June/July 2018 Artist Opportunities

June/July 2018 Artist Opportunities

We’ve decided to post all of our artist opportunities in one spot to make it easier for our network of creatives. Read on for call-outs and more, and be sure to read all the way through – we wouldn’t want you to miss an important deadline! Note: opportunities are listed chronologically according to deadline date, with deadline in bold (when applicable).

Two Artist Opportunities at Spark! Fishers

Spark! Pop-up Shop: Nickel Plate Arts is excited to announce a sales opportunity for local artists and makers. We’re partnering with the City of Fishers and a variety of local community organizations to help plan Spark!Fishers, a new annual event celebration Independence Day and Fishers Pride on Saturday, June 30th. To celebrate and promote our local creative community, Nickel Plate Arts will host a special one-day-only Spark! Pop-Up Shop from 11am – 7pm during the Spark!Fishers event. Local artists will have the opportunity to sell their wares during this high-traffic inaugural event in downtown Fishers without having to staff an event booth all day. We’ll be in a prime traffic spot for event attendees, setting up shop along the front steps of Fishers City Hall. This is a great opportunity to get Fishers residents and beyond acquainted with your work! For more information and artist guidelines for the event, see our full web posting.

Call for Plein Air Painters: The Spark! Fishers planning committee is especially interested in showcasing the creative talents of local artists and invite artists to participate in this day-long inaugural event. Plein air painters are invited to set up their easels during the event to engage arts patrons and promote their work. Then Spark!Fishers event runs from 11am – 7pm, and artists are welcome to paint on-site in that window of time, bringing their own materials to the event. For more information on this opportunity, see our full web posting.

Musicians Wanted: Hamilton County Community Band

Mark your calendars! The newly-formed Hamilton County Community Band (HCCB) has released their summer rehearsal schedule and invites local musicians to join. Rehearsals will take place at Noblesville High School with plans for a summer concert on Sunday, August 19th at 6pm at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville. The HCCB plans to perform year-round, with concerts at Christmas, winter, spring, and more – stay tuned for more details. To view rehearsal dates and stay in-the-loop, read our full web posting.

Two Artist Opportunities from the Arts Council of Indianapolis

High Art Outdoor Billboard Project Seeks Entries

For the past five years, High Art has been a public art partnership between the Arts Council of Indianapolis and Fairway Outdoor Advertising.  The goal of the High Art program is to bring visual art to all areas of the city while allowing artists to realize their work on a grand scale. The Arts Council of Indianapolis seeks visual artists to submit images for the sixth round of High Art. The project selects up to ten existing or new artworks, prints them on vinyl to fit a 14’ x 48’ billboard, and places them around the community on a rotating basis. For this sixth year, the program is expanding to include additional representation of the selected images on “poster” billboards, which measure 10’-5” x 22’-8”. In September 2018, up to twenty images will be installed and will remain on view for four weeks. Winners will receive cash prizes. Deadline to apply is Friday, June 22, 2018. Visit the Indy Arts Guide website for full details.

Funding Opportunity: Beckmann Emerging Artist Fellowship

The Arts Council of Indianapolis has a funding opportunity available for local artists. The Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship Program awards two $3,500 fellowships each year to qualified artists in a variety of backgrounds. Along with funding, the fellowship also provides for professional development and growth opportunities. Application deadline is June 22, 2018. For more information and to apply, visit the Indy Arts Guide.

Photo Contest in Hamilton County

The Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting its 5th Annual Photo Contest. To highlight their 50th anniversary, the contest will feature photography in a “Then and Now” category as well as a “Pollinators in Color” category. Photographers may submit up to 5 photos. Photos and entry forms are due on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018.

For contest guidelines, entry form, and other details, visit the Hamilton County SWCD website.

Vendor Callout: HCAA’s Art Fair on the Square

The Hamilton County Artists’ Association (HCAA) and its sponsors proudly present the HCAA Annual Art Fair On The Square, happening Saturday, August 4 from 9am – 5pm. The event is by invitation only, based on artist applications submitted for jurying. Enjoy charming historic downtown with HCAA Juried Artist members and a variety of other artisans, makers, and vendors specializing in 2D and 3D mediums, photography, pottery, jewelry, and more. Public admission to the event is always free. If you would like to be considered, please complete the application (linked below) and ensure that it is received by the HCAA no later than June 30, 2018. Invited artists will be notified no later than July 10, 2018. For more details and to apply, please see the full application and callout.

“Igniting Inspiration” Exhibit: Call for Entries

The Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers is excited to celebrate the Grand Opening of their new Ignite Studio Makerspace with an art exhibit featuring artwork from local artists. “Igniting Inspiration” seeks 2D artwork in a variety of sizes and mediums that fit the title theme. The exhibit will be on display in the new makerspace during its Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, July 21st, from 11am – 4pm and the public is invited to partake in the festivities and view the inspiring artwork. Deadline to submit is Monday, July 2nd.

If you would like to submit your artwork for consideration, please see our full web posting.

Callout: International Artists Wanted for World Arts Expo

The International Marketplace Coalition is seeking artwork from international artists (currently residing in the state of Indiana) for their upcoming World Arts Expo artwork exhibition in August. The exhibit will feature works that explore the cultures and countries of the world from international artists of all ages (minors will need to have parental consent to participate). All works must have been completed within the past 2 years; works-in-progress will be considered for entry with a guarantee of completion by delivery deadline. Entry deadline is July 13.

For more details and how to apply, see the full prospectus.

Painted rain barrel by Jeanne Shirley, Miranda Thomas & Taylor Flanagan

Contest: Rain on Main

Local artists (professionals and talented adult amateurs) are invited to participate in the fourth annual Rain on Main event, a painted rain barrel art contest that will include cash prizes in two categories as well as exposure for participating artists and their work. The event is sponsored by the Carmel Utilities, the Department of Storm Water Management and the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District. Thanks to Anthony’s Chophouse, cash prizes of $200, $100, and $50 will be awarded to the first, second, and third place artists in the Art Show and the People’s Choice contest winner and runner-up will receive $100 and $50. To be considered for this contest, the finished rain barrel must be returned to Carmel Utilities by July 27th. For more information and how to apply, see our full web posting.

Fishers Arts Council’s Art in City Hall Exhibit Season

The Fishers Arts Council is pleased to announce its 2018 Art in City Hall Exhibit Season. Each month, there will be a new exhibit of artwork reflecting a variety of topics relative to the City of Fishers and offered by the residents of Fishers and the surrounding metropolitan area. The exhibits are open to the general public during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to these hours, a reception is generally held for the participating artists at some point during the exhibit, usually from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. And, most artwork is available for purchase. See the available call-outs with further details in Fishers Arts Council’s recent press release.


Opportunities at Nickel Plate Arts:

Exhibits at Nickel Plate Arts 

Interested in participating in an exhibit here at Nickel Plate Arts? Head on over to our Submissions Page to apply for consideration in our upcoming exhibits: Fit to Print (a printmaking exhibit) and Unbridled Art (a horse-themed exhibit hosted by the Equine Art Guild). More exhibit opportunities coming – stay tuned!

Classes at Nickel Plate Arts

Want to teach a class at Nickel Plate Arts? Get in touch with your ideas! We are still finalizing our 2018 calendar of exhibits, classes, and events – email us today to start the conversation!

We are constantly getting information about new and exciting opportunities for our artists, so stay tuned for more info!

 

Rachael O'Dell
rodell@nickelplatearts.org