Open Door: Call for Artists



OPEN DOOR ELEVEN (December 5th – 27th, 2015)

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: Mia Lopez

Mia Lopez is a curator and educator with over ten years of experience in museums and non-profit art spaces. As the 2013—2015 Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis she collaborated on exhibitions, programs, and catalogues including 9 Artists (October 2013), Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections (October 2014) and International Pop (April 2015). In 2013 she completed dual Masters at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy; her graduate thesis examined anthropology, museology, and performance in work by Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco. She also has a BA in Art History from Rice University.

Prior to graduate school Mia was the Programming Coordinator at the Museo Alameda in San Antonio, Texas where she designed and managed public programs pertaining to Latino art, history, and culture. She has interned at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Smithsonian’s Hirshshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, and the Rice Gallery. Mia is also a 2012 alumnus of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program.  Other projects she has assisted with include the 2013 2nd Floor Rear Art Festival and the 2012 SAIC MFA Graduate Exhibition. Mia has lectured and participated in juries and panels at the Smithsonian Latino Center, the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, ArtPrize, and the Rochester Art Center.


Submission Deadline        CLOSED

Artists Notification          November 9th

Deadline for Receipt of Work for Exhibition
Shipped November 29th  // Hand Delivered November 29th

Opening Reception          December 12th

Work Returned                 January 8th

Exhibition opens December 5th and closes December 27th.  An opening reception will be held Saturday December 12th from 7pm – 10pm. All artists and their guests are welcome.


Entries must be submitted online no later than midnight Oct 28th, 2015.  Late applications will not be considered. Please submit all materials via

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).
  • $35 entry fee.


If your work is accepted, shipped work must arrive at Rosalux Gallery no later than 6pm,  November 29th, 2015. Hand delivered work can be dropped off November 29th  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 January of 2016.
 Pick-up of work is  January 8th 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 in order 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 November 9th, 2015.


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