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Call for Entries: Black Lives Matter Exhibit

Call for Entries

Deadline December 1

In Honor of MLK Day and Black History Month

Black Lives Matters Art Exhibit

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at NCTC in Thief River Falls

January 8 – February 28, 2021 

Warren, Minnesota – The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce a call for entries for an exhibition of artwork that honors Black Lives Matter. Our country, and much of the world, is aware of Black Lives Matter. In honor of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month, it is especially timely that we come together to create art that reflects the spirit of BLM. 

Artists and creatives in NW Minnesota are invited to create artwork that reflects the theme Black Lives Matter. Artwork may consist of painting, drawings, mixed media, carvings, film, fiber, poems, songs, as well as a host of other mediums. We welcome a variety of art forms!

Artwork must be submitted for jury via photo in an email. It will only be accepted, if it supports the Black Lives Matter movement. Inquire beforehand if you have questions about this. Please email photo of artwork along with your name, contact information, title of artwork, size of artwork, and medium to Trey Everett at trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com by December 1. If selected, artists may drop off art work at their choice of three locations, Crookston on December 14, Warren on December 15, or Thief River Falls on December 17. Times and exact locations of drop-off will be given at a later date. 

The art installation, Black Lives Matter will be open from January 8 through February 28, 2021 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland College and Technical School in Thief River Falls. Please visit our website for more information: www.NWArtsCouncil.org.

Call for Entries: NWMAC 2016 Spring Art Exhibit

NW MN Annual Spring Art Exhibit

NWMAC 2016

NW MN Spring Art Exhibit


2016 – “Of The Year” Awards


February 29, 2016

(Warren, MN) Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce their latest “Call for Entries” for the 2016 Annual Spring Art Exhibit.  The deadline to get work submitted is February 29, 2016! This year, the annual Spring Art Exhibit will be in Roseau, Mn at the Roseau City Library and runs from April 13, 2016 through May 20, 2016.

Artists from our 7 county service region can enter into this art exhibit and will be competing for $2300.00 in cash awards.  Artist must reside in Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau, or Red Lake counties to be eligible.  Both adult artists and students artists are encouraged to enter.  Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror.  They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception April 17, 2016.

Student winners left to right: Bruce Reeves, NWMAC Chairman, Peyton Svegdahl, Jessica Ross, Daylyn Kainz, Abbigail Brekken, Samantha Kraulik, Macy Larson
2015 Student winners left to right: Bruce Reeves, NWMAC Chairman, Peyton Svegdahl, Jessica Ross, Daylyn Kainz, Abbigail Brekken, Samantha Kraulik, Macy Larson – Thief River Falls Location


If you would like to print an application and send it in the mail, please click on the DOWNLOADABLE PDF link below.    You will also find the 2016 Exhibit Entry Rules and the 2016 Exhibit Entry Directions below.  The application must submitted no later than February 29, 2016.


2016 Exhibit Entry Rules

2016 Exhibit Entry Directions

If you would like to enter your application online, please use our ONLINE PORTAL.

NWMAC is also accepting nominations for our “Of The Year” Awards.  One person may be selected to receive a $5000.00 cash award from the pool of candidates.  The potential candidate must be beyond an emerging or student status to be considered.  This is a lifetime achievement award and can only be received once.  Additional criteria is part of the review process.  Persons who believe their nominee would qualify for this award should contact the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council office at (218) 745-9111 or email mara@nwrdc.org for more information.  The deadline for nominations is February 29, 2016.

2015 Of The Year
2015’s Of the Year Award Recipients in Thief River Falls.

McK_logoStackKFunding for Northwest Star and Northwest Artist of the Year comes from The McKnight Foundation.  Funding for Northwest Arts Advocate of the Year comes from the Minnesota State Legislature.  msab-legacy100x90The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils in the state.  All eleven councils provide arts services, staffing, and grants; and work in partnership with the Minnesota State Arts Board as an effective system bringing arts to all Minnesota residents.  The McKnight Foundation is another stable funding source helping regional arts councils promote and serve the arts community.