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.

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.

FLAG CONTEST DEADLINE IS JUNE 7, 2019There is still time to get your entry in for the The Aitkin County Friends of the A...
05/30/2019

FLAG CONTEST DEADLINE IS JUNE 7, 2019
There is still time to get your entry in for the
The Aitkin County Friends of the Arts and the Aitkin City Council’s official flag contest
HOW TO ENTER:
Deadline is June 7, 2019, winner will be announced on Flag Day, June 14, 2019.

Submit your entry to:
ACFOA,
P. O. Box 101,
Aitkin, Mn. 56431

HOW TO ENTER
Create a flag design on a plain sheet of paper, one design per page. On the back of the entry place your contact information: name, address, telephone #, email address. Entry must be postmarked no later than June 7th.

New 'City of Aitkin' Flag Contest.The Aitkin County Friends of the Arts (ACFOA) and the City of Aitkin (MN) announces a ...
05/08/2019

New 'City of Aitkin' Flag Contest.
The Aitkin County Friends of the Arts (ACFOA) and the City of Aitkin (MN) announces a contest to design the City of Aitkin MN official flag. Create a flag design on a plain sheet of paper, one design per page. On the back of the entry place your contact information: name, address, telephone #, email address. Submit your entry to: ACFOA, P. O. Box 101, Aitkin, Mn. 56431. You can enter as many times as you want! Entry must be postmarked no later than June 7th.

Enter our Juried Show 'Born to be Wild".  Deadline June 6, 2019
05/08/2019

Enter our Juried Show 'Born to be Wild". Deadline June 6, 2019

Metal Art show will be on display through June 22, 2019
05/07/2019

Metal Art show will be on display through June 22, 2019

Opening reception for Metal Artists last Saturday, May 5th.  Metal artistsKimberly Heft Cook, Matt Hurd, and Jason Beami...
05/07/2019

Opening reception for Metal Artists last Saturday, May 5th. Metal artists
Kimberly Heft Cook, Matt Hurd, and Jason Beamish, were available to answer questions and talk about their art. Exhibit also includes work by Todd Yotter, Shawn Martz, Mel Tudisco and Troy Srock.
Great food by Shirley Lundstrom, Jaques board memb

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo
05/04/2019

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo

Amazing display of metal art at Jaques Art Center. OPENING Ceremony Tomorrow, Saturday May 4, 2019 NOON-3 pm.  Metal art...
05/04/2019

Amazing display of metal art at Jaques Art Center. OPENING Ceremony Tomorrow, Saturday May 4, 2019 NOON-3 pm. Metal artists will be there to answer any questions.

Metal Art Opening Show.  Come for snack, visiting with metal artists and their families.  All welcome, all ages, all fre...
05/01/2019

Metal Art Opening Show. Come for snack, visiting with metal artists and their families. All welcome, all ages, all free! SATURDAY, May 4, 2019 from NOON until 3!

Thanks To the following: Ms. Meirose (AHS art teacher), The Aitkin County Friends of the Arts, Aitkin Lions Club$400 cas...
04/30/2019

Thanks To the following:
Ms. Meirose (AHS art teacher),
The Aitkin County Friends of the Arts,
Aitkin Lions Club
$400 cash prizes from the Riceland Whitetails,
$ 50 cash for Best of 3D Art from the Jaques Art Center,
$ 25 cash award for Digital/Photography from
from "Heart to Hands” Artesian Guild (Green Owl Gallery)
$ 50 cash award People Choice award from Melissa VanPortFliet, in honor of Dawson Strong VanPortfliet
$ 50 cash award for People Choice award from anonymous art supporter

Barden Heft (Jaques Art Center) and Mrs. Meirose (AHS art Teacher) welcomed all to the Teen Art Awards night, April 29,2...
04/30/2019

Barden Heft (Jaques Art Center) and Mrs. Meirose (AHS art Teacher) welcomed all to the Teen Art Awards night, April 29,2019

Aitkin County Friends of the Arts provided refreshments at the 2019 Teen Arts Awards.  AND they counted the ballots for ...
04/30/2019

Aitkin County Friends of the Arts provided refreshments at the 2019 Teen Arts Awards. AND they counted the ballots for the People's Choice Awards. Thank You 'Friends" you are indeed Friends to the arts in Aitkin County!

2019 Teen Artist award winners BEST OF SHOW: Grace Janzen Senior HighBlue (1st place): Garrett WesterlundRed (2nd place)...
04/30/2019

2019 Teen Artist award winners

BEST OF SHOW: Grace Janzen

Senior High
Blue (1st place): Garrett Westerlund
Red (2nd place): Everett Olesen
Merit: Ashlee Kearney
3-D Art: Timothy Schwietz & Samantha Turner

Junior High
Blue (1st place): Bethanie Gravelle
Red (2nd place): Seanna Donnelly
Merit: Bethanie Gravelle
3-Dimensional art (sculpture): Leelani Hurd

OTHER:
Photography/Digital: Kaylin Crupser
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
McKensie Fisher & Lelanni Hurd

2019 Teen Artists participating in the Teen Art Show.
04/30/2019

2019 Teen Artists participating in the Teen Art Show.

People's Choice Award in memory of Dawson Strong VanPortfliet who would have graduated with the AHS class of 2019.  Awar...
04/30/2019

People's Choice Award in memory of Dawson Strong VanPortfliet who would have graduated with the AHS class of 2019. Award presented by Dawson's family.

