Other Public Programs

Emerging Artist Exhibition Program Open Call

About the Program
The Regis Center for Art (RCA) Emerging Artist Exhibition Program is a new 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.


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

Fall 2017 Application
Exhibition dates: October 10 - November 4, 2017

Submit the following materials to mzefeldt@umn.edu with subject "RCA Emerging Artist Exhibition Program" by May 1, 2017:

  • 6 - 10 .jpegs of recent work, and/or a 5 minute video
  • CV (one page maximum)
  • Project proposal (half page maximum) (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
  • 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

Iron Gothic

48th Annual Iron Pour: Iron Gothic

Friday, April 21, 2017
2:00 - 5:00 PM
University of Minnesota Foundry and Sculpture Courtyard 

A pyrotechnic display of sculpture process in action, students from the University of Minnesota and regional colleges will be melting iron, pouring molds and showing cast sculpture. Visiting artist Joe Bigley, Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Spelman College, will be participating in the pour along with regional artists and iron casters. 

The iron pour is free and open to the public. Relief molds will be available for carving on the day of the pour on a first come/ first used basis.

For further information please contact Tamsie Ringler, Term Assistant Professor of Sculpture: ringl027@umn.edu

Photo credit: Iron Gothic, Matthew Weber, 2017​
In image: L- Caithryn Garcia, R- Prerna, Untitled (Vertical Lines) by Rico Gatson, Franconia Sculpture Park, 2016

Full list of programs and events taking place at Regis here