Calls For Artists

Open Call | Energy: Made Here
Made Here, a project of the Trust, temporarily fills empty storefronts and commercial spaces that are in transition with art by local artists, turning WeDo™ – the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District — into a walkable urban art gallery.

The theme for the fall/winter Showcases is "Energy." For this round, we invite artists and artist groups to submit proposals for window Showcase displays that interpret this theme. Open to your creativity, your installation might be an exploration of the forces that inspire you, thoughts on what powers our world or a display about what drives your creative practice.

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For eligibility to participate in Made Here, all artists and artist groups must be current residents of Minnesota.
Artists and artist groups may submit their proposals from now until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 14.

Call For Art|Sculpture Walk St. Cloud
Sculpture Walk St. Cloud will showcase 6 pieces of outdoor artwork in highly visible public locations in the heart of downtown St. Cloud for one-year. This project is a collaborative effort led by the Paramount Center for the Arts, with assistance from the City of St. Cloud, and Sculpture Walk St. Cloud sponsors.

Open to all Minnesota Artists
Artists may submit up to 3 sculptures and/or outdoor installation artworks for consideration.
Artwork must have a minimum height or width of 36-inches.
All artwork must be original work by the artist (conception or fabrication).
Artists are responsible for insuring their own work.
Each artwork must be durable and freestanding, with the ability to be installed at an outdoor public site, and remain for one-year.

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Honorarium Each artist accepted into Sculpture Walk St. Cloud will receive an honorarium of $1,500 per accepted artwork.


Artists featured in the exhibit will be eligible to win the following awards: Jury Award: $1,000 People’s Choice: $500 DEADLINE: Friday, July 14, 2017

Call for Artist Submissions | Millstream Arts Festival, St. Joseph
Millstream Arts Festival gives artists a venue to display and sell their work to a large, interested audience. All artwork is juried, which provides us with a higher level of quality, diversity and creativity of art on display, exemplifying the gifted artists in the region. The event is a festive environment with a wide variety of visual arts, music, dance, enticing foods and hands-on art activities for children. Artists’ fees are used to produce the event the following year. The festival is held annually on the last Sunday of September. Crowd numbers are estimated at 5,000-8,000.

Participation is open to all artists working in basketry, ceramics, fibers, handmade paper, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, wood, mixed media, and original two-dimensional fine arts. The work exhibited must be of original concept and creation, designed and crafted by the applicant—unique art forms developed primarily for aesthetic and/or original concept rather than practical application except in cases of true folk artistry. Jurors will look for quality, originality and consistency of design. We do not accept work made from commercial molds, kits or patterns, or other commercial methods. Copyrighted designs not owned by the artist are not permitted. Commercial reproductions are not acceptable. All artwork must be presented at the festival by the artist submitting the application.

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Submission Deadline: July 1, 2017

Call For Art|Paramount Juried Art Show
Juror: Jovan C. Speller
Visual artists from throughout Minnesota are invited to participate in the Paramount Center for the Arts Juried Exhibition: Through My Eyes which will take place in August and September 2017. The focus of this competition will be for artists to offer work that will share and show their values. The hope is that creative exploration will help artists and viewers alike to make personal meaning of the world around us and will foster connections between diverse people with varying perspectives.

From successful entrants, three awards will be given 2D and three awards to 3D: 1st place-$600; 2nd place- $400; 3rd place-$200; Honorable Mention-$100

Open to all artists currently residing in Minnesota. Each artist may submit up to two entries. Open to both 2D and 3D work in any media All entries must be original to the artist and not previously entered in any Paramount sponsored exhibition

For complete information and online submission
Deadline: July 28 at 5:00 p.m.

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. 
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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