Location: SE Minnesota
Phone: 651-307-6373 (Sue)
Event Dates: April 24-26, 2020
Application Deadline: October 31, 2019
Please read entire application completely for submission requirements and artist performance requirements.
The 20th Annual Bluff Country Studio Art Tour is open to artists/studios in southeastern Minnesota. Artists from southwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Iowa may apply to be hosted at a Minnesota artist site or our group site in Lanesboro. This is a studio tour and our preference is for artists to open their studios to the public to demonstrate and show visitors their work process. Artists with studios not handicap accessible or conducive to tours are encourage to apply as an artist at our hosted location in Lanesboro. (space is limited and an additional fee for center rental applies - rental fee is split between all artists participating at this location, generally under $40). Other hosted locations may be considered but require prior review and approval (use phone number above)
Categories/Fees: (fees are non-refundable)
Emerging Artist - $120 (see category requirements below)
Visiting Artist** - $150
New Established Artist - $225
Returning Artist - $235
Year Around Gallery* (representing 2 - 24) artists - $300
Year Around Gallery* (representing 25 or more artists) - $350
Optional Additional Brochure Photo - $25
Late Applications - additional $25
*BCSAT may tour applying gallery locations before acceptance into event
**Visiting Artists present their work at another artist's studio (not allowed at Lanesboro Community Center site). They receive a mention in the brochure, website and social media posts with their host artist's listing but photos, artist statement and contact information are not included.
Emerging Artist Category - This category is designed specifically for artists who have little or no experience exhibiting and selling their artwork in an art fair/tour environment. Artists who meet this requirement are encouraged to apply, however BCSAT reserves the right to pre-screen emerging artists to make sure they fit this category. The application procedure is the same as the regular applicants except that a 2000 character (including spaces) essay about why they want to participate in BCSAT and why they should be selected as our emerging artists is required. Emerging artists will be provided a location to display their work in the Lanesboro group site or may display at their studio location. Only one Emerging Artist will be selected so artists who wish to participate in the tour even if not selected as our emerging artist should indicate they wish to participate as a NEW ARTIST if not selected using the checkbox where indicated.