Monday, June 28, 2010

ArtFest Fort Myers: February 5-6 2011

Dates: February 5-6, 2011, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Application Deadline: September 17, 2010

Fort Myers is Southwest Florida's largest metro area and the hub of activity from Marco Island to Sarasota. ArtFest Fort Myers, the area's premier fine art festival, showcases 200 artists and takes place February 5 and 6, 2011, in downtown Fort Myers, Florida. Make this the place to share your artwork with more than 60,000 attendees.

For more information email or call 239-768-3602 

The Great Frame Up Special Event

The Great Frame Up invites you to a special event...

Exhibiting the Art of Local Artists: 
Terri McClatchie "Earth Art" (


M.Kathryn Massey "Oil Paintings and Watercolors" (

The contrasting styles for these two exceptional local artists are a delight to the senses.  Artist M Kathryn Massey presents a selection of her drawings and watercolors that showcase the beauty and complexity of the human figure.  Ms. Massey brings to the viewer’s eye the mystery of the feminine form that is at the same time demure, chaste, and serene and yet subliminally exotic.  Simple yet captivating, Ms. Massey’s oil paintings and pastels enchant as a bold mix of colors resulting in a one of a kind still life.  Still-life art has stood the test of time as one of the most popular and well-respected genres of art.

Artist Terri McClatchie’s unique style is a mixed media format combining oils and acrylics and infusing crystals and other earthy elements resulting in an effect that is both compelling and comforting.  Her intention is to not only delight the senses but to also raise the energy of the surrounding environment to promote health, healing, and balance to the viewer.

Opening night is Friday July 9th from 5-9 p.m. and the show is to exhibit from July 9 to August 8, 2010 with hours of M-F 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sat 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Walk-ins are welcome.

The Great Frame Up
8550 Ditch Road
Indianapolis, IN 46260

Refreshments will be served

Indiana Glass Arts Alliance: Join Now!

Indiana Glass Arts Alliance is open to any individual or organization with an interest in the Glass Arts, such as experienced and new collectors, artists, gallery owners, educators and the general public. 


The IGAA mission is to:

- Sponsor, promote and participate in events to increase Indiana's knowledge and appreciation of the glass arts

- Identify, encourage and support emerging Indiana glass artists

-Organize activities in which IGAA members can learn and share their common interests

-Inform IGAA members of local and national glass art educational opportunities


Glass Infusion Weekend at GRT Glass Studios

Glass Art Demonstrations (members only event)

Individual Glass Exhibit featuring Indiana Glass Artists

Glass Collector's Home Tour (members only event)

For more information and membership email or contact Judy Wells (317) 592-1755 or Michael Jacobs (317) 924-3518

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Visual: Studio Space for Rent.

Visual: Studio Space for Rent.

The Harrison Center for the Arts has studio space for rent. Interested parties should send a bio and/or resume and images to Selection will be juried with preference given to painters. Available studio space rents for $300/month.

Arts Council of Indianapolis Announces "Are you a smARTy?"

The Arts Council of Indianapolis needs your help!  We are partnering with Primary Colours and participating in IndyTalks, a citywide effort designed to foster a sense of community through respectful and creative dialogue.  Our program, Are you a smARTy?, is Thursday, July 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Rathskeller in the Kellersol Room.  Through a lively, fun-filled evening featuring a television-like quiz game, we aim to stimulate thought and discussion regarding the cultural literacy of our community.

In order to develop the questions for the game, we are asking arts and cultural organizations, as well as others in the arts community, to provide us with interesting or unique facts or trivia about their organization and the Indianapolis arts and cultural community.  The facts should be broad in nature--not specific to a current event--and something the public may not know.  For instance, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra could say "The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of 17 full-time orchestras in North America."  Please send up to five facts to by Friday, July 9.

Additional information regarding IndyTalks and the Arts Council's program, Are you a smARTy?, can be found at

Thank you for your help.  We hope you will join us for the fun on Thursday, July 22 at the Rathskeller at the Athenaeum.

