Arts Advisory Panel & FAQ

The Made Here Arts Advisory Panel is a core group of multi-faceted artists and arts professionals who are experts in the field of public and fine art. This panel helps ensure that Made Here’s storefront window initiative is welcoming, accessible and reflective of Minnesota’s increasing diversity.

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Carolyn Payne

Carolyn Payne has been the Executive Director of Soo Visual Arts Center since 2009. In the five years of Carolyn’s time at SooVAC, she’s had the pleasure of working with more than 600 artists. In her off time, you’ll find her hanging out with her dogs, gardening or looking at videos of pandas.

Chris Cloud

Chris Cloud is a Culture Maker™ with a passion for connecting people and ideas. Chris co-founded MPLS.TV, MPLSzine, and the Forever Young Dance Party. He is currently one half of the art collaborative Negative Jam​ and most recently was the Head Co-Counselor of Pizza Camp.

Brian Matthew Hart

Brian Matthew Hart is a Minneapolis-based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. his work has been shown both locally and at various galleries, castles and museums in europe. he is maybe best known for his work in the field of light drawing photography, and is a board member of the light painting world alliance, a global organization that focuses on promotion and exhibition of the best and brightest in the field of light painting.

Carolyn Payne

Carolyn Payne has been the Executive Director of Soo Visual Arts Center since 2009. In the five years of Carolyn’s time at SooVAC, she’s had the pleasure of working with more than 600 artists. In her off time, you’ll find her hanging out with her dogs, gardening or looking at videos of pandas.

Chris Cloud

Chris Cloud is a Culture Maker™ with a passion for connecting people and ideas. Chris co-founded MPLS.TV, MPLSzine, and the Forever Young Dance Party. He is currently one half of the art collaborative Negative Jam​ and most recently was the Head Co-Counselor of Pizza Camp.

Brian Matthew Hart

Brian Matthew Hart is a Minneapolis-based multi-disciplinary artist and designer. his work has been shown both locally and at various galleries, castles and museums in europe. he is maybe best known for his work in the field of light drawing photography, and is a board member of the light painting world alliance, a global organization that focuses on promotion and exhibition of the best and brightest in the field of light painting.

Lucas Erickson

Graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Theater, and is now working toward his masters in Arts and Cultural Leadership at the University of Minnesota. He also works for Creative Community Builders (CCB) on a Creative Placemaking project in Bloomington, MN. He previously ran an outreach program with the Guthrie Theater, and also was the Coordinator for Plan-It Hennepin with the Hennepin Theatre Trust. In his spare time he volunteers at the Animal Humane Society. 

 

Gregory J. Rose

Gregory J. Rose, is a an Artist, Musician, and Educator. Gregory received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota, and has exhibited work around the nation. Gregory J. Rose, is a full time Instructor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Rosemary Kimball

Rosemary Kimball is a mixed media artist, organic farmer, free-lance art exhibition specialist and event planner.  She was the Gallery Director of the College of Visual Arts Gallery for 6+ years until it closed in 2013. Rosemary co-founded Night Owl Farm in 2014, an organic vegetable and CSA farm located in North Branch, MN which serves the Twin Cities. She is currently the Visiting Gallery Coordinater at Perpich Center for Arts Education and a panel member and exhibition specialist for Made Here.  

Masami Kawazato

Originally from Tokyo, Japan, Masami Kawazato is a classically trained musician and freelance consultant collaborating with nonprofits and artists. Masami has worked at The Schubert Club, Walker Art Center, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She currently serves on the advisory boards of Soo Visual Arts Center and TuckUnder Projects, and volunteers for Neighborhood Roots (Kingfield, Fulton, and Nokomis Farmers Markets) and Macalester College. 

Bailey Aaland

Bailey Aaland is the Communications Coordinator for public art at Hennepin Theatre Trust. Bailey is a mosaic artist, creating her own work as well as pieces on commission. Her first public-art mural can be found on Hennepin Avenue next to the Orpheum Theatre (thank you Joan Vorderbruggen + Mary Jane Mansfield).  

 

Tom Siler

Tom Siler is a musician, airbrush caricaturist, and professional art handler. Tom has been installing, storing and shipping high end art for the Marian Goodman Gallery in NYC for the last 8 years. 

