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CFA: The 2018 Arts Night Experience

Saturday, April 28, 2018
Mary W. Sommervold Hall
April 28th will be a night to celebrate art in our community. The 57th Annual Arts Night Experience will have a new look and taste. View selected art in the exhibition, Ripple Effect: Arts Night 2018, January 27 – April 22, 2018 in the Everist Gallery.

‘RIPPLE EFFECT’ EXHIBITION SUBMISSION FORM

‘THE WALL’ SUBMISSION FORM

The WALL is a series of small artworks hung on a single wall in the exhibition Ripple Effect: Arts Night 2018. Following the exhibition, the artworks will be displayed at The 2018 Arts Night Experience auction and gala on Saturday, April 28, where they will be sold as part of an online silent auction.

CFA: AVERA PRAIRIE CENTER ROTATING GALLERY

Avera Prairie Center Rotating Gallery

Thank you for choosing to have your artwork featured at the Avera Prairie Center. Please review the information regarding the procedures for accepted artwork into the Rotating Gallery.

– Artwork must be of appropriate content for our patients and family members that utilize our services. We aim to provide a calming, healing experience for our visitors and are sensitive to their current emotional well-being. With that in mind, we recommend images that are uplifting, inspiring, and thought provoking. We will not accept any artwork that has dark, negative themes or images that do not abide by our Christian heritage and ministry.

– It is encouraged to send samples of your artwork to carol.rogers@avera.org.

– New installations of artwork will hang in the gallery for a three month rotation. The Artist is welcome to change out art if needed during that time frame. The Artist must also be willing to change out artwork if asked by staff from Avera.

– Installations are the first week in the quarter the Artist is featured. The Artist is responsible for installation and take down of artwork. If the Artist is unavailable during those times, arrangements can be made for drop off and retrieval of artwork.

– The Rotating Gallery’s 2018 schedule is: January-March, April-June,
July- September, and October-December.

– Artists are not provided any stipend for the use of their artwork. Avera will not reimburse any Artist for their expenses in producing the art works featured in the Rotating Gallery.

– Avera will provide reimbursement due to damages that might occur to artworks that are installed on the Walker Hanging System. Any artwork that is displayed on easels will be at the risk and expense to the Artist.

– The Artist is encouraged to provide a written statement about the artwork featured, and pamphlets, business cards, etc that viewers may take. The Prairie Center has thousands of visitors each month so this offers a great marketing opportunity.

– Avera does not receive a direct stipend for artwork sold while it has been in the Rotating Gallery. If an Artist chooses to donate proceeds from sold artwork, the Artist would need to contact the Avera McKennan Foundation. Donations should identify the Arts in Healing/Integrative Medicine program as the recipient of the donation.

– Please feel free to inform other Artists of this venue.

– All questions regarding the Rotating Gallery may be directed to Carol Rogers at carol.rogers@avera.org.

Jennifer White Art Exhibit at Voyage FCU

Art @ Dawley Farm {10/01-01/01}: Before 2017 comes to a close, come check out local artist, Jennifer White! She is showcasing at the Voyage Federal Credit Union – Dawley Farm Branch.

Jennifer is the gallery owner at Post Pilgrim where their mission strives to support modern native art of the plains and help establish emerging artists throughout the area. 

Learn more about Post Pilgram at https://postpilgrimartgallery.com/

LOCATION

Voyage Federal Credit Union
Dawley Farm Branch
5800 E. 18th St., Ste 101
Sioux Falls, SD 57110

CFA: JLG ARCHITECTS EXHIBIT

  •  Wall space available: 700 feet of blank gypsum wall and 700 ft of brick wall.
  • Options for display of some three-dimensional work available.
  • Artwork may be offered for sale directly by artist; celebratory open house and promotion provided by JLG.
  • Please send resume and 5-8 images directly representative of work to be displayed to: cdekkenga@jlgarchitects.com

MAKE ART YOUR BUSINESS

Wish you could just make art for a living? Got the art part down, just not business savvy? We have the perfect opportunity for you. Our Business Class for Artists is guaranteed to get you rolling.

Acquire the knowledge you need in this 4-week, 2-hour class tailored specifically for artists who want to get serious about their art career. Taught by expert and coach Claudia Dail, with special guest appearances by other local experts, you will learn pivotal ways to focus your skills, find your niche, and market yourself. Learn alongside a group of your peers within a supportive, open setting. You’ll be sure to gain lasting relationships.

