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.
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.
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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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.
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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In 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is celebrating the 37th year of its annual art festival, Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018, on August 18 and 19. The festival, previously held off-site, is now held on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to gallery spaces, experience the stature of exhibitions, and connect with programs more effectively. All proceeds from LAF are invested back into the community through artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2018
Lubeznik Center for the Arts will select individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. There is $3,000 in cash awards. Additionally, LCA will be inviting regional galleries who represent the best in emerging contemporary art. Overall, LCA anticipates 75-100 exhibitors. The festival draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan’s nearby ‘Harbor Country’ communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities.
The juror for this year’s festival is Aron Packer of Aron Packer Projects. Starting in the late 80’s as an American folk art dealer, Aron Packer built his early business focusing on outsider and non-traditional art. He became known for a broad yet unusual vision. He transitioned this vision to contemporary art and established his first public gallery in 1992 in Chicago. For the next 25 years, Packer continued to expand his notable group of contemporary artists. In 2015, he closed Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago to work at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in business development for fine art sales. Packer continues to avidly curate pop-up shows throughout Chicago as Aron Packer Projects.
Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 award categories ($3000 in cash awards)
- Best in Show
- 1st Place Artist
- Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
- Juror’s Awards (2)
Additionally, 2018 award winners will be exempt from jury process in 2019. They will not have to pay the 2019 application fee. Complimentary snacks and water are available through setup and the festival. Over $30,000 is budgeted to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print, and outdoor media.
About Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located on the North end of Michigan City’s vibrant Uptown Arts District. LCA’s architecturally interesting facility houses five beautiful galleries and education multi-use spaces where they feature contemporary artwork. LCA is on the Southern shore of Lake Michigan within walking distance to the beach and marina. All proceeds from the festival are invested back into our community in all the artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.
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Lubeznik Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for the Lubeznik Art And Artisan Festival 2017. A non-refundable application fee of $35 is required.
Deadline: 10 Mar 2017
Jurors will review work April 1 – April 15, 2017. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by April 30, 2017. Artists who are on the wait list will be notified as openings become available.
Artist categories include:
- 2-dimensional art (painting, drawing, printmaking, pastels, mixed-media)
- Photography (traditional and digital techniques)
- Sculptural objects (non-functional, all media)
Artisan categories include:
- Fine craft (functional, clay/ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textile)
- Wearable art (wearable, accessories, and jewelry)
The mission of the Lubeznik Art and Artisan Festival 2017 (LAAF) is to celebrate and foster the appreciation of a dynamic array of contemporary artists and artisans through the exhibition and sale of contemporary art in a festival setting. Now in its 36th year, Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ (LCA) LAAF attracts thousands of shoppers and art enthusiasts to Michigan City’s North End. Held on the third weekend in August, this festival features contemporary art, artist activations, beer, wine, and food. It draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend, and Northwest Indiana as well as Michigan’s nearby Harbor Country communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities.
Award categories ($3000 in cash awards):
- Best in Show
- 1st Place Artist
- 1st Place Artisan
- Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
- Juror’s Awards (2)
The festival is held on the LCA grounds in order to immerse festival-goers in the LCA experience and help visitors connect with our mission more effectively. The festival is overseen by arts professionals with friendly and helpful staff and volunteers who are committed to making it a success. The budget to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print, and outdoor media is over $30,000. All proceeds from LAAF are invested back into the Michigan City Community through artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round.
About the Lubeznik Center for the Arts
LCA is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, performing arts, educational programming, and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in northwest Indiana’s premiere multidisciplinary contemporary art space conveniently located on the beautiful lakefront of Michigan City, just an hour’s drive from Chicago.
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Frontline Foundations announces a call for artists for the 5th Annual Hooked on Art Live Street Art Festival to be held Saturday, September 24th at Thomas Centennial Park in Chesterton, IN.
Deadline: 31 Aug 2016
Compete in one of our Street Chalk Art Competitions featuring $3,000 in cash prizes, demonstrate your art for the festival crowd, or sell your art as a vendor.
Frontline Foundations is a certified addiction services outpatient treatment provider, offering art and music recovery to encourage self-expression. Proceeds from the festival support Frontline’s art recovery program.
