Monday, October 31, 2011

Call For Entries: First Brush of Spring

First Brush
of Spring
14th Annual Paint Out
April 19, 20, 21, 2012
PAINT!!! Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Wednesday — April 18 - 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Field to Finish Exhibit Opening and Awards, Hoosier Salon Gallery.

Thursday – April 19 - Lunch Provided
Artist Check-in ­— Hoosier Salon Gallery — Paint All Day!

5:30 - 6:45 pm - Quick Draw
Costs $10 to participate and the Winner takes ALL!

7:00 pm - Reception and Judging

Friday – April 20 Lunch Provided
7:00 pm - Bon-Fire Cookout and Music

Enjoy the music of the New Harmony Artist Guild by the fire while eating.
Saturday – April 21
9:00 am - Noon Art Sale at Ribeyre Gym.
Have 2012 field sketches for 2013 Field to Finish stamped here.
2:30 pm Paint Out Awards Ceremony in front of the Holy Angels Community Center.
Save the Date!! 15th Annual First Brush of Spring, April 18, 19, 20, 2013

Call For Entries: Painting Indiana 3

Painting Indiana III

Drop off Paintings for judging at

The Stutz Business Center – Building E

Saturday, November 12, 10am – 6pm
and Sunday, November 13, noon – 3pm

Download Entry Forms Here

Rules for Painting Submission

1. Artists must be a IPAPA Member 2010 & 2011)

2. No limit on number of paintings submitted.
No more than ten per artist will be accepted. All paintings MUST be:

a.) Composed of oil, water color, acrylic, pastel or gouache

b.) No larger than 24” x 30”

c.) Fresh – Must NOT have been exhibited in any show,
gallery, or internet website.

d.) 90% of the painting should be completed in Plein Air

e.) Unsold

f.) Dry - Unframed - No Wet Paintings accepted
(If you need to frame to protect a pastel that is acceptable. It will be unframed for photography.)

g.) Painted between March 2010 – October 2011

h.) Priced

3. Each submission must be accompanied by the following:
a.) High quality on-site photo (provide photo in digital and printed format) of painting and scene (artist in photograph, is optional but preferred). This may be used in the book.

b.) Approximately 50 words about what inspired artist to paint subject and its historic significance.

c.) Completed application

d.) $10 fee per painting entered

4. Timeline

a.) Artist may paint March 2010 – October 2011

b.) Submissions must be made November 12, 2011

c.) Notification and accepted paintings will be photographed and all paintings will be returned in early December

d.) Text and photos to IU Press by March 1, 2012

e.) Book publication and Gala opening – Fall of 2013. Artists will be responsible for framing paintings and deliver

5. Judging
a.) 80 to 100 paintings will be accepted for inclusion

b.) There will be one independent judge — M. Stephen Doherty

6. Sale of Paintings
a.) Artwork will be sold at opening Gala & traveling venues

b.) Artists will receive 50% of the proceeds

c.) Artists will be responsible for framing and delivering
accepted paintings

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Artist Member News: Dan Cooper included in Exhibit, Discussion Panel

From artist member Dan Cooper:

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 13, 2011) – The nude human figure in fine art has been both celebrated and censored, with its creation and display being influenced by academia and religion and its virtue debated by everyone.

As part of the 2011 Spirit & Place Festival – which carries the theme “The Body” – a group show at Stutz Art Space will explore the question of the art nude’s place in public venues.

The exhibition includes 33 figurative pieces by 29 artists from Indianapolis and beyond.

Roughly half of the participating artists have studios at the Stutz. They are Lydia Burris, Wendy Franklin, Jim Gerard, Travis S. Little, Karen Masbaum, Adam Noel, Polina Osherov, John Ross, Emily Schwank, Constance Scopelitis, Taylor Smith, Ed Stewart and Vicky White.

Other participants are: Mike J. Arledge, Jr., Scott Barnes, Grace Benedict, Jim Cantrell, Dan Cooper, Matthew Davey, Mark Dillman, Sylvia Gray, Don Krajewski, Charles Letbetter , Danuta Loane, Kirsten May, Jonathan McAfee, Gary Mitchell , Tom Potter and David Winge.

Partners for the exhibition and Nov. 11 panel discussion include NUVO Newsweekly and KLF Legal. The show will be exhibited in Stutz Art Space gallery, which is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekdays through Nov. 25

Events related to the “Unclothed: Exposing the Art Nude” exhibition

Preview party, Friday, Nov. 4, 5-9 p.m.

Opening reception and panel discussion, Friday, Nov. 11, 5-9:30 p.m. with panel at 7 p.m.

A 2011 Spirit & Place Festival event, the panel will discuss the place of the fine art nude in public venues.

The moderator is Travis DiNicola, educator and co-host of WFYI's "Art of the Matter" radio program.

Panelists will include:

· Tim Ayres, teaching pastor at Grace Community Church in Carmel; and

· Dan Cooper, chair of the IDADA Ethics and Fair Practice committee;

· Dan Grossman, visual arts critic at NUVO Newsweekly;

· Shannon Linker, director of artist services at the Arts Council of Indianapolis;

· Josh Schuler, director of sales and marketing at NUVO Newsweekly.

Holiday show, Friday, Nov. 18, 5-9 p.m.

The exhibition also will be open during the annual holiday show, where approximately 50 artists who have studios in the Stutz display their work for holiday gift shoppers.

WHERE: Stutz Art Space, 212 W. 10th St. (Please enter from 10th street via Bearcat Alley)

COST: Free

INFO: or (317) 503-6420

Friday, October 14, 2011

Internship Opportunity: Broad Ripple Art Fair


The Indianapolis Art Center is seeking an intern for the 2012 Broad Ripple Art Fair. This is an unpaid position. 2 – 4 days a week, Monday through Friday. Hours vary based on applicant’s schedule. Intern MUST commit to working the weekend of the 42nd Broad Ripple Art Fair, May 19 and 20, 2012.

While the internship will focus primarily on responsibilities involving the artist committee, this person would be exposed to a wide variety of duties relating to the Broad Ripple Art Fair. This would be the perfect opportunity for someone who is interested in learning about the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization as well as gain hands-on experience in the business of art, curatorial and arts administration areas. Duties include but not limited to assisting in the jury process, organizing and preparing materials for participating artists, assisting the artist committee in fair layout, booth placement, and artist management, serving as an area captain during the fair, other various related tasks as assigned.

Applicant must have an interest in working for a nonprofit. Strong written, visual and communication skills required. Applicant must be able to take initiative and finish tasks promptly. Must have strong attention to detail. Students pursuing or graduates with a degree in studio art, museum studies, or arts administration desired.

How to apply
Submit cover letter and résumé to Kyle Herrington, Artist Committee Chair, at

Monday, October 3, 2011

Broad Ripple Art Fair Call For Entries

The Indianapolis Art Center is now accepting applications for the 42nd Annual Broad Ripple Art Fair. Apply at Entries are due by 11:59 MST on Sunday, January 22, 2011.

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