The Jaques Art Center

The Jaques Art Center The Jaques Art Center publicly presents visual art exhibits, workshops, seminars, and programming for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds.
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The Jaques Art Center publicly presents visual art exhibits, workshops, seminars, and programming for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Its focus is to collect and publicly exhibit the art of Francis Lee Jaques (1887-1969) a former resident of Aitkin County, Minnesota.

Mission: The Jaques Art Center publicly presents exhibits, workshops, seminars, and programming for people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. Its focus is to publicly present the arts including that of Francis Lee and Florence Page Jaques.

Saturday, October 27 class with Dorothy Dotzler 'PEPPLE ART'  11 - 2 p.m. $20 at the Jaques.Create with rocks from Lake ...
10/10/2018

Saturday, October 27 class with Dorothy Dotzler 'PEPPLE ART' 11 - 2 p.m. $20 at the Jaques.
Create with rocks from Lake Superior and Mille Lacs. Arrange them innto scenes on a board you can keep or gift. Call the Jaques to sign up. Bring a tweezers for helping you arrange. Fun, short class to keep your creative juices flowing!

The Jaques Art Center
10/07/2018

The Jaques Art Center

More fun photos from 'Jaques Night in Venice'. Our 2018 Fall Harvest dinner.

"Jaques Evening in Venice"...Marjie Spiel and Jennie Cline displayed the art to be auctioned.  Bidding was exciting!
10/07/2018

"Jaques Evening in Venice"...Marjie Spiel and Jennie Cline displayed the art to be auctioned. Bidding was exciting!

Happy Faces!  Winners all.
10/07/2018

Happy Faces! Winners all.

"Piano Man", Randy Wall, performing artist- played the piano at the "Jaques Evening in Venice" .In his younger days, Ran...
10/07/2018

"Piano Man", Randy Wall, performing artist- played the piano at the "Jaques Evening in Venice" .
In his younger days, Randy performed across the U.S.A. and even played for the King and Queen of Sweden. He currently plays in the Twin City area. Thank You, Piano Man!

Our Harvest Dinner (Theme "Jaques Night in Venice") was a fun and exciting night. Here are more fun photos while waiting...
10/07/2018

Our Harvest Dinner (Theme "Jaques Night in Venice") was a fun and exciting night. Here are more fun photos while waiting for the place to 'fill up'.

Jaques Night in Venice...so much fun.  Fall Harvest Dinner fun-raiser..err..Fund Raiser.
10/07/2018

Jaques Night in Venice...so much fun. Fall Harvest Dinner fun-raiser..err..Fund Raiser.

More fun photos from 'Jaques Night in Venice'.  Our 2018 Fall Harvest dinner.
10/07/2018

More fun photos from 'Jaques Night in Venice'. Our 2018 Fall Harvest dinner.

Are you in one of these photos?  Tag yourself.  Fun evening
10/07/2018

Are you in one of these photos? Tag yourself. Fun evening

Thank You, Thank You.  Our Harvest Dinner (Theme "Jaques Night in Venice") was a fun and exciting night.  Here is fun ph...
10/07/2018

Thank You, Thank You. Our Harvest Dinner (Theme "Jaques Night in Venice") was a fun and exciting night. Here is fun photos while waiting for the place to 'fill up'.

Great watercolor Paint pARTy on Friday evening with Duane Barnhart. Thanks to all the great artists who came. Your paint...
10/01/2018

Great watercolor Paint pARTy on Friday evening with Duane Barnhart. Thanks to all the great artists who came. Your paintings are beautiful! Duane has a 2 day workshop coming up on October 13 & 14. Call the Jaques for more information. 218-927-2363.

LOOK!  You could own this original art for just $5.  Purchase a $5.00 lottery ticket, for a chance to win MaryAnn Cleary...
10/01/2018

LOOK! You could own this original art for just $5.

Purchase a $5.00 lottery ticket, for a chance to win MaryAnn Cleary's "Foggy Lake' painting! Stop in, or call the Jaques for a chance to win. 218 927 2363. Drawing held next Saturday, Oct 6th, at the Harvest Dinner. Need not be present to win!

