Calling all Minnesota Artists: Minneapolis Institute of Arts Foot in the Door Show

September 25, 2009


Above: journal sketch using Stabilo Tones on page spread of Gutenberg Paper (13 x 8 inches approx.). This isn't related to today's post, it's just a continuation of my on-going discussion of Stabilo Tones. This started as a quick gesture sketch of a bird too small to see clearly, made with the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Then Stabilo Tones were applied. I started sketching at the head and when I finished my brush pen sketch I knew the head was too small so I enlarged it. The Stabilo Tones cover the first head's lines. See yesterday's post for more details on how I use these soluble wax pencils.

My friend and indefatigable artist Mimi Holmes sent me a notice about this upcoming show. If you're in Minnesota—do it, have some fun, exhibit in the MIA.

Tip from Mimi—What I learned last time: there are a lot less sculptural works; and, making it smaller than 12 x 12" for a 2-D piece allows it to show up better on the wall.   Have fun!

Here's the information:

Calling all Minnesota Artists!
Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP)
Opening Reception: Thursday Feb 18, 2010

Foot in the Door is an open exhibition for all Minnesota artists, which takes place every ten years at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Since 1980, Foot in the Door has celebrated the diversity and enthusiasm of Minnesota's visual arts community. Submit your work and be part of the state's largest art exhibition.

Who Qualifies: Anyone living in Minnesota who considers him or herself and artist. Limit one (1) artwork per artist.
What Qualifies: Any visual media that can fit completely into a 12-inch square box. Check the MAEP website for more information about A/V submissions.

Art drop-off and registration
Thursday, Feb. 4: 10:30 am–4:30 pm
Friday, Feb 5: 10:30 am–4:30 pm
Saturday, Feb 6: 10:30 am–4:30 pm
Sunday, Feb 7: 11:30 am–4:30 pm

For details and registration information, visit the MAEP website.

    • Mimi Holmes
    • April 27, 2010

    Girl, my suggestions didn’t work this Foot in the Door show! So many folks brought art that everything is skrunched together, even if it was smaller than 12 x 12. So many sculptural works piled higgledy piggledy on vast horizontal pedestals, it looked like a jumble sale! Yikes!
    Still, it is worth seeing, and I’m glad I participated.

  1. Reply

    Oh, I forgot to mention Mimi, I too was disappointed in how the sculptural stuff was handled. It did look like a jumble sale. Maybe some levels rising to the center of the table, creating platforms on which to put stuff would have helped. I was almost too tired to take it all in by the time I started looking at the tables.

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