Thursday, January 22, 2009

Artist Member's Blogs

Be sure to check out these two informative blogs by Indianapolis Art Center Faculty members Elaine Luther and Bobbie Vance.

Elaine Luther offers the following Jewelry making workshops this Spring: Metal and Color (January 25 and 25), BronzClay + Precious Metal Clay (March 14 and 15). Visit her blog at

Bobbie Vance teaches Fiber classes. This spring she is offering a twelve week class Artcloth (Tuesdays, Feb. 3 - May 5) and a workshop I'll Dye Trying (March 14). Visit her blog at

For more information on classes and to register visit

Artist Membership F.A.Q.

Artist Membership F.A.Q.
Many artist level members of the Indianapolis Art Center have come to me expressing concern that they do not know the full-extent of artist services provided to them. Below you will find explanations on how to utilize these benefits.

How do I access the Artist Member’s Sketchbook to gain real-time information about exhibitions, calls for entry, jobs, artist announcements and current updates?
You're here at You can also visit the Art Center’s home page

What is the Art Center’s searchable database?
This is an online exclusive resource managed by the Art Center on the Art Center’s website at Only Indianapolis Art Center Artist Members with a valid membership can be listed on the searchable database. Artist members have the opportunity to submit up to four images of their work, post a hyperlink to their website and complete a profile questionnaire.

How do I get listed on the Art Center’s artist searchable database?
If you would like to be included in Artist searchable database please contact Patrick Flaherty, Exhibitions Associate to get the necessary materials and information. The Art Center reserves the right to select images and edit content

Once I have submitted my information to be included in the searchable database, when
can I expect it to be on the database?
The artist searchable database will be updated quarterly and as time permits throughout the year. It could be up to three months before your information is posted.

How often can I update my information on the searchable database?

You may submit updates to your artist profile up to two times per year.

Does the Art Center make artist referrals?

Yes. If an individual, corporation or organization contacts an Art Center staff member for an artist referral we provide them with a list of artists that we feel can meet their needs. Art Center members and visitors can also search the on-line artist searchable database at any time.

Do you offer a service where I can learn more about promoting my artwork?
Yes. Artist members can take advantage of one free consultation with David Kwasigroh, Art Center’s Director of Exhibitions and Artist Services to discuss the business of art and artist promotion.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Call to Artists: 2009 Watermark Works on Paper National Juried Exhibiton

Deadline: February 13, 2009
Show Dates: March 23 - April 17, 2009
Whiteville, NC

Studio 107 and Southeastern Community College are calling for artists 18 years or older working on paper in any medium to enter their Watermark 2009 National Juried Exhibition. Maximum size for entry is 24" x 36". No giclee prints are eligible. Work must be original. Work does not have to be framed for this exhibition. Slides and CD entry available. $25 entry fee for first 3 works and $5 additional fee for each additional work. $700 dollars in prizes. For more information contact David McCormick at (910) 642-7141 extension 237 or email or mail Studio 107, PO Box 2265, Whiteville, NC 28472.

About the Juror: Brian Paulsen has exhibited in over 1300 juried, solo, and invitational shows since 1962. His work is mainly small, careful watercolors, prints, and drawings. The art could be described as realism in a still-life, collage, fantasy manner.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Call to Artists: 44th Annual Art and Apples Festival

Deadline: February 13, 2009
Late date Deadline: February 27, 2009
Show Dates: September 11 - 13, 2009
Rochester, MI

Calling all artists! Paint Creek Center for the Arts (PCCA) invites you to be a part of the 44th annual Art & Apples Festival, Michigan's second largest juried fine art fair. With more than 125,000 festival-goers attending each year, the festival is consistently ranked in the Top 30 of Sunshine Artist Magazine's 200 Best in the nation!

Interested artists may submit applications in the following categories: 2D & 3D Mixed Media, Baskets, Clay Functional, Clay Non-Functional, Digital Art, Drawing, Enamels, Fiber Wearable, Fibers Non-Wearable, Glass, Jewelry Metal, Jewelry Non-Metal, Leather, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Toys, and Wood.

The annual Art & Apples Festival is a program of Paint Creek Center for the Arts, a regional non-profit art center located in Downtown Rochester. Since 1982, PCCA has been dedicated to enhancing life in the region by promoting, encouraging, and creating opportunities to participate in and appreciate the arts.

Each category entered requires a $30 application fee and corresponding images on CD-ROM. The deadline for all applications is February 13, 2009 (a postmark date), with a late deadline of February 27, 2009 (a postmark date), so don't delay - submit your application today. All late applications require an additional $30 late fee.

For more information and to download the application visit

Call to Artists: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair

Deadline: January 15, 2009
Show Dates: July 15 - 18, 2009
Ann Arbor, MI

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

The 50th annual Fair will take place July 15-18, 2009 on the Ingalls Mall Lawn by the Burton Memorial Tower, North University, and the Diag on the Central Campus at the University of Michigan. The Fair will feature 174 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.

For more information on this fair go to

To access the application go to

Member Updates

Vandra Pentecost exhibited three works in the Bona Thompson Irvington Presents show, and two works in the 110th Richmond Museum of Art Exhibition this Fall. She also received the Allen & Carole Brady Purchase Award and the John & Pat Clarke Most Original Entry Award.

For more information on the Richmond Museum and the exhibition go to