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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The 15th Annual Fall Fine Arts Show Coming to the Solar Arts Building September 19th

[Last year's Fall Fine Arts opening.]
Like it or not, the State Fair is over, kids are back to school, and a chill is lurking in the air around the corner.

Here at NEMAA, that means The  15th Annual Fall Fine Arts Show is on the way. We're  thick in the middle of preparing for the Fall Fine Arts Show, the other big event on our yearly calendar (after Art-A-Whirl).

The show will be opening on September 19th, and will run for three weeks (Thursday - Sunday) in the third floor of the Solar Arts Building (on 15th Avenue NE and Monroe Street above Indeed Brewing).

We’re expecting over 140 artists to participate, which promises to be a great way to get a taste of the variety of art being made every day in Northeast Minneapolis.

What is Fall Fine Arts?

For me, the most exciting thing about The Fall Fine Arts show is that it’s a completely “open” show where any NEMAA member can submit their work on a first-come, first-served basis. (We cap the show when we reach our capacity). This means that the Fall Fine Arts is be a great way to discover new Northeast artists, and that the show will have a whole spectrum of art available, for serious collectors all the way to younger people who might be interested making an art purchase for the first time.

At the same time, the Fall Fine Arts show gives out awards and prizes for stand-out work. This year, NEMAA is putting together a jury to give out awards that will include Christina Chang (curator at the Minnesota Museum of American Art) and others. Given the rich pool of NEMAA member/artists to choose from, there promises to be a stiff competition for the best of show.

There’s Still Lots of Work to Do

We need your help to make this happen. There is going to be a two-week installation process (already underway). We’re going to have a silent auction, and we’re still reaching out for sponsors to help us with our award prizes.

(For example, 1st Prize is a $350 gift card to Your Arts Desire Framing & Gallery. There are similar prizes from Wet Paint, and others.)

For the opening, we’re getting the band back together to provide music and we’ll have Create Catering providing tasty food. (We’re even adding a second bar to keep away year’s long lines.)

For all this, we need your help. Please contact the Fall Fine Arts Coordinator Briana at, or you can call Anna in our office at 612-788-1679 to sign up.

Believe it or not, it's fun to volunteer to help with the show, and get a behind the scenes look at one of a great Autumn event calendar. We need lots some elbow grease. Please volunteer if you can!

[We need you!... to help with things like this.]

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