WARM Programming

WARM has three main program offerings: WARM On Location Drawing Group meetups, Fresh Art tour and discussion, and the “Artist Sanity Management” Forums.  Please scroll down to see details for each listed below.  If you would like to view all WARM meetings and events by date, please visit the WARM Calendar of Events page.

WARM On Location Drawing Group

Bring your Drawing Supplies and come hang out and capture the surroundings. This Drawing group meets monthly at different locations throughout the Twin Cities for lunch and fellowship, while being creative. Follow the WARM Facebook page and the WARM Wednesday monthly newsletter to be notified of upcoming dates and locations. If you have questions, please contact katie@thewarm.org.

We take a break every November and December but keep an eye out for our January 2020 location.

Fresh ART

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 katie@thewarm.org Here is a link to the requirements of the host: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1os2x0oq4HCB3wyy4HmTLM3CBEkLiXpizBvjWKqLt81A/edit?usp=sharing

  • November 16th 12:00 to 2:00 at Nicole Camene’s space
    If interested in joining us please contact:
    Deborah @ tobersonstudios@gmail.com
    or Nicole @ contactnicole70@yahoo.com
  • January 11th 10:00am to  12:00 at Layl McDill’s Studio, Clay Squared to Infinity, 2505 Howard St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418

This event is free and open to any one who would like to participate in a friendly critique.

Info contact Catherine @ cath.a.palmer@gmail.com

Artist Sanity Management Series

Artist Sanity Management are 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. Unless otherwise specified members are free, non members $10 each .  Members can bring a friend for $5.  Credit card preferred.

Past events:


“Enigma Makes an Emergency Landing” By Karlyn Atkinson

The Trump Trigger : How artists can come together to make a difference

Date / Time: January 20th, 2016, 6:30pm (Inauguration Day)
Location: Robbin Gallery
4915 42nd Ave. N.
Robbinsdale, MN, 55422

In addition to the exhibit, “Zoetic- Our Cumulative Legacy”, on Inauguration Day, January 20th, at 6:30 pm, a panel of community leaders will join us at the Robbin Gallery for a discussion titled “The Trump Trigger” about the political climate and how artists can come together to make a difference.  What positive impact can occur through art and open communication?

The following have agreed to be on our panel: Susan Armington, Doroth Mayer, Lin Nelson-Mayson, Susan Hensel, Lynn Olson, and Vera Ming Wong, Alison Price, Alma Dominguez

Women and Money Project special WARM exhibition Artist Talk & Reception

Artist Credit: Money Box, by Karen Searle

Regis Center for Art, University of Minnesota
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN

Artist Talks and Reception Saturday, Sept. 24, 1-3 pm

WARM Exhibition: Quarter Gallery, September 20October 1, 2016
Gallery hours: 11 am to 7 pm, Tuesday through Saturday
Cost: Free and open to the public

Main Women and Money Exhibition:
Katherine E. Nash Gallery, September 6December 10, 2016

There is a special exhibition in the Quarter Gallery by the 2015-16 WARM Mentors and Protégées as part of the larger Women and Money Project. This group exhibition considers women’s’ relationships to money and serves as additional commentary to the main exhibition in the Katherine E. Nash Gallery.

Artist talks by Kat Corrigan, Lisa Pemrick, Claudia Poser, Deb Ripp, and Jantje Visscher will be held on Saturday, September 24th.

For additional information, see http://cla.umn.edu/art/galleries/quarter-gallery

WARM Artists in the Exhibition: Carolina Borja, Brenna Busse, Kat Corrigan, Michele Combs, Lisa Fratzke, Carolyn Halliday, Annie Hejny, Anne Kramer, Brenda Litman, Layl McDill, Tina Nemetz, Catherine Palmer, Lisa Pemrick, Claudia Poser, Roxanne Richards, Deb Ripp, Karen Searle, Linda Snouffer, Marcie Soderman, Kate Vinson, Jantje Visscher, Jill Waterhouse

WARM Pop UP Show Closing event- Fresh ART and Re-imaginingimage2-1

Thursday, May 26th 2016 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Lowertown Lofts, 255 Kellogg Blvd East Third Floor, St Paul, MN, USA

One last chance to see the art of new members at the Lowertown Lofts!  A casual event to hear about their art AND share your freshest art- unfinished art is great too!  No judgements just sharing where you are at and what you are doing.  We also would like to take this time to hear your ideas about programming and exhibits and the direction you would like to see our feminist art organization take.

Digital Art by A.K. Dayton

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:  http://www.susanarmington.com.

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: http://bridgescreate.com/

To see the notes that were taken at this event and resources gathered go to: http://bridgescreate.com/social-practice-workshop/

Resources from past events:

“Digitizing for Dollars”
Here are links to the three Powerpoint Presentations that were shown at this event:
Susan Gainen:  https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=5A1174532B5DF882!104&authkey=!AISMzmKgCYsiX_k&ithint=file%2cpptx

Layl McDill:  https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=5A1174532B5DF882!105&authkey=!AFbWyJ2PNhW1Xpc&ithint=file%2cpptx

Becka Rahn: http://www.beckarahn.com/wp-uploads/2015/02/SpoonflowerPanelDiscussion.pdf

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