Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Job Opeing: Indianapolis Art Center to hire an Outreach Technician

Arts Outreach Technician (30-40 hours a week): 

The Indianapolis Art Center is looking for a unique individual who can assist the outreach department with programs in the community. Primary job responsibilities include; creating themed lesson plans using Discipline Based Art Education method, teaching these lesson plans to youth in workshops across the city, preparing and maintaining art materials for use in outreach programs, hanging outreach exhibitions at the Art Center and throughout the city, and assisting the outreach team with overall event planning and implementation. Candidate must possess artistic background (working artist, art educator and/or possess Fine Arts Degree) and experience teaching art to underserved youth. Must be able to climb ladders and lift 50lbs.
Send a resume and cover letter by January 8 to: Laura Alvarado, Director of Outreach, 820 E. 67th St., Indianapolis, IN 46220 or by email: lalvarado@indplsartcenter.org. No phone calls please.

Indianapolis Art Center to extend exhibition proposal deadline for 2011-12 season

Gallery / ARTSPARK Exhibitions

The Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions Department is extending the deadline for accepting digital proposals for the 2011—12 exhibition season and for outdoor work for ARTSPARK.

Proposals will be accepted until February 28, 2010. Any artist may submit a proposal to be considered for a solo or group exhibition by sending a complete artist's packet to Exhibits Department, 820 E. 67th St. Indianapolis, IN 46220

Please send a CD and include:
  • an artist statement
  • a resume or biography
  • 12-15 images of individual works (details may be included)
  • A list with title, media, size, and year completed for each image
  • support documents such as reviews of prior exhibitions
  • a detailed diagram of the proposed layout if it is an installation
  • videotapes of performance work may also be included as part of the packet.

In addition, please answer the two following questions:
  1. The Indianapolis Art Center’s outreach department provides programming to    underserved audiences through a variety of programs, educating and engaging the community in all aspects of the creative process. Would you volunteer any time to lead a workshop, provide a tour of your work to youth at the Art Center, or speak to youth at a community center about your career and artwork?        
  2. The Indianapolis Art Center has an extensive education program. Would you be interested in lecturing, leading a tour, or offering a workshop to coincide with your exhibition?
Priority will be given to artists living or working within 250 miles of Indianapolis, however, all proposals will be given equal consideration. All proposals collected during the year will be reviewed during March 2010 for the 2011-12 season, and you will be notified about your status before the end of June 2010. Your work may be paired with that of other artists in a group exhibition. Proposal materials will not be returned unless the artist provides a SASE.

All works are insured while on site, and a small stipend may be available in curated exhibitions. For further information about the gallery sizes and contract terms, please contact Patrick Flaherty, Exhibitions, at PFlaherty@IndplsArtCenter.org or 317.255.2464, ext. 238.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Job Opening: Conner Prairie seeks Web Communications Specialist

Conner Prairie Web Communications Specialist

To develop, implement and optimize the effectiveness of e-marketing efforts and interactive content on connerprairie.org. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in creating and executing content strategies and posses demonstrated understanding of user experience design and web content best practices. The candidate must have proven ability to develop tracking reports with analysis of data and apply those findings towards continual improvement. The candidate must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with marketing communications team and internal clients to develop strategic and synergistic plans.

Principal Responsibilities:
  • Develop, oversee and implement a strategic website plan that includes: defined benchmark goals; measured and analyzed results and applied results tactics.
  • Develop and update website content based on consumer insights, institution requirements and best practices.
  • Proactively review website to ensure content is current.
  • Write copy for the website.
  • Select and optimize images for the website and other needs.
  • Define and enable reporting requirements that measures content effectiveness and user behavior.
  • Stay on top of emerging trends and be proactive in developing SEO solutions based on result driven data and best practices.
  • Ability to implement and track survey and sign-up forms.
  • Possess an understanding of HTML and website back-end; and ability to troubleshoot and fix minor problems.
  • Manage vendor relationships with host site and website vendor.
  • Train colleagues to use specific sections of the site for accessing and downloading applicable information.
  • Develop, oversee and implement a strategic e-marketing plan that includes: defined benchmark goals; measured and analyzed results and applied results tactics.
  • Stay current with latest technological advances; research and anticipate to keep Conner Prairie on the cutting edge.
  • Develop e-communications and handle technical aspects including but not limited to e-newsletters, postcards and promotions.
  • Maintain and update e-mail newsletter database
  • Coordinate special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Manage e-marketing vendor relationship.
  • Provide technical support needs and tracking analysis for Flickr, YouTube, blogs and potentially other social media needs
  • Handle website operations including security certificates, web hosting, troubleshooting, passwords, etc.
  • Frequent coordination and communication with IT department.
  • Provide staff support during festival and special events.
  • Ability to film and edit short video for social media needs a plus.
Skills and Traits
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Marketing, Graphic Design, Communications or related field.
  • Knowledge and understanding of HTML and website back-end.
  • Experience with Kentico content management system, PEO and Blackbaud a plus
  • Experience with Google Analytics
  • Ability and knowledge to develop video content
  • Ability to analyze and communicate statistical data results
  • Possess an understanding of social media and its language
  • Creative, solution-minded, self-starter.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while handling multiple projects and working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Motivated by learning and discovering new things.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management.
Working Environment
  • Cubical with fluorescent lighting
  • Minimal noise with occasional interruptions
  • Expected to walk on uneven pathways on outdoor grounds
  • Ability to move 25 pounds
  • Expected to work some weekends and evenings

To Apply
Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirement online at: http://connerprairie.myexacthire.com/

Application Deadline: January 4, 2010

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Call for Artists: American Scene

Call for Artists

The Indianapolis Art Center’s outreach department is looking for 3 Indianapolis artists to work within a new summer public art program for children that we piloted last summer. The new program, American Scene, is designed to introduce youth from underserved areas of Indianapolis between the ages of 8-12 to public works of art created under the 1930’s WPA- Works Progress Administration and Public Works of Art Project. Specifically, students will learn about both Indianapolis based and national American Scene artists whose works of art reflected the hardships faced by people across the country as a result of the Great Depression. The artwork that is created during this project will mirror one part of the American Scene movement, we will ask youth to reflect upon their community and surroundings. A maximum of 25 students will work with each artist at a community partner location to create a small to mid-size piece of public art that incorporates the students’ view of their community and then later be installed at the community partner location.

