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Northern Arts News
June 2014 

  Thank you, McKnight Foundation!  


Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Program Awards $6,434


Shirley McGregor, of Callaway, received $1,000 to purchase a computer and software to do graphic design projects.


Simon Zornes, of Bagley, was awarded $910 to purchase a heavy-duty wet tile saw and blades to create local stone sculptures.


Dana Bonga, of Red Lake, received $900 to perform and record live music and to promote his original music to area residents.


Penny Kagigebi, of Detroit Lakes, received $1,000 to learn to make a traditional Ojibwe quill box, using porcupine quills, birch bark and sweet grass, from award winning artist Mel Losh.


Clem May, of Red Lake, received $1,000 to build a portable recording studio to capture his original music and the music of other local musicians.


Allan Smith, of Deer River, received $800 to build and document the making of a 16 ft. birch bark canoe.


David B. White, of Ponemah, received $580 to frame some paintings and drawing to enter in local art shows and help pay for travel to Springboard for the Arts in Minneapolis for a consultation and technology training.


Jennifer Smith, of Deer River, received $244 to make beaded earrings to sell at pow-wows and craft fairs.


The next deadline for the Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Grant is November 1, 2014.


Thanks to the State of Minnesota's General Fund, R2AC Awards $13,415 through its Arts Project Grant Program 


Headwaters School of Music & the Arts, Bemidji, received $2,486 to host a week-long drumset camp for percussion students.


Park Rapids Lakes Area Arts Council was awarded $2,500 to sponsor Art Leap 2014, a driving tour of artists' studios and other cultural destinations.


Bemidji - First City of the Arts Studio Cruise received $2,500 to promote its open studio event to the public.


Lake of the Woods Art Guild, Baudette, was awarded $1,215 to host an Acrylic Painting Workshop with instructor, local Minnesota artist, Don Houseman.


Bemidji Symphony Orchestra received $2,500 to bring piano virtuoso Andreas Klein to Bemidji to perform in concert with the symphony and to do a master class.


Pequana Playhouse, Baudette received $1,004 to hold a day of theater workshops including dance, costuming, tech, and dialogue.


Bemidji Area School Community Education was awarded $1,210 to assist the Summer Kids Program to hire local artist Susan Kedzie to provide 54 hours of explorative drawing and art instruction this summer to approximately 50 children, grades 3-5.

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Board Member Needed to represent Lake of the Woods County

Region 2 Arts Council is seeking a Board Member from Lake of the Woods County for a two-year term.  

  • Are you passionate about the arts in your community?
  • Do you have experience in the areas of Visual, Musical, Literary, or Performance Arts?
  • Do you have time to volunteer with an organization that is full of fun and creative people?



Our Board is responsible for planning, setting organizational policy, and reviewing and awarding grants in our five-county area. Meetings occur 7 months out of the year on the 3rd Monday of the month. Region 2 Arts Council operates with funds from the Minnesota State Legislature, the Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Fund, and the McKnight Foundation. Come work with creative, interesting people! Email or call 218.751.5447 or 800.275.5447 for more information and we will send you an application. Stand up for the arts in our Minnesota communities!






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Baudette and Blackduck Grant Writing Workshops on June 23 and 24

Join Region 2 Arts Council Executive Director Terri Widman for a Region 2 Arts Council Grant Writing Workshop on Monday 6/23 at 4:00 p.m. at the Depot in Baudette and on Tuesday 6/24 at 4:00 p.m. at the Blackduck Senior Center. Individual artists needing funding to create, perform and exhibit their work, and representatives from organizations, schools, and government offices interested in hosting arts events and sponsoring arts projects are invited to attend. Please pre-register! Call 800-275-5447 / 218-751-5447 or email


Clearwater County Arts Conversation

Stay tuned for more information on this upcoming arts conversation happening after mid-June in Clearwater County. Hosted by Region 2 Arts Council. Let's talk about art!


Picnic and Pies In Park Rapids on June 30

Region 2 Arts Council staff is hosting a casual arts gathering with picnic foods and delicious homemade pie in Heartland Park in Park Rapids beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 2014. Everyone is welcome - this event is free and open to the public! Come talk about the arts!

If you know you are coming, let us know! Call or email 218-751-5447/ 


Directions to Heartland Park in Park Rapids: Drive East on Hwy 34, across the Fish Hook Bridge, turn North on Mill Road and follow the river until you reach the park entrance. We will be in the south shelter.


