Monday, November 24, 2014

Light Grey Game Night: Emergency!

Light Grey Game Night: Emergency!
Outbreaks! Fire! Explosions! Life or death, split second decision making! All these tense words and exclamation points could only mean one thing!!! It's time for another Light Grey Game Night! That's right, mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!

As you might remember, we're attaching a theme to each night to help people narrow down what games they might want to bring (although you're still welcome to bring whatever you'd like!). This week's theme is Emergency!

We'll be playing games about overcoming disastrous situations with bravery, cunning and solid teamwork. We'll be heroic firefighters overcoming a ferocious fire in Flash Point, or a global team of specialists fighting four deadly epidemics at once in the co-op classic Pandemic! Or maybe we'll watch in horrific glee as monsters destroy our beloved New York City in the newly released King of New York, among plenty of others! If you have a favorite boardgame, bring it!

So grab your friends, family or favorite stack of board games, and come play with us! RSVP via our Facebook event, and feel free to share! The more the merrier!

Podcast: All In The Dice

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All In The Dice
Length: 00:48:06
Synopsis: Lady Luck can be a cruel mistress and after a string of bad luck, Lindsay, Chris and Francesca chat about that wild dice roll we call life. When it comes to your career, your health, your love life, and your D&D sessions, sometimes you strike it rich and sometimes you fall right down a treacherous ravine.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Podcast: Your Best Estimate

11.17.14 Your Best Estimate
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Your Best Estimate
Length: 00:52:33
Synopsis: Estimation is a difficult but crucial skill for an artist for hire. It helps determine the worth of your time, the feasibility of a project, and shapes how you are able to build your career. On this week's podcast, Lindsay, Jenny, Chris, and Francesca talk about estimating for clients, for scheduling, for grant writing, and for your own sanity.

Show Notes:
Iceland 2015 : Artists in Residence

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Iceland 2015 : Artists in Residence

Team Moss - ICELAND 2015 Residency Program

Congratulations to our 2015 artists in residence!
After a long deliberation and many incredible applicants, we've put together two exceptional teams for next year's Light Grey Art Lab Iceland 2015 Residency Program.

In the summer of 2015, two diverse teams will join us as our 2015 artists in residence. Our July 25 - 30th group welcomes a team of illustrators, concept artists and painters from different areas of the United States, Canada, and Austria. Our July 31 - August 5th group welcomes a team of animators, directors, illustrators, cartoonists and book makers and from different areas of the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom. We will be traveling through Southern Iceland to visit some of the most secluded, wild, and sublime locations in the world. Our day excursions will include visits to some of the creaking glacial feet, boiling mud pots, hidden waterfalls, haunted hillsides, sleeping volcanos, basalt caves, and more. Equipped with our sketchbooks, cameras, and hiking gear, we set out on an adventure of a lifetime to explore, document, collaborate-- we hope to create an atmosphere of learning, open exchange, and dialogue.

TEAM MOSS
(July 25 - July 30, 2015)
Artists in Residence


JESSE RIGGLE (Vienna, Austria)
CHARMAINE VERHAGEN (Vancouver, Canada)
JULIANNA BRION (Maryland, USA)
ERIN MCGUIRE (Texas, USA)
ANDREW OLSON (Texas, USA)
ERIK KRENZ (Minnesota, USA)
MICHELLE SCHWARTZBAUER (Minnesota, USA)
CORY GODBEY (South Carolina, USA)
JUSTIN OAKSFORD (Washington, USA)
STEVEN HUGHES (Michigan, USA)
REBECCA OLENE (Minnesota, USA)
LAURA BIFANO (Vancouver, Canada)

For more information on our TEAM MOSS artists in residence, please visit their residency page here.

