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Marydale Arts Festival (St Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

Marydale Arts Festival (St Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

The North End Neighborhood Organization announces a call for artists for the Marydale Arts Festival. Event to be held on September 28, 2019 from 12 PM – 5 PM. It is a fun filled afternoon art festival designed for local artists to share their work for sale. The festival includes a bouncy house, birdhouses, North-End temporary tattoos, local bands, food trucks, yoga (courtesy of Real Life Coffee and Yoga), face painting, puppet show, beer garden, and representation from local organizations.

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Deadline: 27 Sept 2019

Marydale Arts Festival is free to register. Handmade craft products are accepted. Artists will be able to show and sell work at a festival that draws a unique demographic. It happens later in the year than most other festivals. Additionally, the North End Neighborhood Organization strives to make the process of tabling easy for new attendees and help them gain experience selling art. Last year over 1000 attendees filled the park and enjoyed art, music, games, food, and beer. This year will draw more as this festival grows. Many artists made upward of $300-500 at this festival in 2018.

About North End Neighborhood Organization

The North End Neighborhood Organization (NENO), a dynamic district council in the City of Saint Paul, works to serve, support, and promote the community as an equitable place for everyone to live, work, and play. NENO will promote the north end as an equitable, relevant, influential, and engaged neighborhood by:

  • Supporting community equity and engagement
  • Helping the community live and work together to achieve success
  • Supporting proactively a diverse, sustainable, and connected community
  • Publicizing the North End as a safe, economically developing, and welcoming neighborhood
  • Bringing vitality to the North End by improving businesses
  • Marketing the North End as a desirable neighborhood for everyone

For more information, contact stevenstruhar30@gmail.com.

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Iversen Center For Faith (St. Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

Iversen Center For Faith (St. Paul, MN) – Call For Artists

The University of St. Thomas invites artists’ proposals for new integrated artworks for the Iversen Center for Faith. Designed by Opus Design Build, this 23,000 square foot subterranean glass addition will create a contemporary touch to the Classical Revival architecture of the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, designed by Emmanuel Masqueray in 1916. The expansion puts the original chapel on a lighted pedestal and adds expanded space and amenities to better serve the contemporary needs of the campus community. This space will centralize all campus ministry offices and serve as the spiritual heart of the campus. It will include a multi-faith meditation room, sacred arts gallery, multipurpose gathering room for receptions and events, new bride and groom facilities, and an outside amphitheater. The dedication for the Iversen Center for Faith is planned for fall 2020.

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Deadline: 8 Jul 2019 (Deadline extended)

Projects may be proposed by individual artists or collectives (in which case a lead artist must be identified in the application). Organizations, architectural and engineering firms, design firms, galleries, and public art consultants are not eligible. This call is open to all artists in the United States who are at least 18 years of age. Artists with in-depth knowledge of sacred/spiritual/religious backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Iversen Center For Faith Artist Benefits

The artist or selected collective will receive a one-time total fee of $15,000, payable in installments outlined in the written commission agreement for the project. The artwork will be on display to the campus community and the public. Strong community relationships are a priority for St. Thomas. Neighbors are as much a part of the campus as the students, staff, and faculty.

Every year St. Thomas holds an annual Sacred Arts Festival, addressing the unique relationships with the divine in an interfaith method. The selected artwork would have increased viewing during this week of events. Ideally, it will represent the diversity of the campus and not solely the Catholic mission on which the University was established.

About The University of St. Thomas

As Minnesota’s largest private university, with approximately 10,000 students from 50 states and 63 countries, St. Thomas has metropolitan campuses in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Rome. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate majors with opportunities for cross-disciplinary coursework in the liberal arts. It has 60 graduate degree programs including engineering, business, and law.

The University of St. Thomas, a Catholic comprehensive urban university, is known nationally for academic excellence that prepares students for the complexities of the contemporary world. Through disciplinary and interdisciplinary inquiry and deep intercultural understanding, they inspire students to lead, work, and serve with the skill and empathy vital to creating a better world.

For more information, contact arthistorygallery@stthomas.edu.

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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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American Craft Shows 2018 – Call for Artists

American Craft Shows 2018 – Call for Artists

The American Craft Council (ACC) announces a call for artists for the American Craft Shows 2018. The juried marketplace features extraordinary work by more than 1,500 of the country’s most talented craft artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 11 Aug 2017

Original work in the following categories are considered: basketry, ceramics, clothing and accessories, decorative fiber, furniture and lighting, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone, toys and puzzles, and wood. The ACC encourages new artists to apply. These exhibitors, if accepted, receive special signage and are promoted through marketing efforts as new.

American Craft Shows 2018 artist benefits

Each year, more than 45,000 people attend the shows in Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, and San Francisco. These marketplaces provide an essential platform for professional artists to connect with the public. Admission is free for ACC members. 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 the show cities. They work with media buyers that track the latest trends for reaching diverse audiences. In 2017, the focus will be on national, regional, and local media prior to each show and throughout the year. Artists’ work is featured 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.

About the American Craft Council

For more than 75 years, the American Craft Council has championed craft. Aileen Osborn Webb, Founder, recognized the significant impact craft has on individuals and communities. She established a nonprofit to preserve, cultivate, and celebrate this communal heritage. Today, efforts span the nation. The ACC supports professional makers through unique nonprofit shows. They offer educational resources including a one-of-a-kind library, conferences, public lectures, and student programs. National awards spotlight emerging artists and honor masters. They promote the handmade through a resource-rich website and award-winning magazine, American Craft.

For more information, contact shows@craftcouncil.org.

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