Artist Opportunities at RAC


La Mese delle Donne VI (A Month of Women VI)

DATES: 2/1/19-3/24/19

WHERE: Rochester Art Center

FEE: $10

We are proud to announce that the 6th annual “La Mese delle Donne” will be held at Rochester Art Center. The mission of this exhibit is to showcase, promote, connect, and collaborate with Minnesota creatives who identify as women. Together we are all stronger. We want all women to have a voice. This exhibit will showcase the work of Minnesota women artists, writers, poets and dancers. The focus of this event is to celebrate women creatives who call Minnesota home.

The jurying for this exhibition will be competitive. Visual Artists who have applied to the exhibit and have not been juried into the exhibit at Rochester Art Center will have the option to be included in a digital catalog created for the event.When looking at the artwork the jury will consider first the merit of the artwork, and then will prioritize work that embodies the spirit of women’s activism. The jury will expect work that exhibits these criteria.

-meets deadline, follows submission guidelines

To apply go to and click apply to artist call

—— submission guidelines:

-Brief Artist Statement

-One page Resume or bio

-3 images of the work you would like to exhibit (1500px on long side jpg file)

-Numbered image list that includes title, media, size, date (numbers should correspond to image file name)

-Name files: lastname_01.jpg, lastname_02.jpg etc

Performance artists: There will be performance opportunities during the event. If you are a performance artist, dancer, or spoken word artist and are interested please contact Suzanne Szucs at

Important dates:

-Submissions due: December 2nd midnight

-Acceptance announcement: Tuesday January 1st

-Work ready to hang delivered anytime to the Rochester Art Center between:

Friday January 25th 10 am (closed sunday)


Tuesday January 29th Art Center Closes at 5pm


-Reception/performance art February 1st 2019

For more information please contact Cassandra Buck at: (507)319-4038 or or

Suzanne Szucs at:

Or visit the la mese website

Exhibit will be held at:

Rochester Art Center

40 Civic Center Dr SE

Rochester, MN 55904

Call for Public Art Submissions! Broadway Avenue Reconstruction

Rochester Art Center will be working with the City of Rochester and Bolton & Menk to select artist proposals for public art along the Broadway Avenue North Reconstruction project. This project will significantly transform Broadway Avenue into a multi-modal gateway to downtown Rochester and the Destination Medical Cener (DMC) Development District. The intent of the reconstruction is to create an environment that inspires all users of the corridor; pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and automobiles. Independent artists or artist teams residing in the United States are eligible to apply with a preference given to Minnesota artists. Additional details, including the submittal process, are outlined at Call for Artists! Broadway Avenue Reconstruction.

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.

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