Fall Members’ Juried Exhibition

The fall 2017 Members’ Juried Exhibition will run September 23 – October 28, 2017.  All current members may submit 1-2 pieces of work for consideration in this show. This is a juried show and will be judged for awards.


Ta-coumba Aiken

Ta-coumba Aiken is an artist, arts administrator and educator who focuses on public art and collaborative projects. He serves on the board of The Minneapolis College of Art & Design. He has participated in the creation of more than 600 murals and public art sculptures with themes ranging from local history to his own style of rhythmic pattern and spirit writing. “I create my art to heal the hearts of people and their communities by evoking positive spirit.” Aiken has served on the boards of the Minneapolis Arts Commission, the African American Cultural Arts Center, Forecast Public Arts and the St. Paul Art Collective. He has acted as an advisor on the arts for both the City of Saint Paul and the City of Minneapolis. He has been the recipient of many awards including a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, The Sally Ordway Irvine Award and a Bush Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship. Aiken’s work can be found internationally in public and private collections, including those of the Walker Art Center, RBC Wealth Management, Bush Foundation, Herbie Hancock, Taj Mahal, Maya Angelou and Spiritmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden, to list a few.


Steve Ozone

Born in Rochester, New York, Steve Ozone lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A graduate of Ball State University in Indiana, he holds a B.A. in Photojournalism. His work has been shown locally, nationally and is held in private collections. Philanthropic efforts include work with the St. Bernard Project in Louisiana to photograph families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. His latest project is called “Interrupted Landscapes of the Incomer”.

Awards include grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board (MSAB) Cultural Community Partnership, National Park Service Confinement Sites, MSAB Artists Initiative and a film completion grant from the Center for Asian America Media.

Ozone is co-producer of “The Registry”, a documentary film about the World War II Japanese Americans who attended the Military Intelligence Service Language School, in Minnesota.


Chholing Taha

Chholing Taha is a certified Cree First Nations artisan. Solitude and wilderness has been a loyal companion throughout her lifetime. It is her heart’s wish to instill a sense of mystery within anyone who views her work and discover that place within each spirit that beats together as one heart.

Her artworks are visual storytelling.  The narratives find themselves with one hand holding the past.  Awareness of history brings new insights towards the mind holding the future.  Shawls and wearing blankets are an important garment even for modern times.  The shawl honors the drum, expresses modesty, given as an acknowledgment of dedication to the People, and much more.

Chholing’s art is included within private collections, numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1978 in the USA, Japan, Germany, England, Brazil and Canada.


  • Dates of drop-off*: Sunday, September 17 (1-4pm) & Monday, September 18 (4-7pm)
  • Date of pick-up*: Sunday, October 29 (1-4pm)

*No exception to these dates and times, storage fees may apply after these dates.

Who is eligible?

All (members) Friends of the Hopkins Center for the Arts. (If you are not a member, you may become one when you register for the show.)

What artwork is eligible?

  • Original work in all media is accepted but must have been completed within the last 2 years and not previously exhibited at the Center.  (Work is juried for entry, this is not like the members’ spring show.)
  • Work must be submitted ready for installation – clean, undamaged and framed if meant to be framed.  For wall-hung pieces, please attach a horizontal wire as the hanging mechanism as this permits us to attach the piece securely to the wall.

How do I register?

  • Hand deliver 1-2 pieces of art to the Center on Sunday, September 17 (1-4pm) or Monday, September 18 (4-7pm). NO EXCEPTIONS TO DATES AND TIMES!  Unlike our spring members’ show when all work is exhibited, for this show a jury will review submitted work and choose pieces for the show. Artwork accepted for the show will then be judged for ribbons and cash awards.
  • Have a check ready for your nonrefundable entry fee of $15 for one piece and $18 for two pieces. IF YOU NEED TO BECOME A MEMBER, you may include your membership fee in the same check ($35; $30 for people age 60 and over or full-time students).  Make the check payable to: Friends of HCA.
  • Make sure you have the following information attached to the back of your piece: your name, title of work, medium, price if for sale, your e-mail, your daytime phone if you do not have e-mail.

Then what happens?

  •  A jury will review submitted work and choose pieces for the show.
  • Jurying will occur on Tuesday, September 19 and you will be notified by e-mail if your work has been accepted or not by Thursday. Pick up of unselected work on Friday, September 22 from 4-7pm.
  • A free, public opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 6-8pm. The show will be judged for awards and these will be given out at 7pm at the reception.
  • The show will remain open for public viewing free of charge during normal operation hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Friday; 10am-8pm Saturday; Noon-5pm Sunday.
  • You must pick up your artwork after the show closes on Sunday, October 29 (1-4pm). Work not picked up on time is subject to a storage fee of $5 per day.

Hopkins Center for the Arts reserves the right to determine placement of artworks.