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.

January 2018: Woven Together, Deadline December 22

What better time than winter to explore the talents of our local textile artisans? Keep cozy in our first exhibit of 2018, “Woven Together,” which will showcase fabric and textile arts from a variety of established artists in our network. “Woven Together” seeks textile work from artists of all backgrounds and in all forms to be displayed in our Judge Stone House gallery space from January 5-27. 

Want to include your work? Please complete the form to the right and include an image of the work that you want to submit along with the title, price, size, medium, and a short explanation of how your submission fits the piece. Items should be able to hang on a Walker hanging system or include a reasonable display option (bust, mannequin, hanger, etc). Please email Rachael at rodell@nickelplatearts.org with any questions about display. All artist submissions will receive notification as to whether or not the submission was accepted into the exhibit by Friday, December 29th. Accepted artwork should be dropped off on the appropriate dates as specified by the Exhibit Coordinator (Rachael O’Dell). If additional accommodations are needed, please let us know.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, December 22ndNickel Plate Arts will host a special opening reception on Friday, January 5th from 6-9pm with live music, refreshments, drinks, and more and the public is invited to attend. After the reception, the exhibit will be viewable during gallery hours, Wed-Fri from noon – 5pm and Sat from 10am – 5pm.

February 2018: Paint the Town Red, Deadline January 19

When we think of February, we think of Valentine’s Day; and when we think of Valentine’s Day, we think of the color red. Why? Red hearts, red roses, red wrappers on fancy chocolates… the list goes on and on. Red is the color of passionate love and the color of fire among many things, so we thought it only appropriate to devote our February exhibit to exploring this provocative color. For our “Paint the Town Red” exhibit, we are seeking works of art from Community Artists in a range of mediums that showcase different shades of red. Artists from all backgrounds, skills levels, and styles are welcome to submit their work using the form to the right. Please include the title, price, medium, and size of your submission along with a photo and a short explanation as to why your piece fits the exhibit theme. Deadline for submissions is Friday, January 19th, 2018. 

Hanging space in our gallery is limited – we encourage artists submitting 2D artwork to submit pieces no larger than 24″ x 24″. All 2D pieces should be wired for hanging. All artist submissions will receive notification as to whether or not the submission was accepted into the exhibit by Friday, January 26th. Accepted artwork should be dropped off on the appropriate dates as specified by the Exhibit Coordinator, Rachael O’Dell. If additional accommodations are necessary, please let us know.

“Paint the Town Red” will be on display from February 2 – 24 with  most works for sale. Nickel Plate Arts will host a special opening reception on Friday, February 2 from 6-9pm with live music, refreshments, drinks, and more. After the reception, the exhibit will be viewable during normal gallery hours, Wed – Fri from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

March 2018: Our Hometown, Deadline February 16

White River. Forest Park. The farmers’ market. Courthouse Square. Noblesville and its surrounding areas are full of picturesque scenes and happenings. What about your hometown? Are you from Noblesville, or somewhere else? Have you used art to explore all that your hometown has to offer? Our March exhibit, “Our Hometown”, seeks photographs that explore the exhibit’s title theme. Photographers from all backgrounds and styles are welcome to submit their works for consideration using the form on the right. Please include your title, size, medium, and price along with the image that you would like to submit. Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 16.

Hanging space in our gallery is limited – we encourage artists submitting 2D artwork to submit pieces no larger than 24″ x 24″. All 2D pieces should be wired for hanging. All artist submissions will receive notification as to whether or not the submission was accepted into the exhibit by Friday, January 26th. Accepted artwork should be dropped off on the appropriate dates as specified by the Exhibit Coordinator, Rachael O’Dell. If additional accommodations are necessary, please let us know.

“Our Hometown” will be on display in the Judge Stone House gallery space from March 2-31 with most works for sale. Nickel Plate Arts will host a special opening reception on Friday, March 2 from 6-9pm with live music, refreshments, drinks, and more. After the reception, the exhibit will be viewable during normal gallery hours, Wed – Fri from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submit to Another Organization

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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