Calls For Artists

CALLING ALL ARTISTS| IMCCM
Central MN common roots festival is in search of a 2019 logo. The festival’s mission is to bring artists, businesses, and community members together in support of local, original music. Any logo idea should clearly show that we are a MUSIC festival and should incorporate our theme of common ROOTS. Submissions can be hand drawn or digital, but should be identifiable at sizes on both a t-shirt and a 2.25” button. Artwork or questions can be submitted to commonrootsfest@gmail.com and any digital submissions should be a resolution of at least 300dpi. The chosen logo will receive a stipend and recognition for their artwork. Deadline for submissions is: Noon, Monday, November 19, 2018.
Call for Artists | Sherburne Area Visual Arts Showcase
Looking for adults artists in 2D and 3D fine art & photography to show during a Free art fair Monday, June 10 - 14 at the Sherburne History Center, 10775 27th Ave SE, Becker. For questions or registration information: Barb G. 320-743-2952 or email blabla10@frontiernet.net

Call for Submissions | Info Kiosk in Northfield
We are pleased to announce the first publicly funded art opportunity in Northfield, MN, and are soliciting your participation. For our first publicly funded art project, we are proposing an arts structure to be built within downtown Northfield for the purpose of a directional, information kiosk. We anticipate that planning for the structure to take place over the winter of 2018-2019, with construction to being in the spring of 2019.  

Up to three finalists will be selected by the Public Art Review Committee to create a concept proposal and will receive $400 as a concept stipend. The final selected artist/architect will be paid a final stipend of $40,000.  

Funding for this project is provided by the City of Northfield’s 1% for the Arts initiative.

Download the complete Call for Submissions
Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2018


Kinetic Art RFP | Brainerd Public Library
The Brainerd Public Library in collaboration with funding from the Five Wings Art Council, the Arts and Legacy Amendment’s Cultural Heritage Fund, and the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library will award up to $7,000 to an artist or artists in a contract for the design, fabrication, installation, and other associated costs of the project.

A complete description can be downloaded RFP Brainerd LIbrary Kinetic Wind Art or you can visit https://brainerdpubliclibrary.wordpress.com/kinetic-art-rfp/.

The request is open to all artists living in Minnesota, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation and/or disability in employment or in the provision of services.

Deadline to submit a proposal: Friday, December 7, 2018.


Request for Qualifications | Grand Rapids Mural
The Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission is facilitating the design and creation of a mural to be located in downtown Grand Rapids. Artists are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the public art opportunities described below. The Arts and Culture Commission will review eligible applications and select a group of up to three finalists/finalist teams to invite to Grand Rapids for an in-person interview. Each artist/team will receive a stipend of $750 to cover fees associated with design and travel to in-person interviews.

Upon completion of an in-person interview, one artist/artist team will be commissioned to develop, fabricate, and install one mural. Additional requirements will be outlined in instructions to finalists.

Please see the RFQ Grand Rapids Mural for complete details. November 26, 2018 – Deadline for RFQ submission

The budget for the mural is $20,000. This do-not-exceed amount must include all fees, materials, transportation, installation, storage, permits, and insurance. More information about the site will be made available to the selected artist[s].


Request for Qualifications | Water-themed Sculputures
The Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission is facilitating the design and creation of water-themed sculptures to be located throughout the City. Artists are hereby invited to submit qualifications to be considered to participate in the design phase for the public art opportunities described below.

The Arts and Culture Commission will review eligible applications and select a group of up to three finalists/finalist teams to invite to Grand Rapids for an in-person interview. Each artist/team will receive a stipend of $750 to cover fees associated with design and travel to in-person interviews. Further information will be provided to the finalists. Upon completion of an in-person interview, one artist/artist team will be commissioned to develop, fabricate, and install three permanent artworks. Additional requirements will be outlined in instructions to finalists.

Please see the RFQ Grand Rapids Sculpture for complete details. November 26, 2018 – Deadline for RFQ submission

The budget for all three sculptures is $30,000. The selected artist/team can determine the budget for each artwork, as long as the total for all expenses does not exceed this amount (must include all fees, materials, transportation, installation, storage, permits, and insurance). More information about the sites will be made available to the selected artist[s].


TEEN MUSICIANS|Minnesota Varsity
Composers ages 14-18 and grades 9-12 are invited to submit one original score (3-7 minutes in length) for any combination of the specific instruments listed below. 
To participate, read all the rules and apply online here: https://www.classicalmpr.org/topic/minnesota-varsity

Minnesota Varsity showcases the top high-school musical talent from Classical Minnesota Public Radio’s terrestrial broadcast area (includes parts of MN, WI, ND, SD, ID and the UP of Michigan). Teens in these regions are invited to compete in Minnesota Varsity as performers or as composers.
DEADLINE: Monday, December 3 @ 9:00am:  Late entries are NOT accepted.

Call for Entries|‘Spitting Image’ self-portrait group exhibition
Lanesboro, Minn. – Calling all visual artists creating self-portraits!  Lanesboro Arts is inviting artists to submit an application for inclusion in the upcoming ‘Spitting Image’ exhibition, a juried self-portrait group show which will run February 9 – April 6, 2019. Visual artists working in a variety of mediums, such as sculpture, painting, drawing and photography, are welcome to apply. Both 2D and 3D entries will also be accepted.  

To be considered by the jury, artists may e-mail photos of 1-5 entries that are primarily depictions of themselves. All styles of self-portraiture, including realism, abstraction, representational, traditional, non-representational, modern and conceptual, will be accepted. Artists are encouraged to showcase their individuality and unique style while also revealing insight into a creative process of self-discovery and realization.  

Deadline for entries is January 2, 2019.

Images e-mailed to gallery@lanesboroarts.org with ‘Portrait of The Artist’ in the subject line should include the following information for each entry: title, medium, size, dimensions, and retail price. Artists should also submit their mailing address, phone number, website and artist statement. Entries are also accepted via the postal service. Mail a CD or flash drive with high resolution digital images and a hard copy list of the information for each item to Lanesboro Arts, PO Box 152, Lanesboro, MN  55949.  

Please contact Gallery Director Robbie Brokken with any questions or requests for additional information at (507) 467-2446 x2 or gallery@lanesboroarts.org.


CALL TO WOODWORKERS AND ARTISTS
The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, a group of professional and amateur woodworkers invite you to present your work to the public at the 36th Annual Northern Woods Exhibition, Eden Prairie Center, Eden Prairie, MN, April 25-28.

The Exhibition has an estimated $4,000.00 in cash prizes available for Best in Show, Best Original Design, Best Traditional Piece, Best Turning, Best Detail, Best Finish, Most Technically Accomplished, 3 Judge’s Awards and Best First Time in Show. Award winners receive a professional photo of their entry and are posted on the Guild’s website at http://www.mnwwg.org/nwds.html. Photos of all entries appear in the Catalogue.

Applications must be submitted online at http://www.mnwwg.org/nwds.html
Registration closes April 15, 2019.