Thursday, January 21, 2010

Call for entry Art 4 Sale 2010 - Ft. Wayne Museum of Art

Deadline: February 15, 2010
Artist Notification: March 15, 2010
Selected Artists will receive complete instructions for artwork delivery and pick-up dates/times.
Exhibition Preview: Thursday, May 6, 2010
Exhibition Dates: May 7 - 9, 2010

For over 50 years, art buyers have flocked to the Museum's Art 4 Sale gallery sales exhibition and left with their arms full of new work by contemporary American artists from all over the country. Our twin goals for this spectacular annual event are to introduce people to great American handcrafted work and to support the FWMoA's children's educational programs.

Be a part of this extraordinary and highly successful event-- apply TODAY!
Artist Eligibility:
Artists over 18 years of age are eligible. Work selected for the gallery sale must be original, handcrafted, and completed after April 1, 2008.

Artwork Eligibility:
Artist-made original works in the following categories will be considered:
  • Ceramics: A funcational object made of shaped and fired clay (including earthenware, porcelain, stoneware and terra cotta).
  • Collage: The use of several materials (such as cardboard, fabric, glass, leather, metal, paper, photographs, string and wood) to form a wall relief design.
  • Glass: A functional object made of glass (including blown glass and stained glass).
  • Jewelry: The use of several different materials (such as clay, glass, metal and wood) to form a body adornment.
  • Painting: The use of oil, acrylic, or watercolor on canvas or board.
  • Photography: Images and designs produced on a sensitized surface (such as film or paper).
  • Printmaking: Traditional, hand-pulled prints (such as lithographs, silkscreens, woodcuts and etchings) created in limited editions.
  • Sculpture: A non-functional, three-dimensional object made of materials such as clay, fabric, glass, leather, metal, stone, or wood.
  • Wearable Art: Clothing or non-jewelry accessories in any medium and fabricated by the artist.
  • Works on Paper: A two-dimensional design on paper (including drawings, wtchings, monoprints, graphic design, pastels and watercolors).
  • 3-D Crafts: A functional, three-dimensional object made of any material other than ceramics or glass (including fiber objects and furniture).

Selection Process:
All participating artists will be selected by a jury from the images submitted.Please submit up to three images representational of your artwork for review. Jury decisions are final and artists will be notified by March 15, 2010.

Number of Works:
Artists who receive notification of acceptance into Art 4 Sale 2010are asked to send up to and as many works from the following categories. Works sent MUST be in the same medium as represented in the submitted images.

10 Framed works and/or 25 matted works with protective coverings
10 Sculptures
25 Ceramics
35 Jewelry Items
35 Textile/fiber items
10 Furniture
25 Glasswork
25 Mixed Media

Use ONLY plexiglass on framed shipped works. Do not ship framed works covered with glass.
Insurance is provided for all works while they are at the FWMoA. In transit insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

If you have questions, call the FWMoA at (260) 422-6467 ext 310 or email
Upon acceptance, selected artists will receive delivery/pick-up/shipping information.
Special coding instructions will be sent to each artist to label and identify each artwork to be included in the Art 4 Sale 2010 gallery sale.

Sale of Work:
The Fort Wayne Museum of Art will receive a 40% commission on all work sold. When pricing your work please keep this in mind.

For an entry form click [here].

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Celadon Group contest for college students offers $5,000, 53-foot 'canvas' for top prize

Indianapolis-based long-haul trucking company Celadon Group travels millions of miles a year on all kinds of highways in plenty of ugly conditions, but one semitrailer this year will be a real work of art.

This week, company founder and Chairman Stephen Russell will announce a scholarship competition among college students to create an artwork or picture to be enlarged and displayed on the side of a 53-foot-long semitrailer. The top prize will be $5,000.

The project commemorates company landmarks this year, but it also fits with Russell's passion for promoting, collecting and endowing the arts. He is chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Museum of Art this year.

A look around his company's Eastside headquarters -- where various paintings, photos and large metal sculptures are displayed -- shows why Russell believes there is both beauty and practical value in encouraging art and artists.

"Art is an investment. But art also sets a tone within the company and in the culture of the community."

His office is decorated with antiques. Works by Andy Warhol and others are on the walls of the company that runs one of the largest trucking fleets in the nation.

The latest of Russell's projects promoting art -- dubbed "Art for the Long Haul" -- will create a unique picture, photo or painting to be displayed on the sides of a semitrailer marking the company's 25th anniversary.

The rolling artwork's first appearance is to be in New York in late April, when Russell and others from Celadon will ring the opening daily bell on the New York Stock Exchange. Celadon is traded on Wall Street under the symbol CGI.

A few days later, the customized artwork will roll back to Indianapolis for a May 1 birthday party in Lucas Oil Stadium for the company's 4,000 employees. About 700 are in Indiana.

