Thursday, March 22, 2012

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Exhibition Opportunity: Bungalow in Broad Ripple Seeks Proposals


The Bungalow is pleased to present exhibitions featuring area artists in our newly created gallery space in our present location at 924 E. Westfield in BroadRipple Village. Broad Ripple Village is a center for arts and entertainment, designated as one of the 6 Cultural Districts of Indianapolis. Our location is in the center of the business district and highly visible.

If you or your group are interested in having a show at The Bungalow, please review the following guidelines and submit a proposal on the form provided to Diane Seybert at 924 E. Westfield Blvd., Indianapolis, In. 46220. If you have questions, call Diane at 317-514-6718 or email Shows are scheduled on an ongoing basis through 2013.

Please include the following on a CD: Completed form and 10-12 images of individual work (no older than 3 yrs). Images should be jpegs no larger than 800 pixels in any direction at 72dpi. (Higher resolution images will be required for publicity if selected for show.) Image list corresponding to the file name on the CD with title, date, medium, and size for each piece. Also, a one page description of your proposed show.

Available space for the entire gallery is 60 linear feet with 12’ ceilings along 40' of that space. The upper gallery for smaller shows is 6‘X16’X6’ with 7’ ceilings. The northwest side of the space is also available for smaller shows, that space is 20' X 8' with 12' ceilings. Artist may apply for entire space or smaller area depending on size and quantity of work.


1. Artists are chosen based upon the quality and professional presentation of their work.

2. Priority will be given to artists who have some record of showing their work professionally but quality of work is the determining factor. We are seeking emerging, innovative talent and seek to nurture new talent as part of our mission.

3. Except for the annual spring and fall BRVA Gallery Tour openings The Bungalow will only provide an opening reception on the artists’ request. There will be a charge for these opening receptions, and we ask the artist(s) to share their email contact list with The Bungalow for reception invitations.

4. Art must have been created within the last 3 yrs.

Preference is given to Indiana artists.

5. Artists are responsible for preparing the work for exhibit.

6. All 2D work must be framed if applicable and fitted with wire ready for hanging, or otherwise presented in a finished and suitable way.

7. All 3D work should be supplied with any hardware or stands necessary for display.

8. The artist must submit a current resume and list of works with dimensions and prices.

9. All work shown should be for sale with a clearly listed price consistent with the artists’ current sales and prices at other venues.

The Bungalow will take a 40% commission on all work sold while in the gallery.

Shows typically last one month. All artwork not picked up within four days of the show closing is subject to storage fees.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Request for Proposals: Artist Residency and Engagement Series, Indianapolis Art Center

During this one-week residency, the artist will work directly with the public to create a new site-specific installation/sculpture within the confines of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. The Art Center is requesting that artists submit proposals to be considered. The Art Center will then convene a panel to select one artist for the residency. The artist will receive an honorarium, a production budget, and organizational support. The residency will occur in fall of 2012.

$20,000 including design, fabrication, honorarium, and installation.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 — applications open
Thursday, March 31, 2012 — submission deadline
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 — finalists selected
Friday, June 22, 2012 — jury results announced to artists
Sunday, July 15, 2012 — finalists applications due
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 — panel reviews of finalists
Friday, July 20, 2012 — resident announced
September – November — one week residency will take place

During this one-week residency, the artist will work directly with the public to create a new site-specific installation/sculpture within the confines of the Indianapolis Art Center’s 9.5 acre ArtsPark. Installation/sculptures that last 3–5 years or longer are preferred but not specifically required. Materials used should focus on organic, recycled, up-cycled, re-used, sustainable, and/or otherwise “green” resources. The resident will have a budget of $20,000 to create the work (this comprises the honorarium and production budget). The artist will also have Art Center organizational support to facilitate the logistics of working with the public on the construction of the piece and to market the event. The one-week residency must take place sometime between September 1 and November 30 of 2012. The resident will work with the Art Center’s Exhibitions department to schedule the residency.

