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ACW Launches Club Critique

Club Critique is an ACW group for all who are interested in a place for safe but rigorous discussion of their work. You will be able to join the CC on the ACW website and once you have become a member you can start taking part in the critiques of others work. You are expected to attend at least three critiques of your fellow artists.  Locations will vary and will mostly be in the studio of the artist being critiqued but if you are unable to accommodate a visit to your studio we will help set up a location for you. If you have a publicly placed piece you would like critiqued we can go to that location as well.

You do not need to be an artist to join Club Critique! We encourage art writers and reviewers as well as art lovers to join.

There are 3 main goals of Club Critique:

1- Have a place for honest, open and rigorous critique with the goal of helping each other to make the best work we can.

2- Elevate our ability to write, discuss and articulate our works which will improve our quality of proposals, artist statements, and other areas where we need to verbalize our works.

3- Develop and refine critique methodologies and practices to improve Club Critique’s ability to accomplish goal #1 and #2.

This will be a place where you can get open and honest opinions and conversation about your work. Refine and develop your abilities to discuss your and others work. Critiques will have a moderator to ensure the environment remains focused and rigorous but safe and supportive.

Registration will be open on March 1. 2022 Steps to Register: 1. Select “Become A Member” 2. Select “One Time Donation” and type in $100.00. 3. Select “View Cart” in upper right corner 4. In the Notes box. Indicate ” Membership in Club Critique”.

Cost of 1 year membership to Club Critique is $100 (assistance is available if needed. No one turned away).

Special for 2022. We just received an anonymous donation for three free memberships to Club Critique. To qualify for these funds please answer these questions and email them to Greg Volker at

#1 Are you willing to do 6 volunteer hours for ACW in the next year?

#2 Are you a student?

#3 What level do you consider yourself as an artist? (Student, emerging, professional)

#4 What is the main reason you need assistance with you Club Critique fees?

The first Club Critique meeting will be May 4, 7-8 PM at Greg Volker’s Studio where we will critique one of his pieces and kick off Club Critique in style with some great wine he just brought back from California!

The location is studio #612 California Building

2205 California St. NE, Minneapolis.

Contact project manager Greg Volker for information.

Logo by Cory Favre



Greg Volker
Barbara Bridges
Layl McDill
Deb Ripp
Owen Brown
Hannah Foster
Natalie McGuire
Scorpio ( Brian Serrano)
Lynnette Black
Kelly Frankenberg
Nina Robinson
Candy Kuehn
Madalina Kelner


Club Critique June 27- Barbara Bridges
2323 Monroe St NE , Minneapolis 6:00 PM
Maine Seafood Chowdah will be served.

Elements and Principles, Meaning and the Message and Cultural Appropriation will be discussed.

You can Still Join Club Critique: Details and Members:

Barbara Rogers Bridges has been an artist and a teacher/college professor for over 40 years. Her social practice sculptures have been exhibited in Maine, Miami, the Virgin Islands, Maryland, Chicago, Mexico, Spain, Canada, and throughout Minnesota. Bridges taught K-12 art in Minnesota, Maine and the Virgin Islands and trained teachers in higher education at the University of Minnesota and Bemidji State University.

Barbara creates social practice art from fabricated components in a variety of media and rescued “power objects.” She manipulates the objects to create meaning and provoke discussions and reflection on a wide variety of social topics.

She is an intervenor. Cambridge educated philosopher, Tim Ingold, holds a unique theory on art making. Dr. Ingold suggests that artists are simply interveners on any particular materials and/or objects the artist manipulates.  Any object already has a story, the artist simply recombines these objects to create a new narrative.

Barbara is founder and director of Art to Change the World.    Read More   Please contact Barbara if you would like to buy any of her art

May 4, 2022  Greg Volker!

Greg Volker is a sculptor, potter, musician and builder. Born in Stuttgart, Germany and grew up in St Louis Park, Mn. Attended the University of Minnesota for his BFA and left Minneapolis for San Francisco in 1990 to attend graduate school at San Francisco Art Institute. He spent 28 years in SF, Oakland and Sonoma Valley and in 2018 he moved back to Minneapolis.

As well as his own work he has assisted and installed public works for other artists like Andy Goldsworthy, Dawn Freyling, Chuck Splady and John Roloff.

Website:    IG,FB @ Greg Volker Arts


Artist, Minneapolis, MN