We are looking for artists with a background in creating murals or sculptural pieces and who have had some kind of experience working with children. Those with this experience are encouraged to submit the following by March 8, 2010.

  • Resume and 3 professional references
  • One written concept proposal (no longer than one page) that expresses an overall image or concept the students will work within and indicates how the students message and artwork will be implemented using a particular media. If providing a 2D concept please note that most sites will only be able to accommodate a 10’ tall x 20’ length or smaller space.
  • A CD with 5 images of your artwork

Mail to:
Laura Alvarado
Director of Outreach
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

For additional information please email lalvarado@indplsartcenter.org

Once chosen, each artist will be expected to team teach students about artwork produced under the WPA and American Scene movement with the assistance of an artist assistant, lead youth through the process of creating a small to mid-size piece of artwork and assist with the installation or logistics concerning installing the artwork at the community partner site.

  • Total direct contact/working hours with children in the summer = 20 hours
  • Total preparation and installation hours = 30 hours
Total paid for the 50 hours of work= $1250.00

Please note that the material expense will be covered by the Art Center’s outreach dept.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Artist Member Gayla Hodson to Exhibit

“Northern Blooms” a new collection of paintings by Artist Member Gayla Hodson
AV Framing Gallery
Historic Fountain Square
1139 Shelby St.
Indianapolis, IN
Show Dates: December 4, 2009—January 23, 2010
Opening Reception: IDADA First Friday December 4, 2009, 5-9pm.

From the studio of Creative Renewal Fellow, Gayla Hodson, and inspired by a recent trip to the Butchart Gardens, Victoria, BC, comes “Northern Blooms.”

Flowers are not just flowers. They have a deeper meaning, a life and soul of their own. Their essence speaks to the heart, filling the senses with vibrant color, symmetry, design, patterns, and intoxicating perfumes. The beauty of gardens creates a sanctuary, a place of deep, silent understanding.

“My artistic inspiration and intuition takes my painting beyond the limits of my color pallet and canvas. I have received the gifts of flowers, and am now bringing those gifts to you in abstract, representational paintings rich with texture in layers of color and light, and abundant with poetry in the language of paint,” says Hodson.

Come in and enjoy at AV Framing Gallery.  As always, you will be welcomed!

Please go tohttp://www.avframinggallery.com or call 317-356-3776 for more information.  

Sarah Adams
AV Framing Gallery

Picture Above: Cosmos - Detail part of a triptych by Gayla Hodson 

National Call to MFAs for Chicago Exhibition 2010

Entry Deadline: December 6, 2009
Entry Fee: None
Zhou B. Art Center
Chicago, IL
Show Dates: January 15 - February 29, 2010

The Zhou B. Art Center in Chicago presents:
National Wet Paint Exhibition 2010

We are inviting MFA students and recent MFA recipients to submit painting works for inclusion in the National Wet Paint Exhibition 2010. The exhibition will take place in the main gallery of the Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago. A catalog and an online showcase will accompany the exhibition. There is no fee to submit up to three works. Please visit our website for more information about the National Wet Paint Exhibition and for submission instructions.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Kinsey Institute’s 2010 Juried Art Show

Entry Deadline: February 1, 2010
Entry Fee: $30/1, $35/2, $40/3
Show Dates: May 28-July 30, 2010 
SoFA Gallery
1201 E 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405 

The Kinsey Institute’s 2010 Juried Art Show
@ the SoFA gallery
Call for Artists:

The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction is now accepting submissions of artworks from all artists 18 years and older creating work relating to human sexual behavior, gender and/or reproduction. We welcome a broad range of submissions exploring subjects including: Sex, gender, sexuality, eroticism, reproduction, romantic relationships, the politics of sex and gender, human figure, sexuality and illness.

The exhibit will explore the positive and negative ways these topics affect individuals, couples and/or society. Entries must be original works from medias including: painting, drawing, video art, installations, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, computer based art, or mixed media.

Artist can submit their work online by clicking [here] or by mail (with images stored on CD and payment by check) by following the directions online. Artist may submit up to three entries. The nonrefundable entry fee is $30 for the first piece, $35 for two, and $40 for three. Thedeadline for entries is February 1, 2010. Virtual versions of previous Kinsey Institute Juried Art Shows can be found by clicking [here].

The Kinsey Institute’s 2010 Juried Art Show will be held at the Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery.  The SoFA Gallery is centrally located on Indiana University Bloomington's campus.

The 2010 jurors are Lisa D. Freiman, Ph.D., Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art; Betsy Stirratt, Director of School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University; and Garry Milius, Associate Curator at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.

All selected works will be exhibited at the SoFA Gallery, May 28-July 30, 2010 and a public opening reception will take place on Friday, May 28, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
For more information about the Juried Art Show or The Kinsey Institute click [here] or contact the Kinsey Institute at kiart@indiana.edu or 812-855-7686

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hoosier Artists Encouraged to Apply for IAC Individual Artist Program Grants

From www.indyarts.org:
The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that Hoosier artists in selected disciplines have until February 1, 2010 to submit applications for the IAC’s Individual Artist Program (IAP) grant.

Artists are encouraged to thoroughly read the program guidelines on the IAC website, and note there are significant changes in artistic disciplines that will be accepted for application during the next grant period.

Eligible projects will only be considered in the areas of: crafts, design art, media arts, photography, visual arts, and folk arts related to the traditional disciplines listed here. The new, federally-funded Artist Access Program that encourages participation by artists with disabilities will also be included within the IAP guidelines and application process.

