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Herron & IUPUI Students - Call for Entries

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Herron & IUPUI Students - Call for Entries



The Common Grounds Project
Common Grounds, Eskenazi Hall at Herron School of Art and Design
October 12 through December 4, 2017


Common Grounds is a non-traditional exhibition space located in the common area inside the New York Street entrance of Eskenazi Hall.  Artwork will be displayed on the grey pedestal beside the Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries.  The Common Grounds Project seeks artwork that uses public space to engage audiences in an interdisciplinary, collaborative or conceptual way. While artworks do not have to be interdisciplinary, collaborative or conceptual, these approaches are highly encouraged.  One artwork will be selected for each exhibition period according to the quality of the work, concurrence with the Common Grounds vision and rationale for exhibiting within a public space.



Each student or group may submit one work for consideration.  Submissions should adhere to the following criteria:

  • Artwork was created by or in collaboration with a current Herron or IUPUI student
  • Artwork has not previously been exhibited by Herron Galleries
  • Artwork must be freestanding, installation ready, and must give thoughtful consideration to stability and safety of exhibiting in a public, non-monitored space
  • Artwork will be displayed on a pedestal measuring 97 inches by 75 inches and should fit appropriately within this space
  • Preference will be given to submissions that address how the artwork fits within a public, non-gallery space
  • Preference will be given to submissions that use an interdisciplinary, collaborative or conceptual approach
  • Artwork must be present throughout the entire duration of the exhibition


Artwork will be exhibited on a large concrete pedestal within a busy common area.  This space is not monitored.  All artwork in this space must be stable, properly weighted, freestanding, and cannot alter the concrete pedestal.  We cannot guarantee that artwork displayed in this space will be protected from human contact.  It is possible that artwork will be touched, altered, moved or damaged.  Herron Galleries will not be responsible for any such occurrences.


 Please email the submission requirements below to Herron Galleries at by September 22, 2017 with subject line “Common Grounds

  • Artists will be notified of all decisions no later than September 29, 2017 with drop-off dates occurring from October 2-6
  • Exhibition will run from October 12 through December 4, 2017


  • Artist statement – up to 300 words about submitted artwork
  • Rationale for exhibiting in a public, non-gallery space and concurrence with the Common Grounds vision – up to 300 words
  • Up to five 300 dpi images – can include but not be limited to photographs, exhibition layout, sketches and any additional preliminary materials


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