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Fall Meeting 2014:
Taylors Falls, September 27

Registration Deadline: September 15

Click here for Fall Meeting details.

“Painting on my first BIG painting (2008),” says Pat Jerde, “It changed my life as an artist, as I discovered how much fun it was to paint objects much larger than life size!”
The Fall Meeting will be held in Taylors Falls at the Community Center (the old Railroad Depot building) located at 312 Government Street. A box-lunch will be catered by Eichten’s (known for their cheeses and bison burgers).

Our Guest Artist is Pat Jerde, who will provide a presentation and will critique works brought by member artists.

About the Guest Artist:
Pat Jerde was driven, since early childhood, to capture the "true look" of everyone she has drawn or painted. She received a BA from St. Olaf College in Northfield, but always felt that the focus on art through high school and college was on "being creative" without learning the fundamentals developed over the centuries. She was determined to teach herself those fundamentals and, after several years, finally found the type of training she was looking for. She spent five years of intensive study at the Atelier Le Sueur in Excelsior, and then taught there as well. In 1991 Pat and her husband Jeff founded the Minnesota River School of Fine Art in Burnsville. Minnesota.

In 1994, they designed and built a dedicated visual arts facility which featured classrooms, studios, galler and frame-shop. With rapid growth they expanded it by a third in 1996. Pat served as Director and Head Instructor until the building's sale in 2007. After a brief "retirement," the building reverted back to them in 2009. Since then they have spent most of their time maintaining the building and dealing with the many tenants. Now known as the 190 River Ridge building, it is home to artists, as well as musicians, therapists and other creative professionals.

Pat learned most of what she knows from artists Lisa Bormann and Annette LeSuer, both students of Richard Lack at "Atelier Lack." Later she studied in workshops (many held at her own school) with artists Richard Whitney, Alexander Gubenov, Joy Thomas, Joe Paquet, Thomas Nash and John Howard Sanden. She has served as a judge for numerous exhibitions and competitions including the Minneapolis Uptown Art Fair, the MN Artists Association, the MN Pastel Society, the Lexington Art League in Kentucky and the Minnesota State Fair.

Pat still has a studio in the building that she and her husband built. She has learned that being a landlord, she has developed problem solving skills that carry over directly into solving dilemmas in paintings. "I still teach, but just one day a week. I love how artists have come back to the building. Beautiful Art once again is being created here!"

2015 Spring Show Venue:
Mark your calendar now:

The 2015 Spring Show is set for Duluth, May 15-17, 2015. The Radisson has set aside a block of rooms at a special rate, so you can make a reservation any time. (218-727-8981)

Ask for the Artists off Minnesota Room Block (special rate available until April 15, 2015.)

Changes and corrections to member
information should be sent to

Barb Schmotter
617 Olive St. W
Stillwater 55082

Click here for a printable membership form

Is your art on the website?

If not, just email a good-quality JPEG image of at least 800 pixels x
800 pixels. If it is a very large file (1 MB or more) you may have to send it
on a CD; or you can send a photo to
scan. Information needed:

• Your name • Your place of residence
• Email and/or web site address (if you have them)
• Title of the piece
• Media and size of piece
• Price or NFS. (See examples on the web site:

To exhibit your work in our online gallery, you must be an Artists of Minnesota member. Please join before submitting work.

For more information, contact:
Flora Shinkle, Web-site Coordinator: • 320-597-2863.

You can send your image to Flora or to
Carol Weiler, Webmaster
504 Brookwood Lane, Sartell, MN 56377

Mini Show

Mid-July thru August, 2014 Hastings
Susan Zinschlag, 651-4378-9327

September & October, 2014 Hutchinson
Joyce Young, 320-587-6940

November & December, 2014 St. Cloud
Barb Rogan, 320-252-8872

January & February, 2015 (Available)

March & April, 2015 Bemidji
Kym Kovacic, 218-766-3613,

If you have any questions, contact:
Carole Eurele, Mini Show Coordinator, 320-249-7270

Questions or comments? Contact Flora Shinkle
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