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Call for Entries!

Authored on
March 2, 2018

The deadline for artists to enter the IMAGE Art Show 2018 is April 2.

IMAGE Art Show 2018 Call for Entries

The  IMAGE Art Show 2018 will be held at the East Central Regional Arts Council at its office and gallery located in downtown Braham, MN. The Call for Entry form for artists is available online now and is due by the deadline date of April 2, 2018.

This year’s IMAGE Art Show will be held April 21st through April 27th, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 21st from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A welcoming ceremony and the judges’ presentations are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. that same evening.  The show is open to the public.

This is the 31st year of IMAGE, an annual judged art show for visual artists residing in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and Pine Counties (Region 7E). Sponsored by the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC), IMAGE is a celebration of artists living in Region 7E. Visual artists from any of these five counties are encouraged to enter the show. There is no fee to enter or attend IMAGE. Last year 177 regional artists entered the show.

IMAGE awards include: 2 Judge’s Choice Awards ($500 each); up to 10 Excellence Awards ($200 each); and up to 10 Merit Awards ($150 each). In addition, artwork entered will be eligible for People’s Choice ($300) and Purchase Awards. ECRAC will purchase one or more entered artwork(s) which will then become part of the Council’s permanent collection. These awards (with the exception of People’s Choice) will be presented at the opening reception during the first day of the show. The People’s Choice Award will be distributed after the show ends and all voting by attendees is complete.

To access the 2018 IMAGE Art Show entry form go to:

Please note that these online entry forms are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 2nd, 2018, and that artists may only enter one work of art.

For assistance or more information, you may call 320-396-2337 extension 1, or email to:

About the East Central Regional Arts Council

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is a non-profit 501c3 organization that has been designated by the Minnesota State Arts Board as the regional arts council for Region 7E in East Central Minnesota. The mission of the East Central Regional Arts Council is to support the arts and bring the life enhancing values they afford to Region 7E residents.  ECRAC accomplishes this mission through programs and special initiatives for artists and arts organizations.  You can find out more about the East Central Regional Arts Council at The office and gallery is located at 112 Main Avenue South, in downtown Braham, MN.

This activity is made possible with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.