June 25-26: Blooming Dragon Emporium Moving Sale

 For Sale: Blooming Dragon Emporium is Moving to the Murphy and Selling Artist Display Items and Jewelry Supplies

Miranda and Marti will be moving out of the Blooming Dragon Emporium in Irvington as of the end of June and they have some items that they don't want to move with them.   So what are they selling?  Some of the items are for show artists, such as Gridwall panels, Gridwall accessories--shelving, acrylic hanging bars and earring displays--and various jewelry display items.  Additionally, there will be store fixtures, bookcases, set of 4 folding chairs, some lampwork supplies (including lampworking instructional videos, COE 96 frit and a Carlisle Mini CC Torch), books, and lots of miscellaneous.  Mark your calendar for June 25 and 26 to stop by Blooming Dragon Emporium at 5620 E. Washington Street in Irvington on Indy's east side and check out this moving sale.
Moving Sale at Blooming Dragon Emporium

Friday, June 25, noon - 6 pm and
Saturday, June 26, noon - 6 

Workshop: June 30, "The Art of the Sale"

 Workshop: Arts Council and Primary Colours Present The Art of the Sale
The Arts Council and Primary Colours present our annual Artist Professional Development Workshops: Summer Series. 
Please join us for our first workshop; The Art of the Sale, Wednesday, June 30 at 6pm - Arts Council offices at 924 N. Pennsylvania St.

For many artists, creating your work is the easy part. But how do you sell it in order to "share it" with others? How do you make a living from your art and not need a "regular job"?  How do you  mix and  mingle,  engage and close a  sale and enjoy the whole experience?

It is an art form in itself!  

Learn tried-and-true tips from artists, gallery owners and others for engaging casually interested buyers and turn them from simply interested into full-fledged arts patrons.

Panelists include:
Pauline Moffatt, Executive Director of the IndyFringe Festival. Along with her current role working with hundreds of performing artists, Pauline spent eight years in Melbourne Australia working with the Hotel for the Arts promoting and profiling emerging and established visual artists who exhibited in the building.
Linda Dorman, Studio Manager for Tom Torluemke Studio and former gallery owner
Tom Torluemke, artist and former gallery owner Ron Zimmerman, Vice President and COO at Elona Biotechnologies, Inc. with 17 years of salesmanship experience including managing and training sales teams of over 100 professionals.   

Remaining workshops include:
June 30 - The Art of the Sale 
July 14 - Authentic Arts Marketing  
July 28 - Licensing Your Artwork 
All workshops will take place at the new offices of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, now located at 924 N. Pennsylvania St. (map). All workshops begin at 6 p.m. and are FREE. Networking opportunities follow each session to continue the conversation in a more casual environment.

NOTE: The Arts Council has moved to a new location with ample FREE PARKING! Please RSVP and join us next Wednesday. Park in the lot just north of the building next to the gallery and enter from the main doors on Pennsylvania Street.

For more information, please contact Shannon Linker at To RSVP please e-mail Hugh Vandivier at  
For more information visit

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

"For the Love of Dogs": the Art of Shelter Dogs

When: July 2-30, 2010

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, July 2, 2010 from 6-9 p.m.

Where: Athenaeum ArtSpace
401 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Several of Indy's premier artists illustrate the dogs that call the Humane Society of Indianapolis home. A portion of the sales will benefit the dogs at Indy Humane. 

For more info contact Casey Ailes at

Athenaeum's ArtSpace on Facebook

Indianapolis Contemporary: Art and Design Auction

Preview: Thursday, June 24, 5 to 8 pm
Auction: Friday, June 25, 6 to 9 pm
Online and telephone bidding also available
Dan Ripley's Antique Helper
2764 East 55th Place, Indianapolis

Hey art lovers,

The inaugural contemporary art and design Auction happens this week!  Indianapolis Contemporary: Art and Design Auction seeks to support contemporary art in Central Indiana and the growth of Indiana-based artists and art organizations.  Approximately 150 contemporary artworks and studio furniture, selected by Christopher West and Mindy Taylor Ross, will be offered in all mediums and priced from $100 to $15,000.

