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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 Dates: June 12 & 26, July 10 & 24, August 7 & 21; 1-3pm; fee: $50 for 6 sessions or $10 per session

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2023 Fellowship Residency
Franconia’s Artist Residency goals are clear. They want an applicant pool and slate of selected artists that is diverse, inclusive, and just. We know this to be an accurate representation of the world’s multiplicity. The The Franconia Fellowship supports mid-career artists working in sculpture and installation, including land art, ceramics, contemporary craft, experimental sound/music, and performance art. Additional information Deadline: September 1

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2023 Artist Family Residencies
The Artist Family Residency at Franconia Sculpture Park supports Artist Parents and Artist Youth alike with a one or two week residency at Franconia in July 2023. Coinciding with our Youth Installation Summer Camps, Artist Youth are invited to collaborate with their parent on a submitted project plan or attend camp during the day while the Artist Parent can be on-site for self-sufficient research or production. For artist parents, this is a self-directed residency, process-based residency and there is no expectation of a finished work. Additional information Deadline: September 1

Franconia Sculpture Park – 2023 Writers Residency
Seven accomplished writers will join the Writers Residency program at Franconia Sculpture Park in 2023. Writers span a range of arts-focused disciplines and will receive a stipend, full room & board, and a two-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. Additional information Deadline: September 1

Afton Area Business Association – Afton Art in the Park
Afton Art in the Park is now accepting artist applications for this year’s two day art festival. Artist and Makers interested in selling their hand-made, original art are encouraged to apply. While this is not a juried art show, the coordinators gives consideration to each artist’s application to ensure a variety of art and limit the number of artists with similar products. Additional information Deadline: August 31

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

Wyoming Creative Arts Community – Call for Songwriters
We are excited to announce we are now accepting applications for our ever-popular Songwriters in the Round series on the Hallberg Center of the Arts’ Main Stage for 2022! This 90-minute show is held on the last Thursday of every other month, and features songwriters taking turns ‘in the round’, performing their original songs and sharing stories about these pieces. This year’s events will be on February 24, April 28, June 30, August 25 and October 27. Interested songwriters are asked to complete the online entry form. Additional information

Artist Calls Beyond the Valley

Argyle Zebra Gallery – 2022 Open Submission Exhibition Program: Cultivate the Creative
The 2022 curatorial theme ‘Cultivate the Creative’ emerged from a reevaluation of our mission as a small nonprofit gallery responding to the pressures of a surging pandemic and an increased demand for equity. It became clear to us that our primary role is to provide unrestricted access to community exhibition space. With that in mind, the exhibition structure was redesigned to showcase an artist’s best work; free of submission fees, content regulations, themes, size or material restrictions. Additional information Deadline: August 15

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

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

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.