Submit to Nickel Plate Arts

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In our monthly gallery shows, Nickel Plate Arts welcomes submissions from artists throughout Central Indiana. Preference is given to those in or connected to the six communities along the 30-mile historic Nickel Plate Railroad in eastern Hamilton County and southern Tipton County. If you have questions or encounter issues with our submission form, please contact Aili McGill at amcgill@nickelplatearts.org.

Horses Through the Artists' Eyes: Deadline April 15th, 2017

Are you an artist? Do you love horses? The Equine Art Guild will be displaying their horse-themed art in our Judge Stone Gallery space from May 5th – May 27th in their show, “Horses Through the Artists’ Eyes,” and they’re looking for new artists to join them – membership is FREE! Plus, join us for a Pre-Derby Party and fundraising event for Friends of Ferdinand, a local equine charity, on First Friday, May 5th from 6-9pm. Live music, food, crafts, a silent auction, miniature horses, and more will get partygoers in the racing spirit!

Deadline for submission to “Horses Through the Artists’ Eyes ” is April 15th. Artists interested in participating in this exhibit will need to join the Equine Art Guild (membership is free). Please review the PDF linked here for more information and entry forms: EAG_forms

Meet Your Makers: Deadline May 19, 2017

For our Meet Your Makers Exhibit, we are looking for artwork from makers, those creative types with a talent for fabricating high-quality items with their own two hands. We consider “makers” to:

  • Care as much about enjoying and celebrating the process and tradition of creating as they do about selling
  • Be craftspeople who create 3-D and/or highly practical items (but not exclusively!)
  • Be community members interested in collaborating and networking

The purpose of our first maker-driven exhibit is to acquaint our local patrons with the rich and varied maker/craftsman community found here in the Nickel Plate Region.

Deadline for submission to Meet Your Makers is Friday, May 19, 2017.  Please complete the form to the right and include an image of the work that you want to submit, the title, price, size, medium, and a short explanation of how your submission fits the theme.  All 2-D artwork must be ready to hang, wired flat with no i–screws or saw tooth hangers. Hanging space in our gallery is limited– we encourage you to submit items that are 20″x 30″ or smaller. Artists may submit up to three works. If you have any questions, please call 317-452-3690.

We will contact you if your piece(s) has/have been accepted into the show. Accepted artwork should be dropped off between 10am – 5pm on 5/27, 5/29, and 5/30.

The Meet Your Makers Exhibit will run June 2-30, and most works will be for sale to the public. Participating artists should be prepared to sign a release form and fill out a W-9 taxpayer identification form as needed. A 20% commission fee will be applied to all items sold through the exhibit.

Nickel Plate Arts will host an Opening Reception during First Friday on June 2nd from 6-9pm.

Following the Opening, the exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Unsold items should be picked up the week following the exhibit.

Members Only: In Living Color; Deadline June 23rd, 2017

We are delighted to feature the works of our wonderful paid artist members in our July 2017 show, “In Living Color.” Paid artist members are invited to submit artwork in all forms that explores the theme of color. 

Deadline for submissions is June 23rd, 2017.  Please complete the form to the right and include an image of the work that you want to submit, the title, price, size, medium, and a short explanation of how your submission fits the theme.  All 2-D artwork must be ready to hang, wired flat with no i–screws or saw tooth hangers. Hanging space in our gallery is limited– we encourage you to submit items that are 20″x 30″ or smaller. Artists may submit up to three works. If you have any questions, please call 317-452-3690.

We will contact you if your piece(s) has/have been accepted into the show. Accepted artwork should be dropped off between 10am – 5pm on Thursday, June 29th, Friday, June 30th and Saturday, July 1st. If you need additional accommodations, please let us know.

Members Only: In Living Color will run from July 7th – July 29th and most works will be for sale to the public. When you drop off your work, we will have you sign a release form and fill out a W-9 taxpayer identification form if needed.

Nickel Plate Arts will host an Opening Reception for this exhibit on Friday, July 7th from 6-9pm.

Following the Opening, the exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Unsold items should be picked up the week following the exhibit. If you are unable to pick up your artwork by Thursday, August 3rd, please discuss other options with us prior to dropping off your work.