For more information, contact dspurling@
Purdue Galleries presents the 18th North American Small Printmaking Exhibition from January 11 – February 20. Open to artists in the US, Canada, and Mexico.
Deadline: 2 Oct 2015
No image size larger than 60 square inches (height x width).
Juror: Kim Vito.
Entry fee: $25 for 3 digital images of original fine art prints.
Purchase awards and Awards of Merit totaling over $3000 will be presented at the discretion of the juror. We enjoy the benefit of community support that allows for the acquisition of individual works of art. Sales will be encouraged.
For over 30 years, Purdue University Galleries has been committed to providing a showcase for the best of small-scale contemporary printmaking. The Purdue University Galleries are committed to the practice of acquiring new works and building their collection of contemporary North American printmaking.
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Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is hosting the third annual Glow: Art after Dark event! Come get your glow on and see what comes alive after dark! This event showcases nocturnal nature and glow-in-the-dark art exhibits and performances.
Deadline: 7 Aug 2015.
We invite artists to create their own works for this unique event. Artist criteria:
- All work must be designed and executed by the exhibiting artist
- All work must glow in the dark
- All work must be family friendly and acceptable for viewing by children of all ages
- All work must be capable of being displayed outdoors. Artists will be offered a 10×10 outdoor space. Arrangements can be made for a larger site if necessary.
- Taltree will supply electricity. We prefer that all work use alternative energy, such as solar or LED lighting.
- To support our efforts in conservation, we prefer that all work have an environmental/conservation theme.
- Artist are allowed to sell and promote only work they have created
- Artists must provide their own table, chairs, tent, etc
- If artist is selling product, artist or representative must be present during event
- If artist is installing a temporary piece only, artist does not have to be present however the piece must be “slip-a-switchable” in that Taltree staff can easily turn the exhibit on and off. While we will make every effort to protect your work, Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is not liable for any damage occurring while your piece is on our property.
- Performing artists are also welcome.
This is an opportunity to display at an event that attracts thousands of people from Northwest Indiana and beyond. This is a free opportunity to the artisan and considered in-kind support.
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens is a dog-friendly, 330-acre, oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies that offers a variety of events, classes and exhibits year-round.
Located approximately 25 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and 60 miles southeast of Chicago in Valparaiso, Indiana, Taltree offers beautiful vistas, quiet corners and hiking trails to escape into its diverse landscape.
Taltree is home to 112 unique oak taxa–one of the most diverse oak collections in the nation. The centerpieces of the collection are the Bur Oaks. Other North American, Asian and European species can be seen in the Oak Islands exhibit.
Our most intricate formal garden is the Taltree Railway Garden. This garden features model steam trains in a miniature conifer and woody plant landscape. The garden tells the story of early 19th century U.S. railroad history featuring scenes of the Civil War, westward expansion and the American Industrial Revolution.
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Lubeznik Center for the Arts – Celebrating 34 Years of Fine Art in Michigan City’s Lakefront Washington Park on August 15 & 16, 2015. Categories include: 2-dimenisional, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects, and wearable art.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2015.
Early Application Ends: Feb. 28 – $30 (Use coupon code Early2015)
Late Application Ends: March 31 – $45
Now in its 34th year, Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival attracts thousands of shoppers and art enthusiasts to Michigan City’s lakefront Washington Park. Held on the third weekend in August, this high-quality, juried event draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan’s nearby ‘Harbor Country’ communities.
Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities. In 2014, over 4,000 visitors attended the festival. A major fundraiser for LCA, the festival is overseen by arts professionals with friendly and helpful staff and volunteers who are committed to making it a success. Over $30,000 is budgeted to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print and outdoor media. Proceeds benefit LCA exhibits, outreach, and education. $3000 in cash awards.
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The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is seeking artists and sponsors for the 2015 public art project BEARS oh my! Stylized sculptured bears, transformed by artists, will roam the streets of Lafayette and West Lafayette throughout the summer of 2015.
The BEARS oh my! project raises awareness of the importance of public art in Greater Lafayette and helps support the Art Museum’s many activities and programs. Join the Fun!
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, has been serving northwest Indiana since 1909. Featuring:
- a permanent collection of over 1,000 works of art,
- 5 galleries with exhibits of national, regional and local artists that change throughout the year, and
- studio arts classes for children and adults.
For more information, contact BEARS@artlafayette.org.