Thursday, February 16, 2012

Artist Referral: Jewlery Making

Client Name: Bobbie J Sutton

Client Phone: 317.984.4572

Project Description: Making jewelry with a hard glass like finish using resin, epoxy or enamel (cured by kiln, oven or other) over artwork in a sterling pendant tray, “tray” ring and cufflinks.

Medium: Resin, glass enamel or epoxy in sterling silver tray

Timeline/Due Date: Would like to learn this winter/early spring

Budget: Depends on length of training and detail of training

Artist Referral: Calligraphy Mission Statement

Vice President of Communications at the SPA Society, Dave Shatkowski, is seeking an organization mission statement written in calligraphy to replace the old mission statement (one word has changed). Two are needed hang in our office. Current print size is about 14” x 16” and current frame size is about 18” x 20”. The medium is two framed prints. The deadline is the end of March, or before. There is no budget because it was unknown that the mission statement would change when the budget was set for the year. I also don’t have any idea what the standard cost for this type of project would be, but there is no problem paying any reasonable estimate. You may contact Dave at 317.726.5022 or by e-mail at

Artist Referral: Dress

Client name: Connie Drury
Client phone: 317.496.2568
Project description: Sewing a dress
Medium: Textiles
Budget: <$500

Riley IU Health Hospital Butterfly Momentos

Amy Corey is a nurse at Riley at IU Health North Hospital in Carmel, Indiana. The hospital hosts an annual pediatric memorial service where remembrance of those children cared for at IU North who have died all too young. In the past, butterflies have been the theme since the first service in 2007. Each year, families who attend the service offer a small butterfly favor as a gift for celebrating the day with the hospital and to service as a reminder of the many children. IU Health would be interested in either wood carved butterfly momentos, ceramic butterflies, or blown glass or even butterfly snatchers. There is a nominal fee for the items as the budget is quite limited. There is a need of 50 favors to have enough for each family. You may reach Amy at 317.688.3449 or for more information.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Artist Referral: Palette Knife Painting

Ray Marr would like a palette knife painting at the size of 24” x 48” in oil or acrylic paint. The timeline is flexible and the budget is $500+. You may contact Ray at 317-259-4694 or by e-mail at

Artist Referral: Painting for Book Cover

Tom Ritman would like a book cover for a coming of age mystery in WWII. The medium is painting, the due date is March 1, 2012, and the budget is negotiable. You may contact Tom at 317-253-5324

Artist Referral: Ceramic Replicate

Marilyn Johnson would like to replicate a cake plate and additional cover/lid that they once had and was broken. The medium is ceramics, the timeline for contacting Marilyn is February 20, and the budget is $100. You may contact Marilyn at 615-417-7080

Artist Referral: Photograph Watercolor Paintings

Julia Gelinas has old watercolor paintings she would like photographed so she can save them digitally and print them. The medium is digital art, the timeline is as soon as she can find someone to complete the work, and there is no specified budget. You may contact Julia at 317-691-6943

Artist Referral: Ceramic Kitchen Tiles

Angela Wright is looking for an artist to reproduce popular custom tiles 9.5” by 5”, large beveled edge. The medium specified is ceramics, the timeline is ongoing, and there is no specified budget. You may contact Angela at 217-815-8880 or by e-mail at

Artist Referral: "Stage" Prop Car

Marianne Duncan is looking for someone who can make a “stage” prop car for her daughter’s pageant. The due date is February 13th, there is no specific budget or medium. You may reach Marianne at 317-351-0069 or by e-mail at

Artist Referral: Hairpin Table Legs

There is an artists referral for Maggie Kirkpatrick for hairpin table legs, approximately 30+ inches, to mount to two handmade wooden table tops of exotic hardwoods. The medium specified is steel. There is no rush regarding a timeline, and the budget is as close to $100 as possible for 8 legs total. You may reach Maggie at 804-647-0776 or by e-mail at

Call for Proposals: Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site!

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site is currently accepting proposals for its 2013 season of site-specific artist installations. Maximum finding is $7,500 per project. The deadline for proposals is June 13, 2012.

For guidelines, helpful hints, and FAQs, visit our site:

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, an abandoned prison museum located in Philadelphia, hosts a changing series of artist installations as part of its annual programming. Artists are chosen for their ability to address Eastern State’s primary themes—including issues of crime and justice, architectural history, and the site’s fascinating past—with a memorable, thought-provoking approach.

68th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition Call for Entries!

Open to all artists in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio!

Prospectus for the 68th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition now available online at:


April 7 Entry postmark/email deadline
May 8 Notifications sent via email
May 15—26 Delivery of accepted works
June 30 Opening Reception 4 to 6 pm, Awards presented at 4 pm
August 25 Last day of exhibition
August 28–September 8 Pick up/return of exhibited works

This year’s juror is Jeffrey Grove, The Hoffman Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art.