MEMBER NEWSLETTER APRIL 2014 NEMAA Directories and
NEMAA Directories and Bookmarks
IN THIS ISSUE:
Thanks to all of you who turned out to proofread our 2014 NEMAA Artist Directory and
Guide on Thursday, March 20th – you are appreciated. This year, we added three new
sections to the Directory: Family Friendly studios, Workshops and Classes and NE Craft
Brewers. Help your visitors to use the Directory by pointing out all of the different ways
that they can find us.
We are in the final production stages and should be delivering the Directories by midApril. Look for them in all of the major NEMAA member buildings, throughout Northeast
and the Twin Cities. If you are going to be open for Art-A-Whirl be sure that you have a
good stack of them to give out.
Don’t forget the bookmarks! They were designed to help you mark your listing in the
Directory. Additionally, the bookmarks have a full list of all of the Year-around Open Studio
dates in NE – they are an easy reference for visitors to know when to return to see you.
We are NEMAA
Art + Law
In addition to our new partnerships with the NE Public Library and the Eastside Neighborhood Services, NEMAA is involved with several other non-profits and civic organizations.
We will be represented on the Lowry Avenue Community Works Project Community Action Team by NEMAA member Tom Siwek, and NEMAA board member Sarah Lawton.
We are also working closely with Meet Minneapolis (Convention and Visitors Association)
and Councilman Jacob Frey to create more opportunities for artist members to showcase
their art around the city. We will be announcing some of our exciting new initiatives in the
With four new dynamic board members (Mercedes Austin, Erin Davenport, Paul Ostrow
and Bobbi Weber), we are really well positioned to handle the business of NEMAA. Each of
us brings a unique set of skills and talents to undertake not only Art-A-Whirl, but also the
challenges and opportunities that we identify along the way.
“Stack on Balance”
by Peter Juhl
New Blog Posts
Don’t forget to check out the NEMAA blog, which you can also find on our website:
www.nemaa.org. Be sure to tell us what you think and share it with your friends.
Heard at the proofing session: “The NEMAA Directory proofing session is probably the
first real sign of spring – before the birds.”
Wednesday, & Friday
9:30am – 3:30pm
Is it spring yet?
Are you a NEMAA member looking for space
to show your work during Art-A-Whirl?
View an updated list of locations interested in
hosting NEMAA guest artists.
If you have space to offer guest artists and would
like to be placed on the list, please email
Looking for musicians to play at your site?
Check our NEMAA’s list of interested bands:
Musicians available to play at Art-A-Whirl
“Bones and Bugs
& India” by
ART + LAW
Donating Your Work
By Patricia Zurlo (Read Patricia’s Bio Here)
With tax season in full swing, you are wondering if you can take any deductions for the gift
of your art to charity last year. Well, maybe.
If you believe the work is of a value exceeding $5,000, and have evidence of an appraisal
performed by a certified appraiser, you may
be allowed the fair market value deduction.
Absent that, professional artists may only use
the cost of materials as a basis for a tax deduction. Your labor and fair market value are not
taken into consideration. Feel free to donate
your work out of the goodness of your heart,
but the IRS won’t be cheering you on!
This is intended as general information, and
should not be construed as legal advice. For
more information or help on your specific
situation, contact Zurlo Law Office at
MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS
NEMAA non-profit partner East Side Neighborhood Services is
offering Camp Bovey, a youth program on Lake Metzger in northern Wisconsin where young people and teens have been creating
memories and friendships for over 60 years.
ART CAMP 2014 – Innovative, professional art educators facilitate
customized, hands-on, studio-like, outdoor education...an
June 23rd - 27th: Visual Arts Studio 5-day session
Youth will develop technical skills and learn how to translate their ideas into visual forms through a variety of mediums, processes and materials using photography, painting/drawing, sculpture, and murals. (8-14+ year-olds)
June 30th - July 4th: Performing Arts & Music Studio 5-day session
This unique experience is deigned to stir creativity, ignite self-exploration, and build imagination through
theatre, dance, and music - drum making, vocals, and beats. (8-14+ year-olds).
Instructors include NEMAA artist members: Nicolas Rivers, Debra McPeck, Mary Welke, and Gary Reynolds.
Fee: $350 for 5-day overnight session. Includes transportation, meals, lodging, and the experience! Limited
scholarships/financial assistance available for those who qualify.
Visit www.esns.org/campbovey or call 612-781-6011 for registration materials.
Northeast Minneapolis Library
Deviant Art: Dispelling Myths
A 40 x 4 foot horizontal frieze featuring artists who
live or work in Northeast Minneapolis has recently
been installed on the library’s large south wall. The
digitally printed frieze includes 40 high-quality images of the many types of visual art forms created
by Northeast artists. An open house celebrating the
piece will be held on May10th, from 1-3pm with a
speech by the county commissioner.
Deviant Art: Dispelling Myths is a benefit art
show put together by NEMAA member Sarah
Thornton of Lintu Art to raise awareness and funds
for ARLP (A Rotta Love Plus) and its programs.
Deviant Art is a FREE event where you can experience Rottweiler- and pit bull-themed professional
artwork, enjoy food and beverages, and meet some
sweet therapy dogs.
Saturday, April 5th from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Northrup King Building Gallery #332
NEMAA artist Linnea Doyle’s collaborative
partnership BRUSH|REED has been invited by the
Hong Kong Wind Ensemble to perform in Hong
Kong on June 1, 2014. The performance will be held
at the Hong Kong City Hall Theatre.
