Inspirations 22 - That's a Wrap! Fall Workshops Galore Get Ready for the AOTL Holiday Market Holiday Member Party! Members in the News
Inspirations 22 Wraps Up a Successful Run
Grace Haverty, Grain Elevator
Dar Eckert, Resurrected
Our inaugural member juried exhibition, Inspirations 22, ended a successful run at M-State on October 27.
Our judges this year were Lori Charest (M-State Ceramics Instructor) and Tania Blanich (Director of Operations at the Arts Partnership in Fargo/Moorhead). Lori and Tania selected 32 pieces for the show, out of 51 pieces submitted.
At the Artist Reception held October 6, five awards were presented:
Best 2D ($200): Grace Haverty for Grain Elevator, watercolor & ink
Best 3D ($200): Dar Eckert for Resurrected, raku
Honorable Mention ($50): Lyssa Lovejoy for Red Sky at Night, acrylic/mixed media
Honorable Mention ($50): Susan Seaborn for Morning Light, watercolor
Peoples Choice ($50): Judi Celaschi for A View from Chopin’s Window, oil
Congratulations to our award winners and to all who were selected for this exhibit!
We plan to make this a biannual event, so look for Inspirations 24 information in a few months.
Fall Workshops Galore Brighten the Shorter Days
Summer may be over, but opportunities to get creative, have fun and learn new skills are still abundant! We'd love to see members and non-members at one or more of these classes:
Hunting for Something to Do? November 5, AOTL Gallery. Four mini-workshops, with four sessions for each, so you can take them all!
Glass Beads with Jodi Peterson
Alcohol Ink Ornaments with Sue Kalseim
Watercolor Cards with Shanna Cramer
Fridge Magnets with Kristi Floersch - paint a set of four magnets packaged as a gift.
Orikane | How to make giving money special November 10, AOTL Gallery Learn to fold actual dollar bills into fun and interesting shapes, to use for tips and unique ways to gift money to friends and family. More information and sign-up here.
Create a Jewelry Christmas Tree November 19, AOTL Gallery Create framed jewelry trees using old jewelry, beads, or costume pieces that you have. More information and sign-up here.
Get Ready for the Holiday Market!
Every year, our Gallery shines with festive holiday decor and special gifts of art. Here's the scoop for this year:
Our Holiday Market runs from now through Sunday, December 18. Gallery holiday hours are 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Volunteer to help decorate the Gallery by showing up Tuesday, November 15 from 9:00 am to noon.
Bring your unique artistic creations to the Gallery anytime from now until November 19 (especially if you want someone to tag it for you.)
Holiday Member Party December 13
All members are invited to celebrate the holidays with your AOTL friends and colleagues on December 13, starting at 5:30 pm in the Gallery.
Bring your favorite yummy dish to share. Also bring a gift (handmade by you or someone else) if you want to exchange with other members. And of course bring your singing voices, as there'll be caroling led by our wonderful Sandy Thimgan. Arriving with bells on is optional but would be fun!
Members in the News
Kristi Swee Kuder, Nostalgia
Dar Eckertwill be showing her work at the Evansville Art Center during November. Evansville's hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 - 2:00. There will be a 1st Friday Concert in the same gallery on Nov. 4, featuring Neal Nelson and Orlo Thompson and his Boys, from 7:00-9:00 pm.
John Shaw is pleased to have had his ceramic cup titled Just Down the Street accepted for exhibit into Small Works 2022: A National Juried Exhibition at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, New York. The show runs from November 5th through December 23.
Mary Jo Wentz’s piece, Birds of the Prairie, has been juried into Lake Region Arts Council’s next exhibit entitled Off-the-Wall.
Two of Kristi Swee Kuder's pieces, Interlude and Nostalgia, have also been accepted into this exhibit.
The exhibition explores art that is 3D and 4D, exploring dimensional mediums and techniques of creating art. The exhibit opened October 4 and runs until December 23.
The public is invited to a reception Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30-7:00 pm.