Joan Vorderbruggen

Joan Vorderbruggen is the Director of Public Art and Placemaking for Hennepin Theatre Trust. An artist and organizer, Joan envisions possibilities for the most dejected spaces, transforming vacant storefronts into showcases of MN based creativity. 

Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll is a multidisciplinary artist currently working with installations and using industrial products to create fine art. In addition he curates genre specific archives for the University of Minnesota Andersen Library and sits on the board of the Minneapolis Athenaeum. He is a collector, buyer and seller of fine art and antiques. 

Reggie LeFlore

I am a visual artist who draws influence from the concepts and philosophies of Street Art and Graffiti culture,  using aerosols, paint markers, stencils and graphic design elements to produce artworks surrounding the likeness of humans and typography.

Mary Jane Mansfield

Mary Jane Mansfield is the Public Art and Placemaking Coordinator for Hennepin Theatre Trust. A multimedia artist with an eclectic style, primarily concerned with the flow of energy in life often taking the form of Public Art. She recently earned her BFA from the University of Minnesota. Jane has been a contributing artist for the Made Here project since 2013 and served as a lead installer for the team since April of 2015.

Joel Coleman

Joel Coleman was the proprietor/curator for The Abstracted Art Gallery, and is currently an art-installing expert for the Made Here team. 

Mirelle Zacharis

Mirelle Zacharis has a Cultural Studies degree from the New School in NYC and has worked as an art technician for Made Here, Walker Art Center, and various museums, galleries, and arts organizations locally and in NY. She has produced and participated in numerous public readings and art projects over the years and has a passion for exploring power and social theory through organizing and creating art in traditional and non-traditional spaces. 

Leslie Barlow

Leslie Barlow is an actively exhibiting visual artist, with a studio in NE Minneapolis.  In addition to creating her work, Leslie also works as the Administrative Assistant for Northern Lights.mn, the Assistant Instructor for the VALT program at Juxtaposition Arts, helps manage Waiting Room art gallery, and serves on the board of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library. She was born and raised in Minneapolis and lives with her adorable dog Pip.

Maggie Thompson

Maggie Thompson (Fond Du Lac Ojibwe), Manager of the Two Rivers Gallery, received her BFA in Textiles at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 She is a working textile artist and designer based here in the Minneapolis and is an emerging curator of contemporary Native art. 

Tio Aiken

Is a poet, artist organizer and logistical coordinator. Currently she is the production manager at the Saint Paul Almanac, leading the art direction for the book's 11th anthology. She is also a contributing organizer for Giant Steps MN; Production Manager for Walker West's 8'Oclock Jump Jazz Series; and a member of the Twin Cities Jazzfest board.

 

Hannah Novillo Erickson

Hannah Novillo Erickson is the Artist Coordinator of Public Art and Placemaking for Hennepin Theatre Trust. Her work has centered on public programming, social practice and the evolution of artist-run spaces in the United States. She has a Master of Arts in curatorial practice from California College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and minor in sociology from the University of Minnesota.

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Q: How do I apply?

A: Our open call for individual artists occurs biannually in summer and winter, however you can contact our Cultural District Arts Coordinator anytime to express your interest as well as allow us to add your email address to our mailing list so we may alert you when opportunities arise to participate.

Q: What does Made Here provide to artists?

A: All artists are given a $500.00 stipend to participate as well as a clean and secure commercial storefront space to create a visual display of their work. We also provide artists with professional installation assistance, electricity, minimal carpentry, and basic lighting materials. There is limited equipment, technology, and materials available which is described in our open call application. All showcase windows are clearly branded, professionally photographed, than extensively marketed via a dedicated webpage on our responsive website and through various social media channels. We also host multiple opening receptions and community engaging events where artists are welcome to meet other participating artists, the general public as well as stakeholders, sponsors, and Cultural District partners.

Q: Is an extensive exhibition history needed to participate?

A: Absolutely not, in fact we don’t even request to see your resume. Emerging artists, collaborations, and experimentation are all very welcome. You just have to effectively share your idea, and that idea needs to score well based on the rating categories established by the panel.

Q: How do you choose participating artists?

A: All applicants must reside in the State of MN. Applications are then reviewed by the Made Here Arts Advisory Panel which is a group of 15-20 diverse artists and arts professional from varying disciplines. The panel rates proposals via a points system and categories that address quality, relevance, viability, and whether the work is compelling to a diverse audience.

