Call for Entries! Museum Seeks Community Collections from North of Normal

Are you driven by a passion to find just the right item to add to your collection? Then Plains Art Museum wants to hear from you! Community members are invited to share the wonderful, weird, or wacky treasures that define their personal tastes as collectors in a new show: Community Collections from North of Normal, which will be on view from Oct. 23, 2015 to Feb. 6, 2016. 

About the Exhibition
“Inspired by our upcoming 40th anniversary and role as a collecting institution, Plains Art Museum will showcase unusual and interesting collections from the area,” said Curator Becky Dunham. “This celebration of the art of collecting will focus on non-art items such as tools, household goods, sporting equipment, jewelry, toys, music, books, nature (insects, rocks) and so on—basically anything individuals find collectible, from everyday things to the outright eccentric.” The title of the exhibition is inspired by the new brand slogan ‘North of Normal,’ unveiled earlier this year by the Fargo Moorhead Convention and  Visitors Bureau.

Submission Guidelines – Entries due July 31, 2015
To submit a collection for consideration, please send a completed Community Collections Submission Form and up to three digital images according to the instructions at Submissions are due July 31, 2015, and notification of acceptance will be sent by Sept. 14. Collectors must be able to deliver their collections to the Museum between Oct. 12 and 16. For more information, visit