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Calls for Artists and Writers

"Fabrications Eleven": December Juried Textile and Jewelry Exhibit

General inquiries about exhibiting at Crossings

Exhibit Calendar
Please scroll down for our current and future exhibit schedule


August 18 - October 4, 2014

Photography paired with Poetry

: Call for Artists :

Artist Reception, Slideshow and Poetry Reading:

Saturday, October 4
6:30 at Crossings
7:30 - Presentations next door at State Theatre



Also featuring
Ann Madland, Jewelry.
Collection of refined style; classically informed,
cutting edge work embodying urban style and sculptural aesthetics.


October 6 - November 23, 2014

Stewart Solomon Paintings

Artists' reception: Friday November 21,

6:30 - 8:30




November 21 - 23, 2014

Holiday Art Fair and Open House

: Our 20th Year :

Exhibit Hours



November 24 - December 31, 2014

Fabrications Eleven

: Call for artists :


Crossings is organizing an August-October 2014 exhibit
Poetography VI

  • Photographers: Friday, June 13, 5pm, 2014. Art delivery: Saturday, August 16, 4pm
  • Poets: Friday, August 1, 5pm

Is your picture is worth thoughtful words? Can a photograph awaken your poetry muse? Crossings is looking for photographs that evoke poetry, and poets to write the poems, for its sixth Poetography exhibit August 18 to October 4, 2014. This juried exhibition will feature original photographs paired with poems they inspire.

Guidelines for Photographers
Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to submit photos – those that speak volumes about life, love, loss, or little moments that encapsulate the human experience. The stories the photos tell, the questions they raise or the wonder they express are more important than technical perfection. We encourage playful, quirky, layered and hands-on images. Whether during your normal day you snapped a quick picture that unintentionally became strange and compelling, or as a professional photographer you selected your subject and manipulated the photo to become something more, we want to see your work.

Photographs may be color or black and white. Both film and digital photographs are acceptable. Some manipulation of the image is acceptable but images must remain in the genre photography. All works must be the original works of the photographer and must be for sale.

  • The entry process consists of two steps:
    1) Complete a hard copy entry form, including a check or money order for $15 (jury fee per person, not per photograph).
    Download the entry form here!
    Entry forms should be mailed to or dropped off at Crossings, 320 East Avenue, Zumbrota, MN, 55992. Deadline for submissions is June 13, 2014 at 5 p.m.
    2) Please submit no more than three (3) photographs as high-resolution, digital files via email to: publicity@crossingsatcarnegie.com.
  • Include the photo titles and final (framed) print sizes on your entry form (Please note if width exceeds 33”).
  • Photographs will be juried. Those selected will be posted on Crossings’ web page to be viewed by the poets, and published in a full-color chapbook.
  • Selected photographs must be framed and ready to hang or display and delivered to Crossings by Saturday, August 16 at 4 p.m.
  • Selected photographs must be for sale with a 35% commission fee.

Guidelines for Poets

  • Each poem must be typed, on an 8½-inch by 11-inch sheet of paper. Each poem is to be limited to no more than two pages of 12 point Times New Roman, single-spaced. (You may use other fonts/layouts but they cannot be longer than they would be if typed in this manner.)

  • Each poem must correspond to a specific photograph in this collaboration. Please indicate the photograph number on the same page as the poem. Do not list your name on the front of your poetry submission; please place it on the back of the poem.
  • Complete an entry form and include a $5 jury fee per person (not per poem).
    Download the entry form here!
  • Submit up to five poems.
  • Deadline for poetry entries is Friday, August 1 at 5 p.m.
  • Mail or drop off entries at Crossings, 320 East Ave, Zumbrota, MN 55992. Call Crossings with questions at 507-732-7616, or email us at publicity@crossingsatcarnegie.com.
  • Poems will be juried, and those whose poems are chosen for the exhibition will be notified of acceptance by Sunday, August 10. Digital copies of selected poems (sent by email) must arrive by Tuesday, August 12 at 5 p.m.

Poet/Photographer Reception
The selected photographs and poems will be displayed side-by-side for the sixth annual Poetography exhibit. All chosen photographers and poets are encouraged to attend the artist/poet reception and reading at Crossings on Saturday, October 4 at 6:30 p.m. At this special event, photographers, poets and admirers mingle and view the exhibit at Crossings. Then, we’ll move next door to the State Theatre for a slideshow of the photographs and poetry reading. It is not only an opportunity for the poets and photographers to meet each other, but a special evening of camaraderie for all those who love the arts.