This spring, Celadon is inviting students at hundreds of colleges and art schools in seven regions of the US, Canada and Mexico, the countries covered by Celadon's operations, to create the anniversary design.

Russell and Celadon's Thomas Burck said a committee headed by IMA Chief Executive Maxwell Anderson will narrow the submitted artworks to seven finalists.

The winning art will be applied to the sides of a trailer in the Plainfield shops of TKO Graphix. The piece may be incorporated in other company promotions.

The winning artist will receive $5,000; the other six finalists will get $500 each.

Russell said the idea of the art competition was sparked by George Sechrist, president of Indianapolis-based BMG event-planning, media and promotions firm. "Celadon has a history of embracing art, so I thought a competition would bring attention to both the company and to the arts," Sechrist said. "We're contacting colleges and art schools to see if they want to join the competition. We're also spreading the offer through national scholarship search companies."

Art students should contact their school's financial aid office for information about the competition. Deadline for submissions will be March 15.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Lt. Governor Skillman Accepting Entries for 2010 Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists Competition

From Lt. Governor Skillman:

For the fourth consecutive year, I am accepting submissions for my annual Celebration of Hoosier Women Artists competition. Winners of the art competition will be announced in March to coincide with Women’s History Month.

The 2009 competition was a tremendous success. Displaying the winning pieces of art in my office has been an honor; visitors are consistently impressed by the art that is displayed. I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions and once again sharing the talents of our winners with Hoosiers who visit the Statehouse.

Entry deadline for this year’s contest is February 19, 2010.
The works will be on display at my office for one year and will be posted online.

Complete competition rules and dates are available online at (click on the Hoosier Women Artists logo). Electronic copies of the art should be submitted to Karen Davis

Please share this information with others that might be interested.

If you would like to see the winners from last year’s competition, click [here].

Friday, January 15, 2010

Deadline for The Kinsey Institute 2010 Juried Art Show

The February 1st deadline for entries for The Kinsey Institute’s 2010 Juried Art Show is quickly approaching.  Enter online@
Please let us know at if you have any questions.  Hope to see your entries soon!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Arts Volunteer Needed at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is seeking a dedicated volunteer to lead visual arts educational programs during the museum’s monthly Target Free Family Night.  This is a new program designed to improve access to visual arts programming for children. The volunteer will lead program activities for a group of approximately 25 children and families. The arts volunteer will also help supervise and guide trained and motivated teen volunteers from the Museum Apprentice Program that will be facilitating child learning.

The volunteer position is the first Thursday of every month from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., year-round with some additional training.

Applicants should submit an application, Limited Criminal History background check and submit a resume. Please indicate at the top of your application that you are applying for this volunteer opportunity by writing “Arts Volunteer” at the top. 

Once we have received and processed your application and LCH, you can expect a follow up phone call from a member of the Volunteer Services staff.

For more information on the Children's Museum, visit

Summer Art Fair Seeks Artists, Noblesville, IN

The Summer Art Fair on the Square in Noblesville, Indiana invites artists to apply.  The fair will take place on Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 10:00a - 4:00p.

Deadling for entry June 1, 2010.  Jury fee $10 and booth fee is $80 plus donation of art charitable to the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission.

The SAFS excepts all fine art media.  In it's 7th year, the art fair is located on the historic courthouse square. 

Email or call Randall at 317-774-8321 or for more information and application.

Artists who have previously exhibited do not need to send images unless you are changing mediums or have a new work style.  Otherwise, please stay in your designated medium (i.e., do not bring paintings if you've entered photography or jewelry). 

Sculptures Needed for Temporary Sculpture Garden, Zionsville

Sculpture artists are wanted for a temporary Sculpture Garden in Lincoln Park during the annual Brick Street Gallery Walk in Zionsville on June 25, 2010 from 6pm-10pm sponsored by the Zionsville Arts Initiative.

Please submit up to 3 jpg images with dimensions.  Sculptures made of metal, ceramic, bronze, cement, etc. are welcome as long as the pieces are weather resistant.  Please indicate if electricity is needed.  Artists are encouraged to attend the event to talk to visitors about their work.  Demonstrations are welcome.

