Calls For Artists

Nominations due for 2017 Distinguished Artist Award
The McKnight Foundation invites nominations for its 20th Distinguished Artist Award. The annual McKnight Distinguished Artist Award recognizes artists who have made a lifelong commitment to creating art that is locally, regionally, and/or nationally significant. These artists have chosen to make their lives and careers in Minnesota, thereby making our state a more culturally rich place.
The Distinguished Artist Award goes to one Minnesota artist each year. The award is $50,000.
Deadline for submission is May 19, 2017.

Visit The McKnight Foundation Distinguished Artist page for more information on eligibility criteria, review process and to submit a nomination online.

Calling all artists| Marine Art Fair
The Marine Art Fair Committee is looking for artists for this year’s Marine Art Fair, happening Saturday September 16th and Sunday September 17th! Whether you’re an experienced artist, or you are a new and up and coming artist, we are looking for you!

For more information or an application, go to or email

CALL TO ARTISTS | Syv Søstre Garden Park Sculpture
Professional artists are invited to submit qualifications for consideration to create a
site‐specific sculpture, or artwork, for a newly created “garden park” at Skogfjorden,
the Norwegian Language Village. For more information about Concordia Language Villages and the Norwegian Language Village, please visit

A selection panel will commission three short-listed artists to submit a concept design
proposal for the sculpture responsive to the scope of the project listed in the Call to
Artists. A stipend of $300 will be paid for the concept design and any research or travel
associated with the concept design. The project budget for the Syv Søstre garden park sculpture project is $13,500.

Download the Concordia Language Villages Sculpture Call to Artists for specific details and how to apply.

• Professional résumé highlighting relevant previous experience.
• Three to five images (JPEG up to 3MB) of previous private and/or public art projects
of commensurate scope.
• Image list identifying title, date, location, materials, size, budget and commissioning
• Letter of interest outlining qualifications, interest, and ability to complete the project.
• Names and contact information of three references.


Call for Artist|Grand Rapids Art Fair
The MacRostie Art Center of Grand Rapids, Minnesota is now accepting artist applications for our 2017 Downtown Art Fair. Our annual Art Fair is a popular attraction for both residents and tourists alike. Art or craft work must be created by the exhibitor or a family member. The 2017 jury will be composed of independent, community artists and MAC staff.

For more information please go to or email for a paper application. Deadline for application is May 1st, 2017.

Exhibit Opportunity
Do you have artwork to show? Our ArtScope Galleries have immediate openings, or we can schedule you for a future show. Two month long shows are free for members or 30% of sales for non-members. We currently have galleries at Falcon Bank, Center for Pain Management, Central Minnesota Red Cross and Eastman Art House. 
If you've never hung a show before, we are able to help walk you through the process, from framing and wiring your work to creating your artist statement and title cards.
Contact Sarah Drake, ArtScope Galleries Manager, at, today to schedule your show. 
Want to become a member? Learn more at

Now Accepting Applications for Artists, Crafters & Vintage Dealers
Smith's Infusion, Arts Craft & Vitage Finds Boutique 104 N. 3rd Ave., Virginia, MN We are not a "traditional" gallery or boutique. We run sort of like a copperative for artists. Each vendor pays a small yearly fee to sell their work and no commission taken other than a small percentage to cover transactions paid with a credit card. We offer teaching opportunities as well as monthly art show exhibits. Call today! Jenni Smith 218-290-8767.

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