Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley: Call for Artists
As part of The Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, ArtReach St. Croix will present the exhibition Spirit, Heart, Home. In the novel, “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich, themes of love, heritage, nature and going home circle around the two central families. For this exhibition, we are seeking artwork that expresses these themes. Deadline extended: February 14, 2015  Additional Information, Application

ArtReach St. Croix – 2nd Annual Birdhouse Auction: Call for Artists
St. Croix Valley artists are invited to let their imaginations fly and help the arts soar by participating in ArtReach St. Croix’s 2nd annual birdhouse auction. Artists will be asked to take a blank birdhouse and turn it into a unique work of art that will be auctioned off in support of ArtReach St. Croix’s regional arts marketing initiatives. Blank birdhouses are available for pickup at ArtReach St. Croix. Entry forms due: February 14. Completed birdhouses due: March 4  Additional Information & Entry Form

St. Croix Watershed Research Station – Artist at Pine Needles Residencies
Artist at Pine Needles, a residence program sponsored by the St. Croix Watershed Research Station, seeks applications from artists and writers for Summer 2015. The Artist at Pine Needles project invites natural history artists or writers to spend 2 to 4 weeks in residence to immerse themselves in a field experience, gather resource materials, and interact with environmental scientists and the local community. Application deadline: February 27  Additional Information

Franconia Sculpture Park – FSP/Jerome Fellowships and Open Studio Fellowships
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 fellowship program includes FSP/Jerome Fellowships (available to artists in New York City and Minnesota) and Open Studio Fellowships (open to artists in all 50 states). Only one application is required to apply to either fellowship opportunity. Deadline: February 6 at midnight  Additional information

Franconia Sculpture Park – 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. Deadline: February 13 at midnight  Additional information

Franconia Sculpture Park – Hot Metal Artist and Hot Metal Intern Artist Residency
Each year Franconia transforms the outdoor studio into a foundry for a month during the summer. Through a collaborative effort the Hot Metal Residency culminates in two iron pours with furnaces melting approximately 8,000lbs of iron. The first pour helps the pour crew become a cohesive team and produces the iron tile sculptures the public creates during mold-making workshops. The second pour takes place in the public outdoor studio space and produces the artist’s cast iron sculptures for exhibit at the park. Deadline: March 14 at midnight  Additional information

White Bear Center for the Arts – Northern Lights Juried Art Exhibition: Call for Entries
The 41st Annual Northern Lights Juried Art Exhibition will features some of Minnesota and Wisconsin’s finest artists and is a great opportunity to build your artistic profile, resume, and portfolio.  We encourage you to apply. The exhibition will run April 13-June 4. New this year-all entries must be submitted online. Submission deadline: March 6 at 1:00 pm  Additional information

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual High School Art Exhibition
Each year The Phipps Center for the Arts invites students from area high schools to submit one piece for their annual high school art exhibition.  The exhibition will run April 10 – May 17 in The Phipps galleries. Deadline: April 8 at 5:00 pm  Additional information

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Area Art Teachers Exhibition
Each year we invite art teachers from area high schools to submit one piece for our annual art teachers exhibition.  The exhibition will run April 10 – May 17 in our galleries. Deadline: April 8 at 5:00 pm  Additional Information

Minnesota Center for Book Arts – MCBA Prize 2015 Competition
Established in 2009, The MCBA Prize is the first honor to recognize excellence in book art from across the field and around the world. A jury of three distinguished leaders in the field of book arts will review all submissions and select five finalists to receive a $500 cash award, with one winner among them to be awarded a total $2,500 cash award and the 2015 MCBA Prize. Deadline: April 30 at 5:00 pm  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

Dunn Brothers Oakdale – Call for Exhibiting Artists
Dunn Brothers Oakdale is looking for exhibiting artists who are interested in displaying their work at the coffee shop for two month terms.

Walker Art Center – Design Fellowship Program
Since 1980, the Walker Art Center Design department has maintained a graphic design fellowship program that provides recent graduates (both undergrad and grad) the opportunity to work in a professional design studio environment. Fellows are employed full-time for one year and are assigned a wide range of graphic design projects, from identities and related collateral for programs and exhibitions, to assisting the design director and designers with large-scale initiatives such as catalogues, campaigns, wayfinding systems, and  websites. 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 News/Opportunities page.