Sculptures will be paired up with poets for poetry readings that evening.
All work will need to be picked up at the conclusion of the event at 10pm.
Please send images, bio, and contact information to Find out  more information on the Zionsville Arts Initiative at

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Announcing the Inaugural New York VERGE Art Fair at the Historic Dylan Hotel; Applications Now Being Accepted

Announcing the Inaugural New York VERGE Art Fair at the Historic Dylan Hotel; Applications Now Being Accepted
The Only Fair Exclusively for Emerging Art.
Click here to Download the Application
New York 2010
4-7 March
The Dylan Hotel
52 East 41st Street
Between Madison and Park Avenues

VERGE emerging art fair is proud to announce its inaugural New York event at the 4-star Dylan Hotel, March 4-7, 2010, coinciding with the New York Armory Show. VERGE is THE source for emerging art in New York, the only art fair exclusively devoted to emerging art throughout the New York art fair scene. Located only 7 short blocks from Volta, The Armory Show's sister fair, and one block from NYC landmarks including Grand Central Terminal, VERGE is well positioned to provide a high visibility platform for the best in new and emerging art.

Verge is an international platform for the most exciting and interesting in new and emerging art. Verge exists to establish boundaries of the extraordinary as a counter to the natural compulsion towards stagnation in the way art is evaluated and delivered to the public. Staying true to this necessary state for the advancement of art requires a sustained focus on the best new ideas and practices of those marginal or newly emerging to international art audiences. The satisfaction of this fixed requirement for a healthy and competitive artistic culture is at the core of Verge as an international exposition of the highest quality artistic production and the galleries, museums and audiences who sustain it.

Located in the former home of the New York Chemists Club, built in 1903, the Dylan is a lavish environment in which to showcase the best in new and emerging art. Dylan's interiors, by Jeffrey Beers of Jeffrey Beers International, mark a deliberate departure from both the too stark and overly hip designs currently prevalent in the high-end boutique hotel market. Interior design features include rich jewel-toned fabrics, Carrara marble sinks and American walnut fixtures and furnishings. The 11 foot ceilings in each guest room and suite not only complement the design, but offer a feeling of spaciousness not found in the average New York City hotel. Beers has created a timeless look for the property that redefines opulence for a new age while preserving the landmark-quality architecture of the 1903 Beaux-Arts structure. Room service is provided by the popular Benjamin Steakhouse at the Dylan Hotel for breakfast and dinner.

The Dylan Hotel
52 East 41st Street
New York, USA

Tel: +1-312-612-2270

Thursday, March 4, 2009, Noon to 6:00 pm

Admission to the Professional Preview is given to press and VIP (both Verge, Armory Show and Volta cards are accepted) cardholders only. The Opening Night Preview is for those cardholders and for paid public admission.

Thursday, March 4, 2009, 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Friday & Saturday, 5 - 6 March, Noon to 8 pm Sunday, 7 March, Noon to 6 pm

Opening night preview: $20 General admission: $10, $5 for students and seniors

PRESS INQUIRIES A Press Packet has also been made available for download with an print-quality, high-res image archive and materials for use by media and can be downloaded here from the VERGE Press center.


Edouard Steinhauer, Artistic Director for VERGE, is available for interviews. Please forward all interview requests to: Anna-Maria Cerniglia VIP & Media Relations +1-312-612-2270

Monday, January 11, 2010

Call to Artists Chair-ity Affair

Call to Artists
Chair-ity Affair
Turn an Ordinary Chair Into an Original Work of Art!

What is the Chair-ity Affair?
The Care for Kids Foundation invites Indiana artists to participate in the second annual Chair-ity Affair – a special evening that brings together the arts, businesses and community for a live and silent auction that’s all about CHAIRS! The Chair-ity Affair features two types of chairs – artist chairs and celebrity chairs. The celebrity chairs are personal chairs or autographed chairs donated by national celebrities and professional athletes. Artist chairs are chairs that are designed from scratch or chairs that are completely refurbished. Artists are encouraged to design, paint, build or make over a chair of any type. We don’t care if you paint it, bead it, feather it, reupholster it, or build it from scratch – all chair types and designs are welcome. Chairs can be provided by the Care for Kids Foundation or you may use a chair that you already own or a chair you find.

Proceeds Benefit Care For Kids
Proceeds from the Chair-ity Affair will give foster and underprivileged children the opportunity to attend summer camp at Happy Hollow in Brown County, Indiana. Care for Kids Camp offers children, ages 7 to 14, a traditional camp experience that includes swimming, horseback riding, canoeing, kayaking, arts and crafts, and nature walks. The camp also includes life skill components that help engender a sense of hope, self esteem, self confidence, team building skills and respect for self and others.

Event Details
Friday, March 19, 2010
7:00 – 11:00 pm
Mavris Art and Event Center
121 South East St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Ticket Price: $50/ticket
The Chair-ity Affair will feature a strolling dinner, live entertainment, and of course, the auction
of your works of art.

