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

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

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Art Barn School of Art announces a call for artists for their 30th annual juried art exhibition, to be held April 13 – May 23, 2024.

The purpose of this long-standing exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art and ceramic arts. The exhibition attracts entries from established and aspiring artists from Northwest Indiana, Chicago suburbs, and Southwest Michigan.

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Enter by: 25 February 2024

Entry Fees: Up to 2 entries for $35, plus $5 for one additional entry.

​​The exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and up and living in the United States. All entries must be of original design and personal execution.

For this juried art exhibition, the Art Barn will accept 2-dimensional media including, but not limited to, drawing, fiber, mixed media, painting, pastels, photography and/or printmaking. Additionally, they accept ceramics works which may be 2 or 3-Dimensional and be functional or non-functional (only single pieces, no sets).

Bryan Byrn, Director and curator at the Midwest Museum of American Art will bring an expert curatorial eye to this year’s artwork selection process. As juror, Mr. Byrn will help Art Barn ensure the highest standards and integrity. He served as this exhibition’s first juror in 1994 and returns for our 30th anniversary.

Art Barn provides numerous purchase and merit awards totaling $6,000.

Awards include:

  • 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 the 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. The 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.

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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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