Artist Showcase 21 is back for an encore event - this time at Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park. The Gala opening event is September 24th, 5-8pm and features live music, VR demos from REM5 VR Lab, dinner by Rustic Chef and of course artwork from our local exhibitors.
This special FALL edition of Artist Showcase features works from the original Artist Showcase 21 exhibit last winter. We'll also launch the Call for Art for next year's Artist Showcase 22 show coming up January 14th!
Here's the live music schedule for the evening:
5-6pm: Jake Rowan
6-6:30pm: Bryan Miller
6:30-7:30pm: U Can Jug or Nots
7:30-8pm: Brian Zachek
Music will be out on the front patio, so you can listen while you enjoy dinner from The Rustic Chef food truck!
Artist Showcase 21
Artist Showcase is a community art exhibit celebrating artists in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley, and building connections between local artists and our communities. We encourage all artists and creatives who live, work or study in St. Louis Park or Golden Valley to participate.
People's Choice Online Voting
People's Choice voting is online-only. To vote, browse the Web Gallery below, hover over each work with your mouse, or tap the image to make the ❤️ icon appear (lower-left corner). Then click/tap the ❤️ to vote. Awards for "best work" and "best artist" categories is based on the number of votes in the Web Gallery and Instagram Gallery combined.
How to purchase artwork
Interested in purchasing an artwork or getting in touch with an artist? Please email email@example.com and include the titles and/or artists in which you are interested. Artists receive 100% of revenue for Artist Showcase 21 sales.
Gallery Suggested Donation
Make your Artist Showcase 21 donation online with PayPal or credit/debit card. We suggest $10/person or $20/family donation to support Artist Showcase 21 and future exhibitions. We continue to expand our reach and impact. Your donations are appreciated!
3D Virtual Gallery
Sit back and let us do all the work! These silent video tours show you the entire gallery start-to-finish. See something you love? Visit the Web Gallery to vote for it, or even purchase from the artist!
U Can Jug on Nots
Kellie Rae Theiss
Michele A Coppin
The Selection Team is an important part of the Artist Showcase process. Each year 100+ artists' work is submitted and it is the job of the Selection Team to help us evaluate the submissions.
Specifics of the evaluation are provided at the time of review, but generally speaking, the review does not require any specialized artistic background or knowledge.
While Artist Showcase is not considered a juried exhibition, work still must be reviewed prior to selection.
If you are an artist submitting work to the Artist Showcase, you are not eligible to be on the Selection Team.
If you would like to be part of the Artist Showcase Selection Team, please complete the form below.
Artist Showcase Guidelines
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The Artist Showcase is a community art exhibit celebrating artists in St. Louis Park and Golden Valley, and building connections between local artists and our communities. We encourage all artists and creatives who live, work or study in St. Louis Park or Golden Valley to submit work for the Artist Showcase.
Online submission is open October 1-30, 2020. Artists are notified of selection in November. Any one person may submit up to three works of 2D, 3D, and/or recorded work (video). Our goal is to display work from as many artists as possible, but display space is limited and we may not be able to accommodate all submissions. The Artist Showcase displays a wide variety of work in many sizes, so we encourage artists submitting multiple works to include a variety of sizes, if available.
Work must be submitted by an individual artist (one person) who lives, works, or studies in St. Louis Park or Golden Valley, MN.
Works must be appropriate for public display for all ages in our cities' spaces. Works must not be offensive or condescending towards any race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation, and must not be used to promote or oppose political views.
Works must be original and may not have been displayed in St. Louis Park or Golden Valley city displays or exhibits previously.
Work delivered for display in the Artist Showcase must be the work pictured and submitted in this submission—no unapproved changes may be made.
2D artwork must be mounted and ready-to-hang.
3D artwork must be freestanding, or fit in the enclosed pedestal/vitrine size 23" x 24" x 24".
Recorded work (video) can include short films, music performances, poetry reading, dance performances, or other work recorded on video.