Individual artists living and working in Indiana may apply for up to $2,000 from the IAP grant, which requires no matching funds. The grants are intended to assist artists with specific project-related costs that will help them further their career and provide significant public benefit through the completed project.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, must be an Indiana resident for at least one year prior to the date of the application, and plan to remain in the state for the full grant period. Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-granting program. All projects must be completed between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

A detailed explanation of the IAP program, and grant guidelines are available on the IAC website. Artists should be aware that the application for IAP grants must be submitted online utilizing the IAC’s online grants system.

Qualified citizen review panels, selected by the IAC, will evaluate applications during discipline-specific panel meetings convened by the IAC. The panels examine each application based upon criteria which includes the quality of the artist’s work, the impact the project will have on the artist’s career development, public benefit from the project, and feasibility of the project completion in the specified period of time.

A series of application workshops have also been planned. A complete listing of dates, times and locations can also be found on the IAC website.

More than 200 artists applied for Individual Artists Program grants last year and 33 projects received IAC funding.

On behalf of the people of Indiana, the Indiana Arts Commission advocates engagement with the arts to enrich the quality of individual and community life. 

Indiana Arts Commission announces grant to artists with disabilities

From the Indiana Arts Commission:


I wanted to share the below information with you regarding a one-time opportunity the IAC has for artists with disabilities. We have received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to offer a special category called the Artist Access category as part of our Individual Artist Program grant (IAP). Funded artists will receive an IAP grant the same as anyone who receives a grant in any other category. The purpose of this grant category is to grow the careers of artists with disabilities, many of whom are either emerging artists and/or have never written or received a grant award. Please note, if you are an artist with a disability the choice is yours to apply to this category or to apply under the general discipline category. However, there is specific funding set aside for this category unlike the other categories of the IAP program (visual arts, crafts, etc.).

The guidelines for the program as well as other workshop dates can be found here:  http://www.in.gov/arts/2474.htm. The Access workshops listed below will be geared towards first time grant writers and will also feature some helpful tips and insights from artist Wug Laku who recently received a Creative Renewal Grant. If you are unable to attend in person, we are offering the option of using a free call-in number to participate via telephone. Just let me know when you RSVP if you would like to attend via telephone for one of the two dates listed below.

If you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to RSVP to one of the Access workshops, please let me know! Hope you can be part of one of the workshops!
Best regards,

Employment: Garfield Park Arts Center Seeks Teaching Artists

From the Indianapolis Arts Council:

The Garfield Park Arts Center (GPAC), an Indy Parks facility located at 2432 Conservatory Drive, is seeking teaching artists for its Creative Kids! after-school arts program for students ages 8-14.  After school classes take place between 4-6:00PM daily during the IPS school year beginning January 4, 2010. 

Creative Kids! teaching artists must be responsible, dependable and punctual.  They must exhibit the ability to create an exciting, multi-layered program that engages participants in the skills of their craft as well as its history and development providing a variety of activities within the 2-hour class.

The Creative Kids! classroom is very dynamic with students across a broad age-range and educational spectrum.  Additionally, students may begin the program at any time during the semester.  Any and all art forms will be considered, previous topics have included: ceramics, creative drama, African drumming, Brazilian Capoiera Angola, mixed media visual art and theatre prop building.

Pay is $40/hour.  Prospective instructors are asked to submit a resume, evidence of teaching experience (a preview class may be required) and an 8-week proposed subject lesson plan. 

Background check required.

Please contact Tom Weidenbach, GPAC Manager, to schedule an interview time or for more information at 327-7066 or tweidenb@indy.gov.

Call for Artists: Ann Arbor Street Fair

Take advantage of the early application discount fee!

Entry Fee: $35 by Nov. 30
$40 Dec. 1 - Jan. 14
Fair Dates: July 21-24, 2010
University of Michigan Campus
Ann Arbor, MI

From http://www.artfair.org/:

Established in 1960, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair is the Original of the now four award winning Ann Arbor Art Fairs, which together attract over 500,000 attendees from across the nation. The Original fair has received many accolades including the Number One Art Fair in the country (October 2004) and a Top Ten Art Fair (October 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008) by the readers of AmericanStyle Magazine.

The 50th annual Fair will take place July 21-24, 2010 on North University and the Ingalls Mall Lawn, at the base of the Burton Memorial Tower. The Original Fair is very fortunate to have such a lovely space provided by the University of Michigan right in the heart of Central Campus. The Fair will feature 150 juried artists, eight New Artists from local universities and colleges, the Potters Guild and an array of free art activities and performances for the whole family to enjoy.

To apply click [here]

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Art from the Heartland Deadline Approaching

Entry Deadline: Sunday, November 8, 2009, 11:59pm Mountain Time

Entry Fee: $35 non-refundable
Artist Member Entry Fee: $24.85 non-refundable (contact Patrick Flaherty to receive the coupon code)

The entry deadline is fast approaching for the Indianapolis Art Center's first Biannual juried regional exhibit, Art from the Heartland. This call is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. All media eligible.

Best of show will be granted a solo exhibiton at the Indianapolis Art Center in the 2011-12 season.

This show will be juried by Paul Klein. Visit his blog here. He has long been an art advocate and proponent for art in Chicago. In 2006 his long-term contributions were acknowledged by the Chicago Society of Artists when he was selected as their2006 Man of the Year.

The complete prospectus and application can be found by clicking [here] and is hosted on the website www.CallforEntry.org. For those of you familiar with the Broad Ripple Art Fair application on ZAPP, this is virtually the same. www.CallforEntry.org or Cafe is run by the non-profit WESTAF and is designed to put artists in contact with exhibitions all over the United States.

It is free to become a member of Cafe. It just requires an email account. Once you are a member you can access 100's of shows. You can keep all of your images and info uploaded to your account so applications are easy once you are finished with the initial set up. Feel free to contact Patrick Flaherty with questions about Cafe or specific directions on how to apply.

