Friday, August 31, 2012

Call For Artists - Great Indy Cleanup Traffic Signal Box Project


KIB's Great Indy Cleanup October Event- 2012
Deadline: October 1, 2012.
2012 is the first year KIB and the City of Indianapolis will partner for a citywide fall community
cleanup. Two of KIB's 2012 Project Greenspace grant recipients (Englewood and Irvington
Terrace neighborhoods) will be cleaning and sprucing up on Saturday, October 20th.
Included in KIB's Great Indy Cleanup is a public art project for the design and painting of
Irvington's seven traffic signal boxes along Washington St. from Kitley to Emerson Ave.
The Irvington Terrace Community Group announces a call to eastside artists to submit
a design for consideration in this juried public arts project.
A jury will select the 7 designs to be displayed based on the following criteria. Each artist will
receive $150 if their design is selected. All paint and materials to be provided.
Criteria for selection includes:
• Residing in an eastside neighborhood.
• Centering the design on the central theme of Irvington as a “walkable, bikeable,
busable” community. No business signage or any sponsorship logos allowed. Design
must wrap all five sides of the traffic signal box.
• Including one or combination of Irvington's branding color scheme. Pantone colors:
PMS 582, 228, 1595, 130, Cool Gray 11, Cool Gray 8
• Availability to layout design on Friday, October 19th and oversee volunteers on
Saturday, October 20th.
• Paintable by volunteers through KIB's Great Indy Cleanup .
The 7 chosen designs will be available for vote during the Irvington Halloween Festival,
Saturday, October 27th, at the Irvington Terrace booth. The artist of the winning design will
receive an additional $100 prize!
Designs must be received by Monday, October 1st. If your design is selected you will be
notified by Tuesday, October 9th.
To submit send to Irvington Terrace Neighborhood Group, 39 N. Webster Ave. 46219. For
questions contact or call 317.201.1120.
Sizes of traffic signal box panels:
• Side: 22 wide // 55 tall & 53 tall (slight angle)
• Street side: 53 tall x 44 wide
• Sidewalk/building side: 55 tall x 43 wide
• Roof: 28 deep by 44 wide

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Call For Propsoals - Glick Eye Institute

Glick Eye Institute purchasing art, seeks more Indiana artists for phase II of public art project

