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Lubeznik Arts Festival (Michigan City, IN) – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Arts Festival (Michigan City, IN) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) announces a call for artists for the 2021 Lubeznik Arts Festival. The festival will take place August 21 and 22 in Michigan City, Indiana. This popular festival is currently in its 40th year. It is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana. It takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festivalgoers to the organization’s dynamic programming and exhibitions. LCA’s summer blockbuster Bramson / Indiana / Lake will show works by Phyllis Bramson, Robert Indiana, and Mayumi Lake.

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Deadline: 5 Apr 2021

Artists must submit 4 images of their work. LCA selects individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, LCA’s galleries will be available for use by regional galleries or artists that represent the best in emerging contemporary art. LCA anticipates 85 exhibitors in total. The festival is extensively marketed via social media, radio, TV, print, and promotional signage.

LCA has taken precautions like their partners at other nonprofit agencies, museums, and schools. They support face to face distancing and all sanitary guidelines that are recommended. If the festival is cancelled due to health concerns and/or government guidelines, LCA will return all entry fees to artists promptly.

Lubeznik Arts Festival Artist Benefits

  • Best in Show: $1,000
  • 1st Place Artist: $500
  • 1st Place Artisan: $500
  • Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art: $250
  • Juror’s Awards (3): $250

Exhibitor amenities include:

  • Parking – Designated parking areas for artists are located adjacent to LCA property.
  • Hospitality – Complimentary water and snacks are provided during Friday setup and throughout the festival.
  • Indoor restrooms will be accessible during setup and festival hours, in addition to portable restrooms outside.
  • Security – Security guards will be onsite both Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Booth Sitters – Volunteers will be available Saturday and Sunday to provide short relief breaks for exhibitors.
  • Art purchase pick-up service is available for patrons at Office Trailer/Entrance

About Lubeznik Center for the Arts

The Lubeznik Center for the Arts offers world-class art, compelling programs, and creative exploration to foster community through meaningful cultural experiences. LCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Michigan City, Indiana. They strive to ensure that everyone in the community receives equal access to high quality cultural experiences. LCA’s Gallery Shop provides a one-of-a-kind shopping destination and an opportunity for hundreds of artisans and craftsmen to sell their work. The shop offers pieces from whimsical to elegant at every price point. During the winter season, hundreds of items spill over into the lobby for the Holiday Artisan Market. Almost all the items are handmade in the USA. All proceeds benefit LCA programs and activities.

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Juried Art Exhibition (Valparaiso, IN) – Call For Artists

Juried Art Exhibition (Valparaiso, IN) – Call For Artists

The Art Barn School of Art is delighted to announce a call for artists for the 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, to be held May 18 through June 27, 2019. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art. The exhibition attracts entries from artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs, and Southwest Michigan.

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Deadline: 1 May 2019

  • Early Bird Deadline entry deadline April 20 fee ($25)
  • Regular entry deadline May 1 fee ($35)
  • Delivery of work for jury May 3 & 4

All proceeds generated from this exhibition, aside from awards, support Art Barn School of Art educational programs and exhibitions.

Juried Art Exhibition Juror

The Art Barn School of Art is pleased to announce celebrated artist and long-time faculty member of Indiana University South Bend, Alan Larkin, as the 2019 juror. He will bring an expert eye to this year’s exhibition and help Art Barn insure the highest standards and integrity in the jury process.

Alan Larkin received a BA in art from Carleton College and an MFA in printmaking from the Pennsylvania State University. He taught drawing and printmaking for almost forty years at Indiana University South Bend. His prizes have included the top prize in the Pastel Journal’s 2016 Pastel 100 Competition, Best of Show awards at the 75th and 91st Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition in Indianapolis, and best Still Life award in the 2018 NOAPS fall online competition. Alan Larkin is known for his work in oil, pastel, and etching.

Juried Art Exhibition Artist Benefits

Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $4,000. Artists between the ages of 18-25 are encouraged to apply and are eligible for the Jan Sullivan Emerging Artist Award. If the artist wishes to have their work considered for a purchase or merit award pieces must be priced at following levels: $300, $400, or $500. Artists 25 years of age or under are eligible for the $200 Jan Sullivan Emerging Artist Award.