Arts & the Economy Survey

Make sure your organization is counted as part of Minnesota's arts economy! Fill out a brief online survey for your organization at If your organization has filled out a CDP profile for FY 2012, you don't need to do this online survey. Visit to find out more about the project. 


Missing your work samples? Come and Get 'Em!

Please pick up your work samples from past grant applications. Due to our limited space, we will regretfully be clearing them out, soon! 


Send us your Images!

We are updating our website and planning a facelift to our social media sites.  Please send us your images to use in these new R2AC online endeavors. Thank you! 


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Region 2 Arts Council can be found on Facebook in two ways.  "Like" our Region 2 Arts Council business page or "friend" us at Staff Regiontwoarts.  As staff you'll find us super communicative and interactive. We're all business on our business page.  A perfect solution, isn't it?


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Thank you to Lake of the Woods Art Guild for this month's newsletter header images of the Frank Covino Classical Academic Painting Seminar.


Northern Arts News Deadline

Deadline for submissions for the July issue of Northern Arts News is June 20, 2014. 


June 4-14  Paul Bunyan Playhouse presents Noises Off!

This comedy follows a group of stage actors rehearsing a disastrous flop called Nothing On. Noises Off is considered by many to be the funniest farce ever written. Go to for show times and ticket sale information. All Paul Bunyan Playhouse productions take place at the Historic Chief Theater in downtown Bemidji.

June 4   Summer Recital Series with Turtle Island Ensemble

Noon - 12:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 900 Bemidji Avenue, Bemidji. Sarah Carlson on the piano, Andrew Ronnevik on the violin, Jon Romer on the native flute. Freewill offering accepted.


June 5   An Evening with Northern Light Opera Company 

Come for entertainment, hearty hors d'oevres and a cash bar at the launch of the summer opera season from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m., at Blueberry Pines Golf Club, 39161 US Highway 71, Menahga.  The entertainment will feature many songs from "Guys and Dolls", NLOC's July/August show, plus all-time favorites!  Limited tickets available:  purchase at Beagle Books, Park Rapids, or reserve with "will call" -- 218-237-0400.


June 6   Artist Joan Cox opens at Watermark Art Center

INSIDE AND OUT is a collection of recent paintings, mixed media collages and work in oil and wax. Artist's Opening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a brief artist talk at 6:00 p.m. Exhibit runs through August 2nd. The Watermark is located in the upper level of the Historic Carnegie Library Building at 426 Bemidji Ave N. For more information call 218-444-7570, email or find Watermark on the web at


June 6   Mobile and Scupture Artist Mali Mattson at the Wild Hare

Come to the first Friday art opening at the Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse, 523 Miinnesota Avenue in downtown Bemidji to meet Mali Mattson and see her gestural mobiles and sculptures, formed of steel wire and colorful artisan papers from around the world. After the Art Walk, experience Wild Hare's own culinary artists at the First Friday Wine Bar, 5:00-9:00 p.m. See the menu at


June 6  Artists of Studio 10 at the Chief Theater

An opening reception from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. will be held in the Chief Theater Lobby, on Beltrami Avenue in Bemidji. This exhibit will continue through the summer.


June 6   Amanda Loftus and Marion Caroline at Gallery North

First Friday Open House from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Gallery North, 502 3rd Street NW in Bemidji. Gallery North is a non-profit cooperative art gallery. Please check out the website at


June 6   First Friday Art Walk in Bemidji

For a complete listing for First Friday, go to


June 8   State Park Concert Series presents Kari Ekhoff

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts hosts this concert in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 minutes north of Bemidji off of Hwy 71 N. Concerts start at 1:30 p.m and are free and open to the public. Call 218-303-2300 for more information.


June 11   Summer Recital Series String Ensemble led by Melanie Hanson

Noon-12:30 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Church, W. Hwy 2, S on 3rd St. NW, Wilton. Freewill offering accepted.


June 13   State Park Concert Series presents Fiddle Campers

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts hosts this concert in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 minutes north of Bemidji off of Hwy 71 N. Concert is free and open to the public. Call 218-303-2300 for more information.  


June 14   Melba Price, Amber Fletschock and Abby Patterson at Nemeth 

Melba Price's paintings of strangers are described as delicate, ethereal and glowing. Her show will be on display through July 1. Amber Fletschock and Abby Patterson work with collage and mixed-media and are showing their abstract and figurative pieces at the Nemeth in June. Reception is from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Second Saturdays at the Art Center will be happening all summer long!


June 14   "She Wrights Festival" a Celebration of Original Theater Works and Film Written by Women

2:30 p.m. - dusk. The festival starts with great pre-show music by local musicians followed by Minneapolis playwright and actress Jane Curry's "Sisters of the Quill and Skillet," NYC-based actress Katie Hartman's "Legend of White Woman Creek," and the film "Salma" about a Tamil Muslim woman's life. Bring picnic supper, lawn chairs, or blanket. 14.75 miles north of Bemidji on Hw. 89. Look for signs. Tickets available at Shannon's Heart and Soul in Bemidji. Sliding scale $5 - $20. This is the first art event at the new non-profit Belle Thalia Creative Arts Space on an outdoor stage in a natural amphitheater.


June 15 State Park Concert Series presents Paul Imholte

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts hosts this concert in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 minutes north of Bemidji off of Hwy 71 N. Concerts start at 1:30 p.m and are free and open to the public. Call 218-303-2300 for more information.


June 16 - June 21 Bemidji Library Book Festival

There is a great line-up of author presentations, writing workshops, and cultural events in store throughout the week of the 5th annual Bemidji Library Book Festival. On June 20, attend the Area Author Showcase at 5:00 p.m. and the "Evening of Poetry" beginning at 7:00 p.m. with poets Matt Mauch and Sean Hill, followed by local poets presenting their work at the Poetry Slam. For more information on authors, times, and locations of all events, go to or call 751-3963.


June 18   Summer Recital Series presents French Horn Quartet

Noon-12:30 p.m. at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 1800 Irvine Ave. NW, Bemidji. Eve Sumsky, Jacky Schaffer, Bonnie Swanson, Sara Comeau. Freewill offering accepted.


June 19  Hardwood Groove at Second Street Stage in Park Rapids

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association celebrates summer at this free two-hour concert with food, drink, and fun starting at 6:00 p.m. 2nd St. Stage is located on 2nd St. between Main Ave. and Hwy. 71 in downtown Park Rapids. Bring your own lawn chairs. For information, go to


June 22 - June 27  Northwoods Writers Conference Reading Series

Award-winning writers conference faculty will read from their work starting at 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Friday evening during the conference in the American Indian Resource Center on the Bemidji State University Campus. For the Reading Series schedule, full conference registration information, or learning more about how to participate in the conference's "Auditor Track," please go to The Reading Series is free and open to the public.


June 22   State Park Concert Series presents First City Bells

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts hosts this concert in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 minutes north of Bemidji off of Hwy 71 N. Concerts start at 1:30 p.m and are free and open to the public. Call 218-303-2300 for more information.


June 25   Summer Recital Series presents Lois Simonson on the Piano

Noon- 12:30 p.m. at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 5405 Hwy 2 W, Bemidji. Freewill offering accepted.


June 26   Noon Hour Concert features the Northstar Ensemble

Comprised of Anita Hannemann on mandolin, Walt Hannemann on guitar, Donna Neumann on flute and Cheryl Hilgemann on piano, Northstar Ensemble will be playing at Faithbridge Church from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to eat before the concert; coffee and cookies will be served.


June 26   Charlie Parr performs at Second Street Stage in Park Rapids

The Park Rapids Downtown Business Association will celebrate summer at this free two-hour concert with food, drink, and fun starting at 6:00 p.m. 2nd St. Stage is located on 2nd St. between Main Ave. and Hwy. 71 in downtown Park Rapids. Bring your own lawn chairs. For information, go to


June 28   Indigenous Arts Festival at the Rail River Folk School

The community is invited to the second annual Indigenous Arts Festival with an open-air indigenous art market, artist and powwow demonstrations, local American Indian performing artists, and opening and closing ceremonies. Live demonstrations include canoe, moccasin, and jingle dress making, as well as beadwork, quill work, black ash basketry, pottery and hide tanning. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 303 Railroad Street SW, Lake Irving Marina, Bemidji.


June 29   State Park Concert Series presents First City Singers

Headwaters School of Music and the Arts hosts this concert in the amphitheater at Lake Bemidji State Park, 10 minutes north of Bemidji off of Hwy 71 N. Concerts start at 1:30 p.m and are free and open to the public. Call 218-303-2300 for more information.


