Monday, March 22, 2010

Cyanotype Workshop with Casey Roberts

Create your own cyanotype based on the exhibition Freaky Forest: Works by Casey Roberts. Participants will receive a guided tour of the exhibition, learn about the history and process of cyanotypes and work directly with Indianapolis based artist, Casey Roberts, to make their own print. Participants may also have the opportunity to hand paint their prints.

Cyanotype, also know as a sun print or the blue print process is a photochemical, contact print process. When exposed to sunlight and developed a cyanotype gives a vibrant blue image. Cyanotypes are one of the very first photographic processes and was discovered nearly 170 years ago.

To sign up for the workshop please call 317-255-2464 x0


The Lake County Heritage Farm Foundation, in cooperation with the Lake County Discovery Museum and LakeCounty Art League, has issued a call for entries for artists, eighteen years or older, from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana. The topic is farm scenes--buildings, equipment, animals, farm fields, crops, and people. The art will be juried, and prizes will be awarded. Work of winning artists will be displayed at the Discovery Museum at Lakewood from August 21st  through November 14

Any original two-dimensionalmedium reproducible by photographic process is acceptable. Computer-generatedor digital art must be labeled as such. Three-dimensional work is alsoacceptable as is original photography. Giclees are not acceptable. Work will bejudged on originality of concept, technical expertise and emotional impact.

Each of the winning artists willbe eligible for Awards of Excellence in the amount of $300, $200 and $100 for first,second and third place positions. A Special Award of $250 will be given for a Lake County, Illinois,image. Well-known artists and teachers, Nina Weiss and Frances E. Vail, willact as jurors for the exhibit.

For prospectus including deadline details and entry form, email

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Call for Entries: Lilly Oncology on Canvas

Deadline: June 10, 2010

The Lilly Oncology on Canvas: Expressions of a Cancer Journey Art Competition and Exhibition was developed by Lilly in 2004 as a way to honor those who are impacted by cancer — as a patient, caregiver, friend or family member.

The 2010 competition has officially begun and registration forms are being accepted as late as June 10, 2010. Completed art entries and Submission Forms should be postmarked by June 30, 2010.

The first day of a cancer diagnosis begins one of life's most profound journeys. The Lilly Oncology on Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition provides everyone affected by cancer—those who have been diagnosed with cancer, their healthcare providers, family members, friends and caregivers—the opportunity to express the life-affirming changes that give that journey meaning and to share their cancer journey through art.

Don't worry, you don't have to be a "pro" to participate. While it is a competition and finalists are awarded prizes — the prizes are donated to the cancer charities of the winners' choice - people of
all artistic skill levels are encouraged to enter.

To enter, please visit for
entry forms and details!


A panel of judges selects winners. Prizes are donated to the winners' cancer charities of choice. For the 2008 competition, prizes were awarded as follows:

Overall Best of Exhibition Winners

1st-prize winner = $10,000 donation
2nd-prize winner = $5,000 donation
3rd-prize winner = $2,500 donation

Best of Participant Category Winners

$1,000 donation each

Best of Participant Category in Each Art Medium

$1,000 donation each

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Call for Mural Artists: American Scene DEADLINE EXTENDED


The Indianapolis Art Center’s outreach department is looking for 3 Indianapolis artists to work within a new summer public art program for children that we piloted last summer. The new program, American Scene, is designed to introduce youth from underserved areas of Indianapolis between the ages of 8-12 to public works of art created under the 1930’s WPA- Works Progress Administration and Public Works of Art Project. Specifically, students will learn about both Indianapolis based and national American Scene artists whose works of art reflected the hardships faced by people across the country as a result of the Great Depression. The artwork that is created during this project will mirror one part of the American Scene movement, we will ask youth to reflect upon their community and surroundings. A maximum of 25 students will work with each artist at a community partner location to create a small to mid-size piece of public art that incorporates the students’ view of their community and then later be installed at the community partner location.

We are looking for artists with a background in creating murals or sculptural pieces and who have had some kind of experience working with children. Those with this experience are encouraged to submit the following by March 31, 2010.

  • Resume and 3 professional references
  • One written concept proposal (no longer than one page) that expresses an overall image or concept the students will work within and indicates how the students message and artwork will be implemented using a particular media. If providing a 2D concept please note that most sites will only be able to accommodate a 10’ tall x 20’ length or smaller space.
  • A CD with 5 images of your artwork

Mail to:
Laura Alvarado
Director of Outreach
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

For additional information please email

Once chosen, each artist will be expected to team teach students about artwork produced under the WPA and American Scene movement with the assistance of an artist assistant, lead youth through the process of creating a small to mid-size piece of artwork and assist with the installation or logistics concerning installing the artwork at the community partner site.

  • Total direct contact/working hours with children in the summer = 20 hours
  • Total preparation and installation hours = 30 hours
Total paid for the 50 hours of work= $1250.00

Please note that the material expense will be covered by the Art Center’s outreach dept.

Light Work Grant Reminder: Deadline March 31, 2010

Light Work/Community Darkrooms
Robert B. Menschel Media Center
316 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, New York 13244

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Light Work Grants in Photography competition is March 31, 2010.  Drop off your application at Light Work or postmark it by that date.

Three $2,000 grants will be awarded to photographers, critics, or photo-historians that reside within an approximate 50-mile radius of Syracuse, NY. The recipients of these grants are invited to display their work in a special exhibition at the Light Work Gallery, and their work will also be reproduced in Light Work's award-winning publication, Contact Sheet.

For more information click [here].

About Light Work:

Light Work's mission is to provide direct support through exhibitions, artist residencies, special projects, and publications to emerging and under-recognized visual artists working in photography and related digital and electronic media.

Light Work is dedicated to the support of the creation of new work and the promotion of photography as a medium. The state-of-the-art darkrooms and digital facilities are designed to make it easy for artists to produce museum-quality work. All services are geared toward the needs of artists.

Great Art. Great Price. Great Cause. The Light Work subscription program offers limited edition original artwork at exceptionally low prices. Sale of these prints helps Light Work to support artists.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sculpture on the Avenues to open its 12th exhibition

Application Deadline: April 16, 2010

The city of Effingham, IL is pleased to announce a solicitation for works to be exhibited in the 12th Annual Sculpture on the Avenues outdoor exhibition. The current exhibition features over 35 sculptures, of which 20 are permanent pieces. This year's exhibition will be displayed in the downtown area and also be expanded to the areas around St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital and the Cross at the Crossroads.

An honorarium of $500 will be awarded for each piece exhibited, and artists selected will also be considered for the Leonardo Nierman Award, which is a cash prize of $1,000. The winner of the award is selected by the public through a voting process.

To request an entry form call (800) 772-0750 or visit

Or contact Hailey Sudkamp
Effingham Tourism Office
201 E. Jefferson Ave
Effingham, IL
(800) 772-0750

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


The City of Kettering, Ohio, and the Kettering Arts Council invite artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in the Rosewood Gallery during the 2011 Exhibition Season (January - December). Proposals must be postmarked by March 5, 2010. More information is available on our website...