July Call For Art at The People’s Gallery

Call for Art

The People’s Gallery in St. Paul announces a call for art submissions for our upcoming Art Show tentatively titled “Diverse Affections”. We’re looking for art of any medium – photography, sculpture, paintings, prints, etc. Be a part of a unique and interesting show!

About the Show:

Diverse Affections’ will showcase work regarding diversity and social relationships. We want art that’s about different kinds of people and the different kinds of relationships they have with those close to them, whether those relationships are those shared by friends, family, lovers, or community. We encourage creativity in interpretations on this theme.  If your interpretation isn’t obvious, please let us know in writing how you see your art fitting into this show.

Work submitted for the show can be any medium, so long as it somehow matches the theme. Submitted art should be ready to hang or otherwise display upon receival at the gallery. For this show, we’re especially encouraging the submission of prose, poetry, or other written work to go on the walls, so long as it’s made displayable (e.g., printed and framed).

Any art that is selected after our jury process will hang in the gallery for at least 3 weeks starting around July 21st. A reception will be held shortly after the show has opened.

 

Submissions:

Send an email to submissions@peoplesgallery.org containing the following:

— Digital images of the work you are submitting (multiple pieces may be submitted). They must be in the .JPG file format. The file of each piece should be labeled with your last name + first name + a number + title of piece. Example: If an artist named John Smith submitted two pieces, one called “Flower” and one called “Self Portrait,” he would name the files: “SmithJohn1Flower.jpg and SmithJohn2SelfPortrait.jpg”

— The titles of your pieces (if they have one)

— The medium, dimensions, and prices of each piece if for sale

— A short artist bio (1-3 paragraphs)

— If your work, or any particular piece among it, has a story behind it that you wish to share, it is encouraged (but not required) that you include a short summary of it with the piece to potentially accompany it on display.

Deadline: 10:00 pm, Monday, July 7

Fee: The fee for participation in the show is $25 for the first piece and $10 for each additional piece, payable after acceptance. The fee only applies to works that are selected for the show, not all works submitted. No commission will be charged on sales of artwork. Please contact us to arrange terms of sale of any merchandise related to your art, such as prints, cards, T-shirts, etc.

 

If your work is selected for the show, you will be notified by July 9th at the latest. Art must be framed or otherwise made ready-to-hang or display. Art will need to be delivered to the gallery between July 10th and July 16h.

 

Questions? Please email us at crc@peoplesgallery.org

 

The People’s Gallery is curated by Crooked River Creations and sponsored by PMI, Progressive Management Investments.

For rental information visit:  pmiproperty-management.com

The People’s Gallery 2496 University Ave St. Paul, MN 55114

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Ravenscroft at the Gallery

ravensPhrenic Impact Theater brings “Ravenscroft,” a comedy murder mystery by noted local author Don Nigro, to the People’s Gallery two weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 9-11 and also May 16-18.

Tickets are (pretty much) $20 available through Brown Paper Tickets! And let us know you’re coming via the Facebook or MNArtists events pages!


Director of Production Katrina Radcliffe

Director of Production Katrina Radcliffe

On a snowy night, Inspector Ruffing (Dan Patton) is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. He becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women: Marcy (Jena Young), the beautiful Viennese governess with a past; Mrs. Ravenscroft (Alison Anderson), the flirtatious lady of the manor; Gillian (Chelsea Campbell), her charming but possibly demented daughter; Mrs. French (Lolly Foy), the formidable and passionate cook, and Dolly (Tanya Brody), a terrified maid. There are ghosts on the staircase, skeletons in the closet, and much more than the Inspector bargained for.May 9th through the 18th.
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pmTickets are $18.Presented by Phrenic Impact Theater and directed by Katrina Radcliffe, Don Nigro’s “Ravenscroft” is a psychological drama, a Gothic thriller, and a dark comedy that is both funny and frightening.***”Ravenscroft” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

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Past and Future Events

DJ Reginald McKeever was awesome

You should be dancin’ yeah!

The People’s Gallery presented “Come Into My HOUSE” with DJ Reginald McKeever on Friday, April 25th and hundreds of guests arrived to dance and enjoy art by Chrys Carrol, Serena Mira Asta, and the Crooked River Creations Artists Genevieve Alberti, Ayanna Muata, poet Theresa Alberti and Bob Alberti.

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Artist Chrys Carrol discusses her work with guests.

The music and dancing were awesome, the company was great, and the evening a big success. We look forward to hosting on more house parties in the future!

And speaking of the future, “Ravenscroft” is in ours! Our friends at Phrenic Impact Theater return Fri-Sun the weekends of May 9th and May 16th with their first full production by noted playwright Don Nigro! Tickets are available!

And following Ravenscroft, noted local photographer Chris Smiar will be on display in the gallery with a display of urban photography!

There’s a lot happening at The People’s Gallery!

