November Newsletter
News from the Art Colony
Meet the New Leadership of the Art Colony

Lyla Brown, Executive Director
Ruth Pszwaro, Artistic Director
The Art Colony is pleased to announce it will be moving into a co-directorship model. Ruth Pszwaro, previous Program Director, has already taken on the new role of Artistic Director and has served as Interim Executive Director since July. 

Lyla Brown will join Pszwaro as co-director and take on the role of Executive Director on November 16. Brown comes to Cook County from Kent County, Maryland. Her experience has focused on a variety of issue areas, such as housing, civic engagement, land conservation, youth development and human services through leadership roles in nonprofits and international development over the past 20 years.

Together, the co-directors will manage operations, guide the board of directors, and lead strategic planning. 

" Collectively, we have many hopes and aspirations and we invite the community to celebrate with us as we move forward. " – Art Colony Board of Directors

Attention Current and Future Business Partners and Community Partners!
A core Art Colony belief is that art allows residents to connect with visitors and each other, which in turn builds a healthier, more resilient community. It takes generous partners like you to see this through. See our amazing 2018 partners who have supported the Art Colony, and have supported the vision of Grand Marais as a thriving artistic community.

The Art Colony welcomes local, regional, and national partnerships. Watch your mailboxes for the 2019 Business Partnership information packet outlining all of the great benefits we offer our partners as well. Partner commitments are due on November 30,2018. Or, if you are not yet but would like to become a partnering organization, contact Kathi Polley at 218-387-2737 to discuss!
Support Artists with your Holiday Shopping
Saturday, December 1
With the holidays in the near future, we hope you consider the gift of art for your friends and loved ones this season.

Beginning on December 1, the Art Colony will be adding a bunch of new works to our gallery store, and every last piece, regardless of it being jewelry, pottery, painting or print, is hand-made by local and regional artists and makes for an excellent one-of-a-kind gift!

Stop by the Art Colony any day of the week between 9 am and 4 pm to see what we have in our store and to get your holiday shopping done early.
Bonnie Cutts
Guillermo Cuellar
Bridget Clark
Instructor Spotlight:
Photographer Craig Blacklock
This February, we'll host Craig Blacklock for three special events. Craig has taught nature photography workshops since 1982, influencing thousands of aspiring nature photographers across the country, and his favorite subject to capture is the frozen landscapes of Lake Superior. Be sure to add these to your calendar now!

Events in November
Black Gold: Great Lakes Conservation Exhibition
November 7 30
Curated by Ryuta Nakajima and Darren Houser, of the UMN-Duluth’s Department of Art and Design, the artwork in this juried exhibition is from numerous artists who are helping to mark the success of the Clean Water Act, record history, and inspire the next aquatic conservation effort. More information here
Empty Bowls
Fundraiser & Dinner
Thursday, November 15
Each year, the Empty Bowls fundraiser event works to raise awareness of and funds for the Cook County Food Shelf and other community organizations addressing Cook County’s critical hunger needs year-round. This year’s event will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church at Broadway and 5th Street in Grand Marais. 

Enjoy a humble dinner with soup and bread provided by local restaurants and participate sale of beautiful handcrafted bowls made at the Grand Marais Art Colony.
NOV 14  | 12 pm |  Artist Talk: Remembering Space with with Linda Ricklefs Baudry
NOV 12 & 19  | 5 – 7 pm |  Professional Practice: Writing an Artist Statement with Lin Salisbury
NOV 13 – DEC 4  | Tuesdays, 5 - 7 pm | Beginning Drawing with Joel Lewis
NOV 26 & DEC 3  | 6 - 8 pm |  Professional Practice: Goal Setting with Lynn Speaker
NOV 29 – DEC 20  | Thursdays, 5 - 8 pm | Sculpture: Craft and Concept with Greg Mueller
DEC 3 – 17  | Mondays, 1 – 4 pm |  Beginning Watercolor with Margie Helstrom

Youth Classes

NOV 17 | 10 – 11:30 am |  Family Glass Selfies | Ages 6+ with a guardian
NOV 17 | 1 – 2:30 pm |  Family Glass Selfies | Ages 6+ with a guardian
NOV 17  | 1 – 4 pm |  Family Book Arts: Folded Book Forms and Origami | Ages 6+ with a guardian
Call for Artists
Mn Artists Presents [Your Name Here] 2019: Call for Proposals | Due: November 20 Learn more here
Seeking proposals from Minnesota-based artists of all disciplines to serve as “guest curators” for three one-night events at the Walker Art Center.

City of Northfield call for submissions for artistic public kiosk.
DUE: November 30 Learn more here
$400 stipend to three finalists and $40,000 stipend to the chosen artist or architect.

Lanesboro Arts call for artists: ‘Spitting Image’ self-portrait group exhibition
DUE: January 2, 2019 Learn more here

Johnson Heritage Art Gallery accepting exhibit applications for 2019 - 2021
DUE: Rolling Deadline
Exhibitions can be individual or group shows. Learn more here
Support the Art Colony
How your $1 turns into $2 during Give to the Max Day
Please join us on November 15, 2018, and help us continue to change lives through art.

Your donation on Give to the Max Day also may help us win additional prizes! How? On November 15, every gift made on will be entered into additional prize drawings for GiveMN Golden Ticket which will be awarded as often as every 10 minutes. Your gift of $10 or more could instantly turn into an extra $500, $1,000 or even $10,000 for us!
Your support helps provide transformative art experiences that change people’s lives and enhance community vitality .
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A Big Thank You to our Generous Legacy Partners:
GMAC is a member-supported organization that exists because of your support. Please consider donating here or for planned giving or other opportunities, email Kathi Polley at .