Five percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Contemporary Art Acquisition Fund at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

You can view an online catalogue by clicking here.
Directions to the auction house can be found 
Facebook Page for Auction here
Online and telephone bidding also available.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Jeff and Joani Rothenberg, With a Little Help From Their Friends: A Multimedia Experience

Indianapolis Art Center's Dr. Jeff and Joani Rothenberg, Lisa Pelo-McNiece, Matt Kenyon and more will exhibit a group show at the Cultural Arts Gallery at IUPUI through July 30.

Works by Jeffrey and Joani Rothenberg will be featured prominently in a group show that they organized at the Cultural Arts Gallery at IUPUI. He works with glass, and she is a painter. - Frank Espich / The Star

» What: An exhibition featuring the works of Dr. Jeffrey and Joani Rothenberg, Cathy Kravitz, Matt Kenyon, Suzy Friedman, Howard Friedman, Lisa F. Pelo-McNiece, Marianne Glick, Irwin Labin, Bruce Loewenthal, Arieh Shaked, Brian Moore and Jeff Greenberg.
» When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through July 30. An opening reception will be held from noon to 2 p.m. July 8.
» Where: The Cultural Arts Gallery at IUPUI, 420 University Blvd., Suite 240.
» Tickets: Free admission. For more information, call (317) 274-7514 or visit

Joani Rothenberg's "Abstract Fall II" (acrylic on canvas) will be part of the IUPUI exhibit. - Frank Espich / The Star

Excerpt from Indianapolis Star Article / Mary Lee Pappas: 
Painter and illustrator Joani Rothenberg has worked as an art therapist for 20 years. But 12 years ago, after what had been a stressful week on the job for her husband, she enrolled him in a glass-blowing class at the Indianapolis Art Center.
"It was an escape," said Dr. Jeffrey Rothenberg about his venture into the art world. "No one could get hurt but me; it wasn't life and death. It wasn't a form of expression; it was something outside of what I do for a living."
Since then, it has become an avocation.
"And as you can tell, I've gone crazy," said the vice chairman of obstetrics and gynecology and faculty president of the School of Medicine at Indiana University, who created 140 pieces for a recent Kinsey Institute fundraiser in Manhattan and makes free-hand, blown and cast pieces, many of which he donates to charitable causes.
Together, the Rothenbergs are displaying their artistic talents in "Jeff and Joani Rothenberg, With a Little Help From Their Friends: A Multimedia Experience," an exhibit at the Cultural Art Gallery at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. In addition to works by the Rothenbergs, the exhibit also includes furniture, photography and other media by several of their artist friends.
Rothenberg creates glass art that often reflects his work as a physician.

See the complete IndyStar article by Mary Lee Pappas here

Huge Studio's Garage Sale: June 24-26

Blice Edwards from Studio D340 Art Glass studio is having our final HUGE STUDIO'S GARAGE SALE at our home in Meridian Hills June 24, 25, 26 from 8am to 3pm (PLEASE NO EARLY BIRDS)

We will have items from both of our studios, home, as well as the past 25 years of our existence.Time to de-clutter and downsize. I still have sheet glass, glass rods, tools, molds, molding plasters, art books, supplies, paints..etc, etc, etc. ALL MUST GO. Its amazing what 2 artists can collect and accumulate over 25 years..

Our address:  7570 Holliday Drive East  46260.. cross streets are 75th  & Meridian.

STUDIO: 317.259.4308
MOBILE: 317.698.3769
FAX: 317.475.1245

Thursday, June 17, 2010

National Opportunity: Alexandria Film Festival

Alexandria Film Festival Seeks Entries
Dates: November 4-7

Early Bird Deadline: July 15
Regular Deadline: August 1
Late Deadline: August 15

$1,000 in prize money to be awarded to the top films

The fourth annual Alexandria Film Festival is soliciting entries from U.S. and international filmmakers.  Three cash prizes will be awarded to top films at the Festival: Best of Show ($500), Jury Prize ($300) and Audience Award ($200).

Accepted film genres include narrative features, documentaries, shorts, and animation. 

