The Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council is pleased to announce the 25th Annual Prairie Lakes Regional Juried Art Exhibition at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, 315 S. Minnesota Avenue, St. Peter.
Artists may submit their original work at the Arts Center of Saint Peter (ACSP) onMonday, September 18, 2017 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Two and three dimensional work may be accepted and includes: drawings, fibers, jewelry, mixed media, paintings (acrylic, oil, watercolor), photography, print making, and sculpture (ceramics, glass, wood).Participation is open to all artists age 16 and over residing in the nine county area: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, LeSueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca or Watonwan County.
Artists may go to the Prairie Lakes website, www.plrac.org and print off the Entry Form, email our office for a copy, or complete the Entry Form at the ACSP the day of entry. A $10.00 fee per entry will be charged for participation, with a limit of 2 works per artist.Over 85 pieces of art work from artists living in the nine county area will be on display September 23 to October 22, 2017. Gallery hours will be Tuesday &Wednesday 1-6 p.m., Thursday 1-8 p.m., Friday and Sunday 1-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The public is invited to the Opening Reception – Saturday, Sept. 23, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
The regional exhibition provides cash awards of $1,300: First Place – $200, Second – $175, Third – $150, Fourth – $125, Fifth – $100, and 11 certificates of merit – $50 each. “This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.”
We also provide Artist Grants and the deadline is Sept. 15th for the Professional Mid-Career Grant of $3,000, with funds from the McKnight Foundation. Artists can attend a Grantwriting Workshop on Wed. Aug. 16, 6-7 pm at the 410 Project, 523 S. Front Street, Mankato, sponsored by Prairie Lakes Arts Council. Review the guidelines here.