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The Edina Art Center welcomes back the Minnesota Artists Association to the Margaret Foss Gallery for their members Spring Juried Exhibition. Many current and past MAA members have been involved with the Edina Art Center as instructors, students and exhibitors. Recently, members Marion Alstad, Judy Lieber and Kat Corrigan have displayed their award-winning art in the gift shop and gallery at the Art Center.
The Minnesota Artists Association (MAA) is an organization that has been serving the Minnesota Art Community since 1937. This group began during the time of rampant unemployment caused by the Great Depression, a time when there was very little support for artists. On April 14, 1937, 12 Minnesota artists decided to pool their energies and form a group where they could discuss and critique their artwork, and gain encouragement. This was the beginning of the Minnesota Artists Association.
Over the years, the MAA has evolved into an organization which holds two juried exhibitions annually, has monthly meetings, provides workshops, and assists and promotes artists working in all mediums: oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel and collage, as well as drawing, photography, sculpture and hand-pulled prints.
Come see the artwork and meet this longstanding group of enthusiastic and committed Minnesota artists!
Fill your garden with Art! Art that inspires, attracts us and welcomes Spring!
Perhaps a fountain will fill your garden with the soothing sounds of running water and provide a focal point for a shady nook, or a sculpted clay or metal faerie house is needed to peek from among your impatiens. Purchase a toad house to attract an amphibian to control the slugs in the hostas!
You’ll find stunning creations from local artists when the Margaret Foss Gallery is transformed into a gallery of flora- and fauna-inspired art. Numerous art disciplines ranging from unique pottery, metal art, clothing inspired by the garden, photography, painting and drawing with garden themes will be available.
Find additional inspiration for your garden at the opening reception when visitors are invited to plant local seeds in compost and enjoy them as plants for their garden!
Greet spring with a new piece of Garden Art.
Every single home has art of some kind hanging on its walls. From inexpensive posters to family photos to art fair finds to gallery commissions — people do not leave their walls bare. This exhibit is invitational and Edina-based. You will see the art collected by a mayor, a banker, a waitress, a lifeguard, a groundskeeper, a business owner, a doctor, a nurse and a guard at Southdale - just to name a few!
We call it “Over the Sofa” because that’s usually where people place their best art!
Michael Frey, Director, 952-903-5729
Sandra Shaughnessy, Gallery Coordinator, 952-903-5788
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