Crossings is organizing a Jewelry and Textile exhibit for December 2014
Deadline: Saturday, November 8, 2014

Textile, fiber and jewelry artists are invited to submit work for the annual juried December exhibit "Fabrications" at Crossings. Consider this an opportunity to explore your medium, stretch it to new lengths, twist and turn it into new forms, spin in new technologies or ancient methods, string on a bit of fantasy and let viewers feel what you’ve felt! Entries can include artwork such as contemporary gallery pieces, wall hangings, 3-dimensional fiber sculpture, wearable art of all types, handcrafted jewelry, and holiday ornaments. Jurors will focus particularly on innovative designs and craftsmanship.

This exhibit is open to all fiber and jewelry artists interested in displaying and selling their work. Fiber arts may include batik, surface design, felting, quilting, rug hooking, spinning, weaving, knitting, fiber sculpture, handcrafted paper and note cards, and needlework. Jewelry arts may include fiber, beading, stone, metal, paper and multimedia.


  • All entries must be original. No imports, commercial or manufactured items, or items created from kits or copied from published patterns will be accepted.
  • Submit 3-5 original pieces MAXIMUM, with an entry form Download the form here! and $15 entry fee per person (not per piece) by Saturday, November 8, 2014 to: Crossings, 320 East Avenue, Zumbrota, MN 55992.
  • All entries must be delivered in a box or container clearly labeled with the artist’s name, contact information and itemization of contents. Crossings can not be responsible for unlabeled, untagged or entries not in a sturdy, protective container.
  • All submissions will be juried. Those invited to be part of the exhibition may be asked to bring additional pieces for the show, which will be displayed in the gallery December 1-31, 2013. Additional pieces must arrive at Crossings between Sunday, November 23, 3pm and Tuesday, November 25, 5pm. (Please do not bring additional pieces unless specifically requested.)
  • Each item must be individually tagged with your name, title, and selling price, including a 35% Crossings commission. All artwork must be display-ready with appropriate display materials (black background) or hanging devices. Crossings reserves the right to reject any entries not legibly tagged.
  • INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES: Due to shipping costs, different currencies and customs fees, Crossings is unable to accept entries from outside the United States.
  • INSURANCE: All artwork will be insured while at Crossings for the duration of the show. The artist is responsible for insuring the artwork in transit.
  • SALES: All work must be for sale. Crossings retains a 35% commission.
  • SHIPPING: Artists are responsible for all shipping fees. Crossings will return unsold work when self-addressed, postage-paid packaging materials are provided. Otherwise, a $20 handling fee will be charged in addition to postage.
    A public artist reception will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2 - 4 pm. Everyone is invited!


Interested in exhibiting at Crossings?

Are you an artist seeking a venue for selling your works? We may be the right place for you. Whether you are an emerging artist or a long-established professional, we welcome your inquiry. You may email us with at least five images of your work, along with an artist bio or statement, and a website address if you have one. Or you may contact us to set up another means to submit pieces for our jury to consider.

Crossings always welcomes new art and artists to our space. We most frequently showcase the talents of regional artists, but we have exhibited works by artists from around the Country and even overseas.

We display and sell paintings, pastels, prints, glasswork, beadwork, felted and fabric pieces, fiber art, ceramics, metalwork, woodcraft, sculptures and more. Our gallery and gift shop are an eclectic mix of whimsical meets magical, poignant meets sassy.

There are several points of entry into our gallery space. Crossings sponsors several themed group exhibits during the year, with entry fees ranging from $5 to $15. Every Spring and Fall, art fairs take place with entry fees averaging $35. During the balance of the year, two artists share gallery space in a month-long exhibit.

The entry fee to show in an exhibit is $200, which helps cover the cost of promotional efforts. For the exhibit, 2,500 postcards are printed and distributed; artists receive a portion for personal promotion. The artist must agree to be present for a reception on an agreed-upon date. A typical show remains on display for thirty days.

Artists can expect to receive extensive exposure during their exhibit. Hundreds of people from all walks of life visit Crossings every week as they shop during the day or attend a class, concert, or other public event. Our mailing lists exceed 4,500 individuals, households, and regional businesses. Extensive efforts to publicize the artist result in media coverage of all types.

Artwork for sale should be appropriately prepared for display – for example, paintings should be framed and ready to hang, prints should be shrink-wrapped with foam core – and priced to include our standard commission.

We prefer work be delivered by the artist, rather than shipped, when possible. Return shipping costs must be assumed by the artist. All artists who have exhibited at Crossings are invited to maintain a rotating selection of their work at the conclusion of their exhibit. As seasons, exhibits and space demands change, we may need to rotate or return your unsold items. Your work is insured during the time it is on display at Crossings.

All works must be original. No imports, commercial or manufactured items, or items created from kits or copied from published patterns will be accepted.

For more information, please contact Marie Marvin at (507)732-7616 or send an e-mail to info@crossingsatcarnegie.com.


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