All-Swim: Deadline July 21, 2017

Our August 2017 exhibit is appropriately named “All-Swim” and invites art enthusiasts from our area to submit artworks of all mediums that represent collaboration. This can be interpreted in two ways: artwork that involved more than one artist in its creation, or artwork that addresses the idea of collaboration in its concept. “Art enthusiasts” are those artists – both professional and non-professional – who are connected to  the six communities along the 30-mile historic Nickel Plate Railroad and:

  • Have created some form of art in the past year that can be exhibited in our gallery
  • Are able to meet the guidelines for the exhibit, as described on our website
  • Will help us promote the exhibit through your social networks
  • Enjoy being a part of an incredibly creative community!

Deadline for submissions is July 21, 2017.  Please complete the form to the right and include an image of the work that you want to submit, the title, price, size, medium, and a short explanation of how your submission fits the theme.  All 2-D artwork must be ready to hang, wired flat with no i–screws or saw tooth hangers. Hanging space in our gallery is limited– we encourage you to submit items that are 20″x 30″ or smaller. Artists may submit up to three works. If you have any questions, please call 317-452-3690.

We will contact you if your piece(s) has/have been accepted into the show. Accepted artwork should be dropped off between 10am – 5pm on Thursday, July 27th, Friday, July 28th, and Saturday, July 29th. If you need additional accommodations, please let us know.

The Artist Enthusiast Exhibit will run from Aug. 4-26, 2017, and most works will be for sale to the public. When you drop off your work, we will have you sign a release form and fill out a W-9 taxpayer identification form if needed.

Nickel Plate Arts will host an Opening Reception for the All-Swim exhibit on Friday, August 4th from 6-9pm.

Following the Opening, the exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Unsold items should be picked up the week following the exhibit. If you are unable to pick up your artwork by September, 6th, please discuss other options with us prior to dropping off your work.

Established Artist Exhibit: Deadline October 20, 2017

For our Established Artist Exhibit, we are looking for artwork from Established Artists in all forms. To be considered for this show, artists must:

  • Have more than 5 years of professional experience in their current medium and have been accepted to at least one formal art exhibit outside of Nickel Plate Arts
  • Be willing and able to promote the exhibit and related events to your own, existing network of patrons
  • Meet all requirements and deadlines for the exhibit

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 20, 2017.  Please complete the form to the right and include an image of the work that you want to submit, the title, price, size, medium, and a short explanation of how your submission fits the theme.  All 2-D artwork must be ready to hang, wired flat with no i–screws or saw tooth hangers. Hanging space in our gallery is limited– we encourage you to submit items that are 20″x 30″ or smaller. Artists may submit up to three works. If you have any questions, please call 317-452-3690.

We will contact you if your piece(s) has/have been accepted into the show. Accepted artwork should be dropped off by the scheduled deadline. If you need additional accommodations, please let us know. Deadlines will be updated as they are set.

This Established Artist Exhibit will run Nov. 3-18 and most works will be for sale to the public. When you drop off your work, we will have you sign a release form and fill out a W-9 taxpayer identification form (if we don’t have a current copy on , if you have not filled out one with us previously.

Nickel Plate Arts will host an Opening Reception. Please check back for specific date/time.

Following the Opening, the exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Unsold items should be picked up the week following the exhibit.

Black & White: Deadline September 22, 2017

We’re taking matters of light and dark into our own hands. Black & White, our October 2017 show, seeks artwork in all forms from Emerging Artists that explore the title theme.

To be considered for this show, Emerging Artists should:

  • Have less than 5 years’ worth of professional experience in their current medium
  • Want to build their artistic resumes and networks
  • Possess an art style that is a little bit non-traditional
  • Be interested in experimentation, collaboration, and testing new ideas.

Deadline for submissions is September 22, 2017.  Please complete the form to the right and include an image of the work that you want to submit, the title, price, size, medium, and a short explanation of how your submission fits the theme.  All 2-D artwork must be ready to hang, wired flat with no i–screws or saw tooth hangers. Hanging space in our gallery is limited– we encourage you to submit items that are 20″x 30″ or smaller. Artists may submit up to three works. If you have any questions, please call 317-452-3690.

We will contact you if your piece(s) has/have been accepted into the show. Accepted artwork should be dropped off between 10am – 5pm on Thursday, September 28th; Friday, September 29th; or Saturday, September 30th. If you need additional accommodations, please let us know.

