Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

Franconia Commons Gift Shop – Call for Artists
Franconia has proven itself to be the preeminent sculpture park in the midwest, with nearly 150,000 visitors and 40 artists-in-residence each year.  This September, Franconia is excited to open Franconia Commons – a lively new civic space that will provide expanded opportunities for people to learn about the park, have unique arts experiences, and engage in dialogue with our visiting artists. This building includes a visitor center, education and performance space, art gallery, cafe and patio, event rental space, and fully-accessible public restrooms. Franconia Commons will also house our new gift shop, a destination where our thousands of visitors can count on a rotating stock of new and original products that cannot be found elsewhere. Franconia is looking for artists to consign products for the gift shop, opening in Franconia Commons on September 26, 2020. Preference is placed on past Franconia artists-in-residence, Minnesota-based artists, artists working in contemporary art and sculpture or at the intersection of art and ecology. Deadline: August 1, 2020 Additional information

In. Art Show and Competition – The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community
The fifth annual In. Art Show & Competition presented by the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community, opening on August 20 at the Hallberg Center for the Arts, in Wyoming, MN, this year adding outdoor sculpture to accepted mediums. Call for Artists NOW OPEN!
Yes, the In. Art Show will happen this year, COVID-19 or not. If we are not able to open our doors, this competition will be virtual, allowing visitors to “walk” through the exhibit via their computer or mobile device. There will still be judges and wonderful awards for artistic excellence. Sponsored by Paul & Lucy Hoppe with High Pointe Realty Additional information

Sharon Weiser Art Studio – Closing Sale
Stillwater artist Sharon Weiser is closing her art and teaching studio and moving to be closer to family. Everything must go including furniture, camera equipment, teaching supplies, canvases and supplies for oil, acrylic, drawing, watercolor and pour painting. Additionally, her original paintings will be for sale at reduced prices. Sharon will be holding a closing sale August 14, 15 and 16 at 10am-6pm each day at the studio location: 1940 S. Greeley St. #214, Stillwater, MN. Shoppers will need to wear a mask and be considerate of social distancing. Please note: Cash and cashier checks only. NO credit cards. Detailed list of items. Questions? Contact Sharon at 602-738-5102 or weiser5050@aol.com.

Arcola Mills Historic Foundation – Artist Work Space
Arcola Mills Historic Foundation is pleased to invite Twin Cities and St. Croix Valley-based artists to create in a space that is tranquil, restorative and inspiring. Arcola’s Greek Revival-era mansion has an open, spacious main level, eight studio rooms and a walk-in basement. There is plenty of natural light throughout the house, as well as windows for looking out on the wild and scenic St. Croix River Valley in every room. The property also includes a trail that winds through the surrounding woods. Answer this call to create at Arcola Mills by contacting us at info@arcolamills.org.

Evolve Family Services – Exhibiting Artists
We are a non-profit adoption agency located in Oak Park Heights right by the bowling alley. We are looking for artists who would be interested in displaying some of their art pieces in our office. We would be interested in displaying paintings/tapestries/drawings and maybe a sculpture on a temporary basis. Interested artists are asked to contact Susan at skollaja@evolveservices.org

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 

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.

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.