For more information on Deviant Art, visit the
website or RSVP on Facebook.
To help finance the trip to this performance,
BRUSH|REED has launched an indiegogo campaign.
CALLS FOR ARTISTS
Camp Bovey Teen Arts Internship Program
Rochester Art Center’s Total Arts Day Camp
Each teen artist will partner with a local, professional
artist to assist Camp Bovey in providing a high quality
experience for youth ages 8-14 during two specialty
camps, Visual Arts and Performing Arts. For more details,
Now hiring instructors and visiting artists for
Rochester Art Center’s Total Arts Day Camp
2014. Deadline: April 18
Architectural firm Gensler is looking to commission a
local artist to design a piece of artwork for the newly
restored Loose-Wiles Building lobby at 701 Washington
Avenue North Minneapolis. They are interested in photography, collage, weaving, mixed media, or other types
of media, and hope to select an artist by mid April. For
full description, click here.
Visiting artists interested in conducting a 2-day workshop of their intended medium(s) should provide
adequate instruction, guidance and realization of a
final group and/or individual art piece within their
Each session of camp runs for two weeks, Monday
– Friday, 9:30 – 3:00 pm. A series of six sessions start
Monday June 16th and run through Friday August
15th. The Rochester Art Center is seeking lead and
assistant instructors for sessions 1-6 and visiting
artists with 2-day project proposals, working in any
medium, for sessions 1-6. Also, seeking interns for all
Museum of American Art Open Call
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
Minnesota Museum of American Art:
Open call to artists for revived Minnesota Biennial series.
Studio Monitor Positions at the Minnesota
Center for Book Arts
The competition will be opened up to all MN artists to
offer the public a snapshot of the best art and craft being made throughout the state today, and to celebrate
the many different and unique forms that artistic ingenuity takes in Minnesota. Deadline: April 18.
The Minnesota Center for Book Arts is taking applications for five 13-month volunteer positions, to be competitively awarded on the basis of application. These
Studio Monitors will supervise regular open studios, in
exchange for which they will receive 24-hour studio access and a small storage space. Deadline: April 11th.
For more information, click here.
Joseph Gazzuolo Gallery RFP
Annual Spring Art Show
Hutchinson Center for the Arts and Crow
River Arts: Submit your artwork to the Annual Spring
Art Show sponsored by Crow River Arts. Entries are
due by Thursday April 10th, 2014. The categories for art
entries are: Painting, Drawing, Digital Art & Photography,
Fiber Art, Sculpture & 3D, and Jewelry.
North Hennepin Community College is
reviewing proposals for art exhibitions in the Joseph
Gazzuolo Gallery on the NHCC campus for fall 2014
through spring 2016. Deadline: May 5th.
For more information, click here.
Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM) Mentor/Protégée Program
2015-2016 Call for Mentors
WARM’s Mentor Program is a component of WARM that pairs emerging artists and professional women artists for a
two-year mentoring period. It is designed for the emerging artist (protégée) who is serious about moving forward
with her creativity and art making, and who is seeking a mentor and role model who can share wisdom, professional
skills, and supportive critique. WARM members interested in applying to be mentors should click here.
Application Deadline: May 25, 2014.
Make Your Mark Sale
Wet Paint’s Annual Make Your Mark Sale
March 3rd through April 30th, 2014
It’s our biggest sale of the year! All pens, pencils, and
markers are 15% off our every day price (includes
sets)! All soft and oil pastels are buy 2, get 1 FREE!
We also have 50% off MSRP Tara Fredrix Red Label
stretched canvases, and select Ampersand panels
are 40-50% off MSRP! There are also a few new items
on sale that you will not find anywhere else- like the
Custom Daniel Smith Watercolor Set, or the exclusive
new R&F color, Unbleached Titanium!
Studio Show and Work Space Available in April
Permanent Studio Spaces available as of April 1st at
Architectural Antiques building:
in time for ART-A-WHIRL: 15+ linear ft of wall space
with track lighting for showing, and personal studio
space with work table and storage that is contiguous
with our common workspace conveniently enlarging the area available for creating. Great natural light.
Cost per month: $135. Includes utilities and liability
(not property) insurance and common amenities and
equipment. Contact Laurie - [email protected] to
take a look and learn more.
STUDIO #301B - 840 square feet in Northeast corner,
3rd Floor - available April 1st.
STUDIO #406 - 935 Square feet on 4th Floor with
water/sink - available now.
Contact Scott at [email protected] or
612-805-8673 to set up a time to view.
View a complete listing of open studios from
NEMAA members available here.
FEATURED BUSINESS MEMBER
Erte and the Peacock Lounge
Erte, the restaurant, and The Peacock Lounge @ Erte are in the heart of The
Historic Arts District of NE Minneapolis. Whether visiting the local art studios,
galleries, and shops, or enjoying an event at the newly restored Ritz Theater
on 13th Avenue NE, stop in and treat yourself to any number of our delicious
Relax with live music from 7-10pm Friday and Saturday nights in Erte and
hang out at the massive zinc and mahogany bar in the Peacock Lounge for
Happy Hour is everyday in the lounge from 4-7 PM. We offer dinner from
4:30-9pm, Monday through Thursday, and from 4:30-10:30pm, Friday and