Entry Fees: Regular fees are $35 for feature-length films and $25 for shorts. Discounts are available for those entered by the Early Bird Deadline and late fees apply to those entered by the Late Deadline.

The Film Festival will again partner with Withoutabox, the film industry's premiere online service platform, to accept online film submissions. To submit films online, please visit All online submissions will receive an entry fee discount.

This year's Festival is led by Pat Miller, Chair of the Alexandria Commission for the Arts. "Last year's Festival attracted 158 film submissions from 14 countries," said Miller.  "This year, we will be involving a larger panel of judges to include previous attendees, film enthusiasts, filmmakers and film and video professionals.  Not only will this provide us with critical input, it will broaden our support base."

The Alexandria Film Festival is sponsored by the Alexandria Commission for the Arts and the Office of the Arts. 

For more information or to obtain entry forms and submission guidelines, For additional questions, contact the Alexandria Commission for the Arts at 703-746-5588 or

Upcoming Local Opportunities: June-October

"Made for Each Other"- Arts as Engagement Workshop
Dates: June 22 and 24 (6-8 p.m.)
Deadline: Space is limited

Jim Walker, community art coordinator at Big Car ( and artist on the Made for Each Other ( project,  will lead a free two-night workshop on social practice art at the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (1802 N. Illinois St.) on June 22 and June 24 (Tuesday and Thursday) from 6-8 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will talk about and experience great ways to build community and improve their city by engaging and involving neighbors in creative activities. All will certainly accomplish one of the common goals of social practice art -- getting to know each other better.

Space is limited, reserve your spot today by calling Nita McCormick at INRC at 920-0330, ext. 100 or

Stutz Studio Residency 
Application Deadline: June 25

The deadline to apply for a Stutz Residency is next Friday, June 25 and all the details and how-to's are Mailed in applications are encouraged. For more information, call (503.6420, M-Th 10-5) or e-mail (

It's a great opportunity for emerging artists to experience studio life for a year.

If you have any questions about the Residency, the application and voting process, please contact

Numa Arts and Cultural Event Seeks Artists
Date: September 18
Deadline: July 30

Artists are invited to submit an application to display works of art at the third annual, Numa Arts and Cultural Event located at North Union and Penn Streets, near Westfield City Hall, in Westfield, Indiana, from noon to 10 p.m., Saturday, September 18, 2010. Artist exhibit open noon-7 p.m. Approximately 35 artists will participate this year, alongside music, performance art, a chili cook-off, children's activities, and upscale food and drink. Artist selection is made by a jury of professional artists, gallery owners, and committee members.

Each artist desiring to display at Numa Arts and Cultural Event must submit a separate application.
*    All artwork must be originally conceived and created by the artist. Prints or duplicates of original work are acceptable.
No mass manufactured or imported goods will be allowed for exhibit or sale. All artists are subject to immediate tear
down if not compliant to this rule.
*    Each artist is responsible for their own set up and tear down. Art exhibit open noon to 7 p.m.
*    In no way is the Numa committee, volunteers or the City of Westfield responsible for any damages to the artist's goods. Your properties must be insured to participate in Numa 2010.

The deadline for entries is July 30, 2010. Early entries, however, have greater opportunity for pre-event publicity in the media. You are encouraged to begin the jury process early. Accepted entries will be notified within two weeks of receipt. Exhibit space fees are due to DWNA within in 10 days of acceptance.

Submit Entries and Jury Fees to:

Downtown Westfield Neighborhood Association Numa Arts Coordinator 301 S. Union Westfield, IN 46074
Checks payable to DWNA (Downtown Westfield Neighborhood Association). Place "Numa Artist" on the memo line. For more information: or call 317-867-2880.

Numa is named for the second king of Rome, who was celebrated for his love of arts, peace, natural wisdom and piety.

Zionsville Autumn Artscape Seeks Artists for Second Annual Art Fair
Date: October 9 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Deadline: July 30

The Zionsville Autumn Artscape is pleased to offer regional artists an opportunity to showcase their work in a historic setting.  It also provides the public an opportunity to meet artists and view and purchase original art in a variety of mediums.

