& From The Collection
November 13, 2014 - February 15, 2015
DAI Steffl Gallery & North Shore Bank of Commerce
Opening Reception & Awards:
November 13, 4 - 7 PM
4 – 7 PM at the Duluth Art Institute
5 – 8 PM at North Shore Bank of Commerce
The Duluth Art Institute is celebrating a milestone this fall – The 60thArrowhead Regional Biennial & Retrospective Exhibition. Started in 1919, the Arrowhead Regional Biennial features some of the best artwork coming out of the upper Midwest. The exhibit celebrates a variety of mediums and artistic voices with excellence as the core theme. A snapshot of the community’s cultural zeitgeist, the 2014 Arrowhead Biennial showcases the work of 20 to 30 of the most exciting artists in the upper Midwest, drawing talent from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario, and Canada. Three awards will be named on the evening of the opening reception, including a first prize of $1,000, a second prize of $500, and a third prize of $250.
The Biennial is a juried exhibit and this year we are pleased to announce that Diane Mullin will be our Juror. Diane Mullin is Senior Curator at the Weisman Art Museum, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She earned her PhD in Art History from Washington University in St. Louis. Her curatorial and scholarly work focuses on postwar and contemporary art. From 1998 to 2004 she was a member of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) faculty in liberal arts. As Director of MCAD Gallery (2002-2004) she also ran the MCAD/McKnight and MCAD/Jerome fellowship programs.
A very special companion exhibition will be presented at the NorthShore Bank of Commerce. The Lewis family has been collecting works from the Arrowhead Biennial for over 50 years and under the curatorial guidance of Duluth arts icon, curator John Steffl, the Bank will present a historical retrospective of the Arrowhead Biennial. A special catalog celebrating both these exhibits will be unveiled at the opening.