Cash Awards: Judging will be done by an independent committee of art enthusiasts. Judging criteria will include how well the chair fits the category, creative use of color and materials, the use of non conventional materials, workmanship and originality. All prizes will be decided and awarded at the event on March 19, 2010 as follows:
•_ 1st Place - $500
•_ 2nd Place - $250
•_ 3rd Place - $100
•_ Peoples Choice Award - $200
Chair Categories:
•_ Chairs as Art
•_ Children’s chairs
•_ Functional/Traditional chairs
•_ Chairs Redefined
•_ Sports Chairs
•_ Celebrity Chairs
Maximum of 10 chairs per category

Internet Exhibition: Photos of all chairs will be posted on the event website no later
than February 15, 2010.

Eligibility: The Chair-ity Affair is open to all artists working in all media. All forms of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, graphics, furniture design, digital and installation art are eligible.

Restrictions: All art is limited to chairs.

Deadline: Applications must be received via fax, mail or email by December 1, 2009. A photo of your finished work of art must be delivered no later than February 1, 2010. Electronic files are preferred. This photo will be posted along with your ‘before’ photo on the Chair-ity Affair website. Chairs will be delivered directly to the venue the week prior to the event. Artist Attendance at Event: All participating artists are encouraged to attend the event. Artists will be introduced as well as recognized in the event program. Participating artists will receive two complimentary tickets (one for artist and one for a guest, $100 value).

Entry Fee: There is no entry fee to participate; however, artist must donate their chair to the Care for Kids’ Chair-ity Affair to be included in the live or silent auction on March 19, 2010. The Care for Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation and donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Call to Artists
Artist Entry Form
Contact Name: __________________________________________________________________
Business Name: __________________________________________________________________
Address: _ _______________________________________________________________________
City: ______________________________________State: _______________ Zip: _____________
Daytime Phone: ____________________________Cell Phone: ___________________________
Email: _____________________________________Website: _ ____________________________
Please provide general description of type of chair as well as media:
(i.e. lounge chair, reupholstered in fur; kitchen chair painted in acrylics, etc.)
Which category does your chair fit into? _____________________________________________
Do you have a chair or would you like Care for Kids to provide you with a chair?
Please include or email a ‘before’ photo of your chair to be included on our website.
Fax or Mail Entry Form to:
Rene Chamberlain, Care for Kids Foundation
4760 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Ph 317-257-5437
Fax 317-257-7054 is pleased to invite artists to WORK ON DISPLY is pleased to invite artists to WORK ON DISPLY the 2nd annual juried contemporary art competition 12 months on display. WORK ON DISPLY takes place online at once every year.

All entries go through a selection process. The competition is judged solely by visuals submitted on-line as Jpeg attachments. Numbers of entries: 6 - 12 works / image files submitted on-line to:

The Selection: 
The screening is free and is conducted by review on 6 - 12 Jpegs of 72 dpi up to 700 pixels. Image file versions of the submitted works online or attachment along the works details -title, year, medium, size, price. Submitters whose entries pass the screening are included in competition and are requested the participation fee payment.

Participation Fee:
Submitters whose pass the screening will be requested the competition fee. There is a US $80 / EUR 50 entry fee for 6 works. and US $15 / EUR 10 for each additional work. Payment by Direct Transfer on account, by Money Order, by PayPal, by Western Union

63 prize-winners will be awarded. Grand Prize. Award value EUR 4,900: One Artists will be awarded two-page spreads in ART IN VOGUE, a quality collective art book for collectors, galleries, museums, dealers and art lovers. Award of Distinction. Award value EUR 2,450: Two Artists will be awarded one-page in ART IN VOGUE, a quality collective art book for collectors, galleries, museums, dealers and art lovers. Honorable Award. 60 Artists will be selected for Diploma of Excellence.

The competition will be conducted in two rounds: preliminary and final assessment. Only works that pass the preliminary judging will advance to the final round. Judging Panel: Andrea Pagnez, art critic, fine artist, editor, curator (Venice Biennial), Florence; Marta Dimitrescu, fine artist, director, editor, London

Size and Works to be received:

In order to complete the inclusion you may submit as attachments or on-line 6 ~ 12 works /JPG s image files 72 dpi up to 700 pix (21x21 cm /8,3x8,3) and the work details: title, year, technique, size and price All submissions must be mailed to

Exhibition period:
The event will run one-year beginning with the date of the inclusion. Deadlines The earlier the better. The inclusions are in progress. Participants must affirm that submitted works are the original creation of the applicant, and that the participant holds all related copyrights and has not violated intellectual property rights.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Artist Member Ruby Ballard-Harris presents African-American Quilters: A Hidden Gem

In honor of Black History Month, the Indianapolis Art Center will exhibit the quilts of five African American women. African-American Women Quilters: A Hidden Gem opens January 29, 2010 6-8pm (exhibition runs January 22 through April 13, 2010). The exhibition is free.

