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Art In The Hollow (St Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

Art In The Hollow (St Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

The Friends of Swede Hollow are seeking artists for a community/family annual arts festival, Art In The Hollow, that fills an urban ravine-based park with art at the beginning of the summer. Art in the Hollow began as a means to introduce St. Paulites to Swede Hollow Park, a magical hidden forest that stretches below the city’s street level from downtown into its East Side.

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Deadline: 25 May 2019

There is a $15 booth fee and no application costs.

Art in the Hollow is the only arts festival exclusive to St. Paul’s east Side, filling a cultural vacuum in an area of town which is otherwise overflowing with cultural enrichment from waves of immigration from Latin America, SouthEast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the horn of Africa. The park has a long history of habitation by Dakota people and incoming immigrants from Sweden to Mexico, reflected outward now in the surrounding East Side communities. Today, Swede Hollow park is a refuge for artists on the first Saturday of each June.

Vendor booths are situated along a pathway which wraps around the main stage on one end of the festival and along a pathway overlooking a creek to the far end of the festival where a second stage is situated under a historic stone bridge. A limited rain site space is available for some artists in the event of very severe weather. In addition to the vendor booths, the Friends of Swede Hollow sponsor a sculpture contest with a $15 entry and hundreds awarded in prizes.

Art In The Hollow Artist Benefits

Artists involved will find assistance from a team of volunteers. The East Side artist’s community is supportive and eager to help connect artists to further opportunities. Art in the Hollow has generally drawn crowds of nearly two thousand visitors in good weather. There are nearly 1000 social media followers. This year’s tenth anniversary will feature an expanded outreach to all the surrounding communities with increased lawn sign presence and flyers translated into Spanish, Hmong, and Karen. The Friends of Swede Hollow partner with nearby art organizations including Indiginous Roots Cultural Center, East Side Artist’s Salon, East Side Arts Council, and the St. Paul Library system.

About the Friends of Swede Hollow

Friends of Swede Hollow has watched over the Swede Hollow Park and its history for years. It brings art and events down into the Hollow to support and enliven the community. They are focused on grassroots arts community building rather than being an outgrowth of a large organization or corporate entity.

For more information, contact artinthehollowmn@gmail.com.

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Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, offering two or four week residencies to emerging artists. Participants explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

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Deadline: 31 Jul 2019

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation. Staff work with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes place-based work as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place. It can be a new project or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities, especially rural communities. The program embraces artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers.

Lanesboro Arts strives to provide artists with a dynamic and compelling array of community assets. They seek out projects where the activation of the people and places of Lanesboro are at the core of the artistic process.

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program Artist Benefits

Artists are paid $1,000/week. They are provided studio and lodging space. Lanesboro Arts does not cover material or transportation costs. These expenses should be factored into the $1,000/week stipend. Artist groups are eligible to apply, but the weekly stipend is the same and must be split among the collective. Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City and have been residents for at least one year prior to the submission of an application.

Community Resources And Assets Available To Residents

  • St. Mane Theatre, a 126-seat Art Deco theater located in the heart of downtown
  • Poetry Parking Lot, a large municipal parking lot with haiku hung throughout the space
  • Gateway Park, a public green space adjacent to the Root River and connected to downtown via a 1893 walking bridge
  • Historic downtown storefronts, alleyways, building walls, and open spaces
  • Local farms, farmers, and farmer’s markets
  • The Root River State Bike Trail
  • Community partnerships with local businesses, the Lanesboro Park Board, the Lanesboro Museum, residents, schools, libraries, and community organizations

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program participants do not need to secure community partners or stakeholders when submitting their application. That said, research done beforehand about the Lanesboro community and surrounding area can strengthen a project proposal. The role of Lanesboro Arts staff for selected artist residents is that of translator and facilitator. The staff works with artists to make the needed connections. They help secure the required resources in order to make selected residency program projects a success.

The use of all community resources and assets are subject to approval from property owners and the Lanesboro City Council. Resources will be facilitated with each artist by Lanesboro Arts staff. Lanesboro Arts has a positive, collaborative relationship with these entities. They will work with each resident to find the best venue for all parties.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.

For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships. They creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city. They do so by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.

For more information, contact adam@lanesboroarts.org.

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Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Art in the Park 2019, featuring original work in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles, and mixed media. All items for sale must be the art or handiwork of the exhibiting artist(s). No food or commercial items permitted.

