Monday, December 13, 2010

Call For Entries: 11th Annual Postcard Exchange

Iowa State University's Print Club is hosting the 11th Annual Postcard Print Exchange. Each year artists participate with entries from across the United States and as far away as Australia.This past year we received prints from 352 artists from 40 U.S. States and nine other countries.

The theme for this year’s exchange is “Apocalypse” in response to the hubbub about 2012. Feel free to interpret how you like, but a few ideas are Mayan calendar, Revelations, Nuclear Holocaust, Nostradamus, or Zombie Apocalypse.

Requirements: Any printmaking technique may be used (woodcuts, lithography, intaglio, photography, silkscreen, digital printmaking, etc.)

2.     Create 13 duplicate postcards, each must be 4” x 6”
3.     The 13 identical prints should be sent individually to the address posted below.  Each card must be stamped and will bear the markings of travel and the postal service. (Do not send the cards together in one envelope.)
4.     Include the following information on the back of the card:

        a. Your name and return address (legible please)
        b. April Katz' address (details below)
        c. Title
        c. Process(es) used
        d. Your e-mail (optional)
5.     If you can, send (separately) a small donation of $8 ($4 for students) to help pay for postage. Checks payable to The University Print Society

Send postcard prints to:

April Katz
University Print Society
158 Design
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3092

ENTRIES DUE: March 30, 2011

After receiving everyone's postcard prints the University Print Society will divide up the cards and you will be sent 12 new and different prints from other participants. The University Print Society will keep one of the 13 for its collection. Postage for returning the 12 new prints will be paid for by the University Print Society, however your donation will help us out tremendously.

National Juried Exhibit, Union Street Gallery Chicago Heights, IL

National Juried Exhibit, Union Street Gallery Chicago Heights, IL

Deadline: 01/19/11

Artists all over the country are encouraged to submit entries to “Words & Numbers” National Juried Art Exhibition at Union Street Gallery in Chicago Heights, IL. Open to artists 18+, all media. Art should incorporate words, letters, punctuation, and/or numbers somehow in their subject matter, imagery, concept, or the design of the art. This includes art based on literature and poetry, and art that relies on or incorporates geometry, grids, formulas, numerology, codes, computer languages, etc.

First | $500 |Second | $350 |Third | $150

Juror | Aron Packer of the Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago IL

Entries Due (postmarked) Jabuary 19, 2011.

For prospectus visit, email, or send SASE to Union Street Gallery 1527 Otto Blvd, Chicago Heights, IL 60411.

For questions contact Jessica 708-754-2601

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Potters Wanted

Kristi Lester is looking for several people to throw pots. 

From Kristi:

"I am wanting them to be in "heart" shape, all sizes and shapes.  I would like traditional hearts as well as something creative and different. Would like to get started as soon as possible."

For more information, contact Kristi at 317-985-9074

Indiana Artisan Applications Due January 5, 2011

Indiana Artisan Applications Due January 5, 2011

The Indiana Artisan application and guidelines for the first 2011 jury panel sessions are posted at, and visual artists are encouraged to apply prior to the January 5 deadline. Visual artists interested in the business expansion benefits of Indiana Artisan should complete the online application.  A timeline for the process is part of the guidelines, and artists are encouraged to apply through this first opportunity in 2011 because those whose work juries into the program will be able to participate in the first Indiana Artisan Marketplace.  The Exposition Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds will host the April 15-17, 2011 trade show.  An invitation-only "retail day" will see more than 4,000 retailers within a 150-mile radius of Indianapolis invited to place orders with the participating artisans for all of 2011.  Saturday and Sunday of the event will be open to the public, and more than $40,000 will be invested in advertising and promotion.

All applicants to the Indiana Artisan are juried by one of two panels - one for arts applicants and one for value-added food applicants - comprised of business development, retail, arts, and culinary professionals.  Since Indiana Artisan was launched by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman in 2008, nearly 900 art and food artisans from around the state have applied for their work to be part of the program.The application is designed to take no more than 20 minutes to complete, and there is no fee for applying.  There also is no limit to the number of times an applicant can apply, and previous applicants are encouraged to apply again prior to the deadline at noon EST on January 5.

More information is available at

National Call For Entries: 14 Juried Art Fairs and Festivals

National Call For Entries

WHAT: 14 Juried Fine Art and Fine Craft Festivals

WHERE: Chicago, IL and Surrounding Suburbs

WHEN: May through December, 2011

NOTE: Deadline for Applications: January 5, 2011


Barrington Art Festival
May 28-29
Barrington, IL
140 Artists

Eastside Millennium Art Festival
June 3-5
Chicago, IL
150 Artists

Promenade of Art Arlington Heights
June 25-26
Arlington Heights, IL
150 Artists

Chicago Botanic Garden Art Festival (NEW EVENT)
July 1-3
Glencoe, IL
80 Artists

Gold Coast Art Fair
July 9-10
Chicago, IL
400 Artists

Buffalo Grove Invitational Fine Art Festival
July 16-17
Buffalo Grove, IL
160 Artists

North Shore Festival of Art Old Orchard
July 23-24
Skokie, IL
140 Artists

Glencoe Festival of Art
July 30-31
Glencoe, IL
120 Artists

Art at the Glen Town Center
August 6-7
Glenview, IL
200 Artists

Lincolnshire Art Festival
August 13-14
Lincolnshire, IL
130 Artists

Port Clinton Art Festival
August 27-28
Highland Park, IL
260 Artists

Downtown Downers Grove Art Festival
September 10-11
Downers Grove, IL
125 Artists

Highwood Last Call Art Fair (Sell off your end of season inventory!)
September 17-18
Highwood, IL
120 Artists

Winter Art Festival (NEW EVENT)
December 3-4
Highland Park, IL
50 Artists

Amdur Productions is a nationally acclaimed art festival production company that organizes the Chicago area's most prestigious and successful juried summer art fairs.

