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Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery (NWFA), Your Community-Based Non-profit Arts Organization! (Staffed by Our Volunteer Member Work Force)

210 River Street, Cook, Minnesota phone:

1-218- 780-7130

Come Visit and Shop NWFA Gallery


Winter Gallery Hours

Thurs. & Fri. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sat. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.




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Secretary - Judith Ulseth: (

President - Shawna Kishel:  (

Webmaster - Troy Swanson: (


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NWFA  Annual Report  June 1, 2019- June 1, 2020


Summer Arts Program 2019

Shaving Cream Card Making –  at Carefree Living

WHO I am – Exploring self through drawing, painting, journaling and collage

Sculpture from Found Objects Learn to play the harmonica

Japanese Ink Marbling Rosemaling   Native American Weaving


Special Exhibits 2019/2020

  Jim DeVries and Jane Wertanen - -September 

Sue Martin Memorial Members’ Show - October

Cecilia Rolando – November          Chris Lange – December

Sara Maki Hogh – January    Musto/Pajari - March

Felt Popup Public Art – Traveling Exhibit


Art Classes 2019/2020

Mary Beth Downs – Watercolor

Jazz at the Gallery – Bill Conger  (6 sessions)

    Curious and Creative classes

Beginning knitting Contour Drawing

Needle Felting Viking Lino Print

Clay Play           Pen and Ink with watercolor

Simple Etching Almost Picasso

Let’s Paint a feather


Annual Meeting – Guest speaker 2019

Ellie Larmouth – “Lessons from the Kalevala: The Voice of our Ancestors”


Special Events 2019

Music in the Park – 11 weekly concerts

Spring Art Expo – June 2019

Billy McLaughlin – Simple Gifts Concert - June

Piatigorsky Concert–Oct. at North Woods School;Public Concert–Baptist Church

Art, Antiques and Antiquities Sale in September 2019


Completed Arrowhead Regional Arts Council – Two year administration grant

       Financial Plan – Implementing new membership fees to cover rent

       Marketing Plan–Include new brochures & signage designed by Andrew’s Camera    



Vermilion Bike Trail Committee     Cook Public Library - Public Art


Regular gatherings by the Writer’s Group – Wood Carver’s – Open Studio Art  

Unfortunately…COVID -19  Cancellation of  special exhibits, Photo Contest and Spring Art Expo 2020 and annual meeting and program.



We’re listening and would appreciate your suggestions or comments about the website and will answer any questions you have about the group. 


Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery (NWFA)
210 River Street
P.O. Box 44
Cook, MN 55723


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Certain activities by NWFA are made possible in part by a grant provided by the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council (ARAC) and is funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

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