Opportunities for Artists

Calls for Artists, Fellowships and More

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 Drop-off dates: June 28-July 2, by appointment; July 5 at 9am-4pm and 6-8pm; July 6 at 9-10:30am

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  Rolling applications being accepted; some categories by be full

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


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 Deadline: August 6

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

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2022 Fellowship Artist Residency
The Franconia Fellowship supports mid-career artists with a $5000 stipend and the opportunity to stay between three weeks and three months during our Open-Call residencies. This is a self-directed residency, and Fellows are responsible for developing, producing, and installing their work. For our 26th residency year, Franconia Sculpture Park is encouraging applicants with an interest in work rooted in the intersection of art and ecology, including but not limited to: performance; sound art; public interventions; site-specific and ephemeral installation; the rural and natural landscape; earthworks; collaborative works with nature; indigenous history and storytelling; and land and water rights. Additional information Deadline: August 1, 20201

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2022 Emerging Artist Residency
For 25 years, Franconia Sculpture Park has upheld a long-running work exchange model that equally cares for artists and organizational sustainability. While offering professional support and growth to emerging artists, the 50-acre sculpture park receives site and operational support with the help of our Emerging Artist Residents. The program began with the park’s founding in 1996 and has grown to support nearly 1000 artists to date. The rural setting and the chance to work alongside peers, mid-career artists, and visiting art curators create a dynamic setting for critical, technical, and professional growth within a collaborative exchange model. 2022 Theme: Land Art and Temporality Additional information Deadline: August 1

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2022 Artist Family Residencies
The Artist Family Residency supports Artist Parents and Artist Youth alike with a one-week residency at Franconia during July. Coinciding with our Youth Installation Summer Camps, Artist Youth are invited to enroll in camp during the day while the Artist Parent can be on-site for research or production. For Artist Parents, this is a self-directed residency. The Artist Family benefits both from the individual creative process and also through togetherness. A culminating Parents & Community sharing of Summer Camp Works provides a joined capstone experience for the Artist Family. Additional information Deadline: August 1

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2022 Writers Residencies
Three to Four accomplished writers will join the Writers Residency program at Franconia Sculpture Park in 2022. Writers span a range of arts-focused disciplines and will receive a stipend, full room & board, and a two to a three-week residency at the 50-acre outdoor sculpture park. The writers-in-residence in this program will immerse themselves in the new environment and embrace the time and space to move forward in their work. Winter is an ideal time at the park for writers to find focus, solitude, and quiet away from familiar day-to-day distractions. Snow covers the landscape, bringing stillness and contemplation instead of the bustling of Franconia’s summer months. Additional information Deadline: August 1

Northstar Watermedia Society – National Juried Exhibition, Call for Entry
Founded in 1975, the Northstar Watermedia Society is the oldest watermedia society in Minnesota with over 200 members. Our exhibition prides itself on receiving entries from artists throughout the United States. The exhibition will run September 23-November 4, 2021 at Wildwood Library in Mahtomedi, MN. Entries are open to all water media artists ages 18 years and older. Additional information Applications accepted online only: June 1-August 1

Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community – In. Art Show & Competition
The sixth annual In. Art Show & Competition presented by the Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community, opening at the Hallberg Center for the Arts, in Wyoming, MN, this year adding outdoor sculpture to accepted mediums.  This powerful competition pits art against art… no categories… just excellence in art.  Each year a new set of judges jury and score the entries with the highest scoring pieces of artwork making it into the final live judging on opening day.  $3800 are awarded to the winners of this competition. Additional information Deadline: August 1, 2021

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

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.