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, or pick up a ticket onsite at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on the day of the event.

Go to 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 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 Fri., Oct. 23 - Selected presenters will be notified by email with instructions on assembling presentations Thurs., Nov 5 - Final presentations emailed back to 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, or contact Judy Byron at

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 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 or 317-631-3301.

For more information about publishing requirements and timeline for reproductions, please contact Brandi Cassis with Editions Limited at 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

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].

Monday, September 14, 2009

Exhibition Opening: Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibtion V

Saturday, September 19 5:00 - 8:00pm
Garfield Park Arts Center
2432 Conservatory Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Show Dates: September 19 - October 11

Artist Member Casey Jo Ailes is featured in the Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition V September 19 - October 11, 2009. The opening reception will be held Saturday, September 19, from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at The Garfield Park Arts Center - Black Tie Optional Event.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

In Loving Memory of Paul J Sweany

September 13, 2:00pm
Ruth Lilly Library
Indianapolis Art Center
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 255-2464

Please join the Indianapolis Art Center in celebrating the life of Paul J. Sweany. Paul was a long time faculty member at the Art Center teaching from 1957 - 2000. He taught anatomy, art history, ceramics, and watercolor.

There will be works by Paul Sweany on display and a video about him. In addition there will be several speakers and an Italian Vocalist performing. Light refreshments will be served. This is a party to celebrate the life of a wonderful artist and teacher.

Free and open to the public. Children welcome.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

All Aboard - Call to Artists for Public Art at Cleveland, OH train station

Deadline: September 28, 2009
Lee Van Aken Station
Shaker Heights, OH

The Lee/Van Aken Station is located on a bridge at the intersection of Lee Road and Van Aken Boulevard along the Light Rail Blue line. The tracks are located approximately 17' below grade.

RTA and the City of Shaker Heights seek high quality art that is uniquely designed for this specific place. The art must enhance the attractiveness of the station design and the area while providing an appropriate context for the surroundings. The selected artwork will fit harmoniously with the station and its context.

If you are interested contact Theresa Burrage at (216) 566-5187 or

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
1240 West Sixth St.
Cleveland, OH 44113

To view the official contract click [here].

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Indianapolis Art Center presents its Annual Faculty Exhibit

Wilbur Montgomery, Lindsey, digital photograph

Annual Faculty Exhibit
Indianapolis Art Center
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220
August 28 - September 30, 2009

The Indianapolis Art Center is presenting its Annual Faculty Exhibit. This is an excellent way to view the wide range of work coming from the faculty. Because the Art Center has so many faculty we have to split the exhibition alphabetically to accommodate. This year we are in the "L-Z" rotation.

All faculty at the Art Center are also Artist Members and perform a vital service to our core mission. Don't miss this glimpse into the diverse talent of the Indianapolis Art Center faculty. It is a truly strong exhibition.

Also on display are the Best of the Student Show 2008-09 Divisional Award Winners and Best of Show Exhibition, Faculty of the Year Shirley Werner Carr, prints by Pat Herring, and recent paintings by Gayla Hodson.

Cara Moczygemba, Recline, ceramic

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Efroymson Family Fund Announces Fellowship Opportunity for Contemporary Visual Artists

Efroymson Family Fund Announces Fellowship Opportunity for Contemporary Visual Artists

Entry Deadline: October 2, 2009

Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) is now accepting applications for contemporary visual artists that reside in Indiana and select counties in Kentucky and Ohio.

The Efroymson Family Fund, a donor advised fund of CICF, will be awarding (5) $20,000 unrestricted awards to contemporary visual artists age 25 and older that work in the following media or disciplines: painting, printmaking, sculpture materials used can include glass, video, metal, wood or textile), installation art (materials used can include glass, video, metal, wood or textile), photography or new media (computer generated still image or 3-D art).

Applicants must provide proof of age and residency in Indiana, or select counties in Kentucky or Ohio.

Eligibility Requirements:
Contemporary visual artists age 25 and over
Must be a resident of Indiana or select counties in Kentucky or Ohio. Documentation proving full-time residency as of September 2008.

Recipients must reside in Indiana, Ohio or Kentucky during the duration of the one year fellowship

Geographic Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must prove that they have resided in one of the following counties since September 2008:
Indiana: Any of Indiana’s 92 counties

Kentucky (Louisville Metro):Boone, Braken, Bullitt, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Henry, Jefferson, Kenton, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Pendleton, Shelby, Spencer, or Trimble county

Ohio (Cincinnati metro):Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton or Warren county

Applicants must meet all of the basic eligibility criteria at the time the application is due. Recipients of the 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship are not eligible to apply. Applications are due October 2, 2009

Complete guidelines and application materials are available on the Central Indiana Community Foundation website at