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Come Into My House

Clipboard01Host Ayanna Muata of Waning Moon Photography with special guest DJ Reginald Milton McKeever Jr. presents a Crooked River Creations “house art” exhibit featuring artist Gennie Alberti and poetry by Theresa Jarosz Alberti with special guest artists Chrys Carroll (pottery, multimedia), Todd Caldwell (paintings) and Serena Mira Asta (paintings).

DJ Reginald Milton McKeever Jr. will be spinning Chicago Style House Music in tribute to the recently late great Frankie Knuckles. Music, dance, and art is good food for the soul. So join us!

Light refreshment served, $5 donation requested.

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Open Hours at The People’s Gallery

A big weekend and a big week ahead! Come see our “Color My Winter” show, and get a chance to visit individually with artists on these dates!

FRI Mar 7th, 3pm – 6pm……..featuring Artist Bly Pope
SAT Mar 8th, 3pm – 6pm…….featuring Artist Almira Downs
SUN Mar 9th, noon-3pm……..featuring Artist Staci Johnson
and SUN 2pm – 5pm………….featuring Artist Julia Andrighetti
WED Mar 12, 6pm – 9pm…….featuring Artist Hanna Cassel
THU Mar 13th, noon – 3pm….featuring Artist Aneesa Adams

And artists, be sure to invite your special guests to the gallery during your hours.

“Color My Winter” is open until March 19… don’t miss it!

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New show up! Come see “Color My Winter”

A sample of our spring-inducing art!

A sample of our spring-inducing art!

The People’s Gallery announces the opening of the new Color My Winter art exhibit.

Tired of winter white?  Take a break and come see the amazing, vivid and vibrant art in our gallery.  It’s sure to brighten your day!

This show will be up from February 19 – March 19.   We have paintings, photographs, digital prints, poetry, photo-collages, papercut artwork and more, all created by local artists.*

Open Hours are posted weekly here on our website (see sidebar to the right).

Please note:  we are also open by appointment.  Whether it is a short, casual visit or a longer tour, please feel free to contact us at crc@peoplesgallery.org if you are unable to visit us during our open hours.

Color My Winter Reception:  Wed, February 26    6 – 9:00 pm

Join us at our reception, a free event featuring food, fun, music and mingling.

Interested in holding an event in our art gallery?  We have hosted events from theatrical performances and poetry readings, to business meetings and networking groups, and our space is available for other rentals. Please contact us to at crc@peoplesgallery.org to discuss possibilities.

*Artists in the Color My Winter show:

Staci Johnson………………Heather Bach
Hannah Cassel…………….Aneesa Adams
Anite White…………………Almira Downs
Samantha Campbell……..John Rodman
Bly Pope………………………Julia Andrighetti
Linda Clayton………………Serena Mira Asta
Theresa Alberti……………Ayanna Muata
Genevieve Alberti…………Cheli Oswald-Thomas
Brooke Martin………………Nett Hart

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Phrenic Impact Theater GALA

Director Katrina Radcliffe discusses plans with the cast

Director of Production Katrina Radcliffe discusses plans with the cast

The People’s Gallery is thrilled to host the gala launch of Phrenic Impact Theater THIS SATURDAY, February 1st beginning at 5 pm and proceeding until midnight.

Guests will find baked goods and warm beverages, silent auction items donated by local artists, music by Scott Keever, and semi-staged company readings of “Hamlet” and “Fortinbras.”

Director of Production Katrina Radcliffe

Director of Production Katrina Radcliffe

“I’ve been wanting to produce these plays together in a single night of theater for years,” says Katrina Radcliffe, Director of Production for Phrenic. “Hamlet is a beautiful story that almost everyone knows, but with the opportunity to pair it with Mr. Blessing’s delightful comedy we learn a new answer to everyone’s first question at the end of any beautiful story: ‘What happens next?'”

Assistant Director Brian Murphy.  Photo Credit James  P. Jordan.

Assistant Director Brian Murphy.
Photo Credit James P. Jordan.

With the help of their dramaturg and assistant director Brian Murphy, Phrenic has put together an edit of Hamlet built specifically for their semi-staged reading. Known for his portrayal of the Bard at the Minnesota
Renaissance Festival and his mastery of Shakespearean language, Murphy has even written stage direction for the play – in Iambic pentameter.

“This is going to be a very impressive double feature over-flowing with Minnesota talent.” Jena Young, Director of Operations for Phrenic continues. “With some incredible Twin Cities actors and the brilliant words of local writers Brian Murphy and Lee Blessing, the shows are a good example of what cold weather can do for creativity.”

Scott Keever

Scott Keever

Before and between the shows, local musician and composer Scott Keever returns to the People’s Gallery to perform some of his solo work. The event will also feature a silent auction with pieces from local artists, and baked goods available for free-will donation.

The launch will be held at The People’s Gallery, 2496 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Doors open at 5pm for a $20 suggested donation. Enter through the 2500 door. Be sure to check our Parking page.

*Phrenic Impact Theater* was first conceived in September of 2013 by founders Katrina Radcliffe and Jena Young. They look to provide theater in the Twin Cities that engage audiences intellectually and emotionally, focusing on unknown or under-used playwrights and performers.

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