Still openings for this watercolor 2 day workshop by nationally awarded water-colorist, Duane Barnhartt.  Call Jaques to...
09/27/2018

Still openings for this watercolor 2 day workshop by nationally awarded water-colorist, Duane Barnhartt. Call Jaques to sign up. 218 928 2363

From liz's page.  Thanks Liz ! Liz Towne Nix1 hr ·  Art Club. Every Second and fourth Tuesday from 1 - 3 at Ja...
09/26/2018

From liz's page. Thanks Liz !


Liz Towne Nix
1 hr ·

Art Club. Every Second and fourth Tuesday from 1 - 3 at Jacques. Everyone is welcome. Bring your art supplies to paint. We sell clay for $4. And make something. Join other artists in the community and just talk and learn. Lots of fun. It costs nothing to join the art club.

Thanks, Margarie
09/25/2018
Supporting the arts in Aitkin County

Thanks, Margarie

Some people believe you need to be in a large metropolitan area to experience exceptional art. However, many local residents would disagree. Aitkin County, nestled in north-central Minnesota, is home to many amazingly creative artists.  And in addition to that, Aitkin is privileged to have the Jaqu...

Duane Barnhart  Watercolor Workshop2 Days: Oct. 13 - 14 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pmWorkshop for ages 16 and up. Class tuitio...
09/17/2018

Duane Barnhart Watercolor Workshop
2 Days: Oct. 13 - 14 from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Workshop for ages 16 and up. Class tuition is only $120 for a full 12 hours of instruction. You'll learn how Duane solves painting challenges, works with composition, drawing, and how to use successful techniques from start to finish. Duane will give demos and instructions, then you work on your own while he offers individual help and critique,
Bring your reference photos of what you wish to paint or Duane will have photos you can use.
This workshop is geared for all levels of experience. Supply list will be forthcoming or Duane will furnish supplies and brushes for a nominal fee.

Duane Barnhart Watercolor Class 'PAINT PARTY'September 28, 5:30 to 8:30Paint a beautiful watercolor Autumn Sunset Scene ...
09/17/2018

Duane Barnhart Watercolor Class 'PAINT PARTY'
September 28, 5:30 to 8:30
Paint a beautiful watercolor Autumn Sunset Scene in this fun Friday evening event. Duane will lead you step by step and you''ll create a painting you'll be proud to frame and hang in your home.
$40 All supplies furnished along with abundant hors d’oeuvres! Call the Jaques to register. Class space is limited.

Have you ever attended one of Jaques Openings/artist's receptions? Photo courtesy of Shirley Lundstrom, who is also our ...
09/15/2018

Have you ever attended one of Jaques Openings/artist's receptions? Photo courtesy of Shirley Lundstrom, who is also our caterer extraordinaire!

Hey, friends, the Jaques Art Center of Aitkin is once again promoting it's annual Harvest Dinner fundraiser. It will be ...
09/13/2018

Hey, friends, the Jaques Art Center of Aitkin is once again promoting it's annual Harvest Dinner fundraiser. It will be held at the Heartwood Conference Center in Crosby on Sat. Oct. 6th from 5 pm to 8 pm. Randy Wall (The Piano Man) will entertain us during the cocktail - art preview hour before the sit down authentic Italian dinner is served at 6 pm. Following dinner and desert we will have a live art auction.

Look at this yummy menu!
• Artisan Breads
• Italian Wedding Soup with Escarole
• Leafy Greens with dried Cherries, pecorino and white balsamic vinaigrette
• Chicken Saltimbocca
• Fresh-Seasonal Vegetables
• Tiramisu Semifreddo with Chocolate Ganache

Masks can hide a lot of things.  But they won't hide your chance to attend our annual fund raiser...The Harvest Dinner. ...
09/12/2018

Masks can hide a lot of things. But they won't hide your chance to attend our annual fund raiser...The Harvest Dinner. This year''s theme is 'A Jaques Evening in Venice'. Join us at the Heartwood Convention Center in Crosby, Oct. 6. Call the Jaques (218 927 2363) for tickets. Fine Art Auction and these fine masks will also be auctioned.

Annual Fundraiser..Harvest Dinner 2018, " Evening in Venice!" October 6th!  $50  tax deductible 501c3 nonprofit organiza...
09/10/2018

Annual Fundraiser..Harvest Dinner 2018, " Evening in Venice!" October 6th! $50 tax deductible 501c3 nonprofit organization. Call Jaques for tickets. 218 927 2363 at Heartwood Convention Center, Crosby......
Along with the fine art paintings auction, we will also be auctioning off hand painted masks designed by artists of the Jaques Art Center.

