R2AC Board Business Meeting is today at 2:00 p.m.

Quick reminder that Region 2 Board Business Meeting is today
September 21
Starting Time: 2:00 p.m.
Business Meeting ONLY
via Zoom

All current board meetings are held online via Zoom to ensure the health and safety of everyone. Region 2 Arts Council board meetings are open to the public, in accordance with the guidelines of Minnesota’s Open Meeting Law.

Please contact us for details on how to join if you would like to attend our meetings.

ReZume Arts starts in less than 1 hour!

Quick reminder that our next ReZume Arts, segment goes LIVE on our Region 2 Arts Council Facebook page today at 1:00 p.m.

Who will you meet today?

Duane “Dewey” Goodwin (White Earth Band of Ojibwe)

Duane is a sculpture artist residing in Beltrami County and is a current Region 2 Arts Council Anishinaabe Arts Initiative (AAI) Fellow.  He extends a public invitation to visit his Sculpture and Painting Art Show now on display at his studio in Bemidji. Duane can be  reached at the following:

Phone 218 760 4580

Email dgoodwin@paulbunyan.net

Website: deweygoodwin.com

Simon Zornes (White Earth Band of Ojibwe) 

Simon has been creating sculpture with asin (stone) and mitig (wood) for over a decade. He has found that each stone holds many stories that access him as their storyteller. He also dedicates his time to hand harvested goods. You can reach him through the following:

Email: zornessimon@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: Art from nature

 

Missed the live stream?

Watch the replay or any previous segment, or better yet, start a Watch Party via Facebook or view it on our You Tube Channel!

And be sure to check out these artists’ work.

We may have cancelled events yet artists are still creating and ready to show you what they have to offer!

Career Development for Artists

Region 2 & Lake Region Arts Councils are partnering with Springboard! Join us!

Region 2 Arts Council is accepting applications from artists in our five-county region interested in joining the new Region 2 Work of Art Learning Cohort. This completely online-opportunity is for artists who are ready to relaunch, reinforce, or retool their artistic careers.

CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION FORM!

Springboard for the Arts facilitators will lead the Cohort through the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshops twice monthly, October – April from 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Artists will need access to Zoom in order to participate.

A committee of Region 2 Arts Council board members will select six participants for this opportunity.  We are seeking a dynamic and diverse set of artists from any arts discipline and in any stage of their artistic careers. Application deadline: 9/21/20. 

Questions, clarifications, or to request an application in the mail: Contact staff@r2arts.org / 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447. Go to r2arts.org to download a paper application. Stop by and get a paper application from the Region 2 Office in the Watermark Art Center, 505 Bemidji Avenue N. Bemidji. 

Next ReZume Arts segment goes LIVE September 9!

ReZume Arts
Next Segment:
Wednesday, September 9

1:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar to join us “LIVE” via our FaceBook page

Visit with area Anshinaabe artists!

Duane “Dewey” Goodwin and Simon Zornes

Visit ReZume Arts page for details and to learn more about these artists

This bi-monthly event offers a close-and-personal visit with area artists who share about their work, their artistic process, current projects, and possibly offer a virtual tour of their studios and short demos of their work.

Please join us to engage or re-engage with these artists!

Every session will be videotaped and available on the Region 2 Arts Council YouTube channel at the end of the live event.

If you are an artist living in our five-county region who would like to be showcased, please let us know!

Notice: Round 2 of our Artist Relief Grant is Now Closed

Due to the large volume of eligible Artist Relief Grant applications we have received, Round 2 is now closed. Mail-in applications postmarked by August 31 will still be taken into consideration for Artist Relief Grant funding.
 
Consider applying to either of these upcoming project grants for artists:

September 30, 2020: Individual Artist Grant application release date

December 1, 2020: Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant application release date

Please stay tuned for more details!

Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for supporting the Artist Relief Grant program!

Artist Relief Grant Applications for Round 2 Open August 31

Region 2 Arts Council opens Round 2 of their Artist Relief Grant on Monday, August 31, 2020. Applications will open at 8:00 a.m. and close once granting criteria have been met and funding has run out.

Overview

The Artist Relief Grant is open to artists* whose anticipated arts income has been impacted due to COVID-19. All eligible artists must rely on the creation of art to generate income and have no overdue final reports with Region 2 Arts Council. Artists may only receive one Artist Relief Grant from Region 2 Arts Council.

