Thursday, January 13, 2011

Call for Artists, White River State Park Public Sculpture

Call for Artists, White River State Park Public Sculpture (Indianapolis, IN)

White River State Park is pleased to announce that it will continue to support an exterior sculpture exhibition program. The primary purpose of this exhibition is to enhance the artistic and cultural opportunities within the state. After each cycle, the Park has continued to make changes to the program. The program is now open to any sculptor in Indiana or the Midwest. While the Park will continue to display at least six large-scale interior sculptures reflecting diversity of materials, approaches and content on the Old washington Street Bridge (now a pedestrian walkway connecting venues on the east and west sides of the river) in White River State Park there have been a couple of changes. Rather than change out all of the sculptures every two years, only two sculptures will change every year and the period of time the work is displayed will be 3 years. 

The Park is the only urban state park in the country and is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. The New York Times has referred to the Park as "Indianapolis' version of the Mall in Washington." In addition to acres of green spaces in the Park, it is also home to six major tourist attractions, with over 3 million visitors each year. 

The work must be constructed of materials able to endure the conditions of an outdoor exhibition. The sculptures must be suitable for public display and not present safety issues. Artists must be 18 years or older. Each selected artist will be awarded a $5,000 honorarium for his or her participation. In addition, the Park will pay up to a maximum of $5,000 in expenses to help transport the sculpture to and from Indianapolis and the installation and removal of the piece from the park. 10-12 electronic images (labeled with name, medium, dimensions and date) on a CD of pieces of art available for the exhibition must be postmarked no later than January 28, 2011. 

Also include the following: image annotation script; resume; artist's vision and thoughts in creating the sculpture; a self-addressed stamped envelope if CD is expected to be returned. Please send the requested information to Jayne Ann Hill, White River State Park, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. For more information, please contact Donna Imus at or (317) 636-1420.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Call to Artists: Arts Council of Indianapolis Seeks Installation Artists

Installation Artists Sought for Public Projects

Indianapolis-based installation artists are sought for potential public projects. Each artist will be given a stipend and provided with the location and materials to create the work.

Artists or designers with experience with textiles and installation art are asked to contact Shannon Linker for more information at Deadline for inquiries is Monday, January 17, 2011.

Exhibition of Work by Artist Member Sofiya Inger

Sofiya Inger: Coming Back to Center
JCC Indianapolis, 6701 Hoover Road
January 7–February 25
Reception: Wed, January 12, 5:30–7:30 pm
Meet the artist and join us for refreshments

“My first solo show in America, Looking at the Sky, took place in 1999 at the JCC and spoke about home lost and about change that was not easy. Only a few short years in Indiana, still trying to find ground under my feet and growing new roots, I found a place that was warm and friendly, a place full of life and a wonderful positive energy.” Working in acrylic on fabric and other mixed media, Sofiya’s work evokes feelings of master artist Marc Chagall. She paints emotions, and in the center of her work is still a human heart. Inger received her Fine Arts degree from the Kirov School of Art in Russia and studied textile design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in New York City.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Exhibition of Work by Artist Member Emily Budd

 Indianapolis Art Center Artist Member Emily Budd to Exhibit New Work

New Interactive Bronze Sculptures by Emily Budd
Exhibit and Reception
Friday, January 14, 2011, 5-9pm

A showing of Emily's new line of work completed during the past year as an Arts Council of Indianapolis Emerging Artist Fellow. The show will take place at the home of local artists Scott Westphal and Carol Morotti. Refreshments and good company provided!

5312 Riverview Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

For more information about Emily, visit her website:

Indiana Coalition for the Arts Foundation Seeks Nominations

Indiana Coalition for the Arts Foundation, Inc. seeks nominations for their annual Community Arts Leadership Awards. INCAF will honor four outstanding Hoosiers for their part in advancing the cause of community and local arts in Indiana.

The award ceremony will be held in Indianapolis at the Statehouse on February 21, 2011 during the Arts Day celebration. Arts Day is an annual arts advocacy event presented by the Indiana Coalition for the Arts where the diversity and importance of the arts in the state is promoted and honored.

INCAF seeks to honor individuals who have contributed to the arts in four categories: Arts Administrator, Arts Educator, Arts Advocate, and Volunteer Board Member or Arts Leader.Award recipients and their respective nominators will be guests at the Arts Day event. Recipients are encouraged to bring family, friends and colleagues to participate in the Indiana Community Arts Leadership awards ceremony and Arts Day event.

The deadline to nominate an arts leader is January 14, 2011 and nominators must be members of the Indiana Coalition for the Arts or Indiana Coalition for the Arts Foundation.

