April 12 – May 9, 2019

Opening Preview on Thursday, April 11, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

While releasing the artist from having to achieve a subject’s likeness, abstract art challenges the artist to create an image that is convincing without the benefit of referring to something else. The ABSTRACT exhibition highlights the vitality and scope of this genre.

Curated by Artist-Instructor Ellen Richman and Exhibits Director Robert Bowman.

All exhibited work will be for sale.


ABSTRACT Call for Entries

Notifications of acceptance: Made March 11
Intake of accepted work: April 6, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (or as otherwise arranged)

Artists are invited to submit up to ten (10) pieces of original abstract/ non-objective artwork.


Open to artists residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North and South Dakota.

What to Enter:

  • All media, 2-D and 3-D except installations and video will be considered.
  • Works must be original, executed by the artist, and completed within the past 5 years.
  • Work previously exhibited at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts (MCFTA) is not eligible.
  • All work must be for sale. The art center will retain a 40% commission on sales of work by MCFTA members and a 50% commission on sales of work by non-members. Artists need not be members of MCFTA to apply or exhibit.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work and to submit the full 10 pieces, as the goal is to present a group of work by each
    exhibitor rather than single pieces.


Apply by email to bbowman@minnetonkaarts.org, or send application materials on disc or flash drive to the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, ATTN: Abstract Show, 2240 North Shore Drive, Wayzata MN 55391. Submissions must include image list specifying the medium, size, and retail price of each piece submitted. Including an artist statement and CV/resume is encouraged but not required.


Works must be ready to display. Generally, works on paper must be framed and wired for hanging. Unframed works on heavy paper intended to be installed with clips, magnets or nails are also acceptable. Works on canvas may be either framed or gallery-wrapped with finished edges, and wired for hanging. 3-D works must be stable and structurally sound.


Work will be insured by the Art Center from the time of delivery through the scheduled pick-up day, May 11.

NOTE: Delivery and pick-up of accepted work is the responsibility of the artist. Entries submitted by mail or delivery service must include prepaid return shipping label.

Questions? Email bbowman@minnetonkaarts.org or call 952 473 7361 ext. 170 for further information.


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