July 2   Summer Recital Series Bemidji High School Brass Quintet

Noon- 12:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 501 Minnesota Ave., Bemidji. Freewill offering accepted.


July 2, 3, 5 & 6   The Sound of Music by Bagley Community Theater  

Showtimes are 7:30 July 2-5 and July 6th at 4:00 pm.  No show on July 4th.


July 12    Bagley Art in the Park

Bagley's 27th Annual Art in the Park will be held in the Bagley City Park overlooking beautiful Lake Lomond starting at 9:00 a.m.. Free to the public. There is musical entertainment, local dance performances and a child's art activity. CLIMB theatre performances will be happening throughout the day. Come enjoy the beauty of the park and the talents of local artists.  


September 12-24  Advanced Willow Basket Weaving Class 

This workshop is for advanced weavers who have made many baskets and know the rib-style construction to make a backpack picnic basket with an optional lid. Location: Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Ave. NW in Bemidji. Times: Fri/Sat. 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; optional lid on Sun 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Cost for workshop with lid: $241.00. Cost for workshop w/o lid: $203.00. Deadline for registration is July 16, 2014. Contact Region 2 Arts Council at (218) 751-5447 to register for this workshop. Contact Eve Sumsky at 218-586-3533 for more information about this advanced workshop or possible workshops for beginners.


June 6-8   Lake of the Woods Art Guild Acrylic Painting Workshop

Professional Artist Don Houseman will teach an acrylic painting workshop at the Lake of the Woods School Art Room in Baudette, MN. The class will begin Friday at 6 p.m. where with a lecture on the basics of self-publishing a children's book.   Class runs Saturday 8:00 a.m - 3:30 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Cost is $25.00, which includes most supplies needed for the entire weekend. For workshop availability, contact 218-634-1561 or email


June 9-13   String Fling Fiddle Camp at Headwaters School of Music 

This camp provides both private and group instruction. Campers will participate in two of four categories based on their playing ability. The camp is open to players from beginning to advanced. Cost is $60.00. The 2014 Clinicians include Andrew Green, Rose and John Vincent, and Ginna Watson. For more information, call Headwaters School of Music and the Arts in Bemidji at (218) 444-5606 or go to


June 10   Springboard for the Arts presents Social Media for Artists
This session will introduce you to a variety of social media tools with a focus on Twitter and Facebook so you can make informed decisions about what works best for you and your artistic practice. Join Springboard for the Arts' Artist Trainer Anna Metcalf in the community room at Coldwell Banker, 101 S. Main Street in Park Rapids from 6:00-8:30 for this free, Region 2 Arts Council sponsored workshop. Call 218 751-5447 or email by June 6 to register.


Summer Art Classes with Margaret Burger of Fortuna Puppet Theater

Wednesdays June 18-Aug. 6: Youth Puppet Troupe for 10-15 year olds. 4:00-6:00 p.m. This class is for kids who love to use words, music, actions, and humor! We'll create a play from the ground up and take it out into the community. $120, payable first class. 


Wednesdays June 18-Aug. 6: Art Explore for 4&5 year olds. 10:45 to 12:00.

June 11,18 (no class 6/25); July 2, 9, 23, 30 (no class 7/16). $10 / each class includes supplies. 


Tuesdays June 10-Aug 21: Tuesdays Art Time for 6-11 year olds.

Free-form sculpture, comic zines, parade masks, wild paintings & big prints!

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. $12 each class includes supplies.


All classes are held at Freaxis Studio, in the lower level of the Watermark Art Center (Historic Carnegie Library Building), at 426 Bemidji Ave N. All classes are drop-off, though parents are encouraged to view their children's work at both drop-off and pick-up. Pre-register with Margaret, 218-368-3349, voice/text,,


July 28 - Aug. 1   Lakes Area Drumset Camp

Sessions run from 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts in Bemidji. The camp is open to all percussionists, from beginner to advanced, who want to improve their drumset skills in an environment that is exciting an inspiring. The three full time instructors are Eric Sundeen, Ben Anderson, and Tom Buckley. Guest clinicians include Ryan Insleman, Dr. Terry Vermillion and area musicians. For more information call Headwaters School of Music and the Arts at 218-444-5606 or go to


July 28 - Aug. 15   With Joy! Training Intensive with Heart of the Beast

To learn more about this special summer intensive class for adults to work in puppet and mask movement technique, go to .


