Thursday, July 29, 2010

Call for Artists: Art and Photography Festival

Call for Artists: Art and Photography Festival

October 2

Easton, Connecticut
10AM - 6PM
Rain date: October 3, 2010

50 Artists

Entry Deadline: September 1

Art, Photography, Wine & Cheese Tasting, Live Music

In the small bucolic Connecticut town of Easton in Affluent Fairfield County Connecticut, the Ashlar Aspetuck Masonic Lodge is hosting its first Art & Photography Festival for the benefit of local charities.

Our festival which will be for Artists and Photographers only (No Crafts) is a celebration of the fall season with Artists, Wine & Cheese Tasting and live music all right in the center of this beautiful New England town.

This event will be marketed throughout Fairfield County, from Greenwich to Shelton to New Haven County and many places in between. Fairfield County loves Art and Photography and loves to buy great Art and Photography, so come here to sell what we love.

Fee: $100 for 10 x 10 space (NO Commissions)

Contact for Application:

Mark E Smith

Call for Entries: Fiber Options- Material Explorations

The Maryland Federation of Art (MFA) invites all fiber artists residing in the US to enter this contemporary exhibit of textiles and fiber art. Awards total $1000 and selected works will be on exhibit at the MFA's Circle Gallery (18 State Circle, Annapolis, MD). 

Date:  October 28-November 28, 2010 
Deadline: August 23, 2010 (post-marked)

Juror: Maryland-based artist Susie Brandt

Entry Fee: non-refundable $30 for 1 or 2 entries, additional $5 each for up to 6 works

Eligibility: Works must be original and created within the past 3 years. Works previously exhibited at Circle Gallery are not eligible. Works must be priced or marked POR (price on request). Any fiber work is eligible, including soft sculpture, painting on silk, felting, applique, tapestries, wearable art and more. Measure work prior to entry. Final presentation of work may not exceed 72" in length or width.

PDF of entry process, entry forms and more information here 

MFA Contact Information:
Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Phone: 410-268-4566
Fax: 410-268-4570

The MFA is a non-profit art organization. 

Call for Artists: Masterpiece In A Day

Masterpiece In A Day

September 18, 2010

Annual art and writing contest Masterpiece In A Day, operated by Big Car and supported by Southeast Neighborhood Development, the Fountain Square Merchants Association and Second Story, returns to Fountain Square on September 18. This year, the contest is part of a big day in the neighborhood that includes the Fountain Square Art Fair and live entertainment presented by the Fountain Square Merchants Association.

A new feature for Masterpiece's 16th year is an art parade presented by the Fountain Square Arts Council, starting after the artists' and writers' work is turned in at 4 p.m. for judging. A parade-entry category has been added to the competition. Also new this year is a youth writing contest organized by Second Story, a nonprofit literary organization based in Fountain Square. The art and writing contests begin at 9 a.m. with day-of registration ending at 11 a.m.

Completed artwork and typed copies of writing are due for judging at 3:30 p.m. Winners from both contests will be announced around 5 p.m. All work must be completed in the Fountain Square neighborhood during contest hours. Artists can only enter one competition. Prizes in this year's art competition go to five winners as chosen by a panel of judges. Best of show gets $1,500 and four others will receive $500. In the Second Story writing contest for adults, the first-place winner receives $500, second $200 and third $100. Young writers will receive gift certificates and prizes for participating. Winning artwork and writing will also be displayed in the Murphy Art Center during the October First Friday.

The event is free for participants and visitors and takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 18 at the Murphy Art Center, 1043 Virginia Ave. For more Information call (317) 450-6630, or visit

Call for Artists: 1st Annual Hoosier Artisan Festival

Hoosier Artisan Festival

October 16-17, 2010

Mohawk Place
620 South Rangeline Road
Carmel, IN 46032

The 1st Annual Hoosier Artisan Festival will be occurring October 16-17, 2010 at Mohawk Place in Carmel. Artists of all experience levels, mediums, and corners of Indiana are invited to participate. During the festival the public can experience great art, music, food, and drink. The festival will be advertised through local media, as well as a street promotion campaign including banners, posters, postcards, and other print communications.

Event Details:
  • Date: October 16-17, 2010 (Artist Set-up on October 15). 
  • Location: Mohawk Place, 620 South Rangeline Road, Carmel, Indiana 46032. 
  • Time: 10:00am-6:00pm. 
  • Show Cost: $125 per 10' x 10' space ($175 for registration after September 16th). Checks payable to HOOSIER ARTISAN FESTIVAL. 
  • Artists to supply tents, tables, chairs, and all other display supplies. 
For more information, visit

Friday, July 23, 2010

Call for Artist's Entries to the first Annual Reinvention Convention

Call for Artist's Entries to the first Annual Reinvention Convention

Show Dates: October 8, 2010 to October 22, 2010

Entry Deadline: for Adult Division is August 24, 2010

The Art Sanctuary of Martinsville, IN is presenting an exhibit to raise awareness of the importance of recycling and reinventing discarded items. Exhibit runs from October 8, 2010 to October 22, 2010. Deadline for Adult Division is August 24, 2010. All artworks must be made of 90% recycled, discarded elements.  For more information please visit Join the creative movement and be part of the Reinvention Convention!

