Calls For Artists

RFQ: Huskies Plaza Bronze Sculpture | St. Cloud State University
The St. Cloud State University Foundation, in partnership with the St. Cloud State University Alumni Association is making plans to develop a "Huskies Plaza" as part of the sesquicentennial celebrations on campus. The plaza is designed to create a rallying point for campus pride, develop a singular location on campus for memorable photography for students and alumni, as well as give an opportunity for alumni and friends of the university to leave a lasting mark on the campus in their support of the university. 

As a centerpiece for the plaza, the parties intend to commission a statue as a centerpiece for the area in recognition of the University Sesquicentennial. We have developed a basic set of required and preferred criteria for the commissioning of the statue and selection of the artist to provide the work. Installation of the sculpture and the plaza is targeted for no later than August of 2019

PROPOSED: Commissioning of a bronze sculpture of a Husky, with the subject to be larger than life-sized. The statue must be reflective of a real husky; abstract renderings will not be considered for the purposes of this plaza. Design work should include placement on some type of raised platform or pedestal to put the statue above ground level. The location of the plaza has been preliminarily selected at the nexus between Atwood Memorial Center, Centennial Hall, and the Performing Arts Center, with the statue to be facing towards Sherburne Hall to the north. 

REQUIRED: Proven ability to deliver a project of this kind and character within the specified time frame and within the budgetary parameters provided (Est. $50,000 - $70,000, total for all aspects); Primary experience working with bronze as a medium and casting a sculpture of this size and character; Proven ability to sculpt realistic figures to specifications; Proven ability to deliver long-lasting work that can withstand the weather demands of the Minnesota environment

PREFERRED: Experience working with large-scale public art projects; Experience working in a university environment to provide art pieces for a campus; Extensive work in sculpting figures, particularly those designed to represent particular people, animals, or things; Ability and willingness to supervise installation on site, if necessary. 

The commission for the piece will be decided by the St. Cloud State University Foundation, Inc and the St. Cloud State University Alumni Association, through their designees as project leads for this effort. 

Submissions are due to the St. Cloud State University Foundation by July 20, 2018 to be considered.
Please mail to SCSU Foundation, Attn: Husky Plaza, 720 Fourth Ave. South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 or email to, subject line: Husky Plaza. 

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$750 opportunity open to Minnesota residents
*no resume or CV required

Hennepin Theatre Trust is accepting artists’ submissions for the fall/winter 2018 Made Here Showcases.
Made Here, a project of the Trust, temporarily transforms empty storefronts and commercial spaces with art by local creatives into a walkable urban art gallery.

Deadline: September 3, 2018

For application and more information CLICK HERE or visit

Call for Artists |45th Annual Marine Art Fair
The Marine Art Fair Committee is looking for artists for this year’s Marine Art Fair, happening Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10 am - 5 p.m. The Marine annual Art Fair features over 100 artists displaying a variety of fine arts, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, and photography. The Art Fair takes place in picturesque downtown Marine on St. Croix and has a reputation of being outstanding. 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

2018 Photography in the Gardens
Munsinger Clemens Botanical Society invites you to participate by entering photos taken at the gardens. Any visitor is eligible to enter the contest. Prizes are offered for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Youth and Adult age groups.

Photo Contest runs from January through November.  Entries are due November 2 & 3, 2018 at the Lake George Municipal Complex 1101 7th Street South, St Cloud, MN.  

Download the Guidelines and Application at

Award Ceremony to take place at a Public Gallery opening on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 3:00 pm held at the St Cloud Public Library.  Gallery will open at 2:30 pm and refreshments will be served.  
If you have questions about the Photo Contest, please email