Registration is now open for the 2023Art of the Lakes Studio Tour happening July 14, 15 & 16. Tour hours are 10-5 pm Friday & Saturday, and 10-3 pm on Sunday. For tour guidelines and to sign up, click the Register button at left.
New this year will be a Thursday, July 13 Studio Preview for all participating artists. More information on that is yet to come but plan it into your schedule.
If you’re interested in being on the tour but don’t have a venue lined up, we can help you with that. And if you have room for another artist at your venue, please indicate that as well. New this year, we want to promote any additional activities you have going on. Let us know the details of any demos, visiting speakers, giveaways, etc. you'll be offering.
The Studio Tour is a summer highlight for many throughout the region and draws hundreds of attendees each day of the event. We hope you plan to participate in this celebration of our diverse and vibrant artist community. For questions contact Kristi@kskuder.com.
Art Center Task Force Gets Underway
A Task Force has now been formed to drive planning and action for the new AOTL art center. Task Force members:
Kristi Kuder (AOTL President),
Deb Ness (Gallery Administrator),
Molly Johnston (DanceBarn Collective Founder),
Kate Mudge (Business Development Officer at West Central Initiative), and
Samantha Bottko (FNB Customer Service Specialist).
The Task Force will be guided by the AOTL Board, as well as input from our membership and the broader community, to develop a vision and Business Plan for the art center.
By March, the Task Force hopes to:
Plan/Develop community engagement events
Conduct Market Research & Analysis
Create a Building Use Plan
Gather activities pricing
In April, the Task Force plans to survey targeted communities with events and interviews. They'll be looking for input from local area schools, senior centers, lake property owners, local businesses, resort owners, farmers, Lions, LACC, and the 510 Foundation.
In parallel, the AOTL Board plans to develop and implement a fundraising campaign, and to enlist sponsors and donors. Members will receive a survey via email and postal mail at the end of February. We encourage everyone to give thoughtful consideration to their responses.
Manage Your AOTL Member Profile
Did you know that AOTL maintains an online profile of each of its members, and that you can view and update your own information?
AOTL uses a member management system called Wild Apricot to keep track of members, event registrations, email communications and more. You can always access and manage the information that's unique to you including your profile, event tickets, invoices, and other data.
There are two ways to do this:
Go to the Contact Page on our website, and scroll down to the "View / Manage Profile" button, OR
You'll need to log in using your email address and password to use either of these options. If you can't remember your password, use the website button (option 1 above) and click "Forgot Password" so you can reset it.
Members in the News
Vicky Radel has been chosen as a FY23 LRAC Artist Cohort Recipient. The Artist Cohort program started in 2017 to help artists identify and work on achieving their professional goals over a ten-month work period.
Vicky is a mixed media artist primarily working in encaustic and cold wax and oil paints. She draws inspiration from the beauty and healing of the 50 acres of prairie where she lives in Minnesota.
Four AOTL members are exhibiting work in the LRAC Artist Cohort Alumni Exhibit in LRAC’s Main Gallery space January 9 - March 15, 2023.
Jodi Peterson and
The exhibit features nine artists in all. A reception for the artists will be held February 21, 2023 from 5:30 - 7:00 at the LRAC Gallery.
Ruth Hanson is showing artwork with four other artists at the Fine Line Arts Gallery, 5188 Hawthorne St., Alexandria, MN, February 4-March 25 with an opening reception on Saturday, February 4, 1:00-4:30pm.
Grace Haverty's painting Indian Boy was accepted into the 14 Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition in Fallbrook California. Robin Erickson was the juror of the exhibition.
Sandra Shaughnessy will be offering a 5 day workshop, Making Multiples, April 3-7, 2023 at The Art Barn, Spring Island, Okatie, South Carolina. Contact Sandra for further details at Shaughnessypotter@gmail.com.