Aug. 11- 15 and Aug. 18 -22 Frank Covino Classical Academic Seminar 

Classical academic art professor Frank Covino will make his annual sojourn to Baudette to instruct two week-long seminars in using oil in the style of the Old Masters from the Renaissance. Classes will be held at the Lake of the Woods School Art Room. All skill levels and beginners welcome.  Age range: late teen - adult. For more information, call 218-634-1561 or email


June 4   On Fertile Ground: Native Artists from the Upper Midwest

All My Relations Gallery announces a call for submissions to participate in this group exhibition, from August 15th - November 15th, 2014.  The exhibit will highlight the wealth and diversity of Native arts from this region. Native artists from MN, WI, ND and SD are eligible to apply. Email and post mail submissions must be received no later than 12 midnight, central standard time, Wednesday June 4th, 2014. No late applications will be accepted. Click here for Application 


June 14   Life Enhancement through the Arts Project Meeting

Are you a musician or other creative person with an interest in bringing the beauty of the arts to people with disabilities? Perhaps you don't feel like a particularly "creative" person, but you would still like to contribute to the creation of a life-enhancing arts program for Bemidji-area residents with disabilities? Come to this meeting at Rail River Folk School in Bemidji to explore the collective skills, resources, and ideas for how to create a more colorful and joyful life for ALL of our community members. 10:00 a.m. at 303 Rail Road Street SW. Refreshments will be served. Call Leah at 243-2086 or 766-0999 for more information.


June 15   Deadline for Applications for Theater Director

Madhatters, the community theatre located in Wadena is looking for a play director for our upcoming dinner theatre "Don't Hug Me" scheduled to run three consecutive weekends in November in Wadena, New York Mills and Ottertail. This play is a Minnesota based comedy/musical written by a Minnesota playwright. It takes place in a northern Minnesota woods bar, owned by a husband and wife. They are at a point in their lives when they consider relocating. However, a karaoke salesman convinces them to invest in a machine. It changes their life! Auditions and rehearsals start in September. We pay $1,500.  Please send a resume to Mim Maas: or call (218)639-0804 by June 15th. Interviews will be scheduled shortly after that date.


June 20   Bemidji Public Library seeks Authors and Poets 

The Author Area Showcase invites authors to display, discuss, and sell their books and publications from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bemidji American Legion. An "Evening of Poetry," will begin at 7:00 p.m., featuring presentations by Matt Mauch and Sean Hill followed by the ever-popular Poetry Slam. For more information and to register to participate in the Author Showcase or the Poetry Slam, please contact the Library at 218-751-3963 or


June 20   Midwest Arts and Aging Conference in St. Paul

Join ArtSage for a day-long conference with respected leaders in the field of arts and aging. Learn about new evaluation strategies for arts programming to adults with memory loss.


June 30  The PO4EVER Group Call for Artists Working in All Mediums 

Twin Cities Artist Melisande Charles has begun a non-profit mail art project entitled Post Endangered Species, which asks artists to create and submit a visual design or a memoir, poem, limerick, haiku, song or letter for a stamp, postcard, envelope, card or poster that is representative of an adopted post office. Go to to learn more.


June-August    Minnesota State Arts Board's Artist Initiative Grant

This grant supports and assists artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. More information is available at

There are three deadlines for the Artist Initiative grant applications, depending on discipline:

Literary arts; poetry and prose: June 13, 2014

Performing arts; dance, music, and theater: July 11, 2014

Visual arts; media arts, and photography, and visual arts: August 1, 2014   


July 7    Deadline for Juried Art Competition - MN State Fair

This competition is open to Minnesota residents. Works selected by the jurors will be displayed in the Fine Arts Center during the State Fair. In 2013, a total of 1,885 pieces were submitted and 340 works were accepted. More information is available at


July 18    Deadline for MSAB Cultural Community Partnership Grant 

This program is designed to enhance the artistic and career development of artists of color. It supports collaborative projects between two individual artists or between an artist and an organization. More information is available at


July 25    Deadline for MSAB Arts Tour Minnesota Grant Applications

This program is designed to give Minnesotans greater access to high quality artists and arts organizations, regardless of geography. Arts Tour Minnesota project grants support touring performances, exhibitions, and other related arts activities throughout the state. More information is available at


September 26   Minnesota Film, Video, and Digital Production Grant  

This program awards grants to emerging film, video, and digital makers in the disciplines of experimental, narrative, documentary, and animation. The Jerome Foundation accepts online and paper applications. To apply online, please visit


Ongoing Opportunities at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts

Bemidji Area North American Flute Circle

Second and fourth Mondays of the month. 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts, 519 Minnesota Avenue in Bemidji. All levels of playing welcome, from very beginners to advanced.


