Sunday, February 28, 2010

Open Calls for 2010 Exhibitions

Would you like to exhibit your work at Altered Esthetics? Whether you are a first-time exhibiting artist or have exhibited in numerous galleries worldwide, we want you to submit your work to us. Ae Gallery hosts monthly group shows, each with a varying theme.

Upcoming Open Calls:

F.R.E.S.H. - May, 2010
Guerrilla art, hip-hop, punk rock, murals and more, F.R.E.S.H. will take a look at the origins, expressions and effects of street art as it has occurred in and beyond the gallery walls.
Deadline for submission: March 15, 2010

Bike Art V - June, 2010
The fifth annual Bicycle Art exhibit will feature photography, sculpture, spoke-art, and more.
Deadline for submission: April 15, 2010

Suburbs v. Cities - July, 2010
Artists creatively examine the pros and cons of life in the metropolis versus life in the burbs.
Deadline for submission: May 15, 2010

Please check out our Open Calls page for a full list of upcoming exhibits and details:


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Iron and Candy - Ae's Sixth Anniversary

Announcing our 6th Year Anniversary Celebration

Altered Esthetics celebrates six years of serving artists with a party at our gallery in the Q'arma building in Northeast Minneapolis.

Call For Art:

We will be holding our annual fundraiser & silent art auction in conjunction with our anniversary celebration, and we would love to have your participation! We need artists to be a part of the show and submit artwork for the silent auction. Since it is our 6th year anniversary, we have chosen the theme Iron & Candy (as something made of Iron or Candy is traditionally the 6th year anniversary gift), and so we are seeking artwork that coincides with this theme.

To submit work, please send an image with the following info to
Artist Name:
Artist Website:
Value of work:

Preferred split (50/50 split with Ae, or 100% donation to Ae):

Reserve price (minimum bid, if any):

Visit the Ae Events page: Iron and Candy for more info

Save the date!

April 30, 2010, 7pm.
Please join us for the celebration!

On the evening of Friday, April 30th, 2010 Ae will host a night of fun featuring: an Iron and Candy themed exhibit & silent auction, raffle & prizes, refreshments, libations, live music and more!

Interested in sponsoring? Donate a gift certificate, goods or services and not only will you get the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting Northeast's awesome art community, but you'll also get a link on the Ae site and your business name in the Iron and Candy brochure!
For more info call 612.378.8888 or email

Monday, February 15, 2010

Do You Like Facebook?

So, even though some people thing social networking sites are The Ultimate Evil (in various forms), we like them!. Especially facebook, because it allows us to keep in touch with our friends, families, artists and community better. We can update folks about events and happenings with minimal costs, and Scrabble also really helps get us through the winter, doncha kno'?

So - if you've already joined the social networking bandwagon, connect with us, too!

Be our friend:!/altered.esthetics?ref=ts

Check out our page:!/pages/Altered-Esthetics/59182309127

Or here's our causes page, if you do those kind of apps: