Thursday, August 30, 2012

Calls for Artists and Opportunities for Patrons

It's exciting to see new venues open up for artists to show their work. The art call from Edgewood Vista caught me by surprise, though it shouldn't have. Throughout our lives we're nourished by the arts, and why not be surrounded with it in our sunset years as well.

If you're an artist who missed any of these "calls" for art, it's not too late to assemble something for one, if not all four, of these shows. The first here invites all artists, with no entry fees or requirement to be a professional. It's an opportunity for closet artists to gain an audience. The second is a call for submissions to the PROVE Gallery's September show, curated by the Collective's newest team member Kathleen Roberts. The third is for the next round of Phantom Galleries Superior events. Funding came through for the program to continue. And fourth is the Duluth Art Institute's juried show for 2012. The deadline is tight for all of these but it's not to late to make contact and see which one is suited for you.

And for friends of the arts, I hope we'll see you at the openings. Be sure to mark your calendars!

Art for the Ages

Art Call - "Art for the Ages"
Edgewood Vista has announced a call to artists for an exhibition to be held September 9-12, 2012.The event helps increase awareness for National Assisted Living Week .

The invitation it open to all 2D and 3D artists. Amateur or professional artists welcome. (Paintings, illustrations, woodwork, pottery, photography, fiber art, quilts, glasswork, jewelry, sculpture, etc...) No entry fee required. Artwork can be available for display or for sale - with a portion of sales donated to the Alzheimer's Association.

And for the public:

Thursday, September 13 from 3-6pm
A professional reception with local businesses and health care providers.
Saturday, September 15 from 2-4pm
An open house for the community.
Questions? Please contact Rachel Larson at or (218) 723-8905. Edgewood Vista 4195 Westberg Road Hermantown, MN

PRØVE Gallery announces an Open Call for Submissions for the show “Playground”

Show Description: With autumn now fully upon us, it’s time to return to school, work, and dwelling indoors. In honor of years past, when the return to school meant finger-painting, eating paste, and hitting other children with your lunchbox, Prøve Gallery invites you to submit to “Playground.” Art that addresses the idea of play – whether by approaching art in a playful way or incorporating lighthearted subject matter – will be considered for this show. Every form of art is welcome; we just want to have a little fun!

Prøve Gallery, Duluth, Minnesota’s independent and artist run contemporary gallery, is proud to announce “Playground,” opening September 14, 2012.

An extensive description of the show, and requirements for submission can be found on the Prøve Gallery Facebook page. Deadline is Sept 1 for artist submissions for consideration with drop off dates September 6-8. The Opening will be September 14. Mark your calendars.

Phantom Galleries Superior 

The Phantom Galleries call reads like this:  
Hey savvy creative ones! We're excited to invite you to submit proposals for the 2012 and 2013 Phantom Galleries. Deadline Sept. 1, 2012. Pass the word.

Artists in all media, including live art and performance, where some component can be made visual 24/7 are encouraged to apply. Scroll down on this invitation to find the details/call and what's new in an earlier post.

Request a pdf version of the application by sending an email to
Or contact: Erika Mock at 715.392.1150

DAI 2012 Arrowhead Biennial Exhibition

The call for submissions went out some time ago and the deadline is just around the corner. Like, September 1. This important show is a juried event and a wonderful showcase for serious artists.

Full details are available here at the Duluth Art Institute website.

AND if this isn't enough... there's another big Gallery Hop brewing for October. Very special two-night event. Watch for details here, there and everywhere. Hope your day is a great one.

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