Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists is a professional organization that supports

ceramic artists who identify as women in Minnesota. MNWCA provides its members opportunities for exhibiting, networking and mentoring throughout their ceramic careers. MNWCA furthers the creative and professional development of its members.

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Welcome to Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists!

Membership is open to ceramic artists of all levels who identify as women, living/working in Minnesota. We also welcome artists from North and South Dakota, Western Wisconsin and Northern Iowa. For more information, please visit the about/contact page. 

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Flights of Fantasy: Behind the Scenes

Artist Talk via Zoom: Sunday, June 14, 2pm

Due to the temporary closure of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Susan Feigenbaum will present her artist talk via Zoom.

The artist will present her talk via Zoom for MNWCA members and guests about her current exhibit in the Andersen Horticultural Library at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, on view through September 7. Flights of Fantasy features a flock of Minnesota birds in their habitats, interpreted in ceramic compositions. Special items from the library's collection are displayed with Susan's artworks.

When the Arboretum buildings reopen, the exhibit can be viewed at the Andersen Horticultural Library in the Snyder Building—the original building designed by architect Edward Lundie. The library is the largest horticultural research library in the Midwest, and features custom-built furniture by George Nakashima.

Susan Feigenbaum will give a second artist talk onsite on a future date TBD. This event will be open to all Arboretum members and visitors, and will include the opportunity to view rare books displayed by library staff. Admission fees will be charged at the gate for this event.

Susan Feigenbaum is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Vine Arts Exhibit Cancelled: Update

In light of the coronavirus state of emergency it is the recommendation of the MNWCA Exhibitions Committee to cancel the upcoming Vine Arts Exhibition. We believe that this is the responsible thing to do as an organization - for our members volunteers and for our community. The exhibitions committee will attempt to reschedule this show for 2021 as the exhibitions calendar at Vine Arts for 2020 is currently full.

Stay safe, stay connected and continue to your work in clay during this tumultuous time in our world.

All Our Best,

Jennie Tang (on behalf of the MNWCA exhibitions committee)

Exhibit at the Anderson Center in Red Wing - Temporarily Closed

The Anderson Center is temporarily closed to the public. When the Center opens again, the current exhibits are being extended to at least March 28. We will provide updates.

Participating artists include Denise Tennen, Christie Clark, Evelyn Browne, Wendy Thoreson, Lisa Valley, Brynne Macosko Paguyo, Lois Ann Helgeson, Jess Gotkin, Melissa Gohman, Lisa Truax, Carolina Niebres, Kristine Hites, Elizabeth Coleman, Sue Schweitzer, Kathleen Crook, Ann Meany, Colleen Riley, Sarah Hjelmberg, Karin Muchemore, Del Bey, Angela Heida, Donna Ray, Monica Rudquist, Elizabeth James, Donna Windberg, Julie DeVetter, Susanne Redfield, Amy Von Bargen, Robyn Peterson, Priya Thoresen, Sandra Shaughnessy, Carol Patt, and Jennie Tang.

Galleries are temporarily closed:

The Anderson Center is located at: 163 Tower View Drive, Red Wing, Minnesota.

This exhibition is co-presented by the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and MNWCA. Exhibitions at the Anderson Center are always free and open to the public; donations are welcome.

Please help spread the word through your social media. 

Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/835531693567823/ 

Thanks to all of the artists, staff and volunteers - Anderson Center and MNWCA - who made this happen!

Members: please submit your news for publication in our newsletter and on social media. 

Our newsletter is emailed to members on the 15th of each month. To submit an article, exhibition notice, or other news, fill out this form and email it to Denise Tennen (email provided in the form).

newsletter submission form

Due to space and time limitations, we cannot guarantee publication. 

MNWCA 2019-20 Board of Directors:

Co-Presidents: Kimberlee Roth and Monica Rudquist

Secretary: Denise Tennen

Treasurer: Ann Meany

Programming and Events: Marjorie Pitz/Susan Feigenbaum

Exhibitions: Jeanne Lukas/Denise Tennen

Website Manager:  Lisa Truax

Public Relations: Lynnea Schweiters

Archivist: Donna Ray

At large: Kristine Hites, Judith Yourman, Colleen Riley

MNWCA Needs A Press Release Writer - Please Volunteer

MNWCA continues to grow and flourish. Our goal is to provide positive experiences and opportunities for our members. We do that through programs and exhibitions, and are in the process of developing new initiatives like pop-up exhibits. To promote MNWCA and build awareness for our key initiatives, Public Relations and Marketing is vital. MNWCA needs member volunteers to help on the Public Relations Committee. Please contact Monica Rudquist (merudquist@stkate.edu) or Kim Roth (kimberleejoyroth@gmail.com) if interested. Primary responsibilities include writing  basic press releases and liaising with Smart Set's graphic designers.

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