Artists can visit and click "APPLY NOW," then follow the prompts to submit their work electronically.  All applications must be received before midnight on January 5, 2010 for consideration in this season's line up.

Email inquiries to:
Or by telephone:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Call For Entries: Broad Ripple Art Fair Gallery Booths

Broad Ripple Art Fair Call for Gallery Booths

Fair Dates:May 21 and 22, 2011
Postmark Deadline: January 22, 2011


Galleries must have an ongoing, working agent-type relationship with all artists represented in the booth and must be prepared to provide information on each artist in the booth. Galleries may not sell any work described as outlined in the prospectus (available through email by request), and they may not sell work that is packaged, licensed or distributed for mass sale ("buy-and-sell" items).

We encourage artists represented by the gallery to staff the gallery’s booth during the Fair. The Broad Ripple Art Fair Artist Committee and the 2011 five member jury panel will carefully evaluate the gallery's application to ensure it meets certain standards of quality. Galleries will notified on February 25, 2011, regarding acceptance.

For Questions, Application Form, or Additional Information, please contact Kyle Herrington, Artist Committee, at or 317-255-2464 ext 233.

Monday, December 6, 2010



DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: February 14, 2011  WOMEN EXPOSED is Proud to Announce its Sixth Annual Art Exhibition:

Every Body:

Form, Formlessness and Transfiguration

Opening Reception: 7 pm Friday, April 29, 2011  Exhibition April 29 – May 1

At Space 101, Bloomington, Indiana

(6th and Walnut)
 Women Exposed 2011 calls all female and female-identifying transgender artists from around the globe to visually interpret bodies: physical, spiritual, metaphysical, metaphorical, geographical and other. WE welcomes submissions in any media, including, but not limited to: painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, textiles, mixed media, installation and video art.


Submit 3-5 high quality photographs, digital images or video links of work to Hannah Edgerton at:

Label each image with: Artist’s name; Title of work; Size and Price of work. Please indicate top of work. (If sending jpeg images, information can be included in text of email with a corresponding number for each image).
 Also include an artist’s statement up to one-page in length in Microsoft Word, consisting of a brief biography and a description of how this body of work fits with the theme of the show.  Please include artist’s full name and mailing address at the top of the page.

Artists retain 100% of profits from sold pieces, but are responsible for shipping and handling, insurance, completed presentation of the work (frames, etc.) and all other related costs, so please include these costs in your pricing.
 All proceeds from admission benefit Middle Way House, whose mission is to end violence in the lives of women and children by implementing or sponsoring activities and programs aimed at achieving individual and social change. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Call for Proposals - Carnegie Center for Art and History

The Carnegie Center for Art and History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association are accepting proposals from artists for the 2011 New Albany Bicentennial Public Art Project.The submission deadline is January 3, 2011.

Each selected artist or artist team will receive an honorarium of $4,000. Three artists or teams will be selected from the proposals to create outdoor artworks that will be installed in the Spring of 2011 to remain on view for two years. Each selected artwork will interpret one of the following historic themes: Farmer’s Markets; Manufacturing; Newspapers and Broadcasting; and Textiles, Wholesale to Retail.  Attention must be paid to this aspect of the project, as interpretation of the chosen theme and historical appropriateness will be a factor in the selection process.

Full details and images relating to these themes can be found on the project website:

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Call For Entries - 12 X 12: A Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art

Call For Entries - 12 X 12: A Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art

Open to all media that do not exceed 12”X12”X12”

December 10, 2010
Entries and fee must be received by this date
($35 for up to three entries)

EXHIBITION: January 13 - February 10, 2011

Presidents Award, $500
First Place, $350;
Second Place, $250
Honorable Mention, $100

Fill out application at:

Eric Snyder
Gallery Secretary/Liaison
Todd Hall Art Gallery at MTSU
tel: 615.898.5653 or 615.898.2455

The 12x12 exhibition will be a juried and comprised of works that do not exceed 12˝ x 12˝ x 12˝ (this includes the frame for two- dimensional works, and in the case of three-dimensional works, includes the base. There are no media restrictions. Artists must be at least 18 years of age, and works must have been completed in the last two years. The exhibition is closed to students, staff, and faculty of MTSU.

RFQ: Los Angeles County Public Art Opportunity, Pico Rivera Library

RFQ: Los Angeles County Public Art Opportunity, Pico Rivera Library

The Los Angeles County Arts Commission's Civic Art Program seeks an artist or artist team to execute a unique and dynamic artwork for the new Pico Rivera Library.  The library, a jointly funded project by the City of Pico Rivera and Los Angeles County, will be a focal point of the community, an architectural beacon for the City and a destination in the San Gabriel Valley.