Call for Artists - Design Needed for World-Class Wine

Entry Deadline: November 30, 2009

Entry Fee: FREE!
The Capital Grille 
40 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

From The Capital Grille:

A few months from now The Capital Grille will be unveiling an exclusive vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon to be featured only in our restaurants, and we're inviting wine aficionados, label lovers, label lovers and art enthusiasts of all ilks to create an original label for this world-class wine.

The Muse:
This remarkable Cabernet was discovered by our Master Sommelier George Miliotes in a small corner of Napa Valley where the high elevation, rugged terrain, and salty breezes from San Pablo Bay produce a full-bodied flavor profile of ripe cherries, black cassis, cedar, and vanilla. It's an inspired wine deserving of an equally inspired label on its bottle.

The Reward:
If your label is chosen, it will be showcased on each hand-numbered bottle of this limited offering of Cabernet this spring. You will also win a full case of this special vintage along with an all-expense paid excursion to Napa Valley for insider tours of some of the world's most respected wineries.

How to Apply:
So get out your paintbrushes (or open an illustrating application) and let your artistry flow. Need further inspiration? Visit us anytime, where 5,000 bottles of acclaimed wines are ready to stir your imagination.

Click [here] to find out more and apply.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Call for Entries: 84th Annual International Competition: Photography

Entry Deadline: December 1, 2009
Entry Fee: $45 - four entries
The Print Center
1614 Latimer St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Ingrid Schaffner, Senior Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

Awards and Prizes: 
Up to $2,500 in cash and material prizes, a solo exhibition at the Print Center and a purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Entry Information:
Entires are accepted online. For guidelines and the application click [here]

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Call for Artists - Wings Tails and Scales

Entry Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2009

Entry Fee: $25 non-refundable - 4 entries max
Show Dates: February 25-28, 2010

Midwest Veterinary Conference
Greator Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High St

Columbus, OH 43215

Mail Entries to :

Wing, Tails, and Scales
c/o Christina Stepp
3168 Riverside Drive
Columbus, OH 43221

February 25-28 will mark the sixth art exhibition held in conjunction with the Midwest Veterinary Conference. This annual conference is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and is presented by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. The Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC) draws over 6,000 attendees from every aspect of the veterinary profession. We invite you to join us in this exhibition celebrating animals and their impact on our lives. Proceeds from Wings, Tails, and Scales will be donated to the Ohio Animal Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of animal health.

Residents of all 50 states and Canada who are 18 years of age or older are eligible to enter original works of art. Works must be original and portray animal subject matter. 2D and 3D pieces of any medium will be considered. Entered artwork and pieces must be prepared for display and ready to sell as is.

Entry Information:
A maximum of four entries per artist may be submitted for the non-refundable entry fee of $25.00. Entries must be accompanied by the $25 non-refundable fee. Forms of payment include personal checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Checks should be made payable to OVMA.

Digital images must be submitted as JPG with minimal or no compression; recommended 1200 x 1800 pixels or 1500 x 2100 pixels. The maximum dimension for digital image submission is 7" or 2100 pixels. The minimum dimension for digital image submission is 4" or 1200 pixels. Digital images may be submitted on the MVC website (www.mcvinfo.org) or on CD-ROM. Each digital file must be saved separately to include the artist's first and last name along with the title of the image (i.e. LastName_FirstName_Title.jpg). For entries on CD, please list all included digital images on the CD or in the case with number as on the entry form.

Wing, Tails, and Scales
will be juried from the submitted CD. Images of accepted pieces will become the property if OVMA which may be used for promotional materials. Images of all show pieces will be posted on a special section of the OVMA website after the conference.

As Wings, Tails, and Scales is a fundraiser, all entries must be for sale. Mail all entries to:
Wings, Tails, and Scales
c/o Christina Stepp
3168 Riverside Dr
Columbus, OH 43221
All entries with CD must be received by the deadline of Friday, December 11, 2009.

Notification of Acceptance:
Jury notices will be postmarked on or before December 28, 2009.

Cash awards will include Best of Show at $250 and a People's Choice award at $150. Images of all show pieces will be posted on a special section of the MVC website.

Entrants are responsible for insurance of works during transit to and from the exhibition. All reasonable care in handling works of art will be exercised by the OVMA and its agents, but the organization and its agents are not liable for loss or damage of work submitted for the exhibition. Security attendants will be present throughout exhibition hours.

Delivery/Pick-Up of Work:
Accepted works must be shipped to and from the exhibit at the artist's expense. Dates and times will be offered for on-site delivery and pick-up. Details will accompany the juror's notices.

Other Terms to Note:
Artists exhibiting in the show grant permission to the exhibit hists to photograph or use accepted works for promotional purposes.

Dates and Deadlines:

Friday, December 11 - Entry Deadline
Monday, December 28, 2009 - Postmark deadline for notification of juror's selection
Thursday, February 25, 2010 - Wings, Tails, and Scales opens
Sunday, February 28, 2010 - Wings, Tails, and Scales closes

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Creative Glass Center of America 2010 Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 26, 2009

From the WheatonArts and Cultural Center:

Attention Artists!
Creative Glass Center of America 2010 Fellowship Program

Click here for program details and to download the 2010 Fellowship Application

Once again the residency program at WheatonArts is trying to reach out more directly to artists through the Internet. Included in this e-mail is a link to the current Fellowship application to the Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts.

The CGCA residency program affords artists a break from the pressures of the external world, allowing them to work on ideas and projects that one might not be able to risk otherwise.

The facilities are some of the finest internationally, broad in scope and able to support vast possibilities. Artists get exceptional access and freedom with these facilities, but they also receive generous stipends, private studios, technical assistance, comfortable housing and institutional support. In addition, they are embraced by a dedicated and warm staff, all on a beautiful 65-acre campus that is truly a creative sanctuary, just 45 minutes south of Philadelphia.