First City Singers

This is a non-traditional chorus program for "seniors" who love to sing and perform in our community. Rehearsals are always Mondays from 1-2 p.m. at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts on 519 Minnesota Avenue in Bemidji. Performances happen on a regular basis. For more information, call Arlys at 218 444-6653 or Donna at 218-444-3296 for more information.


First City Handbell Choir

This community handbell choir finds its home at Headwaters School of Music and the Arts. Come hear and be a part of the beautiful music this group creates. The Handbell Choir is directed by Carol Johnson and Vickie Stenerson. $10/ month. Practice every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Ongoing   Nemeth Art Center seeks Local Craftspeople Selling Goods

The Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids is looking for local craftspeople to sell their goods in the Nemethshop. Any interested artists can get in touch with Meredith Lynn for more

Congratulations to woodcarver Bob Larson. In an April 12, 2014 competition, five of his carvings received at total of nine awards: five 1st Place ribbons, three 2nd Place ribbons, and one 3rd Place. Excellent work, Bob!


Congratulations to each of the Bemidji Sculpture Walk Award winners: Critics Choice 1st Place went to Dale Lewis from Hastings, MN for "Crocodile;" People's Choice went to Al Belleveau of Puposky, MN for his memorial to Josh Book, "Broken Heart-Shattered Dreams;" and Honorable Mention went to Katie Hruby of Crookston, MN for "Jazz Player." Sculpture Walk guides are available at the Visitor's Tourist Info Center. Stay tuned for more information on the fiberglass sculptures to be painted by 2-D artists.


Congratulations to the following Bemidji-area award winners at the recent 47th annual Hawley Art Show on April 10-13, 2014:

  • In the Professional Class, Kathy Gustafson received a 2nd Place award for her acrylic/mixed-media piece "Mountain Music," and Terry Honstead received Merit awards for her acrylic piece "Mergansers Join In" and for her mixed-media painting, "The Elephant Watches."
  • In the Amateur Class, Doug Zuehlsdorff received 1st Place for a scratchboard drawing, "Wings of Beauty," and DeeAnne Najjar received a merit award for a mixed-media work, "Mysterious Moon."


Congratulations to the following artists who received awards in the Artists of Minnesota Spring Show on May 16-18, 2014:

  • In the Opaque Advanced category, Danielle Stone won 1st Place for her oil painting "Sailing 101," and Ron Lyman won a Merit award for his oil painting "Mother Love."
  • In the Transparent Advanced category, Pat Shough won a Merit award for her painting "Future Ballerina," and Terry Honstead won 1st Place for her painting "Centurians." In the Mixed-media Advanced category, Honstead won 2nd Place for "Eyes of the Jungle."
  • In the Super Gold category, Kathy Gustafson won 2nd Place for her acrylic painting "Knock Knock ... Whoo's There?" She also won 1st Place in the Traveling Mini Show for her acrylic, "Glory Days II."
  • In the Opaque Intermediate category, DeeAnne Najjar won a Merit award, Member's Choice award and the People's Choice for her Oil Painting "Cloud Symphony." Barbara Jolly won a Merit award for her acrylic painting, "Guardians, It Takes a Village."
  • In the Mixed-media Intermediate category, Barbara Jolly won 2nd Place for "Nelson Mandela: The Torch is Passed." Jan McLandsborough won 1st Place and a Member's Choice award for "Masai Diptych."
  • In the Pastel, Drawings and Graphics Intermediate category, Barbara Jolly won 2nd Place and a Member's Choice award for her piece entitled "Good Omen." Doug Zuehlsdorff won a Merit award for his scratchboard, "You've Got Ice Cream?"
  • In the Beginner category, Kym Kovacic won a Merit award for "Oia 25th Anniversary, Santorini." 
The Northern Arts Newsletter editor reserves the right to edit or rewrite submissions for grammar, style and clarity or to conform to restrictions of space. R2AC reserves the right to determine the newsworthiness and appropriateness of any submission.  Thank you for your submissions! 
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