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Deadline: 30 May 2019

The 39th annual Art in the Park fine art festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota on Saturday, June 15 features 90+ fine art booths, excellent live music, craft beer, community food vendors, and family art activities in the midst of mature shade trees in the beautiful setting of Sylvan Park. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by Lanesboro Arts, a multidisciplinary nonprofit with a nearly 40 year legacy of supporting art and artists in the scenic Lanesboro area, the annual Art in the Park festival is southern Minnesota’s longest running fine art fair. Renowned for quality, variety, and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year.

Nestled in the heart of Bluff Country along the Root River, Lanesboro is the hidden gem of Southeastern Minnesota. With an extraordinarily high density of creative activities concentrated in such a small community, Lanesboro (pop. 754) was declared one of the country’s “Top 12 Small Town Artplaces” in 2013 by Artplace America. The Root River State Bike Trail, rated one of the best trails in Minnesota, runs right through Lanesboro’s authentic 19th century downtown. This picturesque hub of activity invites travelers of all stripes to indulge in one of many tantalizing restaurants or unique shops.

Lanesboro Art In The Park 2019 Artist Benefits

Their are awards for the Lanesboro Art in the Park 2019 with two juried cash prizes. $500 is awarded to the artist selected as “Best in Show.” $100 is awarded to an artist as an “Award of Excellence.”

Lanesboro Arts administers a vendor survey following each fair. They incorporate feedback and suggestions received into next year’s fair. Lanesboro Arts is committed to continually improving Art in the Park and keeping it fresh. It is a beloved community event in scenic park within a popular small tourist town.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, opportunities to participate in public art, and placemaking activities.

For nearly 40 years, Lanesboro Arts has built strong cross-sector partnerships to creatively approach community challenges, most recently with the ongoing realization of the Lanesboro Arts Campus vision. This community-wide initiative aims to integrate the arts into the social and municipal fabric of the city by placing art in accessible public spaces, identifying and eliminating participation barriers, and building a community identity in which all citizens value the arts. The process of the Lanesboro Arts Campus empowers artists, audiences, and community members to positively contribute to the social, civic, and economic vibrancy of Lanesboro.

For more information, contact artinthepark@lanesboroarts.org.

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Loring Park Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Loring Park Art Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Artists For Artists announces a call for artists for the Loring Park Art Festival 2019, a high quality, juried festival held in beautiful Loring Park near downtown Minneapolis, MN. Stunning gardens and abundant trees throughout the park create an idyllic setting for art, music, and food. Booths circle a large pond with ample spaces for display.​

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2019

Artists For Artists presents the exceptional art of 140 selected artists, performances of music and dance, and entertainment. They are planning for sunny skies with a cool breeze in Loring Park on July 27 and 28, 2019.  The formal garden will be in full bloom and there will be a variety of food available. The show is organized by Artists For Artists, not a business association or civic organization. They are exhibiting artists who know what artists need to be successful.

About Artists For Artists

Artists for Artists’ mission is to provide an aesthetic place for local and regional artists to exhibit and sell their art, provide an entertaining event for the community, feature a beautiful park in an urban setting to the wider metro area, and promote and support ethnic diversity in the exhibiting visual arts.

For more information, contact info@loringparkartfestival.com.

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Arts In The Park 2018 – Call For Artists

Arts In The Park 2018 – Call For Artists

Brainerd Community Action announces a call for artists for their Arts In The Park 2018 event to be held July 1st in the spacious, tree lined grounds of Gregory Park in Brainerd, MN. AIP is widely known and respected as one of central Minnesota’s finest arts presentations. Artists are individually juried into Arts In The Park 2018 to ensure the highest possible quality of wares.

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Deadline: 13 Apr 2018

It is important that all artwork be of original design and produced and displayed by the artist. No copies or kits will be accepted. The selection jury will choose an unlimited number of participants by anonymous photo or CD view. Photos or CDs must be of quality, sufficient enough to show artwork at its best and be representative of the work to be displayed. All works should be well-conceived, executed without technical faults and show the integrity of the design.

Artists may enter one item for judging. If you wish to enter the competition, the entry form will be in the registration booth packet. Artwork piece should be prominently displayed at the booths (on a pedestal or piece of cloth, separated in some way from the rest of your display) with your booth number placed prominently. The judges will start visiting booths promptly at 10 am.

