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Emerging Artist Application

A professional exhibition opportunity for emerging visual artists.

One of Lanesboro Arts' 2015 Emerging Artists, Ellie Schmidt, with her ceramic work.

The Biennial Emerging Artist Exhibition highlights the work of one or more emerging artists each year. The application deadline for the 2022 exhibition is December 3, 2021. Selection by jury will be made by January 7, 2022; artists chosen for the show will be notified on or before that date. 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 visual arts media are eligible.

The biennial juried Emerging Artist Exhibition program was developed to meet the needs of burgeoning new talent by providing emerging artists with little to no gallery experience the opportunity to work with Lanesboro Arts staff to professionally design, install, and market a visual art exhibition in a gallery setting.

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 of 2-3 artists by jury for the 2022 exhibition will be made by January 7, 2022 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 the week of  January 31, 2022 – the Lanesboro Arts Gallery will be open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The Emerging Artist Exhibition will open on Saturday, February 5, 2022 with an artist reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and run through March 26, 2022. Contact Robbie Brokken with questions or for more information, 507-467-2446 /

Emerging Artist Application

  • A description that is at least 4 - 6 sentences long.
  • What is your story or journey as an emerging artist? How long have you been making visual art? What are your future goals or projects?
  • Work Samples

    Please include six to eight DIGITAL IMAGES or PHOTOGRAPHS representative of your work made within the past 12 months. Digital images must be 300 dpi at approx. 4” x 5” .eps or .tif or .jpg.

    Due to the large size of digital image files, we ask that you share them via a folder in Dropbox or Google Drive (instructions – see "Other ways to share > Share a link to a file or folder").

    Your application will not be considered complete until we receive your images.

  • Share your work samples via a folder in Dropbox or Google Drive by providing the URL here.

    IMPORTANT: If submitting work samples via Google Drive, please ensure the folder is shared publicly. Here is an example of what a link to a folder in Google Drive looks like:
  • TitleYearMediumSizeRetail Price* 
    For each work you submit, please add a new row using the plus ( + ) icon.

    *Lanesboro Arts is a non-profit, consignment gallery. Artists receive 60% of the retail price, and Lanesboro Arts retains 40% for staffing, operations, marketing, etc. When establishing retail prices, please keep this mind.
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