Trunk Show


#155 Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. NE
Minneapolis, MN

Show DatesNovember 20 12:00 to 6:00 and  21st 12:00 to 5:00, 2015

WARM will be doing a small Trunk Show at Heather Tinkham’s studio in Northrup King the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Artists showing are: Mary Alderman, Susan Gainen, Catherine Palmer, Linda Seebauer Hansen, Vanessa Merry, Heather Tinkham.Trunk show postcard

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

November 14th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Banfill Locke Art Center
6666 East River Road
Fridley, Minnesota 55432

displacing diversity

Join us for a discussion with artist Emily Gray Koehler at her exhibit of woodcut prints.   The Trespasser’s Garden is a series of reduction woodcuts and collagraphs created by Minnesota-based printmaker Emily Gray Koehler exploring the ecology of invasive plants and concerns associated with their introduction into the Midwestern environment.

There will also be a panel discussion with Bonnie Ploger, Teri Power, Vera Ming Wong and Emily Gray Koehler.  They will be exploring their experiences creating art about nature and conservation.


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:

 November 11th, 6:30 to 8:30

Kate Renee’s Studio
2010 E. Hennepin Ave

Kate’s studio is located at the 2010 Artblok. There is a large silver 2010 sculpture out in front. Free parking in lot. Studio #4-210, located on the second level. Please call (952) 769-7159 to be let in if doors are locked. There is a lot of signage to direct you to Kate’s studio once inside. 8 chairs are avaliable for guests, please bring an extra chair

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

We are gathering speakers for this forum of gallery owners and directors.  Already on the list is Bethany Whithead of Banfill Locke Art Center and John Shuerman of Instinct Gallery.  This is always a very popular event where you can always gain more insight into the process that galleries of all kinds can go through to choose the artists they show.

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