Cash and medal awards will be given for first and second place in nine categories and Best of Show.

Arts In The Park 2018 prizes are as follows

  • Best of Show…..$300
  • First Place…..$200 (per category)
  • Second Place…..$125 (per category)

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

  • Mixed Media
  • Drawing
  • Naturals
  • Jewelry
  • Textiles/Fiber ~ Painting
  • Sculpture – Glass, Metal ~ Photography
  • Pottery

This event is hosting by local nonprofit, Brainerd Community Action. It is their largest fundraiser and a part of the community 4th of July celebration. These combined events bring in 10,000 people into the community.

About Brainerd Community Action

The mission of Brainerd Community Action is to provide support with structural design, financial consulting, and fiscal agency to new and existing non-profit entities that serve the Brainerd Lakes Area. Paralleling this is Community Action’s commitment to orchestrating many community/celebration events.

For more information, contact holly@brainerdcommunityaction.org.

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Art In The Park 2018 – Call For Artists

Art In The Park 2018 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts seeks original work in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles, and mixed media for Art In The Park 2018. All items for sale must be the art or handiwork of the exhibiting artist.

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Deadline: 23 Mar 2018

Entry fee: $10

Lanesboro Arts’ annual Art in the Park festival is southeast Minnesota’s longest running art festival. Renowned for quality, variety, and value, Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year. The 38th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018 will feature more than ninety fine art booths, excellent live music, craft beer and community food vendors, and family art activities in the midst of mature shade trees in the beautiful setting of Sylvan Park.

Art In The Park 2018 Prizes

  • $500 Prize for Best in the Show
  • $100 Prize for Award of Excellence

Important Dates:

  • March 23, 2018 – Application deadline for full consideration (Applications still being accepted for wait list until May 31)
  • March 24 – 30, 2018 – Jury process followed by notification
  • May 31, 2018 – Wait List application deadline
  • June 1, 2018 – Artist Accept and Purchase Deadline
  • June 1, 2018 – Application window closes — no additional applications accepted
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 — 6:00am artist check in.
  • Saturday, June 16, 2018 — 10am-5pm Art in the Park festival

About Lanesboro Arts

Lanesboro Arts is a multidisciplinary arts organization working to activate the people and places of Lanesboro by empowering and creating opportunities for artists.

For more information, contact kara@lanesboroarts.org.

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Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 – Call For Artists

Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 – Call For Artists

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce announces a call for artists for its 37th annual Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017, to be held on June 10-11. It showcases a wide array of high quality art and craft, both contemporary and traditional.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 Mar 2017

This event is an engaging, creative experience that connects the artist’s personal story with a vibrant lake community. Over 140 artists will be displaying original works amidst live music and a variety of food offerings.

The historic lakeside village of Excelsior draws art enthusiasts from across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area with its unique shops, galleries, and restaurants. Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 seeks to maintain an inspiring experience for both the artist and the public. Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce listens and acts on artist’s suggestions and feedback to continually enhance and improve our show.

Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 artist benefits

Debbie Hart was the original founder of Excelsior Art on the Lake. The awards are given to artists whom exemplify Debbie’s spirit and values. Four Debbie Hart Artist Awards will be given. Each winner receives a cash prize and will be invited back the following year with jury and single booth fee waived. Judging for the Debbie Hart awards will take place Saturday, June 11 at the start of the show.

  • Artist name and booth number listed in the Excelsior Art on the Lake 2017 program and website.
  • Each artist’s work is featured on the Excelsior Art on the Lake Facebook page beginning two months prior to start date of the show.
  • Exhibitors are provided marketing support in local media, print, newspapers, magazines, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Excelsior Art on the Lake website.
  • Frequent email blasts to distribution list of 9,000+ residents and shoppers in the Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka area.

The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the driving force between community and business success and involvement. Growth, prosperity, and sustainability are ways the Chamber strives to keep the community ranked highly as a destination for visitors. Art on the Lake is a high profile event and enjoys a loyal following of 18,000+ art admirers, collectors, and buyers. The Lake Minnetonka area has excellent demographics and is known for its strong patronage of cultural events. The Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce is the leading representative of the business community, actively promoting a prosperous business climate, thereby creating a positive environment for the entire South Lake Minnetonka community.

For more information, contact marketing@excelsior-lakeminnetonkachamber.com.

