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 Koda Witsken at kwitsken@nickelplatearts.org.

September 2020: Members Only, Deadline August 28

Nickel Plate Arts Members lift each other up, advance the communities they take part in, and are incredibly talented. They hold offices, raise families, sing, dance, paint, sculpt, weave, weld, carve, draw, cook, photograph, film, act, and so much more. September is all about celebrating them in their artistic glory! Please join us as we showcase all forms of artistic member talent at our opening reception on Friday, September 4th from 6:00–9:00 p.m. We will celebrate our artists with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “Members Only” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday–Friday from Noon–5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Submission deadline is Friday, August 28.

Submission deadline is Friday, August 28. Show runs September 4 – 30, 2020.

October 2020: Graphic & Novel, Deadline September 25

Our October exhibit, “Graphic & Novel: A celebration of the graphic arts,” holds up vital forms of artistry like illustration, graphic design, and printmaking, just in time for Nickel Plate Arts popular “Comic Book In A Day” program.

Please join us at our opening reception on Friday, Oct 2nd from 6:00–9:00 p.m. We will celebrate our artists with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “Graphic & Novel” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday–Friday from Noon–5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Submission deadline is Friday, September 25.

Submission deadline is Friday, September 25. Show runs October 2 – 31, 2020.

November 2020: Gold Standard, Deadline October 30

“Gold Standard” is Nickel Plate Arts’ annual juried exhibition set in our Judge Stone House Gallery in downtown Noblesville. Artists are invited to submit the best of their best, their “gold standard” from their portfolio for review. In this show, art enthusiasts will find a variety of work to please art patrons of all palates. Plus, participating artists will be up for prizes! Want to cast your vote for “crowd favorite”?

Please join us at our opening reception on Friday, November 6th from 6:00–9:00 p.m. We will celebrate our artists with live music, refreshments, and drinks. After the reception, “Gold Standard” will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday–Friday from Noon–5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Submission deadline is Friday, Oct 30.

Submission deadline is Friday, October 30. Show runs November 6 – 30, 2020.

December 2020: Gifted, Deadline November 13

Our popular holiday exhibit is BACK! “Gifted” is our annual holiday exhibit-turned-gift-market and your one-stop-shop for the arts enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list. Shop early for holiday cards, ornaments, gifts, and more in our Judge Stone House in downtown Noblesville. Join us for a special Small Business Saturday event on November 28th from 10am – 5pm and be one of the first to choose from the wide selection of pottery, woodenware, jewelry, hand-knit items, home decor, holiday art, and more! A special opening reception for “Gifted” will take place on Friday, December 4th from 6-9pm. All work will be for sale and admission is free. Put a dent in your holiday shopping list and enjoy live music, refreshments, drinks, and more! Following the opening, the exhibit will be open to the public during our normal gallery hours: Wednesday–Friday from Noon–5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Submission deadline is Friday, November 13.

Submission deadline is Friday, November 30. Show runs December 4 – 31, 2020.

Submit to Another Organization

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 Koda Witsken at kwitsken@nickelplatearts.org.

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