The Art Barn receives 35% of sale proceeds, with 65% to the artist. Indiana sales tax is applicable. A payment check will be issued within 30 days of the exhibition closing. All Purchase and Merit Awards go solely to the artist.

Artist Equity

The Art Barn campus welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. Part of Their audience development efforts include providing access to the arts for under-served audiences. Art Barn recognizes that they must prioritize access to the arts for those with limited financial means or those living with physical or cognitive disabilities. They have several initiatives in place or on the horizon, including free events and ADA accessible facilities. Admission and parking is free to enable all community members and extended families the ability to attend regardless of income level.

About Art Barn School of Art

The Art Barn fosters art education and cultural access for residents, businesses, and partners in the community. The mission of the Art Barn School of Art is to provide quality art education programs for all ages in a supportive, creative environment in order to enrich the quality of life in the region. Their vision is to be a recognized forum for the arts in a collaborative, community-based setting which provides an idyllic and supportive place for exploration, growth, inspiration, and development of artistic endeavors.

Art Barn School of Art is dedicated to fostering a love of art in its unique 69-acre environment in Porter County, IN.  The Art Barn offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults. It is a venue for performing arts and weddings. In the Spring, the Art Barn walls fill floor to ceiling for the annual juried art exhibition (with a 12-year history). In September, Art Barn hosts it’s annual outdoor Art Blitz which engages visitors in art-making, demonstrations, live music, and food.

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Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site – Call For Artists

Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site – Call For Artists

Fresh Coast Capital and their affiliated non-profit, Fresh Coast Communities, announces a call for artists for Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site. The former Bear Brand Hosiery Factory (205 East 21st Avenue) is a historic, ~3 acre brownfield located in Gary, Indiana. While in business, the Bear Brand Hosiery Factory manufactured women’s stockings, and as World War II began, transitioned to making parachutes for troops overseas. Finally in 1965, the factory closed and stood victim to decay and neglection. In partnership with Delta Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit, Fresh Coast Communities will bring together residents and public leadership around integrating an innovative phytoremediation and green redevelopment project to revitalize the demolished factory site and minimize stormwater runoff.

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Deadline: 29 Jun 2018

As part of the effort to create a welcoming and restful parklike site where residents can walk and reflect on the city’s past, present, and potential future, Fresh Coast Communities is seeking local artists and muralists to help bring pride and life back to the site. This is a great opportunity to make a difference, raise awareness about the former factory, and demonstrate the commitment to revitalize the city of Gary. Fresh Coast Communities seeks artists to produce three large murals to be anchored to a split-rail fence and one three-dimensional interpretive sign showcasing the bioremediation process taking place on the site.

Reimagining The Bear Brand Hosiery Factory Site Artist Benefits

One (1) 3D Interpretative Project Sign: One finalist will be selected to illustrate the bioremediation and stormwater runoff management currently underway on the project site. He/She will be awarded $1000 and materials and installation costs will be covered separately by Fresh Coast Capital up to $1500. Size is negotiable depending on vision, but must be accomplished within budget. A detailed description of the bioremediation work currently underway on the site will be provided to the finalist to assist in preparing draft art proposal submission.

Three (3) Large-Scale Fence-Mounted Murals: Three mural concepts will be selected to demonstrate themes 1-3 described above. Murals should be 4 X 6. He/She will be awarded $500. Materials, construction, and installation expenses will be covered separately by Fresh Coast Communities.

Depending on art project, muralists will have the opportunity to interview former factory employees and community residents individually for art narrative interpretation. A resource guide outlining all three themes will be provided to finalists to assist in preparing art proposal submissions.

About Fresh Coast Communities

Fresh Coast Communities is a national nonprofit that helps cities get the most good out of green infrastructure through community education and demonstration projects; holistic green infrastructure planning; co-benefits programs and partnerships; and workforce development programs.

It is an independently-governed affiliate of Fresh Coast Capital, a green infrastructure delivery partner that helps cities build high-impact green infrastructure at scale, in partnership with the community.

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