Current Open Call for Art:

Turning Point: Reflection/Refraction

WARM Artists Respond

All WARM members are invited to submit one artwork for this non-juried exhibition at St. Thomas Department of Art History Gallery. The exhibition runs Sept. 9, 2020 – Dec. 22, 2020. There is no entry fee.

“Turning Point: Reflection/Refraction” welcomes work that responds to our current social and political environment.  An artist may choose to take a political stance or represent their emotional reaction to the tumult and uncertainty of our time.



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Selected Prior Exhibits:


January 25th – March 8th 2019 at the Paul Whitney Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota

This All Member show  curated by one of WARM’s founders Beth Bergman. Beth was an Original Founding Collective Member of the Women’s Art Registry Minnesota and the Founder of Wet Paint Art Supply in Saint Paul.

“American Conversations: Looking Forward”

Art Works Eagan
3795 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 55122
February 11 to March 24, 2018

WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) invited their members to submit work to “American Conversations: Looking Forward”.  Members were asked to share pieces that can spark conversations about the issues and problems that trouble and inspire us. Members will present work that is 2D, 3D, and multimedia which has considered political problems including aging, civil discourse, detainee policy, disability discrimination, diversity, education, environment, gender discrimination, human trafficking, immigration, international human rights, nutrition, public health, race, religion, sustainable agriculture, tax policy, transportation, voting rights or women’s rights.

WARM asked members to consider:  What are you thinking about? What has been eating at you? What has been striking you full of awe or wonder? Let these feelings inspire you to get the creative energies flowing.

Introducing the WARM Mentors

September 21 – Nov 18, 2017 at Walker Library, 2800 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis 55408

WARM is honored to present work of the thirteen Mentors participating in the 2018-19 WARM Mentor Program as the inaugural exhibition in the library’s new exhibition space this fall. The Mentors are accomplished artists who provide guidance and structure for the professional and artistic growth of their protégées during the two-year mentorship offered by Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota.

Artists in the exhibition are: Brenna Busse, Michele Combs, Deborah Foutch, Ellie Kingsbury, Barb Kobe, Brenda Litman, Tina Nemetz, Claudia Poser, Roxanne Richards, Marcie Soderman-Olson, Jantje Vissher, Rochelle Woldorsky.

Three events associated with the exhibition were held.

  1. Meet the Mentors presentations were held on October 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm and November 4, 2:00-4:00pm.
  2. A Mentor Program Information Session were held on November 18, 10:00 am – noon.

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Mentor/Protégée Showcase: Work by Mentors and their Protégées

A compelling glimpse into the mentoring relationship is provided in “Mentor/Protégée Showcase : A 2017 WARM Mentor Program Exhibition.”

The Women’s Arts Resources of MN (WARM) Mentor Program Exhibit will be held October 5th through October 30th, 2017 at the Dow Art Gallery, 2242 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55114. Reception Oct. 13, 5:30-8:30 pm. Artist Talk/Program Info Session, October 21st, 1-3 pm.

The work of five mentors and five protégées working in a wide array of media is featured, along with narrative about their experiences in the program. Artists include: Brenna Busse and Ann Meany, Deborah Foutch and Linda Snouffer, Ellie Kingsbury and Catherine Palmer, Brenda Litman and Lisa Pemrick, Marcie Soderman and Roxanne Richards.

The WARM Mentor Program has been advancing the work of women artists since1983. Each two year cycle provides an opportunity for developing artists to work with experienced artists over time, who help guide and support them in their artistic development. Unlike an art teacher who instructs the student on specific art skills or work in a preferred art style, the Mentor’s role is to guide the Protégée to develop a disciplined art practice through which she discovers her own approach and artistic voice.

The WARM Mentor Program is accepting applications through November 19, 2017.

Divergent Offerings: Fall Member Show with Avivo Artworks

Divergent – Tending to be different or develop in different directions; relating to or being an infinite sequence that does not have a limit

Offerings – A thing offered, a gift or contribution

Divergent Offerings was a curated WARM pop-up Show and collaboration with The Show Gallery Lowertown and Avivo ArtWorks (formerly Spectrum ArtWorks) featuring work from WARM Members, Mentors and our partner curation team from Avivo ArtWorks.

Dream! Discover! Do! Member Show

A member show curated by Sandy Gillespie at the Dunn Bros. Coffee on Lake St., providing the opportunity for any member to submit their work for display.

WARM Spring 4 : 2017 Annual New Member’s Show, hosted by Altered Esthetics

A partnership between Altered Esthetics and Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM)

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Exhibition Dates: May 5, 2017 – June 4, 2017
Opening Reception: May 5th, 5-7pm
Artist talks: Date to come, follow us through our Facebook Event Link for updates

Altered Esthetics, 1420 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

WARM’s freshest art from their newest members! WARM was started over 40 years ago as a feminist arts collective, and quickly became known nationally for its artists, the social commentary of their work, their vision, and their commitment to the power of feminist art.

Today, WARM carries on this legacy by promoting feminist art in all its forms, supporting equal rights, and building a strong presence and a powerful, prosperous future for feminist artists everywhere.


