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Call to Artists - Public Art for Historic Apartment Building

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Call to Artists - Public Art for Historic Apartment Building


Located in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District in downtown Evansville, the stately Donaldson Arms
Apartment is undergoing a radical renovation – including a renaming and rebranding.

The project’s new name is most likely going the have the word ‘ART ‘in it!!
This will better reflect this building’s prominence and location in the downtown Evansville Arts district.

By way of this Call for Artists, artists are being invited to but their signature piece(s) on this
historic building, applying your work of art directly onto these historic hallways!

What will you create to be a part of history?

An Invitation to Artists
 Are you passionate about bright, welcoming spaces and feel they should be filled with art?
 Are you interested in creating art in a unique venue of public spaces this summer?
 Do you enjoy creating a positive impact in an otherwise bland, underutilized space?
 Do you want to help build a community?

If so they want to hear from you!

Apply to create a work of art in a medium of your choosing, at the soon-to-be-renamed historic Donaldson Arms Apartments in the heart of the arts district in downtown Evansville and become a part of the history of this lovely building. Pender Property Management LLC – aka ‘Team Pender’ – is inviting all artists interested in creating unique hallway works of art in this historic building, to apply by March 1st, 2020 at

Artists will be given the opportunity to choose a “hallway theme” where they will create work that can be applied directly onto the newly finished surfaces throughout the space. Collaboration is encouraged. Pender loves both bold and classic work, with single and multiple pieces being accepted. In other words—we are very open! The theme of work should be connected to one of the following: a) the historic nature of the building and area (1920’s construction) b) creating and building community or c) the sheer love of beautiful art in public spaces – art that makes people smile and feel happy to be part of our community. They value the intersectionality of community issues with art, as humans are very much a part community, and invite you to explore what that means to your creation. There are art revolutions happening throughout the world, it being bold and bright in nature, and invite you to create with that in mind!

What will the selection process look like?

The Team Pender evaluation committee will pick up to 10 artists for individual exhibitions but reserve the right for one artist to complete art in multiple hallways at their sole discretion. All artists will be listed in all printed material.

Which mediums are acceptable?

They accept the following: visual artworks, including paintings, photography, mixed media, digital art, and glass/wood. They do not accept jewelry, tapestries, or any sort of arts and crafts. All mediums must be contained within the pre-identified spaces allowed (maximum 24in x36in), not to protrude more than 3 inches from the wall and must be mounted directly to the wall within that space by the artist. Be aware, the walls are lathe plaster and adhering things can be tricky!

What experience is necessary?

The evaluation committee will be looking for a portfolio (published or unpublished) that demonstrates ability and creativity, as well as your vision for the spaces. They welcome both upcoming talents, as well as established artists.

What are the parameters of display?

The artistic works will be contained within a predetermined boundary/boundaries- the artist will propose the size of work in their submission, subject to acceptance. If the medium is other than flat, the artist will be responsible for mounting the display in close coordination with Team Pender. The agreed upon area will be framed by Team Pender.

When will I find out if I was chosen and then what?

The evaluation committee will acknowledge winners by March 31st, 2020 and the artists will be expected to complete their art within three (3) months by June 30th, 2020.

I have a question, who can I contact?

Please email your questions to

Submissions must include:
1. Names and contact information for all artists (please identify a main contact)
2. 3-5 JPEG or PDF images of previous artworks by each artist
3. Portfolio of images and list of current artworks identifying artist names, work titles and dimensions
4. Participation statement – why you want to participate in this exciting opportunity and what your vision and theme
is for the hallway you would be assigned.
5. Current CV for each artist including up to date contact information

and join us at the Open House

DATE: January 30th, 2020
TIME: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
LOCATION: 1407 Howard St, Evansville IN

New Ownership New Brand New Look

Come and tour a newly renovated apartment home and see the exciting changes to this historical building and the new ownership group’s commitment to restoration of the community and neighborhood.

Please email to reserve your spot
Come check out the hallways where your future art work may reside!


2 comments Add yours

  1. This is very interesting and exciting. I would be perfect for this, however I did not see anywhere what the artist’s budget or compensation will be. Please let me know what is offered. Thanks!


    • Susanna, this was provided by an outside organization, so you would have to contact the individual given in the listing to obtain that information. Thanks!


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