Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley Call for Artists
As part of the 2018 Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, ArtReach St. Croix is seeking artists for “Bridges and Borders,” an exhibition of what separates us – naturally, culturally, politically. All forms of creative work are encouraged. Additional information  Deadline: February 28, 2018

ArtReach St. Croix – Call for Artists, Gallery Exhibition Program
ArtReach St. Croix is seeking artists to exhibit their work in our beautiful gallery space in historic Stillwater, Minnesota, beginning in early Fall 2018. Accepted artists will be invited to participate in a collective show running 6-7 weeks. Artists living and/or working in the Lower St. Croix Valley in Minnesota and Wisconsin are especially encouraged to apply. All forms of creative work are will be considered. Additional information  Deadline: February 28, 2018 

Franconia Sculpture Park – FSP/Jersome Fellowship Program
Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious new projects and exhibit work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park. Franconia’s FSP/Jerome Fellowships are available to artists in New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, & Staten Island) and Minnesota who consider themselves an emerging artist.  Successful applicants propose new work and clearly demonstrate how a fellowship at Franconia will positively impact their career.  Additional information  Deadline: February 3, 2018 at midnight

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2018 Open Studio Fellowship Program
Fellowships provide the opportunity for artists and/or artist teams to create ambitious new projects and exhibit work while in residence at Franconia Sculpture Park. Successful applicants propose new work and clearly demonstrate how a fellowship at Franconia will positively impact their career. Applicants are encouraged to review the roster of past fellowship artists and their projects.  Additional information  Deadline: February 3, 2018 at midnight

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2018 Intern Artist Program
The Intern Artist Program at Franconia offers undergraduate and graduate students, as well as emerging artists the opportunity to create large-scale three-dimensional artwork, develop their nascent artistic practice, receive mentorship from professional artists-in-residence, conduct public presentations, and participate in public engagement programs while in residency at Franconia. The rural setting and chance to work along side peers & mid-career artists creates a dynamic setting for artists to grow, learn, and mature. Additional information  Deadline: February 10, 2018 at midnight

Science Museum of Minnesota – 2018 Artist at Pine Needles Residency
The Artist at Pine Needles residency program invites natural history artists or writers to spend 2 to 4 weeks to immerse themselves in a field experience, gather resource materials, and interact with environmental scientists and the local community. Applications will accepted from writers and visual artists who focus on environmental or natural history topics. Additional information  Deadline: February 28

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival 2018 – 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. Additional information  Deadline: March 1

Franconia Sculpture Park – Hot Metal Program
The Hot Metal Residency Program offers artists and interns the opportunity to experiment with pattern-making and mold-making, exchange ideas and techniques, and exhibit finished work in a highly visible public park. Franconia transforms the outdoor studio into a temporary foundry for four weeks during the summer and through a collaborative effort, the Hot Metal Residency culminates in two pours with furnaces melting approximately 8,000lbs of iron. Additional information   Deadline: March 10, 2018 at midnight

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Call for Artists, Gift Gallery
The Phipps Center for the Arts seeks submissions from artists wishing to consign their work for sale in the Gift Gallery. The mission of the Gift Gallery is to sell high quality, unique, and handmade works of art by regional artists. The type of work available includes pottery, woodwork, glass, monotypes, fiber arts, drawings, paintings, photographs, jewelry, and other functional objects. It offers affordable art objects for the serious collector and the casual gift buyer. Additional information  Deadline:  April 6

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Call for Artists, Annual Area High School Exhibition
Every year the Phipps invites students at area high schools to submit one piece for display in our annual high school art exhibition. All high school age students in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin are encouraged to participate in this exhibition. Works in all media, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, will be accepted. Guidelines and Entry Form  Dropoff dates: Tuesday, April 10 or Wednesday, April 11 from 9am-6pm 

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Call for Artists, Annual Area High School Art Teachers’ Exhibition
All high school art teachers in Eastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin who have student(s) participating in the concurrent Annual Area High School Art Exhibition are encouraged to participate in this exhibition. One submission per teacher will be accepted. Works in all media, two-dimensional and three-dimensional, will be accepted. Guidelines and Entry Form  Dropoff dates: Tuesday, April 10 or Wednesday, April 11 from 9am-6pm 

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

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

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  

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, 2018

Wyoming Creative Arts Community – Solo and Duo Exhibition Opportunities
On January 19, Wyoming Creative Arts Community will begin interviewing artists who are interested in having their own show or one with a complimentary artist beginning in 2019. The Events Committee will select artists they feel could have an impact on visitors and would generate excitement and attendance. Artists must have enough quality artwork available to fill the main gallery at the Hallberg Center for the Arts. Additional information

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

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.