Black & White will run from October 6th – October 28th and most works will be for sale to the public. When you drop off your work, we will have you sign a release form and fill out a W-9 taxpayer identification form if needed.

Nickel Plate Arts will host an Opening Reception on Friday, October 6th from 6-9pm.

Following the Opening, the exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Unsold items should be picked up the week following the exhibit, no later than Thursday, November 2nd.

Gifted V: Deadline November 10, 2017

Our popular holiday exhibit is BACK for its fifth year! Gifted (called “Handmade in Indiana” last year in celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial) is our annual holiday exhibit-turned-gift-market, and we’re excited to see what our local makers and artisans have available! As always, we are interested in truly one-of-a-kind art gifts in a range of price points — all created by local artists. All items should be original and handmade or hand-designed by the submitting artist.

3-D items will be reviewed for size and quantity to be sure that items can be merchandised well within the exhibit. 2-D items are welcome, but should depict holiday or seasonal concepts to fit the aesthetic of the show.

Deadline for submissions is Nov. 10, 2017.  Please complete the form to the right and include an image of the items that you want to submit (as well as title, medium, size, and price if applicable).  All 2-D artwork must be ready to hang, wired flat with no i–screws or saw tooth hangers. Hanging space in our gallery is limited– we encourage you to submit items that are 20″x 30″ or smaller. If you have any questions, please call 317-452-3690 or email Rachael O’Dell at rodell@nickelplatearts.org.

We will contact you if your piece(s) has/have been accepted. Because this show is so large and so involved, all accepted items must be detailed in an inventory list prior to drop-off. Failure to document each item with its quantity, title, and price in an inventory list may result in delayed entry to the show. For questions or assistance with building an inventory list, please contact Rachael O’Dell at rodell@nickelplatearts.org.

Accepted items should be dropped off by the scheduled deadline. If you need additional accommodations, please let us know. Deadlines will be updated as they are set. When you drop off your work, we will have you sign a release form and fill out a W-9 taxpayer identification form if needed.

Gifted V will run from Nov. 24-Dec. 23, 2017, and all works will be for sale to the public. A special retail event will take place on Saturday, November 25th for Small Business Saturday. An Opening Reception will also take place on Friday, December 1st from 6-9pm.

Nickel Plate Arts will host an Opening Reception. Please check back for specific date/time.

Following the Opening, the exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12-5 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Unsold items should be picked up the week following the exhibit, no later than Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018.

Submit to Another Organization

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Meyer Najem Gallery: Quarterly Submission Deadline

The Meyer Najem Corp. headquarters in Fishers’ Nickel Plate District hosts quarterly exhibits featuring contemporary art with a modern or abstract feel.

The gallery does well with large 2-D hanging works and a collection of small works, or about 40 smaller pieces. The space can be shared with another artist. Works will be available for purchase. Exhibiting artists enjoy an opening reception at Meyer Najem.

The spacious open-concept gallery space is open to the public. Its gray and white walls offer neutral backgrounds to contrast artwork. A hallway branches off the gallery with multiple spotlights to showcase more art. High ceilings and exposed ductwork round out the contemporary space.

To be considered, contact Rachael O’Dell at rodell@nickelplatearts.org.

First Presbyterian Church: Gospel

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First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville, in partnership with Nickel Plate Arts, is hosting a southern gospel concert in conjunction with an art exhibit in their beautiful downtown church on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. The art exhibit, “Gospel,” seeks to feature artwork in a range of mediums that explores the title theme.

To participate in this exhibit, fill out the submission form on the right and select “Gospel” in the exhibit dropdown box. Once your submission has been reviewed by Nickel Plate Arts, you will receive notification regarding your acceptance status. Please note: while there will be no commission fee charged for items sold within this exhibit, a $20 submission fee will be collected from all accepted artists.

Deadline for submissions to “Gospel” is Wednesday, April 26th. Once accepted, artists will be asked to drop off their artwork between 9am – 12 noon on Thursday, May 11th and Friday, May 12th. “Gospel” will be on display from May 12th through May 28th. All participating artists should plan to pick up their artwork on Monday, May 29th or Tuesday, May 30th between 9am – 12 noon.

Please email Rachael at rodell@nickelplatearts.org with any questions.

Please email large image files to rodell@nickelplatearts.org to submit your work to an upcoming NPArts gallery show.
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