Opportunities for Artists

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – Gallery Exhibitions Call for Artists
ArtReach St. Croix is seeking submissions from artists interested in exhibiting their work in our historic gallery space located in Stillwater. All forms of creative work are encouraged. All two- and three- dimensional media, subject matters and styles are welcome including–but not limited to–painting, textile, printmaking, mixed media, photography, ceramics, sculpture, glass, jewelry and book arts. Artists living and/or working in the Lower St. Croix Valley in Minnesota and Wisconsin are especially encouraged to submit applications. Additional Information | Online application  Deadline: Thursday, April 15 at midnight

ArtReach St. Croix – Rituals, Mobile Art Gallery Exhibition
ArtReach St. Croix, in partnership with guest curator William G. Franklin, is seeking artists for Rituals, stories and objects from artists’ daily routines, this summer’s Mobile Art Gallery exhibit. This atypical exhibit will be centered on the thought-provoking stories on the oddities of Minnesota- and Wisconsin-based artists and what their daily routines have been like during this past year. Accompanying the stories, artists will showcase objects of ritualistic significance in their lives. Artists are asked to review the example “bundle” prior to applying. Additional information and online application Deadline: Friday, April 30

ArtReach St. Croix – Members Show 2021
Save the Date! ArtReach St. Croix’s Annual Members Show will be on view July 8-August 21. Member artists of ArtReach St. Croix are invited to submit one (1) piece of current, original artwork to be displayed in the ArtReach Galleries during annual Members Show. Join us in showcasing the depth and variety of art created in the St. Croix Valley. Additional information

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival – Call for Artist
Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival is an annual two-day outdoor event organized by The Phipps Center for the Arts in partnership with the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau that draws more than 10,000 visitors to Hudson’s historic downtown and scenic Lakefront Park on the St. Croix River. The juried art fair features 90 artists with fine art and traditional crafts for sale. The event also includes live demonstrations by participating artists, a variety of free hands-on art activities sponsored by local businesses and community organizations, food vendors, live music, and other entertainment. Our intention is to hold this event in 2021, although it may be organized differently than in years past, as we make adjustments necessary to follow current guidelines to protect the health and safety of participating artists and the public. Additional information | Online Application  Second Deadline: May 1, 2021

Art on the Kinni – Accepting Artist Applications for 2021
Art on the Kinni, a juried art fair, is held on the first Saturday after Labor Day along the banks of the Kinnickinnic River in downtown River Falls. The next AOK will take place on September 11, 2021, and the River Falls Community Arts Base is now accepting artist applications. If you are an artist and would like to be a be part of AOK, please fill out an application today! River Falls CAB has begun planning for the 2021 Art on the Kinni. We will continue to plan in good faith until we are told otherwise. If we find the event cannot take place due to safety concerns, all fees will be refunded. Additional information | Online application  Deadline: May 15, 2021

Afton Art in the Park – Call for Artists
Afton Area Business Association has opened its artist applications for the 2021 Afton Art in the park, a two-day art and fine craft fair located in the heart of historic Afton. While not a juried art fair, the coordinators give consideration to each artist’s application to ensure a variety of art and limit the number of artists with similar products. Hand-made, original art only. AABA will be following state and health department guidelines for Art in the Park 2021. Additional information Deadline: August 31, 2021


Marine Library – Call for Guests Artists
The Children’s Programming Committee for the Marine Library is seeking guest artists to present a 90 minute class during a popular summer science and art camp the last 2 weeks of June. The camps are split into two, 15 person groups, one week K-2 and the next 3-6 grade. There is a $50 stipend and material cost. You can choose to do one or both weeks. Are you interested in working and sharing your talent with these campers? If so, contact either potter Emily Schollett, eschollett@gmail.com  or Ruth Willius, the committee chair, willius@frontiernet.net

Robbin Gallery – Call for Artists
The Robbin Gallery, just minutes away from downtown Minneapolis in Robbinsdale, presents seven, one month-long exhibitions each year showing artistically excellent work executed in a variety of media and styles that express a wide range of creative voices. Artists interested in showing their 2D or 3D work are asked to submit proposals for individual or group shows to be reviewed by a curatorial panel. Additional information  Deadline: April 15, 2021

Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival – 2021 Call for Artists
The Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (MplsDID) in partnership with Hennepin Theatre Trust (HTT), is pleased to present the 3rd annual Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival–a signature downtown art experience for residents and visitors that celebrates street art and offers an inclusive and vibrant activity in the heart of Minneapolis. The Downtown Minneapolis Street Art Festival presents a variety of street art forms to support this free and unique shared urban art experience. Sidewalk chalk pieces and vertical murals will be created over two days on site. The application process is open to both amateur and professional artists and there is no fee to participate. Artists will be selected through a juried panel. Selected artists will receive a stipend ($400) for their participation. Additional information | Apply online Deadline: April 19

The AZ Gallery – Call for Art
Calling all Outsider Artists! Join The AZ Gallery for “The Art of Nature” Summer Exhibition, June 5-July 27. Artists that identify as Outsider Artists (self-taught), using traditional watercolors, gouache, watercolor pencils or markers, etc. are invited to submit one piece. We are looking for botanical themed artwork featuring plants, bugs, animals, birds, mushrooms or natural landscapes. This exhibition will be the start of the new Emerging Artists Program. Additional information Deadline: May 1, 2021

Northern Clay Center – McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists
The McKnight Artist Fellowship for Ceramic Artists recognizes and supports outstanding mid-career ceramic artists living and working in Minnesota. Applicants should demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence and may be working in any mode—functional, sculptural, relational, performative, etc. Two $25,000 grants are awarded annually. Fellowship support may be used for: experimenting with new techniques and materials; purchasing materials and equipment; collaborating with other artists; and pursuing education, exhibition, or travel opportunities. Additional information  Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021

Northern Clay Center – McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists
The McKnight Artist Residency for Ceramic Artists program provides exceptional mid-career ceramic artists with an opportunity to be in residence for three months at Northern Clay Center. Up to three, 3-month residencies are awarded each year. Each resident artist will receive a $6,000 award, studio space provided at no cost, and a glaze and firing allowance. Artists also present a public lecture, and are featured in a catalogue and group exhibition at Northern Clay Center. Additional information   Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021

Minnesota State Arts Board – Creative Support for Individuals
Creative Support for Individuals grants are flexible. They are meant to help artists and culture bearers adapt to a changing and challenging environment in which to work. By using their creativity and connection to community, this grant program will help Minnesota artists and culture bearers maintain their visibility and financial sustainability. Grantees will be able to use funds to sustain their practice and stay relevant and connected to audiences, participants, students, or communities now and in the future. Additional information and application instructions Two deadlines: June 4 and August 6

Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community – Hindsight is always 2020 exhibition
The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community invites artists to submit artwork for a collaborative exhibit reflecting back on the year 2020. This exhibit will reflect back on a turbulent year for the entire planet as seen through the eyes of artists. From a global pandemic that took the lives of over 2.5 million (over a half million in the United States) as well as an insane year in politics and social unrest. This exhibit will be on view at the Hallberg Center for the Arts from June 17-July 17, 2021 and is open to all regional artists and mediums, but the subject matter must be inspired by the 2020. Additional information Deadline: June 8 at midnight

Foci MCGA – Local Emerging Artist Residency
Foci MCGA welcomes emerging glass artists from the greater Minnesota area to apply for a 3 month glass studio residency to explore, create, and experiment in glass processes. The resident artist has access to the primary studio of their choice in either kilnforming, hot glass working, flameworking, or neon, and will have additional access to our coldworking and mold making studios. Residency includes 24-hour studio access, access to an assistant, and a personal workspace and storage area. Resident artists will have the opportunity to share their work with an artist lecture open to the public. Applications open on April 15. Additional information Deadline: June 15

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Call for Artists
The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, seeks submissions of fine art and contemporary traditional craft from artists in Wisconsin and Minnesota for exhibition opportunities in 2023-2024 in the The Galleries of the The Phipps; and in 2022-2023 in public exhibition programs at Croixdale Senior Living in Bayport, MN, and Woodland Hill Senior Living in Hudson, 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. Additional Information Deadline: July 1, 2021

Rivertown Fall Arts Festival – Call for Artists
Rivertown Fall Arts Festival, is a popular art fair that attracts more than 10,000 people from Minnesota and Western Wisconsin each year. This year’s event is scheduled to take place on October 2-3 in beautiful historic downtown Stillwater, Minnesota along the scenic St. Croix River, a perfect backdrop to showcase your art!  This juried Art Festival features over 150 artisans showcasing specialty hand-crafted items, including artist mediums of all kinds: ceramics, clay, culinary arts, drawing, fiber work, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, painting, photography, pottery, wood and an others category. A NEW category added for 2021 – Culinary Arts! Additional information Deadline: July 15

ArtReach St. Croix – The Gift Gallery
In 2019, ArtReach St. Croix opened The Gift Gallery in a space adjacent to our exhibition galleries. An outgrowth of our successful Holiday Gift Gallery program, The Gift Gallery features work by St. Croix Valley artists in a cash and carry setting. Participating artists rotate through the shop 2-3 times per year and a selection of the available work is also featured on ArtReach’s online gift gallery shop. If you are interested in participating in The Gift Gallery or would like additional information, please email the Visual Arts Committee at syndie@artreachstcroix.org.

artZ Gallery – Call to Artists
artZ Gallery extends this invitation to local and regional visual artists desiring to exhibit at the gallery. artZ is an artist owned and operated cooperative gallery located in Amery, Wisconsin. Artists wishing to exhibit at the gallery must submit a suitable portfolio of work for review by the jury committee. Once reviewed, you will receive additional information on the gallery’s guest artist policy and procedures. Additional information

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

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

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.