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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.



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.

Lanesboro Arts Art In The Park 2017 - Call For Artists


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.


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.


Loring Park Art Festival – Call for Artists

Artists for Artists application for the 17th Annual Loring Park Art Festival on July 30 and 31, 2016 is now available. Apply to be one of our 140 artists.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Mar 2016

Wildflowers and formal garden make this an idyllic setting for art, music and entertainment. 140 high quality, juried artists circle the large pond on July 30 and 31, 2016.

Loring Park is a beautiful urban setting with phenomenal art in every medium. We are proud to be an art festival by artists for artists.

For more information, contact info@loringparkartfestival.com.

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Open Door Eleven – Call for Artists

Rosalux Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) announces a national call for entries for it’s 11th annual Open Door juried group exhibition.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 28 Oct 2015

Open to all US residents working in any 2D/ 3D media except video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.

Open Door is an exciting opportunity for artists to showcase their work at Rosalux Gallery In Minneapolis, MN. Typically, this exhibition is reviewed and receives extensive press coverage and this years juror is Mia Lopez, curatorial fellow at the prestigious Walker Art Center.

Rosalux is a cooperative art gallery that was founded in Minneapolis in 2002. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions. The gallery is located in the Van Buren Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.

For more information, contact info@rosaluxgallery.com.

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Sovereign Kitchen and Bar – Call for Artists

Sovereign Kitchen and Bar is seeking artists to display and/or sell their artwork. The space allows for anywhere between 9 – 12 pieces of 2D artwork.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 13 Sept 2015

Artists will have their work on display for 2-month increments.

Artist who display in the space will be featured on the restaurant’s website and promoted through social media. Any sale of artwork will be through the artist. We will NOT be taking any of the profit of the sale.

Throughout history, all great things have taken even greater journeys to become sovereign. Our kitchen and bar is no different. Sovereign Kitchen and Bar blends together the very best of the culinary, cocktail, and hospitality communities. We do this because, we believe you shouldn’t have to choose between quality and innovation over a welcoming atmosphere. We choose to be SOVEREIGN to bring the very best to our friends and our guests.

For more information, contact jessie@sovereign.kitchen.

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