The Northfield Arts Guild offers multiple opportunities for visual artists to share and sell their work.

Our Gift Shop features the work of over 100 Member Visual Artists from the Northfield Arts Guild.

Our Main Gallery features six juried or invitational, and three education-focused exhibits a year. The Arts Guild also presents Member Visual Artists’ work in six Satellite Exhibition Spaces throughout greater Northfield. These satellite gallery spaces are available to all Guild Members on a first-come, first-served basis. Our Visual Arts Manager will also invite members to show in these spaces, when members don’t apply.

Additionally, every year on the weekend after Labor Day, over 70 fine artists and craftspeople sell their work in our Riverfront Fine Arts Festival along the beautiful Cannon River. Please contact the Visual Arts Manager at for more information.  Artist Applications for 2020 will be available in March, 2020 –  Please note an application deadline of May 31, 2020.

For questions or more information regarding these opportunities, please email our Visual Arts Manager, Heather Lawrenz:

Upcoming Exhibition Opportunities

Call for Member Artists: 2020 Annual Members Exhibition

One of the benefits of membership at the Northfield Arts Guild is the opportunity for visual artist members to exhibit their original artwork in the Annual Members Exhibition (with no additional exhibition fee). The next Members Exhibition takes place January 8-February 8, 2020.  We invite adult members to submit ONE unique piece of their own work created within the last 2 years to be included in this show.

Important Show Dates and Information

Nov 15, 2019: Artwork images due. Anyone wanting to participate in the show needs to email photos of the work they are exhibiting in the show to
Dec 9, 2019: Digital Inventory Due. Email the digital inventory of artwork you are submitting. Please include: Title, Medium, Year Created and Price.
Jan 6, 2020: Artwork drop off between 2 – 5 pm.
Jan 8, 2020:  Exhibition Opens at noon.
Jan 10, 2020: Artist Reception from 7 pm to 9 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Feb 10, 2020: Artwork pick up between 3 – 6 pm.

Call for Member Artists: History / Place
January 15-April 25, 2020

Exhibition Description This group exhibition will be presented in the lobby of the Guild Theater, in conjunction with our two spring plays, and will feature works by up to 3 member artists whose artworks reference history and/or place.  Themes explored may be how history is tied to a location, structure, people or events.  History referenced in works can be recent or distant.

Artworks might examine how a narrative of past events is formed, and how these acts, ideas or notable happenings, have shaped the course of the future. This subject is open to various interpretations, and we encourage submissions that explore the full range of this topic.

Eligibility & Submission Requirements Open to all emerging and established Guild Member artists ages 18 and up, working in any media.  Email a brief artwork/theme description (3-4 sentences) and 3 JPEG images representative of the work to be exhibited by December 15, 2019 to Notifications, including artist exhibition packet for accepted works, will be emailed by December 20, 2019. Artists agree to deliver and pickup their artwork in person on the dates outlined in the packet.

Guild’s 60 Carat Theater Season Both spring plays in our current theater season are
framed by history and place.

Lend Me a Tenor is set in 1934 in a hotel suite in Cleveland,Ohio, with the grandeur of a large opera house and a fabulous opera performance looming over all of the characters’ heads. Identities are mistaken, doors are slammed, and the entire hotel suite is filled with hijinks.

Grey Gardens is set across time, with the first act taking place in 1941 at the height of the Bouviers’ aristocratic peak. Act 2 is 32 years later in 1973 after time and neglect have worn away at the once-lush estate, now covered in cats and memories. The house itself features so heavily that it feels like a part of the cast. Both plays are “period” pieces, but also feel contemporary and familiar to a modern audience, like looking through sepia glasses at warm memories.

Please contact the Visual Arts Manager by emailing with any questions related to our exhibition opportunities.