Zoetic “Our Cumulative Legacy” Member Show

Zoetic: adjective zo·et·ic \zōˈetik\: Of or relating to life, awake, conscience, viable, being animatedly existent

What has been brought to life to you over the course of this election?  What has awakened in you?  What are you now more than ever conscious of?  And now what will we do about it? How will we be “animatedly existent”?

Many of us will make art.  Many of us have been making art all along and now when we look at our work we realize it is more important than ever to make it, show it and talk about it.

All current WARM (Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota) members were invited to submit up to 3 pieces for this all member show at The Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, MN in January. Come see a diverse selection of works from over 30 members that explore this volatile period in our collective history.

In addition to the exhibit, 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? Follow our Facebook event here for details on our panelists and updates on the event!

Exhibition dates: January 5 – 28, 2017
Artist Reception: Thursday, January 12, 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Event Panel Discussion: “The Trump Trigger”, January 20, 6:30 pm

People’s Choice Award: There will be a $100 People’s Choice Award made at the close of the show!

2016 shows:

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2015- 2016 Mentor-Protegee Final Exhibition: Launching & Landing

Women & Money project / WARM Mentor-Protegee show: It’s Personal

Voices Seen Voices Shared
Bethesda Hospital Cafe Gallery group exhibition

June 1st to July 31st, 2016
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WARM New Member’s Pop UP Show

At the Lowertown Lofts, 255 Kellogg Blvd East, St Paul

Opening Reception May 6th,2016 6:30-8:30pm

Eleven new members: A.K. Dayton, Donna Weispfenning, Lisa Marie Greenly, Lori Norman, Lou Tollefson, Montana Picard, Pat Owen, Patrice O’Hanlon, Renee Granger-Smith, T. Helmberger, Tracie Thompson

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April 1st to May 30th, 2016

Bethesda Hospital Gallery Cafe
559 N Capital Blvd. St. Paul, MN

 2015 past shows:

We’re All in This Together:  Introducing the WARM 2015-2016 Mentors & Protégéeshejny-stepping-back-looking-forward-invitation

Women’s Art Resources of Minnesota (WARM) is proud to present work by the new 2015-2016 Protégées and their Mentors in the Bethesda Hospital Fine Art Exhibit Program Gallery Café June 4 – July 15, 2015, 559 N. Capitol Blvd., St. Paul, MN  55103, 651-232-2000.

WARM and Bethesda Hospital Fine Art Program

Bethesda Hospital Gallery Café

559 N. Capitol Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55103

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The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust St.
Hudson, WI 54016

February 27 – April 4, 2015

March 6, 2015             6:30 – 8:30 pm Opening Reception

WARM’s Exhibition Committee is excited to announce the WARM juried show, Portals and Passages, opened Friday, February 27, 2015 at the Phipps Center for the Arts and will be on display until April 4, 2015.  The jurors were artists, Morgan Clifford and Jeannine Kitzhaber, who both teach at University of Wisconsin – River Falls.

Eighty-five artists submitted 247 images. The jurors selected 69 images for the show. Installation was completed Feb. 26 by members of the Exhibition Committee and 3 additional volunteers.  WARM’s exhibit uses all of the upstairs gallery space at the Phipps. The show looks great, and we are all thrilled with it!

The Opening Reception will be at the Phipps Friday, March 6 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  We encourage you to come and see the show. If you come, note that parking is free in the lot by the river, across the street from the Phipps.

We thank the Phipps Center for the Arts for giving their support for the show. Additionally, they provided publicity, printing and will be providing the opening reception. Thank you also to the Exhibition Committee members who helped make the show possible. They are: Judy Fawcett, Susan Hugh-Bowles, Fern Keniston, Andrea Martin, Alis Olsen, and Claudia Poser. We would also like to thank the following  WARM volunteers for their important help installing the show: Joan Seifert, Therese Krupp, and Sandy Gillespie.

The following is a list of exhibiting artists:

Mary Alterman Tina Anderson Karlyn Atkinson Berg
Jane Bassuk Lynnette Black Anne Black-Sinak
Elizabeth Blair Kate Christopher Chris Cinque
Michele Combs Nancy Condon Kat Corrigan
Rita Beyer Corrigan Beth Dorsey Rita Dungey
Patricia Dunn-Walker Judy Fawcett Marjorie Fedyszyn
Susan Gainen Brenden Gerber Susan Gilbert
L. Kimberly Gilllespie Norma Hanlon Susan Hensel
Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker Anne Kleinhenz Emily Koehler
Anne Kramer Therese Krupp Candy Kuehn
Brenda Litman Andrea Martin Dorothy Mayer
Kristin McCullough Barbara McIlrath Diane McLeod
Liesa Miller Stephanie Morris Laurel O’Gorman
Laura Pereira Claudia Poser Teri Power
Jo-Anne Reske Kirkman Ellen Schillace Joan Seifert
Marcia Soderman Holly Tappen Linda Taylor
Debra Trejo Donna Westerling Tammi Wiesner
Karen Wilcox