Call for Artists

The First Stage Gallery is seeking proposals for solo and group exhibitions for 2018.

Artists interested in applying for a solo or group exhibition should submit:
· Written proposal outlining the exhibition – please include whether the work has been exhibited at another venue (where and when) and whether the work will be for sale (with approximate price points)
· Artist Statement(s) for all participating artists if a group proposal
· Bio(s) for all participating artists
· 6 – 12 digital images of artist’s work that are representative of the exhibition proposal.  Please label images in this format:  Artist name-Title-Year completed.jpg

Proposals are due November 15, 2017.

Proposals will be reviewed and notifications will be sent to artists by December 5, 2016.

Submit Proposals Electronically (preferred):

Questions: Contact Mary McReynolds 218-780-3690.
Note: Submissions will be requested at later dates for two juried group exhibits  in May (Open Water theme) and August (Iron Range theme.)

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About The First Stage Gallery:

Since 2006, the First Stage Gallery has been exhibiting work by artists from the area and across the northern US.  The First Stage Gallery is the first step in renovation of the 100+ year old Lyric Building, downtown Virginia, MN.  

The gallery is committed to presenting work by regional and local emerging and established artists to facilitate grown of their career and foster our creative community. 
Gallery hours areThursdays, Fridays and Saturdays11am - 3pmFor more information contact e-mail