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. 

Upcoming events

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Thank you for the 30+ members who attended our annual meeting on September 28th! Click here to view the meeting minutes. Thank you to all who stepped up to join us on the Board (see list of Board members below). We've come up with exciting new programming, and we continue to look for your ideas, input, and engagement! Now is your chance to help shape our organization and make it even stronger. Please consider joining one of our committees – your involvement makes a difference in what we can accomplish together. 

Upcoming Exhibition Opportunity for All MNWCA Members

Vine Arts Center; 2637 27th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN, 55406

The Vine Arts Center in South Minneapolis believes in “Growing Art on the Greenway”  

In that spirit we encourage all MNWCA members to participate in our spring exhibition : Green Ware: Fresh Work of Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists  Exhibition of new work by members of MNWCA 

This exhibition will be open to members of MNWCA to exhibit new work, not previously shown in a MNWCA exhibition. Each participating member may exhibit one piece including functional, sculptural or wall art. There is no fee for participation.

The exhibit will run Saturdays from 4/11/2020 - 5/2/2020


Key Dates for the Vine Arts Green Ware exhibition:

Artist commitment and confirmation 2/20/2020

Volunteer communication - end of February

Artist drop off of work 4/4/2020 &/ 4/5/2020

Opening reception 4/11/2020

Artist pick up of work week of 5/4/2020


Please send an email to jennie@theworkshopmpls.com with Vine Arts in the subject line. 


Staging any event requires many hands and we need participating artists to assist. All MNWCA artists participating in shows are expected to volunteer to help. We’ll be in touch after the final number of artists is determined but please expect approximately 4 hours of volunteer time to help make the Vine Arts show a success. Tasks range from painting pedestals, preparing exhibition space, staffing the space during open hours to gathering food for the opening and more. Participation is a great way for us to gain new knowledge, experience and to help build a MNWCA community.

Exhibit at the Anderson Center in Red Wing

In the dead of winter, warm up with an original and gorgeous hand-made work of art. Members of the Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists contribute to a show of vessels: cups, mugs, vases, bowls, and more. This group exhibition showcases a wide range of colors and styles, and celebrates the MNWCA’s vital community.

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.

We hope you can join us for the opening reception! 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.

Friday, January 24, 2020 6-8pm: Opening reception 

January 25 - March 21, 2020: Gallery hours are 8am  – 4pm, Monday through Friday; 10am  - 2pm on Saturdays.

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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