MAEP Annual Meeting

All Minnesota artists are invited to attend the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program (MAEP) Annual Meeting. This gathering is an opportunity to hear about MAEP activities over the past year, elect new members to the artist panel, and to network other artists who live and work in the state.

Panelist Nominations

The seven member artist panel are elected to two-year terms and meet quarterly to review proposals and select exhibitions. Each year, either 3 or 4 panelists rotate off the panel to allow room for a diversity of critical voices and include a variety of professional expertise. For more information about MAEP go to artsmia.org/maep.

Two positions on the Artist Panel are reserved for artists residing outside of the seven-county Twin Cities metro region (Hennipen, Ramsey, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Washington, and Wright). Mileage is reimbursed for the two Panelists traveling from Greater Minnesota.

MAEP accepts nominations and self-nominations in advance of the annual meeting. After the closing date all nominations will be collected and the nominees’ letters of support posted on the event page and via social media. All nominations submitted after the deadline will be considered nominations from the floor.

All nominees must be present at the meeting to officially accept their nominations. Each candidate will be introduced and given an opportunity to make a brief 2-minute speech. Voting and ballot counting take place during the meeting and the election will be decided by a majority vote of the attendees.

Requirements for Nomination & Self-nomination

All artists who currently live and work in Minnesota are eligible for nomination (except degree-seeking students and Mia staff). All nominees must be present at the Annual Meeting. Nominees are asked to give a brief two-minute presentation to the attendees stating why they would like to serve on the Panel.

To nominate someone:

  • Send the candidate’s name, contact information, and a letter of support (see below) to the MAEP Coordinator via e-mail.
  • Each nomination will be accompanied by a letter of support, no longer than 500 words.
  • All materials must be submitted via e-mail, Nicole Soukup, MAEP Coordinator, nsoukup@artsmia.org.
  • Mailed nominations will not be accepted.
  • Nominations from the floor at the MAEP Annual Meeting are accepted.

To self-nominate:

  • Send your name, contact information, and brief statement (see below) to the MAEP Coordinator via e-mail.
  • You do not need an additional letter of support to run for the Panel.
  • All materials must be submitted via e-mail, Nicole Soukup, MAEP Coordinator, nsoukup@artsmia.org.
  • Mailed nominations will not be accepted

Nominations and self-nominations from the floor at the MAEP Annual Meeting are welcomed.

When composing your letter or statement, consider the following questions:

Why are you nominating this person, or yourself, for the panel? Does the candidate have experience as a panelist or a juror? Describe his or her knowledge of the Minnesota arts community and contemporary art. Does he or she have any professional affiliations that would be perceived as a conflict of interest?

Letters or statements should be 500 words or less in length.

Email your nomination or question to Nicole Soukup, MAEP Coordinator, nsoukup@artsmia.org