Open Door: Call For Artists

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OPEN DOOR TEN (June 5th – 29th, 2014)

Rosalux Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) announces a national call for entries for it’s 10th annual Open Door juried group exhibition.  Open to all US residents working in any 2D/ 3D media except video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.

Rosalux is a cooperative art gallery that was founded in Minneapolis in 2002. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions.  The gallery is located in the Van Buren Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.  Open Door is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery.  Typically, this exhibition is reviewed and receives extensive press coverage.

JUROR: Jill Schroeder

Jill Schroeder studied art and art history at the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in photography. She developed her artwork while pursuing a branding and marketing job at her family’s business, Schroeder Milk Co., and familiarized with Minneapolis’ flourishing art scene. Collaborations with designers and creatives eventually led to a move to Austin, where after volunteering in the art community Jill opened grayDUCK Gallery to the public in May 2010. grayDUCK is a contemporary art space that invites viewers to discover connections between art, creativity and their everyday lives. The gallery exhibits artists from a broad range of experience, both locally and nationally. Schroeder lives and works in East Austin with her partner Mark, their dog Etta Ruth and an ancient bird named Onnie.


Submission Deadline        May 9th

Artists Notification          May 13th

Deadline for Receipt of Work for Exhibition          Shipped May 30th  // Hand Delivered June 1st

Opening Reception          June 14th

Work Returned                 July 1st

Exhibition opens June 5th and closes June 29th.  An opening reception will be held Saturday June 14th from 7pm – 10pm. All artists and their guests are welcome.


Entries must be submitted online no later than midnight May 9th.  Late applications will not be considered. Please attach all application materials in an email to  In the email subject line write OPEN DOOR, then your first and last name (example: OPEN DOOR, John Doe).


Required Application Materials:  (all below written materials should be in Word or PDF format)

  • Artist Statement, brief (no more than 1 page)
  • Resume, (no more than 1 page)
  • Three images of works completed within the past two years.  Save images as JPEG files, 72dpi in size, longest dimension less than 2000 pixels.  Save images with your first initial, last name, and image number as it appears on your corresponding image list (Example: JDoe01.jpg).
  • Image list.  Title of work, medium, dimensions (L” x W” x H”), date of completion, price of piece if for sale. For installations and performance works, please list a short description of the wall, floor, ceiling space required as well as the tools, outlets, etc. required for the display of your piece(s).
  • $25 entry fee.  Payable online through paypal. (button below)

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    If your work is accepted, shipped work must arrive at Rosalux Gallery no later than 6pm,  May 30th, 2014. Hand delivered work can be dropped off June 1st  from noon till 4pm.  Accepted work must be ready to hang or display in a professional manner.

    Artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways. Pack securely. No use of Styrofoam packing pellets (bubble wrap acceptable). No glass on framing of wall-based work, plexiglass only. Work that arrives at gallery damaged will be returned un-displayed. Rosalux Gallery is not responsible for work damaged in transit.

    Unsold work will be packed by Rosalux Gallery in the shipping containers they arrived in, and returned promptly to the artists in early July of 2014.

    Pick-up of work is July 1st from noon till 4pm.  Rosalux Gallery will not store work past the pick-up time.

    Ship work to:
    Rosalux Gallery 1400 Van Buren Street NE #195 Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Work does not have to be for sale.  Sale prices are determined by the artist.  65% of sale price goes to artist, 35% to Rosalux Gallery. All work must be the property of the artist to be available for sale.

    Rosalux Gallery does not provide insurance for any piece during the Open Door show though great care will be taken in handling your work. Rosalux Gallery recommends the work be insured during shipping, as the artist bears the full responsibility for loss and damage to art while in transit. Rosalux Gallery retains the right to decide which work is included in exhibition.

    By entering the competition, selected artists grant Rosalux Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only.

    Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than May 13th, 2014.

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