Monday, April 12, 2010

An Evening with Portrait Photographer Tom Casalini

An Evening with Portrait Photographer Tom Casalini

Indianapolis Art Center
Clowes and Hurt Galleries
April 14, 2010
6:30-7:30 p.m.

Zionsville-based portrait photographer Tom Casalini will discuss portrait photography in general and the idea behind his exhibition An Indianapolis Legacy, photo portraits of legendary artists in Indianapolis. Light refreshments will be served. The exhibition, which ends April 18 features photo portraits of 14 artists:

Doug David
Lois Davis
John Domont
James Wille Faust
Becky Fehsenfeld
Greg Hull
Walter Knabe
CW Mundy
Jay Parnell
Bill Rasdell
Todd Riefers
Constance Scopelitis
KP Singh
Lois Templeton

Thursday, April 8, 2010

ORANJE Seeks Artists for 2010 Event

ORANJE is pleased to announce our ninth annual exhibition of contemporary art and progressive music. ORANJE 2010 will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. ORANJE invites all artists and musicians interested in participating in the event to submit examples of their work for consideration.

ORANJE is a juried event, therefore only a limited number of artists and music performers submitting work will be selected to participate. ORANJE is a contemporary and progressive event and is seeking modern musicians and artists in an extremely wide variety of media.  Participants in ORANJE are required to be 21+ years old and provide valid identification to participate.  ORANJE will accept submissions through May 31, 2010.

Please refer to for more detailed information on submitting to participate in ORANJE.

Please email with any questions.

Gallery 7 Seeks Artwork for Pike Performing Arts Center

Calling All Artists:
Gallery Seven at the Pike Performing Arts Center is seeking artists to display their work in the lobby for thousands to enjoy. Gallery Seven is booked monthly by contacting Director, Jared Duymovic, with your interest. Developed as an outreach to local artists, the gallery is visited by patrons attending events at the Pike Performing Arts Center. Students of the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township and other districts take field trips to view the art on display and sometimes hear from the artists themselves. Please call 317.216.5456 for more information on how to exhibit at Gallery Seven at the Pike Performing Arts Center.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Call for Installation Artists Announced

Call for Installation Artists Announced

Winning proposals will receive $750 toward projects for Installation Nation

March 19, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS—Primary Colours seeks contemporary artists with experience in creating installation art for a unique exhibition in June. Artists will submit a proposal to create an installation piece within the confines of a 20-foot metal shipping container. From the submitted proposals, Primary Colours will select seven projects and give artists each $750 to create his or her vision. Proposals are available from the Primary Colours Web site ( and are due on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 5 p.m. EDT. Submission fee is $20.

Artists may conceive and develop a piece free from any thematic or creative restrictions, and multiple artists may collaborate on a piece. The dimensions allotted for each piece are width: 8 feet, depth: 20 feet, height: 8 feet. Electricity will be available to power each selected installation piece. Selected artists must be available to set their installation up in Indianapolis during the week of the event, beginning Monday, May 31, 2010.

Pieces will highlight Installation Nation, a weekend exhibition taking place on Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, 2010. The event will also feature music, food, and drink.

Primary Colours ( is a 501(c)(3) Indianapolis-based nonprofit arts organization devoted to integrating visual artists and the community. Its purpose is to create a thriving environment for the visual arts through unique exhibitions, workshops and special events, including Art vs. Art, Allotropy, Toys, and the Professional Development Series.

For more details, go to If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dane Sauer at or (317) 413-7720.

Job Opening: Art History Instructor needed

Brown Mackie College, a business institute in Indianapolis, is seeking an instructor for two sections of a short survey course in art history that starts in May.

Brown Mackie College-Indianapolis is currently seeking an instructor(s) to teach HM3000: History of Art Through the Middle Ages. During the Month of May we will be offering two sections (Morning and Evening).

Each section is a four week course that meets Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The morning section meeting from 9am-12:50pm, and the evening section meets 6pm-9:50pm.

Applicants who wish to be considered for appointment, must hold a Masters Degree, with a minimum of 18 credit hours in Art History via their undergraduate or graduate studies.

To learn more, please contact Richard Mills directly:

Richard M. Mills, MSW
General Education Department Chair
Brown Mackie College-Indianapolis
1200 N. Meridian, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Call for Entries: 2010 Historic Shaw Art Fair

The 2010 Historic Shaw Art Fair will be presented in St. Louis, Saturday, October 2 and Sunday, October 3, with set up Friday, October 1.

This years art fair will take place during the American Arts Experience St. Louis, a city wide celebration of the arts, and on the same weekend as the Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden, which is within walking distance of the art fair.

Last year, 135 artists exhibited at the art fair, which was attended by approximately 10,000 visitors.

Please consider applying for admission to this year's Historic Shaw Art Fair.

Entry Fee: $25

Booth Fee: $275

New Deadlines for 2010:
Deadline for Entry: April 15

Notifications Sent: May 15

Fine Art: Painting, Drawing/Pastels, Photography, Digital Art, Sculpture, and Mixed Media

Fine Craft: Clay, Jewelry, Fiber Arts (includes Wearable and Baskets), Glass, and Wood/Metal

Please go online to for more info and the complete application.

Sculptors Sought for Temporary Sculpture Garden, Lincoln Park

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, stone, found materials, 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 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:

Summer Art Fair on the Square in Noblesville, Indiana

Randall Scott Harden's Summer Art Fair on the Square will take place Saturday, August 7, 2010 from 10:00a - 4:00p. Booth fees are $80 plus an artwork donation valued at $50.
Application fee is $10 by June 1, 2010 (after deadline- $100 booth fee until day of event). Jurying will be based on skill, originality and creativity in all media categories.  Selected artists will be notified no later than July 1, 2010. 