The Civic Art Program seeks an artwork that is innovative, experiential and interactive. The artwork should work in harmony with the building architecture and offer an engaging respite for the Library staff and users. The selected artist will have the opportunity to work with the project design team both to refine the best opportunities for civic art and to fully develop the artwork design.  An artist that is willing to interact with local art students is desired.

An all-inclusive budget of $150,000 is projected.  The budget includes artist fees, liability insurance, travel, fabrication, delivery, installation and any other costs associated with realizing the artwork.

This commission is open to professional artists living in the United States of America.

Deadline: Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, 2011.

To see the full application, please go to: and look under "Active Calls."  For more information, contact Letitia Fernandez Ivins at 213-202-5859.

Harrison Center for the Arts Announces Opening of Community Darkroom

Harrison Center for the Arts Announces Opening of Community Darkroom

 The Harrison Center is pleased to announce the opening of a community photography darkroom.  Memberships are available for an annual fee of $25 plus $5/hour for studio time.  For more information, please contact Pam Allee at 317.396.3886.

Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Applications Due December 10 at 5:00 pm - Reminder

Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Applications Due December 10 at 5:00 pm - Reminder

40 artists and arts administrators will have the opportunity to renew and refresh their creativity through a two-year fellowship with a cash award of $10,000 each through the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship and the deadline for applications is fast approaching.  Applications are due on or before Friday, December 10 at 5:00 pm.  For more information on the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship and a link to the application, visit

Artist Live/Work Space Now Available Downtown

Artist Live/Work Space Now Available Downtown

Indy Indie, located in downtown Indianapolis at the corner of 14th and Pennsylvania Streets, is now leasing artist live/work space, studio space, and temporary studio space. The building's features are specific to accommodate the needs of creative people at an affordable price.  Features include stained/sealed concrete floors, great natural light, city views or northern light, all utilities included, free high speed internet, a kitchen and vintage bathroom in every space, and a community of peers, all starting at $395 a month.

A gallery space is planned for the first floor retail space. This gallery will offer exhibition space to the resident artists and feature visiting artists work and special events.  The gallery will hold its first event on December 3, during IDADA's First Friday Gallery Tour.

For gallery or studio questions please contact
For leasing info, applications or to view a space call 317.322.1322 or

Monday, November 22, 2010

Call for Entries: Artlink 31st Annual National Print Exhibition

Artlink Contemporary Art Gallery

Call For Entries: 31st Annual National Print Exhibition

Submission Deadline: January 12, 2011

Juried exhibition eligible to U.S. artists working in original printmaking media. No Photography, cimputer generated or digitally altered prints will be accepted. Cash Awards totaling $2,500.00 Juror is Randy Bolton, Head of the Print Media department and Artist in Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.

Download the full prospectus at

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Call For Entries: 24th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

Call For Entries: 24th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition

Juror: Dan Cameron, Visual Arts Director, New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center

$3,000 will be available for the purchase of works for the McNeese State University Works on Paper Permanent Collection.

Open to all artists living in the United States. All artworks must be original and completed in the last two years.

Works in any medium utilizing PAPER as a component part are eligible. Artworks, including frame, should not exceed 40” in any dimension.

Accepted artworks must be suitable for formal gallery presentation as well as the rigors of packaged shipment.

Artists may submit no more than three entries. Each entry must be individually labeled with artist's name, title, primary medium, presentation size, year completed, and viewing orientation.
OPTION #1: Electronic entries can be made securely to
WWW.MCNEESEARTONLINE.ORG in either JPEG, TIFF or PDF format with file sizes for each image to not exceed 4 MB.
OPTION #2: Entries on compact disc should be sent with completed-signed entry form via postal carrier directly to the Abercrombie Gallery mailing address.
OPTION #3: Entries may be submitted on 35mm slides in standard, non-glass, mounts via postal carrier directly to the Abercrombie Gallery mailing address. Slides not accepted will be returned only if a self-addressed, stamped envelope is provided. Allow approximately four weeks for return of non-accepted slides.
All images, personal information and payment account data will be securely handled and properly discarded. Digital copies of accepted exhibition artworks become part of the MSU Works on Paper Collection. Accepted artworks differing from the original entry may be disqualified.

A non-refundable entry fee of $30 is charged each entrant. This fee entitles the artist to a maximum of three entries. Check or money order should be made out to MSU Works on Paper. Credit Card payment can be made electronically or by providing account information with entry form to the Department of Visual Arts.

Prospectus may be photocopied or downloaded by visiting: WWW.MCNEESEARTONLINE.ORG

Call For Entries: 85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking

Call For Entries
85th Annual International Competition: Printmaking
June 4 - July 30, 2011

December 15, 2010

Emi Eu, Director, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore
Sarah Suzuki, The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Assistant Curator of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Awards and Prizes
Up to $3,000 in purchase, cash and material prizes, a solo exhibition at The Print Center and a purchase award for the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Entry Information
Entries are accepted online only.
For guidelines and the application, go to:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Call For Entries: Fine Arts and Crafts Festival; Deerfield, IL

Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Festival
Downtown Deerfield, IL
June 4 and 5, 2011
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

PLUS: Friday Night Preview Party, 6-8 p.m.

*9th Annual Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Festival in upscale Chicago suburb.

*Limited to 150 professionally juried fine artists and craft persons.

*Aggressive print and television advertising.

*Jury/Booth Fees ($35/$300); Double Booths $600; corner upgrade $75.

