Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – Members Show Save the Date
Each artist member of ArtReach St. Croix is invited to contribute one piece of new work to the annual Members Show. Three cash prizes will be awarded including: Best in Show sponsored by Peak Atlas Chiropractic, the Visual Arts Committee award and the Audience Award sponsored by the Stillwater Art Guild Gallery. The show will run July 11-August 24 with artwork drop-off on July 6, 12-4pm and July 8, 10am-4pm. Additional information

ArtReach St. Croix – Young Professional Artists Exhibit
As part of ArtReach St. Croix’s Mobile Art Gallery programming for this summer, we are seeking y young (under 40) professional artists who live in the lower St. Croix Valley for a traveling exhibition. The challenges facing young artists in a rural and semi-rural setting can vary greatly from those choosing to work in urban areas. Artists do not have to be formally trained or making a living through their art practice, but they do need to be a committed working artist in this area. The exhibition will be on view in the Mobile Art Gallery at various locations in the St. Croix Valley throughout July and August. Interested artists are encouraged apply online. Deadline: June 21

ArtReach St. Croix – Call for Exhibiting Artists
ArtReach St. Croix seeks submissions from artists wishing to exhibit their work in the St. Croix Galleries at ArtReach St. Croix as part of a 3-5 person exhibition. Exhibitions run 6-7 weeks with openings beginning in February 2020. Applications will be juried by the Visual Arts Committee and staff of ArtReach St. Croix and invited guest jurors. Additional information Deadline: August 31, 2019 at midnight

Sharon Weiser Art Studio – Call for 3D Artists
Sharon Weiser, an award winning oil and acrylic painter, is looking for three-dimensional artists to join her in her spacious, light-filled gallery for the Sharon Weiser Art Studio Sale, part of Take Me to the River. The sale is Friday, September 20-Sunday, September 22. Interested artists are encouraged to contact Sharon directly.

Phipps Call for Artists The Phipps Center for the Arts – 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 2020 in The Galleries of The Phipps and in four public exhibition programs in 2020: 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. Submissions will be juried by members of the Visual Arts Council, which is comprised of artists, arts professionals, and art enthusiasts from the area. Additional information Deadline: July 1

Washington County 4-H – Creative Arts Committee
The Washington County 4-H program is looking for volunteers to serve on the Creative Arts committee and teachers for their Creative Arts Day at the Washington County Fairgrounds on February 16. Possible art projects include: macrame, wood burning, painting a mini-mandela on a rock or another medium (acrylic or enamel), anime/cartooning/drawing, dream catcher or a weaving project, polymer clay. Projects need to fit into available time slots. Additional information

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival 2019 – Call for Artists
A juried art fair, featuring 90 plus regional artists with fine art and traditional crafts for sale.  Attendance at this annual art event continues to grow and attracts more than 10,000 visitors to Hudson’s historic downtown and scenic Lakefront Park on the St. Croix River. Additional information : May 1 

Art on the Kinni 2019 – Call for Artists
On September 7, 2019, CAB will present the 24rd Annual Art on the Kinni. This lovely fair is always held on the first Saturday after Labor Day along the banks of the Kinnickinnic River in the downtown River Falls area. 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. Additional information

46th Annual Marine Art Fair – Call for Artists
You are invited to complete the enclosed application. Priority will be given to last year’s artists until May 1st. If you participated last year you do not have to re-jury, unless your product has changed. All others must jury. The Marine Volunteer Public Safety Department depends on and appreciates your participation. This is an outdoor event that has the reputation of being an outstanding art fair. It is always held the 3rdweekend of September,the peak of our fall colors and tourist season. Additional information

Rivertown Art Fair – Call for Artists
The Rivertown Fall Art Festival has been part of the beautiful and historic Stillwater riverfront for over 30 years. This event will feature high-end artwork ranging from custom made jewelry, hand-thrown pottery & hand-blown glass, to gorgeous paintings, photographs, lovely fiber work, wood and more. This event is a juried event. Our festival has been a popular and well attended event attracting more than 10,000 people from across the Midwest. Additional information Deadline: July 15

Afton Art in the Park – Accepting Artist Applications
The Afton Area Business Associate is now accepting artist applications for Afton Art in the Park on September 21-22. The committee will only consider hand-made, high quality, original artwork. While this is not a juried art show, the committee gives consideration to each artist application to ensure a variety of art and to limit the number of artists in a certain category. Additional information Deadline: September 1, 2019

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 

River Falls Community Arts Base – Art’s House
Calls for Artist River Falls Cab is looking for a 3D artist and a jewelry artists to show at their Art’s House gallery in February. They are also accepting applications for the rest for 2019. In March, the gallery will host “Salute to Women!” and are looking art honoring women. Additional information

Marine Mills Folk School – Become an Instructor
Marine Mills Folk School offers hands-on,experiential classes in a variety of arts and crafts pursuits.  If you’re interested in becoming an instructor at MMFS, we would love to hear from you. Additional information

St. Croix Valley Folk School – Become an Instructor
Do you have a skill that you’d love to share with others?  Please fill out the Instructor Application and let St.Croix Valley Folk School know how you would like to get involved. 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.

The Power of the St. Croix Utility Box Mural Project – Call for Artists
Winner of the 2018 Great Idea Competition Grant from the Stillwater Area Foundation, The Power of the St. Croix Utility Box Project is seeking artists to beautiful utility boxes in Stillwater and Marine on St.Croix. Proposals for two-dimensional murals that relate to the beauty and/or history of the St. Croix River are encouraged. Painting or photography that is realistic or abstract will be considered, and there is $500 available for artists to complete each box. Additional information Deadline: March 31, 2019 for Spring 2019 installation

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.