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09/10/2018

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TODAY: SEPT. 8th  12-3 pmOpening Reception- Meet the Artist~MaryAnn Cleary 'Gifts of Nature'
09/08/2018

TODAY: SEPT. 8th 12-3 pm
Opening Reception- Meet the Artist~
MaryAnn Cleary 'Gifts of Nature'

An Evening in Venice!  October 6th!  Call Jaques for tickets.  218 927 2363 Along with the fine art paintings auction, w...
09/07/2018

An Evening in Venice! October 6th! Call Jaques for tickets. 218 927 2363
Along with the fine art paintings auction, we will also be auctioning off hand painted masks by artists of the Jaques Art Center.

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09/05/2018

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ANNOUNCEMENT!The People Have Spoken...The Carroll W. Heft People's Choice Award for the "Eye of the Artist" exhibit is.....
09/04/2018

ANNOUNCEMENT!
The People Have Spoken...
The Carroll W. Heft People's Choice Award for the "Eye of the Artist" exhibit is... Chip Borkenhagen Congratulations!

Tom Page Portrait Oil Painting Class-Day 2We had a great time learning from a great artist!  Thank You Tom, for sharing ...
08/30/2018

Tom Page Portrait Oil Painting Class-Day 2
We had a great time learning from a great artist! Thank You Tom, for sharing your skills with us!

Our current ShowGifts of Nature by MaryAnn ClearySept. 7, through Oct 27, 2018.Opening Reception was onSaturday Sept. 8t...
08/23/2018

Our current Show
Gifts of Nature by MaryAnn Cleary
Sept. 7, through Oct 27, 2018.
Opening Reception was onSaturday Sept. 8th, noon - pm

Call the Jaques for tickets.  218 927 2363
08/22/2018

Call the Jaques for tickets. 218 927 2363

08/21/2018

Francis Lee Jaques is featured on the Bell Museum's page. Check this out. Aitkin History! Be sure to come to the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin Mn to see Jaques' original art on display in the Jaques Gallery

Make reservations now for this Awesome Workshop
08/15/2018

Make reservations now for this Awesome Workshop

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07/27/2018

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07/26/2018

Eye of the Artist” Exhibit
Jaques Art Center’s 14th Annual Juried Show

Best of Show,
Pastel by Sher Leksen, ‘Old Barn up North’.
$300 award, sponsored by the Neighborhood National Bank.

Fine Arts Division:
1st Place: Don Walvantne, “Creekside Whitetails”, Oil,
$150 award, sponsored by Maryann Holder & Kathy Hanlon

2nd Place: Chip Borkenhagen, “Nokassippi” oil,
$150 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

3rd Place: Christine Tierney, “Slippery Drive”, Pastel,
$50 award sponsored by Jaques Art Center

3rd Place: James Bzura, “Good Stuff’s Better”, Acrylic,
$50 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

Photography
1st Place: Chip Borkenhagen, “Chelsey”,
$50 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

Honorable Mention: Carol Erickson, “Perfect Alignment”,
$25 award, sponsored by ‘Yeah, We Do Windows” Company

Honorable Mention: Carol Erickson, “Ice Blue”,
$25 award, sponsored by ‘Yeah, We Do Windows” Company

Honorable Mention: Mary White, “Eye of the Tiger”,
$25 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

3-D, Sculpture
1st Place James Lutgen, “Wise Guy”, Basswood on Walnut Burl,
$100 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

Honorable Mention: John Kinzer ‘Diabetes”, Basswood, Acrylic, Post,
$25 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

Honorable Mention: Kathryn Schreiber, “Wood Ducks”, Stained Glass,
$25 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

Student
1st Place, David Jachimiec, “The Blue Swan”, Photography
$50 award, sponsored by Joel & Phyllis Hoelz

Honorable Mention: Rachel Roettger, “Space Buns”, Graphite Pencil,
$25 award, sponsored by Joel & Phyllis Hoelz

Honorable Mention: Jack Pierson, “Afternoon Roses”, Photography,
$25 award, sponsored by Joel & Phyllis Hoelz

