“Get to Know Granite Falls: Then & Now” Calls Artists



“Get to Know Granite Falls: Then & Now” Calls Artists

Call Closes March 31, 2021

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GRANITE FALLS, MN – The Granite Area Arts Council (GAAC) and Granite Falls Economic Development Authority (EDA) are calling for visual artists to help the City transform the riverfront plaza, riverside parks and downtown with an outdoor art installment. The visual works of art will be installed on public benches that will last for years to come.

Artists may choose from six categories to inspire their work(s) of art. The GAAC and City Council will use a rubric to select fifteen works that will be digitally reproduced on vinyl wrap and adhered to lumber planks to create a functional bench with black wrought iron sides. The visual art works will serve as an interpretative exhibit of significant Granite Falls’ arts, heritage, culture and natural amenities.

Artwork may be created at 50-percent (12” high x 36” long) or 25-percent scale (6” high x 18” long) using watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, fresco, tempera, pastel encausticenamel, ink, charcoal, graphite, chalk, or pastel. For best results, any work should be matte finish.

View categories, compensation, jury details, and submission guidelines at granitefallseda.com

Artists with questions may contact Tamara Isfeld: tisfeld@isd2190.org; 320-894-0813.

Sketch submissions are due March 31, 2021. Artists are to submit the following:

  1. Artist Bio – one page with contact information (email/phone)
  2. Sketch(s) of visual work for “Get to Know Granite Falls: Then & Now”
  3. Artist Statement up to 300 words, include category of Granite Falls interest
  4. 2-5 Work Samples with description (100-250 words) each

Email Submissions can be sent via email or via Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer to Granite Falls Economic Development Authority at linda.mathiasen@granitefalls.com. Submissions may be dropped off or mailed to Granite Area Arts Council, 807 Prentice Street, Granite Falls, MN 56241 or at Granite Falls City Hall, Attn: EDA, 641 Prentice Street, Granite Falls, MN 56241.

Selected artists will be notified by email/phone and by posting on the GAAC website, www.granitefallsarts.org, on Wednesday, April 21, by 10 p.m. Final works are due May 31.

Granite Falls Economic Development Authority (EDA) received a $7,000 grant from Southwest Minnesota Arts Council for a 2021 City Beautification Project: “Get to Know Granite Falls – Then & Now.”  This activity is funded in part with a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council made possible by the voters of Minnesota, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Linda Mathiasen, Executive Director

Granite Falls Economic Development Authority

641 Prentice Street, Granite Falls, MN 56241



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