If you have questions, contact Gretchen Hunt at

The Do It Again Art Market in Zionsville

The Do It Again Art Market in Zionsville

Fair Date: November 13, 2010

Entry Deadline: September 11, 2010.

Zionsville Town Hall
1100 West Oak Street
Zionsville, IN 46077-1259
(317) 873-8245

The Do it Again Art Market is a one-day indoor, juried art market benefitting the education of recycling and reusing pre-consumer and post-consumer goods on November 13, 2010 at Zionsville Town Hall.

Artists 18 years of age and older who exhibit art and crafts made from pre-consumer or post-consumer goods are eligible to apply.

  • Accepted artists must be present to exhibit their work during all hours of the fair, unless prior arrangements are made with the Market Committee. 
  • Cash and Purchase Awards will be given during the Market. Judges for the event are selected art professionals. 
  • All exhibit spaces measure 6' x 8' and includes one table measuring 30" x 48" and one chair. All other display equipment will be provided by the artist. 
  • Artists must check in between 8:00 am and 9:00 am. 
  • Purchase Award recipients will be allowed to shop starting at 9:30 am. 
  • Registration fee is $50 and Includes one 6' x 8' booth space with one 30" x 48" table and 1 chair. 
  • E-mail your artist resume with current contact information and bio, written description and three digital images of work to 
  • Entry deadline is September 11, 2010. 
  • Artists retain all proceeds from sales. 
  • Artists are responsible for collecting and filing Indiana 7% sales tax.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Request for Proposals: Indianapolis Art Center: Gateway Project Design Competition

RFP: Indianapolis Art Center: Gateway Project Design Competition
Entry Fee:
Submission Deadline: October 31, 2010
Award for Winning Design: $1000

Indianapolis Art Center
Exhibitions Department
820 E. 67th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Site Description:
Located in north Broad Ripple Village, along the banks of the White River, lies the state-of-the-art Indianapolis Art Center. The facility opened on May 31, 1996 and was designed by world-renowned architect and Indianapolis native Michael Graves.

The exterior of the building is peach, red ochre and blue and serves as a landmark for Broad Ripple Village and North College Avenue. In 2005, ArtsPark, a 9-acre sculpture garden and park, was completed and opened to the public. In the summer of 2007 ArtsPark expanded to include a sensory path, canoe launch and additional permanent sculptures.

College Avenue at 67th street is the main vehicle entrance to the Art Center. It is a four lane avenue divided by a landscaped median. Traffic heading south bound on College crosses the White River north of 67th and then, entering Broad Ripple, turns left to access the Art Center at 67th. IndyGo (Indianapolis’ bus system) has a northbound and southbound bus stop at this location.

About Broad Ripple Village
You can learn more about Broad Ripple by visiting

Scope of Project:
This gateway will serve as an entryway to first, the Indianapolis Art Center
and second, Broad Ripple Village. The word “art” must be incorporated in to the
overall design. The design must take into account that automobile, bicycle, and
pedestrian traffic will go under this gateway and city and state laws will need
to be observed. Since there are residences nearby loud or bright installations
may not be appropriate.

Additional possibilities for design include incorporating a pedestrian and/or bicycle bridge over College Avenue as part of the design and/or incorporating the existing bus stops into the design. This intersection is near the Monon Rail Trail which is a highly trafficked pedestrian greenway. The gateway should be a work of art in itself and these functional aspects would be secondary to

Modular proposals will be accepted. Allowing several variations on a theme or phases of development is acceptable.

A prize of $1000 will be awarded to the winning design. The winning design will become the property of the Indianapolis Art Center with credit given to the creator(s).

Project budget will be funded based on winning design but has not as of yet been determined. Fabrication, insurance, installation, landscaping, travel, architect/artist fees and incidental costs will be covered in the project budget.

Since the money will be raised by the Indianapolis Art Center from private donors the Art Center reserves the right to release the design back to the artist/group if after 3 years from the award date the money has not been realized. This would not affect the payment of the $1000 prize for the winning design.

Furthermore, the Art Center reserves the right to solicit new designs at any time if 3 years from the award date pass and the project budget is not realized.

This project is open to all architects, artists and designers as well as artist and design teams working in the United States. Individuals must be over 18 years of age.

Selection Criteria:
Primary selection criteria include:
  • design concept based on submitted proposal
  • incorporation of the word “art” in to the design
  • design concept able to meet city and state requirements concerning installations over roads
  • overall feasibility of project and proposed budget
  • demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work within timelines and meet deadlines

Selection Process:

The Indianapolis Art Center will facilitate the review process. We anticipate involving the Exhibitions, Education, and Development departments as well as members of the Broad Ripple Village Association and local arts professionals.

Entry Fee:
A $25 non-refundable entry fee must be paid to the Indianapolis Art Center to enter this
competition. This must be submitted as a check or money order along with the mailed application.

