Call for Art Submissions
Locavore: Southeastern MN Juried Exhibition and Homegrown: 2’ x 2’

Exhibition Dates: September 22, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

Rochester Art Center is pleased to announce it will be hosting Locavore, a Southeastern MN Juried Exhibition in the Burton and Judy Onofrio Galleries. RAC is now accepting submission of art samples that will be chosen through a jury selection process. Adjacent to Locavore will be Homegrown: 2’ x 2’, a one gallery show of art made on a RAC provided 2’ x 2’ board. Any artist who creates a work on this 2’ x 2’ space will be included in the exhibition. With two concurrent exhibitions of local and regional artistic work, RAC continues to create an open and inclusive setting for the broad range of artworks created in Southeastern MN. Artists can submit and participate in both parts of this exhibition.

Application Workshop: Free artwork documentation workshop will include photographing artwork with professional lighting and cameras, with additional help in image developing and resizing for Juried Exhibition submissions. Please bring the artwork you would like to submit (up to five pieces) to the workshop. RSVP to

Important Dates: Locavore
Application Workshop: July 20, 6-8 pm
Application Workshop: August 10, 6-8pm
Submission Deadline: August 21
Notification of Acceptance: September 1
Receipt of Artworks: September 14-15
Opening Reception: September 22, 6pm

Important Dates: Homegrown: 2’ x 2’
Pick up of 2’ x 2’ Board at RAC: July 19-Aug 18
Return of 2’ x 2’ Board at RAC: Sept 14-15

Kate Hawkes, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.
Andrew Nordin, Art Instructor, Ridgewater College, Hutchinson, MN

Artists must be 18 years or older and living or working in the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and/or Winona.

Locavore: Juried Exhibition Submissions Instructions:
All forms of visual art may be submitted including video art, fiber art, installation, 2D and 3D
All submissions should include the following:
• Artist statement, 250 – 500 words
• Image samples of artwork, 5 max
• Checklist to accompany image samples (title, date, medium, dimensions)
• E-mail address and contact information
Image samples should be saved in JPEG format (the filename will end with .jpg) at 72 ppi, 1200 pixels on the longest side, and no larger than 1.8 MB. Please label each image file: Lastname_Firstname_ChecklistNumber (ex. Picasso_Pablo_1, Picasso_Pablo_2). Submissions of video art should be sent as links to Vimeo or YouTube with video samples 5 minute maximum. Individual video work “duration”should appear on the checklist. The artist statement and checklist should be attached as word documents to the submission email.

Email submissions to: with the subject line of:
Locavore, Artist Full Name. Accepted 2D work should be framed or have a suitable hanging method. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork.

Homegrown: 2’ x 2’ Submission Instructions:
RAC will provide pre-cut 2’ x 2’ masonite boards for artists to use. All media are encouraged, but must be fixed to the board and contained within the 2’ x 2’ border. Artists need to pick up and return their boards to RAC. Boards should be labelled on the back with: Artist Name, Title, Media and Email.

The Locavore and Homegrown: 2’ x 2’ exhibitions will be on view during the Rochester Art Center’s annual Art Bash, a gala art auction night. Artists are invited to include their artwork in the auction in which half the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the art center, half given to artist.

For questions about the application process or the exhibitions email