Thank you for your interest in showing art with SEMVA. This page explains the steps to apply, jury, and potentially sell your work at our events and gallery locations.
Participation in one of SEMVA’s galleries requires you to submit your art for Jury review. To show your work in either space or to be added to the waiting list, you must be a member of SEMVA.
To become a member: Membership in SEMVA is open to all artists and others interested in the visual arts. Membership is $25 a year. Membership entitles you to receive mailings, attend board meetings, vote, and if juried and you live in Southeast Minnesota* (see list of counties at bottom of page), participate in sales though the retail store, galleries, or popups. To join, send a $25 check to SEMVA, PO BOX 1014, Rochester, MN 55903-1014. You do not have to be a member of SEMVA to jury, but after jury, you must become a member to be on the waiting list for the Gallery.
To request Jury: Copy and paste the following form into an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the title of the email, put the text: “Artist Application for Your-Name”
Email address: _________________________
Phone number: ________________________
Mobile number: ________________________
Mailing address: ________________________
Link to folder of images: ________________________
Description of your art: _________________________
You must provide in the form either a link to your website or a link to a folder of 8 to 10 good quality photos of your work (or both). Because of email limitations please do not attach photos to the email. The images in the folder or at your website should represent the the style of your work. If you plan more than one kind of major style or medium, include at least 6 images for each kind or style. For example, if you do both photos and paintings and jewelry, include 6 of each. If you do flat art such as paintings, please include half of your images of framed works.
There are many easy ways to create a web link to a folder of images of your art. Here are a few.
- Google Photos. Select the photos of your art. Select Create a new folder. Give it a name. Select Share. Select Copy Link. Link sharing will say “Let anyone with the link see photos and people in this album.” Copy the link, paste into the form or email text.
- Google Drive. Create a folder. Upload (or copy) photos to the folder. Select Share. Select General Access dropdown: Anyone with the link. Select Copy Link. Paste into the form or email text.
- DropBox. Create a folder. Upload (or copy) photos to the folder. Right click the folder. Select Share. Select Create Link. It should say, “Anyone with this link can view the folder.” Copy the link, paste into the form or email text.
- OTHERS: You can use any service that allows sharing a link to photos on the web. iCloud, Amazon photos, PhotoBucket, Shutterfly, Microsoft OneDrive, Flicker, all offer photo sharing.
Notification: We will let you know within one week after the jury date if you are jury approved. If so, you are eligible to be put on the waiting list for display space at one of the gallery spaces. Please note the jury process does not guarantee a place in any SEMVA display space, only that you can be put on the waiting list for an upcoming opening.
To get on the waiting list after jury, you must be a paid up member of SEMVA as described above.
When a space opens up, you will be offered a space. If you have questions you can contact Ginni Cormack, email@example.com
*Southeast Minnesota is these counties: Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, Wabasha, Goodhue, Houston, Blue Earth, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, LeSueur, Mower, Rice, Waseca and Winona