You must live in Southeast Minnesota to show at SEMVA Art Gallery. (Olmsted, Dodge, Steele, Wabasha, Goodhue, Houston, Blue Earth, Faribault, Fillmore, Freeborn, LeSueur, Mower, Rice, Waseca and Winona counties.)
You will be sent an email with your jury date. Please bring one or two of your pieces labelled with your name to SEMVA Art Gallery within 24 hours before the jury and pick them up withing 48 hours after jury. If the piece(s) you bring are something that hangs on a wall, it should be properly framed or wired for hanging.
We will let you know within one week after the jury date if you are jury approved. If so, you are eligible to be put on the waiting list for display space at the SEMVA Art Gallery retail store and DoubleTree display space. Please note the jury process does not guarantee a place in any SEMVA display space, only that you can be put on the waiting list for an upcoming opening. You must join SEMVA as a paid member or already be a paid member to take a place on the waiting list.
Membership is a separate process. Membership in SEMVA is open to all artists and others interested in the visual arts. Membership is $24 a year. Membership entitles you to receive mailings, attend board meetings, vote, and if juried and you live within Southeast Minnesota, participate in sales though the retail store, galleries, or popups. To join, send a $24 check to SEMVA PO Box 142, Rochester MN 55903. You do not have to be a member of SEMVA to jury, but after jury, you must become a member to be on the waiting list for the Gallery.
When a space opens up at the Gallery or DoubleTree you will be contacted by the Gallery Manager and offered a space, which if you accept, you will be expected to sign a contract for a minimum of six months.