This year the artists will have use of three brand new furnaces and many other recently upgraded facilities. We are constantly improving and growing. I encourage you to utilize this resource!

If you are interested in applying or know someone who might be, please use the application form or forward it on to someone who might be.

Only ten Creative Glass Center of America grants are given per year but the process is free and easy and surprisingly open. Check the web site at www.wheatonarts.org for any program details and please come visit the organization for other activities all year long.

P.S. This year our first residency session will begin in April 2010. This has allowed us to extend our application deadline and jury process on into October. So you still have plenty of time to apply!


Hank Adams

WheatonArts Glass Studio Creative Director

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Call for Entries: University of North Dakota National Juried Print Portfolio for Undergraduate Students

Entry Deadline: November 23, 2009
Entry Fee: $15 non-refundable
Show Dates: Summer 2010
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND 58202

Plain Brown Wrapper:
The National Juried Portfolio Competetion for Undergraduate Students is organized by the University of North Dakota Department of Art and Design. Entries will be juried by CD and 15 students will be selected by a juror to participate in creating an edition with a theme yet to be determined.

Print size is 15"x20" and the edition will be 20. Completed prints will be mailed to the University of North Dakota (UND) where they will be collated and placed into profressionally created portfolio cases. One completed portfolio will be retunred to each participating student, one to the juror, and one to the UND Art Collections and three to be determined. Attempts will be made to place the suites in regional museums in the upper Midwest. An exhibiton of the portfolio is planned at the Eugen E. Meyers Art Gallery at UND during the Summer or Fall Semesters, 2010. Additionally, a full color catalogue will be produced and copies will be sent to participating students and their supporting art institutions.

This exchange is open to students currently enrolled full-time in college, university or art school programs with a minimum of third year status.

All traditional and experimental printmaking media using a matrix is eligible.

Majorie Devon, Executive Director of Tamarind Institute since 1985 is also author and editor of "Tamarind: 40 Years", "Migrations: Directions in Native American Art", "Tamarind: Technologies for Fine Lithography", and soon to be published "Impressive Impressions: Fifty Years of Tamarind Lithographs".

Ms. Devon has acted as juror for many national and international exhibtions such as the Delta Small Prints, the 4th Minnesota National Print Biennial and has mediated panel discussions such as the 2003 Southern Graphics Council Conference, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

*Tamarind Institute produces print editions and develops educatinal and research programs, including international outreach programming.

Entry Procedure:
Mail your completed entry form, entry fee, CD with five images of your most recent work (jpeg format, 72 dpi maximum 720 width by 486 height in RGB format), and a color "thumbnail" printout for reference. Include name of artist, title of work, date, size, and medium. Selected particiapnts will be asked to create a new edition of prints with a theme determined once the 15 particiapnts are chosen.
*There is a $15 non-refundable entry fee payable to UND Printmaking.
*If you would like your submitted material returned, please include a SASE.

PLEASE MAIL completed entry form, CD, color print-out and SASE to:

Prof. Kim W. Fink
UND Dept. of Art and Design
HFAC Room 127
3350 Campus Rd. Stop 7099
Grand Forks, ND 58202

Contact Information:
Prof. Kim W. Fink
(701) 777-2905

Notification will be made by email. See calendar for notification dates.

UND is not responsible for lost or damaged CD's or prints in transit to or from UND.

November 23, 2009 - Postmark Deadline for CD, entry fee, and SASE
January 14, 2010 - notifiaction mailed to applicant
April 20, 2010 - Deadline for delivery of completed edition of 20 prints
May 16, 2010 - Boxed suite sent to participants
Summer 2010 - Exhibiton at UND

Art from the Heartland Deadline Approaching

Entry Deadline: Sunday, November 8, 2009, 11:59pm Mountain Time

Entry Fee: $35 non-refundable
Artist Member Entry Fee: $24.85 non-refundable (contact Patrick Flaherty to receive the coupon code)

The entry deadline is fast approaching for the Indianapolis Art Center's first Biannual juried regional exhibit, Art from the Heartland. This call is open to all artists 18 years and older residing in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Michigan. All media eligible.

Best of show will be granted a solo exhibiton at the Indianapolis Art Center in the 2011-12 season.

This show will be juried by Paul Klein. Visit his blog here. He has long been an art advocate and proponent for art in Chicago. In 2006 his long-term contributions were acknowledged by the Chicago Society of Artists when he was selected as their2006 Man of the Year.

The complete prospectus and application can be found by clicking [here] and is hosted on the website www.CallforEntry.org. For those of you familiar with the Broad Ripple Art Fair application on ZAPP, this is virtually the same. www.CallforEntry.org or Cafe is run by the non-profit WESTAF and is designed to put artists in contact with exhibitions all over the United States.

It is free to become a member of Cafe. It just requires an email account. Once you are a member you can access 100's of shows. You can keep all of your images and info uploaded to your account so applications are easy once you are finished with the initial set up. Feel free to contact Patrick Flaherty with questions about Cafe or specific directions on how to apply.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Website Support/Hosting for Artists

Artist Member Michael Partington has the following services available to artists.

From Michael Partington:


My friends and family have known for years that I've been developing web sites for small companies and corporations around the US for the past 14 years, but recently it was brought to my attention that some of you thought that I only did web design and development for large companies. That's just not correct; I design and build many websites for many small businesses, not-for-profits, and individual artists too.

Here are two personal examples of websites using a newer blog-style of communication implementing modern up-to-date html code. (click the links to view these pages)

What this type of website can do for you is:
  1. It makes your website very search engine friendly. People searching the web can find you more easily.
  2. It turns your website into a successful social marketing site - a proven success in today's marketing techniques
  3. It allows you, the website owner, to add/update/delete your own photos, page content, and news articles yourself. You NO LONGER have to call a web developer to make simple updates when needed. If you've already completed a MySpace or Facebook page, then you already know how to update a website that I can build for you.
  4. It's VERY cost effective to build. Most blog-style websites start at under $799. If e-commerce capabilities are also needed, the cost starts at $1299.
If you or someone you know need a website that's up-to-date with today's marketing practices, search engine optimization structure, and cost effective please contact me.

