Friday, May 16, 2014

Dakota County calls for nature submissions for community art exhibit

Artists who are looking for an audience can submit their art to be considered for Dakota County's fourth community art exhibit planned for display in County buildings beginning this September. Submissions are due by Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Artists are encouraged to submit original two-dimensional art in one or both of the following theme areas: Critters of the Minnesota Zoo and Natural Wonders of the Parks of Dakota County. Artists must be at least 8 years old and live in Dakota County, and subjects of the art must be from within Dakota County. Artwork is limited to 36 inches by 36 inches and be prepared for hanging on a wall.

Submissions are limited to one per artist per theme and must meet the full criteria outlined by the Dakota County Public Art Citizen Advisory Committee at, search art exhibit. For more information, artists can also contact Jean Erickson, Deputy Director of Dakota County's Public Services and Revenue Division, 651-438-4286 or

The committee will review the submissions and make a recommendation to the Dakota County Board of Commissioners. The Board will make the final decision on which works of art will be exhibited.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Dakota County Public Art Citizen Advisory Committee, whose mission is to showcase and celebrate local talent while making community art more accessible to residents. The committee includes seven members who have backgrounds in art and have been selected by the County Board. This exhibition is the fourth open exhibition of work by local artists sponsored by the committee and its 19th overall.

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