Great River Arts 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition

July & August 2019

Great River Arts invites artists to submit work to the 2019 Juried Exhibition. The exhibition will be held in GRA’s Front and Main Galleries, from July 10 through August 31, 2019. Artist reception will be held Friday, July 12, 2019 from 6–8 pm, with an awards presentation taking place at 7 pm. Please read through all information and agreements before applying.

Great River Arts is Morrison County’s leading community arts organization, offering a comprehensive schedule of concerts, theater, art classes and exhibitions for thousands of patrons each year. Our two galleries comprise the largest exhibition space in central Minnesota.

The focus during the jury process will be on work that represents the breadth and depth of Minnesotan art and a high caliber of execution.

Awards: There will be over $500 in awards, including $200 Best of Show.


  • Artwork may not have been exhibited at GRA previously.

  • All artwork must be original and conceived and created by the artist. No reproductions or copies of stock images, parts, historic photos, or of any reference to which you do not hold total copyright are allowed.

  • Canvas size: maximum size not to exceed 72” on the longest side.

  • Works must be exhibition ready. For two-dimensional works, this means ready to hang on the gallery wall with framing wire.

  • While the artist retains copyright over their work, acceptance implies consent for GRA to use images in future marketing and promotion.

  • Withdrawal of artwork after acceptance may incur a ban on exhibiting at GRA for up to two years.


  • Submission Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2019

  • Entry Fee: $15 for GRA members, $20 nonmembers for up to three (3) images. Images will be considered by the jurors individually.

  • Commission: 30% for GRA members, 40% for non-members

  • If accepted, work must be delivered or dropped off at the Great River Arts on July 2, July 3 or July 5, 2019 (11 am–6 pm).

  • Artwork must be picked up September 3–6, 2019 (11 am–6 pm). Shipped artwork must include a paid return shipping label. If shipping work please make arrangements with Exhibitions Coordinator, Matt Duckett, at


Friday, May 31 Submission Deadline

Friday, June 7 Notification of Acceptance

Tuesday July 2 Accepted Artwork Drop-off at Great River Arts

–Saturday, July 6 NOTE: GRA IS CLOSED JULY 4

Wednesday, July 10 Exhibition Opens

Friday, July 12 (6–8 pm) Artist Reception (Awards Announced at 7 pm)

Saturday, August 31 Exhibition Closes

Tuesday, September 3– Artwork Pick-up

Friday, September 6