*Cash Awards in all categories, plus Best in Show.

*Friday setup beginning at 1 p.m.

*Excellent artists' amenities, including free reserved parking at site, bottled water delivered to artists' booths and continental breakfast both days.

*Strong community support.

The Deerfield Festival of Fine Arts enjoys very strong and ongoing community support, reinforced by its multi-year history of presenting excellent art to the public. It is hosted and widely publicized by The Village of Deerfield, the Deerfield Fine Art Commission and the Deerfield Park District, along with a broad media marketing campaign. Artists' amenities, including discounted hotel rooms, reserved parking, breakfasts, booth sitters, indoor restrooms, snacks and water delivered daily to artists' booths, are tops in the industry.

Family activities draw heavily from among the community's upper-income residents. Median home price: $710,000. Repeat purchases by show-goers have built an excellent reputation for the festival, as well as large return crowds. Among the top shows in the art-oriented upper income Chicago suburbs.


March 1, 2011

March 28, 2011

For more details, artist's prospectus, and to apply, visit:
Email inquiries to:

You may also contact by telephone:
Debbie Netter, D & W Events, Inc.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Call for Entry Reminder: IU Kokomo Art Gallery's 2011 Regional Juried Exhibition

Call for Entry Reminder: IU Kokomo Art Gallery's 2011 Regional Juried Exhibition, 1 Month Left to Apply

Eligibility: The exhibit is open to all artists who are over the age of 18 and live within the 70 mile radius of Kokomo, Indiana. All entries must be original and created within the last 3 years. All work must be accurately represented in jpeg images. Work not meeting these criteria will not be exhibited.

Format: All entries will be juried from high-resolution (300dpi) jpeg images on CD. A maximum of 3 pieces can be entered; you can include one detail image for each piece if necessary. If you wish to have your CD returned to you please send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE).

Dropping Off/Pick Up: Hand delivery and pick up of artwork to and from IUK Art Gallery is the responsibility of the artist. Dates are posted below. Any Work left after April 30th, 2011 becomes the property of the IU Kokomo Art Gallery.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Broad Ripple Art Fair Call For Entries

The Indianapolis Art Center is now accepting applications for the 41st Annual Broad Ripple Art Fair. Apply at Entries are due by 11:59 MST on Sunday, January 23, 2011.

For questions, please contact Kyle Herrington, Artist Committee at (317) 255-2464 ext 233 or

Call for Artists (18+): The Kinsey Institute's 6th Annual Juried Art Show

Call for Artists: The Kinsey Institute's 6th Annual Juried Art Show

The Kinsey Institute is now accepting artwork submissions relating to sexual behavior, gender issues, pregnancy, birth, eroticism, the politics of sex and gender, sexuality, romantic relationships, sexual health and illness, and/or the human figure. All media welcome.&; Selected artwork will appear in The Kinsey Institute's 6th Annual Juried Art Show, May 20-July 30, 2011 at Indiana University SoFA Gallery. Entry deadline is February 1. To apply online go to For questions about the show or the application process, please email Kinsey Institute Curator Catherine Johnson-Roehr at or call (812)855-8890.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Request for Qualifications: Encore Sotheby’s International Realty Visiting Artist Series

Description of Opportunity
Encore Sotheby’s International Realty invites Indiana artists to submit their qualifications for their art to be displayed in the gallery-like offices of Encore Sotheby’s International Realty at 9510 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.

The intent of the Visting Artist Series is to offer an additional venue for Indiana artists to display their art and promote their craft, as well as give local artists an opportunity to sell their work. Each new artist will be introduced to Encore Sotheby’s International Realty clients, past and present, by way of an opening reception, which will also include the artist’s own clients, friends and family.

Press releases will be sent to all local media, as well as to the Sotheby’s International Realty network and the Sotheby’s Auction House in New York city.

After the artist is paid, all  remaining proceeds will benefit Indianapolis area charities, including Gleaner’s Food Bank, Christamore House and Chaucie’s Place. (Artist keeps 75% of the sale - the other 25% to charity)

Artist Eligibility
Indiana-based artists working in any style are eligible to submit their qualifications. All varieties of media will be considered. Encore Sotheby’s International Realty promotes cultural diversity and encourages artists of all backgrounds and experiences to submit their qualifications.

Selection Criteria
Packages submitted for this RFQ will be evaluated on the following criteria:
1. The applicant’s demonstration of an excellent sense of design, superior craftsmanship and a profound understanding of materials.
2. The applicant’s demonstrated potential to address themes of relevance and to communicate the themes in an appropriate visual form.
3. The applicant’s demonstrated ability to deliver a completed project on time.
4. The involvement of artists with a significant connection to Indianapolis or Indiana by virtue of having been born in, lived in, been educated in, or spent professional time in the state or city.

Selection Process
A conflict-free panel made up of representatives from various professions, including those from the visual arts community, will review the submitted work according to the above criteria. The artist selected will be informed of the specifics of the series, including timeline, etc. Compensation will be provided for the artist selected in the amount of $1000. The chosen artist’s work can be offered for sale throughout the length of the show.