Applications Mailed to:
Indianapolis Art Center
Gateway Design Contest
Attn: Patrick Flaherty
820 E. 67th
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Submission Requirements:
  • A one page narrative statement describing the proposal
  • A proposed budget. This should include projected fabrication, installation, landscaping, travel, architect/artist fees and incidental costs that would be associated with the building of the proposed gateway. 
  • A curriculum vitae and/or resume of the individual or group. Groups can choose to submit one CV as a whole if appropriate. 
  • A CD with at least 12 but no more than 30 views/renderings/details of the proposed gateway (this can include digital pictures of a maquette). 
  • An image description sheet to correspond with the images on the CD including title, date, dimensions, media and any other relevant information 
  • Optional: Up to 10 images of previous projects completed on this or a similar scale

A SASE must be included to have materials returned

Submissions are to be received by October 31, 2010.

Notifications will be sent out by December 31, 2010.

See below for street views and a map with approximate dimensions...

College Avenue facing North
College Avenue facing South
67th Street facing West
67th Street facing East

Here is a map of the area.

Call for Entries: Bags2Riches 2010

Bags2Riches 2010 Call For Entries

Application Deadline:
August 17th.

Bags2Riches 2010 is the 5th annual handbag competition to provide necessary funds for Trusted Mentors efforts to prevent homelessness.

Artists may create an original handbag to be eligible to win the "The Most Original Handbag Award" with a Grand Prize Package of $500. What will your bag help bring about? With the support of a mentor "Ann" completed in the last few months her 3 goals: GED, School, and a job! 

Completed Bags can be mailed to:
Trusted Mentors
872 Virginia Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46203.

Local Drop Off Times at the Trusted Mentors Office:
Monday, August 16th, 10am -2pm
Tuesday, August 17th from 7:30am - 7pm
Other times can be scheduled by phone, 985-5041

Entry Guidelines:Please send bags with completed entry form and $10 entry fee if entering contest. A thank you receipt will be sent by email (when available). Judges will select ten finalists. Criteria for selection include originality, unique design elements, and quality of workmanship. Finalists will be announced September 4th and highlighted in the Bags2Riches Gala on September 24, 2010.

The Grand Prize winner will receive the most purchased votes. Beginning September 4th votes will be purchased online. Votes will also be available at the Gala. A vote for the bag is an opportunity to win the bag! Bags not chosen to be a Finalist will be sold or auctioned with proceeds benefiting Trusted Mentors efforts to prevent homelessness.

Trusted Mentors uses the power of mentoring to help adults establish stable lives by reducing the chaos brought about by poverty, homelessness, under-employment, and the effects of incarceration. For an entry form, go to or send a SASE to Bags2Riches Contest, Trusted Mentors, 872 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

Grumbacher Paint is Seeking an Acrylic Painting Instructor

Grumbacher Paint is Seeking an Acrylic Painting Instructor

Grumbacher Paint is looking to hire accomplished acrylic painters to teach two hour workshops at a major retailer in locations across the United States and Canada. Artists must be capable of demonstrating a still life, landscape, seascape, and floral. We have developed a flexible curriculum in acrylics for an artist to use or adapt to fit to his or her style. We plan to conduct approximately one to four workshops per month and the artist will have flexibility in scheduling. Compensation is $100 per workshop, and teaching materials will be provided to the artist at no cost.

Interested artists should email Matt Winum at with examples of works in acrylics, a resume, and contact information. Chartpak is a manufacturer of fine art supplies. Grumbacher, Koh-I-Noor, Higgins Ink, and Clearprint are some of our brands.

Arts Council of Indianapolis Releases Guidelines for New Gallery Space

Arts Council of Indianapolis Releases Guidelines for New Gallery Space

The Arts Council of Indianapolis is seeking proposals for its new 1,300 square foot gallery space located at 924 North Pennsylvania Street. The inaugural exhibition will open in October of 2010 and will last approximately one month.

The purpose of the gallery is to support professional working artists in central Indiana giving them a venue in which to sell their work and gain exposure to a larger audience.

Proposals are sought from individual artists, artist collectives and artist run organizations for solo or group shows for the October 2010 show and the full schedule of shows for 2011 -2012. 

The gallery:
  • 1,300 square feet
  • Approximately 100 linear feet of hanging space including 34 feet of exposed brick and two moveable walls
  • Plentiful natural light
  • 2D, 3D or installation are all encouraged
  • When possible an equal amount of solo and group shows will be scheduled

Artists and arts organizations:
  • Artists and arts organizations must be current residents of Marion or one of the surrounding counties
  • Artists should be listed in the Arts Council's on-line artist database prior to submitting for an exhibition
  • Artists should be at least 18 years of age

The complete guidelines and necessary forms are available at

After reviewing the guidelines, please include the following on a CD:
  • Artist statement
  • Resume/CV
  • 10 - 20 images of individual work (no older than 5 (five) years)
  • Image list corresponding to the file name on the CD with title, date, medium and size for each piece
  • One page description of your proposed show
There is no deadline. Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.

For specific questions please contact:

Shannon M Linker
Director of Artist Services
Arts Council of Indianapolis
317-631-3301 ext. 236

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Last Call for Artists: Art on the Bay

Last Call for Artists: Art on the Bay

September 4 & 5
New Baltimore, Michigan
Downtown in Burke Park on Anchor Bay
100 artists

Deadline: Right now!