Now if you have an immediate need before 11-30-2009, the starting cost will only be $499. With an e-commerce solution connected to your existing PayPal account, the starting cost will only be $999. If a domain name is also needed, it only costs $10.95/year. If any website is started before 1-1-2010, the hosting fees will be lowered to ONLY $0.99/month for the first year. That's only $22.83 for both your domain name and the first year of hosting for a new website! (Normally hosting fees are $9.95/month if paid monthly or $7.95/month if paid annually)

Call me at (317) 577-9444 or email me at michael@michaelpartington.net to have any questions answered or to discuss in further detail. Please pass this messaeg on to anyone that may be planning a new website for their small business, organization, or themselves.

All the best,

Michael Partington
web design, development, and marketing
(317) 577-9444

Exhibition Opening: Pamela Chase Newell

Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 6:00 - 7:30pm
Exhibition Dates: October 15 - November 24, 2009
Huntington University
Robert E. Wilson Gallery
Merillat Centre for the Arts
2303 College Ave.
Huntington, IN 46750
(260) 359-4272

Artist Member Pamela Newell has an opening this coming Friday.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pecha Kucha Indianapolis, Spirit & Place and Central Indiana Community Foundation seek creative minds to create inspiring places--and compete for $10

Entry Deadline: Sunday, October 18, 11:59 p.m.
Finalists Notified: Friday, Oct. 23
Finalist Presentations Due: Thursday., Nov 5
Event Date: Thurs., Nov. 12, 8:20 p.m.

Pecha Kucha Indianapolis V.7
The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Pecha Kucha Indianapolis, Spirit & Place and Central Indiana Community Foundation seek creative minds to create inspiring places--and compete for $10,000 prize

Pecha Kucha Indianapolis is seeking ten presenters to compete for a $10,000 prize and help turn an Indianapolis location into a more inspiring place.

On Thurs., Nov. 12, at 9 p.m., Pecha Kucha Indianapolis will hold its seventh volume in what is its most collaborative and meaningful event yet. Hosted at The Toby by the Indianapolis Museum of Art as an official Spirit & Place Festival event, the judges of "Pecha Kucha Vol. 7: The Next Indianapolis" will grant an award of $10,000 from the Central Indiana Community Foundation to one of ten presenters for use towards a project that turns an Indianapolis location into a more inspiring place.

The format for the free event will follow the worldwide Pecha Kucha standard: 10 PowerPoint presentations of 20 slides at 20 seconds each, each for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds; cocktails and chit-chat are also heavily encouraged. For this event, a panel of celebrity city planners will convene on site and award the money to the person with the best, most-actionable idea. Winners will also have access to the ears and brains of a crackshot team of Indianapolis' best thinkers and planners, specially grouped together to help the winner turn their vision into a reality.

Submissions should be for achievable, innovative projects that will occur within Indianapolis city limits. More criteria and details for submission are below. Submissions are due Sunday, October 18 at 11:59 p.m.

The event is free to the public, but tickets are required. Attendees may reserve their free ticket in advance by calling 317-955-2339 or visiting www.imamuseum.org, or pick up a ticket onsite at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on the day of the event.

Go to http://pkindy.org for more information, details, and videos of previous submissions.
Other organizations helping to promote and organize the event include: Asthmatic Kitty Records, Big Car, the Indiana Humanities Council, Indianapolis Downtown Inc, the Local Initiatives Support Coalition, and Method Architecture.

Judges include:
Sarah Green, a resident of Indy’s near north side since 2007 and Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

David Hoppe, a regular columnist and editor who writes about culture and politics for NUVO, the alternative weekly in Indianapolis

Tammi Jones, Senior Vice President of Policy and Planning for the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce named by Women’s Enterprise Magazine as one of the nation’s top 100 Female Executives in Supplier Diversity

Gail Payne, the owner of The Goods: Thoughtful Marketing, Authentic Living and manager of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail public outreach and fundraising

Aaron Renn, a consultant and urban affairs writer who publishes The Urbanophile blog

Krista Skidmore, president of FlashPoint, an Indianapolis-based human resource consulting firm, and a board member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the Indiana Humanities Council

David Wu, policy director for the Mayor of Indianapolis

Tamara Zahn, President of Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., a NFP organization charged with developing, managing and marketing Downtown.

About Pecha Kucha
Pecha Kucha, literally meaning "chit-chat" in Japanese, is a grassroots movement started by architects and designers to remedy long-winded lectures and frivolous presentations.
The movement has spread to cities across the world, including Amsterdam, Beijing, Berlin, Budapest, Hong Kong, London, Portland, Nagano, Toronto, and now Indianapolis. In one corner, the presenters at Pecha Kucha have only 6 minutes and 40 seconds to convey their idea, with 20 slides at 20 seconds each, whether they like it or not. In the other corner, a well-stocked bar. And in the middle: you. The two corners will compete for your attention; get a drink and you've missed what could be the most influential idea of your career. Pay attention and you'll miss your third or fourth drink. Conversation among the audience, especially during timid presentations, is encouraged. Called by Indianapolis Monthly 2008's Best Open Mic Event of the Year, Pecha Kucha Indianapolis is now in its seventh volume.

About The Toby
Tobias Theater, nicknamed "The Toby," is a 600-seat theater at the Indianapolis Museum of Art dedicated to culturally adventurous programs including multimedia performances, films and talks by internationally significant speakers. The IMA is located at 4000 Michigan Road.
Call for Submissions

We invite you to submit the following information about your project to submissions@pkindy.org: A brief (500 words or less) description of your project highlighting your vision to benefit our community of Indianapolis, how the project will be executed, and the impact it will have.

