“The Only Home We’ve Known”
Annual Adult Regional Show
In the Gallery May 3 – June 24, 2023

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is pleased to announce the 2023 theme for its Annual Adult Regional Gallery Show: The Only Home We’ve Known.  This show will be in the Gallery from May 3 – June 24, 2023.

All adult regional artists are invited to submit up to two pieces for this annual gallery exhibit, a celebration of all the talented visual artists in our region. The cost is $15 per entry for current paid members or $25 per entry for non-members. There will be prizes awarded:

  • 1st place: $100, NYMRCC sweatshirt, 2 event tickets
  • 2nd place: $75, NYMRCC t-shirt, 2 events tickets
  • 3rd place: $50, NYMRCC artist-made mug, 1 event ticket

This blue dot spiraling in space provides some of the most amazing habitats, diversity of animals, plants, and people, with more beauty than could ever be imagined. Earth has all we need to support human existence. How do we view our home, protect it, enjoy it, see the future? How do the needs of the planet balance with the needs of humans and all inhabitants of planet Earth?

This show is open to all interpretations of our Earth, our home.

In this year’s Annual Adult Regional Artists show, we are asking artists to show us what this blue dot in space means to you. The diversity of the planet is amazing and the planet provides all that is needed for its inhabitants. What is special to you, what needs to change, what is the future? We look forward to your creative interpretations!

The question for the 2023 Great American Think-Off is: “Which is more important to protect: the environment or the economy?”  The reception on Friday, June 9, 2023, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. will be a combined celebration of both the Think-Off Finalists and the Regional Artists featured in this year’s Gallery Exhibit.

“Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we have ever known.”  — Carl Sagan

Click here for show prospectus >

All regional artists are welcome to submit 1 or 2 pieces of artwork; all mediums 2D and 3D will be accepted. Details follow:

  • Cost: $15 per entry for current paid members; $25 per entry for non-members
    • Click here to become a member online! Individual memberships begin at $30/year. We appreciate the support of our work, including this annual exhibit featuring your work as regional artists!
  • Eligible: all mediums and styles, 2D and 3D; must be completed in 2017-2023
  • Prefer work to be for sale, but not required (30% Cultural Center commission on all sales)
  • Must be gallery ready: framed, hooks & wire; no sawtooth hangers please
  • Attach labels to back–include retail price

Important dates to know:

  • Drop off work: April 26 – May 2, or call to make alternate arrangements.
  • Show opens: Wed, May 3, 2023
  • Show ends: Sat, June 24, 2023
  • Reception: Friday June 9, 2023, from 6-8 pm
    • Honoring Gallery Artists & Think-Off Finalists
    • Refreshments, cash bar, and live music!
  • Pick up art after June 24; please arrange a pick-up time with Cultural Center staff.

A full prospectus is available at the Cultural Center, click here, or email Gallery Curator Cheryl Bannes at cheryl@kulcher.org with questions.

Want to save some time and register/pay the entry fee before you drop off your artwork? Click below to pay online today:

Click to pay entry fee online >

The Gallery is always free to see and open to ALL. Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesdays 10am – 7pm
  • Thursdays 10am – 7pm
  • Fridays 10am – 5pm
  • Saturdays 10am – 3pm

The Cultural Center is closed Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays, but available for private tours, shopping, and facility rentals. Contact to schedule at info@kulcher.org or 218-385-3339.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through an operating support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.