A hearty crew braved the cold and joined us for a fantastic panel discussion on December 13: Crafting and Artist's Life with Lee Ross, Betsy Bowen, and Tom Christiansen.
January Newsletter
Update: What's happening in our New Buildings?
We want to keep you abreast of our short-term goals, progress and activity.

In Studio 21: Independent Artists-in-Residence are renting space and working! We've converted two former offices to dorm rooms and can host both residents and instructors in a space that also has a mini-kitchen and shared shower/bath.
Interested in an independent residency? Call us today! 

Projects are underway to prepare walls and spaces for establishing a classroom space and hanging artwork. The goal is to launch a new set of classes and residencies and to move our gallery store to the space by summer 2020.

There is still an open call for artist work space in the "Pill Box" which is the former pharmacy pill-counting area: 500 square feet plus a water source for $375/month. Call if interested! 

Building 17, formerly the Dog Haus, will receive an internal demolition this winter as part of a commercial revitalization grant. Subsequently it will be rented out to a commercial business for at least 2 years. This is a requirement of the grant funding. 

As you can see, even as the building is not open to the public, things are moving and shaking. Should you be interest in supporting these efforts, we look forward to talking with you! 
Upcoming Events
Opening Reception: Along Shifting Surfaces with
David Andree
Join us on January 14 at 5 pm for the opening reception of David Andree's month-long exhibition Along Shifting Surfaces: Snow Drifts and Shorelines Spaces . Free and open to all.
100DayProject Information
Due to extreme cold, the 100DayProject Information Session on December 18 was cancelled. But the project doesn't begin until January 22, so there is still plenty of time to prepare! We will be making available all information about the project during Community Conversations: Hanging and Displaying Your Work on January 15 , so if you would like to participate in the 100DayProject, please consider joining that free event on January 15 at Noon.
For the Love of It!
March 6 – 8
We've launched registration for a brand new conference at the Art Colony. For the Love of It! is a professional development conference all about creating sustainable lives as artists, featuring six presenters, a variety of equipping classes, and ample opportunities to get one-to-one advice on a number of subjects. Conference sessions cover topics like career planning, pricing your artistic work, and how to think about your work with a healthy mindset.
Tickets are available from now until March 1, but register for yours today!
Looking Ahead:
Professional Practice Sessions
Calls for Artists
Minnesota Center for Book Arts : Awarding $25,000 to two artists through their new McKnight Fellowship for Book Artists |  Applications Due March 1 

Franconia Sculpture Park: Now accepting applications for several artist residency opportunities | Applications Due January 15 | Learn More Here

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council: Offering several grants for a variety of artists. Grants ranging from $750 to $5,000 | Deadlines vary | Learn More Here

Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride : Now accepting applications for artist residency opportunities in Fergus Falls |  Applications Due March 1  | Learn More Here

Arts@MSP : Seeking artists to join a prequalified artist roster for future projects at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport | Read the Request for Qualifications
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