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Call for Art Submissions

The Basilica of Saint Mary invites visual artists to submit images of art that reflects the interior or exterior of the historic Basilica of Saint Mary by July 1, 2017. The original art may be any medium including sculpture, painting, drawing, textile, photograph, etc.

A distinguished panel of judges from the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Vatican Museums, local artists, and The Basilica of Saint Mary will review the art submissions. Selected pieces will be curated for exhibit in The Basilica’s Pope John XXIII Gallery in addition to being featured in the Basilica’s publications including the annual calendar and award-winning BASILICA Magazine. 

“The Basilica wants to reach out to the talented artist community to recognize artists for original work that speaks to the beauty of The Basilica,” said Johan van Parys, director of liturgy and sacred arts at The Basilica. “Our mission calls us to be a center for the arts in our community and we want to embrace and engage artists.”

Please submit high resolution images (300dpi) of each art piece with an artist statement and contact information to Kathy. For files larger than 12MB please email a file sharing link. Upon selection artist will be contacted to view the original artwork.