The folk tradition of African-American quilting is largely unknown. Some researchers trace its lineage all the way back to African tribes whose brightly colored cloths were used to welcome guests or identify someone as an important person in society. Making a noticeable resurrection during the era of slavery in the United States, when slaves met to quilt for fellowship and for practical use and most brilliantly, to post directions along the Underground Railroad. However, the story of the how African-American quilts came to be shown and celebrated at the Art Center follows the path of one woman, Ruby Ballard-Harris, exhibition curator, Fabrics Designer, and Art Center Instructor.

Like many African-American quilters, quilting was a tradition in Ruby’s household. “My mother was an avid seamstress, quilter, knitter, crocheter, everything and I was right there. So, I knew early in life what I wanted to do.” Ruby channeled her energy into fabrics and design at an early age, making clothes for her siblings and even designing and sewing her 5th grade teacher’s wedding dress.

Ruby received a Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics and Fashion Design but, growing up in an era when women were more commonly taking the roles of wife, mother, secretary, nurse, or teacher, her mother discouraged her from pursuing a career in fabrics and design. “I was kind of discouraged by my mother because she said I needed to be able to take care of myself.” So Ruby became a teacher. “Teaching was an easy field to get into, especially in the black community.” She taught everything from kindergarten to home economics, which happened to be her favorite, and went on to get a Master’s Degree in Social Work at Purdue. Ruby explains her reasoning for getting an MSW as being, “Because all my teaching jobs were in an area where kids needed help or there was a need for me to be the village, the mother, the father, the social worker – you know, just everything. Because for me it was a way for me to not do what I naturally wanted to, to get away from design.”

But Ruby would never get away from design. She has translated her lifelong passion for fabrics into a viable career, instructing Sewing at the Art Center since 1992 and designing custom African-inspired jackets and coats. “Anybody can be do European design, classical things, just regular clothes, but I have a love for African fabric. And once I found ethnic fabrics, I found my niche by doing jackets.” African fabrics have a very recognizable design, characterized by bright colors and intricate patterns. Ruby’s designs, called Ruby’s Raps, are unique and instantly recognizable, featuring beautiful buttons and a very tailored, finished look.

Ruby has participated in many exhibitions and shows as an artist, but the African-American quilting exhibit will be the first show she’s ever curated, “I just knew that the Art Center needed to be involved in something for Black History Month. I knew I quilted and there are a number of black quilters around and that would make a great presentation.” The African-American Woman Quilters: A Hidden Gem exhibition will showcase five African-American women's quilts, including quilts by Ruby.

According to Ruby, the average quilt takes 2-4 months to make. African-American quilts are often done freehand and improvised, rarely keeping a set pattern, which is one of the characteristics that make African-American quilts so engaging and interesting to look at. Patterns and shapes are typically large and asymmetric, with bright and often contrasting colors. Quilts often tell a story and can narrate family and cultural history.

About Ruby Ballard-Harris
When Ruby isn’t designing, she is doing what comes most natural to her, teaching. She has been instructing sewing classes at the Art Center since 1992 and has instructed at Shortridge and Tech High Schools.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Indianapolis Zoo’s Eighth Annual Naturally Inspired Paint Out

Be inspired to create beautiful artwork while supporting the Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens! The Indianapolis Zoo, a not-for-profit organization, is seeking artists to participate in the Naturally Inspired Paint Out, our eighth annual “en plein air” event. The Naturally Inspired Paint Out is an opportunity for artists to gain professional exposure while helping support the important conservation and education goals of the Indianapolis Zoo. In addition to showcasing their work to tens of thousands of Zoo members and guests at the Naturally Inspired Art Show, selected artists will be given a $100 stipend.

A panel of distinguished judges will select from the applicant group fifteen artists to participate.
Selections will be juried based on creativity, integrity of work, sensitivity to and understanding of the subject.

For consideration in the Naturally Inspired event, please submit the following:
• Brief letter stating interest in the Naturally Inspired event;
• Biographical resume;
• The Naturally Inspired Paint Out Entry Form;
• Three (3) examples of recent work (slides, photos, color reproductions, or digital images).
Each image must contain the artist’s name, title, medium, size and date;
• Entry applications must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, March 15.

Event Details:
The artist may choose any area, plant or animal of the Zoo or White River Gardens that inspires them—from roses in the DeHaan Tiergarden to elephants in the Plains Biome. Finished pieces will be donated to the Zoo and can be turned in that day or by end of day Tuesday, May 4. Subsequently, the finished works of art will be framed (if needed) and go on display as the Naturally Inspired Paint Out Exhibit in the White River Gardens from June-August 2010 Each piece of art will be silent auctioned as a fundraiser for the Zoo.

Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day: May 1 (8:30am start)
• Artists will be responsible for bringing supplies on Zoo grounds.
• Artists must stay on main pathways.
• A box lunch will be provided to artists participating in the event.
• Artwork should be no smaller than 12” x 12” and no larger than 24” x 36”.
• Artwork may be turned in by 4:30pm or taken home and returned by Tuesday, May 4.

Naturally Inspired Art Show: June 1-August 25
Naturally Inspired Art Show exhibition, in partnership with The Great Frame Up of Indianapolis,
will hang in the Schaefer Rotunda of White River Gardens.
Silent Auction & Artist’s Reception: August 26; 5:30-7:30pm

Artists will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the Naturally Inspired Silent Auction

Artist’s Reception presented by The Great Frame Up. Artists will be encouraged to mingle with
members, donors and guests and discuss their artwork.

Naturally Inspired Paint Out
Entry Form

Name: ______________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City/State/Zip: ________________________________
Affiliations: __________________________________
Primary Phone: ______________________________
Secondary Phone: ___________________________
Email: ______________________________________

First Example
Title of Work: _________________________________
Medium: ____________________________________
Size: _______________________________________

Second Example
Title of Work: _________________________________
Medium: _____________________________________
Size: ________________________________________

Third Example
Title of Work: _________________________________
Medium: _____________________________________
Size: ________________________________________

Entry Checklist
__ Letter of interest
__ Biographical resume
__ Entry form
__ Three (3) examples of work

Send entry form by mail:
Indianapolis Zoo
c/o Membership Dept.
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222

Or email:

317.630.2017 (ph)
317.630.5153 (fx)
Please Note:
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on Monday, March 15. Selected artists will be
notified by phone no later than Friday, April 10. If you would like your examples returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your application.


The Power of Self Seeks Portraits for Grand Prize, New York, NY

This competition is about your story, your images and the power they hold. From Salvador Dali to Cindy Sherman the self has been the subject of most all the artworld's greats. The self-portrait transcends medium, style and period, existing in the vast space between the personal and prophetic. Everyone has a story. Tell us yours!

Our panel of judges including actor Steve Buscemi, director/producer Chris Weitz, Guggenheim Curator Helen Hsu and Flavorpill Founder Sascha Lewis will select one portfolio of self-portraits for The Grand Prize:

* Six months of FREE living at The Edge in New York City or $7007 cash
* An art-star reception in New York City
* International publicity

The public will also cast their vote and the highest rated portfolio will receive The Gawker Artists People's Choice Award:

* $1,000 in cash
* An art-star reception in New York City
* Gawker Artists publicity push reaching hundreds of thousands of people; through the Gawker Network

This is your moment to be discovered, send us your best work to

This contest is held with support from The Edge, Flavorpill, Artkrush, Gawker Artists & ARTLOG.

Festival of Murals RFQ, Wayne County, Indiana

Artists are invited to submit an RFQ to a mural competition, the Festival of Murals, in Wayne County/Richmond, Indiana for the summer of 2010.; Deadline is March 1, 2010.

Currently, $5,000 will be awarded for the top award and $1,000 stipends for non-winning artists will be given.; Selection includes an artist residency where artists will participate in painting a mural and be involved with other activities.

Please review the website and information on the RFQ.; Selected non-local artists (more than 85 miles outside of Wayne County, Indiana); will be lodged.; Artists may be filmed for a program or documentary and the opportunity to commune with the other artists.

For information call 317-696-7349 or email

Find RFQ guidelines and other info at 

ARTventure 2010: The 2010 Adventure Summit

ARTventure is a juried art exhibition that takes place during The Adventure Summit to showcase the artistic representation of outdoor activities, such as kayaking, hiking, biking, climbing, fishing, etc. Open to all Dayton area artists working in 2D media. The Adventure Summit takes place on Friday, March 5, from 2pm to 10pm, and Saturday, March 6, from 9am to 6pm, in the Wright State University Student Union. The event is sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University, and is free to art lovers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and interest levels.

Work will be juried from digital entries due by Friday, February 5. Digital files should be no larger than 1000 ppi (72 dpi) at the largest measurement and must be named as follows: LASTNAME_A.JPG to correspond to the entry form. To e-mail images to , you must put "LASTNAME _ARTVENTURE ENTRY" in the subject line. Entry is free for up to 3 entries. Artists will be notified of the jury results by e-mail by February 10.

Fri., Feb. 5: Entries Due.
Wed., Feb. 10: Notification of Accepted Work: (BY EMAIL).
Sat., Feb. 27, from 10am – 12pm: Drop off Accepted Artwork.
Fri., Mar. 5, from 2pm to 10pm: ART Venture 2010 Exhibit open at The Adventure Summit.
Fri. Mar. 5, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm: Friday Night Summit Soiree;in Wright State Student Union.
Sat., Mar. 6, from 9am to 6pm: ART Venture 2010 Exhibit open at The Adventure Summit.
Sun., Mar. 7 from 10am-12pm: Pick up work.