Images: Artists are requested to submit three images of their work plus one booth shot to Ray Cortopassi, Executive Director, Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, by July 30, 2010. You may mail these images on CD to the Chamber office at 135 South Elm Street, Zionsville IN 46077, or email high-resolution images to the Chamber at Please put "Zionsville Autumn Artscape" in the subject line.

Images should be consistent in style and quality with the art that will be exhibited at the Autumn Artscape. Do not include the artist/business/studio name in the images.

Booth Fee:  $50.00. Please include your check with your application, made out to Zionsville Chamber of Commerce. Your check will be cashed upon your acceptance into the fair.

Eligibility:  All work displayed must be made by the accepted exhibitor and must be original. Artists may display only work in the medium in which they juried. The Zionsville Autumn Artscape reserves the right to refuse exhibition of work not consistent with submitted images and application rules or guidelines.

Booths:  Booth space is 10 x 10 feet, located on pavement at the newly landscaped corner of Main Street and Pine Street. Artists must be able to provide a white tent (weighted, not staked) and be prepared for inclement weather.

The 64th Annual Irvington Halloween Festival
Event Date: October 23-30

Deadline: August 6

The Historic Irvington Community Council (HICC) requests proposals for a poster to commemorate the 64th annual Historic Irvington Halloween Festival (IHF).

The Irvington Halloween Festival is a family event that has been a part of Irvington for over 60 years and is centered around the children of Irvington. This week-long festival / fundraiser is hosted by the HICC. The HICC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of life for all Irvington residents and businesses.  The Halloween Festival and its associated events more than 10,000 people each year. This year's festival will include haunted ghost tours, The Slightly Haunted Puppet Show, Halloween themed children's movies, a house decorating contest, and more. The week of festivities concludes on Saturday October 30 festival that features, a parade, over 130 vendors, a costume contest, live music, games, crafts and other entertainment.
The poster should represent and reflect the spirit and essence of this event. The 2010 Irvington Halloween Festival runs from October 23rd through the 30th. Final art and entry forms are due by Friday, Aug 6th, 2010, at 6 PM and may be dropped off at the Irvington  Branch Library.  Artists will be notified contest results by Friday August 13, 2010.

For a complete listing of the official rules and guidelines for the contest please visit: OR

For more information about the festival please visit this link:

ARTI Award Nominations Now Accepted

Arts Council of Indianapolis presents ARTI Awards - Nominations Now Accepted

Deadline: Friday, August 20

 The ARTI Awards, presented annually at the Arts Council's Start with Art event, are a celebration and commemoration of outstanding support of the arts in our community and a perfect way to publicly recognize this outstanding support.  At, you will find a nomination form for your use.

Additionally, the Artful Impact ARTI Award will be presented to a company, individual, event, or activity in the past 12 months that had a significant and long-lasting impact on the arts in Indianapolis.  Where the other three categories are designed to recognize life-long support of the arts, the Artful Impact award recognizes and honors something truly remarkable in the arts in the past year. 

Through their generous donation of time, talent, and financial resources, ARTI Award winners increase awareness of the arts for the benefit of our city. Last year's recipients included:

Corporate: Duke Energy (nominated by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra )
Small Business: Varnau Creative Group (nominated by Clowes Memorial Hall)
Volunteer/Patron: Eugene & Marilyn Glick (nominated by the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Indiana Historical Society)
Artful Impact ARTI: Indianapolis Airport Authority's public art program at the Indianapolis International Airport

This year's Start with Art luncheon is set for Friday, September 3rd at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.  Details about this kick-off celebration for the new arts season are forthcoming.  You can purchase tickets and buy tables online beginning next week at

Arts Council of Indianapolis
924 N. Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204-1021
phone: 317.631.3301     fax: 317.624.0246     web:

Extended Deadline! El Día de los Muertos / The Day of the Dead 2010

Call For Entries

Tenth Annual Exhibition, Workshops and Celebration!

