[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Art Barn School of Art announces a call for artists for their 29th annual juried art exhibition. The purpose of this long-standing exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional artwork and ceramic arts. The exhibition attracts entries from aspiring and established artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs, and Southwest Michigan.
Enter by: 28 February 2023
The exhibition opens April 15 and will run through May 19, 2023. An opening reception is scheduled for April 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm CST.
Your work will be juried by artist Aimee Tomasek (MFA University of Kentucky), an Associate Professor of Art at Valparaiso University. Aimee Tomasek will bring an expert eye to this year’s artwork selection process. As juror, Ms. Tomasek will help Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity. Tomasek is a documentary photographer. Her photographs address the social and cultural relationships between industry and regionalism along with more personal institutions such as faith, ethnic foundations, and a sense of community.
Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $4,000.
- Best of Show – $500
- Merit Awards – in various values from $20 – $300
- Purchase Awards – in amounts of $300, $400 or $500)
- Jan Sullivan Emerging Artist Award – $200 (artists between the ages of 18-25 are eligible)
All proceeds generated from this exhibition, aside from awards, support Art Barn School of Art educational programs and exhibitions.
About Art Barn School of Art
Art Barn School of Art is dedicated to fostering the love of art for artists of all ages and abilities. Art Barn has a 50-year history and offers a full range of art education classes for children and adults, art exhibitions, and cultural programs year-round. In the Spring, the Art Barn walls fill floor to ceiling for the annual juried art exhibition (with a 29-year history). In September, Art Barn hosts its annual outdoor Art Blitz which engages visitors in art-making, demonstrations, and fun for the whole family.
Art Barn is housed in a century-old renovated barn in a 69-acre environment in Porter County, with rolling woodlands, a pond, open spaces, gardens, farm animals, wildlife, and endless sources of inspiration. The retreat-like atmosphere provides a safe space for creation and expression away from the distractions of life.
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[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.
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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