Tuesday, August 25, 2009

It is Time for a Collage Party!

Big Car Gallery's Collage Party
Big Car Gallery
1043 Virginia Avenue
Suite 215
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(317) 450-6630

Big Car's Sept. 4 First Friday opening will feature the products of a collaborative collage party on Aug. 28 at Big Car. Those interested should bring magazines and other materials, the weirder the better, along with scissors and glue or tape. Big Car will supply some refreshments, good conversation and music. As the collages are finished, they'll be taped to the gallery walls, building Big Car's September show together.

Everybody is invited to participate. You don't have to think of yourself as a collage artist. It's fun! It's a Collage Party! Just cut, paste and enjoy. For more information click [here].

This event will open Friday, Sept. 4 from 6-11pm as part if IDADA's First Friday.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ann Ekerson Website

Long time Indianapolis Art Center student and member Ann Eckerson has a new website featuring her pastel and oil works. Check it out by clicking [here].

Ann Eckerson, Belize Sanctuary, 18x24, available through her website

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Indiana Artisans

Congratulations to the following artist members for being named Indiana Artisans:

Mark Grosser, Peg Neal, Pam Newell, and Carrie Wild.

Click on their name to visit their webisite and more info on each artist.

Pam Newell teaches classes at the Indianapolis Art Center. To view classes online click [here].

To find out more about Indiana Artisans click [here].

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Call for Entries: Cincinnati Art Club National Juried Exhibition

Entry Deadline: September 14, 2009 (postmark)
Show Dates: November 6 - 22, 2009
Entry Fee: $35/1 $55/2 $65/3

Cincinnati Art Club
1021 Parkside Place
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Cincinnati Art Club is calling for entries for a national juried exhibit. This exhibit is open to all artists 18 years and older. Three works may be submitted but only one will be selected for the exhibition. Digital Images are preferred and encouraged. Below are some basic details. For the complete prospectus email Deb Ward at dwardart2@yahoo.com or call (812) 637-3090.

John Michael Carter is a portrait artist residing in the Louisville, KY area. For more information visit his website by clicking [here].

2D Criteria:
Framed dimensions shall not exceed 60" (h) x 40" (w). Must be ready to hang. No swiss clips or braquette frames will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. All work requiring glazing must use Plexiglas or other brand of sturdy plastic. Artwork using standard glass will not be admitted.

3D Criteria:
Shall not exceed 36" x 36" x 60" and must be stable or attached to a base. Wall sculpture must adhere to the same rules as 2D and not exceed a depth of 72"

$4300 in various prize money awards and another award of 1 year representation in the Eisele Gallery of Fine Art. Each artist is only eligible for one award.

Monday, August 17, 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 November exhibit with the theme “Inspiring Places” to be part of the Spirit & Place Festival (this will be art involving the theme Inspiring Places in Indianapolis).

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.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Artists Members at the Hoosier Salon

I went down to the Indiana State Museum to check out the 85th Annual Hoosier Salon show and the Making it in the Midwest exhibition. I had posted yesterday that Vandra Pentecost [website] was in the show. Here is a list of other Artist Members featured in the show:

Douglas David - two oil paintings - [website]
Marianne Glick - acrylic painting
Cynthia Leavesley - pastel
Pamela Newell - pastel - [website]
Lisa Pelo-McNiece - glass - [website]
Jerry Points - two works - one oil, one graphite - [website]

Congratulations to all of you.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

African Film Festival at Central Library

When: Saturday, August 15, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Where: Central Library, Clowes Auditorium

The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library will be hosting an African Film Festival as part of the 10th anniversary of the African Festival of Indianapolis on Saturday, August 15 in the Central Library Clowes Auditorium.

This event is free and open to the public.

The following films will be shown*:

11:00 am - Faat Kine (2 hours 1 minute): Directed by the acclaimed father of African cinema Ousmane Sembene, Faat Kine explores one women's resistance to the patriarchy that is inherent in the social, family, and economic contexts of her life. Faat Kine presents a new perspective on motherhood in 21st Century Africa. Presented in both French and English Subtitles

1:15 pm - Afro@Digital (52 minutes):
Afro@Digital by Balufu Bakupa-kanyinda questions and explores the multiple facets of technology in modern Africa. It presents a new perpective on how technology has influenced, is influenceing, and will influence an "Africa on the Move." Presented in English, French, Jula, and Yoruba with english subtitles.

2:30 pm - Ezra (1 hout 50 minutes):
Ezra by Newton Aduaka explores the complexities of civil war from the perspective of a former child soldier. It demonstrates the effects of civil conflict on one child as he loses the innocence of childhood and plunges into a cycle of violence that destroys himself, his loved ones, and his fellow citizens. Presented in English.

*Please note that these films are not rated and parents are very strongly cautioned due to strong subject matter and adult material. For more information call (317) 275-4099.

To learn more about the African Festival click [here].

To learn more about the African Film Festival click [here].

Vandra Pentecost at the Indiana State Fair and Indiana State Museum

Vandra Pentecost, Heremes, digital art, 1st Place Computer Art Indiana State Fair

Artist Member
Vandra Pentecost has 11 works on display at the Indiana State Fair's professional division. She received first and second place in Computer Art, third place in Pastel, and an Honorable Mention in Drawing. She also has work in the 85th Hoosier Salon at the Indiana State Museum.

Congratulations Vandra!

I know there are other Art Center Members in the State Fair exhibition. Let me know who you are so I can post about it. Below is more work by Vandra.

Vandra Pentecost, Afternoon Cafe, oil, on display at the State Fair

Vandra Pentecost, Sapphire, oil, on display in the Hoosier Salon

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Artist Member Update

Artist Member Casey Jo Ailes recently returned from a trip to Guatemala. Below are several photos from her trip.

