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Opportunities for Artists

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – 2023 Holiday Gift Gallery
Be part of ArtReach St. Croix’s Holiday Gift Gallery! Half of the gallery space will be converted into cozy showcase of local art. Artists of all media are encouraged to participate. The Holiday Gift Gallery will be open Thursday, November 16-Saturday, December 30. Additional information | Apply online Deadline: October 1 at 11:59pm

ArtReach St. Croix – One Square Foot Gala Fundraiser and Art Auction
ArtReach St. Croix is bringing back One Square Foot for 2023. This gala fundraiser and art auction will not only support the work ArtReach does to support and connect the artists and arts community of the St. Croix Valley, but will put the spotlight on our artist community. You, the artists who live and work in here, are an essential part of our vibrant communities and help make the region a special place to live. As such we want to highlight you, and hope in return, you will donate a piece of original artwork to support ArtReach. Additional information Submission deadline: October 3 at 4pm

A House Unbuilt – Call for Participants (Movers, Shakers, Explorers)
A House Unbuilt is seeking 2-3 individuals, any gender, interested in working on a new project with Stillwater artist and choreographer Victoria Bradford Styrbicki. No previous dance experience is necessary, but participants should be active, agile, and interested in using their bodies to explore concepts, space, and situations. The ability to remember choreography and learn movement from video is also helpful. Trained dancers and performers are welcome as well. Additional information or contact [email protected]

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
Fall Session Dates: September 17, October 1, October 15, October 29, November 12, November 26; 1-3pm
Fee: $50 for all 6 days or $10 per day; Ages: 18+

Metropolitan Regional Arts Council – Arts Impact for Individuals Grant Program
The Arts Impact for Individuals grant program provides up to $5,000 for artistic projects in Minnesota led by individuals. Projects must be focused on creating access to the arts for Minnesotans, and/or engaging with Minnesota communities through artistic endeavors. Proposed projects could include: Connecting Minnesotans with participation in arts and cultural experiences; and/or Integrating artists and/or artistic engagement to accomplish a community’s non-arts goals; and/or Providing Minnesotans with opportunities for arts learning and passing along expressive cultural traditions. Community members, rather than the applicant, must be the primary beneficiary of project activities. Additional information Deadline: October 23 at 11:59pm

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Member’s Spotlight Galleries Exhibit
Members may submit up to two items for the Members’ Spotlight Galleries Exhibit. All participants must be current members. Not a member? Not a problem – a monetary donation to The Phipps in any amount makes you a member! Additional information Deadline: October 27

River Falls Community Arts Base – Exhibit at Art’s House Gallery
If you or you and your group are interested in exhibiting at Art’s House Gallery, please fill out an application. Submissions will be assessed by members of the Community Arts Base board which is comprised of artists, arts professionals and art enthusiasts from the River Falls area. All submitting artists will be notified by email of the board’s decision a minimum of 6 weeks prior to the exhibition installation date. In particular, we’re looking for glass, pottery, wood, small sculptures and jewelry to exhibit and sell. Additional information

Power of the St. Croix Utility Box Mural Project – Call for Proposals
Artists interested in participating in the Power of the St. Croix Utility Box Mural Project at one of three site in Marine on St. Croix are asked to submit their proposed idea. The theme of this project revolves around the River, as it is the River that connects all of our towns and villages. As such, submissions should be themed around the River. It could be the natural beauty of the river or the history of the river, it can be realist or abstract, it can be photography or a painting. Additional information

Artist Calls Beyond the Valley

Art Connective – The Art of Hearts: Online Group Exhibition
Enter your original or limited edition artworks created within the past three years for the opportunity to be part of the online group exhibition. The heart has been an object of fascination for centuries. This call will feature artwork depicting the Heart as a symbol, metaphor, organ and more. Enter traditional, abstract, 2D or 3D work were the Heart is part of your art! Additional information Deadline: September 20 at 12am

Eagan Art House – Object Lessons: Community Art Exhibition
The Eagan Art House invites you to make or submit artwork for our fall exhibition, Object Lessons. We invite you to express your vision and interpretation of Object Lessons, either with a traditional or contemporary approach. We welcome a wide array of media — photography, textiles, ceramics, digital artwork, painting, drawing, printmaking, etc. We will accept any artwork for in-person exhibition that can be safely displayed on a wall and meets display requirements. Additional information Deadline: September 21 at 12am

Praxis Gallery – Theme: Motion < Blur, an international juried photo exhibition
In most cases, photography is used to “freeze time,” with a still image. Motion in photography creates a paradox: the image is a frozen moment in time but what is captured is an object that is a blur of motion – an apparent streaking, bending, distorting and /or movement of light and objects in the foreground or background of the image frame. Blur can demonstrate the velocity of movement. It can convey the emotional dimensions of the subject photographed, presenting dream-like qualities by invoking the surreal and transitory nature of time passing. Meteors streak across the sky, ghostly figures move through a room, the artist paints shapes with a light source. Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that demonstrates the fundamental qualities that make motion & blur a compelling element of contemporary photography. Additional information Deadline: September 30, 11:59pm CST

Hennepin Healthcare – Artist-in-Residence in Cancer Center
Hennepin Healthcare’s Inspire Arts program is searching for a part-time, contracted, teaching Artist-in-Residence to create visual artwork with patients in Hennepin Healthcare’s Comprehensive Cancer Center. Candidates must have at least two years of experience teaching art to adults as well as an active studio practice focused on creating art. He or she must also be able to teach art in multiple mediums that are practical at a patient’s bedside. Additional information Deadline: October 8

Robbin Gallery – 28th Extremely Minnesota Fine Art Exhibit
Robbin Gallery of Art’s fine art exhibit 28th Extremely Minnesota invites artists living and working in Minnesota to exhibit their best work in the historic Robbinsdale Library’s Robbin Gallery. This show has grown year over year in numbers of pieces submitted, number exhibited and quality of work. Prize awards totaling $800. Online entry opens September 1. Additional information Deadline: October 13

Argyle Zebra Gallery – AZ Holiday Makers Market
We are excited to invite all MAKERS to submit for our annual indoor HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET. The MAKERS MARKET will feature local makers | artisans and provides an opportunity to the public to buy quality, locally-made goods during the holiday season.  The HOLIDAY MAKERS MARKET will coincide with THE TINY ART EXPO (2D | Wall Art). We want creative people to create. To foster a creative economy, we strive to provide our shoppers with a diverse range of original, handmade, unique, repurposed, designed or produced locally wares.  Our shoppers will be looking for unique designs that cannot be found elsewhere. Additional information Deadline: October 15

Argyle Zebra Gallery – Tiny Art Expo 2023
We are excited to invite all artists to enter Tiny Art Expo 2023, the original tiny art exhibition, where we fill the gallery walls with beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces that measure no more than 12” x 12” (including frame size) with a sale value of $100 or less. We think art makes the greatest gift so we encourage all mediums, content, skill-levels and abilities to submit!  Additional information Deadline: October 15

Copper Nickel & Milkweed Editions – Jake Adam York Poetry Prize
The Jake Adam York Prize for a first or second poetry collection is a collaboration between Copper Nickel and Milkweed Editions. Book-length manuscripts can be submitted via Submittable through October 15. The prize-winning poet receives $2,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions. Initial screening for the prize will be facilitated by the poetry editors of Copper Nickel. (All screeners for the prize will have published at least one book of poetry.) The winner will be announced in early March. Additional information Deadline: October 15

Praxis Gallery – The Constructed Image, International Juried Photography Exhibition
The concept of The Constructed Image encapsulates a deliberate orchestration of visual elements to convey narratives, emotions, and artistic visions. This theme explores the intricate interplay of subject, composition, props, lighting, and environment in crafting captivating photographs, at any scale. Through meticulous arrangement, photographers construct scenes with purposeful backgrounds, carefully chosen color palettes, and thought-provoking poses, blurring the line between reality and imagination. Praxis seeks the submission of photographic art that delves into the fusion of creativity and storytelling, showcasing the power of constructed elements to shape evocative, multidimensional compositions that resonate with viewers on a profound level.  Additional information Deadline: October 16

Kolman & Reeb Gallery – The Big Tiny Art Show
We are pleased to announce our small works juried exhibition, The Big Tiny Show. The show will include small, 12″ x 12″ x 12” or smaller, 2D and 3D works, from established and emerging artists, in a variety of subject matter, media, and expression. All Minnesota artists aged 18+ at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.  The show will open on Saturday, January 13, 2024, and will run through February 3, 2024. Additional information Deadline: October 25

Form + Content Gallery – Open Loop 2024 Juried Call
Open Loop is the first ever open call group exhibition at Form+Content Gallery and will be installed at the gallery from February 29 through April 6, 2024. Open Loop is an exciting new opportunity for Minnesota artists to showcase their work in the gallery. There is no theme for submissions, our guest juror, Alexandra Beaumont, will be developing the show through her curatorial lens from the body of work submitted. Form+Content Open Juried Call is open to all Minnesota artists working in any 2D/3D media and video (excluding current full-time students). Only works completed within the past two years are eligible for submission. Size limit for each artwork submitted is 16x16x16 inches. Submissions will be open October 1. No entry fee. Additional information Deadline: October 31

Lakeville Area Arts Center – RFQ: Antlers Park Artworks
The City of Lakeville is seeking the credentials of a professional artist, or teams of artists, to create three site-specific sculptures/artworks to be permanently placed in Antlers Park, located on the southeast corner of Lake Marion. The works consist of a large sculpture located within a main roundabout, and two artworks that will be placed on the east and west sides of the main pavilion. The awarded artist(s) will receive up to $75,000.  Additional information and application form Deadline: November 21

Ongoing Opportunities

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 [email protected].

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

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. 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, 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.