Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Indianapolis Art Center announces new exhibition opportunity

Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition that demonstrates a strong sense of love and respect for one’s deceased ancestors through the creation of altars. Equivalent to Memorial Day in many respects, Day of the Dead focuses on celebrating the continuance of life, family relationships and community solidarity. The Indianapolis Art Center hosts a large scale Day of the Dead Altar Exhibition each year that includes 15-20 altars created by artists, schools, community groups and individuals. The Art Center is looking to incorporate shows in other galleries of the building during this time(October 8 – November 28, 2010) that share a common thread or connection to this Day of the Dead show. We are looking for artist’s whose work may touch on the following themes: family or ancestry, storytelling, memorials, community or tradition.

Who should propose a body of work?:
Any artist who has a collection of work that is connected to one of the themes above. 2D or 3D work is welcome. A group show incorporating multiple artists who focus on one
of the themes above is also welcome. Applicants will be considered for either a
solo show or a group show depending on the submissions received. Artists
interested in having a solo show would need between 20-35 works.

What your proposal needs to include:
  • An artist statement with a half page written explanation of what you are proposing
  • 12-15 digital images on a CD of the work you are proposing, also include with these images an image description sheet with prices of each piece of work
  • A resume
How to send in a proposal:
Please send in your full proposal to:

Indianapolis Art Center
Day of the Dead Exhibition Proposal
Attention: Patrick Flaherty
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Due Dates:
Send in your full proposal by March 26, 2010

If you have any questions, please contact 255-2464 ext. 238 or email

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