The New Baltimore Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is bringing a brand new event to Downtown New Baltimore this summer: "Art on the Bay". This juried fine art and fine crafts festival will be held over the Labor Day weekend in the Walter and Mary Burke Park on the beautiful shore of Anchor Bay, a gateway to Lake Huron.

Saturday, September 4 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, September 5 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Event organizers anticipate 100 exhibiting artists to participate along with several area restaurants serving up specialties to satisfy ever kind of appetite.There will be entertainment for the whole family - all within walking distance to quaint Downtown New Baltimore.

As you well know, Labor Day weekend in Michigan is the last gasp of summer before everyone gets serious again! Be here to catch families enjoying the weekend in this vacationland. Since this is a holiday weekend (and artists always get to work on these days) how about spending two days at the art fair and then having a day off on Monday?

Join us for the inaugural 2010 Art on the Bay

Visit and click on "Artist Application" to download the application.

Call 586.716.7620 for more information.

Last Call for Artists: Great Lakes Art Fair - Fall

Last Call for Artists:
Great Lakes Art Fair - Fall

October 15-17
Rock Financial Showplace
Novi, Michigan
200 artists

Deadline: August 2

Friday - noon-8 pm
Saturday - 10 am-6 pm
Artist Reception:
Saturday - 6 pm
Sunday - 11 am-5 pm

Please join us for the Great Lakes Art Fair. The GLAF delivers an exceptional event experience for artists and their patrons. This fair is a unique fusion of lush landscapes, tempting food, and an optimal indoor venue of spring and fall events that are rapidly becoming established as the Midwest's premiere indoor art fair!

Special for Fall:
  • Art fairs are always looking for ways to enhance the event both for artists and the attending public. This Fall the show will open on Friday at 12 pm and close at 8 pm. We will be returning with the hugely successful Friday Ladies Night Out promotion that drew over 2000 women to line up for entry on Friday! It also allows for some Friday setup for artists.
  • Robust marketing campaign planned with media partners
Please visit our website for images of past events and list of past participants.

The juried component of the fair will feature 200 local, regional, and national artists. Expect an elegant entrance gallery showcasing your art, community partnerships and other fresh components that create a wonderful regional marketplace for artists and their patrons. Our goal is an expansive marketplace that brings fresh energy to the regional artistic community.

The Rock Financial Showplace is located in Novi, Michigan, situated in Western Oakland County, one of the nation's most affluent areas. Although 2009 marked the first year for the spring and fall Great Lakes Art Fairs, the Rock Financial Showplace is familiar to patrons as a premier indoor venue for specialty events.

Over the past decade the Rock Financial Showplace has been host to premier indoor art fairs each year during the months of April and October. Attendance figures from these fairs have averaged in the tens of thousands.

Artist Amenities:
  • custom Great Lakes Art Fair discount coupons
  • e-mail blast content
  • free tickets, postcards and other collateral materials to distribute to their patrons
  • drive up to your booth to unload and load
  • artist hospitality area and reception
  • artist gallery
We want you to help us build this biannual event into an event that regional artists can count on. Please join us.

Apply at our website:

We use Entry Thingy for our online applications.
(Please note that we are NOT using ZAPP)


Visit the website for more info:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Call for Entries: Rotary Rocks! at Hickory Stick, A Benefest

Saturday, September 25
Noon - 10:00pm

Entry Fee: $7 per piece (3 entry maximum)

Hickory Stick Golf Club
4422 Hickory Stick Blvd
Greenwood, IN 46143

Rotary Rocks! at Hickory Stick, A Benefest:

Featuring a juried art show, wine tasting, dinner, and concert

Sponsored by the Greenwood White River Rotary Club, Johnson County Community Foundation, and Southside Art League Inc.

Professional and Non-professional artists 18 years and older living/working within a geographic area 50 miles from Franklin, IN.

Entry Rules:
  • All works must be original and for sale
  • Works may be 2D or 3D to be displayed on easels or on tables in the gallery room
  • Paintings must be framed
  • Artists are encouraged to bring tabletop or stand alone easels to display their entries
  • Display easels are available on a first come, first served basis (you may reserve an easel when mailing in your form and entry fee
  • Image must not exceed 24" x 36" including frame
Works will be on display from Noon to 8pm when the awards are announced. The artist may purchase a dinner and a concert ticket for $12.50 (half price). Additional tickets may be purchased for $25 and include dinner, a glass of wine, and concert. It is not mandatory to purchase a dinner/concert ticket to come to the awards and pick up the entries.

Delivery of Work:
Original art may be turned in on Saturday morning, September 25 at the Hickory Stick Golf Club banquet room from 9-11am. No CD's or electronic images - art will be displayed that day for the one day show

$250 Best of Show
$200 First Place
$100 Second Place
$50 Third Place

People's choice and merit awards will be given based upon patron's contributions. Artists may remove their work after the 8pm awards ceremony.

30% commission will be taken.

