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Call for art: 11th Annual Essential Art Exhibition

Visual Arts Minnesota presents the 11th Annual Essential Juried Art Exhibition and Competition. Artists residing in Minnesota are invited to submit up to 2 pieces of artwork

(2 and 3 Dimensional) to compete for cash prizes.

Registrations are available by email at vam@visualarts, or by calling (320) 257-3108. Registrations and submission fees are due on Dec. 30. Art work can be delivered January 3, 4, or 5, to the Paramount Theatre Lobby in order to be juried by artist Armando Gutierrez of St. Paul.

The exhibition reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Jan. 10, 2011. The exhibition will run from Jan. 10 Ð Feb. 11, and will be exhibited in the historical Paramount Theatre Lobby Gallery. The juror will be available and will speak about the jury process. This is an opportunity to learn more about visual art and enjoy the wide range of mediums and styles of Minnesota artists. For more information, go to, or call Heidi Steadman at (320) 257-3108.

Visual Arts Minnesota is a nonprofit organization located in the Paramount Arts District whose primary focus is to encourage the exhibition and promotion of visual artists. This activity is funded, in part by the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund through a grant from the CMAB as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

For more information on Visual Arts Minnesota, go to www.

For information on the juror for this exhibit, Armando Gutierrez G. go to