Call for Artists: Emerging Artist Exhibition at Lanesboro Arts Gallery


Lanesboro Arts

Image: “Deeply Rooted” by Jovan Speller, participant in the 2018 Lanesboro Arts Emerging Artist Exhibition.

Announcing Call for Visual Artists of All Ages for Emerging Artist Exhibition at Lanesboro Arts Gallery

A professional exhibition opportunity for emerging visual artists.

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 2020. Applications are due December 2, 2019 for the Emerging Artist Exhibition, which will showcase a body of work from 2 - 3 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. Entry deadline is December 2, 2019.

To apply, artists may complete the online application available on the Lanesboro Arts website. From the homepage of, click on ‘Artist Opportunities’ on the sidebar, and then on ‘Emerging Artist Application’. To complete the application, artists are asked to submit multiple 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 x 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% gallery, 60% artist). Lanesboro Arts is seeking 2-3 emerging artists with bodies of work that can collectively fill the Lanesboro Arts exhibition gallery space.

Selection by jury will be made by January 2, 2020 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 28, 2020 – the Lanesboro Arts Gallery will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Emerging Artist Exhibition will open on Saturday, February 1, 2020 with an artist reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and run through March 29, 2020. Contact Robbie Brokken with questions or for more information, 507-467-2446.

The Lanesboro Arts gallery is handicapped accessible and is located at 103 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, Minnesota.  Lanesboro Arts has been providing year-round arts programming for more than thirty 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

Opportunity Opens

Monday, Nov 4th 2019

Opportunity Closes

Monday, Dec 2nd 2019, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
MN Artists