Call for Art - Minneapolis Convention Center


Call for Artwork: Minneapolis Convention Center, January 2021-June 2022

Art Force requests submissions of original, two-dimensional artwork by Minneapolis artists for the
SmartArt Rotating Art Program at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The goal of the exhibit is to
highlight the spectacular visual art created by local artists.

Consideration will be given to artists:

  • With a cultural or geographic perspective that is unique or appropriate to Minneapolis
  • Who could be considered emerging in their development
  • Who work on a large scale (see submission details below for size requirements)
Submission Details

Artists submitting work must live or work within the city limits of Minneapolis.

Because these are on public display nudity, religious and political content, and the inclusion of expletives are not appropriate.

Due to the amount of wall space to fill, MCC requires large scale works of art – minimum: 3 feet vertical,
3 feet horizontal; maximum: 6 feet vertical, 12 feet horizontal.

Install is planned for late December 2021; artwork that is submitted must be available to be dropped off
at Art Force mid-December. All artwork must be installation-ready, with hanging apparatus (D-rings or
wire preferred). If the piece is framed, the frame and acrylic must be in excellent condition.
PLEASE NOTE: Artists are responsible for transporting artwork to Art Force and for picking it up after
the completion of the exhibit if it does not sell.

If your artwork is selected, the program requires that you agree to commit your artwork to the program
for a minimum of 12 months. Selected artwork will be displayed at MCC for six months and will be
available to other Art Force subscription program clients for 6 months thereafter. The proceeds of the
monthly art subscription fee are divided evenly between the artist and Art Force. The artwork is also
available for sale to Art Force clients during the “loan” period.

DEADLINE: 11:59pm Sunday, October 3, 2021

Please submit the following to by 11:59pm Sunday, October 3, 2021. Please be sure to
note that it is for the Convention Center Call:

  • Digital image of artwork (jpg), up to 10 images
  • Image list—title, medium, size
  • Artist address and contact information, biography, statement

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