Your Family’s Chance to Participate in an Art Exhibition!

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Image, Brandon Kuehn, Twice the Speed of You and Me, Oil on Canvas, 2015. Image Link: Banfille-Locke Center for the Arts

Right now, Banfille-Locke Center for the Arts has an open call for Tornado-inspired art.  The exhibition is open to anyone who wants to enter work regardless of age or experience. My family is currently working on our tornado art.  We are taking it seriously and practicing with scratch material, but we hope to do our final work with professional materials.
Here are the details you need to know to participate:

  • BanfillLocke-seeks-artThis exhibit is to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Fridley Tornadoes.  So, even though we are very excited about participating in this, we are trying to taking it seriously and are doing it in a respectful manner.
  • There is a limit of two pieces of artwork per artist and they need to specifically reference the tornado theme.
  • Your work can be two- or three-dimensional, but two-dimensional works need to be delivered framed and ready to hang with wire.
  • The final piece cannot exceed 36″ in any direction.
  • The curators have reserved the right to censor graphic or violent scenes for family friendliness.
  • All artwork needs to be dopped off at Banfill-Locke on April 28 from 10 am to 4 pm or April 29 from 10 am to 7 pm.
  • After the exhibition, all work must be picked up on May 19 between 10 am and 8 pm.
  • The exhibition will be on view in the galleries May 2, 2015 to May 16, 2015.
  • You may offer your artwork for sale, with the art center taking a 35% commission.
  • For more information, contact BLCA Executive Director Bethany Whitehead at 763.574.1850 or

A printable call for art can be downloaded here: Call for Tornado Art at Banfill-Locke

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Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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