Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – Annual Members Show Opportunity
All member artists of ArtReach St. Croix are invited to submit one piece of current, original artwork to be displayed in the ArtReach Galleries during the Annual Members Show. Three cash prizes, sponsored by Suzann Brown and the ArtReach Visual Arts Committee, will be awarded during the exhibition. Both wall hung and free standing work may be submitted including (but not limited to) painting, photography, textiles, glass, printmaking, mosaic, jewelry, sculpture and pottery. The Members Show will be on view July 12-August 25. Additional Information | Become a Member  Drop-off: Friday, July 6 at 10am-3pm or Monday, July 10 at 10am-3pm and 6-8pm

Art Trolley Adventures – Call for Artists
Wahoo! Adventures is seeking fun loving artists for a new St. Croix Valley trolley tour call “Art Trolley Adventures.” Our goal is to continue to grow the Valley as a “go to” art inspired destination by making it hassle-free, fun and unique. Our plan is to offer this tour once/month starting in June and ending in September. Artists interested in being on this tour, should contact Kerri at kerri@mywahooadventures.com  Additional Information  Deadline: June 1

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Call for Artists
We are seeking submissions from visual artists in Wisconsin and Minnesota for exhibition opportunities in The Galleries of The Phipps in 2020 – 2021 and in four public exhibition programs in 2019 – 2020: at Hudson Hospital & Clinic; Westfields Hospital & Clinic in New Richmond, WI; Croixdale in Bayport, MN; and Woodland Hill in Hudson, WI. Submissions will be considered for all exhibition opportunities, and may be accepted in more than one. Individual artist submissions as well as proposals for two-person or thematic group exhibitions are encouraged. Additional information  Deadline: July 1

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Calling all Movers, Shakers and Makers
The Phipps Center for the Arts seeks submissions in all visual and performing art forms for 2018 Members’ Spotlight. Participants may submit up to two items to be shown in the Galleries Exhibit, and/or sign up to play music, sing, dance, act, or present another creative talent as part of the Open Stage Performances. Additional information  Deadline: July 20 at 4pm

The Phipps Center for the Arts – “Heart of the River” National Call for Artists
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, artists nationwide are encouraged to submit work for “HeART of the River.” With a full year notice, The Phipps encourages artists to explore the Riverway and let their experiences inspire their art to submit for this show. Submission in all media are encouraged and will be juried by members of the Visual Arts Council. Additional information  Deadline: July 1, 2018

Art Bench Trail – Call for Arist
An artist, landscape architect or designer from the St. Croix Valley region of Minnesota and Wisconsin is being sought by The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin, to facilitate the creation of a community art project in Houlton, Wisconsin. The participants in this project will include elementary school students, their teachers and parents, representatives from local businesses and non-profit organizations, and other community leaders. The work to design and construct the project will take place during the 2018 – 19 school year, with planning meetings and a community event to take place during summer 2018. Completion of the project is planned for Spring 2019. The facilitating artist will receive an honorarium of $5,000 for their participation.  Additional information  Deadline: June 29

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival – Call for Artists
In partnership with the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau, The Phipps is pleased to open our 2018 Spirit of St. Croix Art Festival call for artists. The Spirit of the St. Croix is a juried art fair, featuring 90 plus regional artists with fine art and traditional crafts for sale. This annual event draws over 8,000 visitors to Hudson’s historic downtown and scenic Lakefront Park on the St. Croix River. 2018 dates: September 22-23  Additional information  Artist applications will be accepted until the fair is full.

Afton Art in the Park – Call for Artists
Afton Art in the Park is looking for artists for their September 22-23 art fair. Hand-made, high quality, original art only. While this is not a juried art show, the coordinators give consideration to each artist application to ensure variety of art and limit number of artists with similar product. This event will feature over 90 vendors of fine art and traditional craft along with live music, great food and a small business fair. Sponsored by Afton Area Business Association  Additional information  Deadline: September 1, 2018

Northstar Watermedia Society – Call for Entry
NorthStar Watermedia Society presents the 4th Annual NorthStar National Watermedia Juried Exhibition, Sept. 10-Oct. 18, 2018. Open to all watermedia on various types of surfaces. $5000 in cash and other prizes are guaranteed (in 2017 we topped $8400 in awards). Juror is Rachel Daly, who has been the Visual Arts Program Director of Artistry in Bloomington MN for more than 18 years (full credentials in the Call for Entries). Additional information  Deadline: July 1 at midnight

Gammelgården Museum – 2018 Fairs Call for Artists
Gammelgården Museum in Scadia, Minnesota, is looking for artists for three fairs in 2018: Midsommar Dagen on June 23, Spelmansstämma (Fiddle Fest) on August 18, and Christmas @ Gammelgården in early November. There is no charge for booth space, but artist should bring their own tents and tables. Artists who have participated in the past include woodworkers, blacksmiths, jewelry artists and potters. Gammelgården’s goal is to keep with high end crafts, particularly in the tradition of early immigrants. Additional information

River Falls Community Arts Base (CAB) – Call for Exhibiting Artists
Art’s House Gallery in River Falls is looking for artists to show at our gallery from March through December. We are looking for a variety of media including paintings, photos, jewelry, 3D art which can include wood carving, fabric art, glass, etc. Even if you have never shown your art before, please consider showing with us! Each show is for one month. Additional information  

Stillwater Veterans Memorial – Call for Volunteers
The Stillwater Veterans Memorial is looking for volunteers with fine motor skills and an attention to detail in repainting pavers. A training session would be provided along with all necessary artist supplies, paints, sitting and kneeling pads etc. This is work that can be done at the volunteer’s convenience. The volunteers will be publicly recognized for their contribution to the honoring of veterans at the Memorial. Prospective volunteers can call John Kraemer at 651-439-4350.

Chateau St. Croix – Call for Artists
Modeled after a French Chateau once owned by a Black Musketeer, Chateau St. Croix Winery is located in the heart of the picturesque St. Croix River Valley in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.  Our gallery space is available for individuals or groups to book for a one month long show.  We have neutral walls, ample windows for natural lighting, and a two-tiered Walker display system.  We focus mainly on mixed media wall art, paintings, and photography for our art gallery. You may submit examples of your work for review as an individual or a group.  Submissions are accepted on a monthly basis.  We are now accepting submissions for consideration for months in 2018 and 2019. Additional information

Franconia in the City @ Casket – Artist Opportunities
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.

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

Night Art Gallery – Call for Artists
Night Art Gallery, a new gallery opening in Lindstrom is looking for 30+ Artists to have their own 8 to 10 piece exhibition in our gallery. Our gallery is one of the largest commercial art galleries in the Twin Cities with 600+ lineal feet of wall space and over 3,000 sq ft. Night Art Gallery offers an entertainment alternative with lots of great diverse art, ever changing art exhibitions, upbeat background music, snacks, beverages and late evening hours. 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.