Patrick Flaherty named 2009-10 Stutz Studio Resident

Patrick Flaherty, Angel of Foreclosure, Mixed Media 2008

In addition to maintaining the posts on this blog I too am a fellow Artist Member. So here's a little press I just picked up.

From the Indianapolis Art Center:

Indianapolis Art Center staffer and printmaking department chair selected to receive free studio space at the Stutz for a year

The Stutz Artists Association announced Monday that Patrick Flaherty, exhibitions associate at the Indianapolis Art Center and head of the Art Center's printmaking deparment, is one of two recipients for the Stutz Studio Residency Program. Valued at $6,000 per artist, the residency program is one of the largest grants to an individual artist in the state. Two recipients are selected each year and receive free studio space and utilities in the Stutz building for one year. Flaherty was one of two recipients from about 24 who submitted applications.

"Lately I've been working with two bodies of work, one realistic and the other more cerebral. I'm excited because I'll be able to explore these two forms more fully. By the Stutz Open House next spring, I hope to have a complete body of work," said Flaherty. He plans to continue developing works in woodcuts and mixed media paintings.

Flaherty graduated with a masters degree in printmaking from Ball State University. He sees the residency program as a new level of exposure for him and his art. "I've done shows here and there where people may see my work at different times in different galleries. Having a full-time studio is the logical next step for gaining more consistent, professional exposure," Flaherty said. "My home studio is great, but I work with large-scale paintings and so that limits the number of works I can develop at any one time. I have been developing work for particular shows or exhibitions versus developing more art because I was reluctant to make anything I didn't have space to store."

"The committe was pleased with the quality and caliber of all the candidates this year. It was difficult to choose," said Kate Oberreich, the Stutz's Selection Committee Chair. "The committee felt that, in addition to his administrative and teaching backgrounds and his experience running one of the largest art fairs in Indianapolis (Broad Ripple Art Fair), Patrick was at a key point in his art career. He will really benefit from the residency."

Dave Thomas, vice president of programming at the Art Center, is thrilled with Flaherty's selection. "The Art Center was established during 1934 as a Works Progress Administration program to employ artists," he said. "We continue that mission today, contracting with about 175 artists each year to teach our 900-some classes and workshops. It's fitting that for our 75th anniversary, we have a staff member, who's also a faculty member, selected for this prestigious residency program."

About Patrick Flaherty: Flaherty has been a staff member at the Art Center since late 2003 in various roles and in 2009 was also named head of the printmaking department. He teaches printmaking classes and sampler classes at the Art Center

Flaherty is part of the folk band, Gamblin' Christmas (www.GamblinChristmas.com) and has played music the last five years at the Stutz Open House. "It'll be fun to be on the inside looking out for the next Open House," he said. Flaherty lives south of Broad Ripple with his wife Valorie and their two daughters.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Call for Entries: Color Restrained

Drop off for Jury Dates: Sept. 11 10am-6pm and Sept. 12 10am-6pm
No digital/slide entry
Show Dates: September 18 - October 14, 2009
Visceral Gallery
65 W. Franklin St.
Centerville, Ohio 45459
(937) 409-0069
Entry Fee: $15/1 or $25/3 (fill out application and pay when work is delivered)

Call for Entries: Color Restrained: A Fine Art Black and White Competition at Visceral Gallery. This is a juried fine art competition focusing on the high contrast emphasis of black and white. All mediums and styles of work in original concept, design, and execution accepted. 2D or 3D eligible.

Works must be delivered to the Gallery (see above for dates and times).

Juror: Amy Kollar Anderson, artist and Gallery Coordinator at Rosewood Fine Arts Centre in Kettering, Ohio. Amy's work was featured at the Indianapolis Art Center in the Other Worlds/Altered Visisons Exhibtion in 2008.

Artists will be notified of the decisions on Sept. 14. Unaccepted work must be picked up Sept. 15 - 16 between 10am - 7pm.

Awards: $200 - 1st $100 - 2nd $50 - 3rd.

For more information click [here].

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Call for Entries: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Deadline: Friday, August 14, 2009
Entry Fee: $20 (%25 commission taken at show)
Show Date: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 7:30pm
Rathskeller - Main Ballroom
401 E. Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

From the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation:

Hello Artists!

I would like to invite you to be apart of an art show I am organizing. I am putting this event together to help raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This is an awesome cause. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a fatal lung disease that primarily affects children and shortens their life expectancy to an average of 37 years old. The foundation is a privately funded by events like this! Please read the details below and let me know if you or anyone you know might be interested in participating. Also, if you would rather not be in the show but would like to donate a painting please let me know and I will be more than happy to accommodate.

Here are all of the current details:

The show will be held on Friday, August 28, 2009 at The Rathskeller downtown in the main ballroom at 7:30p.m.

We are asking each artist for an entry fee of $20 and to donate 25% of their proceeds from the evening of the art show to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The entry fee will be due by August 14, the money from proceeds due a week after the event. We are charging guests $5 to attend the event- all of this will go to the CF Foundation. This art event will be featured on couple radio spots, in the Indy Magazine next month, Indyscene, Cystic Fibrosis Guys & Dolls wesbite and we will have tons of other awesome advertising. We are estimating anywhere from 1000 – 1500 people to attend.

Please no distasteful, provocative, morbid...pieces. Some of the Cystic Fibrosis families will attend with their children and we just want to keep it classy.

If you would like to participate or have any questions please email me give me a call at 765-749-3584 or email me at mmuhlenkamp@hotmail.com.

Please know this is going to be an awesome event and a ton of fun. I can’t wait to hear from you and see all the wonderful talents you all have!

Thank you so much,
Maria Muhlenkamp