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. If you have questions or encounter issues with our submission form, please contact Les Reinhardt at

Jul-Aug 2021: Fabric of Society - Wearable Art, Deadline to submit June 25

Art comes off the walls and onto our bodies this summer. Fashion designers, weavers, costumers, jewelers, body painters, tattoo artists and anyone else who creates art to wear are encouraged to submit to this exhibit.

We will coordinate a fashion show as part of this exhibit and celebrate the talents of artists who help us all express who we are!

Sep-Oct 2021: Dreamscape & Belief - Deadline to Submit Aug 27th

Art allows us to explore ideas that extend beyond our current reality. This exhibit is dedicated to artists who capture their dreams, their beliefs, and the utterly fantastic in their art.  Visual artists and writers are encouraged to submit!

Nov 5-13 2021: Gold Standard - Deadline Oct 29

“Gold Standard” is our annual juried exhibit, where where we ask a local arts leader to judge each piece and award cash prizes. Artists are encouraged to submit their ONE BEST piece of the last year.

The physical exhibit will last from Fri, Nov 5 through Sat, Nov 13th. We will also post images of all items in this exhibit on our website and Facebook page and those online exhibits will run through Nov 30.

A ‘People’s Choice Award” will be given to the person who receives the most in-person votes AND likes on Facebook. Details on how to vote will be provided to all artists accepted into the exhibit.

Nov 26-Dec 23, 2021: Gifted - Deadline Nov 10

Our annual celebration of artistic creativity returns for another holiday season! We are seeking items of all media and varieties that make great gifts, from holiday-themed fine art to giftable handmade crafts, to create our annual pop-up holiday shop.

This exhibit begins the day after Thanksgiving, to capitalize on holiday shopping, and runs through Christmas. We may choose to extend the end of the show, depending on various operational concerns and opportunities.

Artists may submit multiple types of items.

Please note: it is VERY important that ALL items be submitted for approval in advance in order to help us track and manage our inventory for this exhibit. If you have difficulty using our submission form or have questions, please contact Les.

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 Les Reinhardt at

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