Opportunities for Artists

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Figure Drawing Co-op
The Phipps Figure Drawing Co-op provides visual artists the opportunity to work independently and achieve self-improvement in a safe environment on a relaxing Sunday afternoon. Enjoy life drawing with fellow artists from the St. Croix River Valley and across the Twin Cities. We employ professional drawing models. Sessions facilitated by a Phipps Visual Arts Council member. Additional information & registration Dates: Every other Sunday, January 9 – March 20, 1-3pm; fee: $50 for series or $10 per session

Praxis Gallery – The Still Life: Juried Photo Exhibition
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that investigates the genre of the Still Life. Submissions may explore classical to conceptual aspects of the still life, photographing object arrangements that intrigue, engage or entertain the viewer. All genres, capture types, color and black & white, traditional, and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission Additional information Deadline: January 31, 2022

Fresh Eye Gallery – Call for Art
Fresh Eye Gallery is now accepting submissions for The Land Within Us. ⁠ Curator and artist Alondra Garza invites artists of Indigenous and Latines backgrounds to submit artworks centering on the themes of family, identity, land, and the body. The majority of people from Latin America have Indigenous ancestry, on the contrary of the colonized mindset. In the U.S., there is a lack of representation in the art world for indigenous and Latines, and it is even harder as an emerging artist. “It’s time to come together and showcase our creations,” she says. Accepted Media: 2D works (drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage), 3D works (fiber, sculpture, installation), and video. Artists can submit up to 5 images in jpeg or mp4 (for video) file format using the Google form link above. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that is for sale. Additional information Deadline: January 31, 2022

Hutchinson Public Arts Commission – Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll
The Hutchinson Public Arts Commission has created an arts exhibition entitled “Sculpture Stroll” that provides highly visible display locations for 13 original pieces of temporary outdoor art each year. The temporary pieces are complemented by the city’s growing collection of permanent art. This exhibit will be shown from May 2022 to May 2023. Additional information Deadline: January 31, 2022

Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community – Opportunities at Hallberg Center for the Arts
We are now taking applications for Solo and Duo Exhibits for 2023 at the Hallberg Center for the Arts. If you are interested in this prestigious opportunity for a solo or duo exhibit of your artwork in the Main and Cube Galleries of the Hallberg for the Arts.  Simply fill out the form on our website and attach an artistic resume highlighting your accomplishments. This call for artists is open to all visual artists. Additional information Deadline: February 1, 2022

Emerging Curators Institute – Fellowship for Emerging Curators in Minnesota
The Emerging Curators Institute (ECI) supports emerging curators from diverse backgrounds through a fellowship program consisting of in-depth research, professional development, and presentation program. The first of its kind in the region, ECI aims to foster critical dialogue around curatorial practice and provide opportunities for Minnesota-based emerging curators. Based in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the program will offer funded fellowships to four emerging curators. Additional information Deadline: February 11

UMN Center for Urban and Regional Affairs – RFP: Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative Small Grant Program
CURA’s Artist Neighborhood Partnership Initiative (ANPI) provides small grants to artists of color and Native artists working in neighborhoods in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding suburbs. ANPI grants recognize the valuable role that artists and the arts play in the work of fostering neighborhood wellbeing, and are intended to support the leadership of artists in these efforts. This grant program is particularly focused on directly funding individual artists or groups of artists working to build a more equitable Twin Cities. Additional information Deadline: February 13, 2022

Second Shift Studio – Artist Residency Program
Second Shift Studio Space is pleased to announce that applications for the 2022-23 cycle of our artist residency program are now open! Second Shift Studio is a space for making, gathering, listening, and experimenting. Our philosophy is centered on the belief that what artists need more than anything is the time, space, and energy to develop their practice, outside of the constraints of financial influence. Despite how fundamental these needs are, they often go unmet through traditional residency and fellowship models. This difficulty is compounded by the noticeable disappearance of affordable studio space in the city. To address this, Second Shift Studio offers free, year-long studio spaces for 4 artists, creatives, or curators who identify as women, gender non-conforming, or are otherwise marginalized as a result of their gender identity. Additional information Deadline: February 14, 2022

Wormfarm Institute – RFP: 2022 Farm/Art DTour
Wormfarm Institute will commission up to 10 original ArtWorks for the Farm/Art DTour in Sauk County, WI (Oct 1-10, 2022). The Farm/Art DTour is a self-guided, 50-mile drive through the beautiful working lands of Sauk County, Wisconsin, punctuated by ArtWorks (large-scale temporary art installations), Field Notes (interpretive signage), pasture performances, roadside poetry, local food and more. The DTour meanders through the traditional homeland of the Ho-Chunk Nation and many other Indigenous peoples who continue to live here. Artists are invited to propose site-responsive works for public view October 1-10, 2022. A jury will select a diverse group of artists to respond to the land on the edge of Wisconsin’s Driftless Region. We seek artists — individuals or teams, formally trained or self-taught, from all disciplines — who are interested in creating works that engage with the landscape, farmers, landowners, and surrounding rural communities. This is an opportunity to contribute to a unique, exciting project with an established reputation that continues to evolve. Additional information Deadline: February 15, 2022