How to Submit Qualifications
All work, including digital images, background information, description of work, mission statement, etc. shall be submitted to:
Encore Sotheby’s International Realty
9510 North Meridian Street, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46260

The following information should be submitted:
1. A minimum of six images of representative work must be included.  Only one artwork view may be presented in each image. Each image should have a unique title. At least half of the images must be of completed work.
2. Provide a description of the project/image.
3. Include a current resume containing a list of projects, work, etc.  Resumes must include full contact information.
4. Artist statement: This statement should describe the general nature of the applicant’s approach to creating art for the public. Applicant may address favorite themes, the nature of past community involvement, preferred medium, format or technique.
5. Please upload a list of three to five professional references, including complete contact information. The listed references should have a good knowledge of the applicant’s work and ability to execute projects.
6. Indiana connection - Does the applicant have a connection to Indiana or Indianapolis.  Please explain the nature of the connection.

Call To Artists: Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition

Deadline: 12/01/10

$500 Fellowship Award.
Fellowship recipient will also receive one year gallery representation at Center Gallery.

$40 entry fee. Submit up to 10 images for $40, $5 for each additional image.

Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition opening January 28, 2011.

Eligibility: Open to all photographic and lens based installation work. The fellowship is based upon a current body of work. Artists must submit an artist statement referencing the work. Selection will be based on the cohesive body of work submitted by each artist rather than on individual images.

Submission Format: Photographic images in jpeg format on CD. Include the entry form, a CD of your entry and payment to Center Gallery for your entry fee.

Notification of Selected Works: Selected artists will be notified via email by December 17, 2010.

For entry form, please visit:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

City of Westfield Call for Artists: Outdoor Mural/Artwork

The City of Westfield and the Grand Junction Task Group are seeking proposals for an outdoor mural/artwork. The installation of the artwork shall be June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 with the unveiling to occur in conjunction with the City’s Westfield Rocks the 4th celebration. The exhibit must be a removable display.

The purpose of the project is to give professional working artists an opportunity to gain exposure to a larger audience and to enhance the City’s public art program. Aesthetically pleasing, imaginative art that is site specific and relatable to the community is sought. The winning design must make a strong visual statement and be inviting and intriguing without being imposing. This mural/artwork will be a focal point and identifying marker for the City, specifically the downtown area. Artists or artist collectives are encouraged to submit.

The location:
  • Approximately 1595 square feet, measuring 17’ x 94’ (estimate)
  • Wall material is painted brick.
  • Window and door must remain functional for the occupants.
  • Wall is located in downtown Westfield on the southwest corner of Union St and Main St (SR 32).
  • Artists will be chosen based upon the quality and professional presentation of their work
  • Artists from Indiana will be given a priority
  • Artists should be at least 18 years of age
  • Priority will be given to artists showing some track record of showing their work professionally.
  • Artists will be required to attend the installation and unveiling of the artwork.
  • Artists must prepare their work for installation:
  • Work will be displayed outside and must be weather proof
  • Work must be removable from the building
  • Work may not exceed a depth of 12 inches from the face of the wall
  • Artists are responsible for insuring their work en route and during the installation.
  • Artwork will be insured by the City post installation.
  • Mural/artwork will become the property of the City.
  • The City of Westfield will be responsible for the promotion of the installation via its web site, press release, and City Facebook page.
  • The total budget for this project is ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
Anticipated Schedule:
  • Submission Deadline: 12:00 p.m., November 24, 2010
  • GJTG review: November 29, 2010 to January 1, 2011
  • Selection Announcement: the week of January 3, 2011
  • Finalize renderings and sketches with GJTG: February 28, 2011
  • Install Mural/Artwork: June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011
  • Unveiling: July 4, 2011 during the Westfield Rocks the 4th celebration

After reviewing the guidelines, please submit the following electronically:
  • Artist Statement
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Photographs of previous work (no older than five years)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One page description of  your proposal

Deadline for submission is November 24, 2010. Please send submittal with all requested information to one of the two contacts below:

Mic Mead                                             Jennifer Miller                    

The Grand Junction Task Group and the City of Westfield reserve the right to amend these guidelines when necessary. Please check with contacts listed above for most current information.

Indianapolis Art Center Seeking Artists for Basile Studio Shop

The Indianapolis Art Center is seeking artists for its Basile Studio Shop, located just inside the Art Center’s main entrance. The Shop will re-open in just a few weeks. Mostly local and regional artists are sought in a variety of fine art media (everything from painting and drawing, to glass and jewelry and more!).

To be considered, please download the application [here]

Or mail or hand-deliver, with supporting materials, to:

Indianapolis Art Center
Attn: Basile Studio Shop
820 E. 67th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Call for Entries: 62nd Juried Art Exhibition - Sioux City Art Center

Sioux City Art Center
225 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA

Postmark Deadline:  Friday, November 30, 2010

The Sioux City Art Center is currently accepting entries for its 62nd Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibition continues the Sioux City Art Center’s mission of supporting and exhibiting contemporary art from the upper Midwest.

The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and older living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All works must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Sioux City Art Center. Accepted works may not be withdrawn by the artist prior to the close of the exhibition and must abide by specifications below.