Award Amount:

$500.00

How to Apply?

Online: Create a login if you have not yet done so at r2arts.org. Complete and submit your application online.

Paper: Download a copy of the application here once the application opens August 31. Submit the application by mail, email, or drop it off at the Region 2 office at 505 Bemidji Avenue N., Bemidji. Contact staff@r2arts.org or 218 751-5447 / 800 275-5447 to receive a paper grant copy in the mail.

Reviews and Fund Disbursement

Eligible and complete applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. Funds are limited and the need is great. It will not be possible for Region 2 Arts Council to fund all applications. Allow 2 weeks for processing to occur.

Eligible Artists

*Artists living in Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Hubbard Counties are eligible to apply.   This grant is also open to artists who are enrolled tribal members and descendants and are residents of Itasca, Roseau, Cass, and Becker Counties (our additional Anishinaabe Arts Initiative counties). 

Click here for details

Thank you to the McKnight Foundation for supporting this Region 2 grant opportunity!

ReZume Arts starts in 1 hour!

Quick reminder that our brand new program, ReZume Arts, goes LIVE on our Region 2 Arts Council Facebook page today at 1:00 p.m.

Who will you meet?

Paul Albright

Paul creates amazing wooden sculptures out of his outdoor studio near Akeley MN. To start a project or buy a finished art work Paul can be reached at the following:

Phone 218 252 1987

Email albright@arvig.net

Facebook page: Albright Sculptures

Mary Therese

Mary Therese is a painter/surface designer and art & yoga teacher living on Fern Lake outside of Bemidji MN. Connect with Mary Therese below, and be sure to check out her Zoom Marketplace!

Email: marythereseart@yahoo.com

Website: Marythereseart.com
Instagram: marythereseart
Facebook Page: Mary Therese Art
Launching in Sept. 2020 on Etsy: Mary Therese Art Silks

Monika Lawrence

Monika Lawrence grew up in Eastern Germany, and started photography in the mid-nineties. Bemidji MN has been her home since 2007, where she also teaches photography and photojournalism. See below for all the ways in which you can connect with her and her work:

Email: monika.lawrence@outlook.com

Website: www.monika-lawrence.com

Instagram: @monikalawrencephoto

Chuck Weygand

Chuck Weygand is a lifelong resident of Minnesota who, after retiring, discovered a passion and natural talent for turning and creating wooden bowls. See first hand the amazing bowl creations Chuck has on his Etsy site. See below for Chuck’s contact information:

Phone: 651-347-0781

Etsy shop: etsy.com/shop/rockyshoresbowls

Terry Honstead

Terry Honstead is a self taught artist working mostly in mixed media, doing both 2D and 3D work.You can see her work online at the links below, or better yet, call to set up a time to visit her studio, located in Tenstrike, MN.

Phone: 218-407-4881

Email: honstead@paulbunyan.net

Websites:  https://terry-honstead.pixels.com. or  https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/terry-honstead

Instagram: @TerryHonstead

Missed the live stream?

Watch the replay or start a Watch Party via Facebook or view it on our You Tube Channel!

And be sure to check out these artists’ work.

We may have cancelled events yet artists are still creating and ready to show you what they have to offer!

ReZume Arts kicks off August 26 to showcase area artists

ReZume Arts Kickoff event!
Wednesday, August 26
1:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar to join us “LIVE” via our FaceBook page

Visit with area artists!

Paul Albright, Mary Therese, Terry Honstead, Monika Lawrence, and Chuck Weygand will help kickoff this new event

Visit r2arts.org for details

This bi-monthly event offers a close-and-personal visit with area artists who share about their work, their artistic process, current projects, and possibly offer a virtual tour of their studios and short demos of their work.

Please join us to engage or re-engage with these artists!

Every session will be videotaped and available on the Region 2 Arts Council YouTube channel at the end of the live event.

If you are an artist living in our five-county region who would like to be showcased, please let us know!

Reminder: Artists’ Gathering Hour is tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom

Calling all artists!

You are invited to convene in order to connect, network, share ideas /resources, spark new possibilities, be inspired, and feel supported by each other.

Artists’ Gathering Hour
Wednesday, August 19
1:00 p.m.
via Zoom

Click Here to Register
(Registration is Required)
**Zoom meetings can be accessed by phone or computer.

Please let us know if you need support to join in the conversation

Problems connecting?

Email kathryn@r2arts.org