Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – Mobile Art Gallery Call for Artists
ArtReach St. Croix is seeking artists whose work reflects, interacts with or otherwise examines the natural enviroment of the St. Croix Valley for “Biome,” a micro-exhibition in the Mobile Art Gallery. In the summer of 2016, ArtReach St. Croix built the Mobile Art Gallery (from the trailer up) to take art into unexpected places in the St. Croix Valley. This summer, the Mobile Art Gallery will tour three Minnesota State parks and other locations with pop-up performances and a micro exhibition that connects visitors to the environment through art. All forms of creative work are encouraged. Additional information  Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017

ArtReach St. Croix – Call for Exhibiting Artists
ArtReach St. Croix is seeking artists to exhibit their work in our beautiful gallery space in historic Stillwater beginning in Fall 2017. Accepted artists will be invited to participate in a collective show running 6-7 weeks. Artists living and/or working in teh Lower St. Croix Valley in Minnesota or Wisconsin are especially encouraged to submit applications. All two- and three-dimensional media, subject matters and styles are welcome including–but not limited to–painting, fibers, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewelry, book art, encaustic, wood and photography. Additional information  Deadline:Wednesday, May 31, 2017

ArtReach St. Croix – Annual Members Show
Member artists of ArtReach St. Croix are invited to submit one (1) piece of current, original artwork to be displayed in the ArtReach Galleries during the Annual Members Show. This year’s show will open on Thursday, July 13 and run through Saturday, August 19. Three cash prizes will be awarded over the course of the exhibition including a best in show award and audience award sponsored by Suzann Brown. Guidelines, artist schedule and submission form  Drop-off: Monday, July 10, 2017; 10am-4pm and 6-8pm and Tuesday, July 11, 2017; 9-10am

Franconia Sculpture Park – Arts Administration Internship Program
The Arts Administration Internship Program provides “hands-on” immersion in the daily operations of a progressive arts organization that provides residence and work space to emerging and mid-career artists in a 43-acre sculpture park. There are two different types of administrative interns. Program interns will support Franconia’s education & public programing. The Development intern will work directly with the development manager to support fundraising campaigns. Both interns work closely with Franconia’s staff so interns have a rare opportunity to be immersed in many types of projects and work experiences. This position is best suited for those interested in exploring public art, museum studies, arts administration or nonprofit management careers. Additional information  Deadlines: Program intern – Saturday, April 1, 2017 and Development intern – Saturday, July 15, 2017

Polli*NATION 2017 – Call for Artists
Join the Hive! We are looking for conservation minded artists and a lead artist for Polli*NATION Festival 2017. The lead artist will direct a troupe of volunteer artists in the conceptualizing, creation, building and installation of art for Polli*NATION Festival. The lead artist will coordinate and oversee the art and lead the public art salons beginning in April through September 10th. Polli*NATION is 9/10/17. This is a great opportunity for artist resume building, community collaboration, and a creative way to help bees. Additional information: please contact Laurie or Kathy at laurie@pollinatorfriendly.org.

Marine Art Fair – Call for Artists
Artists are invited to complete the application to participate in the 44th Annual Marine Art Fair. This is an outdoor event that has the reputation of being an outstanding art fair. It is always held the third weekend of September (September 16-17, 2017), the peak of our fall colors and tourist season. Site preference is given to returning artist through May 1. New artists and returning artists whose product has changed will be juried. Additional information  Deadline: May 1 

Art on the Kinni – Call for Artists
On September 9, CAB will present its 22th annual art fair on the banks of the Kinnickinnic River just behind down town River Falls — always on the weekend after Labor Day. Art on the Kinni features some 65 juried artists and the “Budding Artists’ Bridge” featuring students/artists just beginning their arts careers. Artists working in basketry, ceramics, fiber, wood, hand-made paper, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, photography and original two-dimensional fine art are eligible to apply. Additional information  Deadline: May 15

Afton Art in the Park – Call for Artists
The 39th Annual Afton Art in the Park will be celebrated in the historic village of Afton, Minnesota, on Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24, 2017. The event will feature more than 90 vendors of fine art and traditional craft. While this is not a juried art show, the coordinators give consideration to each artist application to ensure variety of art adn limit the number of artists with similar product. Hand-made, high quality, original art only. Additional information  Deadline: September 1

Artspace Hastings River Lofts – Now Leasing Artist Live/Work Lofts
The Artspace Hastings River Lofts will provide 37 units of affordable live/work space for artists and their families, ground floor commercial space for creative businesses, gallery space for residents to showcase their artwork, and 3000 square feet of programable outdoor community green space. Loft ammenities include: spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom live/work units; open floor plans with large windows; views of the Mississippi River; walking distance to cafes, restaurants, retail and art centers; off-street parking; pet friendly  Additional Information

Stillwater Art Guild Gallery – Call for Artists
The Stillwater Art Guild Gallery’s River Room is prime exhibition and retail space available for rent by individuals and groups of artists. Tasteful, neutral walls make artwork pop. Warm spot lighting with adjustable brightness directs visitors gaze. Pedestals and moveable free-standing walls are available at no additional cost. You may submit a proposal as an individual or a group. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly. Additional Information

Franconia Sculpture Park – Casket Gallery Proposals
In 2011, Franconia Sculpture Park established an urban home at the Casket Arts Community Complex in Northeast Minneapolis, MN at 1781 Jefferson St. NE. Franconia in the City @ Casket offers an outdoor sculpture exhibition and an indoor gallery space for exhibitions of two- and three-dimensional art. To submit an exhibition proposal for this gallery space please see further details and guidelines below. Additional information

mnartists.org is an online database of Minnesota artists and organizations from all disciplines. In addition to providing artists and organizations with a web page containing images and information, mnartists.org provides news and features about the local arts scene from a variety of sources. They have many calls for artists from throughout Minnesota posted on their Opportunities page.