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Gallery 924 Seeks Work for Art & Activism Exhibition
This exhibition, tentatively titled Art & Activism: One Year Later, will be comprised of artwork by artists who use their creativity to add to the collective visual conversation around challenging, important subjects such as racial justice, poverty, healthcare, police reform, climate change, the intersection of any or all of these, or any cause that drives your work.
Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a committee consisting of Gallery 924 staff and representatives from the Murals for Racial Justice (MFRJ) artists, Matthew Cooper and Israel Solomon.
The exhibition will be part of a larger partnership between Gallery 924 at the Arts Council, the Indiana State Museum and the Indianapolis Public Library that honors the one year anniversary of the Murals for Racial Justice (MFRJ) project this June. These organizations will host exhibitions as well as two panel discussions moderated by Creative Director and Urban Planner Danicia Monet, who managed the MFRJ program in 2020. The panel discussions are being funded by a gift from Glick Philanthropies to support the Murals for Racial Justice program.
June 4 – July 23: Gallery 924 at the Arts Council opens Art & Activism: One Year Later (working title)
June 5 – September 6: Indiana State Museum opens Response: Images and Sounds of a Movement.
June 12 – Indianapolis Public Library hosts panel discussion led by Danicia Monet, featuring 5 MFRJ artists
June 26 – Indiana State Museum hosts a panel discussion led by Danicia Monet featuring Gary Gee, Elija Norwood, Gentry Parker, and Mechi Shakur.
Artwork must represent the overall theme of the show: Art & Activism. Themes within the art may be racial justice, poverty, healthcare, police reform, climate change, the intersection of any or all of these, or any cause that drives your work. Artwork must have been created within the last 3-5 years. Artwork may be visual art or poetry.
Submissions will be reviewed and selected by a committee consisting of Gallery 924 staff and representatives from the MFRJ artists, Matthew Cooper and Israel Solomon. The exhibition opening will be Friday, June 4th from 6 – 9 p.m.
2D work must be framed (if appropriate), wired, and ready to hang. There are no size restrictions on artwork. If your large-scale work is accepted into the show, the gallery staff will work with you to find a display solution.
All central Indiana artists over the age of 18 are welcome to submit. For these purposes, central Indiana is considered Marion and the seven surrounding counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, and Hendricks.
Work must be delivered to Gallery 924 by May 21st and if not sold must be picked up within a week of the close of the exhibition. Artists are encouraged to attend the opening, but not required. Artwork will be insured by the gallery for the entirety of the time it is in the gallery. Artists will be given a digital marketing tool kit and asked to help promote the show to their patrons.
**Please note that Gallery 924 takes a 25% commission on all artwork sold in the gallery; however, artists should keep their prices at a consistent level based upon previous sales, not commission rates.
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 by 5 p.m.
Artists notified: May 14, 2021
Artwork dropped off at Gallery 924: Week of May 17th (M – F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Exhibition Opening: Friday, June 4, 6 – 9 p.m.
Exhibition dates: June 4 through July 23, 2021
Exhibition Closed: Monday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day
Unsold Artwork Picked Up: Week of July 26, 2021
For more information about Gallery 924 or the Arts Council of Indianapolis, please visit www.indyarts.org/gallery924. For specific questions, please contact Lindsey Lord, Gallery 924 Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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