Calls For Artists

Call for Art | Lanseboro Arts
Lanesboro, Minn. - Announcing a call for entries for artwork to exhibit in solo or two-person shows in the Exhibition Gallery at Lanesboro Arts in 2021. Available exhibits in 2021 are approximately eight weeks in length and artists working in all visual arts mediums are encouraged to apply.  The Lanesboro Arts Exhibition Gallery seeks artworks that enrich both artist and community by initiating discussion and connection. These works should exhibit a unique vision and original voice, quality craftsmanship, and should be diverse and accessible to individuals from all walks of life. Both traditional and contemporary art styles are accepted.

The annual deadline for entries is January 31, 2019. The application is available online at under “Artist Opportunities.”

Artists may also choose to download a hard copy of the application from the Lanesboro Arts website and send it in with a CD or flash drive containing digital images of work samples to Robbie Brokken, Gallery Director, Lanesboro Arts, PO Box 152, Lanesboro, MN  55949.  Artists selected by the jury for exhibitions will be notified by the end of February 2019 at the latest.   Please contact Gallery Director Robbie Brokken with any questions or requests for additional information at (507) 467-2446 x2 or

2019 Emerging Artist Grants for Minnesota Artists with Disabilities | VSA Minnesota
The Jerome Foundation has been funding these annual grants since 1996, and VSA Minnesota (the state organization on arts and disability) has been privileged to administer 138 grant awards totaling $172,100 to 107 individuals, including 27 repeat winners.  

2019 may be the last year of this grant in its present form, so we encourage you to apply! . Six grants of $2,000 each will be awarded to writers, performers, composers, visual or multi-media artists who create new, original work (not a performance of someone else’s song or play). Grant money can be used for whatever will help an artist create and present this new work.   

This year’s changes in guidelines are that NO previous grant recipients are eligible, and applicants must say what they wish to pursue in their new artwork/writing/etc.

Deadline: The deadline is February 1, 2019. The guidelines are available at or can be mailed or emailed to you.
Contact VSA Minnesota if you have questions anywhere along your process in applying. at 612-332-3888, 800-801-3883, or

2019 VSA Playwright Discovery Award Program
Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include students with disabilities, in the U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students, are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance—in the form of plays, screenplays, or music theater.
Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations in the style of realism, through the creation of fictional characters and settings, or writing metaphorically or abstractly about the disability experience.

Click the link 2019 Playwright Discovery Award Program to learn more about the program and how to apply. Application deadline: Janyary 23, 2019 For more information or to obtain a hard copy of the application and guidelines, contact us 202-416-8898 (voice) or via e-mail at

Call for Artwork |Centennial Library Public Art
Centennial Library seeks to purchase ten artworks to display on the non-fiction shelves. The Selection Committee will categorize the artworks by the Dewey Decimal system for placement throughout the shelves. Custom display boxes are being fabricated to fit within the shelves.

Additional considerations:

Artwork must fit within the fabricated boxes. Outside dimensions of the box: 13 ¾” (w) x 10 5/8” (h) x9 13/16” (d) Inside dimensions of the box: 11 3/8” (w) x 8 ¼” (h) x 9” (d) Walnut plywood exterior with solid walnut frame on the front, birch plywood interior. Artwork can be 2D or 3D Artwork creates a sense of wonder and curiosity within visitors to the library, and inspires them to explore the library Artwork can be new or previously created. Previously created artworks cannot be committed to other shows or exhibitions. Artwork will be purchased outright by the Library. Artworks should be durable and low maintenance Artwork may be representational or abstract. The use of commercial imagery is discouraged.

Artists based in Minnesota age 16 and older are invited to apply. Artists can submit more than one artwork for consideration. We are committed to a policy of providing opportunities to people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical ability.

Download the complete Centennial Library RFQ
Deadline to apply is January 7, 2019

Bell Museum 2018-2020 Resident Artist Research Project
The Bell Museum is seeking four resident artists for the next round of its Resident Artist Research Project. This program invites dynamic candidates from all disciplines to investigate artistic practice as a lens for science discovery, and offers a unique opportunity to engage with Bell curators and staff, University of Minnesota researchers, scientific collections, as well as the greater community.

Residencies are open to individual and collaborative artists of all disciplines, including (but not limited to) writers, poets, storytellers, dancers, designers, map makers, musicians, video and film artists, as well as artist collectives. Excellent candidates may be makers of 2D or 3D objects and/or have experience in performance, events, installations, new (immersive) media, social practice, or audience-activated artwork.

For more information visit

Application Deadline: 11:59pm, Sunday, December 30, 2018. Interviews with semi-finalists will take place January 28 through February 8, 2019, with resident artist selection by the end of February 2019. All residencies will be completed between March 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll| HPAC
The 2019-2020 Hutchinson Sculpture Stroll "Call for Art" is now open! Artists selected to exhibit will receive a $1,000 honorarium, with the opportunity for an additional $500 People's Choice award.

The Hutchinson Public Arts Commission created the Sculpture Stroll in 2013 as a way to showcase work from regional artists and to beautify public spaces in line with the city’s “Imagine Hutchinson” planning effort.  

For more information go to:
Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2019.

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 2019 at the Sherburne History Center, 10775 27th Ave SE, Becker. For questions or registration information: Barb G. 320-743-2952 or email

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 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

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 Photos of all entries appear in the Catalogue.

Applications must be submitted online at
Registration closes April 15, 2019.