Below are current Watermark exhibits that are seeking submissions for art, as well as information from other organizations we are partnering with.


Nibikaang – From the Water | Watermark Art Center

DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: April 25!

Water is important to all of us and we are proud that both Native and non-Native organizations of this region have taken a lead in matters concerning our waters. The premise of this exhibit is to have artists living within the Mississippi Watershed, Great Lakes or Red River of the North submit work about their relationship to water: interactions, observations, history, concerns, etc. Learn more about how you can submit to this exhibit here.

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Indigenous Public Art Commission | Walker Art Center

DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: May 13!

Are you a knowledge keeper, a contemporary artist, or a traditional artist interested in making public art? The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with an Indigenous Public Art Selection Committee, invites artists’ proposals for a new public artwork for placement in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus. Individual or collaborative original work may be sculptural; incorporate other disciplines, such as audiovisual or installation art; or include traditionally sourced materials.

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with an Indigenous Public Art Selection Committee, invites artists’ proposals for a new public artwork for placement in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden or a location on the Walker campus. The committee-a group of Native curators, knowledge keepers, artists, and arts professionals, including individuals of Dakota descent and enrollment-will participate with the Walker in the review and selection of the proposals. When a final proposal is selected, the Walker will work with and support the selected artist or artist collective in the production of the project, from technical development to engagement, per the terms of a written commission agreement. The goal is to install the completed work in the fall of 2020.

Learn more: https://walkerart.org/call-to-artists-indigenous-public-art-commission