August 29, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS -- The art committee at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute will purchase 17 pieces of art created by 15 artists with Indiana ties who displayed their work during a year-long public art project developed to showcase the visual arts in a building dedicated to vision care and research.
“It’s been a real joy to work with the artists, see their proposals, display their works and be able to purchase some of this art that is so reflective of vision, color, light, perspective and reflection,” said Jeff Rothenberg, M.D., chairman of the Glick Eye Institute Public Art Project’s committee. Dr. Rothenberg, associate
professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the IU School of Medicine, also is an artist who works with glass; his hand-blown glass globes hang in the lobby of the eye institute.
The art project was developed to place art in the newest clinical and research building on the IU School of Medicine campus. The Glick Eye Institute is home to the Department of Ophthalmology and was completed in August 2011. The nearly 80,000-square-foot building features ophthalmology and optometry clinics on the ground floor and provides clinical and basic science research labs, physician office space, conference rooms and a library on the second and third floors. The institute was made possible by a $30 million gift from
Indianapolis philanthropists Eugene and Marilyn Glick, as well as other donors.
“Our patients, faculty and staff have enjoyed the artwork selected by the committee,” said Louis B. Cantor, M.D., chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Glick Eye Institute. “Each piece tells a story of vision from the perspective of the artist, and it’s been interesting to hear their reactions to the work.”
One of the works selected in the inaugural art project included a glass mosaic titled “Visum,” which was created by a group of middle school students from Fishers.
“The art students at Saint Louis de Montfort School in Fishers were fortunate enough to be chosen to create a mosaic for the library at the Glick Eye Institute,” said Mireille Wannemuehler, art teacher for the creative students. “It was a chance for my students to learn the process, from start to finish, of bidding, planning, creating and viewing public works of art. They have expressed to me that this may have been one of their favorite projects, and they have mentioned a new-found awareness of public art.”
Phase II of the public art project begins this week as Indiana artists again have an opportunity to submit artwork to be considered for display in the Glick Eye Institute. Artwork purchased in the first round includes submissions from photographers, quilters and painters from throughout Indiana, including Indianapolis, Evansville and Nashville.
“We again seek pieces of art that depict or express vision, light, color, perspective and or reflection,” Dr. Rothenberg said. “Opening the art process to the Indiana community gives our Hoosier artists the opportunity to showcase their art in a new building that is dedicated to vision. The university has success
incorporating art created by the community in other School of Medicine buildings, and we believe it is fitting that Indiana artists be invited to contribute their vision of vision to this space.”
Rothenberg said that art for the second round of the project can be created specifically for the building or can be existing pieces that meet the requirements of expressing vision, light, color, perspective and/or reflection. Details about art sought for the building, spaces identified to showcase art and how to submit artwork to be considered for the Glick Eye Institute can be found at
“The opportunity to appreciate art is certainly one of the benefits of good vision,” Dr. Cantor said. “We are hopeful that Indiana artists will be excited about the opportunity to showcase their works in the Glick Eye Institute.”
Artists have until Oct. 31 to submit their works for consideration. Artists whose work is chosen for display in the building will be notified by Nov. 30 and will have until the end of 2012 to deliver their works to the building for installation.
Fundraising continues for the Glick Eye Institute’s Public Art Project. For information on supporting the art project, contact Linda Cantor, director of development at the IU School of Medicine, at 317-274-3602, 800-643-6975 or
Members of the art committee in addition to Dr. Rothenberg include Linda Cantor; Elizabeth Elkas, also with the School of Medicine’s office of Gift Development; Richard Thompson with the IU architect’s office; Kim Harper, chair of the IU School of Medicine’s art committee; Stephanie Brater, community volunteer;
Marianne Glick, artist and daughter of Eugene and Marilyn Glick; and Vicki Hermansen, communications director for the Glick Eye Institute.
The original call for art resulted in more than 50 entries; 35 were selected for display in the building. Of those, 17 works will be purchased for permanent display in the Glick Eye Institute. Several artists donated their works to the Glick Eye Institute for permanent display.
WHAT: Request for submissions from Indiana artists or artists who trained in Indiana to submit art to be
considered for inclusion in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at the Indiana University School of Medicine. All art must depict or express vision, light, color, perspective and/or reflection.
WHEN: Artists should submit examples of their work and proposals for work to be included in the Glick Eye
Institute by Oct. 31.
HOW: Artwork can be submitted at
Information: The full Submission Proposal and photographs of art currently on display in the building can be found on the Glick Eye Institute website, which also includes a booklet describing the art selected for display the first year of the public art project.

Indiana art purchased for permanent display in Glick Eye Institute
Indiana artists whose work has been selected for display in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute include:
Shirley Adams, Danville, textiles titled “Fiberdance Pink” and “Fiberdance Purple”
Andrew Benton, Indianapolis, untitled photograph
Taryenna Dickerson, Indianapolis, painting titled “PaPa”
Mark Fredericks, Indianapolis, photograph titled “Window Washers”
Emily Janowiak, Indianapolis, mixed media titled “Eyes That Radiated Light”
Ben Johnson, Cicero, glass titled “Spot Series”
Justin Chase Lane, Indianapolis, photograph titled “Tunnel in Tunnelton”
Jeff Mason, Indianapolis, photograph titled “Morning Rain”
Carole Mitchell, Indianapolis, quilt titled “IridEscent”
Ari Pescovitz, currently in Cincinnati, laser etching titled “Reflections”
Stefan Patranek, Indianapolis, photograph titled “Sunline (from the series Book of Acts)”
Nikki Pritchett, Evansville, painting titled “First Street in Evansville”
Doug Sauter, Indianapolis, photograph titled “Ferris Wheel,” glass titled “Compass”
Pamela Torkelson, Indianapolis, photograph titled “Orange Burst”
Paul Trippel, M.D., Indianapolis, photograph titled “A Gift of Sight”

Request for Proposals - Legacy Project Recognition Artwork

Request for Proposals - Legacy Project Recognition Artwork

The Project
The John H. Boner Community Center (JHBCC) is requesting qualifications from artists to create a wall-hung artwork that visually represents the accomplishments, energy and excitement created by the “once in a lifetime” moment for our neighborhood and the catalyst of change created by the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl and Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.

