Thursday, October 21, 2010

City of Westfield Call for Artists: Outdoor Mural/Artwork

The City of Westfield and the Grand Junction Task Group are seeking proposals for an outdoor mural/artwork. The installation of the artwork shall be June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011 with the unveiling to occur in conjunction with the City’s Westfield Rocks the 4th celebration. The exhibit must be a removable display.

The purpose of the project is to give professional working artists an opportunity to gain exposure to a larger audience and to enhance the City’s public art program. Aesthetically pleasing, imaginative art that is site specific and relatable to the community is sought. The winning design must make a strong visual statement and be inviting and intriguing without being imposing. This mural/artwork will be a focal point and identifying marker for the City, specifically the downtown area. Artists or artist collectives are encouraged to submit.

The location:
  • Approximately 1595 square feet, measuring 17’ x 94’ (estimate)
  • Wall material is painted brick.
  • Window and door must remain functional for the occupants.
  • Wall is located in downtown Westfield on the southwest corner of Union St and Main St (SR 32).
  • Artists will be chosen based upon the quality and professional presentation of their work
  • Artists from Indiana will be given a priority
  • Artists should be at least 18 years of age
  • Priority will be given to artists showing some track record of showing their work professionally.
  • Artists will be required to attend the installation and unveiling of the artwork.
  • Artists must prepare their work for installation:
  • Work will be displayed outside and must be weather proof
  • Work must be removable from the building
  • Work may not exceed a depth of 12 inches from the face of the wall
  • Artists are responsible for insuring their work en route and during the installation.
  • Artwork will be insured by the City post installation.
  • Mural/artwork will become the property of the City.
  • The City of Westfield will be responsible for the promotion of the installation via its web site, press release, and City Facebook page.
  • The total budget for this project is ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).
Anticipated Schedule:
  • Submission Deadline: 12:00 p.m., November 24, 2010
  • GJTG review: November 29, 2010 to January 1, 2011
  • Selection Announcement: the week of January 3, 2011
  • Finalize renderings and sketches with GJTG: February 28, 2011
  • Install Mural/Artwork: June 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011
  • Unveiling: July 4, 2011 during the Westfield Rocks the 4th celebration

After reviewing the guidelines, please submit the following electronically:
  • Artist Statement
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Photographs of previous work (no older than five years)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • One page description of  your proposal

Deadline for submission is November 24, 2010. Please send submittal with all requested information to one of the two contacts below:

Mic Mead                                             Jennifer Miller                    

The Grand Junction Task Group and the City of Westfield reserve the right to amend these guidelines when necessary. Please check with contacts listed above for most current information.

Indianapolis Art Center Seeking Artists for Basile Studio Shop

The Indianapolis Art Center is seeking artists for its Basile Studio Shop, located just inside the Art Center’s main entrance. The Shop will re-open in just a few weeks. Mostly local and regional artists are sought in a variety of fine art media (everything from painting and drawing, to glass and jewelry and more!).

To be considered, please download the application [here]

Or mail or hand-deliver, with supporting materials, to:

Indianapolis Art Center
Attn: Basile Studio Shop
820 E. 67th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Call for Entries: 62nd Juried Art Exhibition - Sioux City Art Center

Sioux City Art Center
225 Nebraska St
Sioux City, IA

Postmark Deadline:  Friday, November 30, 2010

The Sioux City Art Center is currently accepting entries for its 62nd Juried Art Exhibition. This exhibition continues the Sioux City Art Center’s mission of supporting and exhibiting contemporary art from the upper Midwest.

The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and older living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. All works must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Sioux City Art Center. Accepted works may not be withdrawn by the artist prior to the close of the exhibition and must abide by specifications below.

Cash prizes: First Place $1,500 Second Place $500 Third Place $250

Gilbert Vicario has been curator at the Des Moines Art Center since August 2009. From
2004-2009, he was assistant curator of Latin American and Latino art at the Museum
of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2006, he was named Commissioner for the International
Biennale of Cairo by the U. S. Department of State for the exhibition Daniel

For the complete prospectus and all of the guidelines, click [here]

Monday, October 18, 2010

Call to artists: Perry Township PTA Council is hosting the annual Fall Crafts & More Show

Saturday, November 13, 2010
9am – 4pm

Booth rental is $50.00

Perry Meridian Middle School
202 W Meridian School Rd
Indianapolis, IN (317) 789-4100

We will be accepting exhibitors and artisans who have quality handcrafted and designed merchandise. Party-line consultants and local sporting / spirit wear vendors are also welcome. The profit from the booth space fees will benefit the students in Perry Township schools in the form of scholarships and to maintain the continuation of the PTA Council.

Anyone wishing to participate as an exhibitor in this fantastic event can contact:

Tammy Worley


Lindsey Wall

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Arts Council to Offer Another Round of Creative Renewal Arts Fellowships

Deadline: Friday, December 10, 2010, 5:00 pm.

The Arts Council of Indianapolis will once again offer a new round of the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship program. Originally conceived as a renewal opportunity similar to an academic sabbatical, this nationally recognized and groundbreaking initiative offers 40 artists and arts administrators the opportunity to renew and refresh creativity through a two-year fellowship with a cash award of $10,000 each. Since the program's inception, 290 artists and administrators have been awarded fellowships through this initiative. The Arts Council of Indianapolis has awarded more than $2 million in direct-dollar support to artists and administrators since 1999. The program is funded by a grant to the Arts Council through the extraordinary generosity of Lilly Endowment Inc.

Information on eligibility requirements and application materials are available online at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Reminder: Indianapolis Art Center invitation for artist proposals

Indianapolis Art Center invitation for artist proposals

Gallery / ARTSPARK Exhibitions
Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions Department is accepting proposals for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 exhibition seasons and for outdoor work for ARTSPARK.

Any artist 18 or older may submit a proposal to be considered for a solo or group exhibition by sending a complete artist's packet to Exhibits Dept. 820 E. 67th St. Indianapolis, IN 46220. Proposals will be accepted until December 31, 2010.

Please send a CD and include:
  • an artist statement
  • a resume or biography
  • 12-15 images of individual works (details may be included)
  • A list with title, media, size, and year completed for each image
  • support documents such as reviews of prior exhibitions
  • a detailed diagram of the proposed layout if it is an installation
  • videos of performance work may also be included as part of the packet.
In addition, please answer the two following questions:

The Indianapolis Art Center’s outreach department provides programming to underserved audiences through a variety of programs, educating and engaging the community in all aspects of the creative process. Would you volunteer any time to lead a workshop, provide a tour of your work to youth at the Art Center, or speak to youth at a community center about your career and artwork?

The Indianapolis Art Center has an extensive education program. Would you be interested in lecturing, leading a tour, or offering a workshop to coincide with your exhibition?

Priority will be given to artists living or working within 250 miles of Indianapolis, however, all proposals will be given equal consideration. All proposals collected during the year will be reviewed during March 2011 for the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, and you will be notified about your status before the end of June 2011. Your work may be paired with that of other artists in a group exhibition. Proposal materials will not be returned unless the artist provides a SASE.

All works are insured while on site, and a small stipend may be available in curated exhibitions. For further information about the gallery sizes and contract terms, please contact Patrick Flaherty, Exhibitions, at or 317.255.2464, ext. 238.