Please include a URL (web address, Dropbox, Google Drive, etc) to a picture of your work. For digital/film submissions, please include a URL to a video of your complete work (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).
Need Help? Ask a friend, family, teacher or visit your local library for assistance. Step-by-step guide to create a URL: www.slpfota.org/url-instructions.
Acknowledgement of Risks, Release of Claims, and Indemnification:
As the artist applying to have my artwork displayed, I acknowledge and affirm the following: The artwork to which this application relates is owned only and entirely by me. No one else has any claim of interest or right to all or any part of the artwork or materials used to make it, either now or during the period it will be displayed. I acknowledge and assume all risks, known and unknown, inherent or otherwise, associated with the display of my artwork. I acknowledge the risk of loss due to damage or theft. I understand in signing this document that I surrender my right to make a claim or file a lawsuit against the Organizers, St. Louis Park Friends of the Arts, Golden Valley Arts, the City of Golden Valley past, present, or future appointed or elected officials, employees, representatives, agents, insurers, affiliated agencies, organizations, successors, and assigns (collectively “the Organizers”), for personal injury or property damage. I hereby release and forever discharge the Organizers of and from any and all claims, demands, damages, actions, causes of action, obligations, liabilities, expenses, costs, attorneys’ fees, proceedings, and judgments, both known and unknown, fixed or contingent, liquidated or unliquidated, direct or derivative, and of whatsoever kind, nature, and description, under
the Constitution of the United States or any state, or any state or federal law or laws or of the common law, concerning, arising from, or related to the display of my artwork. In the event that any claim or demand should be made or litigation instituted against any party or parties arising out of or with respect to the artwork to which this application relates, I must indemnify and hold the Organizers harmless from and against such claims, demand or litigation, including all attorneys’ fees and costs incurred with respect to such matters. I also grant permission to the Organizers to use and publish photographs or video of me and/or my artwork for advertising, promotion, and any other purpose and in any manner or medium.
By submitting your application, you agree to all statements in this application and acknowledge that the information provided in this application is accurate and complete.
MAXIMUM 100 WORDS - If accepted to the Artist Showcase, your name appears in the exhibit program. Optionally, an Artist Statement (below) is also included. Describe information about yourself and your work. DO NOT include specific descriptions of individual works, as the statement is only shown in the exhibit program. Artwork installation includes tags with Title, Artist, City, Price, Program Number. Artwork sales information may be included in your Artist Statement, and must include a way for buyers to contact you. Other contact information submitted above is ONLY used for administrative purposes, and is not included in the exhibit program unless included in your Artist Statement.
Sales of Work:
Artists are responsible for all sales of their work, and must communicate with customers directly. If your work is for sale, you must include a way for interested buyers to contact you in your "Artist Statement" in the previous section. Artist Showcase receives no commission on sales. Artists maintain 100% of their sales.
Artwork Submission URL Instructions
Images of your artwork may be linked from an artist website, Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Facebook, Instagram, or anywhere else you can provide a link to view online. If your work is not already posted somewhere online, you may follow the steps below to create a link for free.
Note: By following the instructions below, your image is posted privately and viewable only to those with the link to your upload. Your upload is not be posted publicly or viewable to others unless you create an account and choose to post “To Community.”
Save a picture of your artwork to your computer’s Desktop. Note: if you need assistance with this or any future steps, please visit your local library or contact Jamie Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-928-6422.
Go to www.imgur.com and click “New Post” in the upper left-hand corner.
Click “Choose Photo/Video”
On the left-hand column of the window that opens, click “Desktop,” click the picture you would like to upload, and click “Open.”
Click the URL to highlight it, and then press Ctrl + C (or right-click, Copy) to copy the URL.
Open the Artwork Submission form, complete the required information. In the “Submission Link” box, press Ctrl + V (or right-click, Paste) to paste your work's URL for only that one submission.
Repeat this process for each of your submissions (up to 3)