The piece of art should capture the impact of the Indianapolis Super Bowl Legacy Project and also serve as recognition to the many donors who made the Legacy Projects come to be.

In addition, some part of the creative process will engage neighborhood youth in creating this piece. The staff of the JHBCC and the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center are available to assist with the coordination of the youth engagement component.

The piece will be permanently installed on the property of the John H. Boner Community Center in a highly visible 10’x10’ location above the main entrance on the second floor.

Finally, the JHBCC is able to have this piece created because of the generous support of the Glick Fund and many other donors. These donors will need to be recognized within the piece itself or on a plaque alongside it.

The Budget
Total Budget = $10,000
• $5,000 – Materials and Supplies. Please note that there are some materials available to the artist at no charge – see “Possible materials to incorporate” below.
• $5,000 – Artist Honorarium.

• September 30, 2012 – Entry Deadline
• October 12, 2012 – Artist Selected
• February 5, 2013 – Piece is revealed in conjunction with the Super Bowl

Other than the entry deadline and selection date the only hard deadline is that the piece must be installed before the Super Bowl. The artist will be responsible for scheduling the design, fabrication, and youth participation in such a way to meet the deadline.

Applicant must be 18 years or older and a US resident

Application Procedure
Application will be submitted on and includes:
• Brief description of proposed project not to exceed 300 words (this should highlight both the artwork and the youth component)
• Up to 10 images of previous projects and/or renderings of proposed idea
• Resume/CV not to exceed 3 pages

Selection Guidelines
Successful candidates should have the following:
• strong aesthetics
• track record of completed projects of similar scope
• ability to incorporate and work with youth in some aspect of the project
• ability to work within a budget
• ability to work within a deadline

Location and Architectural Facts
Maximum size of artwork: 10’x10’ feet; depth: up to 3’ feet.

Location: Second floor of the JHBCC overlooking ground floor atrium. The wall that one would be attaching to is 20 gauge 6” metal studs. At a bare minimum, it will need to have 2x wood blocking installed at anchor points of the structure. This means cutting the gypsum board, installing the wood, then patching and repainting the entire wall (likely several times due to the color). Depending on the weight, there may be help to support it from the roof joists and/or the steel beam just under the second floor slab. *Please see attached photos and structural floor plan.

Possible materials to incorporate
The JHBCC has certain materials available to the artist at no charge but are not required if the artist does not choose to use them. These materials include extra gym flooring and three bricks from the legacy center; extra field turf (used by the Super Bowl Champions before the game now installed at Tech High School); plagues (legacy), commemorative brick (CommonWealth), Monumental Award (St. Clair Place), ground breaking shovel (legacy center), Super Bowl Banners (from downtown) and a Super Bowl scarf, badges & gear. We also have various event programs, invitations and self-produced materials.

Organization description and history
Founded by the neighborhood in 1971, the JHBCC has grown to provide a wide array of services that impact over 7,000 neighborhood residents annually. Key areas of services include: early childhood development education; tutoring for school-age children; youth and leadership development activities; workforce development services; financial education, coaching and asset building strategies; homeless prevention and crisis intervention; senior housing and housing for homeless individuals and families; senior socialization and wellness programs; and elder adult day services. The JHBCC mission is to inspire neighbors and partners to improve the quality of life on the Near Eastside by providing tools for change and growth.