 

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Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 – Call For Artists

Lanesboro Arts announces a call for artists for the Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 to be held June 17th at 10 am to 5 pm in Sylvan Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 21 Apr 2017

The 37th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Festival in Lanesboro, Minnesota features 90+ fine art and craft booths, excellent live music, scrumptious local foods, and kids’ activities. Lanesboro Arts’ Art in the Park 2017 is southeast Minnesota’s longest running art festival. It is renowned for quality, variety, and value. Art in the Park attracts thousands of regional patrons to Sylvan Park in Lanesboro each year.

Art in the Park accepts applications in fine arts and crafts. Original and unique work made by the applicant in the areas of painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, glass, fiber, paper, jewelry, wood, textiles, and mixed media. There is a $10 application fee.

Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 booth information:

  • Booth fee is $95 per 12′ x 12′ space; double spots can be purchased for an additional $95.
  • Returning artists may request same booth # or close proximity to previous years.
  • Artists supply their own display materials.
  • Electric hook-ups are not provided and there will be no portable generators during the fair.
  • A Minnesota sales and use tax number is required for all taxable sales.
  • Booth spaces will be marked and ready for set-up at 6 a.m. on the day of the festival.
  • Artist welcome station will include rolls and coffee at 6 a.m. during set up.

Lanesboro has many camping sites with hook-ups and showers including the Sylvan Park campground adjacent to the festival site. The festival will take place rain or shine.

Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 Prizes: $500 Best in Show, $100 Award of Excellence.

About Lanesboro Arts

Through a diverse spectrum of community arts programming, Lanesboro Arts supports artists, revitalizes public spaces, and builds a sense of community and civic pride among the 754 people who call Lanesboro home. Programming includes free youth education classes, fine arts galleries, internship programs, performance art, residency program, a community variety show, opportunities to participate in public art, as well as programming in its galleries, at the St. Mane Theatre, and in public spaces throughout the community. Lanesboro Arts has brought innovative arts experiences to audiences for over thirty years. It is becoming a national model for empowering communities through the arts.

Lanesboro, Minnesota has been recently recognized as one of “America’s Top 12 Small Town Art Places,” and was also named by Smithsonian Magazine as “One of the Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in America.” Population 754, Lanesboro is nestled in the bluffs of southeastern Minnesota along the Root River and Minnesota State Highway 16, a National Scenic Byway. Lanesboro’s downtown hosts dynamic local businesses and restaurants in historic buildings, with the Root River State Trail running on the diagonal through town. Lanesboro is “Minnesota’s Bed and Breakfast Capital.”

For more information, contact artinthepark@lanesoroarts.org.

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2017 On-Ice Program – Call for Artists

Art Shanty Projects currently seeks visual artists interested in participating in the design and construction of ice fishing shanty-like structures, producing participatory projects, art, events, and shows for the 2017 On-Ice Program.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jul 2016

Art Shanty Projects supports artists fiscally and logistically with as many resources as available. The current stipend amount for 2017 is $1500 for shanty artists. Grant funding is currently pending which could increase the amount up to 20%.

Project stipends for the 2017 On-Ice Program are intended to offset the costs for materials to build and move the structure as well as time to staff a shanty while the project is open to the public. The organization does not have additional travel stipends to offer out-of-state artists at this time.

2017 On-Ice Program

Art Shanty Projects is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which public spaces can be used as a new and challenging artistic environments to expand notions of art.

For four weekends in February, the 2017 On-Ice Program will transform a frozen lake in Minnesota into a village of ice fishing shanty-like structures designed and built by artists. Outdoor performances, games, and inventive cold-weather activities animate the space for curious locals, regional artists, and visitors from beyond our borders.

For more information, contact info@artshantyprojects.org.

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American Craft Show – Call for Artists

The American Craft Council (ACC) announces a call for artists for the American Craft Show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Aug 2016

Artists may produce original work in any of the following categories: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood.

We invite you to be part of our talented community of artists, ranging from those just beginning their careers to masters in the craft field. Join us for what promises to be a spectacular season showcasing the highest quality craft in the country.

American Craft Show

The ACC promotes its shows with the help of highly-skilled public relations firms that have a pulse on the local marketplace in each of our show cities. We also work with media buyers that track the latest trends for reaching diverse audiences. We feature our artists’ work on the ACC website, in digital and print ads, via social media, in special show preview sections of American Craft magazine, and onsite via comprehensive show programs and colorful navigational signage.

For more information, contact shows@craftcouncil.org.

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