Opportunities

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival – 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. 2018 dates: September 22-23  Additional information  Artist applications will be accepted until the fair is full.

Marine Art Fair – Call for Artists
The Marine annual Art Fair features over 100 artists displaying a variety of fine arts, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, and photography. The Art Fair takes place in picturesque downtown Marine on St. Croix and has a reputation of being outstanding. Additional information Artist applications will be accepted until the fair is full.

Afton Art in the Park – Call for Artists
Afton Art in the Park is looking for artists for their September 22-23 art fair. Hand-made, high quality, original art only. While this is not a juried art show, the coordinators give consideration to each artist application to ensure variety of art and limit number of artists with similar product. This event will feature over 90 vendors of fine art and traditional craft along with live music, great food and a small business fair. Sponsored by Afton Area Business Association  Additional information  Deadline: September 1, 2018

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. Additional information  

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 

Commemorative Poster Project – Call for Artists
In honor of the first 50 years of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act and the designation of the St. Croix as one of America’s first Wild & Scenic Rivers, ArtReach St. Croix is seeking artists to design commemorative posters. Our partner Special Products is experienced in working with each artist’s abilities or limitations. Up to 10 designs will be selected for limited-edition production as 2-color screen prints. Inspired by our t-shirt project “Wild & Scenic Since 1968” ArtReach St. Croix will exhibit the Commemorative Posters in the Mobile Art Gallery during the fall art fairs. Be inspired and inspire action. The next 50 years of river protection starts now. Additional information  Deadline: August 15

Minnesota Center for Book Arts – Call for Ceramic Artists
Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art for inclusion in Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story, a juried exhibition that examines how contemporary artists express narratives in clay through text, imagery, multiples, and sequence. Chronicled in Clay is presented in conjunction with Claytopia, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd Annual Conference, which explores “the human imagination as a vehicle of restless yearning for a more livable, just, and meaningful world.” The exhibition will be presented in MCBA’s Main Gallery from February 8 – April 28, 2019 with a reception during NCECA. Additional information  Deadline: August 12

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  

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.

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

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

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.