Submit to Nickel Plate Arts

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.

All Our Best: Deadline October 20, 2017

For the “All Our Best” 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.

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 a First Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 3rd 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.

Gifted: Deadline November 10, 2017

Our popular holiday exhibit is BACK for its fourth 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.

Coming Soon: Woven Together (a textiles exhibit)

Info coming soon!

Coming Soon: Painting the Town Red (a color-themed show)

Info coming soon!

Coming Soon: Our Hometown (a photography exhibit)

Info coming soon!

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"God's Creation" Exhibit at First Presbyterian Church

Artist Call Out for Christ in the Arts Exhibition October 22 – November 12, 2017

First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville (1207 Conner Street) in partnership with Nickel Plate Arts will host a “Celebrating Black American Gospel Music” Concert and Christ in the Arts art exhibition on Sunday, November 5th, 2017. National recording artist June Rochelle Cheatham will The Christ in the Arts committee is seeking artwork in a range of mediums that fit the exhibit theme of “God’s Creation”.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, October 13th.  Please complete the form to the right and include an image of the work that you want to submit along with the title, medium, size, and price. All artwork must be ready to hang, wired flat with no eye–screws or saw tooth hangers. Artists are limited to 3 submissions.

Upon acceptance, an exhibition fee of $20 per artist (regardless of number of works) will be charged and can be paid by cash or check (made payable to First Presbyterian Church). No commission will be charged for artwork sold. First Presbyterian Church is prepared to handle cash and checks on behalf of participating artists for artwork sold; credit card sales can be arranged directly with the artist. FPC will not be able to handle any credit card sales for this exhibit.

Accepted artwork should be dropped off on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20 between 9am – 12noon.

If you require additional accommodations, please let us know. Your contact person is Anne Kenley:  anne.kenley@fpc-noblesville, 317-600-9642.

“God’s Creation” will run from October 22 through November 12 and most works will be for sale to the public.

First Presbyterian Church will host a reception following the  concert and invite you to be there before and after the concert!  To read more details about the event go to http://www.fpc-noblesville.org/christ-in-the-arts/

Following the concert, remaining artwork should be picked up November 13 – 15.

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

Meyer Najem Gallery

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 for this opportunity, contact Rachael O’Dell at rodell@nickelplatearts.org.

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