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 to 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 or 812-855-7686

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hoosier Artists Encouraged to Apply for IAC Individual Artist Program Grants

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: 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

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


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 For those of you familiar with the Broad Ripple Art Fair application on ZAPP, this is virtually the same. 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.