Dear Artist and Collaborator: Thank you very much for your interest in the Indianapolis Art Center’s ninth annual El Día de los Muertos/The Day of the Dead programs. We are glad you want to be a part of our exhibition of altars and shrines, workshops and celebration.
Please review the information about the traditional Mexican celebration of The Day of the Dead holiday, as well as the guidelines for proposing an altar or shrine (or both) for our exhibition. In order to be considered for inclusion, please complete and return your proposal to the Indianapolis Art Center by Friday, July 1, 2010. Forms arriving after that time will be evaluated for inclusion as space permits.
As in previous years, workshops and public tours of our exhibition are being planned for the months of October and November through our Outreach Department.
• The altar exhibition is on view in the Indianapolis Art Center galleries October 9-November 7, 2009.
• The shrine exhibition is outside in ARTSPARK and is on view October 8-November 28, 2010.
• Our celebration festivities will take place on Saturday, October 30, 3-8 p.m. We invite you to join us!
• Upon acceptance of your proposal design, we will notify you with further information. 

Thank you again for your support of this wonderful cultural tradition! Please contact us if you have any questions: 
Laura Alvarado, Director of Outreach (317) 255-2464 ext. 235 or Patrick Flaherty, Exhibitions Associate (317) 255-2464 ext. 238 or 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

2010-2011 Season Prospectus: Mesa Contemporary Arts

Mesa Contemporary Arts at Mesa Arts Center in Arizona has their full 2010-2011 Season Prospectus available in online PDF brochure or a brochure can be requested by mail here

Dates: January 21-March 6, 2011
Entry Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2010 (by 5 p.m. Arizona time)
Entry Fee: $25 for up to 4 artworks (non-refundable)

Juror: TBD 

Eligibility: Artists from around the country may submit a maximum of 4 works completed within the last five years and not exhibited in a previous MCA exhibit. A maximum of 12 images may be submitted (4 works plus two details per artwork).

Entry form, extensive information, and other show opportunities with the MCA available here

Call for Entries: Youth Wildlife Art Contest

Information below is also available on the 2010 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest homepage

Entry Deadline: November 1, 2010

The National Rifle Association is now accepting entries for its 2010 George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest. The contest is open to students in grades 1 through 12 (including home-schooled children). NRA membership is not required. 

Winners in each grade category will receive 750. Second-place finishers will receive $500, and the third-place award will be $250. A prize of $1000 will also be awarded for Best In Show.
Entries may be submitted in one of four categories, based on school grade. Category I includes grades 1 through 3. Category II is for grades 4 through 6. Category III covers grades 7 through 9, and Category IV includes grades 10 through 12. Entries may portray any North American game bird or animal that may be legally hunted or trapped. Endangered species and non-game animals, such as eagles and snakes, are not eligible subjects. Call 703-267-1531 or email if you need to confirm whether a certain animal or bird is eligible, or see this list of North American game animals and birds.

Contestants are limited to one entry each. Entries may be in a medium of the artist's choice (oil, water color, pastels, pencil, pen and ink, charcoal, etc.). Submissions should be on good quality bond or drawing paper, or illustration board. Preferred sizes for the image are 8½"x11" or 11"x14"; matting is optional. Entries should not be framed. Composition must be original. Photographs may be used for reference, but artwork determined to have been traced or copied from an existing photograph or work of art will be disqualified.

Entries must arrive at NRA by November 1, 2010, and must be accompanied by an entry form or brief statement signed by the student’s parent, guardian, or teacher attesting to the originality of the work and verifying the artist’s grade level as of November 1, 2010. In addition, the artist’s name, age, home address, phone number, and grade must be printed on the back of the entry or on a note attached to the back of the entry. Entries will be judged on effort, creativity, anatomical accuracy, and composition.

Send entries to: George Montgomery/NRA Youth Wildlife Art Contest, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Entries will be returned only if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. NRA assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged artwork, and reserves all rights to reproduce entries. The immediate families of NRA staff members are not eligible to enter.

Questions may be directed to 703-267-1531 or

See the NRA Blog for news about the Youth Wildlife Art Contest.