2019 Teen Arts Awards- Best of Show had a TIE! McKinsey Fisher (deer) and Lelanni Hurd and Lelanni Hurd (metal art)
04/30/2019

2019 Teen Arts Awards- Best of Show had a TIE!
McKinsey Fisher (deer) and Lelanni Hurd and Lelanni Hurd (metal art)

Announced at the Jaques Teen Art Show Awards night.  Aitkin Lion's Club generously donated 23 tablets to AHS graphic   a...
04/30/2019

Announced at the Jaques Teen Art Show Awards night. Aitkin Lion's Club generously donated 23 tablets to AHS graphic arts department. (The tablet is the white object beside the laptop shown below.) Thank you, Lions, for supporting art in Aitkin High School. Purchased through local AITKIN OFFICE SHOP. Shop local!

The Jaques Art Center
04/28/2019

The Jaques Art Center

NEXT MONDAY..PUT ON CALENDAR!!!

The Jaques Art Center
04/27/2019

The Jaques Art Center

NEXT MONDAY..PUT ON CALENDAR!!!

NEXT MONDAY..PUT ON CALENDAR!!!
04/27/2019

NEXT MONDAY..PUT ON CALENDAR!!!

Join us this Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 1 pm, in painting flower pots!We will learn to paint flowerpots for our fun(d...
04/11/2019

Join us this Saturday, April 13th, 2019 at 1 pm, in painting flower pots!
We will learn to paint flowerpots for our fun(d)raiser. All supplies are furnished. You can also take a pot home to paint for us, if you've have too much fun to stop! See you there!

Aitkin County Friends of the Arts
04/03/2019

Aitkin County Friends of the Arts

reception hosted by the Aitkin County Friends of the Arts!
Come and support our local youthful artists!

2019 Teen Art Show...getting ready!  All art delivered, set out, ready for hanging at Aitkin Public Library on Monday, A...
03/30/2019

2019 Teen Art Show...getting ready! All art delivered, set out, ready for hanging at Aitkin Public Library on Monday, April 1st. Be sure to come and vote for People's Choice award in honor of Dawson Strong VanPortfliet. Dawson would have graduated with the AHS Class of 2019.

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo
03/06/2019

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo

Last, but certainly not least, is the Bell Museum's Wooly Mammoth!
03/05/2019

Last, but certainly not least, is the Bell Museum's Wooly Mammoth!

Each Bio-rama depicts the different bio-nomes in Minnesota. Very educational!  The Master Naturalists are trained within...
03/05/2019

Each Bio-rama depicts the different bio-nomes in Minnesota. Very educational! The Master Naturalists are trained within these bios to be citizen scientists for their bionomes. Thank You Master Naturalists of Mn.4

Jerry & Cheri Holm have been a contributor, not only to our own Jaques Art Center, but also to the Bell Museum for many ...
03/05/2019

Jerry & Cheri Holm have been a contributor, not only to our own Jaques Art Center, but also to the Bell Museum for many years. This brass moose sculpture outside of the Bell Museum was commissed by them for the old Bell Museum, and it was transported (by Jerry & Cheri Holm) to the new home at the New Bell Museum. Thank you Jerry and Cheri Holm for your contributions to art in Minnesota.

Last Saturday, March 2nd, the Community Ed's bus trip to the Bell Museum in St. Paul.  Almost 30 people took the tour.  ...
03/05/2019

Last Saturday, March 2nd, the Community Ed's bus trip to the Bell Museum in St. Paul. Almost 30 people took the tour. Frances Lee Jaques painted most of the bio-ramas at this well known museum. PLUS we experienced the newest Planetarium show!

The Jaques Art Center
02/28/2019

The Jaques Art Center

It's a GO! GO! GO!

Yes! The Aitkin Community Education confirms the trip to the Bell Museum This Saturday, March 2nd. There is still room for you! $50 for adults, $25 for students (with paid adult); bring along a sack lunch. Call Community Ed at 218 927 2115 ext. 2153 or go to www.isd1.org

Join us and see Francis Lee Jaques' art at the museum, Plus enjoy MN's newest, greatest planetarium & see the stars!

It's a GO!    GO!   GO! Yes!  The Aitkin Community Education confirms the trip to the Bell Museum This Saturday, March 2...
02/27/2019

It's a GO! GO! GO!

Yes! The Aitkin Community Education confirms the trip to the Bell Museum This Saturday, March 2nd. There is still room for you! $50 for adults, $25 for students (with paid adult); bring along a sack lunch. Call Community Ed at 218 927 2115 ext. 2153 or go to www.isd1.org

Join us and see Francis Lee Jaques' art at the museum, Plus enjoy MN's newest, greatest planetarium & see the stars!

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS! JURIED ART SHOW with $1,450 in awards!Theme:'BORN TO BE WILD'6/28/19 - 8/24/19Email for entry for...
02/26/2019

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS!
JURIED ART SHOW with $1,450 in awards!

Theme:
'BORN TO BE WILD'
6/28/19 - 8/24/19
Email for entry form at [email protected]
Or call 218 9272363
Or stop in and pick up a form

Newest EXHIBIT.. Opening March 8th through 4/27'Lakescapes and Landscapes'Opening Reception Sat. 3/9 from noon to 3pmfea...
02/26/2019

Newest EXHIBIT
.. Opening March 8th through 4/27
'Lakescapes and Landscapes'
Opening Reception Sat. 3/9 from noon to 3pm
featuring: Melissa Srock, Marty Walshe & Carol Erickson

. Please come join us and meet the artists!

Art by Carol Erickson

02/26/2019

Great Opportunity!:
March 2nd the Jaques (in conjunction with Community Education of Aitkin), is offering a bus trip to the Bell Museum for a private tour of Francis Lee Jaques art and dioramas. Plus experience the new Planetarium.Tour the cosmos and beyond in the Whitney and Elizabeth MacMillan Planetarium. Pack a sack lunch and join us!

REGISTER AT:
or call 218-927-7736

Put a little fun in your life. Try cartooning at  Kaleidoscope on Saturday, February 2 10 - 11:30 a.m. with Cartoonist, ...
01/24/2019

Put a little fun in your life. Try cartooning at Kaleidoscope on Saturday, February 2 10 - 11:30 a.m. with Cartoonist, Duane Barnhart. Adults and kids are invited. Leave with humorous Valentine Cards you'll make yourself. Cost is $10 but scholarships are alway available. Call us 218-927-2363.

Thank you, Judith Rose (Keltgen) Mans for all you did for the Jaques Art Center.  A wonderful lady who will be sadly mis...
01/20/2019
Obituary for Judith Rose (Keltgen) Mans

Thank you, Judith Rose (Keltgen) Mans for all you did for the Jaques Art Center. A wonderful lady who will be sadly missed.

Mans, Judith Rose Keltgen Age 79 of St. Peter, Judy passed away peacefully on January 16th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 15, 1939 in Nicollet, MN and grew up with her four sisters on a farm outside of St. Peter. After graduating high school from Good Counsel Academy in....

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01/12/2019

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Our own, world famous, artist, Francis Lee Jaques' paintings will be on display at the Jaques Art Center, Aitkin Mn.  Ad...
01/11/2019

Our own, world famous, artist, Francis Lee Jaques' paintings will be on display at the Jaques Art Center, Aitkin Mn. Additional original paintings will be on loan from The Bell Museum. Come to the opening reception. Always free!

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo
01/11/2019

The Jaques Art Center's cover photo

01/11/2019
Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum

Delve into Van Gogh’s paintings. Thanks for sharing Maciek Janicki Animated. #FanArt #VanGoghInspires

01/05/2019

Kaleidoscope Saturday at 10! Cartooning with Duane!

Semi-practical art..All gals can use a little more jewelry!!
12/19/2018

Semi-practical art..All gals can use a little more jewelry!!

More practical gifts at the Jaques!
12/19/2018

More practical gifts at the Jaques!

Practical gifting?  Try pottery!  Jaques Christmas Marketplace is open from 11 am to 4 pm., Tuesday through Saturday.Sto...
12/19/2018

Practical gifting? Try pottery! Jaques Christmas Marketplace is open from 11 am to 4 pm., Tuesday through Saturday.
Stop in and take a look around!

12/19/2018

This is the last week of our Christmas Marketplace. Still many beautiful items, we are open through Saturday 11am to 4pm

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Come in to win in the drawing every Saturday.Stop in & purchase a ticket!Nov. 10th GWEN LEE: Adele McDonnell Wind ChimeN...
12/08/2018

Come in to win in the drawing every Saturday.
Stop in & purchase a ticket!
Nov. 10th GWEN LEE: Adele McDonnell Wind Chime
Nov. 17th MARY WASCHE: 'Serenity in the Pines' Mug
Nov. 24th GARY LEE: 2019 Calendar by Janet Hill

Buy your Jaques T-shirt by phone!218 927 2363  We can take your order by phone with credit card.  Short Shirt T Shirt $1...
11/29/2018

Buy your Jaques T-shirt by phone!
218 927 2363 We can take your order by phone with credit card. Short Shirt T Shirt $16, plus shipping cost.

Address

121 2nd St NW
Aitkin, MN
56431

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00
Thursday 11:00 - 16:00
Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(218) 927-2363

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