Cash prizes: First Place $1,500 Second Place $500 Third Place $250

Gilbert Vicario has been curator at the Des Moines Art Center since August 2009. From
2004-2009, he was assistant curator of Latin American and Latino art at the Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2006, he was named Commissioner for the International
Biennale of Cairo by the U. S. Department of State for the exhibition Daniel

For the complete prospectus and all of the guidelines, click [here]

Monday, October 18, 2010

Call to artists: Perry Township PTA Council is hosting the annual Fall Crafts & More Show

Saturday, November 13, 2010
9am – 4pm

Booth rental is $50.00

Perry Meridian Middle School
202 W Meridian School Rd
Indianapolis, IN (317) 789-4100

We will be accepting exhibitors and artisans who have quality handcrafted and designed merchandise. Party-line consultants and local sporting / spirit wear vendors are also welcome. The profit from the booth space fees will benefit the students in Perry Township schools in the form of scholarships and to maintain the continuation of the PTA Council.

Anyone wishing to participate as an exhibitor in this fantastic event can contact:

Tammy Worley


Lindsey Wall

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Arts Council to Offer Another Round of Creative Renewal Arts Fellowships

Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2010, 5:00 pm.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis will once again offer a new round of the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program. Originally conceived as a renewal opportunity similar to an academic sabbatical, this nationally recognized and groundbreaking initiative offers 40 artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh creativity through a two-year fellowship with a cash award of $10,000 each. Since the program's inception, 290 artists and administrators have been awarded fellowships through this initiative. The Arts Council of Indianapolis has awarded more than $2 million in direct-dollar support to artists and administrators since 1999. The program is funded by a grant to the Arts Council through the extraordinary generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc.

Information on eligibility requirements and application materials are available online at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Reminder: Indianapolis Art Center invitation for artist proposals

Indianapolis Art Center invitation for artist proposals

Gallery / ARTSPARK Exhibitions
Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions Department is accepting proposals for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 exhibition seasons and for outdoor work for ARTSPARK.

Any artist 18 or older may submit a proposal to be considered for a solo or group exhibition by sending a complete artist's packet to Exhibits Dept. 820 E. 67th St. Indianapolis, IN 46220. Proposals will be accepted until December 31, 2010.

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
  • videos of performance work may also be included as part of the packet.
In addition, please answer the two following questions:

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?

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 2011 for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, and you will be notified about your status before the end of June 2011. 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 or 317.255.2464, ext. 238.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Artist Member Ben Johnson to Exhibit

Gallery 924 Opening Reception Featuring the Art of Artist Member and Indianapolis Art Center glass instructor Ben Johnson

Arts Council of Indianapolis Gallery 924's Inaugural Exhibition.  Opening reception is from 6-9 pm.  Glass artist Ben Johnson's work is informed by texture, color theory, natural occurrences and the way living organisms affect one another. Johnson's first major exhibition in Indiana will highlight his current Host series.  Applying his extensive studies of glass working to contemporary sculpture, Johnson's work features raised patterns, underlying colors, and interior visual surfaces.

As Indianapolis' newest fine art exhibition space, Gallery 924 provides a mix of programming highlighting Central Indiana contemporary artists, including solo shows and collaborations with partner organizations.  The 1300 square foot gallery is located in the former home of Rollerland and the new home of the Arts Council of Indianapolis.


Gallery 924
924 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Free parking in the lots to the south of the building and across the street at the Lucille Raines

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Call for Artists: 15th Annual Garage Sale Art Fair

Kalamazoo County Fairground & Expo Center
Kalamazoo, Michigan
February 26, 2011
9:30 - 4:00

Approximately 110 booths
Deadline: November 1

You've heard how fun it is. This is your chance to find out for yourself! This is the show to sell your seconds, overstock, duds or things you're just tired of looking at in your booth, even your art supplies or art you've traded for!

It's only 5 ½ hours long with morning set-up. So make it easy on yourself, rent some tables and forget the normal time consuming display.

It's run by Bonnie Blandford (jewelry) and Michael Kifer (clay) who both make their living doing art fairs so hopefully we know how to make it more fun! Besides, who doesn't need money in February?

The scoop:

$10 application fee
Booth fees are $110
Very few rules (no buy/sell)
Share a booth if you'd like
Mark things down and move them out!

Applications, more information and pictures are at:

P.S. Yes, I attend this show every year and bring my friends-- fabulous shopping and fun for everyone!

Show director--Bonnie Blandford, yes, fun!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Artist Member Patrick Flaherty to exhibit at Harrison Center

artist receptionFriday, October 1, 5 to 10pm
Admission Free

1505 North Delaware
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317.396-3886

The Harrison Center and IACED (Indiana Association for Community Economic Development) are joining forces to present HOMEWARD BOUND, an art show and "phantom" walk fundraiser for Homeward Bound - Central Indiana, a project of IACED to benefit Aspire Indiana, Gennesaret Free Clinics, Hamilton County Neighborhood Development (HAND), Homeless Initiative Program, Horizon House, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Midtown Community Mental Health Center and the Julian Center. Participants in the "walk" will tour the Harrison Center in lieu of a traditional 5K walk.
The Harrison Gallery will feature a group show with art inspired by the idea of home. Participating artists are Kathryn Barnes Dart, Catherine Schlebecker, Tyler Meuninck, Patrick Flaherty and Brent Aldrich.

For complete information click [here].

1505 North Delaware
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317.396-3886

Thursday, September 23, 2010

RFQ: Public Sculpture Opportunity - Terra Haute, Indiana

Public Sculpture Opportunity
Request for Qualifications

Art Spaces, Inc. – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection is issuing a Request for Qualifications for a site-specific project to be located in the city of Terra Haute, Indiana on the campus of Indiana State University.

