32nd Annual Juried Exhibition with Gordon Coons

Deadline for entries:  Saturday, June 1, 2024

by Jessica Stolen
advertising poster with image painted by gordon

In August 2024, MacRostie Art Center (MAC) will host its 32nd Annual Juried Exhibition featuring a collection of local and regional artwork selected by Gordon Coons. This juried exhibition is open to artists working in any medium and residing in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota. MAC is a nonprofit community art center dedicated to inspiring a creative community in Grand Rapids, MN. 

Artists are invited to submit up to two pieces in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional categories. 1st ($500), 2nd ($300), and 3rd ($150) prizes will be awarded in each category. 

Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles tribal member) is an Ojibwa and Ottawa artist living in Minneapolis, MN. He works primarily in painting and printmaking, and is known for the bright color palette of his work in the Woodland Style and for his fumage art using cedar smoke to create prints. Coons has exhibited across the country, has been featured in First American Art magazine, and has received numerous awards for his work through juried shows and at Native American Art Markets such as those in Santa Fe, NM, Sioux Falls, SD, and the Eiteljorg Art Market in Indianapolis, IN. In 2023 he co-curated and participated in a group exhibition at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

Application materials and the $20 application fee must be received by June 1, 2024. Apply online (preferred) or by mail (download PDF).


  • Deadline for entries:  Saturday, June 1
  • Notification:  Monday, July 1
  • Delivery deadline:  Saturday, July 27
  • Opening reception:  Friday, August 2
  • Exhibition dates:  Aug. 2 – Sept. 27
  • Pick up artwork:  Sept. 30 – Oct. 5

Contact: Ashley Kolka-Lee at macrostieartcenter@gmail.com or MacRostie Art Center by phone at 218-326-2697.

MacRostie Art Center
405 1st Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

CLOSESJune 1, 2024 11:59 pm




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