Calls For Artists

(RFQ) for the creation of large-scale downtown murals!
Hennepin Theatre Trust's Public Art and Placemaking initiatives include the creation of distinctive works of public art in WeDo™ — the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. This coming spring and summer, the Trust will partner with business and property owners to commission Minnesota-based artists/artist teams to complete new large-scale murals along Hennepin Avenue (between 5th and 10th streets).
This call is open to established and emerging artists, or artist teams, with priority given to artists from communities of color who have a strong connection to Hennepin Avenue and who have demonstrated experience in managing a project of this magnitude. All Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submissions will be reviewed by the Trust’s Arts Advisory Panel.
Finalists will be chosen by the panel and paid a $250 stipend to create a mockup design — based on the secured site dimensions. All finalists will be asked to participate in a brief, informal interview with the Trust’s Director of Public Art and Placemaking.
Two artists/artist teams will be selected. The Trust’s Director of Public Art and Placemaking will work collaboratively with the two selected artists/artist teams to negotiate contracts, payment, deliverables and timeline — and assist with the negotiation of a final design (subject to approval by participating property owners).
Each of the two commissioned artists/artist teams will also receive a $5,000 stipend, as well as overall project management and support, equipment rental, labor assistance, insurance, permits, and materials assistance from the Trust. Project Timeline and Tasks:
• RFQ DEADLINE: March 31, 2017                              
• April: The Trust’s Arts Advisory Panel reviews RFQs and makes finalists recommendations, finalists interviewed, sites confirmed, artists selected, designs produced and approved and contracts signed
• May: Mural work begins
• June-July: Mural work continues and is completed

Arts in the Park May 20, 2017
Avon Area Arts is sponsoring an Arts in the Park at Wobegon Park, Avon MN. The event will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We would like to extend an invitation for you to be a part of this juried show.

If you are interested in this invition, please complete the registration form and return to JoAnn Dirks, PO Box 175, Avon, MN 56310 by April 1, 2017. (Early regisration special - $10 off participation fee if registered before January 15, 2017.)


NightVisions 2017 – Call for Entries
More than two-thirds of Americans live where they can no longer see the Milky Way galaxy because of light pollution. NightVisions is an art exhibition that celebrates the beauty of the night sky. The exhibition is hosted at the Coconino Center for the Arts in Flagstaff, Arizona.
International Artists from all 2D and 3D categories over the age of 18 are invited to submit work that inspires connection to the night sky. All of the details can be found on our website:

Please email our artistic director, Travis Iurato at if you have any questions.
The deadline to apply is April 4, 2017.

The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers
The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and Dancers annually awards three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota choreographers and three $25,000 fellowships to Minnesota dancers. The awards are unrestricted and can help an artist set aside periods of time for study, reflection, experimentation, and exploration; take advantage of an opportunity; or work on a new project.

For full guidelines and to apply visit:
Deadline: April 5, 2017

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