Call for Artists: We Are Water - Watershed


This exhibition will feature works by 10 regional artists whose works reveal the central nature of water in our daily lives. This exhibition will focus specifically on the Cannon River Watershed, which lies in southeast Minnesota and covers portions of nine counties: Steele, Rice, Goodhue, Dakota, Le Sueur, Waseca, Scott, Blue Earth, and Freeborn, and will feature artists who live and work within these communities. Watershed embodies multiple meanings; it can refer to the region or area drained by a river or stream and can also be an important point in time, a moment of transition. This subject is open to various interpretations, and we encourage submissions that explore the full range of this topic.  

Eligibility & Submission Requirements
Open to all emerging and established artists ages 18 and up, working in any media, who live or work within the Cannon River Watershed. Artists’ work will be juried. Eight accepted artists will each receive an honoraria of $200 (2 installation artists receive $500 each) and will be sent an acceptance letter, exhibition packet, and contract.

Important Dates

  • June 14-July 27, 2019: We Are Water: Watershed Exhibition
  • Mon, April 25, 2019 All submission materials are due.  
  • Fri, May 3, 2019 Notifications, including artist exhibition packet for accepted works, will be emailed by this date.  Artists agree to deliver and pickup their artwork in person on the dates outlined in the packet.
  • Tues, June 11, 2019  All works must arrive at the Guild by 4 pm.  
  • Wed, June 12, 2019 Artists creating accepted installation works must be present to assist gallery staff with installation on this date.
  • June 29, 2019 Artist Reception 10 am - 2 pm (this is a community-wide celebration for the Year of Water)  

PDF of Call

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.    

Opportunity Opens

Monday, Apr 8th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Thursday, Apr 25th 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists