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63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial

Open call January 1 - March 31, 2021

Open to artists residing in:  Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan and Ontario, Canada

Fee (USD): $20.00

Apply on Submittable with artist statement, biography, resume, and up to 10 images of work.


The Duluth Art Institute announces the open call for submissions for the 63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial. As one of the longest running biennials in the country, this exhibition features a wide range of artwork produced within the last five years from artists residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The exhibit is open to all 2D & 3D work.


The Duluth Art Institute is proud to announce the 63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial juror, Kayla Aubid. Sharing her passion for the arts, Aubid is the Community Learning Catalyst at Arts Midwest where she collaborates with tribal, Black, Indigenous, rural, and other organizations led by and serving communities of color to coordinate resources and build relationships.

Aubid holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in American Indian Studies from St. Cloud State University and serves on the Grand Rapids Arts and Culture Commission, facilitating vital arts programming in her community. As former Vice Chair of the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council and MacRostie Gallery Director, Aubid brings experience and enthusiasm to the 63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial. 

Accepted applicants will be contacted via email in May with details regarding artwork delivery and may be asked to supply additional support materials. Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of work to and from the Duluth Art Institute. Work is due to the DAI offices by September 13, 2021.

If you have additional questions, contact Amy Varsek, DAI Exhibitions Director at avarsek@duluthartinstitute.org.

Exhibiting at the DAI

Interested in exhibiting at the Duluth Art Institute? 

The DAI’s 2021 and 2022 exhibition schedules are complete but read below for more details on opportunities.

  • Become a member of the DAI and participate in the DAI Annual Member Show
  • Watch the DAI website and social media for open call announcements
  • Email a one page Artist Info Sheet to avarsek@duluthartinstitute.org (submit as: artistname_medium_year.pdf)
  • Create a free account on Submittable.com to be ready for DAI open calls 

Become a member and submit a piece of work for the Duluth Art Institute Annual Member Show. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the dates of the DAI Annual Member Show are shifting…watch for updates and become a member today.

Open call announcements are made on the DAI website and social media platforms, expect a call for 2023/2024 exhibitions as early as summer or fall 2021. Exhibitions are selected by a panel of local and regional artists and art professionals. Panel jurors are announced in conjunction with open calls.

The DAI calls for art include an application on Submittable. Create a free account on their platform to discover other opportunities regionally, nationally, and worldwide at submittalbe.com.

Artist Info Sheets can be emailed to the DAI Exhibitions Director, avarsek@duluthartisntitute.org. These one page pdf's should include images of your current work, your contact information, and an artist statement. You may also include education, work history, fellowships and grant awards or other interesting facts about you or your work. Artist Info Sheets will be kept on file for future reference and are not considered official applications for an exhibition. Prior to sending, please save artist info sheets as: artistname_medium_year.pdf 

Thank you for your interest and good luck,



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