Now open for entries!!

The Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition jury process is complete and people are rejoicing that they received entry into the fair, or rejoicing that they can enter the Rejected! Exhibition!  If you were one of the lucky participants that was rejected, enter below!

Click Here to Enter!

This year is even better because not only are we partnering with the AZ Gallery, and Black Dog Cafe – both in Lowertown St. Paul, we are also opening the exhibition to all the competition classes (1 – 8).

If you, or your friends are considering submitting for the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition, in any of the classes, please do it!  Your rejection email is your ticket to entry for the 2021 Rejected! Exhibition.

See the timeline below for details.


2021 Schedule

  • August 7th (11:59 pm) – Entry Deadline
  • August 29th & 30th – Art Drop-off
  • September 3rd  – Exhibition Opens to the Public
  • September 17th – Exhibition Public Reception
  • September 26th – Exhibition Closes
  • September 26th & 27th – Art Pickup

The AZ Gallery will be accepting work from noon to 4 pm on both days.

Art can be picked up starting at 4 pm Sunday and during business hours Monday.

The AZ Gallery’s current hours are:

  • Friday 5pm-8pm
  • Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Sunday 10am-4pm

2019 Gallery


Because final images need to be professionally printed and framed, we reached out to our previous contest sponsors, and they’ve responded with discounts, and an understanding of the timeliness of the show.


Printing Framing
Paint Addict Studios Dow Art Gallery and Picture Framing
Justin Strom

Khanh Tran

10% Discount Code: Rejected (612) 607-9203, or visit directly


Burning Brothers is Back!

We are extremely proud to continue our relationship with  Burning Brothers Brewing! Burning Brothers Brewing will be providing some of their locally made craft beer for the Rejected! Exhibition! Burning Brothers Brewing, in Saint Paul, is one of the regions only gluten-free breweries. They offer a full range of brews ranging from their signature “Pyro” …