Artists interested in applying to this RFP are required to submit the following at:
 • 5 – 10 images of work – this can be either images of realized projects similar in scope, renderings of proposed projects, and/or images of existing works that support the rendering(s)
• Answer the following:
• Describe your project.

After the application deadline, the Art Center will convene a panel to select finalists from the initial pool of proposals received. Finalists will be required to submit the following by mailing or delivering the following to the Art Center Exhibitions Department:
• Resume/Curriculum Vitae
• 15 – 20 sample images in jpeg format, submitted via CD or DVD. Images may include examples of past work, images of existing projects, and digital renderings of proposed projects
• Image description sheet including medium, dimensions, and year 
• Description of the project, not to exceed one page
• Proposed project budget 
• Proposed project timeline

Submitted final proposals will be reviewed by a second panel. This panel will include: The Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions staff, outside panelists including local public artists, arts administrators, and/or local community organization leaders.

The panel will evaluate the final proposals based on the following criteria:
• Complete submission of requested materials by the application deadline
• Aesthetic merit of the proposal 
• Appropriateness of proposal to project’s goals 
• Overall feasibility of project
• Experience with projects of similar scale and scope 
• Experience working with and/or interest in community groups

The panel will then select one artist as the resident. Please refer to the Calendar of Events for specific dates.

For questions about this project, contact Patrick Flaherty, Director of Exhibitions at 317-255-2464 x 238

The Business of Art Workshop

April 13; 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$8 per person, $5 per student

This special workshop for artists at all career stages features a panel discussion about writing successful proposals for grants, exhibitions and gallery representation.

Call 317.232.1637 to register by March 15

Confirmed Participants:
Vance Farrow, Associate Professor, Herron School of Art and Design, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Leah H. Reeder, Registrar, Fort Wayne Museum of Art
William “Bill” Rasdell, Artist and Photographer, Indianapolis
Carol White, Assistant Director of Education, Indianapolis Museum of Art
Shannon Linker, Director of Artist Services and Gallery 924, Arts Council of Indianapolis

Bloomington Watercolor Society: We Paint...the Springs

The Bloomington Watercolor Society, in cooperation with Ivy Tech’s Center for Lifelong Learning, is excited to offer We Paint…the Springs, a weekend watercolor conference and paint out.

A weekend watercolor conference at the beautiful French Lick and West Baden Springs Resorts offers classes and workshops to inspire and instruct beginning to advanced artists. Beginners will enjoy a full day of interactive demonstrations on watercolor tools and techniques, creating several small paintings during the day. For intermediate and advanced painters, Saturday offers options of three educational sessions in the morning, and the choice of two afternoon workshops led by professional Hoosier watercolor artists, William “Bill” Borden and Cathy Hillegas. Sunday will feature a plein air Paint Out for artists in all watermedia. The Gallery, open to the public, will offer an exhibit of paintings by the guest artists and workshop instructors.

The early Bird Registration deadline is April 15. No refunds after April 30. Registration deadline for all sessions is September 15. Full details may be found at

Registration includes conference only and meals as noted. Participants are responsible for their housing. Room reservations may be made by calling the French Lick Restort, 1.888.936.9360. Use the code 0912BWS for conference discount. Although the conference is in September, it is important to register early because space is very limited.

If you have questions, please email or cal BWS President Jeanne Dutton at 812.331.1628.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 First Brush of Spring

2012 First Brush of Spring 14th Annual New Harmony Paint-Out

April 19, 20, 21 — More than $6,000 in awards

$2,500 Best of Show and $1,000 each for outstanding Oil, Watercolor and Pastel

Send Registration by April 1, 2012 to IPAPA, B.O. Box 551075, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205

Questions? E-mail: or call 317.508.0667

After April 1, 2012 — Additional $5 fee for Late Registrations

Artist Referral: Quilling Piece

David Stanton is wanting to commission for a quilling piece. You may contact David at 317.972.1234 ext 207 or by email at

Artist Referral: Ring

Artist Referral: Ring

David Powell is seeking an artist for a new stone set in a ring. You may contact David at or by telephone at 317.748.4386