Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Altered Esthetics - Outreach Project

Ae Logo

Altered Esthetics (Ae) is dedicated to serving the arts community, and we're working hard to get the word out about our organization.
We're currently conducting an electronic outreach project and you can help us by passing the following information along, posting it to your profile, or simply sending an email about Ae to the artist or arts aficionado in your life. Feel free to use the image above or text below as you share. Thank you!


Hello Arts Advocate!

If we may, we'd like to introduce you to Altered Esthetics.

Altered Esthetics (Ae) is a community-based art gallery and arts advocacy organization located in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.
Our mission is to support and expand a vibrant arts community because we believe artists represent an important voice of society.

Altered Esthetics works hard to sustain a welcoming space for artists and the public.
Entirely volunteer driven, we rely heavily on the participatin of our friends in the community.

We'd like to invite YOU to get involved with our organization, participating in our services or helping us as we make them available to new areas of the community.

Do you know there are lots of ways to get involved and support the arts, many of which can be done without even spending any money?

Some simple ways you can become involved are:

* Participating in a show as an artist
* Participating as an audience member (our shows are FREE to the public!)
* Volunteering at an event
* Sponsoring an event
* Promoting a show, activity, or event through your organization
* Posting open calls in your business’ newsletter or on your message board

Another way you can help is by spreading the word!

Simply pass along this electronic message by forwarding it to a friend or posting the article to your profile.
Altered Esthetics is working hard to get the word out about our organization and we'll need the help of our friends to get the word out.
Send this email to the artist or arts aficionado in your life, and let them know about an organization that works to serve them!

Thank you for taking the time to read through this and allowing us to introduce ourselves.
We hope that you will help us continue our mission by becoming involved and telling others about who we are and what we do.

Artistically yours,


Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy Street NE
Minneapolis MN 55413
contact-at-alteredesthetics.org (replace -at- with @)
Visit us online at www.alteredesthetics.org/hello.

You can also follow us on Twitter, read our blog, meet us on Myspace, befan us on Facebook or support the Facebook cause.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Request for Wood-Themed Art

In April 2009 Altered Esthetics will be FIVE!

To celebrate the event and pave the way for another five years, we're having a big party and fundraiser. The silent auction will be wood-themed, and we need artwork!

Will you help?

You can participate by:
- Sending artwork created on wood
- Sending artwork created with wood
- Sending artwork about wood
- Creating art-blocks for our Art vending machine

What you get out of it:
- an in-kind donation receipt for tax purposes
- your work featured on the Ae website as part of the online gallery
- your Artist name and website listed
- the warm fuzzy feeling of helping an organization that exists to help ALL artists!
- extra warm fuzzy feelings (while supplies last, though Jamie claims to have an endless supply and is more than willing to share warm fuzzy feelings - and hugs too.)
- Artists can decide if either 50% or 100% of the final auction price goes to Ae.

If submitting your own work, please send us:
- A digital image of the work
- The title, media used and date completed as well as how you would like your name presented
- Any artist statement you want to have associated with the work
- A link to your website
- The value of the work

Artist information will be added to the site as soon as a commitment is made to participate and digital images are sent. The artwork itself will need to be received by Tuesday April 14, 2009.

Send information via email to:

Send artwork to:
Altered Esthetics
1224 Quincy Street NE
Minneapolis MN 55413

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Creative Blood - Video and Photos

The Creative Blood show highlights the work of creative family pairs or groups.

March 5-28, 2009

Artists' Discussion - Saturday March 14, 2009 – 1:00pm-4:00pm