Log in

Annual Member Show

Depot Great Hall

August 17-September 26, 2021 

The Annual Member Show is the Duluth Art Institute’s most celebrated event of the year. This exhibition showcases a creative, inspirational, and moving collection of art highlighting DAI members’ artistic endeavors over the past year. Members’ work matters to the community, and this show promises to be unlike any other.

Congratulations to Kelly Schamberger, winner of the 2021 People's Choice Award for her piece, "I Am the Daughter."

Annual Member Show Artwork Pickup

Sept 27  |  8:30am - 6pm  |  Masks required

Sign out artwork in Depot Great Hall, outside under Michigan Street Porte - Cochere if weather permits.

To pick up another artist's work, confirmation must be requested by emailing avarsek@duluthartinstitute.org prior to September 27th. 

Alison Aune

Depot Performing Arts Wing

Alison Aune, "Linnea," Acrylic paint, paper on canvas and board, 2019.

"My years living and studying in Sweden and Norway were incredibly important in my artistic development. There, I began researching and documenting historic Nordic textile patterns, folk art designs, and domestic artifacts as source material for my creative process. Today I continue to find and document Nordic textile patterns that I reinterpret and re-contextualize through a mixed media approach. This approach, inspired by Miriam Schapiro’s Femmage, is rooted within the framework of a feminist aesthetic. Instead of using textile materials however, I am creating mixed media paintings with paper copies of traditional textiles, paper napkins and knäckebröd (crispbread) wrappers that I collage onto canvas and wooden panels. Then I paint over them, literally retracing and discovering the forms, and adding portraits, flowers and symbolic patterns with acrylic over the entire surface. Through this process, I explore, and celebrate, the intersection of art, craft, and heritage."

-Alison Aune, artist



  The Duluth Art Institute's programs and services are made possible in part through the support of the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2018.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software