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Exhibitions Program

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. An exhibition committee convenes each spring to review submitted proposals and select artists who will exhibit approximately 2 years from the review date.

Submissions for 2019 are now closed. Thank you to all who applied!

The next Call for Artists will open the first week in January 2018 and close March 31, 2018. Applications received during that time will be considered for the 2020 exhibition year.

Proposal Requirements: All exhibit proposals must be submitted via Artistry’s online artist review service, CaFÉ™, and include the following:

*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 place of a resume and in addition to the proposal description. 

Eligibility


The CaFÉ Help Page for artists has answers to the most commonly asked technical questions as well as tutorials on sizing images. For all other inquiries, please contact Visual Arts Director Rachel Daly at rdaly@artistrymn.org or 952-563-8570.



Annual Members' Juried Exhibition

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Each fall Artistry holds a members' juried art exhibition in the Inez Greenberg Gallery at the Bloomington Center for the Arts. This exhibition is juried and judged by a prominent local art professional. Artistry is currently taking applications for the 2017 exhibition through August 25.

ELIGIBILITY:
Open to all Artistry members, 18 years or older, who reside in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa
and Wisconsin.

A membership initiated after September 30, 2016 need not be renewed for this competition.
To renew or apply for a membership, go here.

CONDITIONS:


ART SALES:
Artistry receives a 25% commission on all sales from the gallery. Sale price listed in application and on artwork must contemplate Artistry’s commission.

INSURANCE:
Major loss or damage to accepted individual pieces will be covered by Artistry’s insurance for a fair market value minus our 25% commission. In the case of a catastrophic event, that amount will be divided pro-rata among the exhibiting artists. Only accepted artworks are covered by insurance.

TO APPLY:


Digital images must fit CaFE™ requirements:
JPEG format only

Dimensions: 1920 pixels on the longest side
Resolution: 72 ppi/dpi
Size: maximum of 5 MB

FEES:
There is a non-refundable entry fee of $15 (regardless of the number of pieces submitted) payable online.

NOTIFICATION:
An emailed notification will be made by 5:00 p.m. September 15.

DELIVERY OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK:
If your artwork has been selected by our judge please be prepared to deliver accepted pieces (or arrange for delivery of your work) to Artistry on Saturday, September 30, between 9:00 am – noon. All accepted artists will receive five invitation cards when delivering artwork.   Shipped works must be in reusable cartons or crates for reshipping. Artists are responsible for arranging with the carrier in advance – and notifying Artistry – for return shipping. No C.O.D. shipments will be accepted. Artist is responsible for all shipping fees to and from the center.

OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS::
The Opening Reception will be held Friday, October 6 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The award winners will be announced the night of the opening reception. This year’s awards include:
$500 Best of Show award
$150 Excellence award in 2-dimensional work
$150 Excellence award in 3-dimensional work
Four $75 Merit awards
Four Honorable Mentions

EXHIBITION CLOSE & PICK-UP OF ARTWORK:
The exhibition closes at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, November 9. Due to Veterans Day the Bloomington Center for the Arts will be closed on Friday, November 10. Artists must plan to pick up exhibited artwork Saturday, November 11 between 9:00 am – noon.

SCHEDULE SUMMARY:
August 25: Online application deadline at 11:00 p.m.
September 15: Notification emailed to artists by 5:00 p.m.
September 30, 9:00 am - noon: Deliver selected artwork to Artistry 
October 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
November 9: Exhibition Closes (building is closed November 10)
November 11, 9:00 a.m. – noon: Pick up exhibited artwork

 

Gallery Descriptions

Inez Greenberg Gallery

The Inez Greenberg Gallery is the larger of the two galleries in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. We typically use this gallery for group shows of varying sizes, though we occasionally produce solo exhibitions and site-specific installations in this space. The Inez Greenberg Gallery has:

  • 1,750 square feet and apprximately 175 linear feet of hanging space
  • Hardwood maple flooring
  • 14'5" ceilings
  • Four movable walls
  • LED track lighting

Atrium Gallery

The Atrium Gallery is located on the upper level of the Bloomington Center for the Arts. We typically use this space for solo exhibitions. The Atrium Gallery has:

  • Approximately 100 linear feet of hanging space
  • An open lobby overlooking the first floor
  • A lounge area
  • A Walker Display Hanging system
  • LED track lighting

Inez Greenberg Gallery


Atrium Gallery