At least five images that you would use in your PK presentation. Please keep images smaller than 1 MB in size each (resolution should be 1024x768).

Criteria for Judging Presentations
1. Vision: Projects will be considered based upon their visionary potential to impact Indianapolis based on the theme of the Spirit and Place Festival 2009: Inspiring Places: To re-imagine who we’ve been, who we are and who we want to be.
2. Achievable / Implementable: Presented projects should be achievable and result in tangible results toward the stated goal of the project.
3. Impact: $10,000 must be a meaningful amount to the project. The jury will measure the potential impact that the prize will have on the project and the community at large.

Sun., Oct. 18, 11:59 p.m. - Submissions must be emailed to submissions@pkindy.org Fri., Oct. 23 - Selected presenters will be notified by email with instructions on assembling presentations Thurs., Nov 5 - Final presentations emailed back to submissions@pkindy.org Thurs., Nov. 12, 8:20 p.m. – Pecha Kucha Indianapolis V.7 in The Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Call for Artists - Partnership for Lawrence, Inc. announces Artique Winter Fair and Fundraiser

When: November 14, 10am - 6pm
Booth Fee: $10 students $50 professionals
Louis Jen Park’s indoor facility
10450 E. 63 St.
Lawrence, IN 46236

Partnership for Lawrence, Inc. seeks artisans for our Artique Winter Fair and fundraiser.

This is a juried Art Fair. Booth rental is $10 for students, $50 for professionals. Entry is determined by jury selection from your submitted photograph of a piece of art or fine craft for donation to our silent auction fundraiser. Donated Artwork will be submitted upon acceptance to participate. PFL, Inc. reserves all rights to photograph artwork and distribute for marketing purposes.

PFL, Inc. will also hold a People’s Choice Award during the fair. Visitors to Artique Winter Fair can purchase votes for their favorite donated piece of art or craft. The artist of the winning piece will be showcased at PFL, Inc.’s Toast the Arts celebration in January 2010! A champagne brunch for Sponsors, Founding members and participating artists starts at 8:30 a.m. with doors open to the public at 10 a.m.

Each hour will showcase an entertainment group in the indoor performance area.
Concessions available. People’s Choice Award and winners of the Silent Auction are announced in the 5–6 p.m. hour.

To request an application form, please visit the website, www.PFLInc.org or contact Judy Byron at info@PFLinc.org

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Bernie Carreno to Open Gallery

Artist Member Bernie Carreno is opening a brand new gallery space this Friday, October 2.
Click on the image to enlarge and view the details.

Monday, September 21, 2009

New Sensory Path Installation at the Indianapolis Art Center

Artist Member Michael Partington has created a new sound installation for the Indianapolis Art Center's Nina Mason Pulliam Sensory Path.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Community Hospital South Seeks Indiana Artists

Submission Deadline: Monday, October 12, 2009
Installation Date: June 2010
Community Hospital South
1402 E County Line Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46227-0963

The Community Health Network Foundation (CHNF) and Community Hospital South have partnered with the Arts Council of Indianapolis once again to acquire artwork in an effort to build a meaningful permanent collection for its south campus currently under construction. In 2006, the CHNF purchased artwork from more than 50 Indiana artists for the newly designed Community Hospital North. With such success at the North campus, the foundation now desires to create a similar environment at the South campus. The original artwork will be displayed in the waiting areas, main lobby, major corridors and other public spaces within the hospital.

Eligibility: All professional visual artists living in Indiana are encouraged to submit proposed images. Please note that artists living in or having a connection to Greenwood or the south side of Indianapolis are especially encouraged to submit. Artists that live in the central Indiana region are also encouraged to join the Arts Council of Indianapolis’ on-line artist database (click [here] to join) prior to submitting their proposed images. If you are already included in the indyarts artist database, make sure your images and information are updated before you submit to this call. You can double check by clicking [here].

Selection Criteria: Artwork should fit naturally into a contemporary setting. Abstract and non-objective works are preferred, but more naturalistic works will be considered. The artwork should reflect and embrace the hospital’s commitment to a healing environment for patients, visitors and staff. Specifically, the committee is looking for works that create a colorful, energetic, interesting, yet peaceful and soothing environment. Works that include human figures or extensive use of the color red will not be considered. To view works selected under the same criteria from the North campus click [here].

Artwork Sought: two-dimensional, three-dimensional and reproductions.

• The project requires 32 pieces of original two-dimensional artwork (or wall art). The committee is open to all media including, but not limited to painting, printmaking, textiles, mixed media, etc.
• The project requires two small interior three-dimensional sculptures to be placed in the Dining Room. The committee is open to all media including, but not limited to metals, ceramics, stone, etc.
• The project requires one large three dimensional mobile to be hung in the Emergency Department entry vestibule. The committee is open to all media appropriate for a suspended structure. Artists submitting for the mobile are asked to submit examples of past work for qualification purposes only. Artist should not submit a specific proposal until they are contacted by the committee. Architectural and structural schematics will be available to artists who are invited to meet with the committee to discuss their proposals.
• The project requires one exterior three-dimensional sculpture to be placed in a rooftop garden space. The sculpture will be viewed from multiple angles and views. The committee is open to any medium that is durable and can withstand the elements.
• In addition, the project requires 52 Giclée prints and/or photography. The committee is seeking artists who are willing to reproduce their work as quality Giclée prints. All interested artists should contact Brandi Cassis at Editions Limited at brandi@editionsltd.com or call 317-466-9940. Note: If you are submitting for the Giclée/photography portion of the project only, you do not need to submit images through this call, simply contact Brandi Cassis for instructions.

• Deadline for submissions: Monday, October 12. All submissions must be received via postal mail or hand delivered to the Arts Council office at 20 N. Meridian St., Ste, 500, Indianapolis, IN 46204.
• Preliminary selections will be made by late October 2009.
• Selected artists will be contacted by early November 2009.
• Selected artists may be asked to present to the committee in person during the weeks of November 6 and November 16, 2009.
• All artwork will be installed in June 2010.