Artists who have previously exhibited do not need to send images unless artist has changed mediums or has a new work style. 

For more information contact Randall Scott Harden at 317-774-8321.

Hoosier Horse Fair Art Show Seeks Adult and Youth Artwork

Two dimensional, three dimensional and photographic artwork accepted for the Hoosier Horse Fair Art Show. Limit (2). Entrance Fee per piece: .75 youth   $7.50 adults.

REGISTRATION : Thursday, APRIL 8th, 4-6:00pm

Awards will be announced Saturday and given to both youth and adult divisions. Artwork must be picked up by Sunday, April 11th by 3pm.

For a full application contact

SullivanMunce Cultural Center Seeks Artists for Zionsville Paint Out

Artists will gather in the Village of downtown Zionsville for a Plein Air Paint Out (Painting Outside) on June 19, 2010. Maps of the historic downtown locations will be included in your registration packet. Artists are encouraged to paint at the sites listed, but are not required to do so.  The event is open to artists of all ages and skill levels.  Using their own supplies, participants are to create original artwork in any medium.  All stamped works completed that day by 2 pm are eligible for judging.   Monetary awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.  The guest judge for this year's Paint Out will be Christopher Stuart;

Artists must register and/or check-in between 7 am and 10 am at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center the morning of the event to enjoy a continental breakfast and to have their canvasses or multi-media supplies stamped/tagged before beginning their work.  The Zionsville Paint Out will be held rain or shine.

Display space will be available for Zionsville Paint Out participants wishing to offer additional works of art for sale between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm the day of the Paint Out.  The Art Center will provide volunteers to manage the sale while you paint.  The SullivanMunce Cultural Center will retain 30% commission from all items sold.  The sale will take place in Lincoln Park located in Zionsville.  In case of inclement weather, the sale will be moved to the Mahaney Gallery at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center located at 205 West Hawthorne Street in Zionsville.  Artists must bring their own easels or display items to use for the exhibition and sale. The SullivanMunce Cultural Center will provide sale tags for art work including works painted the day of the event.

Zionsville Paint Out participants are invited to participate in an exhibition at the Mahaney Gallery located at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center.  Work may be dropped off at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center immediately following the Paint Out at 3pm or before/on June 22 between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm.  There is no entry fee, but the SullivanMunce Cultural Center will retain 30% of all sales.  The exhibit opening will be Friday, June 25 from 6-10 pm and will coincide with the popular Brick Street Gallery Walk in downtown Zionsville.  The exhibition will continue through July 24, 2010.

REGISTRATION FEE:  Free members/$25 non-members.
TO REGISTER:  Call: 317.873.3241 or E-mail:

Mindy Ross and Christopher West Seek Contemporary Consignment Art

Mindy Ross and Christopher West are seeking consignments in contemporary art for the first in a series of contemporary art auctions to be held on Friday evening, May 21, 2010 from 5pm to 8pm at Dan Ripley Auctions (2764 E 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220). The auction will include lots consigned directly from artists as well as pieces from the secondary market and will include a mix of local, regional and national artists.

For more information or to propose contemporary art or design for the auction, please contact either Mindy or Christopher by email using the information below:

Mindy Taylor Ross--
Christopher West--

christopher west presents
646 Massachusetts Avenue
Indianapolis, IN  46204

Why are we doing this?
To support the growth of offerings in contemporary art in Central Indiana and to support the growth of our Indiana-based artists and organizations in this tough economic time. In addition to helping to generate sales for you, this initial auction has a charitable benefit--5% of the hammer price of each artwork will be donated by Ripley to the Contemporary Art Acquisition Fund at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. We're all struggling and we need to support each other. This charitable contribution does NOT effect your net from the sale. It is a donation given by the auction house from their proceeds.

Why should you consider being involved?
For the same reasons stated above and to work to establish a secondary market record for your work. Additionally, this outlet offers you a new way to reach buyers outside of the Indianapolis-area through Ripley's marketing efforts and his well established network of on-line and phone buyers.

What you can do to help?
Consign great pieces of contemporary art and design and tell your patrons and supporters to come out and buy on May, 21st! We'll be crafting emails to potential buyers who may not know a lot about auctions. We want to demystify the auction process and to have everyone come out, have fun, and BUY SOME ART. This is NOT just for experienced auction buyers.

Here are the details:
Up to 75% of the sales price is paid out to you! Consignments from individual artists will have a 25-35% commission to the auction house, which is far less then most contemporary galleries are able to accept when working with emerging artists. All consignments will be published in a 4-color print and on-line catalogue. The auction will be advertised in local and national print publications and on prominent on-line sites such as Sales results may be listed on (meaning you too may get listed on!

To propose consignments for the sale send us ASAP the following information via email to the addresses above:
Digital images of work available for consignment. Please be sure each image is titled to match a corresponding description list. (There are no image size requirements but please be sure it is a good clear image of the work.)
A Word Document that contains descriptions of each artwork and which clearly corresponds with the names of the digital image files. Descriptions should contain:
Your contact information [include US mailing address, email address and phone number(s)]
Title of the work, Year of execution
The price that you believe you would normally be able to sell this work for in a gallery setting.
Any descriptive information that you think would be helpful for our consideration and/or for a catalogue description

We will notify you about pieces we are interested in consigning. A consignment form will need to be executed for each artwork.

All artworks will need to be delivered to Dan Ripley's auction house by Monday, April 19th, 2010 so they may be photographs and logged for the catalogue.

When is this Happening?
Thursday, May 20th, 2010--Preview party at Ripley's Auction House (time TBD)
Friday, May 21st, 2010--Live auction here in Indy (time tentatively set for 5-8pm)

And where?
Dan Ripley Auctions
2764 East 55th Place
Indianapolis, IN 46220