Call for Entries: Cincinnati Art Club 42nd Viewpoint 2010

a National Juried Art Competition from the Cincinnati Art Club

Dates: November 5-21, 2010
Entry Deadline: Postmarked by August 31, 2010
Entry Fees: $35 for first JPG, plus $20 for second ($55) and $10 for third ($65) (Non-refundable)

Open to all artists 18 years of age and above. A top award winner from 2008 and 2009 (1st, 2nd or 3rd Place or Eisele Gallery) is ineligible to win one of these awards in 2010. Entrants are eligible for one award only. Only totally original work conceived and executed by entrant after January 1, 2008 may be submitted. Artwork requiring glazing should use Plexiglas or other plastic glazing. Artwork using standard glass will not be admitted. Gallery wrapped canvas finished and/or painted on all sides is acceptable. Framed dimensions shall not exceed a size of 60" x 40". Each exhibit must be suitably framed and ready for hanging with strong screw eyes or mirror hanger and wire. Free standing sculpture must not exceed 36"x 36" x 60" and must be stable or attached to a stable base. Wall sculpture must adhere to the same dimensions and framing ass paintings and is limited to a depth of 6".

Excluded Media: photography, crafts, fiber, computer generated art, painting on photos and jewelry
Exclusions: Artwork that is different than the accepted JPG will not be admitted into the show

All artwork must be for sale. A 30% commission is payable to the Cincinnati Art club from each sale. P.O.R. not acceptable. 

Entry form, mailing information and all prospectus information is available here in the online brochure 

Questions? Please contact Deb Ward at or 812-637-3090 

Call for Entries: UIndy Campus Sculpture Walk Competition

Fifth Third Bank and the University of Indianapolis Department of Art and Design announce its 2010-2012 Campus Sculpture Walk Competition. This open competition will place three-dimensional art on the University of Indianapolis Campus. Sculptures will be purchased or leased. Maximum awards are for a two-year lease of up to $2,000. Purchase prices will be negotiated.

Dates: October 1, 2010-August 29, 2012
Entry Deadline: July 18, 2010
Entry Fee: Free

Submissions of previously completed and ready-to-install sculptures will be accepted beginning June 1, 2010 through the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on July 18, 2010. Submissions will be reviewed in July and selected artists will be notified by mid-August. Installation of selected works will be completed by September 24, 2010.

Juror: University of Indianapolis Department of Art and Design faculty

Eligibility and Specifications: 
Artists over the age of 18 with appropriate work are encouraged to enter. All works entered must have been completed within the last 3 years and not previously exhibited at the University of Indianapolis. Artists are encouraged to submit up to 5 images (two views of each) of their work along with a resume and biographical information. All work submitted must be of sound design, sturdy construction, and durable material suitable for outdoor public display. The work cannot require any external support and must be able to be bolted to a concrete pad for installation. Unstable or poorly constructed work will not be accepted.

Entry Procedure:
1. Artists may enter up to five (5) works for consideration
2. Submit entries as 8x10 inch printed images or jpg files on CD-ROM
3. Submit two (2) views of each entry
4. Label each image with the artist's name, title of work, medium, and dimensions
5. Please include insurance value on the entry form
6. With the completed entry form, submit biographical information and a brief statement about each work.
7. Mail all written materials and images to*: 
Department of Art and Design
University of Indianapolis
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
*Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of images. Entries must be received by July, 18

For entry forms and more information: call 317-788-3253 or email

To see the 2008-2010 Campus Sculpture Walk Competition images and information (also in PDF form) click here 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Call for Entries: Aqueous USA 2010 33rd Annual National Show

P.O. Box 7125
Louisville, KY 40257-0125

Dates: October 5-30, 2010
Entry Deadline: Postmarked by June 28
Entry Fees: KWS Members: $30 ($40 for non-members) for the first entry plus $5 for the second
*Entry Fees are non-refundable and must be sent with entry card, slides/CD, and #10 SASE, 44 cents postage

