Other Public Programs

Emerging Artist Exhibition Program

About the Program

The Regis Center for Art (RCA) Emerging Artist Exhibition Program is an opportunity for emerging artists in Minnesota to participate in solo or group exhibitions at the Quarter Gallery in the Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota. 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 University of Minnesota 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 at 405 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455. The space is 2,000 square feet and presents exhibitions of students, faculty, and staff, as well as local, regional, and international artists. The gallery is open Tuesday- Saturday (11:00am -7:00pm) and is closed weekends, national holidays, and during winter, spring and summer breaks. Exhibitions and related events are free and open to the public.

Spring 2020 application


  • Artists may not be current degree seeking students
  • Artists may apply as an individual, a collaborative team, or a group

For consideration, please submit the following materials to mzefeldt@umn.edu with subject “RCA Emerging Artist Exhibition Program” by Monday January 13, 2020

  1. Six to Ten JPGs of recent work, and/or a 5 minute video
  2. One page maximum CV
  3. One page maximum artist statement
  4. Half page maximum project proposal (optional)

Other Information:

  • Artists are responsible for shipping/delivery of installation-ready artwork
  • The Quarter Gallery does not have gallery attendants or a security system 
  • The University of Minnesota is not liable for damage, theft or loss of artworks in the Quarter Gallery
  • There may be restrictions based on fire code, staffing, and University regulations

For Questions about the application process or the series, please email mzefeldt@umn.edu


Diversity of Backgrounds and Experiences Artists in Residence

Program Description

The Diverse Artists’ Residency Program offers studio space to artists within a vibrant university art research environment that is committed to cultural transformation. This one-year residency presents an opportunity for artists to focus on their creative work and interact with the Department of Art community. The goal of this program is to create an open space for artists of diverse backgrounds to access the department’s facilities, exchange thoughts and ideas, share their perspectives, and to expand the inclusiveness of this community. It is envisioned as an expansive space that connects artists and their communities with the Department of Art. The program provides a unique opportunity for artists to challenge themselves and build relationships through dialogue and collaboration with other artists, while engaging with and informing the culture and educational life of the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota.

Benefits of the residency include 24-hour access to a studio space in the Regis Center for Art on the University of Minnesota’s campus, a $6,700.00 stipend, and an exhibition in the Regis Center for Art’s Quarter Gallery. Applicants are required to give two public artist lectures, one during each semester of one academic year.

For more information, please email Lamar Peterson: petersoj@umn.edu.