The Jaques Art Center wishes to express sincere "Thank You" to our sponsors for prizes for our "Eye of the Artist" Jurie...
07/26/2018

The Jaques Art Center wishes to express sincere "Thank You" to our sponsors for prizes for our "Eye of the Artist" Juried Art Show: Thank you: Neighborhood National Bank, Maryann Holder & Kathy Hanlon, ‘Yeah, We Do Windows” Company, and Joel & Phyllis Hoelz

"Eye of the Artist" Student DivisionHonorable Mention: Rachel Roettger, “Space Buns”, Graphite Pencil, $25 award, sp...
07/26/2018

"Eye of the Artist" Student Division
Honorable Mention: Rachel Roettger, “Space Buns”, Graphite Pencil, $25 award, sponsored by Joel & Phyllis Hoelz
Honorable Mention: Jack Pierson, “Afternoon Roses”, Photography, $25 award, sponsored by Joel & Phyllis Hoelz

"Eye of the Artist" Student Division1st Place, David Jachimiec, “The Blue Swan”, Photography $50 award, sponsored by...
07/25/2018

"Eye of the Artist" Student Division
1st Place, David Jachimiec, “The Blue Swan”, Photography $50 award, sponsored by Joel & Phyllis Hoelz

"Eye of the Artist" 3-D, SculptureHonorable Mention: John Kinzer ‘Diabetes”, Basswood, Acrylic, Post, $25 award, spo...
07/25/2018

"Eye of the Artist" 3-D, Sculpture
Honorable Mention: John Kinzer ‘Diabetes”, Basswood, Acrylic, Post, $25 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center
Honorable Mention: Kathryn Schreiber, “Wood Ducks”, Stained Glass, $25 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

"Eye of the Artist" 3-D, Sculpture1st Place James Lutgen, “Wise Guy”, Basswood on Walnut Burl, $100 award, sponsored...
07/25/2018

"Eye of the Artist" 3-D, Sculpture
1st Place James Lutgen, “Wise Guy”, Basswood on Walnut Burl, $100 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

"Eye of the Artist" PhotographyHonorable Mention: Carol Erickson, “Perfect Alignment”,$25 award, sponsored by ‘Yea...
07/25/2018

"Eye of the Artist" Photography
Honorable Mention: Carol Erickson, “Perfect Alignment”,$25 award, sponsored by ‘Yeah, We Do Windows”
Honorable Mention: Carol Erickson, “Ice Blue”, $25 award, sponsored by ‘Yeah, We Do Windows”
Honorable Mention: Mary White, “Eye of the Tiger”, $25 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

"Eye of the Artist" Photography1st Place: Chip Borkenhagen, “Chelsey”, $50 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center
07/25/2018

"Eye of the Artist" Photography
1st Place: Chip Borkenhagen, “Chelsey”, $50 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

Fine Arts Division:2nd Place:  Chip Borkenhagen, “Nokassippi” oil, $150 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center3rd Pla...
07/25/2018

Fine Arts Division:
2nd Place: Chip Borkenhagen, “Nokassippi” oil, $150 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center
3rd Place: Christine Tierney, “Slippery Drive”, Pastel, $50 award sponsored by Jaques Art Center
3rd Place: James Bzura, “Good Stuff’s Better”, Acrylic, $50 award, sponsored by Jaques Art Center

Fine Arts Division:1st Place: Don Walvantne, “Creekside Whitetails”, Oil, $150 award, sponsored by Maryann Holder & ...
07/25/2018

Fine Arts Division:
1st Place: Don Walvantne, “Creekside Whitetails”, Oil, $150 award, sponsored by Maryann Holder & Kathy Hanlon

“Eye if the Artist”, 14th Annual Juried Art Show opening was held on Saturday, July 21, 2018,  Best of Show, Pastel ...
07/25/2018

“Eye if the Artist”, 14th Annual Juried Art Show
opening was held on Saturday, July 21, 2018,
Best of Show, Pastel by Sher Leksen, ‘Old Barn up North’. $300 award, sponsored by the

Tom Page Demo was July 12th.  Tom is an award winning portrait painter and sculptor.  He gave a free demonstration on po...
07/18/2018

Tom Page Demo was July 12th. Tom is an award winning portrait painter and sculptor. He gave a free demonstration on portrait painting at the Jaques Art Center, which was very well attended. Thank You, Tom Page!

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