Exciting opportunity: Seeking art for City Hall


The Arts and Culture Commission is working to place art in City Hall in an exhibit to open in conjunction with the grand opening of the newly rennovated bulding on Washington Street. This gala event will take place mid- to late- May, 2014, coming up quickly.

The Arts and Culture Commission seeks art by local artists for the opening exhibit to run into January 2015. One or more pieces of art may be purchased by the City to initiate a permanent collection. Showing will be historical photographs of the City of Northfield, Washington Street builiding, and the Colleges.

All artists 18 and older are encouraged to submit work for this exhibit. See the following prospectus:


Prospectus: Art for City Hall

Submittal deadline: April 15

For exhibit May 1, 2014 – January 10, 2015.

Opening reception mid-May (date to be determined).

All art can be for sale.

The City will purchase one or more pieces of art from the panel-selected exhibit.

Theme: Art about the City of Northfield and surrounds that will:

·      Represent the City or its surrounds and/or

·      Reflect the spirit and energy of the City or its surrounds.

Medium: Any 2-D or 3-D medium, no electronic (limited space for 3-D)

·      All art must be framed and completely ready for installation. The works will be secured.

·      All art must measure no less than 1’ on its smallest dimension and no more than 5’ on its largest dimension. 

Artists will carry his/her own insurance or sign a waiver.

Images and information:

·      Submit images of up to 3 works of art

·      Make each image 7” on the longest side; 300 dpi

·      Include the art details: title, medium, size, year completed, sales price

·      Submit your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address

Images may be submitted in person or via US mail to:

The Arts and Culture Commission

c/o Northfield Public Library

200 Washington Street

Northfield, MN 55057


Images may be submitted electronically to:




___Up to 3 images

___Information about the art

___Contact information for the artist


*Applicant must be 18 years old or older, and a resident of Northfield and surrounding area.