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"Upbringing" Exhibition Seeks Artworks

Posted by The Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery ; Posted on 
Visual - DEADLINE :  




102 N Main St Kokomo, Indiana 46901

Entry Deadline: 2/25/19


Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Audio – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video – Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6


Upbringing theme pertains to the journey people endure while raising a child. Artists are invited to submit works inspired by their experiences of nurturing a child from conception to birth and beyond. Parenthood can be the most rewarding experience that can happen to us as human beings, but with that, comes natural troubles and tribulations. Interpretations of this theme can include many varying definitions such as foster care, adoption, losing a child, surrogacy, motherhood, fatherhood, and many more. Being a parent comes with moments of frustration, worry, confusion, and love. The truths of parenthood are not always spoken about or expressed. Raising a child can affect the individual both physically and mentally. This exhibition embodies the social stigmas, experiences, and realities of being a mother or raising a child. Alternative interpretations of this subject are welcome.

GALLERY:  The Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery is located in downtown Kokomo.  The gallery displays artwork by students, faculty, alumni and local, regional and national artists throughout the year.

ELIGIBILITY:  The juried exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 16, who reside in the United States. All fine art media are accepted including: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, collage, digital, and mixed media.  All work must be original, completed in the last two years.  Sculptures should not exceed 9ft in height due to gallery space.  All work must be accurately represented in jpeg images.  Work not meeting these criteria will not be exhibited.

PRESENTATION:  Professional presentation of each piece is required.  2D artwork must be framed and have a secure way to hang the piece if it requires hanging.  For canvases, the sides and all staples must be covered.  Sculptures should be fully assembled and structurally sound and include detailed installation instructions, if necessary.

ENTRY:  All entries must be made through the CaFE website.  All entries will be chosen from high-resolution (300dpi) jpeg images.  Files not to exceed 5MB. For 3D works only, a second detail photo may be uploaded.  Video and sound work is accepted. Please put instillation and presentation details in the comment section of your application. The gallery reserves the right to reproduce images accepted into the show for promoting and archiving the exhibition. Due to a generous donor, there will not be a fee required for entry. Questions should be directed to subject line “The Upbringing”.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP:  Delivery and pick-up of artwork will be the responsibility of the artist.  The artist may choose to either personally drop-off and pick-up the work during gallery hours or ship their work to the gallery.  It is the artist’s responsibility to send any shipped artwork in a sturdy, reusable box with a PREPAID return shipping label inside.  Any work not picked up 30 days after the end of the show will become the property of the Indiana University Kokomo Downtown Gallery.


·         Entries due: 2/25/2019

·         Notifications to artist on or before: 3/8/2019

·         Delivery of Artwork: 3/20/2019-3/23/2019 (during gallery hours)

·         Exhibition Dates: 4/5/2019-4/25/2019

·         Opening Reception: 4/5/2019 5:30pm-9:00pm

·         Pick-up Artwork: 4/26/2019 and 4/27/2019 or 5/1/2019 and 5/2/2019 (during gallery hours)


HOURS: Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Friday:  11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Email Address:
Subject line: Upbringing

 Address for drop off:
102 N. Main Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
Address for mail delivery:
Indiana University Kokomo
ATTN: IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery
2300 S. Washington St.
Kokomo, IN 46902


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