Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – Call for Artists “One Square Foot”
For 2018, ArtReach is changing our annual fundraising auction to a juried exhibition of original artwork limited to one square foot in size. We are excited for this change and look forward to seeing new work created under these parameters!  This is an opportunity for artists to showcase their work among a juried selection, gain visibility to local arts collectors and enthusiasts and support the arts in the St. Croix Valley region of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Additional information Deadline: April 20, 2018 at noon

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

Northern Clay Center – Emerging Artist Residencies
The Emerging Artist Residency program encompasses two unique Fellowships, designed to provide up to four ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for one year at Northern Clay Center, where they can develop their own work, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge with other ceramic artists.  Additional information  Deadline: Friday, April 13 by 5 pm

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 – “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: September 1, 2018

Marine Art Fair – Call for Artists
Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Marine Art Fair (September 15-16). This is an outdoor event that has the reputation of being an outstanding art fair. It is always held the 3rd weekend of September, the peak of our fall colors and tourist season. New Artists will need to submit four images of your art and exhibit along with your application. Additional information  Deadline: May 1

River Falls Community Arts Base (CAB) – Art on the Kinni Call for Artists
Art on the Kinni (AOK for short) features as many as 70 juried artists, along with a Budding Artist Bridge, Children’s Art Tent, 2 musical venues and 8 food vendors serving tasty cuisine. Many of your friends and neighbors, plus folks from surrounding communities, were among last year’s record crowd of close to 5800 art and fun lovers who provided a steady stream of foot traffic along the scenic Kinnickinnic/White Trail, Heritage Park and Veteran’s Park. CAB is proud to call this our signature event as it has turned out to be a great way to enjoy one of the last days of summer each year in a truly friendly atmosphere. AOK is an annual can’t-mis event in River Falls! Additional information  Deadline: May 15, 2018

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

Art Along the Willow – Call for Artists
Join us for  the annual Art Along the Willow no June 3, a fine arts and crafts fair held in one of Wisconsin’s prettiest state parks. In addition to the arts and crafts fair we will have storytelling, a children’s craft area, and kiddie train rides. Food concessions will be available. State park admission is free this day! Exhibitor fees and donations support environmental education as well as improvements to Willow River and Kinnickinnic State parks. Additional information  Deadline: May 20, 2018

Stillwater Area Foundation – Call for Artists
As part of its May 16, 2018 fundraiser, Stillwater Area Foundation is soliciting 14 donated 5×8″ images (double spaces are possible) in the artists’ preferred media. Images should be representative of communities in our area of the Valley. The images will be incorporated into a map prepared by artist Randy Raduenz and auctioned off at the fundraiser.  Artists will be recognized at the May 16 event. SAF is a community foundation affiliated with St Croix Valley Foundation and serving basically the area covered by the Stillwater school district.   For more information call or text Gregg Brooksbank 651-261-2271. Submission deadline April 30

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.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center – 6th Annual Go Paint! Chippewa Valley
GO Paint! Chippewa Valley is our region’s premier plein air paint event. Numerous regional and national artists are drawn to the area to create beautiful works of art based on lovely, local landscapes. Whether you’re just starting your creative journey or have lifelong training, creatives of all ages are welcome! Be a part of the regional arts scene by participating in one or all of the many events below. Brochure and registration  Event dates: May 5-11, 201

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.