Other Exhibit Opportunities


*Plein Air Grand Marais 2016 CompetitionThe Grand Marais Art Colony is seeking submissions for the 14th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais competition September 9 – 16, 2016. The full roster of artists will paint within the bounds of Cook County, Minnesota, a total of 3,340 square miles. The landscape features towering pine forests, swaths of aspen groves, quaint waterfalls, and expansive Lake Superior vistas. 2016 Awards Juror: Dan Wiemer .
Applications are being accepted via onlinejuriedshows.com 
Opportunity Closes: Friday, April 8th 2016, 11:45pm

Share Your Art!
Holdingford High School FAN Club (Fine Arts Now) is looking for YOU to share your talents for our “Celebration of the Arts” event on Sunday March 13th from 1-3:00pm at the Holdingford High School, with a focus on having several “hand on” activities for people to try.  We want to celebrate that art is all around us, so we have people joining us from ALL kinds of arts: song, dance, instrumentals, speeches, woodworking, cake decorating, hair stylist, balloon tying, florist, the list goes on! We want you to join us and celebrate your art!  We are looking for artists to volunteer your talents and help us to celebrate art all around us.  In exchange for volunteering your talents we encourage you to bring anything to promote your business/service.If you are willing to share your talents with our community, please contact Geriann Friday at geriannfriday@yahoo.com or call 320-333-5577.  Items also accepted for our silent auction/raffle.

North Star Artist Market
This event in event will include all kinds of watercolor and watermedia, continuous demo’s under the big mirror, artists at work on the sidelines every day, a chance to visit with artists. Art is for sale, all original works, even cards are original artworks. Free admission.  Contact the northstarwatermedia.com site if interested.


November 5, 2015


VAM show 2016 Call to Art

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29th, 2015  EXHIBIT DATES: JANUARY 22nd – FEBRUARY 28th, 2016 Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery 913 W. St. Germain St. St. Cloud, MN 56301 Open to Minnesota residents. Register artwork in any media (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc.) completed within the past two years. The Essential Art Exhibition has been an opportunity for artists to come together on a yearly basis and exhibit their best work. Included in the process is an artist critique on the day of the reception with the juror and a docent talk of the winning pieces during the reception. NEW THIS YEAR: Jurying will be online and only accepted work will be delivered to to the gallery.

STATEMENT FROM JUROR, GLENN QUIST: Over the years I’ve acted as a juror for several art shows. I do it when I’m asked because I enjoy the opportunity to see a variety of artwork and to interact with other artists. I’ve never fooled myself or tried to fool others that I’m some kind of superior artist. I don’t believe in such things, however, I do feel I’m qualified based on my lifetime of experience as a working artist. I’m also not rigid in my beliefs about art. I love diversity and my criteria for judging encompasses a variety of ideas and perceptions but ultimately comes down to my own gut reactions. This is the privilege of working as a judge. It’s like visiting a museum where you also get to hand out a few rewards. Don’t be mistaken. I do take it seriously and it’s always very daunting to have to make final choices and I’m more than willing to discuss my point of view with whomever is interested. How do you win at art? It isn’t a sport and this isn’t the Paris Salon of the 1800’s. My opinion is you win simply by going through the process and putting yourself out there and I encourage anyone who makes art to participate.


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Central MN Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


Art and Historic Homes  Exibits Lemon Twist, held in conjunction with the Lemonade Art Fair on Thursday, June 25th (10 AM – 4 PM), is the initial launch of an annual event partnership between the St. Cloud State University School of the Arts, South Side University Neighborhood Association and Visual Arts Minnesota.
Twenty artists will be selected to display and sell their work at 5 historic home locations. (around 2 pieces each depending on space in 5 historic homes, there will be around 4 artists at each location. Visual Arts Minnesota has portable walls and pedestals to be utilized for this event).
We ask that artists have all work for sale and that they be present for most of the time to meet with visitors and represent their work. -There is a fee of $10 to apply. -All mediums accepted. -All artwork must be ready to hang (wired if framed). Please visit visualartsminnesota.com for online submission form DEADLINE: Friday, May 29, 2015

Great River Arts in Little Falls MN is excited to announce an open call for art for the upcoming Juried Exhibition. Please share with all of your friends who are artists!GRA Summer Exhibition 2015


Lemon Twist Historic Home Fine Art Crawl
Thursday, June 25th (10 AM – 4 PM)


Call For Artists: 2015 Summer Art In The Park 

Avon Area Arts is sending out this call for artists for the June 13, 2015 Art In The Park held at the Lake Wobegon Trail Park in Avon. This year’s summer event will not have the Silent Auction tent and will focus more on the artists. There will be a companion event in the Fall on November 7, 2015 like we did last year. At that indoor event we will have the Silent Auction for fundraising. (The Fall event is tentatively scheduled for the same weekend as Deer Opener, and will be set when finalized with the host site.).  We encourage artists to participate in one or both of these events. If you are a member, you will be able to sign up for BOTH events for the $75 fee charged in the past. A single event member participation fee will be $50. The non-member fee is $75 per event.

If you have questions, please contact avonarts@gmail.com

To apply Fill out the Celebration Participant Form or paste the following into your browser: http://tinyurl.com/nnjuqsy


NorthStar National Watermedia Exhibition

NorthStar Watermedia Society is sponsoring a national show at Hopkins Center for the Arts September 8 – October 18, 2015. Judge and juror will be Jack Richeson founder of Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., a world-wide manufacturer, importer, and distributor of quality artists’ materials. Over $4000 in cash and other prizes will be awarded. Entries accepted April 1 – July 1. Register online through callforentry.org After signing in to caFE, click on View all Calls. Then, under Search – Keyword, type in Northstar.

Reception will be September 13, 2 -4 with awards at 3:00.    Details can also be found at northstarwatermedia.com/exhibitions – click on this link.

Posted March 7, 2015:  The Red River Watercolor Society invites artists who are 18 years or older to submit work to the 22nd annual National Exhibition.  Prize money is $4500.00 with the top award of $1250.00 and additional Merchandise awards.  Deadline for application is April 1st.   To print a prospectus please click on the attachment above or for more info visit http://www.redriverws.org  – Red River Water Color Society March 2015


Artists Wanted for Community Galleries
Visual Arts Minnesota is currently taking applications for artists to exhibit at various community galleries in the St. Cloud Area, as part of their Art Scope Community Gallery Program. The galleries exist in businesses that provide wall space for visual artists who are trying to expand their audience. Locations include American Red Cross, CentraCare Health Plaza, and Falcon National Bank. Most spaces are meant for two-dimensional works. Artists are asked to submit an application online and must submit a group of images. For more information, contact Visual Arts  Minnesota at  vam@visualartsminnesota.org or call 320-230-8000. 



This page will list art opportunities for CMW members and other artists in Minnesota.

These will include art exhibits, art fairs, upcoming workshops and more.

Events will be deleted as they expire.

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NEW:  CMW Interiors

CMWInteriorsWEBCMW members are invited to send their artwork to be included in our CMW Sales Gallery. This is a select portfolio of artwork for display in businesses and other locations. The artwork is available for loan, for rent, or for purchase.

All of the art is specially chosen (by the artist), appropriately framed and professionally presented to the potential clients and buyers. Artists should send their best work to this email for inclusion in this gallery. Include title, your name, size (unframed) and price.

Anyone interested in beautiful artwork can browse the Sales Gallery at your convenience.


Do you have opportunities for us to share on this page? 

Let us know by emailing us  at mnlady205@jetup.net or use the contact form on this site.


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