Thursday, June 17, 2010

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:

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