Artist Opportunities

Collage of four artists' works featuring painting, sculpture, and mixed media.

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Emerging Artist Exhibition Program

About the Program

The Emerging Artist Exhibition Program is an opportunity for emerging artists in Minnesota to participate in solo or group exhibitions at the Quarter Gallery. The purpose of the exhibition series is to provide artists with opportunities to exhibit their work, broaden connections with other artists, and gain wider exposure to the arts community in the Twin Cities. The exhibition series seeks to support a diverse range of artistic practices within the visual arts. Participants will be selected by a panel comprised of Department of Art faculty along with a member of the broader arts community.

About the Gallery

The Quarter Gallery is located in Regis Center for Art (East) on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank Campus at 405 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455. The 2,000 square foot space presents work by faculty and students, as well as offering exhibition opportunities for national and international artists. Exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.

The Quarter Gallery spans 2,000 square feet for the presentation of exhibitions and related programming that engages primarily with emerging artists and community partnerships.

Location & Hours

Regis Center for Art (East)

405 21st Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

Access the gallery via the Regis Center for Art main entrance. Plan to call upon arrival if the entrance is locked: 612-624-7530.

Tuesday and Friday, 11 am – 5 pm

Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am – 7 pm

Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

Upcoming Closure

The Gallery will be closed March 6-13 for University Spring Break.

Contact Us

Gallery Attendant Desk


Administrative Office

Parking & Public Transit

Learn more about the parking options below:

21st Avenue South ramp

5th Street South lot

19th Avenue South ramp

The Gallery is accessible via Metro Transit buses and light rail lines. For your best route, visit Metro Transit Trip Planner.


Regis Center for Art is accessible to visitors who use mobility devices or prefer to avoid stairs. Service animals are welcome in the gallery. A fully accessible, gender neutral restroom is available on the 2nd floor of the Regis Center for Art (West). To access this restroom, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and proceed across the skyway towards Regis West. As you exit the skyway the restroom will be directly across from you. Fully accessible gendered restrooms are located directly to the left hand side when exiting the gallery on the first floor of Regis Center for Art (East).

February 21 - March 18, 2023

Sites of Exhaust

Featuring recent collaborative works between MALFLOR (neé Kieran Myles-Andrés Tverbakk) and Nancy Julia Hicks, these artists unite their individual practices encompassing sculpture, installation, and printmaking to investigate the parallels between the environment, built structures and trans bodies.

March 23 - April 22, 2023

Queer Ecology Hanky Project

Through the form of the handkerchief and the lens of queer ecology—an area of inquiry that unites the study of biology, environment, and sexuality within the framework of queer theory—artists explore divergent possibilities for gender and sexuality, models of resilience and resistance in a world that feels increasingly bleak.