Call for Entry

Banfill-Locke Artist Opportunities

gallery installationBanfill-Locke Seeks Applications for a Variety of Artist Opportunities

Over the next couple of months Banfill-Locke seeks artists to apply for our Writer-in-Residence position, submit images for our Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal exhibition and also for a bird inspired exhibition at Wargo Nature Center, and to send in proposals for gallery shows in 2017-18. There are many ways for artists to be part of the exciting programming at Banfill-Locke.

To encourage and celebrate the literary arts and our community of writers, BLCA hosts a Writer-in-Residence who makes the art center their writing home, facilitates our monthly NorthWords Writers writing group, and to serve as a presence at the center for our member writers. This is an 18-month position. With this position comes free use of a writing studio with great views of Manomin Park and comfortable furniture and a $1500 total stipend. This opportunity does not provide living accommodations. We seek submissions from writers of any genre or experience level. More information and the application process are available at our website; the deadline is April 15.

Art of Darkness: Re-Inspired by the Paranormal
Building off the successful 2014 exhibition, a second show of paranormal art is planned for summer 2016 in the Banfill-Locke Galleries. Rumors and evidence of paranormal activity are prevalent at Banfill-Locke and with the Art of Darkness exhibition we will highlight and celebrate the lore of the building. Apply now with your original works of fine art inspired by or about the paranormal. Deadline for submission of images is March 28 by Midnight.  Further information, including how to submit, is available on our website.

Bird Art Exhibition at Wargo Nature Center
Do you make art depicting Minnesota birds?  We’re seeking 2D and 3D art for an exhibition at Wargo Nature Center from April through June 2016.  No entry fee.  Send an email to with images.  Open to adults and kids.  All media is welcome- photography, paintings, collage, drawings.

Gallery Shows at Banfill-Locke
We are now accepting proposals from individual artists, curators, or art groups for the 2017-2018 exhibition calendar. Apply for a one month show in the Banfill-Locke Galleries and have your work presented in a professional gallery setting.  Proposals are due by March 15.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts (BCLA) is a source for the community providing inspiration, enrichment, enjoyment, opportunities and education through the arts. For more information call (763) 574-1850 or email Visit our website for more information about any of our lively arts programs.  Building hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission to the galleries is always free.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts6666 East River Road
, Fridley, Minnesota, 55432

Contact: Bethany Whitehead, BLCA Executive Director, 763.574.1850 or