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Call for Artists: Duluth Utility Cabinet


1. Complete the Artist Application and Utility Cabinet Design Template. 2. Submit to Community Planning by December 7.

City of Duluth Community Planning 411 W 1st St Room 110 Duluth, MN 55802 planning@duluthmn.gov

Items to Submit:

☐ Application ☐ Design Template ☐ Images of Each Side of Utility Cabinet (5 total)

3. If selected, you will be notified by December 21.

4. Work on your final design. Order wrap from printer according to “Installation” section below. Send your

vendor invoice to Community Planning at the above address; the City will cover expenses up to $1000.

5. Install in May 2019!  

Eligible Proposals:

The artistic theme of these selected utility cabinets will be the waterfront. The cabinets should become high quality artwork that will enliven the community. Proposals should be positive, original, and reflect that theme.

To view the template and application: Imagine Canal Park Utility Cabinet packet.pdf

For more information or questions, please contact Emily Voight at evoight@duluthmn.gov

“Color and Pattern”

Joseph Nease Gallery’s newest exhibition in our Main Gallery Space, will feature the work of three dynamic mid-career artists from around the US: photographer, Raissa Venables (Vermont), and painters, Marcus Cain (Kansas City, MO), and Eric Sall (Tulsa, OK).

These artists are contemporaries in the art world, each is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, and they know each other. They work separately, in different areas of the country, pursuing different subject matter and employing different processes to create their work. And all three explore color and pattern in unique and stimulating ways; yet there are surprising visual intersections among the work they produce, which become apparent when these works are displayed together. 

Dates to remember:

“Color and Pattern” opens November 24, with a special Artist’s Reception event with artist Marcus Cain on December 21, 5 to 8 PM during the Downtown Arts Walk.

One Year Anniversary Celebration, November 30, 5 to 8 PM in conjunction with this month’s Downtown Duluth Arts Walk.

For further information please contact the gallery’s manager, Amanda Hunter, by email at manager@josephneasegallery.com or by phone at 218.461.8380.

Handmade Holiday Market

Enjoy exploring pots by Karin Kraemer and Luke Krisak, Blue Skies Glassworks--Michael Tonder and Jody
Freij-Tonder, Erika Mock--Textiles for Body and Soul, Ekric Dubnicka wood sculpture, Jewelry
by Pat Joyelle and Lisa Netzel, Warrior Printress Letterpress, AND 50 artists and vendors in the
heart of the Lincoln Crafts District.

Saturday, December 8th, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Duluth Pottery, 1924 West Superior Street, Duluth MN, 55806

Learn more at duluthpottery.com or contact Karin Kraemer by calling 218-606-1120, or by emailing her at karin@duluthpottery.com

Artist Reception and Pop-Up Sale 

Join us for a reception and one night Pop-Up sale of functional and sculptural ceramic work by Duluth and North Shore artists Michael Maguire, Anne Sturbenz-Duus, Maria Brown, Jennifer Murphy, Daniel Paulson, Gail Rosenquist and Paul Zoldahn. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artists while you admire beautiful handmade pottery and sculpture that make exceptional holiday gifts! 

Visit our friends at BlueCross BlueShield during their regular business hours through the months of NOVEMBER and DECEMBER to visit the wall exhibition. 
Parking available on the street and in the first street parking ramp.
  This event is free, and everyone is welcome to attend! 

Final Call for Artists: Seeing God

Called Seeing God, this Juried Art Show provides a venue for artists who think deeply about their work and whose creativity helps viewers experience the Divine.  According to Rahberg, “We believe art can be an interpretive lens into the mystery of God, so we are looking for works that capture that deep sense of wonder.”

The Benedictine Center’s Seeing God art show has attracted about 200 local artists in its seven-year history.  Its goals are to encourage artists in their ability to give form to God’s revelation in human life, nature and the cosmos; and to show how arts can expand our capacity to encounter God. 

The Benedictine Center is issuing a call to Minnesota artists to participate in its eighth annual Juried Art Show planned for January 30, thru March 2, 2019.   Submissions are due January 16.  Awards totaling $375 will be distributed to the top winners. According to Sam Rahberg, director of the Center, the award for first place is $150; $125 for second; $100 for third.  Winners will be announced at the official reception on January 30.

Contest rules, guidelines and submission form, can be found at https://benedictinecenter.secure.retreat.guru/program/2019-juried-exhibit/.  Or call Artist/Coordinator Kathy Fleming at 612-839-4439; fleming450@gmail.com.

The Benedictine Center is a ministry of the Benedictine Sisters of St. Paul’s Monastery, which is located at 2675 Benet Road in Maplewood, MN.

Call for Artists: Bring Her Home

All My Relations Arts and its partners invite you to participate in the group exhibition Bring Her Home. All Indigenous artists residing on Turtle Island are welcome to apply. All works must be original and can be 2D, 3D, video, performance, or installation.

This call for Art will feature selected Native artists of Turtle Island. Half of the artists selected will represent the upper Midwest region: Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. The selected artists will be chosen by our guest curator/s, in accordance to the following criteria.

1. The strength of the work focusing on artistic merit.

2. The strength of the work addressing the exhibition topic.

3. A diverse representation of mediums.

4. A diverse representation of emerging to established artists.

Please be aware this exhibition has the potential to trigger trauma in our artists & audience.


Complete the following form and send by January 11, 2019, to be considered for selection. Artist will be notified if they are selected by January 18, 2019. All finished artworks must be shipped and in the mail by January 25, 2019

After completing the PDF application, email the completed version to Arts@Nacdi.org

or use this Google survey to submit

More information can be found at the: All My Relations website

This page was created to help connect the community with local art experiences in the Twin Ports. We know that it is impossible to have a fully inclusive community arts calendar but we look forward to you sharing your local events schedule.

The content posted on this page is at the discretion of the Duluth Art Institute administration. If you would like to have your event posted here, please contact our Operations and Marketing Manager, Genevieve Hircock, ghircock@duluthartinstitute.org. Our email should include an image, event details (ie. time, date, location), and a 3-5 sentence description. The calendar will be updated at the beginning of each month.

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