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Please scroll down to view all current opportunities for exhibiting work with the Duluth Art Institute. Read each opportunity thoroughly, as exhibitions may have specific parameters for eligibility.  

DAI Student Exhibition

Open call April 9 - 19, 2021
For postsecondary Northern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin students

Emerging artists help shape the direction of our communities and highlight issues that warrant notice. The DAI aims to provide space for these voices to be heard by presenting a virtual student exhibition to honor and recognize regional artists enrolled in postsecondary education.

This online art show will feature students attending colleges and technical schools throughout Northern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.

Applications accepted: April 9 - April 19, 2021.

Work will be juried by DAI staff based on artistic quality, creativity and authentic voice. Selected work will be featured on the DAI website beginning May 4, 2021. Up to 60 applicants will be reviewed. 

Up to two jury's choice awards will be presented:

Three Dimensional Award of Distinction and Two Dimensional Award of Distinction.

Required information:

  • artist name, email and phone

  • applicant's school

  • 1 -3 high resolution jpeg image of work created in the 2020-2021 school year (additional option to include one MP4 video)

  • image information: artist name, title, medium, size, for sale price/NFS

  • Optional (highly encouraged): artist statement (max of 250 words)

Thank you for your interest and please email any questions to: avarsek@duluthartinstitute.org

Up to 60 submissions will be accepted for review


Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in Colleges/Universities in Northern MN and Northwestern WI are eligible to apply. Students need not be considered full-time to be eligible. If you have questions concerning eligibility, please email avarsek@duluthartinstitute.org. 

Exhibiting at the DAI

Interested in exhibiting at the Duluth Art Institute? 

The DAI’s 2021 and 2022 exhibition schedules are complete but read below for more details on opportunities.

  • Become a member of the DAI and participate in the DAI Annual Member Show
  • Watch the DAI website and social media for open call announcements
  • Email a one page Artist Info Sheet to avarsek@duluthartinstitute.org (submit as: artistname_medium_year.pdf)
  • Create a free account on Submittable.com to be ready for DAI open calls 

Become a member and submit a piece of work for the Duluth Art Institute Annual Member Show. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates of the DAI Annual Member Show are shifting…watch for updates and become a member today.

Open call announcements are made on the DAI website and social media platforms, expect a call for 2023/2024 exhibitions as early as summer or fall 2021. Exhibitions are selected by a panel of local and regional artists and art professionals. Panel jurors are announced in conjunction with open calls.

The DAI calls for art include an application on Submittable. Create a free account on their platform to discover other opportunities regionally, nationally, and worldwide at submittalbe.com.

Artist Info Sheets can be emailed to the DAI Exhibitions Director, avarsek@duluthartinstitute.org. These one page pdf's should include images of your current work, your contact information, and an artist statement. You may also include education, work history, fellowships and grant awards or other interesting facts about you or your work. Artist Info Sheets will be kept on file for future reference and are not considered official applications for an exhibition. Prior to sending, please save artist info sheets as: artistname_medium_year.pdf 

Thank you for your interest and good luck,



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