For more information and an entry from contact Barbara Dunn-Shear at (317) 501-7186 or Tom Dirks at (317) 439-1785.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Call for Artists: Second Annual Cumberland Arts Goes To Market

Second Annual Cumberland Arts Goes To Market
August 21, 2010
8:00 am-3:00 pm
Cumberland, IN

The Second Annual Cumberland Arts Goes To Market will be held August 21, 2010 from 8:00 am-3:00 pm. This art, craft and music festival will be held in conjunction with the Town of Cumberland Farmers Market on the far Eastside of Indianapolis. The location is on the border of Marion and Hancock Counties, 4 miles east of I-465 off of Washington (US 40).

Free event admission and parking. Cumberland Arts Goes to Market is looking to partner with local art organizations and educational programs to provide volunteer hands-on art experiences. These activities could include patrons having the opportunity to try different art media with the assistance of artists knowledgeable in those media. Artists of all media are invited to register for a booth. Please contact Danielle Hartman at, call 317-507-9828, or visit www.Cumberlandfbc for more information.

Call for Artists: Zionsville Autumn Artscape Seeks Artists for Second Annual Art Fair

Zionsville Autumn Artscape Seeks Artists for Second Annual Art Fair
Saturday, October 9, 2010, 10 am to 5 pm
Application Deadline: July 30, 2010

The Zionsville Autumn Artscape is pleased to offer regional artists an opportunity to showcase and sell their work. Artists should submit three images of their work plus one booth shot by July 30, 2010. You may mail these images on CD to Ray Cortopassi at the Chamber of Commerce office at 135 South Elm Street, Zionsville IN 46077, or email high-resolution images to 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 is $50.00. Please include your check with your application, made out to Zionsville Chamber of Commerce. 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. 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.

A complete prospectus and entry form can be found by clicking [here].

Call to Artists: 3rd Annual Knollfest Art and Music Festival

Call to Artists For 3rd Annual Knollfest Art and Music Festival

Knollfest is a charity festival aimed to raise money for music and art departments in Indianapolis public schools. It takes place on Saturday, October 2 from 11:00am-11:00pm at the Berkley Avenue Knoll, just south of Butler University campus in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood. All proceeds from the event will be donated to 2010 IPS beneficiary Broad Ripple Magnet School for the Arts and Humanities.

Registration fee for a 10’ by 10’ space is $30 until August 31st. Cost thereafter is $40.00. Team up and share! Display tents are the responsibility of the vendor. There will be booth space available for 50 artists. All artists will be featured on the website including a special “Artist of the Week” announcement on our Knollfest Facebook page.

For more information contact Lade Akande at

Call for Artists: Saint Francis and Clare Fall Festival Art In The Park

Saint Francis and Clare Fall Festival Art In The Park
Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Art in the Park
12 noon - 6:30pm

Last day for cancellations August 1, 2010

Saints Francis & Clare Church
5901 Olive Branch Road
Greenwood IN, 46143

The Saints Francis and Clare Fall Festival 2010 would like to announce the first annual Art in the Park. On Saturday, September 25, 2010, this upscale outdoor addition to the Fall Festival will debut featuring local artists displaying and selling their masterpieces, a local winery offering wine tastings, and jazz music radiating from the instruments of high school students and other local musicians. Artists have the opportunity to partake in this event by submitting the proper entry forms and $25 registration fee to reserve a dedicated space.

You can locate the registration information online by clicking [here]

If you need more information or have any questions, please feel free to contact

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Irvington Guild of Artists: Call For Artists For Workshops

Call For Artists For Workshops
Irvington Guild of Artists 

The Irvington Guild of Artists (IGA) is seeking 5-6 artists to assist in leading workshops for an Indy Park's summer day camp for kids ages 6-12. Each artist will lead a minimum of 2 workshops during a single day of teaching. Dates are available between July 27th - 30th. Camp hours are 9 a.m - 4 p.m.

Each workshop will last 2.5 hours with one running in the morning and one in the afternoon.  All media are welcome. The IGA will provide all consumable materials. Artists who have some experience working with children preferred. A small stipend will be paid to each artist. Please contact Lesley Meier for more information and to apply at or

More opportunities from the Irvington Guild of Artists can be found by clicking [here].

Funding: Arts Council of Indianapolis' Emerging Artist Fellowship Application

The Arts Council of Indianapolis has released the application for the 2011 Robert D. Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship program. The application as well as other details are available at:

All applications are due in the Arts Council office by Friday, July 23, 2010 at 5pm.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Are you a Smarty?

Are you a smARTy?

The Rathskeller at the A
401 East Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN, 46204

Date and Time:

Thursday, July 22, 2010
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


From the Arts Council of Indianapolis:
What is cultural literacy? Do we have it? How do we get it and encourage others to want it? What does it mean to Indianapolis?

Through a lively, fun-filled evening featuring a television-like quiz game, the master of ceremonies will ask questions regarding arts and culture in Indianapolis. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate as a contestant in the game or as an audience member. Everyone will be encouraged to explore their own cultural literacy and reflect on the cultural literacy of their community, as well as to discuss the impact of cultural literacy on Indianapolis during the discussion following.

Primary Colours is the partner for this event.

