East & West Galleries

Roots and Fruits: Exploring the History and Impact of the Women’s Art Registry of Minnesota

Curated by Heather Carroll, MLIS ‘18

November 3-December 15, 2018
Opening Reception & Oral History Booth: Saturday, November 3, 6-8 p.m.

Featured artists:
Mari Lyn Ampe, Ann Aslanidis, Patricia Neer Atmore, Harriet Bart, Hazel Belvo, Beth Bergman, Claudia Brown, Sally Brown, Elizabeth Cleary, Carlotta Colette, Gemma Rossini Cullen, Elizabeth Erickson, Susan Fiene, Carole Fisher, Linda Gammell, Anna Garski, Vicki Johnston, Ann Jennings, Sandra Kraskin, Lynne Lockie, Joyce Lyon, Susan MacDonald, Diane McLeod, Marty Nash, Dorothy Odland, Patricia Olson, Quimetta Perle, Cherie Doyle Reisenberg, Judith Rood, Monica Rudquist, Jane Starosciak, Judith Stoughton, Sandra Menefee Taylor, Paige Tighe, Jantje Visscher, Phyllis Weiner

This two-part exhibition combines period artworks and archival materials to trace pivotal events in the early history of the registry (known as WARM) and explores some of the ways its members catalyzed local art movements, programs and artists. With the national feminist art movement of the 1970s as a backdrop, this show reveals the significant role of WARM in shaping the careers of women artists in Minnesota and beyond.

Oral History Booth: all WARM members, past and present, are invited to share their memories and stories about WARM during an Oral History Booth at the opening reception on November 3. No oral history or technology skills needed!

Open call to all WARM members for inclusion in a digital slide show: Since it is impossible to include work by all of the women connected with WARM’s registry, membership and gallery in one exhibition, a digital slideshow that recognizes both the history and ongoing evolution of the organization will be included in the show. All WARM members, past and present, are invited to submit an image of their work and an artist statement for inclusion in this portion of the show.

This digital slideshow honors the inclusive spirit of WARM, demonstrates the incredible impact WARM has had in supporting the careers of women artists throughout the state. Our hope is that this digital “registry” of the registry will continue to be shared online after the exhibition. Click here for the submission form and more information (a PDF will download). All submissions must be received by September 15, 2018.


in the exhibition

Image Gallery

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