Deadline for 2015/2016 Exhibition Proposals is March 15!

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (BLCA) is pleased to offer opportunities for artists to exhibit their artwork within the historically significant Art Center building. Intimate, carefully lit gallery space allows for respectful and enjoyable public viewing. BLCA is proud to serve as a significant source for accessible, quality arts experiences in the immediate geographic neighborhood, the larger Twin Cities metro area and beyond.

The work of emerging and established artists and artist groups is selected by a committee of artists, arts enthusiasts, and curators who are connected to the north metro community. The committee is especially interested in proposals from artists who have considered the community and desire to engage said community through an exhibition. While solo shows are sometimes programmed, they are rare. Exhibitions have already been selected through May 2015. Proposals for dates June 2015-May 2016 will be accepted January 1 through March 15, 2014. The committee will make decisions for this time period and will notify all artists by April 30, 2014.

Individuals and/or groups interested in displaying work should submit the following:

1. Send a maximum one page proposal ( Answer such questions as: What will be shown? How does this work fit in the context of previous work? How does it fit with BLCA stated mission? How does your work lend itself to our unique gallery space? What ways does this show challenge visitors and spark new ideas?)

2. Art resume including exhibition history (Where have you or your group shown in the past? When? Will this proposed show move to another venue? When?)

3. Artist/Group statement (What lies behind the making of this work? How does it fit in the trajectory of your body of work? OR for groups: What is the history of the group? How are you affiliated and Why?)

4. Work samples (5-10 images, including details, of recent work submitted electronically as jpgs either via email or on a disc. All work should be labeled with title, medium, size, and date completed). A link to a website where more images can be seen is also appreciated.

Please submit all materials to:
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
ATTN: Exhibitions Committee
6666 East River Road
Fridley, MN 55432

or email to