modeen, University of Dundee, Scotland
Aspects of spectral traces as they concern place-based research from multi-disciplinary perspectives are traced through social, geographical, artistic and performative modes, looking at history, cultural memory, philosophy, aesthetics and phenomenological observations. The appeal to ways of knowing is layered with attention to specificity, the lived experience and affirmation of the work of many individuals.

2:15 pm Spectral Ecologies, session moderator Christine Baeumler, University of Minnesota
Victoria Walters, University of the West of England, Bristol; Gini Lee, University of Melbourne, Australia; Judith Tucker, University of Leeds, England; Harriet Tarlo, Sheffield Hallam University, England

3:30 pm Seeing the Unseen: Body, Place, Pattern, session moderator Joyce Lyon, University of Minnesota
Gerry Kearns, National University of Ireland, Maynooth; Stuart McLean, University of Minnesota; Megan Johnston, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, North Dakota; Gülgün Kayim, University of Minnesota; Glenda Eoyang, Human Systems Dynamics Institute

5 pm PLaCE publications books launch
Joseph Beuys and the Celtic Wor(l)d: A Language of Healing, Victoria Walters; Quantock Dreaming/Weatherproof, Antony Lyons and Iain Biggs; Between: Ineffable Intervals, PLaCE Research Center Associates. Refreshments provided by PLaCE associates
Rapson Hall, lower level gallery space

6-8 pm Sense of Place in Artist Books, an exploration of individual art practices through a small, international, wide-ranging selection of artist books. Reception provided by University Libraries and Department of Landscape Architecture
Rapson Hall library, second floor; Show runs October 12-December 12, 2012

Professor Wayne Potratz received an Outstanding Service Recognition Award from the Board at Mid-America College Art Association.

In its press release the Board states "Prof. Potratz has served the organization over several decades with enthusiasm, diligence and wisdom...MACAA is deeply indebted to Prof. Wayne Potratz for his years of service."

Congratulations Wayne!


After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Keith Brintzenhofe ('78 printmaking) joined Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) where he rose to the rank of master printer. During seventeen years at ULAE, Brintzenhofe, worked alongside internationally recognized artists, including Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, to produce original lithographs, etchings and screenprints.

Brintzenhofe left ULAE in the early 90's to found Design Intelligence, the creators of i-publish, "publishing for the rest of us". His company was acquired by Microsoft Corporation where Brintzenhofe is now a Group Manager specializing in enterprise identity and access management.

The lecture is free and open to the public.



Katayoun Amjadi, Rajini Bhow, Joni Christenson, Noah Czarnecki-Freeman, Alexandra Egan, Alfonso Fernandez Vasquez, Dylan Hansen, Bryn Gleason, Qian Liu, Chase Mathey, Ian Petrie, Nathan Petterson, Christopher Selleck, Laura Bigger, Miranda Brandon, Kate Casanova, Beth Dow, Sarah Margaret Finlayson, Jessica Hirsch, Antony William Lakey, Rachel Longstreet, Jamie Kinroy, Lorena Molina Araujo, Stephanie Motta, Benjamin Moren

Art Scholarship Exhibition:
Appreciation 2012
October 1 - 13

Opening Reception:
Friday, October 5
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Regis Center for Art - Quarter Gallery
University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
(612) 624-7530

Check out the Pecks School of the Arts, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee if you are looking for a graduate program. Below is the link to the PDF that contains information on this opportunity. From there, learn about the facilities, faculty and special programing, and fellowships available, along with the possible MA and MFA programs.

Graduate School Program Brochure.pdf

The College Art Association (CAA), in partnership with Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), will present a National Professional-Development Workshop for Artists on Saturday, November 10, 2012. The one-day event, called "Art and Entrepreneurship in the Creative Community," will explore the necessity of entrepreneurship coexisting with creativity for those artists who strive to have their work seen and heard by a larger public.

"Art and Entrepreneurship in the Creative Community" will take place on Saturday, November 10, from 8 am-5 pm, with a lunch break from noon to 1 pm. An open-studio reception for all participants for networking and sharing is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The sessions will take place at the Canzani Center on the CCAD campus in Columbus, Ohio. Registration is free for all CCAD students and faculty; $35 for all other participants. Registration for the workshop is first-come, first-served. Because space is limited, CAA encourages you to register in advance.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Schear at 973-482-1000 or
susan.schear@artisin.com and include your name, mailing address, email, and
telephone number in your voice-mail or email. For more information on the
workshop, please visit http://www.collegeart.org/workshops/columbus.

Also, if you cannot attend the Columbus event, CAA is hosting one more workshop this
year in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Saturday, December 1, at the Santa Fe Art Institute
(in partnership with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum).

Please visit www.collegeart.org/workshops/national to learn more about these
events. CAA's National Professional Development Workshops for Artists, which
focus on supporting visual artists in under-served areas, are sustained by a
generous grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

Greetings from the Department of Art 3D Lab! We would like to invite any teachers and students, who are interested, to come visit our lab to learn more about the laser cutter/engraver and the CNC router.

The laser cutter can be used in a wide variety of applications for almost every discipline of the fine arts and we encourage anyone to take a look at our blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/artdept/lasercutter/) to get a feel for some of its applications. The CNC router is an equally powerful tool, information related to this machine can be found on the CNC router blog (http://blog.lib.umn.edu/art-cnc/myblog/).

Teachers, inform your students about our lab or even better schedule an appointment for a quick informational class demonstration. Due to the fact that at first blush these technologies appear to be intimidating, we find that once students get to see how they operate first hand, they gain a much better comprehension as to how these tools can be added to their creative repertoire.

Additionally, since not all classes directly incorporate use of the 3D Lab in their curriculum, we have found that some students are unaware of these great tools available to them. We are contacting teachers and students at this time in the semester so that these tools can be incorporated into projects throughout the rest of the semester.

The 3D Lab is located in room E153. Regular hours are posted on the Tool Crib door but special off hours demonstrations can be arranged for any interested teachers.