Deadline for Receipt of Materials: 
October 6, 2010

Send to:
Art Spaces, Inc.
100 S. Campus Drive
P.O. Box 3799
Terre Haute, IN 47803-0799

Art Spaces, Inc. – Wabash Valley Outdoor Sculpture Collection
This RFQ is for a sculpture for Rankin Plaza on the campus of Indiana State University. The plaza is a highly trafficked area on a campus serving students, faculty and staff of ISU, as well as off-campus visitors. Currently under re-construction, the plaza will be reopened in late 2010. Rankin Plaza is located along the Arts Corridor (7th Street) one block north of downtown Terre Haute.

The Arts Corridor includes the Indiana Theater, the Sheldon Swope Art Museum, Halcyon Contemporary Art, Gopalan Contemporary Art, independent artists’ studios, Vigo County Public Library, Crossroads Repertory Theater, ISU Performing and Fine Arts Center, and Tilson Hall. Five public outdoor sculptures may be found along the Arts Corridor with several others located nearby.

Artist’s Budget: $45,000 (all inclusive excluding site preparation, lighting and landscaping).

Images of the site and the plaza (currently under construction), dimensions of the site and a plan of the site are available on our website at

Art Spaces, Indiana State University and Goals for this Project
The mission of Art Spaces is to establish a collection of public outdoor sculpture in Terre Haute and the surrounding region of the Wabash Valley. There are currently eight pieces designated as part of the Art Spaces collection. See for more information.

Art Spaces works in collaboration with City of Terre Haute, area universities, foundations, businesses and individuals to contribute to the long-term growth of the arts in the region.

Indiana State University has an extensive Permanent Art Collection ( as well as a state of the art contemporary gallery. A new addition to the permanent collection, the Rankin Plaza sculpture will add meaning to the space and will add a creative enhancement to the plaza and its surrounding buildings.

The artist’s total budget for this project shall not exceed $45,000 and is all inclusive (research, design, materials, fabrication, transportation, engineering, insurance, taxes and any other expenses related to the project not listed as the responsibility of Art Spaces or the University). Site preparation, foundation, lighting and landscaping will be provided by the University within reasonable expectations. The first trip to Terre Haute and accommodations for the finalists will be paid by Art Spaces, Inc. based on a reasonable round trip air fare or a mileage reimbursement based on the standard rate approved by the State of Indiana. Artists will otherwise pay their own travel expenses as necessary.

This opportunity is open to practicing professional artists over 18 years of age working with durable outdoor materials.

Selection Process and Criteria
Art Spaces is committed to providing completed sculptures which will be made of durable weather-resistant materials that are also vandal resistant. Artists will be selected based on artistic merit, quality of materials, creativity in approach and appropriateness for the site, feasibility, demonstrated experience and ability to meet a scheduled timeline.

The selection committees will view most favorably those proposals which indicate that the artist has reviewed all of the information available regarding the specific location and requirements of this project. Please take into consideration that the work should hold appeal for all ages and should be made of durable materials.

After the initial screening 3 finalists will be selected to fully realize the proposal and each will receive a stipend of $450. The Art Spaces Site Selection and Acquisition Committee includes members of the Board of Art Spaces, area arts professionals, representatives from Indiana State University and one community representative.

Please note: this sculpture will be designated and promoted as part of the Art Spaces Collection, as well as part of the Indiana State University Permanent Art Collection.

Project Timeline
The RFQ deadline is Wednesday, October 6, 2010.

Selected finalists will be given 4-6 weeks to complete a proposal. The final selection will take place in early December 2010. The completion date for the sculpture is end of March 2011.

Please note: the completion deadline is subject to any plaza construction delays.

Other Project Information
On the Art Spaces website you will find
  • Images of the site (under construction) and the surrounding buildings
  • Plaza design
  • Dimensions of the Site
  • Additional information about Art Spaces
  • Access to other links that will provide you with information about Indiana State University, the ISU Permanent Art Collections and the City of Terre Haute
You may also call (812-244-4216) or write with questions or to receive a hard copy of any of the above. Please note “Rankin Plaza Sculpture” in subject heading.

Submission Deadline and Guidelines
For consideration, please send the following with your name clearly on each item. Make sure to include all of your current contact information in your letter and bio sheet. If you are submitting as a team you will need to submit the resume/bio for each member of the team.
  • Letter of interest – not to exceed two pages. Please tell us your reason for being interested in this particular project and how your work and/or experience is relevant.
  • 10 digital (jpg only) images on one clearly labeled CD (include site photos of previously installed works). No e-mail submissions will be accepted.
  • Corresponding list of images submitted including title, dimensions, materials, year, location and budget
  • Short narrative bio
  • Professional Resume
  • List of 3 references with their current contact information
  • SASE for return of the CD (nothing will be returned without SASE)

Send to: Art Spaces, Inc., 100 S. Campus Drive, P.O. Box 3799, Terre Haute, IN 47803-0799

Copyright Release
Artists retain rights of all copyrighted materials submitted, except as limited by this section. By submitting to this RFQ, those artist(s) responding agree to a copyright release for controlled usage of the submitted materials for committee distribution, education and publicity purposes. Art Spaces shall not be responsible for any third party infringement of artists’ copyrights.

