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Artist Call Out: Localized-Garfield Park Artists Celebrate Indy’s Bicentennial

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Artist Call Out: Localized-Garfield Park Artists Celebrate Indy’s Bicentennial
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Calling all Garfield Park and Bean Creek Artists! Submit your artwork for Localized, an annual exhibition co-curated and hosted by the Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car. This year’s past and present theme feature’s Indy’s Bicentennial celebration and any work that reflects on 2020 (pandemic, protests, etc.). Read below for exhibit info and submission guidelines and requirements. All submissions are due by end-of-day on November 1st.

COVID-19: Please note that this exhibition is currently being planned for as an in-person show, but will move to a virtual platform if we deem it is too unsafe to host in-person. All artists will be notified of changes.

 Exhibit Description:

Curated by a committee of neighborhood artists in collaboration with the Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car, this exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of mediums by local artists that reside in Garfield Park. The pieces aim to celebrate Indianapolis’ Bicentennial through the lens of these artists by exploring history, culture, and the environment of Indianapolis and Garfield Park, Indianapolis’ oldest park. Furthermore, artists will reflect on 2020 current affairs including the pandemic and protests. Artwork will be displayed in two galleries across the neighborhood: Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car’s Tube Factory artspace.

Gallery Addresses:
Tube Factory artspace – 1125 Cruft Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203
Garfield Park Arts Center – 2432 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Requirements and Guidelines to Submit:

  • Unless otherwise specified, acceptable media include, but are not limited to: painting, drawing, fiber arts, digital art, video, performances, music, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed-media, collage, assemblage, mosaics, metalsmithing and woodworking.
  • All 2D artwork must have a wire for hanging. No attaching to the floor. Proposals for installations are welcome.
  • Artists can submit multiple pieces of artwork. All artwork must be original. There is no fee to submit.
  • GPAC/Big Car will promote works for sale, but any art sales will be coordinated and communicated directly through the artist and patron. GPAC/Big Car will not take a 10% commission on any works sold through this exhibit in order to support our artists.
  • Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing us at GPAC@Indy.Gov by or before the November 1st deadline and include the following:
    • Contact Info: artist name, address, phone number, email
    • Social media handles and website (if applicable). These will be published with each artist’s info to help promote the artists in this online exhibit.
    • High quality images of your work in jpg or png format. Include your last name and the artwork title for the image filename. No glares, shadows, blurred, or pixelated images, please. Please ensure that your images are at least 600-800 pixels on the short edge. GPAC/Big Car reserve the right to slightly crop and adjust images to fit our online platform, should this exhibit move to virtual. Need some quick and easy tips on photographing your artwork? Check out this article or YouTube video.
    • For each piece submitted, please also include the title, medium(s), dimensions, and price (or NFS, if not for sale)
    • A brief artist statement or bio (can also include a headshot).
  • By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to participate in either an in-person or online exhibition co-hosted by GPAC/Big Car. Images of artwork will be used for the exhibition and promotion only.

Questions? Email GPAC@Indy.Gov

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