To view the application online click [here].

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

SPACELab: Call to Northeast Ohio Artists

DEADLINE: March 31, 2010
Must be received by the above date—not a postmark deadline

2220 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH 44113

SPACELab is a laboratory created to help artists push and pull a concept until it materializes. By providing resources and instruction SPACELab not only acts as a venue for the display of process and projects but plays an active role in the conceptualization of art.

The elements of the SPACELab program are designed to allow for the development of truly experimental projects. The extensive commitment limits this program to artists living in the 14 counties of the NE Ohio region (Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Holmes, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne). This restriction will ensure an affordable experience while creating new opportunities for artists in the region.

The SPACELab call-for-entries is open to all established or emerging artists, curators and cultural producers who are 21 years old or older and living in one of the 14 NE Ohio counties listed above. The main stipulation is that applicants be open to putting their concepts first and developing their process and methods through the concept. There are four slots per exhibition season. Participants must remain residents of these counties for the duration of the program.

More details on guidelines and application process click [here]



TEL: 718-956-1819; FAX: 718-626-1533

Artists can apply for one or more of the following exhibition categories:



DEADLINE: MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2010 (due in-hand, by 5pm)

Socrates Sculpture Park was an abandoned landfill and illegal dumpsite until 1986 when a coalition of artists and community members, under the leadership of sculptor Mark di Suvero, transformed it into an open studio and exhibition space for artists and a neighborhood park for local residents. The Park is an innovative public/private partnership that has become an internationally renowned outdoor museum and artist residency program that also serves as a vital New York City park offering a wide variety of free public programs.

Located in an industrial neighborhood in Long Island City, Socrates is a waterfront park that overlooks the Manhattan skyline; the site is an affecting and inspiring place for artists to work and a spectacular setting for the presentation of public art. To date, Socrates has hosted close to 800 artists and currently attracts more than 75,000 visitors annually. Socrates Sculpture Park's existence is based on the belief that reclamation, revitalization and creative expression are essential to the survival, humanity and improvement of our urban environment.

Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in an outdoor environment that invites interaction between artists, artworks and the public. Socrates is a laboratory where experimentation and innovation expand, reinvent and redefine the tradition of art in public spaces.

Artists seeking a Socrates Sculpture Park grant are strongly encouraged to visit the Park before submitting their application. Applicants must take into account the site's rugged, urban outdoor environment and be aware that sculptures installed in the Park must meet safety requirements and be able to withstand the effects of weather and public use. Visiting the site will give applicants a clearer idea of the factors that effect installations at the Park and an overview of the facilities that the Park has to offer, including the tools and equipment available in the studio and the materials and resources available in Long Island City.

Artists can apply for one or more of the following exhibition categories:

·Spring Exhibition
·Emerging Artist Fellowship Program
·Open Space

If you are applying for more than one exhibition category, you only need to send one application package.

Grants and fellowships are not available to artists who are enrolled in a school, college or university program.

2010 Spring Exhibition
May to August 2010
This exhibition will examine the presence of nature within the fabric of urban life. The introduction or invasion of plants and animals in the cityscape symbolizes a broad scope of conditions and dynamics - from far reaching social, political, economic and aesthetic issues to an individual's relationship with their immediate surroundings. Nature's presence in the urban environment can take many forms: green roofs, community gardens, city parks, corporate plazas; Peregrine Falcons nesting on 5th Avenue balconies; vast populations of rats and pigeons that have readily adapted to the habitat of busy streets; Ailanthus trees growing from crumbling buildings, abandoned construction sites, and cracks in the sidewalk. This range from invited and cultivated to invasive and insidious represents everything from the most innovative urban planning and a trend towards the greening of cities to a symptom of and contributor to the decay of the built environment.

For this exhibition, Socrates will provide artists with funding, administrative and technical assistance, a one to three month residency in the outdoor studio, and access to facilities, materials and equipment to create a new work - or will assist with shipping and rigging to place an already existing work - to be presented in this exhibition. The amount of financial support available to artists is contingent upon the requirements of their proposal and the funding that Socrates receives to support this exhibition.

Participation in the spring exhibition is open to all artists, nationally and internationally, but Socrates cannot provide any housing or transportation. Artists living outside New York will have to make their own living and travel arrangements. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college or university are not eligible for this program.

Emerging Artist Fellowship Program
September 2010 to March 2011
Emerging Artist Fellowship recipients are granted financial support in the amount of $5,000, a residency in the outdoor studio (beginning in March 2010), and access to facilities, materials, equipment and technical assistance to create a work for the annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition. Fellows are also given the administrative assistance to do additional fundraising for their project, procure in-kind support and pursue future commissions, residencies and placement for their work.

