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Members make SooVAC possible.

For the past 21 years, SooVAC has been a mainstay in the Twin Cities cultural community; exhibiting and supporting the work and careers of emerging, under-represented artists through exhibitions, internships, employment, curatorial work, partnerships, community programming, workshops, and letting artists lead in every endeavor. 

Since our founding by artist Suzy Greenberg in 2001, our small organization has connected the community to over 3600 artists and created innovative year round programming, celebrating the rich diversity of our artistic community.

With your generous support, we can sustain this mission and continue to introduce fresh, provocative and boundary pushing work from local and out of state artists alike. Below you will find information about our different levels of membership.

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All Memberships Include:

Free Submission to our Annual Juried Exhibition, Untitled

Discount Tickets to Get Lucky

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  • Free Submission to our call for Untitled, our celebrated juried exhibition this winter

  • Free Submission to our call for Untitled, our celebrated juried exhibition this winter

  • Portfolio Review​

  • 20% off at Art Materials

  • All benefits from Sooper Artist

  • One selection of limited edition artist prints by Gregory J. Rose and Roshan Ganu

  • All benefits of Sooper Artist and Sooper Collector

  • 2 Limited Edition Artist Prints by Gregory J. Rose and Roshan Ganu

  • All benefits from Sooper Hero and Small group activities curated for you include:

  • Artist studio tours, starting with a July visit to Alyssa Baguss, Christopher E. Harrison, & Amy Rice

  • Curator-led tours of SooVAC exhibitions and other Minnesota art spaces

  • Private tours with some of our favorite Twin Cities art collectors as we welcome back our celebrated Collect Call series in fall of 2022

**Hover over the donation level of your choosing or click the button below to donate!

Limited Edition Artist Prints

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Gregory J. Rose

Gregory J. Rose is an East Coast native transplanted in the Midwest. Formally educated at The Pennsylvania State University, Gregory received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2000 and his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota in 2004-both with a concentration in Drawing and Painting. Gregory has been teaching for Minnesota State since 2003 and is Fine Arts Faculty at Minneapolis College based in Minneapolis. Gregory has exhibited in New York and many other US cities and has built an international career. Namely known as a painter, Gregory J. Rose has been a creative force working in – Music and work in TV Commercials; The Fine Arts, Art Education, and Community Engagement adding to his growing Global presence. More on Gregory here.

Print title "Jekyll and Hyde"

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Roshan Ganu

Roshan Ganu is a multimedia narrative artist originally from Goa-India, presently living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Ganu has conceptualized and directed stories for the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Minnesota Opera. Ganu is an awardee of the Mini Operas Big Ideas grant by MN Opera and has received the competitive Next Step Fund Grant in 2021 from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. She is also the recipient of the Artists Respond: Combating Social Isolation grant from Springboard For The Arts, through which she co-founded ‘Aapli Library’, a zine space for community and conversation in Minneapolis. She is presently working on her upcoming solo show at the Soo Visual Arts Center and is currently a 2021-22 artist in residence at Second Shift Studio Space in St. Paul, MN; with previous exhibitions at the Duluth Art Institute, Second Shift, Artistry-Bloomington, ArtReach St.Croix, among others. More information on Roshan can be found here.

Print Title "Dying House Plants"

Sustaining Membership Levels

Sustaining Members make convenient, automatic ongoing monthly contributions from your credit or debit card instead of single annual donations. This means less mail, no renewal notices and an uninterrupted status as a SooVAC member. This also means that we will deduct your designated contribution from your account until you let us know to stop or change it. You will receive all the benefits of an annual membership at the corresponding giving levels of your sustaining membership.

To become a sustaining member please click on your selected monthly giving either choose your own giving level HERE or at the $5, $10, $20, $50, $75,or $100

Business Partnerships

 

SooVAC partners with like minded businesses in a variety of ways. 

Fix Your Boring Office

Bored by your office views? SooVAC curates a variety of businesses with rotating local art exhibitions.

Contact carolyn@soovac.org to set up an appointment at the gallery or your business to hear more.

Sponsorships

Want to partner with SooVAC and our audiences? Sponsorship is a great way to work together. From sponsoring events to exhibitions, this is a way to connect your mission with ours and reach a new audience. Contact carolyn@soovac.org to hear more. 

Event Rentals

Looking for a beautiful location for a meeting or event?

Our gallery is a unique spot to host at.

 

Contact tiffany@soovac.org for more info.

2022 Sponsors

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Soo Visual Arts Center's programming is made possible in part by the generous support of our Members and Best Buy Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Minneapolis Foundation, Target, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, NEA ARTWORKS and with assistance from Propel Nonprofits. This activity is made possible by the voters on Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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