THE FIGURE – Deadline: April 14, 2017

Red Wing Arts Association (RWAA) seeks art for inclusion in The Figure, a juried exhibition of two and three-dimensional work that examines one of the most universal subjects in art, the portrayal of the human figure.

The exhibition is open to all RWAA members (any state) and non-members of RWAA who are Minnesota residents. The art will be juried by Daniel Bruggeman, Senior Lecturer in Art at Carleton College in Northfield. The gallery show will be held at the Depot Gallery, 418 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN from May 12 through June 17.

All themes and styles will be considered. Artists may submit work in the following media:  painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, book arts, mixed media. Work must be original format only and have been created in the last 18 months. Artwork must be installation-ready. All 2D work must be appropriately framed. 2D work may be no larger than 40” on the longest side. 3D work must be able to fit through a standard doorframe.

There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs and/or delivery and pick-up. Artists will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of submission. The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm, April 14, 2017. At this time RWAA offers no insurance coverage for art works displayed.

Sale of Artwork:

RWAA handles all sales of work while on exhibit.  The artist will retain 60% commission of the sale price on his/her sold or purchased artwork. Artists will be paid no later than 30 days after the close of the exhibit. If not for sale, artwork should be identified as NFS.



To be considered, email the following to artcall@rwarts.org by April 14, 2017. (Please note that work dropped off at the Gallery will not be considered.)


1.       A submission will consist of images and an image list.

2.       Artists can submit up to two artworks and include up to two images for each artwork.  Images should be in JPEG format. Please name files with first initial, last name, underscore, number corresponding to image list and title (Example: JDoe_01Title.jpg)

3.       Image list can be submitted as a Word or PDF doc and should include:

o   Contact information (name, address, phone, email)

o   01 Title

o   Medium

o   Dimensions

o   Date of completion

o   Retail Price


o   02 Title

o   Medium

o   Dimensions

o   Date of completion

o   Retail Price


4.       Please email all submission materials to artcall@rwarts.org  by 5 pm, April 14, 2017


EXHIBITION NOTIFICATION:  Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ARTWORK DELIVERED BY:  Monday, May 8, 2017, Depot Gallery, 418 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN.

RECEPTION:  Friday, May 12, 2017 5-7 pm

ARTWORK PICK-UP:  June 19, 2017, Depot Gallery, 418 Levee Street, Red Wing, MN.

More specific shipping information will be provided to selected artists.

Questions regarding this exhibition may be sent to artcall@rwarts.org.

About the Red Wing Arts Association

Marking its 65th anniversary in 2017, the Red Wing Arts Association (RWAA) is a catalyst for celebrating the importance of artists and the power of art in our lives. Each year the activities of RWAA are enjoyed by more than 10,000 people. The Red Wing Festival of the Arts, the Plein Air Festival and the Central Park Summer Concerts are just a few of the events sponsored by RWAA. The organization’s home at the historic train Depot features more than 100 regional artists annually in the Gallery and Shop. To learn more please visit redwingartsassociation.org