About Us

Artists of Minnesota (AofM) is a statewide organization of artists representing all levels of experience and a variety of media.
Formed in 1959 and originally called Minnesota Rural Artists Association, the organization was an outgrowth of the Rural Art Shows held at the University of Minnesota’s annual Farm and Home Week.

AofM holds two events each year: The Spring Show and the Fall Meeting. These events are held in different locations throughout the state.

The Spring Show is a weekend event. It includes art demonstrations, workshops, and an award banquet. The show is judged (but not juried) and includes levels for beginner, intermediate and advanced participants with ribbon awards in each category.

The Fall Meeting, a one-day event, features a professional guest artist who provides a demonstration or presentation, and a critique of members’ work, a luncheon and a brief Business meeting.

The Palette News, Artists of Minnesota’s newsletter, keeps members connected throughout the year.

Annual Membership dues are $25/year
A printable Membership Application is located on our New or Renew Membership page. Please Click here!