WARM Re-Envisioning Kickoff 2016-

January 25th 6:30 to 8:30

Northeast Bank Community Room
77 Broadway St. NE

Start collecting your ideas now for small group discussions about our WARM future!  We need your energy and inspiration to direct WARM’s future.

Regular Warm Events:

WARM has three series of events: WARM Conversations, WARM Forums and Fresh Art.  Please scroll down to see each event type listed below.  If you would like to view all the events in order of date visit the WARM Calendar of Events.

WARM Conversations

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 unless otherwise noted.  For information about WARM Conversations, email  For 2016 we are only scheduling WARM Conversations on request as WARM focuses on our “Reimaginng”. If you have an idea for a WARM Conversation please contact

“Who Does She Think She Is?”

April 6th 6:30 to 9:00

NE Bank Community Room
77 West Broadway NE

Join us to watch this movie that takes on the issues of being a woman artist and join in a discussion afterwards. You can see more about the film at this site, including the trailer, more about the artists, and the director’s statement about the film.

” “Who Does She Think She is” is a 2008 American documentary film about the societal push for women to choose between art and motherhood and the struggle a group of female artists face in attempting to reconcile both parts of their lives. Pamela Tanner Boll, who co-executive produced the Academy Award-winning documentary, Born Into Brothels, directed this film.”

Fresh ART

Meets every second Wednesday of the Month at a different member’s studio.  Get a studio tour and then share your latest creation- usually work in progress but it can be a finished piece.  All pieces will be viewed without critique unless the artist asks for specific input.  Free to members and non-members (to host you must be a member).  If you are interested in hosting contact to receive the sign up sheet and hosting requirements.  Here is a link to a sign up sheet so you can see which dates are open: Here is a link to the requirements of the host:

WARM Forums

Quarterly discussions, panels and presentations that help artists with the business side of art or bring in thought provoking discussions that enhances your artistic career. Members are free, non members $10 each .  Members can bring a friend for $5.  Credit card preferred.

“Approaching a Gallery” Forum
January 14th, 2016  6:30 to 8:30
Northeast Bank Community Room
 77 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

A panel of five professionals in the art field will speak about the different approaches to showing your work in a variety of settings.  We have gathered a panel that spans a range of different types of venues from commercial gallery to art center to coffee house.  Our panelists include: Bethany Whitehead from the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts,  John Shuerman from Instinct Gallery, Kat Corrigan from Diamonds Coffee Shoppe, Vanessa Merry from the Robbin Gallery and Susan Hensel.  You will have a chance to ask questions about presentation of your work and find out what is important to each of these venues.  This forum is presented every two years.  No matter where you are in your art career you will find there is always something new to learn from the professionals that are looking to show your work.

WARM members are Free.  $10 for non-members or attend with a WARM member for $5.  Credit Card preferred.

Past events:  Social Practice Art


Susan Armington’s art and community work deal with connecting across difference, and the role of art-making and sharing stories in bringing deeper understanding of ourselves and of others.  She creates large-scale maps with community stories in them, and directs the Talking Suitcases™ project in which participants create and share their own story objects and Talking Suitcases about their lives.  Read More:

Barbara Rogers Bridges seeks to empower all people to embrace the creative process. She makes art from rescued power objects and artist fabricated components in a variety of media. She organizes the object to create meaning and to provoke discussion on a wide variety of social topics. These include projects focused on gluten intolerance and water quality. Barbara is a 40 year teaching veteran. Read More:

To see the notes that were taken at this event and resources gathered go to:



Resources from PAST EVENT:

“Digitizing for Dollars”
Here are links to the three Powerpoint Presentations that were shown at this event:
Susan Gainen:!104&authkey=!AISMzmKgCYsiX_k&ithint=file%2cpptx

Layl McDill:!105&authkey=!AFbWyJ2PNhW1Xpc&ithint=file%2cpptx

Becka Rahn:

Thursday, January 29th 2015 6:30 to 9:00

Wouldn’t it be great to make money off your art without actually selling it?  Well in this digital age it is possible in many ways.  Join us for a forum discussion about such online venues as Spoonflower, Zazzle and Etsy (tutorials and downloadables).   Speakers include: Becka Rhan, Susan Gainen and Layl McDill