Rochester Art Center Art4Trails Public Art Installations
Art4Trails public art installations on Rochester bike trails: Art4Trails is seeking proposals for at least two and up to four temporary outdoor, site-specific art installations at locations along the bike trails near downtown Rochester. One proposal per site up to four sites in total will be selected, and the artist will be awarded $3000 per site, $1,500 upon selection and $1,500 after installation. The art will be installed between June 1 and June 17, 2022. Additional information Deadline: February 18, 2022

The Phipps Center for the Arts – The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival Call for Artists
The Phipps Center for the Arts in partnership with the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau is now accepting applications for The Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival. A juried art fair, featuring 80+ regional artists with fine art and traditional crafts for sale.  Attendance at this annual art event continues to grow and attracts more than 8,000 visitors to Hudson’s historic downtown and scenic Lakefront Park on the St. Croix River. Additional information Deadlines: March 1 and May 1

Minnesota Center for Book Arts – 2022 McKnight Fellowships for Book Artists
Minnesota Center for Book Arts is pleased to partner with the McKnight Foundation to offer two fellowships to mid-career book artists living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and commitment to the field. The program is designed to award Minnesota book artists who have created a substantial body of work over a sustained period of time and are at a stage in their career that is beyond emerging. Additional information Deadline: March 1, 2022

Silverwood Park/Three Rivers Park District – Call for Gallery Proposals at Silverwood Park
Silverwood Park is seeking proposals for consideration for the 2023 gallery season in the Silverwood Park Gallery and Annex Gallery in the Visitor’s Center. Additional information Deadline: March 1, 2022

Silverwood Park/Three Rivers Park District – Call for Sculpture at Silverwood Park
Silverwood Park is seeking proposals for outdoor sculpture to be installed in June 2023. One proposal will be selected and awarded a $10,000 honorarium to support its creation. Info session: Tuesday, January 25 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Juror: Ryan Fontaine Additional information Deadline: March 1, 2022

Artists For Artists – Loring Park Art Festival
Artists are invited to apply for the 22nd annual Loring Park Art Festival, to be held July 30th & 31st, 2022 in beautiful Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis, MN. Wildflowers and formal gardens make this an idyllic setting for art, music, food and entertainment. Circling the large pond in Loring Park, the work of 140 juried fine artists and fine craftspeople is showcased. It is a beautiful urban setting with phenomenal art in every medium. The Loring Park Art Festival is coordinated by Artists for Artists, a partnership of experienced artists, whose goal is to provide an opportunity to exhibit and sell work in an atmosphere designed with the artist in mind. Rated one of the ‘100 best fine art shows’ in Sunshine Artist Magazine since 2004. Additional information Deadline: March 15, 2022

Uptown Association – The Uptown Art Fair
The Uptown Art Fair takes place in Uptown Minneapolis on the first weekend of August. The event footprint is located at the intersection of Lake and Hennepin, the center of a lively, upbeat business district and is the busiest intersection in the State of Minnesota. Over $1.7 million of art was sold in 2019 during the festival with some artists sharing that the Uptown Art Fair is the most successful show of the season, and in some cases, of their career. Additional information Deadline: March 15, 2022

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Annual Area High School Art Exhibition
The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin, invites high school age arts students and their teachers from western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota to submit one original work each in any media for the Annual Area High School Art Exhibition. Additional information Artwork Delivery Dates: April 19 and 20

River Falls Community Arts Base – Art on the Kinni
This juried fair is held on the first Saturday after Labor Day along the banks of the Kinnickinnic River in downtown River Falls. The 26th AOK will happen on September 10, 2022. We are 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! Additional information | Online application Deadline: May 15, 2022

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 2024 – 2025 and in three public exhibition programs in 2023-2024: at senior living centers Croixdale in Bayport, MN; and Woodland Hill in Hudson, WI; and at Westfields Hospital & Clinic. Submissions 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

Wyoming Creative Arts Community – Call for Songwriters
We are excited to announce we are now accepting applications for our ever-popular Songwriters in the Round series on the Hallberg Center of the Arts’ Main Stage for 2022! This 90-minute show is held on the last Thursday of every other month, and features songwriters taking turns ‘in the round’, performing their original songs and sharing stories about these pieces. This year’s events will be on February 24, April 28, June 30, August 25 and October 27. Interested songwriters are asked to complete the online entry form. Additional information

New Richmond Middle School – Guest Speaker for Career Fair
New Richmond Middle School is looking for an artist or two to speak at that Middle School Career Fair on March 4. Speakers are asked talk about being a working artist during four, 20-minute presentation throughout the morning. There is an option to be part of a virtual presentation or in-person presentation. If you would like to help inspire the next generatioon of artist, please contact Katee Burch at kburch@newrichmond.k12.wi.us.

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.

Art’s House Gallery – Call for Artists
The River Falls Community Arts Base is looking for artists who would like to show their work at Art’s House Gallery at its new location at 127 N. Main Street in River Falls. Even if you have never show your art before, please consider showing with us. Each show is set up for one month. Additional information

City of River Falls – Art in City Hall
The City of River Falls is excited to provide an opportunity for artists in River Falls and the surrounding area to showcase their artwork in City Hall. Thank you for sharing your artwork & your passion with the City! Submissions are now being accepted! Additional information | City Hall Display Policy

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.