Inspirational Elements to Draw from
The following list represents some of the success stories/supporters of the Legacy Project. Although none of these are required elements they reflect the spirit of the story this piece of artwork is to tell. A successful piece will encompass as many of these as possible whether through literal or abstract representation. More in depth information will be made available to the artist(s) upon selection or as requested.
1. Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan -The Near Eastside of Indianapolis improves the quality of life for our neighbors through developing grassroots leaders and fostering involvement among community members, embracing our diversity and preserving our rich culture, encouraging residents to value and engage in educational opportunities, promoting growth and business diversity within the area economy, and developing affordable and attractive housing for all residents in a safe and attractive environment. We accomplish this through collaborating with neighborhood and citywide organizations.
2. Local and National Recognition – The Near Eastside, the Legacy Project, the John H. Boner Community Center, and its partner organizations were featured in various publications including the New York Times, the Indianapolis Business Journal, and official Super Bowl publications.
3. Indy East Asset Development (I-AD), Civic Association, Near Eastside Community Organization (NESCO), and Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC). - These organizations were vital to supporting and moving the Legacy Project forward. Without them, there would never have been the plan and the momentum for the great things that happened within the community of the Near Eastside.
4. Team Legacy – Team Legacy is a group of students, teachers and volunteers from Arsenal Tech High School that trained for the May 2011 Mini Marathon. There were community members and 15 students from Arsenal Tech that trained to run the 500 Festival Mini Marathon.
5. Anthem 5k Walk/Run - One of the opening Super Bowl XLVI festivities. The Near Eastside course was created to showcase homes, community centers and commercial buildings that have been renovated as part of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl’s legacy
6. Health Bowl - Backed by the NFL, the HealthBowl is a free interactive health fair with fun activities for the whole family.
7. Naptown knitters - A group of inmates at a state prison in Indianapolis who call themselves the Naptown Knitters were learning how to knit, guided by prison volunteers. The men slowly picked up speed, creating more than two dozen scarves for the Super Bowl Volunteers.
8. 2012 Trees - As part of the Near Eastside Legacy Project, and in an effort to support the Near Eastside Quality of Life Plan, neighbors planted more than 2,012 trees leading up to the Super Bowl XLVI in partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's NeighborWoods program and the JHBCC.
9. Physical Improvements – These included improving streets, replacing signs, fixing or installing lights, putting in rain gardens, and improving or putting in new sidewalks and were part of the Legacy Project.
10. Renovated and New Homes (Jefferson Street) - A major piece of the Legacy Project was the revitalization of the St. Clair Place neighborhood.
11. Jefferson Apartments (Homeownership Incubator) - Designed for individuals or those with families who have the dream of homeownership, but need time to establish and achieve financial goals. Residents work with Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership (INHP) and Center staff to create a personalized financial plan to enable them to achieve their homeownership goals.
12. St. Clair Senior Apartments - Located in the heart of the St. Clair Place Neighborhood, these 33 units will provide safe, affordable housing opportunities for persons 55 and older as well as nearly 4,000 square feet of commercial space along the East 10th Street commercial corridor
13. Common Wealth Apartments - Redevelopment of historic Lucretia Mott IPS School 3 building into 32 units of mixed-income apartments, community space, gymnasium, and rooftop sports arena.
14. Pogues Run Grocer - The mission of Indy Food Cooperative, Inc. is to serve urban Indianapolis with a full-service natural products grocery store featuring affordable, fresh, healthy foods and locally produced goods.
15. Little Green Bean Boutique – This boutique’s mission is to provide great quality new & gently used children’s apparel for families who are not only budget conscious but also eco-conscious.
16. Western Gateway/46 Murals – Out of this project six new murals by artists from the near Eastside and the larger Indianapolis arts community were installed along the 10 East Main Street business district.
17. Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center and Indianapolis Youth Education Town - The Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center grew out of a community-driven quality of life work plan begun in 2007. This process engaged more than 500 residents in defining seven quality of life indicators, each of which consists of multiple action items with performance measures attached. This work plan, and its promise of revitalization for an entire neighborhood, was attached to the city of Indianapolis’ bid for the 2012 Super Bowl and helped secure it.
18. Clifford Corners - A 49,000 square foot mixed-use development featuring 12,000 square feet of retail and community services space. There will be a total of 36 dwelling units – 32 apartments and 4 condos. There will be access to the proposed Legacy Plaza – a flexible outdoor market and urban park to act as a central area to pull the community together for festivals, entertainment, market days, etc.
19. Petal Project - The PETAL Project uses digital photography as a way of helping young people observe the investment being made in their community and provides an opportunity to think deeply about how they can contribute, individually and collectively, to ongoing growth.

