Friday, May 21, 2010

Indianapolis Art Center announces new exhibition opportunities

Indianapolis Art Center extends 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.

Riverside Arts Center Great Lakes Small Works Juried Exhibition Call for Entries

Show Dates: 9/2 - 9/25/10
Entry Deadline: 7/3/10
Entry Fee: $25 for three entries

Riverside Arts Center

Ypsilanti, MI
Great Lakes "Small Works" 2D - 3D Juried Exhibition

2D David Tammany
3D Robert Bielat

Open to anyone 18 years or older residing in any of the Great Lake states. 2D work must be no larger than 12" on any side including the frame. 3D work must be no larger than 12" on any side and weigh no more than 40 pounds. Works must have been made in the last two years and not have been displayed at the Riverside Arts Center. Works made under the supervision of an art instructor are not eligible. All media welcome.

For more information and a prospectus click [here]

National Watercolor Society: Call for Entries

Show Dates: October 30 - December 11, 2010
Entry Deadline: June 26, 2010
Entry Fee: Member $20 Non-Member $30

90th Annual National Watercolor Society Exhibition
San Pedro, CA

Juror: Christopher Schink


The 90th Annual Exhibition is open to all water media artists. Paintings must be done on a paper surface and unvarnished. Water media must be the dominant element. No digital art, photography, prints, or reproductions. No work that has been previously exhibited in any show which accepts entries nationally. No work done in a class or workshop setting. Work must have been completed in the last two years. Source material must be original and not derived from any published images. The image you submit must be of the same painting available for the exhibition. If your painting is selected and you withdraw, or if the painting does not meet the eligibility requirements set forth in this prospectus, you will not be allowed to enter the NWS Annual Exhibit for 2 years.

For a prospectus and the complete rules click [here].

For more information contact Nancy Shiershke, NWS Director, at:
505 Vaquero Rd
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 447-2377 (NOTE: Pacific Time)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jersey Shore Clay National 2010: Call for Entries

The Jersey Shore Clay National is an opportunity for up-and-coming ceramic artists to exhibit their work in front of an international audience as well as bring national attention to the art community on Long Beach Island.

This juried competition is open to US residents and has a $25 entry fee for 3 images and a detail. 

Juror: Mark Dean
Deadline: June 27th midnight

For more information and the complete prospectus click [here]

m.t.burton gallery
1819 N Long Beach Blvd
Surf City, NJ 08008

Artist Member Vandra Pentecost to Exhibit Work

Look for artist member Vanra Pentecost's work to be on display at the following shows:

Spotlight@Clowes, Indiana AIDS Courage & Hope Exhibit - Through May 23, 2010
Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University

Gallery 7, Pike Performing Arts, Transformations, July  19 - August 26, 2010
Pike Performing Arts Center

FWMoA 2010 Contemporary Realisim Biennial National Show, September 3 - November 7, 2010.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Syracuse SummerFest

Syracuse SummerFest
Sponsored by Syracuse Wawasee Chamber of Commerce and Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department

July 29-31, 2010
Art Festival Saturday July 31, 2010

Dear Artist,

We look forward to having you participate in the Syracuse SummerFest Art Festival.

Throughout the weekend there are many events happening all around the Town of Syracuse. There will be music every night, local restaurants will showcase something from their menu, and Sidewalk Chalk Drawing Competition begins on Thursday afternoon. A Photography contest for grades 12 and under, The Adventure Boat Race will take place on Syracuse Lake with prizes awarded on Saturday at the Art Festival. Retail Sidewalk Sales and Garage Sales start on Thursday and continue through Saturday. A Family Friendly Outdoor Movie Night is planned. This is just a sampling of events planned for Syracuse and surrounding communities. Several more events are in the planning stage.

Here is information about the Art Festival. We already have fantastic bands scheduled during festival hours. There will be a Kids Activity Tent. The Photography contest entrants will have their work on display and awards will be handed out in the afternoon as will all the awards for different competitions held during the weekend. Food vendors will be stationed throughout the venue.

