Opportunities for Artists

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – 2021 Holiday Gift Gallery & Online Shop
ArtReach St. Croix is looking for artists to be part of the 2021 Holiday Gift Gallery & Online, a seasonal showcase of St. Croix Valley Artists. This year, ArtReach will once again be hosting this annual gift gallery at our home gallery in Stillwater during the space into a cozy, welcoming holiday shopping experience. In addition, a select amount of inventory will also be available through our online shopping portal. Additional Information | Online Application Deadline: October 11 at 11:59pm


The AZ Gallery – The Tiny Art Expo
We are excited to invite all artists to enter the Saint Paul Winter Market Exhibition where we fill the gallery walls with beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that measure no more than 10” x 10” with a sale value of $100 or less. We think art makes the greatest gift so we welcome all mediums, content, skill level and ability. Additional information Submission deadline: September 1

Integrated Art Group/Essentia Health – Call for Artists, Vision Northland Project
Integrated Art Group is partnering with Essentia Health to develop an engaging art collection for their new Vision Northland campus in Duluth. As a proponent of the artists and local community, Essentia Health is seeking fine art created by artists either residing in or with close ties to Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin and the Dakotas. Initial submissions should be wall-mountable and reflect the artist’s style and medium but do not have to be be currently available. If selected, artists will be given a timeline to complete new works. All artwork will be purchased unframed. Artwork should be appropriate for a public health care setting. Additional information Submission deadline: October 1

Integrated Art Group/Essentia Health – Call for Large Scale Sculpture
Integrated Art Group is partnering with Essentia Health to identify an artist for a commissioned focal point sculpture in front of the main entrance of the Vision Northland project in Duluth. This is a unique opportunity for local and regional artists to submit a proposal for a sculpture that will invoke Lake Superior while welcoming visitors. Artists are asked to submit preliminary renderings/sketches along with proposed materials and scale, budget and a written description. Additional information Submission deadline: October 1

Plein Air Painting and Sketching EventSaturday, Oct. 2nd: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Take part in a plein air painting event at Hay Lake School & Museum. Drawing/sketching is welcome too! Hosted by Kyle Te Poel (fellow artist, and Site Manager of Hay Lake School & Museum). At 3 acres in size, the museum grounds offer plenty of space to spread out and find a subject and angle that interests you, whether it’s the Hay Lake one-room schoolhouse (1896) or the Erickson family log home (1868)–both of which are on the National Register of Historic Places–or the variety of trees that dot the perimeter of the grounds. ALL are welcome to attend (in fact, bring your family and friends!) Additional information

Robbin Gallery – 26th Extremely Minnesota Fine Arts Exhibition
Robbin Gallery of Art’s fine art exhibit, 26th Extremely Minnesota, invites artists for Minnesota to exhibit their best work in the historic Robbinsdale Library Robbin Gallery. This show has grown year after year in numbers of pieces submitted, number exhibited and quality of work. Prize totaling $800 will be awarded. Additional information Submissions open: September 10-October 8

Textile Center – 2022 McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists
The McKnight Fellowships for Fiber Artists provide two unrestricted fellowships each year to individual midcareer (and beyond!) fiber artists and culture bearers living and working in Minnesota. In addition, fellows receive numerous professional development benefits through Textile Center as part of this program. The McKnight Artists Fellowships program is now under the umbrella of the new McKnight Arts & Culture Program. The strategy of this new program is to fund organizations, programs, and projects that provide support structures for working artists and culture bearers to develop and share their work, and to lead in movements and communities.  Additional information Application deadline: November 1 at 5pm CT

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.