Second Presbyterian Church Seeks Artist for Centerpiece Painting

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Second Presbyterian Church Seeks Artist for Centerpiece Painting



Request for Proposals (RFP) for Second Presbyterian Church Centerpiece Painting in Church Gathering Space

Proposal Submission Deadline: Wednesday, February 22, 2023, 5 p.m.

The Project
Second Presbyterian Church Fine Arts Advisory Team seeks proposals from artists to create a site-specific original artwork/painting as a centerpiece of a newly redecorated gathering space within the church.

Information about Second Presbyterian and the Space
A congregation of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Second Presbyterian Church has a long- standing tradition of helping others. This emphasis was fostered by the church’s founding minister, Henry Ward Beecher, a leading thinker and activist in the 1800s. Today the church supports missions at home and abroad with their time, talents, and treasures. They welcome each person’s individual gifts and talents as an opportunity to share God’s love and grace with others in need. The space, formerly called Church Parlor, will continue to serve as an intimate, yet welcoming place for families and friends to gather with pastoral staff before and after baptisms, weddings, funerals, and other services.

To give artists sufficient information about the project, and therefore be in a positive position to submit a proposal, the church will offer opportunities by appointment to meet with the decorator and see the space. Appointment times are available between Monday, Feb. 6th and Wednesday, Feb. 15th. To make an appointment, contact Carolyn Dederer at or text 317-372-5122.

How to Submit a Proposal
Proposals must be received by Dr. Michelle Louer, Director of Music and Fine Arts, Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis 46260 by Feb. 22nd, 5 pm. Proposals may be mailed, hand delivered or emailed ( and must be received by the deadline.
Proposals must include:
1. Medium to be used
2. Planned subject matter, theme, color palette
3. Approximate size of planned work
4. Link to a portfolio representing artist’s body of work
5. Fee
6. Deadline for completion of work
7. Proposals must be submitted by Feb. 22nd, 5 pm.

Artist Selection
The Fine Arts Advisory Team will review all proposals and make recommendations to church session for final selection. Artist will be notified by mid-March. If you have any questions or need any additional information, contact Carolyn Dederer at or text 317-372-5122.