MAEP Artist Panel

The MAEP Artist Panel serves as a bridge between Minnesota’s artistic communities and the museum. Seven artists who live and work in Minnesota are elected to serve on the panel for one year. Two positions are reserved for artists outside the seven-county Metro region. Panelists are paid to review open-call applications and promote the program. Panelists promote the program and review applications, selecting one application per open call to receive a stipend and an exhibition at Mia. Nominations must follow the guidelines below in order to be considered.

2023-2024 MAEP Artist Panel

  • Kjellgren Alkire*
  • Krista Anderson-Larson
  • Tia Keobounpheng (MAEP Artist 2023)
  • Su Legatt*
  • Joshua McGarvey (MAEP Artist 2022)
  • Nance Musinguzi
  • Jennifer Nevitt (MAEP Artist 2017)

2022-2023 MAEP Artist Panel

  • Aaron Dysart
  • Su Legatt*
  • Joshua D. McGarvey(MAEP Artist 2022)
  • Chris Rackley*
  • Megan Moore Smith
  • Alonzo Pantoja
  • Peng Wu

*indicates Panelist from Greater Minnesota


Panelist Nominations

Nominations are open Monday by 10 am and close at 11:59 pm on Sunday the first full week of May. Artists must nominate themselves via the online form. Nominations submitted via mail, email, or in person will not be accepted.

The Nomination Form requires your full name, contact information, website or social media handles, and a brief statement (50 words or less). The statement should briefly address why you would like to serve on the panel. Please note that your contact information will not be posted on ballots, but used to contact elected panelists.

Nominations must follow the guidelines below to be considered. To be eligible for the MAEP Artist Panel, nominees must currently live and work in Minnesota and be over the age of 18. Nominees should be able to review 2 of the 3 open calls (June, October, and February). Mia’s permanent staff and degree-seeking students are not eligible.


Elections are held virtually to permit artists who live and work across Minnesota to participate. Ballots will be available Monday by 10 am and close Sunday at 11:59 pm the third full week of May. Elections are only open to artists who live and work in Minnesota.

Ballots include a list of all nominees. Artists are asked to select five artists from the state and two from Greater Minnesota. Two positions are held annually for artists residing outside the Twin Cities metro area.

MAEP Artist Panel Requirements

All artists who currently live and work in Minnesota are eligible for the MAEP Artist Panel, with the exception of degree-seeking students and permanent Mia staff.

The MAEP Artist Panel is compensated for their time and labor.

The MAEP Artist Panel is committed to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. To learn more about Mia’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Policy, click here.

Two positions on the MAEP Artist Panel are reserved for artists residing outside of the seven-county Twin Cities metro region (Hennepin, Ramsey, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Washington, and Wright). The panel is not limited to two artists residing in Greater Minnesota. Should one or no artists from Greater Minnesota run for the MAEP Panel, then the panel may be formed from Metro-residing artists.

Reviews are done via the Submittable platform. Panelists must have access to a computer with Safari or Google Chrome browsers and have internet access to review proposals.

Panelists commit to reviewing three open calls over a two-week period during the months of July, November, and March. After reviewing, panelists hold a virtual meeting (Zoom or Google Meet) to select one application.

If a panelist is unable to attend a meeting, they must inform the MAEP Coordinator prior to the meeting.

Email your questions to Nicole Soukup, MAEP Coordinator,