WARM Conversations (Formerly known as WARM COFFEE

Join us for monthly visits to area art shows,  arts organizations and studios. Generally we tour a show or facility and then discuss the art and socialize. These events are free and open to the public. Carpooling is available with advance notice.  For information about WARM Conversations, email  We are now scheduling events for 2014 so contact if there is a venue you would like us to visit.

April 6th, 10:00am

Lakewood Cemetery Chapel
3600 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408

The Memorial Chapel at Lakewood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as the architectural focal point of the cemetery. The building was designed by prominent Minneapolis architect Harry Wild Jones and was modeled after the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.

We will do a self tour of the Chapel and the cemetery.  Bring your sketchbook and/or camera because there is a lot of unexpected inspiration in this hidden treasure right in middle of Minneapolis!


May 15th, 7:00pm

Bloomington Art Center
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431

Fruitful and Multiplying, The Overpopulation Exhibit

Join us for the Artist talk about this exhibit.

World population has more than doubled since 1960. The public discourse around population is skittish at best. It is safe to discuss the effects of overpopulation – sustainability, water supply, etc. – but discussion of over-population and especially action to limit population is taboo. The purpose ofFruitful and Multiplying is to present a collection of artwork on the issue of overpopulation and to sponsor dialogue that helps people understand and engage with the many global effects.



June 14th,  12:00pm to 2:00pm

WARM Member show – Small Works
at Banfill Locke Art Center
6666 East River Road
Fridley, Minnesota, 55432

We hope to see many of the artists that are on display and hear a bit about their art.  Bethany Whitehead, director at Banfill Locke art center will give us a tour of the show and the art center.  Coffee and tea provided by the art center.



(TBD- contact if you have a suggestion)


August 14th 7:00 to 9:00pm

Minneapolis Institute of Art
2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

Women’s Art tour at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  Docent Joy Yoshikawa will give a specially designed tour of women’s art.  Join us and make new discoveries about the art you love at the MIA.


September 13th 1:00

Bonnie Ploger at The Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422


October 11th, 10:00am to 12:00

Bonnie Cutts and Cynthia Starkweather-Nelson at Burnsville Art Center
12600 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337



WARM Fresh Art is a quarterly gathering to explore a different business side of being an artist.  Generally these are panel discussions or workshops.  All events are free and open to any artist who would like to share and learn.  The name Fresh Art refers to the sharing of fresh work and ideas.  Come learn, network, and share your ideas among a great group of women artists.

Spring Fresh Art
Monday, Apri 14th 6:00 to 8:30

“A Good Old Fashioned Fresh Art”
Clay Squared to Infinity, 34 Thirteenth Ave. NE Suite 109 (Note location change)

Due to scheduling conflicts beyond our control the “Web design” Fresh art has been postponed but we are going to go ahead with an old fashioned “Fresh Art” on Monday April 14th.  Back in the 1990′s WARM members used to meet every month and bring their newest and “freshest” art to share with the group.  We want to bring this back on the 14th.  Bring something you are either working on or just completed.  There will be no critiquing unless you ask for input- just lots of ooohing and ahhing.  It you’d like bring a snack to share.  This will be a fun casual get together for WARM members and anyone else you want to invite!

Monday, May 19th 6:30 to 8:30 (Doors open at 6:00 so come early to socialize)

“Web design for Artists”
Northeast Bank’s Community Room, 77 Broadway Street NE, Mpls., MN 55413

Two web designers will share their expertese- Debra Jean Trejo of DJT Creative Designs and Darcie Livingstone of Wonderfully Cheap Websites.  Topics will include different ways to approach building your own website or hiring someone to do it for you, different programs that can help you and the importance of having a website for your art.  Bring your questions about design, search engine optimization, shopping carts, calendars, and blogs.