Artist Selection Process

This highly competitive juried art show consists of over 360 artists from around the world, selected to display their work. After last year’s show, 44 artists were invited back to represent the 2009 Best of Show and Top 10 percent of each medium. A total of 932 artists applied for this year’s remaining spots. The artists will travel from 39 states and four countries (U.S., Canada, Argentina, and the United Kingdom).

The Uptown Art Fair follows an arduous jury process. It uses a state-of-the-art online application and jury system called Zapplication.™ Each artist submits five images of his or her work in a consistent, high-quality digital format.

Five highly qualified artists, instructors, and critics handpick the artists after previewing projections of the images on 8-foot screens. Three rounds of scoring determine the final selection and wait list for the show. The identities of the artists remain anonymous during the entire review process.

2010 Jurors Uptown Art Fair

Jeri Kaplan
Minneapolis, MN

Jamie Lang
Minneapolis, MN
Ceramicist and Curator

Colleen Mullins
Minneapolis, MN
Photographer, Educator, and Curator

Mike Welton
Minneapolis, MN

Ann Wood
St. Paul, MN
Mixed Media Artist