January 29, 2009

a new era

milk and cats

Many former art guilders, and some never were guilders are now posting art and other things to the new milk and cats art site. Check it out. There are some cool things and plans for future collaborations.

Join! Comment!

October 24, 2008

Advice for artists

Art Guild alum Maria Johnson offers advice for aspiring artists at the Duluth Art Institute's Emerging Artists exhibition.

October 19, 2008

Video recap of last spring's silent art auction

Hope this gets you excited for the next one in spring 2009!

May 7, 2008

Emerging Photographers Exhibition

March 6 – June 24, 2008
Corridor Gallery
Opening Reception: Friday, May 9 5–7pm

Works by James Cook*, Kristi LeMair, Chelsey Jamesen, Jennie Lennick*, Christina Labey, Topher McCulloch*

Our work with the photo department at the University of Minnesota Duluth has had great advantages for both institutions. As an outgrowth of last year’s exhibition process we have established an annual event where the DAI is able to have a hand in the formation of the next generation of emerging artists to work in our community.

The work of these student photographers transcends the usual perception of “student work" and their ability to participate competently in this type of exhibition reflects highly on the strength of the photography program in the Department of Art and Design at UMD.

*Art Guild Members

April 25, 2008

Prelude to Lola Lament

April 13, 2008

Lola Lament

April 12, 2008

Auction Rescheduled!

IMG_4071, originally uploaded by Vhirlai.

Damnable April Blizzards! Due to the campus closing, the Art Guild Silent Auction has been rescheduled to next Friday, April 18th from 6–8pm.

Please note, bidding ends at 8pm but purchases of works will occur at that time.

March 27, 2008

Silent Art Auction!

What: Annual UMD Art Guild Silent Art Auction

Where: Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota Duluth

When: April 11th, 2008, 6–8pm

For photographs and more information contact the Art Guild at umd.artguild@gmail.com

The Art Guild Silent Auction, an annual student tradition, not only showcases new and personal artwork by UMD student artists but is also a unique opportunity for the public to collect original (and affordable) work from young and emerging artists. All minimum bids will be between $5 and $100. Refreshments will be served during the course of the auction.

The UMD Art Guild is the only cross-collegiate and cross-disciplinary arts organization on campus. Art Guild provides an outlet for students to go to galleries, create art, show art, critique the work of peers, and educate themselves about the contemporary art world and what students are doing today. Art Guild makes annual trips to Minneapolis and Chicago for gallery hops and educational and cultural enrichment. Art Guild meets every Tuesday from 4–6pm in the Tweed Museum coffee bar.

The Tweed Museum of Art is one of six units in the School of Fine Arts, UMD. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Free and open to the public, the Tweed Museum of Art is located in Ordean Court on the campus of the University of Minnesota Duluth. Museum hours are: Tuesday 9a.m.–8 p.m., Wednesday–Friday 9 a.m. –4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 1–5 p.m.

February 29, 2008

Opportunity to sell art... even though we have our silent auction coming up...

sender: Dan Neff
email: neffx031@d.umn.edu
Inquires: Hi,

I'm contacting your department in regards to the third annual Respect
Your Mother Earth Day Festival hosted by UMD's Earth Club. We're
looking for artists to display and sell their work. Please pass this
along to the art guild and anyone who may be interested. Here is our
website with more info. http://www.d.umn.edu/~earthday/index.html

Thanks for your time,

Dan Neff


February 11, 2008

Three Ways to Fly: New Work by Carla Stetson

This Thursday, February 14th, from 5-7pm Carla Stetson will have an opening at the Duluth Art Institute. The exhibition runs February 7 – April 29, 2008.

"Duluth artist Carla Stetson will be installing her piece, The Red Line, in the Great Hall of the Depot along with other mixed media work in the Steffl Gallery. The Red Line is composed of over 200 red dresses arranged around a central quilt and assembled in relation to the architectural space. Viewers will be able to see the installation from below — gazing up as they enter the Hall — and from above, as they look out from the balcony of the Steffl Gallery. From all perspectives, this mass of lively red color suspended high in the air will allow viewers to experience the physicality of the large space in a completely new way. The space is experienced in relation to the scale of a human body as represented by the individual dresses. The mass of fabric hangings will also affect the acoustics of the Great Hall creating a sound component of the exhibition for those visitors familiar with the building.

In addition, Stetson will show related smaller mixed media works in the Steffl Gallery, including a 25’ wide by 8’ tall hanging made of black and white fabric that references sewing as constructive activity, a task Stetson learned from her mother and grandmother." (from the Duluth Art Institute website)

January 27, 2008

Ten Artists, One Weekend

Jen Dietrich
Eric Dubnicka
Adu Gindy
Russ Gran
Terry Millikan
Chris Monroe
Cecilia Ramon
Wendy Rouse
Bill Shipley
Carla Stetson

Washington Gallery
Februry 1–3rd, 2008

The opening reception will be Friday, February 1st 6–9pm. Many of the artists are UMD faculty members or associated with the Tweed Museum of Art.

Should be a pretty sweet show.

January 14, 2008

New Art Blog for Duluth

Ann Klefstad, the Duluth News Tribune Arts & Entertainment reporter, has created a new blog entitled 'Makers' to encourage discussion in our arts community. Check out the Wave article for more information.

The blog can be found at http://www.areavoices.com/makers/

Art Institute Member Show Call for Entries

Current members of the Duluth Art Institute are able to submit work created since January 1, 2007 in the Annual Membership Exhibition in the Great Hall of the Depot. Work will be accepted from 10 am – 5 pm January 15-18, 2008, at the Art Institute offices on the 4th floor of the Depot. Two-dimensional work must be limited to 30? or less per side, including matt and/or frame; three – dimensional work must be 42? or less in diameter including stand or base. Wall-mounted works must not exceed 25 pounds.

For complete details, visit the Art Institute website.

The exhibition opening will be January 23, 2008, 6:30-8 pm.

December 23, 2007

tips for artists who want to sell

Via ffffound

December 18, 2007

more thoughts?

If anyone has more thoughts on yesterday's dialog or censorship and response to art in general, Joellyn Rock has set up a blog for just those thoughts.