For more information click [here]

Event Phone: (317) 631-3301
Handicap Accessible

For directions click [here]

Call for Entries: Seeing the Land

Entry Deadline: August 9, 2010 (postmark)
Entry Fee: $20.00 for two works

Seeing the Land
A Regional Juried Exhibition of Landscapes

University of Indianapolis
Department of Art and Design
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227-3697

2D and 3D works of art that incorporate the landscape.

Jurors:The University of Indianapolis Department of Art and Design Faculty

Open to all artists residing in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, and Michigan. All media except photography is eligible. All works must have been completed in the last two years.

To request an entry form and for more details call  (317) 788-3368 or email

Tuesday, July 13, 2010



Indianapolis Artsgarden
110 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN

The deadline is Friday, July 23!
Don’t forget to enter!

To read more about the details click [here]
To download an application click [here]

Thank you!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Art Minstry Invites You to See and Be Like “Herb And Dorothy”

Thursday, August 12 
Lockerbie United Methodist Church
237 N. East St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 637.2716
call for details

Friday, August 13
St Luke United Methodist Church
100 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
(317) 846-3404
6:30-9PM in Fellowship Hall.

Art Minstry Invites You to See and Be Like “Herb And Dorothy” You don’t have to be a Rockefeller to collect art! This remarkable couple, Herb and Dorothy Vogel, amassed a collection of over 2,000 pieces of contemporary art by living on her salary as a librarian and using his postal worker’s salary to buy art. They eventually gave their collection to the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC and started collecting all over again.

The Spiritual Life Center’s Art Ministry invites you to enjoy their story on film (89 minutes) and start your own art collection. Students from Herron will be displaying their work for your enjoyment and purhase. 

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Call for Entries: 55th Annual Park Forest Art Fair

Application Deadline: July 23

Dates: September 18 and September 19
Location: Downtown Park Forest, Illinois

Presented by the Tall Grass Arts Association
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
100 artists

The Park Forest Art Fair is an outdoor fair held in the streets of Downtown Park Forest. Known as an artist-friendly (especially emerging artist-friendly) show because of its amenities for artists and reasonable registration fee, the fair features:
  • $3,000 in cash awards and purchase prizes
  • a complimentary breakfast on Saturday morning and a dinner party for the artists on Saturday evening after the close of the fair
  • Overnight security on Saturday night, which includes conveniently located, locked storage space
  • booth sitters are available as needed over the weekend
The fair is promoted in the regional press(magazines and newspapers), social networking sites and advertised on WFMT and WBBM radio. Musical entertainment is provided all day, both days, as well as a variety of food vendors. There are many activities especially for children such as an art contest, tie dying, story times and illustrating the story, painting murals, etc.

The Park Forest Art Fair is the second oldest juried fair in the Chicagoland area. It is a fine art fair that showcases artists who work in a variety of media including painting, printmaking, photography, jewelry, woodworking, stained and blown glass and fiber arts. Over the years, artists have participated who travel from as far away as Canada and California. While one jurying has already been held for the 2010 fair, a second, special jurying has been opened for subscribers to this website.

Application can be downloaded [here]

Call for Entries: Avon Art Festivals

Join over 300 artists, 30,000 to 50,000 patrons and enjoy food and live music at one or both of Avon's Art Festivals...

Dates: October 2-3, 2010 (Fall) and April 30-May 1, 2011 (Spring)

Deadline: August 16, 2010 (post-marked)
Application Fee: $35 with application, $150 for booth space (25% discount if showing at both Fall and Spring), $25 discount for Current Art Members (joining is free)
Juried event

Exhibitors must be at least 18 years of age. All work must be in good taste as this is a family oriented affair.   Judging will be on quality of work. All work must be an original creation of the artist

Application Fees:
Overdraft fees will apply to any and all checksthe are returned due to insufficient funds. Please include a self-addressed envelope for the return of your check if not accepted. If two people are sharing a booth, an application must be filled out by both participants. Application fees are charged by booth and not by artist. If booth is for an organization, samples of each artist being represented/displayed must be submitted.

Applications must be accompanied by the according fees, three examples of work and a picture of your booth on CD or DVD-rom. 

For more information and the application, click here

Questions? Contact or call 317-918-0297

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Arts Illiana's Crossroads Fest at the Terre Haute Street Fair

Dates: September 23-25, 2010
Deadline: August 16, 2010

Festival highlights

An Artists Market where visual artists will sell their work. 
Stage of music, dance, theater, poetry reading, and story 
Hands-on arts activities for children (and adults). 
Clabber Girl Museum and General Store. 
Food Vendors from Terre Haute and the surrounding Wabash 
Special promotions by downtown businesses. 
Booth spaces for arts organizations. 
Attended by 15,000 people the first year of the combined 

Call for Entries: NAMOS - "Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition"

Deadline: August 15
Dates: October 13, 2010 - April 1, 2011

The National Art Museum of Sport is inviting sport artists to participate in its inaugural juried “Commitment to Excellence in Art and Sport: A Fine Art Competition” and exhibit.

Up to 50 paintings, sculptures, and photographs depicting sport selected by a jury will be exhibited at the Museum on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) The exhibit is scheduled to open October 13, 2010, and close April 1, 2011.

Submissions to the competition are to be made through and open April 9, 2010. The submission deadline is August 15, 2010. Entries are to be original art work and be submitted by digital images.
Eligible entries must have sports as a subject, whether individual or team, competitive or recreational, participant or spectator, remembered or studied, still life, figurative, or landscape. There are three categories: painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor, or mixed media), sculpture (bronze, clay or composition, stone, or wood) and photography. Except for entries in photography, work must be produced by the “hand of the artist” – no digital or computer art.
Medals will be awarded to the top three winners in the competition’s three categories with the opportunity to be part of the NAMOS permanent collection. There will also be “The Germain G. Glidden” award for best-in-show.

The competition will recognize artists who have dedicated their lives in the pursuit of interpretive, realistic, or narrative art celebrating sport. It will further NAMOS’ mission to promote the visibility, accessibility, understanding and preservation of art depicting sport.

The National Art Museum of Sport, the nation’s premier collection of fine art depicting sport, was founded in 1959 in New York City by the late Germain G. Glidden, a portrait artist and champion squash player. Since Glidden made his dream of a fine arts museum depicting sports a reality 50 years ago, the role of sports in our society has become even more important. Sport art has grown into a genre of art that attracts well trained artists and eager fans. The National Art Museum of Sport is dedicated to encouraging and celebrating the best, the greatest, of this genre.
NAMOS has been housed at University Place – IUPUI since 1994 where it viewed by 136,000 people each year. Visitors can see great artist like Bellows, Homer, Pleissner, Rosenfeld and more. For more about NAMOS, see

Friday, July 2, 2010

Indianapolis Zoo: Naturally Inspired Paint Out Events

Naturally Inspired Paint Out Events - 2010

On May 1, 2010, the Indianapolis Zoo held Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day on the Zoo and White River Gardens grounds. Artists painted any subject of their choosing, en plein air. 

  • June 1-August 25, 2010 - Paint Out Art Exhibit, in partnership with The Great Frame Up of Indianapolis, White River Gardens, Schaefer Rotunda, White River Gardens

  • August 26, 2010 - Silent Auction & Artists Reception in partnership with The Great Frame Up of Indianapolis, 5:30-7:30pm, Hulman Riverhouse, White River Gardens
The artworks have been framed and hung by The Great Frame Up and are hung on display in the Schaefer Rotunda at the Gardens throughout the rest of the summer for the public to enjoy at their leisure. On August 26, the public is again invited to attend a silent auction and artists reception inside the Hulman Riverhouse at the Gardens.  These beautiful and inspiring works of art will be sold to the highest bidders, while all attendees will be able to speak with the artists themselves about their work and the process of painting in the open air.  All proceeds benefit the Indianapolis Zoo.

War of 1812 Bicentennial Logo Competition

Calling all Wabash Valley artists...

Deadline: August 2

Judging: The Vigo County, Indiana, War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission will serve as the judges. The winning designs will be publicly announced September 4th at an event at the Vigo County Historical Museum.

Vigo County Historical Museum
1411 South Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802-1114

Eligibility: Anyone interested in creating a logo is welcome

Submission and Design Guidelines: Each submission should include both a color and black and white version. The color version should contain no more than three colors (not including black and white). Contestants may submit multiple entries, but each entry must have a separate application. Artwork must be original. The logo may not include stock photos or trademarked or copyrighted images belonging to any person of entity other than the applicant. The logo should be suitable for various formats including: website, letterhead, stationary, road signs, etc. Both an 8.5 x 11" hard copy version and an electronic version of the logo are encouraged. The electronic version should be high resolution and should be JPEG, PDF or TIFF format. Electronic versions should be submitted on a CD or sent as an e-mail attachment to The logo must include the words "Vigo County, Indiana, War of 1812 Bicentennial." All submitted materials, including the winning designs, become the sole property of Vigo County, Indiana, War of 1812 Bicentennial. Materials will not be returned. 

First Prize: $250
Second Prize: $75
Third Prize: $50

Prize money will be distributed no later than the public unveiling of the winning designs. Design alterations may be requested from the originally submitted art work to meet the needs of the organization. The winning artists will have the right to withdraw their submission or forfeit prize money upon potentially requested design changes.

For more information about applying call the Vigo County Historical Museum at (812) 235-9717

Thursday, July 1, 2010

NEW Upcoming Local Opportunities: July-September Deadlines

Midwest National Abstract Art Exhibition Accepts Applications

Exhibition Dates: October 2nd until Nov. 14.

Opening reception: October 2nd from 6-8 PM at the Garfield Arts Center
Deadline for entry: July 16. 
Artists can download a prospectus on the Southside Art League's Web site at  

Second Annual Cumberland Arts Seeks Artists and Exhibitors

Dates: August 21, 2010 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. This art, craft and music festival will be held in conjunction with the Town of Cumberland Farmers Market.   The Festival vendor/exhibition booths will line Saturn Street on the path between Cumberland Town Hall and Cumberland First Baptist Church.   The location is on the border of Marion and Hancock Counties, 4 miles east of I-465 off of Washington (U.S. 40).  Free event admission and parking.