Team Lichen - ICELAND 2015 Residency Program

TEAM LICHEN
(July 31 - August 5, 2015)
Artists in Residence


LYNN WANG (California, USA)
ED SKUDDER (California, USA)
EVAN PALMER (Minnesota, USA)
LEE CRUTCHLEY (England, United Kingdom)
ANA BENAROYA (New York, USA)
KATE O'HARA (Nevada, USA)
JOY ANG (Edmonton, Canada)
BRIDGET UNDERWOOD (Oregon, USA)
MATT FORSYTHE (Toronto, Canada)
NICOLAS DELORT (Paris, France)
LEIGH LUNA (Minnesota, USA)
MEERA LEE PATEL (New York, USA)

For more information about our TEAM LICHEN artists in residence, please visit their residency page here.

Please welcome our new artists in residence for 2015!



Details about the application process for 2016 will be available fall of 2015. In the meantime, feel free to peek through the 2015 application page and description of our residency program here.

Huge thanks to everyone that applied for this year's residency program!

Light Grey Game Night: Marketplace

Light Grey Game Night: Marketplace
It's November. You've got deals on the brain. You've got to be cutthroat to get what you need at the price you want. Start sharpening your bartering skills, it's time for another Light Grey Game Night! Mark your calendar for Friday, November 21st from 6:30 to 9:30 PM! That's right, Friday! We moved it up from next Wednesday to avoid the holiday rush!

As you might remember, we're attaching a theme to each night to help people narrow down what games they might want to bring (although you're still welcome to bring whatever you'd like!). This week's theme is Marketplace!

We'll be playing games about making deals, acquiring goods, building riches, and most importantly, crushing the competition! Earn your Seal of Excellence in Jaipur, don't loose your cool in Going, Going, Gone!, or flood the marketplace in Key Largo, among plenty of others! If you have a favorite boardgame, bring it!

So grab your friends, family or favorite stack of board games, and come play with us! RSVP via our Facebook event, and feel free to share! The more the merrier!

Also, here's a sneak peek at the next couple Light Grey Game Nights, so you can plan accordingly!
December 3rd: Emergency
December 17th: Stay Frosty

Monday, November 10, 2014

Podcast: Vague-ities

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Vague-ities
Length: 00:57:36
Synopsis: After spending the week reading dozens of artist statements from both well-established professional artists and new students, Jenny, Chris, Lindsay, and Francesca discuss the specificities of being specific. From art making to grant writing to career planning, being specific can help you set goals, define your schedule, and understand your own work.

Show Notes:
Give To The Max Day

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Give to the Max Day!

GIVETOTHEMAX We have HUGE news! This year, Light Grey Art Lab has been granted fiscal sponsorship through Spring Board for the Arts. This has been a great step in supporting the depth of our projects, community involvement, and connecting with artist and art programs in the Twin Cities! This partnership also makes us eligible for many funding opportunities, including the participation in this year's Give to the Max Day, November 13th!

Light Grey Art Lab opened in 2012 by Founder Lindsay Nohl. Since opening, we have exhibited nearly 2000 artists, illustrators, designers, and makers of all type across the world. Each new monthly exhibition features between 50-150 artists, exhibiting their work in unique formats, publications, gallery events, videogames and more. We are honored to work with so many great and ambitious artist who make these projects fun, compelling, and interactive.

Urban Sketchcrawl Workshop

In addition to the exhibitions, Light Grey Art Lab also hosts professional artist workshops, traveling residencies, lectures, mini classes, artist meet + greets, lock-ins, weekly podcasts, artist interviews, and more. Our mission is to create a space for global collaboration, sharing of ideas, and exchange.

Over the past couple years, we have been thrilled by the response, excitement, and support from the community. Many viewers contribute in forms of participation, donations, purchasing artwork, and attending events. Proceeds from exhibitions go directly back to supporting artists, future projects, books, and facilities. We appreciate every form of participation and enthusiasm!

November 13th is Give to the Max Day- an online project that allows anyone from any location to donate to their favorite charity, non profit, or project. We invite you to give to the cause! Support Light Grey, Spring Board for the Arts, or any of the other incredible and important businesses! Let's help new projects happen in 2015!

Thanks for being a part of what we do!