Members’ Salon Show
May 16 - June 13
Opening reception May 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
This non-juried show offers all current members the opportunity to display up to three original artworks of their choosing. We call it a “salon” since our enthusiastic members may have us hanging art all the way to the ceiling. Don’t miss this chance to show everyone what you’ve been creating. Mark your calendars for the opening reception – it’s the best kind of party, where everyone shares a common interest and is excited to talk about it. Mimi Stewart is the fiber artist who created the pillows in the photo above. They are entitled Heads Up and received an honorable mention in the 2012 juried show.
Art of the Garden
June 27 - August 1
Opening reception, June 27, 6-8 p.m
The impulse to capture nature's fleeting beauty appears frequently in the arts, from depictions of plants
and flowers on ancient frescoed walls to the dewy, meticulous renderings of flora in seventeenth-century
Dutch still life paintings to recreations of flowering plants in enamel, gold, and precious stones in the
work of Faberge.
Treat yourself to an indoor garden of over one hundred works of art and fine craft inspired by or designed
for use in the garden. Media represented include painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and fiber,
in a variety of approaches from traditional to contemporary, by artists selected from throughout the state.
CALL FOR ART
Whether designed for use in the garden or inspired by nature, garden-themed art and fine craft
all media, including but not limited to sculpture, ceramics, glass, fiber, landscape painting,
botanicals, etc. are sought for this exhibit.
Apply by sending 4-8 images (on disc) noting medium, size and price information for each to:
Exhibits Director/Garden, c/o Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata, MN, 55391
email images accompanied by size and pricing information to:
must be for sale. Pricing must include the Art Center's commission on sales:
50% on sales of work by non-members; 40% on sales of work by members. Acceptance
notifications will begin May 20, but applications received through June 3 will be considered.
September 3 - 19
Opening reception, September 12, 6-8 p.m.
Each year it's a joy to showcase the work of our talented artist-instructors. They bring such dedication to the studios for each class, caring deeply about their students and their progress. This exhibition lets us glimpse the source the artistic vision and integrity that each of these artists possess. With exceptional educational and exhibiting backgrounds, our teaching artists possess superlative technique to express uniquely authentic styles and topics, For those new to the Art Center, this is an exciting introduction to the inspiration and teaching that happens here.
HAUTMAN BROTHERS WILDLIFE ART
October 2 - 26
Opening Reception, October 3, 6-8 p.m.
Internationally recognized wildlife artists Jim, Joe and Bob Hautman, from Chaska, Plymouth and Delano, respectively, are living legends in the world of conservation and wildlife art. Among them, they have won a total of ten Federal Duck Stamp competitions, and have been featured on more than 50 state conservation stamps. This exhibit will consist of 50 to 60 original works, ranging from small acrylic studies and field sketches to duck stamp originals and large wildlife oils. This rare retrospective of the brothers' work will feature many pieces for sale, an unusual opportunity for collectors.
Arts of the Holidays
November 15 - December 23
Opening reception, November 14, 6-8 p.m.