Artists of all media are invited to register for a booth.  Please contact Danielle Hartman or 317-507-9828 for information.  Additional information and artist booth registration forms can be found at

Do It Again Art Market 2010 Seeks Artists for Exhibition

Date: November 13, 2010 at Zionsville Town Hall; 1100 West Oak Street, Zionsville, IN  46077
Deadline: September 11, 2010
Eligibility: Artists 18 years of age and older who exhibit art and crafts made from pre-consumer or post-consumer goods are eligible to apply.

Accepted artists must be present to exhibit their work during all hours of the fair, unless prior arrangements are made with the Market Committee.  Cash and Purchase Awards will be given during the Market.  Judges for the event are selected art professionals.  All exhibit spaces measure 6' x 8' and includes one table measuring 30" x 48" and one chair.  All other display equipment will be provided by the artist.

Registration fee is $50 and includes one 6' x 8' booth space with one 30" x 48"table and 1 chair. To register e-mail an artist resume with current contact information and bio, written description and three digital images of work to

Artists retain all proceeds from sales.  Artists are responsible for collecting and filing Indiana 7% sales tax. 

Call for Entries: Public Art for the New Wishard

Application via

Public Art for the New Wishard
Blackburn Architects, Inc.
3388 Founders Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Images: 6

DEADLINE: August 16, 2010; midnight MDT

U.S.-based professional artists over the age of 18 and working in any style are eligible to submit their qualifications. Artist teams, particularly those containing a licensed design professional, are encouraged. The contribution of each team member to the successful realization of the project should be readily discernable from the submission materials.

Artists working in a variety of media, including but not limited to painting, printmaking, sculpture, architectural art glass, stone, wood, photography, fiber, glass or ceramic tile, metal, light, and new media images or video will be considered.

Wishard respects and promotes cultural diversity and encourages artists of varying backgrounds and experiences to submit their qualifications. There is an active Diversity Plan for the Wishard Hospital Replacement Facility project to provide the maximum practicable opportunity to the full range of business enterprises to participate.

Only the items indicated below, and all of the items, should be submitted. Do not submit any concept drawings or narratives of design intentions related to the Wishard project. Missing items will disqualify the applicant from jury review. Uploaded items that do not adhere to the required format will be ignored and the application will be disqualified as incomplete during the jury review. Text-based items should be formatted to fit a vertical 8 ½” x 11” page with minimum 1” margins and minimum 11pt type size. The file size for each uploaded item must not exceed 2 MB. The maximum number of pages is indicated with each required item. The lead applicant’s name should appear at the top of each uploaded document. Text items should be uploaded in PDF (preferred) or Word format.

1. Images of past work. Exactly six (6) images of representative work must be uploaded. Only one artwork may be presented in each image; however, the image may contain up to two views of the artwork and several images may describe the same artwork within the 6-image limit. Images must be of artwork only with no text and each image should have a unique title. At least one of the submitted images must be of a completed artwork. If a project has been commissioned but is not yet completed, the approved project rendering may be submitted as a representative work. Artists may submit renderings from public art proposals that were not selected for commissioning if they are properly identified as such; in addition, the number of unrealized proposals submitted must not exceed three (3) total. Teams should submit images of jointly-realized work if available. If submitting as a team and no jointly-executed work is available, each team member should submit images of his or her individual work. Please use standard CaFE image formatting (for information, visit

2. Image descriptions. Provide a description of the project, site or design challenge and the artist’s solution, not to exceed 300 characters per image (including spaces).

3. Current artist’s resume. Please upload a resume of maximum two typed pages per individual artist or team member. Teams may include an optional page containing a list of projects (title, date, location and budget) realized jointly by the team. Resumes must include full contact information.

4. Artist statement. This statement should describe the general nature of the applicant’s approach to making art for the public realm. Applicant may address favorite themes, the nature of past community involvement, or a preferred medium, format or technique. Applicants may also directly address one or more of the designated selection criteria listed elsewhere in this RFQ. Please use clear language with a minimum of “art-jargon,” and do not exceed 3000 characters (including spaces) for this statement.

5. References. Please upload a list of three to five professional references including complete contact information (name, address, telephone number and email if available). The listed references should have a good knowledge of the applicant’s work and capacity to execute public projects. Please do not exceed one page for this list.

6. Additional questions. The submission process will ask applicants the following additional questions, which all have multiple choice answers. Please select the most appropriate answer(s) from the choices given. Answers are required for all questions. No special preparation is required to answer these questions.

a. Does the applicant have any connection to Indiana or Indianapolis? (answer options will explore the nature of the connection and will allow more than one response)

b. Has the applicant previously completed a healthcare-related project? (yes/no)

c. Is the applicant certified as a MBE or WBE in applicant’s home city or state, or registered as a VBE with the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs? (answer options will allow more than one response)

d. Has the applicant had a prior personal or professional experience with Wishard Health Services? (answer options will explore the nature of the connection and will allow more than one response)

e. Has the applicant worked on a LEED-registered project before? (yes/no)