Past awards have exceeded $15,000 

Juror: Sue Archer

Aqueous USA 2010 is open to KWS members and non-members over 18 years of age residing in the USA. Each artist may enter 1 or 2 paintings, but only one painting per artist will be accepted. Accepted paintings must be rendered in an aqueous manner on paper and cannot be varnished. Mixed media/collage must be at least 75% water based media. Art work must be original: conceived and created by you. Using prints or copied work of another artist or copies of published pictures or photographs are not considered original art work. Work must be completed within the last three years, 2007 or later. Paintings must be framed under Plexiglas, matted and ready for hanging. Works under glass will not be accepted. Size must be not larger than 48" in either direction including frame, or smaller than 11" x 14" image size, framed to 16" x 20". Mats must be a light or neutral shade of mat board. Paintings not in compliance will be returned at artist's expense. Any painting previously accepted in a KWS juried competition or at Actors Theatre of Louisville is not eligible. Accepted work may not be exhibited at any location in Louisville or Jefferson County from June through September 2010.

For entry cards, new membership, and any questions please contact:

Donna Miller, Aqueous Director, 502-254-3883
Kathleen Stringfield, Administrative Director, 502-326-9256

See Aqueous USA 2009 Award Winners here

Call for Entries: "A Time and a Place" Juried Mixed Media Exhibition

presented by Bloomingdale Park District Museum 
108 S. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108

Entry Drop-off Dates: Tuesday, June 22, 4-8 p.m. and Wednesday, June 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Entry Fees: $10 (non-refundable) or 3/$25. A maximum of three entries may be submitted.

Show Dates: July 10-August 21, 2010
Opening Reception: July 16, 6-8 p.m.

Juror: Debbie Heemstra Novak

Open to any artist 18 and over
Traditional and non-traditional media are eligible
A limit of three (3) pieces per artist may be accepted
All work must be completed in the last three years and has not previously been on display at the Museum
All work must be properly framed and wired. Wires must be taut and secure at a point at least one third down the frame. No saw-tooth hangers. Staples cannot be visible.
No work that requires special installation is eligible
No nudity

Bloomingdale Park District Museum will retain a 30% commission on all works sold. Payment to the artist will be made after the close of the exhibition.

All artists are responsible for carrying their own insurance.

For entry forms please contact and direct all questions to:

Phone: 630-539-3096
Fax: 630-980-2447

Bloomingdale Park District Museum
108 S. Bloomingdale Road
Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Hours: Wednesday 4-8 p.m., Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday 12-4 p.m.
Curators: Diane Duffy, Marjorie Reichart, John Tuleweit

Call for Entries: Southside Art League, Inc. 2nd Annual Paintout

Paint-out on or around the grounds of the Machledt House, rain or shine

Entry Deadline: Pre-registration is requested by June 21
Entry Fee: $15 (non-refundable)
Date: Saturday, June 26

242 S. Madison Avenue
Greenwood, IN 46142

Judge: Heidi Shackelford, BFA Columbia School of Design

Gift Certificates for Honorable Mention

Winning paintings may be displayed in the Gallery for one month
Prospectus also available at Gallery & Pump House

This contest is open to all artists
Blank canvas or support must be stamped on back to be eligible
Only one work will be accepted for judging
Bring your own easel to display work
Paintings to be completed in the Old Town Greenwood area. (Maps provided)
Paintings must be returned for judging by 2:00 p.m.
Judging will take place around 3:00 p.m.
All work must be created between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on day of paint-out
Artists will receive entry tickets for terrific door prize drawings
Work that does not follow guidelines will be disqualified

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. to pick up goodie bag
Registration accepted day of Paintout (Saturday, June 26, 2010, beginning at 8:00 a.m.)
Make check or money order payable to Southside Art League, Inc. 

Mail your $15 fee with the following to 299 E. Broadway, Greenwood, IN, 46142:
City, State, Zip

For more information about the Southside Art League, Inc. click here
Want to help out or have any questions? Email Patty Coulter here

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Call for Entires: 17th Annual Juried Show Jasper Arts Center

Entry Deadline: June 28, 2010

The Krempp Gallery
Jasper Arts Center
951 College Ave
Jasper, IN
(812) 482-3070

Applications are now available by clicking [here]

Juror: Ed Maxedon
Curator of Education at the Indiana University Art Museum