• Two-dimensional artwork submitted should be priced at a maximum of $2,000 per piece.
• Interior sculptures should be priced at a maximum of $2,000 per piece.
• Emergency Department mobile should be within a price range of $8,000 - $10,000.
• Exterior sculpture should be within the price range of $10,000 - $15,000.

Selection Committee: Artwork will be chosen by the hospital selection committee which includes hospital administration staff, CHNF staff and interior designers and architects from the project architectural firm with the assistance of an Arts Council project manager.

Guidelines for Submission:

• Artists may submit up to ten images on a CD.
• Images should be professional quality, jpeg files, 72dpi and no larger than 800 pixels in any direction. If high resolution images are needed, those artists will be contacted individually.
• Each submission must include a slide list including title, date, medium, dimensions, price and availability. (Note if each work is available for purchase or an example of past work as the committee may seek to commission a site-specific piece based upon previous work.)
• All work submitted must have been created within the past three years.
• All submissions must include an artist resume or CV.
• All submissions must include an artist statement.
• All submissions must include contact information for the artist and/or appropriate gallery representative including daytime phone, e-mail address and web site if available.

Submit all materials to:
Arts Council of Indianapolis
Community Hospital South Project
20 N. Meridian St., Ste. 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204

For more information about the overall project or original artwork acquisitions, please contact Shannon Linker, Director of Artist Services for the Arts Council of Indianapolis at slinker@indyarts.org or 317-631-3301.

For more information about publishing requirements and timeline for reproductions, please contact Brandi Cassis with Editions Limited at brandi@editionsltd.com or call 317-466-9940.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Junior League of Indianapolis to host Anuual Holiday Mart

Annual Holiday Mart
November 4-8, 2009
Toyota Blue Ribbon Pavilion
Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205

One of the largest shows in the Midwest, the Annual Holiday Mart has served as the primary fundraising activity for the Junior League of Indianapolis since 1970.

Dates and Times
Wednesday November 4 6:30-10p.m.
Thursday November 5 9:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday November 6 9:00a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday November 7 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday November 8 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Price
Advance tickets are available for $10; or for $12 at the door.

For more information on the Holiday Mart click [here]

Exhibition Opening: 5 INPrint Artists

Artists of INprint
Robert Goodman Jewelers
106 N Main St
Zionsville, IN 46077-1430
(317) 733-9170
Opening Reception: Friday September 18, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Show Dates: August 20 - October 11, 2009

The art is changing once again at Robert Goodman Jewelers in Zionsville, IN. Five artists from INprint will grace the walls from August 20 to October 11. The opening reception is on September 18 from 5:30 to 8:00 P.M. Bob and Rose Marie, the owners, are providing wine from The Grapevine Cottage and food from Serenity, both Zionsville businesses.

Cynthia Blasingham, Patrick Flaherty, Marti Icenogle, Myra Perrin, and Betty Scarpino will be featured in the show. Patrick Flaherty and Myra Perrin are both Artist Members.

INprint is a regional association of 25 fine art printmakers based in Central Indiana, formed in 1997 at the Indianapolis Art Center and affiliated with them since. INprint strives to share, create, educate, and promote the media of printmaking; and to encourage, inspire, and enrich communities through our artwork, with focus on social, environmental, cultural, and spiritual issues. Their artwork consists of original hand-pulled prints including etching, silkscreen, monoprint, monotype, collagraph, woodcut, linocut, lithography, and new non-toxic intaglio and relief.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Call for Artists: Athenaeum ArtSpace

Deadline: September 23, 5:00pm
Show Dates: November 2009 part of "Inspiring Places" - Spirit and Place Exhibit
Athenaeum ArtSpace
401 E. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

"Meet Me At The A!"

Athenaeum ArtSpace Call for Artists:

The Athenaeum ArtSpace, Indy’s newest art venue, is seeking local, family-friendly, emerging and unknown artists for commission-free exhibitions.

Each exhibition opens on IDADA First Friday and continues approximately three weeks. Artists of all media are encouraged to submit work for these juried exhibitions.
  • Artist should reside in Marion or one of the seven surrounding counties.
  • Artist should be capable of demonstrating the completion of two semesters of formal art studies or be capable of demonstrating at least three years of art production.
  • Artist has not displayed artwork in the IDADA downtown art districts unless the display was part of a special event like “Visual Fringe” or other one-time special displays (less than 30 days).
  • Artist will demonstrate an enrollment with ACI (Arts Council of Indianapolis) within 10 days prior to any display (this is a no cost enrollment).
In addition to the ongoing First Friday exhibits, we are currently looking for submissions to be included in a December/January exhibit featuring "gift-type" artwork. We hope to find affordable artwork that could be purchased for holiday gift-giving.

Submissions should include the following information and should be received by September 23 at 5:00pm: Name, Address, Email, Phone, Biography/Resume, CD containing 10-20 images, image size at no less than 300dpi, 600x800, Accompanying Title List with CD, numbered accordingly and including title, medium, dimensions, and year. Do not include name on title list. All submissions are juried.

Send submissions to:
The Athenaeum ArtSpace
401 East Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
or contact Kevin Gierman at 317.655.2755 ext152 or kevingierman@athenaeumfoundation.com

The Athenaeum ArtSpace’s mission is to introduce the public to work they’ve never seen before by displaying, commission-free, the work of emerging and local unknown artists, in an effort to support the “Sound Mind and Sound Body” concepts that are central to the creation and the history of the Athenaeum. We are working diligently on improving the ArtSpace for artists by raising funds for a hanging system and lighting . The Athenaeum ArtSpace is a partnership between the Athenaeum Foundation and Indy Metro Church.

Grant Opportunity: Efroymson Family Fund

Efroymson Family Fund announces $20,000 fellowship opportunity for contemporary visual artists in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio. Applications are due October 2, 2009. For the application and more information click [here].