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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.

For more information, contact artbarnindiana@gmail.com.

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Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) seeks fine artists and fine crafters for the Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 (LAF) on August 17th and 18th in Michigan City, Indiana. This popular festival is currently in its 38th year. Exhibitor categories include 2-D art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects, and wearable art. LAF takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to dynamic programming and exhibitions.

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Deadline: 29 Mar 2019

LCA selects individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, LCA’s galleries will be available for use by regional galleries that represent the best in emerging contemporary art. LCA anticipates 75 to 100 exhibitors in total.

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2019 Artist Benefits

LAF is extensively marketed via social media, radio, TV, print, and promotional signage. This year’s festival will take place during LCA’s summer blockbuster exhibition, “The Chicago Imagists: Before and After.”

$3,000 in cash awards will be distributed between:

  • Best in Show
  • 1st Place Artist
  • 1st Place Artisan
  • Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
  • Juror’s Awards (2)

Amenities for exhibitors 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 – Off-duty police officers 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 Arts

Lubeznik Center for Arts (LCA) serves as a hub for arts and culture for the entire region. They strive to ensure that everyone in their community receives equal access to high quality cultural experiences. In order to accomplish this, they provide:

  • World class contemporary art exhibitions, open to the public at no charge
  • Educational tours and artmaking for approximately 1,800 students annually
  • After school art education programs at eight elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school
  • Free visual arts classes for adults with cognitive disabilities at no charge to participants
  • Scholarships to help ensure all children have the opportunity to attend our art classes and camps
  • Free First Friday cultural events
  • A gallery shop featuring one-of-a-kind artisan-made items

For more information, contact artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org.

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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.

For more information, contact itsgeneseleach@gmail.com.

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Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018 – Call For Artists

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.

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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.

For more information, contact artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org.

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Lubeznik Art And Artisan Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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.

Artist benefits

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.

Lubeznik Art And Artisan Festival 2017

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.

For more information, contact bhines@lubeznikcenter.org.

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7th Annual Juried Exhibition – Call For Artists

South Haven Center for the Arts announces a call for artists for their 7th Annual Juried Exhibition, Great Lake’s Best.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Sept 2016

South Haven Center for the Arts wants to feature new works and showcase the talent of Great Lakes artists. Open to artists in the following states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

There will be cash prizes for the 7th Annual Juried Exhibition based on the number of entries – the more people who enter, the more prize money. The juror will pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and there will be a People’s Choice award for a 4th prize.

South Haven Center for the Arts is located along the waterfront of Lake Michigan. We serve the surrounding community and a large visitor population who come from all over the country for our beautiful beaches and nature trails.

For more information, contact info.shca@gmail.com.

7th Annual Juried Exhibition

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5th Annual Hooked on Art Live Street Art Festival

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.

Call for artists application / registration

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@frontlinefoundations.com.

5th Annual Hooked on Art Live Street Art Festival

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Northern Appalachian Folk Festival – Call for Artists

Downtown Indiana, Pennsylvania announces a call for artists for the Northern Appalachian Folk Festival (NAFF).

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 10 Aug 2016

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music, art folkways, and other forms of cultural expression of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region. Through the involvement of artisans, volunteers, entertainers, and business partners, the festival presents an entertaining, educational and community driven event thereby contributing to the enrichment of the cultural environment of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region.

The festival features the work of artists, craftspeople, musical performers, and food vendors. NAFF also includes films, workshops, art exhibitions, excursions, and theater performances at numerous venues throughout the downtown area of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Artists and vendors who live in or have roots in the Northern Appalachia Region are welcome to apply! An $85 early bird booth fee is available to artists who apply before April 30, 2016.

Artists will have an opportunity to share and sell their art with a large, diverse group of people in the Downtown Indiana area. This regional festival will have headliners Southern Culture on the Skids and Dar Williams who are sure to draw a crowd.

Awards will also be given to qualifying booths and fees for next year’s festival will be waived for winners.

The Northern Appalachian Folk Festival has teamed up with Downtown Indiana Inc. to bring this regional festival to the picturesque streets of Indiana, PA.

The festival is also interesting because it is not merely a festival, but a movement that is dedicated to preserving the past, promoting the present, and securing the future of folk music, art folkways, and other forms of cultural expression of those living in the northern tier of the Appalachian region.

For more information, contact naff.artsteam@gmail.com.

Northern Appalachian Folk Festival

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OH+5 Exhibition – Call for Artists

The tenth in a series of competitions, OH+5 ’16 is a regional, all media, juried exhibition of contemporary artwork.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 16 Nov 2015

This exhibition serves to promote artists residing in Ohio and the five states that border Ohio: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. OH+5 ’16 will feature NEW work that provides the viewer with an appreciation of the variety of media, techniques and innovative trends in contemporary art.

Jurors:

  • Susan Crehan-Hostetler is the Gallery Director for Hostetler Gallery in Nantucket, Massachusetts and Athens, Ohio.
  • Bill Horrigan is the Curator-at-Large at the Wexner Center.
  • Bartholomew Ryan, an independent curator, was The Warhol’s new Milton Fine Curator of Art.

The Exhibitions will be at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. There will be cash awards for Best of Show; Innovative Use of Media, and 3 Jurors Awards. Artists will be able to sell their works as well as sell in our Gallery Shop and online.

The Dairy Barn Arts Center’s mission is to offer exhibitions, events, and educational programs that nurture and promote area artists and artisans; develop art appreciation among all ages; provide the community access to fine arts and crafts from outside the region; and draw attention and visitors to Southeast Ohio.

For more information, contact artsinfo@dairybarn.org.

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Sixty Square Inches – Call for Artists

Purdue Galleries presents the 18th North American Small Printmaking Exhibition from January 11 – February 20. Open to artists in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Call for artists application

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.

For more information, contact cdmartin@purdue.edu.

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