Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – Annual Members Show Call for Artists
Member artists of ArtReach St. Croix are invited to submit one piece of current, original artwork to be displayed in the St. Croix Galleries during the Annual Members Show. This year’s show will be on view Thursday, July 9 through Saturday, August 15. Entries accepted: July 7 & 8 Additional information

ArtReach St. Croix – Call for Exhibiting Artists
ArtReach St. Croix is seeking artists to exhibit their artwork in our beautiful gallery space in historic Stillwater, Minnesota, during 2016-2017. Accepted artists will be invited to participate in a collective show running 6-7 weeks. Artists living and/or working in the St. Croix Valley in Minnesota or Wisconsin are especially encouraged to submit applications. Application deadline: August 31, 2015  Additional information

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Call for Artists
The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, seeks submissions from visual artists in Wisconsin and Minnesota for exhibition opportunities in The Galleries of The Phipps in 2017-2018 and in three public exhibition programs in 2016-2017: the Healing Arts Program at Hudson Hospital; the Enriching Arts Program at Croixdale in Bayport, MN; and the Healing arts Program at Westfields Hospital in New Richmond, WI. Submission 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. Application deadline: July 1, 2015  Additional information

Victorian Christmas at the Historic Courthouse – Call for Artist Vendors
Because Stillwater’s Historic Courthouse is a unique venue, they accept approximately 35 vendors and strive for a wide variety of products and price points. The historic site is decorated for the holidays and staff are dressed in period costumes. The weekend begins with a Gala preview and continues with events and activities throughout the site. Visual arts vendors are juried to ensure quality, diversity and price point. The deadline has been extended to July 17, 2015 Additional information

Minnesota State Arts Board – FY2016 Artist Initiative Grant
The FY 2016 Artist Initiative grant program is now open for applications. The program overview and application instructions are available on the Arts Board website. The deadlines to submit applications for Visual Arts: media arts, photography, tw0- and three-dimensional visual arts is August 7, 2015

NorthStar Watermedia Society – National Watermedia Exhibition Call for Artists
NorthStar Watermedia Society is sponsoring a national show at Hopkins Center for the Arts September 8-October 18, 2015. Judge and juror will be Jack Richeson, founder of Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., a world-wide manufacturer, importer, and distributor of quality artists’ materials. Over $4,000 in cash and other prizes will be awarded. Reception will be September 13, 2-4pm with awards at 3pm. Entries accepted:  April 1-July 1  Additional information

Beaver Creek Reserve – Plein Air Painting Contest
The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council and Beaver Creek Reserve are seeking artists for a plein air painting contest on Saturday, October 3, 2015. The event will coincide with the Manyfires Art Fair & Falling Leaves Art Tour and is part of the Beaver Creek Reserve Family Fall Festival. A grand prize of $250 will be awarded to the Best in Show. Various other non-cash prizes will also be awarded. Registration deadline: September 11  Additional Information | Registration Form

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.