1800 W Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN 55431
Contact Email: email@example.com
Call Type: Exhibitions
Entry Deadline: 3/31/19
Images - Minimum: 7, Maximum: 10
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 1
Total Media - Minimum: 7, Maximum: 11
Artistry, a multi-discipline non-profit arts organization based in Bloomington, MN, is currently accepting exhibit proposals for their 2021 exhibition program year. Emerging and established artists and artist groups residing in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin who are 18 years or older are invited to submit a proposal. All visual art mediums are eligible with the exception of film/video. All proposals must be received by March 31, 2019 to be considered and a $20 non-refundable application fee is required. Artistry's curatorial panel will review and select applicants based largely on artistic excellence and the representation of a wide-range of creative voices. Applicants will be notified by May 31, 2019 of the curatorial panel's decision.
About the Exhibition Program: Each year Artistry presents approximately seven exhibitions in each the Inez Greenberg Gallery and the Atrium Gallery showcasing artistically excellent artwork executed in a variety of media and styles that express a wide range of creative voices.
All proposals will be reviewed by Artistry's curatoria panel who will select artists/artist groups based upon the following criteria:
- Quality of the artwork/Artistic excellence
- Creativity and originality
- Technical skills
- Overall exhibition proposal
Selected artists may be combined (by Artistry) to create a small group show or chosen for a solo exhibition to create a dynamic and exciting exhibition program for the given year that showcases a variety of visual art mediums, subjects, and techniques by a wide range of creative voices (i.e. a variety of ethnic and gender representation) while always expressing a high standard of artistic excellence. In addition to artists/artist groups selected through the curatorial panel process, Artistry may also invite exhibition curators to hand select artists for a particular exhibition or invite artists directly to exhibit.
All proposals must include:
- An artist statement or proposal description of 1000 characters or less (including spaces).
- 10 digital artwork samples saved as standard JPEG (File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. Anything larger than 1200 px will be resized to fit the limitations). File size: under 5 MB. Group submissions must still include only 10 images.
- Information about each work sample (image) including title, medium, size, and date of completion. Group submissions must include the name of artist in the "description" area of each appropriate image.
- Optional resume/biographical summary or description of large art group (two-page maximum)*
- $20 non-refundable application fee.
*Resumes/bios are not required for group proposals of three or more artists. However, a description of the group or arts organization is required in addition to the proposal description.
Artists who submit an individual proposal may be combined (by Artistry) with other artists to create a small group exhibition. A small group (five or fewer artists) who submit a group proposal may be split up (by Artistry) and individual artists may be invited to exhibit.
Artists do not need to be a member of Artistry to propose an exhibition or to exhibit their work once invited.
Artists currently enrolled in an undergraduate level art program are ineligible.
Artists who have exhibited in a solo or small group exhibition at Artistry in the past two years are ineligible.
Artists who have shown in the Annual Members' Juried Art Exhibition ARE eligible to apply.
About Artistry (f/k/a Bloomington Theatre and Art Center): Mission – In pursuit of artistic excellence, we engage our region’s most talented artists in work that welcomes and develops audiences and opens hearts and minds. For more information about Artistry please visit our website: artistrymn.org