Artists of Minnesota (AoM):
AoM is a statewide organization of artists representing all levels of experience and a variety of media. Formed in 1959 and originally called Minnesota Rural Artists Association, the organization was an outgrowth of the Rural Art Shows held at the University of Minnesota’s annual Farm and Home Week.
Benefits of Membership
Artists of Minnesota holds one event per year called The Spring Conference. This weekend conference is held in different locations throughout the state.
We gather as fellow artists of all skill levels and artistic experience from different communities around the State. It is a wonderful opportunity to: 1. display art for our fellow members and the public; 2. learn from artist demos; 3. find out what’s going on from groups in other parts of the state; 4. meet with old friends and make new ones. Many other social and learning opportunities complete the event.
For the conference members are encouraged to submit two pieces of art for display and for judging. Your paintings can be entered within several different medium categories. The art is judged (but not juried to enter) and ribbons are awarded for each category.
On Saturday the art exhibit is open to members and the public who both have the chance to vote for their favorite art work. During unscheduled time, you can view art displayed and have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet other artists to discuss shared interests and techniques. As part of the conference we offer educational opportunities including art demonstrations by artists. There is a membership meeting to discuss issues and interests important to the AOM. An Art Activity is offered and members can create artwork for a local cause. Local tours may be available Saturday afternoon. A banquet is held Saturday evening during which the judge presents the awards. Sunday offers time for the conference judge’s demonstration and the opportunity for the judge to offer personal critiques of entered art for those interested (time permitting). It is a fun and learning filled weekend!
The Palette News, Artists of Minnesota’s members receive 4 issues of the newsletter per year. Our newsletter keeps members connected throughout the year with news, updated events, changes, artistic tips, etc.
New or Renew Membership Dues for 2023
Membership in Artists of Minnesota is based on the calendar year, January through December. Dues are $25/year. Click here for a printable membership application as a PDF. Whether you are a new or a renewing member, please complete a membership form when sending in your annual dues. If you have a seasonal address, include that address on the form, clearly identified with the approximate dates that you will be at each address. Print this and mail it to the address on the form. Thank You!
Send Registrations to our Spring Conference Coordinator
Sue Brown Chapin, P.O. Box 43, Carlton, MN 55718.
If you have any questions email us. ArtistsMinnesota@gmail.com