Call For Artists - Art Vs. Art

Art vs. Art 2012 Offers $4,000 Grand Prize

Paint Day returns to the City Market; Main Event returns to the Vogue

INDIANAPOLIS, IN, August 22, 2012 – Primary Colours will present its 9th annual Art vs. Art painting competition at the Vogue Theatre in Broad Ripple on September 28th. In this one-of-a-kind event featuring side-by-side face-offs between same-day created paintings, Art vs. Art contestants compete head-to-head for a $4,000 cash prize. The winner is determined by audience vote; the loser faces the infamous "Wheel of Death," unless an audience member purchases the painting and saves it from a ruinous fate.

Art vs Art begins with Paint Day at the City Market on Saturday, September 8th. Artists pay a $20 entry fee for their chance to compete; a $5 discount is available to those who sign up in advance at Artists have four hours to create their masterpiece using the 18” x 24” canvas and selection of acrylic paints provided to each participant. The public is encouraged to come and watch the creative process.

At the end of Paint Day, each painting is photographed and posted on website, where friends, family and fans can vote for their favorite pieces. After three weeks of voting, the top 32 vote-getters advance to the next stage of the competition.

At the Main Event at the Vogue Theatre on Friday, September 28th, audience members select their three favorite paintings, narrowing the competition down to 16 finalists which move on to head-to-head, on stage battles. During the finals of the Main Event, two paintings at a time are randomly selected from the 16 finalists. Audience noise is measured with a decibel meter to determine each "bout" winner. Each losing painting faces destruction as determined by a spin of “The Wheel of Death.” A painting can only be saved from destruction if the highest bidder purchases it from a live auction after each bout. If the spin of The Wheel of Death results in “Instant Death,” the painting is destroyed on the spot without an auction. Artists receive 70% of the amount from the sale of their paintings.

The one painting to survive four “bouts” will be crowned the Art vs. Art 2012 Champion, and its artist will receive a $4,000 prize, the Title Belt, and full bragging rights. It's a winner-take-all competition. There is no second place prize. The irreverent Leisure Kings Big Band will perform during and after the competition.

Paint Day Details

When: Saturday, September 8, 2012. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT

Where: Indianapolis City Market (222 E. Market St.).

Cost: $20 entry fee for artists; the public can watch artists paint for free

Preregistration: Artists can register before the event at for a discounted fee of $15.

All materials are provided: one 18"x24" canvas board; a set of brushes; acrylic paints in the colors red, blue, yellow, black, and white; water; paint trays; and paper towels.
Not permitted: personal materials (brushes, paints, easels, etc.), stencils, or rubbings.
Permitted: chairs; a sketch, picture, or other prop to paint from.
Artists must be 21 or older on Paint Day.
Main Event Details

When: Friday, September 28, 2012, Doors open and audience voting begins at 8 p.m. EDT

Where: The Vogue Theatre - 6259 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN (in Broad Ripple Village)

Emcee: Mike Wiltrout

Musical Guest: The Leisure Kings Big Band

Cost: $15 day of show; $12 advance online or at the Vogue box office.

Grand Prize: $4,000

Call For Artist Vendors - Sister Cities Festival

Thank you for your potential interest as a merchant vendor at our upcoming inaugural Sister Cities festival. On behalf of Mayor Ballard, we are pleased to offer a new free, fun, family “Cultural Street Festival for All”.

Attached is information on the event as well as a vendor application. The merchant fee is $250 for a 10’ x 10’ foot booth. We will provide you with a 6-8ft table. You need to provide your own 10 x 10 tent. You are welcome to provide extra tables, exhibit stands that will fit inside your booth space.

Finally, we would appreciate your assistance in helping promote this event by forwarding the event flyer to your family, friends, colleagues, posting it on Facebook, posting it at your store, sharing it with your children/and their schools, etc.

I look forward to hearing from you no later than Aug 31st to allow time to prepare our event materials. Payment instructions are on page 2 of the application.

We look forward to having you at the festival! Thank you.

Jo Ann Schisla, Merchant Chair

2012 Indianapolis Sister Cities International Festival

Cell: 696.8507