Fellowship artists are selected through an open application process. Proposals are reviewed by an advisory committee composed of past EAF recipients, prominent curators, artists, writers, gallerists and arts administrators. Following the first round of selections, Socrates staff members meet with the artists individually to discuss their proposal in greater detail and assist them with the development, engineering and fabrication of the project.

Fellowships are awarded to artists who are not yet well established, are New York State residents, and are in need of financial assistance. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college or university are not eligible for the Emerging Artist Fellowship program.

Open Space
Socrates grants are also awarded for single artist projects and collaborations that are presented as separate exhibitions throughout the year. Through the Open Space program, Socrates provides artists with funding, administrative and technical assistance, a one to six month residency in the outdoor studio, and access to facilities, materials and equipment to create a new work - or will assist with shipping and rigging to place an already existing work - for exhibition in the Park. Funding for this program varies from year to year and the amount of financial support available to artists is contingent upon the requirements of a given proposal and the grants that Socrates receives to support the Open Space exhibitions.

This program is open to all artists, nationally and internationally, but Socrates can not provide any housing or transportation. Artists living outside New York will have to make their own living and travel arrangements. Artists who are enrolled in a school, college or university are not eligible for this program.

Information about Socrates Sculpture Park and application guidelines are available on the web:

Monday, January 4, 2010

Artist Member Jerry Points to Exhibit

Jewish Community Center
JCC Gallery
6701 Hoover Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317) 251-9467
Opening Reception: Thursday January 7, 5:30-7:30pm

From Jerry Points:
January starts for me with a Solo Exhibition at the Jewish Community Center. I will have 15 recent works on display in their very nice gallery space. I really hope you can join me at the Opening Reception next Thursday, January 7, 5:30 - 7:30.

The theme of the show is STROKES OF COLOR and, as many of you know, this exploration of color and design have been my main focus since my return to fine arts five years ago.


Stutz Studio B300


Artist Member Jerry Points has an MFA from Southern Illinois University. Points has taught at the University of Evansville, Ivy Tech, and Art Institute of Indpls. Member of Indiana Artist Club, IPAPA, Hoosier Salon, and the Stutz Artist Assoc. Recently won exhibition awards at the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage, Indiana Artist Club, and selected to be a part of the Indiana State Museum permanent collection. Points teaches painting and drawing classes at the Indianapolis Art Center. To learn more about taking classes at the Art Center click [here].

Artist Member Bernie Carreno to Exhibit

Carreno Studio and Gallery
901 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 460-7061
Show Dates: January 8 - March 4, 2010

Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 6:00-8:00pm
Artist Member
Bernie Carreno is opening an exhibition entitled Profusion at his gallery. Profusion is a collection of small scale works in bronze, steel, and iron. The art explores the placement of open and closed spaces as a venue to communicate contrasting points of view.

For directions to the Gallery click [here].

Carreno is the head of the sculpture department at the Indianapolis Art Center. He has a MFA and BFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin. He has completed numerous large scale public sculptures as well as many private commissions and is in private and public collections around the country. His work is exhibited in private galleries as well as museums. He is an accomplished sculptor nationally recognized as a master of fabricated (welded-steel and aluminum) sculpture and cast metal sculpture (aluminum, bronze and iron). Carreno has taught at the Art Center for over 7 years.

To learn more about taking classes at the Art Center click [here].

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Artist Member M Kathryn Massey updates Website

Indianapolis Art Center Artist Member M Kathryn Massey has udated her website, To check it out click [here].

About M Kathryn Massey: Massey presents traditional fine art influenced by the Dutch and Flemish Masters. Teacher, painter and writer, Mary is acknowledged for her classical still life paintings. She is writing her first book on painting. She holds professional memberships with American Artists Professional League and Allied Artists of America among others. Her work and articles have been featured in several national publications. Mary has taught at the Art Center for over 7 years.

To learn about taking classes at the Art Center click [here].

Artist Member Carol Skinner to Exhibit Artwork

Blue Egg Gallery
111 W. Main St.
Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 536-4696
Opening Reception:
Sunday, January 10, 2010
2:00 - 5:00 pm

Blue Egg Gallery will be featuring Indianapolis Art Center Artist Member R. Carol Skinner's new drawings. The drawings will be a Statue Composite, the Veteran's Memorial, City Hall, and the Japanese Garden. Prints and cards for each artwork will be available.

Skinner has taught painting at the Art Center for 13 years. To learn more about taking classes at the Art Center click [here].

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Indianapolis Art Center's Exhibitions Department! We wish all of you success in your artistic endeavors in 2010.

Don't forget to keep me posted with your happenings.

All the best,

Patrick Flaherty
Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions