Submit to Nickel Plate Arts

In our Judge Stone House Gallery, Nickel Plate Arts welcomes submissions from artists throughout Central Indiana. Preference is given to those in or connected to the five communities along the 30-mile historic Nickel Plate Railroad in eastern Hamilton County. If you have questions or encounter issues with our submission form, please contact Les Reinhardt at Lreinhardt@nickelplatearts.org.

Jan 6-28, 2023: Phocus on Photography - Deadline Dec 23

Photographers have an uncanny ability for capturing moments, angles, and beauty that many of us simply miss. The real, the imagined, the joys and the sorrows of life are shared through the gift of photographs.

Photographers, submit your favorite work to this exhibit devoted solely to the art of taking pictures.

Works should be framed with a wire or sawtooth hanger on the back. Unframed foam core prints or photographs will be limited due to the available hardware to clip/support these items. Be advised that print mediums may be compromised by the clip hanging system. Frames are strongly recommended for the protection of your art.

Feb 3-25, 2022: Temptation: In Words & Pictures - Seeking poets, painters, potters & more - Deadline Jan 20

Temptation is all around us, including in our gallery, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Artists are encouraged to submit their most tempting subject matter, from the delicious to the risqué. Writers, poets, painters, potters, and more are encouraged to submit to this tempting exhibit.

Mar 3-31, 2023: Literally Inspired - Deadline Feb 15

“Literally Inspired” is a new exhibit curated by the Gal’s Guide Library. To submit for this show, please click HERE.

“Literally Inspired” will showcase work that is inspired by literature, poetry, movies, TV shows, and books. We are currently seeking: paintings, photography, sculptures, mixed media, and wearable art.

April 7-29, 2023: Young Artists

Elementary students from Noblesville schools take over the Judge Stone House with their inspirational art and energy!

If you have questions about participation, please inquire directly with your student’s art teacher at their Noblesville elementary school.

Want to be Featured in Another Location?

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.

Four Day Ray Brewery offers artists the ability to hang artwork in select locations around the first and second floors of their restaurant in Fishers. The exhibiting artist will have an opening reception at Four Day Ray in the brewery area on a Monday or Tuesday with complimentary beers on tap, courtesy of Four Day Ray. Only 2-D artwork can be accommodated, and anywhere from 9 to 13 pieces can be on display, pending size.

To be considered for these opportunities, contact Les Reinhardt at lreinhardt@nickelplatearts.org for information on how to become a Showcase Level Member.

TO SUBMIT: Use the form on this page to submit up to 3 pieces for consideration by the date specified. If you have difficulty with the form, please submit your information to Les via email.