Calls for Entries

These notices, listed chronologically by due date, are provided as a service to the sponsoring organizations.   Placement herein should not be considered endorsement of or promotion by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.

Visual Artist Fellowships
McKnight Foundation
Application Deadline Friday, March 24

Apply online for a McKnight Visual Artist Fellowship at  Application round opens January 27.  Deadline Friday, March 24, 2017 at noon (12:00pm) CT.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.  For more information, contact (612) 874-3803 or email  Information sessions will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, February 9 at Springboard for the Arts, and Monday, February 13, at Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Auditorium 150.  Previous McKnight Fellowship recipients will be at each information session to share how they approached the application process.

Artists of Minnesota
Spring Show - Creative Magic
Registration Deadline Saturday, April 29

Artists of Minnesota is now accepting registrants for their spring show Creative Magic, in eleven categories, including exhibit only (not judged). Rick Kochenash, a Twin Cities art teacher for over 28 years, will be the show judge.  April 29 is a postmark deadline and late registrations will not be accepted.  The Radisson Hotel in Duluth is the venue for the show which will be held May 19-21, 2017. All work entered in the show will remain with the exhibit until the show closes on Sunday.  No exceptions.  For questions, contact

Berne Wood Fired Artisan Market
Wednesday, August 2 , 5-8pm
Entry Deadline May 1 (or when full)

Berne Wood-Fired Pizza hosts an outdoor wood-fired pizza night with multiple bands each week and want to introduce the artists and crafters to our guests as well on our night of heritage and culture, Aug. 2, an artisan market event. We typically get 1000-2000 guests each week, so artists will have a guarantee in attendees The event will be open to all art and fine craft media which is of original design by the artist. No commercial items will be allowed. We reserve the right to ask artists to remove items that do not adhere to this policy. This is a juried event. Decisions are final. Click here for the jury criteria and other event details.