Insurance Requirements
For the selected artist(s), Art Spaces requires that the final approved contract for professional services specify that the selected artist(s) shall maintain at all times during the term of the contract, at its sole expense:
  • Statutory workers’ compensation
  • Automobile liability insurance
  • Comprehensive general liability
  • Professional services liability
Art Spaces, Inc. and Indiana State University shall be named as additional insured and be provided with a certificate of insurance prior to the effective date of the contract or any renewal contract. Art Spaces shall be provided with all renewal certificates within 30 days of the expiration date of any and all policies listed on the certificate of insurance.Please see for the details of required insurance amounts.

For the selected artist, Art Spaces requires that the final approved contract for professional services specify that the artist(s) agrees to indemnify and hold Art Spaces and Indiana State University harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, costs, expenses, charges and damages arising from, or relating to, the contractual agreement, including but not limited to attorney’s fees, with respect to any cause arising out of, resulting from, or in connection with (a) any breach by the artist(s) of any clause, condition or provision of the contract; b) any breach or violation by the artist of any applicable criminal or civil law; or (c) any other cause resulting from any act or failure to act by the artist(s) in accordance with the contract.The artist(s) shall promptly assume the defense of any claim, suit or action within the scope of this indemnification at its expense upon being notified thereof.

Art Spaces reserves the right to contract one or more artists, or to refuse a contract with any artist.

Information about Art Spaces and Contact Information
Artists are strongly encouraged to visit the website

Call for Presentation Proposals for the Glass Art Society 2012 Toledo, OH Conference

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Studio Glass "Roots" in America Glass Art Society 42nd Annual Conference
Toledo, Ohio, June 13-16, 2012


The Glass Art Society Board of Directors is requesting proposals for lectures, demonstrations, lec-mo's and panels for the Toledo, Ohio conference relating to the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Studio Glass "Roots" in America.

In recognition of the Toledo Museum of Art's role as the cradle of the American Studio Glass Movement, GAS will be holding its 2012 conference in Toledo, Ohio. In 1962, two experimental glass workshops held at the Museum proved that glass was a medium suitable for the expression of artistic ideas in a studio environment. They launched a movement that was propelled by an unprecedented collective enthusiasm and since has turned into an international phenomenon that continues to inspire experimentation. Toledo, America's Glass City, is welcoming again artists from around the world to celebrate the achievements of the past and to explore the seemingly endless possibilities of glass. Proposal submissions should recognize this historic year for studio glass, while reflecting the innovative spirit, diverse viewpoints, and current concerns of the Glass Art Society community at large.

- Online through the GAS website
- or on Disc mailed to the GAS office

Please visit the webpage for complete details including:
  • DESCRIPTION of the theme and location - Toledo, OH
  • SUBMISSION GUIDELINES  - What to submit and How 
  • SUBMIT your proposal online if submitting more than one you will need to make separate submissions for each  

Please contact the GAS office at with any questions or call Monday-Friday PST 9am-5pm.

The Glass Art Society is a 501c3 non-profit professional organization whose purpose is to encourage excellence, to advance education, to promote the appreciation and development of the glass arts, and to support the worldwide community of artists who work with glass.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Artist Member Dan Cooper to Exhibit


Opening Reception will be Friday, October 1, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at wUG LAKU'S STUDIO & gARAGE
Exhibition dates are October 1st through October 30, 2010

"Portals" features a new series of paintings by visual artist Dan Cooper continuing his fascination with astronomy & physics combined with hope for the future of humankind. Paying homage to his artist heroes is a unifying theme in these paintings, incorporating acrylic paints and digital manipulation on canvas. Controlling compositional elements and using lessons learned from past “isms” are integral to his style. Cooper favors a Midwestern sensibility that translates abstract concepts into a narrative with recognizable objects and worlds.

"Portals" will open to the public during the IDADA First Friday Art Tour October 1, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibition location:
Indianapolis IN 46202


Contact info:
Dan Cooper
7947 Teel Way
Indianapolis, IN 46256

Image: Dan Cooper, Burn 3, Reflection

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Deadline Tomorrow! Tenth Annual Day of the Dead Celebration

Tenth Annual Exhibition, Workshops and Celebration!

Dear Artist and Collaborator: Thank you very much for your interest in the Indianapolis Art Center’s ninth annual El Día de los Muertos/The Day of the Dead programs. We are glad you want to be a part of our exhibition of altars and shrines, workshops and celebration.
Please review the information about the traditional Mexican celebration of The Day of the Dead holiday, as well as the guidelines for proposing an altar or shrine (or both) for our exhibition. In order to be considered for inclusion, please complete and return your proposal to the Indianapolis Art Center by Friday, September 3, 2010. Forms arriving after that time will be evaluated for inclusion as space permits.
As in previous years, workshops and public tours of our exhibition are being planned for the months of October and November through our Outreach Department.
• The altar exhibition is on view in the Indianapolis Art Center galleries October 8-November 28, 2010.
• The shrine exhibition is outside in ARTSPARK and is on view October 25 - November 7, 2010.
• Our celebration festivities will take place on Saturday, October 30, 3-8 p.m. We invite you to join us!
• Upon acceptance of your proposal design, we will notify you with further information. 

Thank you again for your support of this wonderful cultural tradition! Please contact us if you have any questions: 
Laura Alvarado, Director of Outreach (317) 255-2464 ext. 235 or Patrick Flaherty, Exhibitions Associate (317) 255-2464 ext. 238 or