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Opportunities for Artists

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

ArtReach St. Croix – 2022 Holiday Gift Gallery
ArtReach St. Croix is looking for artists to be part of the 2022 Holiday Gift Gallery, a seasonal showcase of St. Croix Valley artists. This year, we will be hosting our annual holiday gift gallery at ArtReach St. Croix where we will once again convert our South Galleries and current Gift Gallery into a cozy, welcoming holiday shopping experience. liday Gift Gallery will feature high quality, well-crafted pieces with price points ranging from impulse buys to signature showpieces. We are looking for pottery, contemporary jewelry, fiber arts, woodworking, printmaking, paintings, glass art, sculpture, music and literary art. Additional information and Online Application Deadline: October 10 at 11:59pm

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 11 & 25, October 9 & 23, November 6 & 20; 1-3pm
Fee: $50 for 6 sessions or $10 per session

The Phipps Center for the Arts – Ruby Red, 40th Anniversary Gallery Exhibition Call for Artists
The Phipps Center for the Arts was founded in 1983. To celebrate this milestone for The Phipps, the Visual Arts Council seeks submissions from local and regional artists that are inspired by the ruby’s symbolic attributes — love, generosity, energy, success. We seek creative expressions exploring deep personal meaning, as well as work using the theme as a means to address broad social, cultural and environmental issues. Ruby Red will be on exhibit February 24-April 9, 2023. Additional information Deadline: October 2, 2022

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

Robbin Gallery – Extremely Minnesota Exhibition
Robbin Gallery of Art’s fine art exhibit, 27th Extremely Minnesota, invites artists residing in 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 awards totaling $800. Categories: Painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, textile, photography, digital, mixed media. Online application opens September 9. Exhibition will be on view November 3-December 3. Additional information Deadline: October 7

Eagan Art House – Uncover: Community Art Exhibition
The Eagan Art House invites you to make or submit artwork for our upcoming exhibition Uncover, which will explore how art can be a catalyst to shine light on the hidden complexities of our lives, or a tool with which to bury those complexities. We invite you to express your vision and interpretation of the Uncover theme, either with a traditional or contemporary approach. Additional information Deadline: September 22

Crossing Art Alliance – RFP 2023 Solo & Group Exhibitions
Crossing Arts is currently accepting submissions for solo and group exhibitions, as well as proposals for exhibits that specifically address diversity, inclusion, and equity. All artists living in the United States are encouraged to apply (a very strong and consistent body of work is essential). Open to all traditional and non-traditional art forms and media. Additional information Deadline: September 24

Fresh Eye Gallery – Spellbound
From classic movie monsters to memento mori, this exhibition celebrates all things eerie, spooky, creepy, and uncanny. Mixing lighthearted fun with the macabre and supernatural- we welcome all works that fit the multifaceted nature of the Halloween season. Whether you connect with the holiday’s reflective pagan roots welcoming the darker half of the year, or the glib modern-day rituals of candy and disposable costumes, Halloween evokes something different in all of us. Additional information Deadline: September 25

Argyle Zebra Gallery – Tiny Art Expo 2022
We are excited to invite all artists to enter Tiny Art Expo 2022, 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, 2022

Northern Clay Center – Exhibition Proposals
Northern Clay Center continually solicits guest curators and exhibition proposals for the Emily Galusha Gallery. These exhibitions require artwork made either partially or completely of ceramic materials. The gallery space measures 31’ x 19’ with a wall height of 11’. There are two windows on the south wall of the space. The maximum size for an object is 9.5’ x 5.5’. Proposals can be for solo or group exhibitions. Proposals incorporating original or unique pieces made specifically for exhibition at NCC or in response to the space are most likely to be considered. Additional information

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 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

ArtisanDirectConnect.com – Call for Artists
ArtisanDirectConnect.com is new online marketplace for artists and makers based in Lake Elmo, MN. They are seeking artists and makers looking for a venue to sell their work year round, online, directly to savvy shoppers. Buying local, sustainable and handmade products is important to them. They love the art show concept, where artisans can show their products and share their stories directly with interested buyers. They will be introducing a website with a mission to communicate the makers stories and highlight and sell unique quality handcrafted products of artisans. Additional information | Application

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.