Quite a few local success stories have sprouted from this unique opportunity. Watch for those stories in the weeks to come. In the meantime, get registered!  Only $85 for all four sessions. Deadline to register is Monday, January 8. Space is limited.

REGISTER HERE

CFA: MakeRoom Artist Residency

FREE – Artist Residency for Makers, Creators & Artists.  The MakeRoom Artist Residency offers a free, week-long residency to creatives who need a break from their routine to focus on their work, gain inspiration, experience something new or just relax without any real goals in mind.
Who Should Apply?  Authors-illustrators-poets-painters-doers-dreamers-photographers-models-graphic designers-film makers-drawers-doodlers-and more.  Applicants must live and work outside of the Twin Cities of MN. Exact dates are flexible in the months of February or March. Free easy to complete application.
More info on it at:  www.makeroom.com  or if you have questions contact thomasgwegner@gmail.com .

Holiday Crafts for the Not-So-Crafty

[Published in Hood Magazine‘s Holiday Gift Guide 2017.]

Looking for some holiday craft ideas but have no idea where to start? Inspiration comes from all kinds of places, including household items. Our inspiration for these crafts comes from those things we have in the house like clothespins, incomplete puzzles, mismatched plates and candy. Try these kid friendly crafts to jumpstart your imagination with household supplies:

Reindeer Friends. Try making reindeer from old clothespins. Supplies for them include googly eyes, pom poms for a nose, pipe cleaners for antlers, ribbon to hang with and glue. Want to try something a little different? Use a few extra clothespins and some popsicle sticks to make their bodies.

  

Candy Crafts. You can make the reindeer out of candy canes too! Use old candy that’s gone stale from last year or the leftover Halloween sweets. Try building Santa’s train with lifesavers for the engine and mints for wheels. Cut out paper snowflake templates and glue smarties or mints in the patterns.

Puzzle Decorations. From ornaments to door wreaths, old puzzles can make gorgeous decorations. Supplies include a puzzle, paint and hot glue. Paint the puzzle pieces then hot glue them together for the base ring. Then put a layer of glue on top of the base to begin adding more pieces. Repeat until the wreath is as thick as you like.

  Credit to DazzleWhileFrazzled.com for the gorgeous example of a wreath.

Tiered Platter. This craft makes a great housewarming gift for those holiday parties. First, get plates that go together and candlesticks or glasses with different heights. These need to support weight but still look nice. Start with the largest plate and use hot glue or super glue to attach the tallest candlestick on top of it. Let that dry, then glue the unattached end of the candlestick to the bottom of the second plate. Then repeat the process for the next candlestick and plate. Just want a cake stand? Glue the bottom of a strong glass to the underside of a cake plate.


Photo credit to Anna Wu’s blog.

Most craft supplies can be found at thrift stores or dollar stores if you don’t already have them at home. Visit local craft stores like JAM Art & Supplies for quality art materials like paints and brushes to add some flair to your projects. Want more craft ideas? Search “DIY gifts” on Pinterest to see what you can find!

EASTBANK POSTCARD SHOW

Eastbank Art Gallery Postcard Show
Show: November 28 to December 30
Reception: Friday December 1, 5-8 p.m.

A large collection of 4×6 original artist creations at $30 each.
Reception will feature dozens of artists and the show will continue through the month.
eastbankartgallery.net

CFA: Student Creative Arts Competitions

With cash prizes up to $5,000, The ArtEffect Project recognizes student art projects that creatively interpret an Unsung Hero story through a visual arts project, short narrative film, play, or creative story. The ArtEffect Project is open to U.S. and international students in grades 6-12 and has a deadline of February 15, 2018. More info and a free 10 step art lesson plan can be found HERE.
With cash prizes up to $7,500, the Discovery Award recognizes student projects that celebrate Unsung Heroes from history uncovered through student research and creatively presented in a student-produced documentary film, play, or website. The Discovery Award is open to U.S. and international students in grades 4-12 and has a deadline of July 1, 2018. More info can be found HERE.
Both competitions are free to enter and offer a number of unrestricted cash prizes. But the real prize of these projects is invaluable—namely, that they are academically rigorous while simultaneously building character, civic participation, and a sense of shared humanity amongst young people.