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Emerging Artist Exhibition

A professional exhibition opportunity for emerging visual artists.

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

The Emerging Artist Exhibition highlights the work of one or more emerging artists each year. The exhibit takes place roughly every other year in the Exhibition Gallery.

The application deadline for the 2023 exhibition was December 3rd, 2022. Jury selection was finalized in late December, 2023; artists chosen for the show were 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.

Applications for 2025 will open in 2024, and will be available on at the Emerging Artist Application page.

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 display work in a professional gallery setting. Lanesboro Arts is dedicated to supporting the growth of early-career artists as an important function of its mission to serve as a community arts catalyst

The exhibit features 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 must 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). Selection by jury will be made by early December, and those artists chosen for the show will be notified on or before that date. The chosen artists will assist with install of their own display to enhance their learning experience. The installation for 2023’s Emerging Artist Exhibition took place in late January, 2023. The Emerging Artist Exhibition opened on January 29, 2022 with an artist reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and ran through March 19, 2022. Contact Kris Viesselman with questions or for more information, 507-467-2446 /

2023 Exhibit:

  • Gabriel Berg, fiber art
  • Samantha Bratland, painting
  • Lindsey Cherek-Waller, painting
  • Lindsey Jorgensen, fiber art
  • David Susag, pole lathe wood turning
  • Jesus Genis Tlaseca, aka RiPTOE, mixed media
  • Carol Weissenborn, mixed media painting

2020 Exhibit:

  • Rose Weselmann, painting
  • Alan Wiltgen, painting
  • Sally Podein, mosaics

2018 Exhibit:

  • Jovan Speller, photography
  • Kristin Maija Peterson, watercolors
  • Anna Segner, painting
  • Peyton Woller, photography
  • Stephanie Frey, found image and gouache
  • Mary Beth Magyar, sculpture
  • Emma Knapp, ceramics

2017 Exhibit:

  • Ryan Koning, painting
  • Joseph Cowan, painting

2016 Exhibit:

  • Camille Knutson, jewelry
  • Jenie Gao, ink and watercolor paintings and woodcut prints

2015 Exhibit:

  • Ellie Schmidt, ceramics
  • Michael Cimano, mixed media

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