Would you like millions of people to see your artwork?
Since 2009, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts has curated and managed Partners in Art, a program of
visual art exhibits in the public spaces of Ridgedale Center, seen by millions of visitors each year. With
Ridgedale's recent renovation and expansion, the Partners in Art exhibit program has more than tripled
in scale, substantially increasing opportunities for regional artists to display and sell their artwork.
CURATOR WALK AND TALK
Partners in Art– Call for Entries
For the past several years, Minnetonka Center for the Arts has curated and managed a program
of visual art displays in the public spaces of Ridgedale Center. With the completion of Ridgedale's
renovation and the addition of a new anchor tenant in the fall of 2015, the Partners in Art program
will re-appear on a larger scale, offering three times the number of opportunities to display art to
the millions of visitors who pass through the mall each year. Makers of art and fine craft throughout
Minnesota are invited to submit work for consideration in this program. Media shown includes but
is not limited to sculpture, ceramics, textiles, painting, glass and photography. Download the Call
for Entries and submit up to a dozen images with associated detail. Download the Call for Entries
Join Exhibits Director Robert Bowman for a walking tour and discussion of the artwork installations at
Ridgedale Center, including materials used, techniques and artists' points of view. Enjoy some art before
or after shopping or lunch. Register now.
July 13 at 10 - 11:30 a.m.
August 10 at 2 - 3:30 p.m.
|This project is supported in part
by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
FLOATING CURRENTS: Abstract Photography by Polly Norman
March 1 - June 1
Art Wall, Classroom Cooridor
Free and open to the public
Norman's works are about motion, rhythm and mystery. She creates translucent, surreal surfaces
punctuated by color and light. She says of her work, "I enjoy the tension that emerges when formal
design meets fantasy. It invites the image and the viewer to interact, to dialog."
MEMBERS' JURIED SHOW
May 26 - June 23
Laura H. Miles Gallery
Opening reception on May 26, 6 - 8 p.m.
Free and open to the public
This event provides all current members of the Minnetonka Center for the Arts an opportunity to enter
their work in a competitive juried gallery exhibition. None of our exhibits better exemplifies the vitality,
variety and risk-taking inherent in making art than this show. Discover a dynamic display of artistic
and passion. All artwork is available for purchase. Best of Show, Second and Third Places will
be designated, with Honorable Mentions in each major medium.
Members' Juried Show – Accepted Works
The jurying is complete. Congratulations to the artists listed! Download or view the accepted roster.
If a submitted artwork is not on the list, it may be picked up Friday or Saturday, 5/20-21,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thank you to all of our participating members!t
Friday, June 3, 2016
Festivities begin at 6 p.m.
Dinner and program at 7:30 p.m.
$100 per person ($50 tax-deductible)
The Board of Directors warmly invites you to an evening of magic and festivities at the Minnetonka
Center for the Arts. This is your chance to experience all that the Art Center offers and support the many
ways in which the magic of art touches and transforms lives in our community.
Art Demonstrations / The Magic of Suzanne / Gallery Exhibit / Magical Mystery Hats /
Silent Auction of
Themed Treasures / Cash Bar / Hors d'oeuvres and dinner by Scott McKenzie Catering
/ Music by Red Dot Garage / Dancing into the Evening
ART OF THE GARDEN
June 30 - August 4
Opening reception on June 30, 6 - 8 p.m.
The impulse to capture nature's fleeting beauty appears frequently in the arts. Treat yourself to an indoor
garden of original works of art and fine craft inspired by or designed for use in the garden. Discover a
variety of approaches from traditional to contemporary in painting, sculpture, ceramics and more by
artists selected from throughout the region.
Art of the Garden – Call for Entries
Artwork inspired by or designed for use in the garden are sought for this exhibit. All works must be
for sale. Entries due by May 24. Download the Call for Entries
2016 BIENNIAL EXHIBITION
August 19 - September 22
Laura H. Miles Gallery
Reception on September 15, 6 - 8 p.m.
free and open to the public
This exhibit showcases the work of emerging to mid-career artists whose work we might not otherwise
have the opportunity to exhibit, or have exhibited but not in the depth that this show allows.
Biennial Exhibition – Call for Entries
Fine artists and fine craft artists residing in MN, ND, SD, IA, NE and WI are encouraged to apply
to exhibit in the Minnetonka Center for the Arts' 2016 Biennial Exhibition.
Download the Call for Entries.
August 20, 10 a.m. - Noon
Try something new! A two-hour sampler class in ceramics, drawing or painting allows you to
t with a new media, create a small project and see if it's an art form you would like to pursue.
wonderful opportunity to experience the Art Center's studios and get to know our Artist-Instructors.
t an event and bring your friends or family members! There is even a Art Exploration class
(ages 6 to 12). All Samplers are $23 for Members or $25 for Non-members; everything
you need is included. Register now.