Artist Opportunities at RAC

Exhibitions are typically planned at least one year in advance in collaboration with the artist, curator and staff.  Single artist exhibitions are generally developed by invitation only, however RAC welcomes short submissions by all artists.  Please send a single PDF that includes your resume, website (if available), 3-5 images and a brief artist statement to  We appreciate your interest!

Rooted: Southeastern Minnesota Exhibition Program

Rochester Art Center has initiated a regional art exhibition series in which artists who are awarded Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council (SEMAC) emerging artist and advancing artist grants may exhibit their work at RAC in the third floor galleries. Five artists were successful in receiving the first series of grants in this new venture and will begin exhibiting starting in October 2018: Katya Roberts, Alessandra Sulpy, Debra D’Souza, Jon Allen and Simon Huelsbeck.

This is ongoing and Rochester Art Center encourages artists throughout the eleven SEMAC counties to apply for the July 1st deadline for the next grant cycle of SEMAC emerging and advancing artist grants that may result in an exhibition at the art center. Please contact Sheila Dickinson at the Rochester Art Center for more information regarding your exhibition proposal at and apply for the grant at We look forward to seeing your work!


Volunteers play a vital role in the success of Rochester Art Center’s programming. From ongoing administrative projects to gallery preparation and assistance at events, there are volunteer opportunities for every interest and skill set. Docent training and Internships are also available.

Please contact us if you have any questions at or 507-282-8629.

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Contact Rochester Art Center via email or phone at 507-282-8629 with any questions or concerns.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.