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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
Spring Session Dates: April 14, April 28, May 12, June 2; 1-3pm
Fee: $35 for entire season session or $10 per day; Ages: 18+

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum -Artistic, Functioning Rooster Weathervane
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum invites artists to submit proposals and qualifications for an aesthetically pleasing, rooster-themed, weathervane to be placed atop the Burton and Virginia Myers Education Center located at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Farm at the Arb. The rooster weathervane will occupy the south-central part of the Myers Education Center directly over the building’s main entrance and serve as a wayfinding element directing people to the front door of the building. The $10,000 budget is inclusive of design, fabrication, materials, artwork transportation, special handling fees (if any), photographic records and documentation.  The University will install the artwork with the artist’s cooperation. Additional information & application Deadline for Entries:  Monday, July 1, 2024

Members Show 2024 Call for Artists
Member artists of ArtReach St. Croix are invited to submit one (1) piece of current, original artwork to be displayed in ArtReach St. Croix’s Royal Credit Union Foundation Gallery during the Annual Members Show. Join us to showcase the depth and variety of art created in the St. Croix Valley. Exhbition Dates: July 11-August 17. Additional information and application. Drop-off Dates: Sunday, July 7 at 12-4pm, Monday, July 8 at 10am-6pm, or by appointment.

Artist Calls Beyond the Valley

AZ Gallery – Collective ALCHEMY
The curatorial essence of AZ Gallery’s 2024 exhibition schedule is one of Collective ALCHEMY. When most people think of ALCHEMY, they think of the legendary quest to create gold or the ultimate “healing elixir”. But taken metaphorically, the processes of alchemy can be applied to basically anything that nudges you along on your own personal journey. As a small, women owned, nonprofit gallery we provide unrestricted access to community exhibition space designed to showcase and artist’s best work; free of submission fees, content regulations, themes, size or material restrictions. All artists, doing whatever it is they do, are encouraged to apply. Additional information Deadline: Cycle IV – August 30, 2024

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].

Lift Bridge Brewing Co. New Richmond, WI Taproom – Artist of the Month
Looking for artists to show their art in the Lift Bridge New Richmond, WI Taproom. The taproom would also like to host “Meet the Artist” events where the artists would have the opportunity to talk with people about their art and sell directly to customers. If you are interested in participating or have questions, please email Chip Meyer at [email protected]

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

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 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.