Calls For Artists

Call to Artists - 19th Annual Bemidji Sculpture Walk
Be a part of our 19th Annual Sculpture Walk, Northern Minnesota’s premiere public art venue, downtown Bemidji, Minnesota. This program has become a foundation of Bemidji's downtown and a highly anticipated venue for tourists year round. Selected works are installed and displayed for 12 months in highly visible curated outdoor locations throughout downtown Bemidji. The Bemidji Sculpture Walk Board is a working group comprised of area artists and art lovers. We curate over 50 outdoor art installations throughout the city, some of which are permanent or on extended loan. Our main program, however, is the annual juried show of new sculpture that we inaugurate each year in May.
Our jury selects 20 new works from regional and national artists who submit their entries by February 1. New work proposals and group projects are also considered each year.

Visit for more information and application
Opportunity Closes Monday, February 1st 2018, 1:45pm

The Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency
Together, the Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the US National Park Service and the Skagway Arts Council seek three visual artists to participate in a cross‐border creative journey within Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site in British Columbia. This residency is open to applicants of any nationality for the 2019 edition.

The annual February 1st 2018 is the deadline. Please feel free to contact with any questions.
For more information regarding the 2019 Chilkoot Trail Artist Residency, visit the webiste at

The Saint John’s Pottery Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist Program is a studio residency for artists to experience a community-centered approach to ceramic art using local clay and natural materials. Eligible individuals include emerging visual artists of any medium from Minnesota or New York City.

The term emerging artist refers to artistic development, professional accomplishment, and recognition. Program participants are provided studio space, clay, access to technical assistance, an award of $3,600, and room and board. Although age is not a factor in determining an emerging artist, artists in BFA or MFA programs should finish all academic commitments before applying.

Two award recipients are selected each year via jury to participate in residencies at The Saint John’s Pottery during the month of June. Works are later fired in the Johanna Kiln, the largest wood-firing kiln in North America.
Applications must be received by February 26th, 2018.

Award recipients will be notified in March for each June residency. To apply please complete an online application form through at the following web address:

Call for Art: Wanderlust 2018
artlessBastard in DePere, WI is calling for 2D & 3D works of art, in all mediums - except performance art or film - for their May 2018 'Wanderlust' Show. Themes of work may include anything related to the journey of leaving home... if the work reminds our audience of the need to ROAM and the beauty of the world around us - then it's a good fit for this exhibition.

For more info and full prospectus, please email or visit

Call for Art|"Phenomenal"
The American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) arts program is hosting an exhibit titled "Phenomenal" to honor phenomenal women of color. For this exhibit, we want artists who identify both as women and individuals who are Indigenous, Black, Latinx, and/or Asian.

Artists who fit this criteria are asked to submit artwork inspired by women of color, representations of womanhood as related to their culture, and/or equity in feminism within communities of color.

To participate, please submit the following: Up to two (2) pieces of visual art that fit the above thematic criteria, artwork may be 2-D, sculptural, textile / beadwork, mixed media, photography, or any visual art medium that can be physically displayed (no performances or printed poetry / spoken word, please) 1-2 sentence description of each work Dimensions of work in inches A brief artist bio and photo.

Deadline: Monday, March 5, 2018. Submissions are accepted via this form:

National Railroad: 2017-2018 Photography Contest
The National Railroad Hall of Fame (NRRHOF) is looking for photographs that help fulfill our mission to educate and inspire the public about the role that railroads play in building our nation and shaping our future. Twenty-four photographs will be selected for public exhibition by the NRRHOF at the 2018 Railroad Days Festival in Galesburg, Illinois, and for a chance to win up to $650.00.

Both professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit photographs related to the history and current operations of United States of America’s railroads as entry into the NRRHOF Photography Contest.
For Official Rules and Online Submission visit
Deadline: March 31, 2018

Entry Assistance: Eligible contestants with questions should contact the NRRHOF Director of Marketing And Communications, Mae Gilliland Wright, PhD, at

Call for Art | Northern Woods Exhibition
The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, a group of professional and amateur woodworkers invite you to present your work to the public at the 35th Annual Northern Woods Exhibition, Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN, April 26-29. Entries must be made primarily from wood and delivered, set up, and removed by the entrant.

The Exhibition is juried with an estimated $4000.00 in cash prizes available in 14 categories. Award winners receive a professional photo of their entry and are posted on the Guild’s website at Photos of all entries appear in the Catalogue.

For members of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, or any local woodcarving, scroll saw, turning or CNC Club the fee is $60 for first piece and $25 for each additional entry.  All others must pay an $85 entrance fee for their first piece and $35 for each additional. Student(s) in High School and those currently enrolled in a Post-Secondary School may enter one piece for FREE (proof of status required). 

Closes: Sunday, April 15th 2018, 11:45pm

For more information on Entry Rules/Fees: Visit:
Apply online:

Call for Artists
The Pottery Farm Art Studio & Gallery is currently seeking professional artists to join a community art studio in Maple Lake, MN. The Pottery Farm Downtown Maple Lake Art Studio aspires to be the only art studio in Wright County that will be a working studio space for artists to encourage and support each other in a community, a classroom for students to explore the arts, and a source of fine art and healing to patrons.
Studio features: Private pottery and 2D studio spaces Pottery classroom with student studio memberships available Electric Kilns available for rent Possible spinning wheel classroom Possible healing room ideal for reiki/energy work/massage/etc.
Group run retail gallery space spec for teaching your own lessons & workshops Working in a community with other artisans
Visit for more information or contact Jess Johanneck email or 612-298-6372