Q: Will Made Here combine multiple artists into one display?

A: Unless artists submit an application proposing a combined display, the Trust will not combine the work of different artists.

Q: As the artist, do I still retain all copyright and publishing rights of my work?

A: Yes, artists retain all copyright and publishing rights, however we provide professional photography of each completed Showcase display for use on our website and in some cases promotionally.

Q: What size are the windows?

A: Windows range in size and change often.  

Q: What are artists expected to provide besides their work?

A: A 250-word statement as it relates to your display, a signed Display Terms and Conditions form, tax information and forms for payment, and survey question responses.  We also wish for artists to promote their participation in their networks via email and social media, as well as attending events.

Q: Is it possible to mount two dimensional work to the glass?

A: It is a possibility. Please note this in your application along with any other creative ideas to display and illuminate your artwork.

Q: May we put pricing information in the signage provided by Hennepin Theatre Trust?

A: You are allowed to include pricing information, contact information, or anything you feel is important in the 250-word statement. 

Giveaway Information

Hennepin Theatre Trust

Official Rules for Made Here Giveaway

NO DONATION OR PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS GIVEAWAY. THIS GIVEAWAY IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. 

Eligibility

Giveaway participants must be U.S. residents and at least 18 years of age at the time the Giveaway begins. The Hennepin Theatre Trust Made Here Giveaway (“Giveaway”) is void outside the United States, or where prohibited or restricted by law.

This Giveaway is sponsored by Hennepin Theatre Trust (“Sponsor,” or the “Trust”). All employees, officers, directors and agents and their immediate families or any members of their households, regardless of relationship, of Sponsor or any advertising agency or other company involved with the design, production, execution or distribution of this Giveaway are not eligible to participate in the Giveaway or to win any prizes.

By participating in this Giveaway, participants accept and agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which shall be final on all matters. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the rules of the Giveaway in any way at any time, subject to state or federal law.

Giveaway Period

The Giveaway runs from November 17, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. until December 1, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (“Giveaway Period”). All entries must be received and recorded by the Sponsor during the Giveaway Period to be eligible.

How To Enter

By taking a photo of yourself with a Made Here installation and tagging it with either @MadeHereMN and/or #MadeHereMN on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you are eligible for the Giveaway. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, misdirected, late, unsent, incomplete, illegible or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by the participant or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Giveaway, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the transmittal of any entry or the processing of any function on the participant’s computer system. Your initial registration and entry allows us to add you to our mailing list for future communications. You may have your contact information removed from our mailing list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any communication received from us or by emailing us at info@hennepintheatretrust.org.

Prizes and Selection of Winners

Giveaway participants will enter for a chance to receive a variety of prizes, including without limitation restaurant gift cards and Made Here clothing. The chances of receiving a prize is dependent on the number of entries received and the discretion of Sponsor staff. No transfer, assignment, cash redemption or substitution of any prize is permitted, except by Sponsor due to prize availability and then with a prize of equal or greater value.

Giveaway recipients will be selected randomly by the Sponsor. Sponsor will notify each recipient individually by email or direct social media message first or phone if an email address is not available. Recipients must respond within five (5) business days of being notified or the prize may be forfeited and another Giveaway participant chosen.

Recipients are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state or provincial, and local taxes and any expenses associated with any prizes.

The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, terminate, or suspend this Giveaway should viruses, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control corrupt or impair the administration, security or fairness of the Giveaway. 

Liability Release

By entering the Giveaway, participants release the Trust, any social media providers, any other promotional sponsors, and each of their respective affiliated companies, directors, officers, employees, representatives, partners and agents from any liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Giveaway or with the acceptance, possession or use of any prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light).

Publicity Release

By entering the Giveaway, participants consent to Sponsor to print, publish and use, in any media, the Giveaway recipient’s entry, including, without limitation, the entry and recipient’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Giveaway, and biographical information such as for news, publicity, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.

Sponsor Contact

If you have any questions regarding this Giveaway, please contact us at info@hennepintheatretrust.org or 612.455.9500.

Mailing address:

Hennepin Theatre Trust

615 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 140

Minneapolis, MN 55403

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Urban Walking Gallery

Made Here, a project of Hennepin Theatre Trust, is a walkable urban art experience that connects people to local art and artists in the West Downtown Minneapolis Cultural District.

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