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 Jessica Lovell at jlovell@nickelplatearts.org.

February 2019: In the Name of Love, Deadline January 18

It’s no surprise that February is often considered the month of love, so we’re hosting an on-theme exhibit that will bring feelings of fondness to everyone who enters our Judge Stone House gallery. “In the Name of Love” will feature artwork from artists in the Nickel Plate Arts region that explores the sentiments of affection, devotion, and friendship, to name a few. Bring your special someone to our First Friday reception on Friday, February 1stfrom 6-9pm to view art in a variety of mediums and enjoy live music, refreshments, and a cash bar. After the reception, “In the Name of Love” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submission deadline for “In the Name of Love” is Friday, January 18th.

March 2019: Process: Exploring the Healing Power of Art, Deadline February 22

Our March exhibit will take a look at art as a way to tackle tough emotions, grief, and mental health. “Process: Exploring the Healing Power of Art” will provide a look into how art can do just that. Join us for our opening reception on Friday, March 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate outstanding artwork with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “Process: Exploring the Healing Power of Art” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submission deadline for “Process: Exploring the Healing Power of Art” is Friday, February 22nd.

April 2019: Protect Our Species, Deadline March 22

Since April includes Earth Day, this month’s exhibit, entitled “Protect Our Species,” will focus on art with animals (especially endangered animals), 3-D recycled art, and conservation. Join us for our opening reception on Friday, April 5 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate planet-friendly artwork with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “Protect Our Species” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submission deadline for “Protect Our Species” is Friday, March 22nd.

June 2019: Just Dance, Deadline May 17

Our June exhibit, “Just Dance,” will feature art inspired by the human figure in motion. Come see a gallery full of bodies in motion captured in an artistic moment! Join us for our opening reception on Friday, June 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate fabulous artwork with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “Just Dance” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submission deadline for “Just Dance” is Friday, May 17th.

July 2019: Weird & Wonderful, Deadline June 21

Some art defies definition: that is what this show is all about! Art in all media that defies tradition, breaks all the rules, and/or is just plain odd. July’s exhibit, “Weird & Wonderful,” will celebrate art with eccentricity! Join us for our opening reception on Friday, July 5 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate fabulous, strange artwork with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “Weird & Wonderful” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submission deadline for “Weird & Wonderful” is Friday, June 21st.

August 2019: My Indiana Home, Deadline July 19

During the month of August, we’ll be featuring art that depicts landscapes, architecture and anything that explores life in Indiana. “My Indiana Home” will show off art that will honor the Hoosier State all month long. Join us for our opening reception on Friday, August 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate Indiana artwork with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “My Indiana Home” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submission deadline for “My Indiana Home” is Friday, July 19th.

September 2019: A Time to Re-Member, Deadline August 23

September marks the seventh anniversary of Nickel Plate Arts! This year, we’ll celebrate by paying tribute to our artist members. “A Time to Re-Member” will feature favorite works from our vibrant community of artists. “A Time to Re-Member” honors artists of all styles and medium, with an exhibit themed ‘Luck’. Join us for our opening reception on Friday, September 6th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate our members with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “A Time to Re-Member” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submission deadline for “A Time to Re-Member” is Friday, August 23rd.

October 2019: Graphic & Novel: A celebration of the graphic arts, Deadline September 20

Calling all illustrators, graphic designers, print makers, and more – October is your time to shine! This month’s exhibit, “Graphic & Novel: A Celebration of the Graphic Arts” is all about you! Join us for our opening reception on Friday, October 4th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. as we celebrate graphic artists with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “Graphic & Novel: A Celebration of the Graphic Arts” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday – Friday from noon – 5pm and Saturday from 10am – 5pm.

Submission deadline for “Graphic & Novel: A Celebration of the Graphic Arts” is Friday, September 20.

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 Aili McGill at amcgill@nickelplatearts.org.

Please email large image files to jlovell@nickelplatearts.org to submit your work to an upcoming Nickel Plate Arts gallery show.
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