Artists can donate an item to be raffled off for a Wawasee High School Art Scholarship.

For those not familiar with Syracuse, Indiana: This is a great weekend to be in Syracuse. During the summer Syracuse grows by 40,000 visitors and summer residents. The Art Festival is being held down in the Wawasee Village due to the volume of traffic. We believe this will be a great benefit to you to showcase your work.

We would like to encourage all Artists to demonstrate their medium if possible.

Please see your Artist Registration form for contact information if you have any questions.

We look forward to a fantastic weekend!

General Information
Across from NewMarket on SR 13, Syracuse, Indiana 46567

Saturday July 31, 2010

9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Live Music: All day
Food Vendors
Set up: Saturday morning beginning at 7:00 AM
No charge admission for public. No parking fee.

No pets are allowed in the Park.

Exhibitors are responsible for collecting and paying Indiana sales tax of 7%.

Artists using an open flame must provide a shield and have a fire extinguisher present as well as a warning sign.

Artists using chainsaws, knives, blades or like items should be prepared to rope off their booth area with caution tape, have a warning sign and in general keep the safety of their customers (and the public) as a top priority. We do want to encourage demonstrations of artists working.

Artists are required to be set up during show hours of 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Artists provide their own displays, tables, chairs, etc. This is an outdoor event. . You need to be prepared for inclement weather. This includes tents, rain covers, tie downs and weights. Because not all ground is perfectly level, artists are advised to bring leveling devices for displays and to cover low spots.

When you arrive you will be shown where your booth space is. You will be able to access your booth by car. Please unload quickly, and then move your car to the designated location for artist’s parking. Please be considerate and keep fellow exhibitors in mind, and move your vehicle as soon as possible.

Artist’s children (including grandchildren or any child deemed to be under the artists responsibility) must be under adult supervision at all times including set up, during the festival and tear down.

Artists are responsible for cleaning up their own booth area at the conclusion of the show.

Do not teardown prior to 8:00 p.m. Artists who begin tearing down their booth prior to 8:00 p.m. may be prevented from participation in future festivals

Full payment and application must be received by June 5, 2010 in order to be considered for this show.

You can call for more information (574)457-2789 of (574)529-4758

Paint the Town Seeks Volunteers

Paint the Town (PTT)

A simple idea: we are a group of people who like to paint houses and there are a bunch of our neighbors who need their houses painted.

Paint the Town or PTT is an enormously successful program from Cincinnati that is in its inaugural year here in Indianapolis. The idea is that painting houses on a particular block will help improve the appearance and serve as a great way to bring the neighborhood together. We have identified homeowners that are in need of a fresh coat of paint and for a number of reasons have been unable to complete the project on their own. PTT will provide volunteers, supplies and expertise to homeowners for the purpose of repainting their home’s exterior.

We will be repainting 3 homes on Saturdays from May to September in partnership with the Southeast Neighborhood Development Corporation’s (SEND) revitalization effort in the Bates-Hendricks Neighborhood.

Our first project will be completed in May on the following dates. We need 15 volunteers for each morning and afternoon shift:
  • May 8th [Morning Shift 8am-12pm] [Afternoon Shift 1-5pm]
  • May 15th [Morning Shift 8am-12pm] [Afternoon Shift 1-5pm]
  • May 22nd [Morning Shift 8am-12pm] [Afternoon Shift 1-5pm]

The work site for our first project this summer will be on the 1500 block of S. Alabama St. You will need to park in the back of Sister’s Place Restaurant (Corner of Terrace and Madison Ave) and walk to the worksite 2 blocks away.

We will equip you with all the supplies you will need to complete the work. You must come with closed toe shoes (preferably work boots) and pants that you can get paint on. (Please no shorts or skirts) We recommend short sleeve t-shirts, but depending on the weather in the morning, you might want long sleeves. A white ball cap/bandana and sunglasses are also recommended. Assume that anything that you wear will get paint on it!

If interested in signing up for a shift or if you have questions please contact Matt Impink at 317-443-3535 or

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