To download the Community Arts Leadership Awards guidelines and nomination forms, go to our website at and click on "services and programs" and then on "arts  leadership awards".

Friday, January 7, 2011

Call For Entries: The 2nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

The 2nd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition “Of Memory, Bone and Myth” is open to national artists of all levels (18 years and over). This exhibition is open to any photographic media except video. All photographs must be framed no larger than 28" x 30". This year's juror is Paul Cava, artist, collector, publisher and former owner of Paul Cava Gallery in Philadelphia. This exhibition will result in a full color exhibition catalogue to be produced with copies sent to all accepted participating artists.

Entry fee is $15.00 for 3 images made payable to UND Photography. Please include completed entry form with your images, up to one page artist statement in PDF format and fee. Please see website below for prospectus:

For further details contact Suzanne Gonsalez-Smith at

Deadline Approaching: Broad Ripple Art Fair Applications

REMINDER: Broad Ripple Art Fair Applications are due  JANUARY 23, 2011

The Indianapolis Art Center is now accepting applications for the 41st Annual Broad Ripple Art Fair. Apply at Entries are due by 11:59 MST on Sunday, January 23, 2011.

For questions, please contact Kyle Herrington, Artist Committee Co-Chair at (317) 255-2464 ext 233 or

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

SNAG Call for Entries

The CaFE site is accepting submissions for this production jewelry competition co-sponsored by SNAG and Hoover & Strong. The submission deadline is January 15, midnight (11:59 pm) Mountain Time. For information on what to design, how to submit and more, click here.

Students and professionals will be judged separately. There is no entry fee for students, however students must use a coupon code. If you are a student member of SNAG, get the coupon code here. We also mailed this code out to all professors or you can call the SNAG office at 541.345.5689.

SNAG members all receive a $15 discount off the Professional Designers $50 entry fee, paying only $35. Members must use a coupon code to receive this discount when submitting to CaFÉ™. All members were sent an email giving them the coupon code, or get it here.

Proceeds from the sales of the winning piece will be donated to The Nature Conservancy.

Announcing SNAG/crafthaus Scholarship

Applications for the first SNAG/crafthaus scholarship are due January 10, 2011. This SNAG scholarship is for crafthaus members, and will be juried by crafthaus Editor Brigitte Martin. The receipient will receive a free conference registration to the SNAG conference this year in Seattle, a one-year membership in SNAG, a one-year membership in crafthaus, and prominent blogspace on crafthaus for one year.

The scholarship application is open to all crafthaus members, 30 years old and under, regardless of location or background. The recipient must have finished their education and be in the field of jewelry or metalsmithing. Applications will be accepted on crafthaus on an ongoing basis with a January 10 application deadline annually.

Judging Criteria:
Uniqueness of creative expression
Excellence in craftsmanship
Proposed blog topic: Must offer a new topic on crafthaus that the recipient can talk about with some level of expertise

Click here for more information and application.

To submit your application, copy/paste and fill out the form and email to

Call to Artists: Webster Groves Outdoor Art Fair

Webster Groves Outdoor Art Fair Call to Artists

WHAT: Fine Art and Fine Craft Fair

WHERE: Historic Webster Groves, MO, minutes from St. Louis and Clayton

WHEN: Friday, Saturday and Sunday
June 3 - 5, 2011
Friday: 6 to 10 p.m.;Saturday: 11 a.m to 10 p.m.; Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.


*8th Annual Event in beautiful park-like setting 10 minutes from Downtown St. Louis.

*Limited to approximately 115 fine art and fine craft exhibitors; professional jury.

*$7,500 in cash awards.

*Application/booth fees: $25/$285; corners available at $340.

*Artists' amenities include: inexpensive, comfortable lodging in university and seminary dormitories; dedicated artists' parking; Saturday breakfast, Sunday brunch; lunch on Saturday.

*Estimate attendance: 20,000.

*Friday all-day setup; drive-up to booth locations.
Held on the beautiful grounds of the Eden Theological Seminary, Art & Air is continually noted as an artists' favorite fair for unmatched hospitality and amenities. The festival showcases many kinds of art, while offering delectable food, top-notch music performances and unique creative activities for the whole family. Conveniently located in a historic neighborhood of Webster Groves, MO, listed on the National Register, the venue is just a few minutes from downtown St. Louis. The festival draws a large, enthusiastic crowd of art buyers and is known for the high-quality of the art and craft on exhibit.


Deadline: January 31, 2011

Notification: February 25, 2011

For more details, visit:

Email inquiries to:

You may also contact:
Janice Seele