Ryan Koning, 2017 Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artist.

Announcing call for visual artists of all ages
for Emerging Artist Exhibition at Lanesboro Arts Gallery


Joseph Cowan, 2017 Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artist.
Joseph Cowan, 2017 Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artist.


Lanesboro Arts is pleased to announce an opportunity for emerging visual artists to display their work in a professional gallery setting at Lanesboro Arts during winter 2018. Applications are due by December 11 at noon for the Emerging Artist Exhibition, which will feature one or more emerging artists from throughout the country.

Lanesboro Arts defines “emerging artist” as an individual who has great potential in their artistic practice but has not yet received major recognition for their work. All visual arts media are eligible. Artists may be any age, but Lanesboro Arts specifically invites those artists with little to no exhibition experience and encourages students and young artists to apply. All 2D and 3D visual arts media is eligible. The Emerging Artist Exhibition was developed in 2015 to meet the needs of artists with burgeoning new talent; this juried show will give emerging artists an opportunity to install and display work in a professional gallery setting. The deadline for entry is on December 11, 2017.

To apply, artists may complete the online application available on the Lanesboro Arts website. From the homepage of lanesboroarts.org, click on “Artist Opportunities” on the sidebar, and then on “Emerging Artist Application.” To complete the application, artists are asked to submit images via Google Drive or Dropbox. The exhibit will feature pieces in 2D and 3D visual media in a variety of sizes, with a size limit for each piece of 40” wide by 40” high. Pieces chosen for the Emerging Artist Show will need to be framed and include a hanging wire in the back; all work in the Emerging Artist Exhibition will be for sale as per consignment agreement (40 percent gallery, 60 percent artist).

Selection by jury will be made by January 3, 2018, and those artists chosen for the show will be notified on or before that date. The chosen artists will install their own display to enhance their learning experience. The installation will take place on January 30, 2018; the Lanesboro Arts Gallery will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Emerging Artist Exhibition will open on Saturday, February 3, 2018, with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and run through April 7, 2018. Contact Robbie Brokken with questions or for more information at 507-467-2446.

The Lanesboro Arts gallery is handicapped accessible and is located at 103 Parkway Avenue North in Lanesboro. Lanesboro Arts has been providing year-round arts programming for more than 30 years. Its mission is to serve as a regional catalyst for artistic excellence and educational development in providing diverse art experiences for people of all ages. Every year, 15,000 people visit the Lanesboro Arts Exhibition and juried sales galleries. For more information, visit www.lanesboroarts.org.


Photos by Kara Maloney



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