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High School students can submit their art for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition

High School students can submit their art for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Southwestern Indiana high school students who live in the 8th Congressional District have the opportunity for their work to be featured at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Rep. Larry Bucshon’s office will accept submissions from 8th District high school students for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition until April 16.

The event takes place across the nation, providing an opportunity for members of Congress “to understand, acknowledge and honor the artistic talent of their high school constituents,” according to a news release from Bucshon’s office.  The event is open to all high school students who live in or attend a school in the district, including those in home school.

The winner from the district will have their work displayed for a year in the United States Capitol Complex in Washington D.C.  The artist will also receive an invitation to attend the winners’ reception for the art competition in Washington, D.C. this summer.
There are several rules and criteria to enter the show. For more information, please visit this link.

The winner, which is chosen by a panel of local judges, will be notified during a reception at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana in Evansville at 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 27. All artists, teachers, family and friends are welcomed to attend. This reception is subject to change based on the state of the COVID-19 virus. We will host this reception in a socially distanced manner and follow all guidelines from the CDC and directives from Governor Holcomb.

All submissions are due by Friday, April 16.

Due to concerns of COVID-19, art intake will be done by scheduling a time to drop off the artwork at a district office (Terre Haute, Evansville, Jasper, or Vincennes) or by having a staff member pickup artwork at a local high school. Please email Erin Lucas ([email protected]) to coordinate details.

Details on rules, criteria and how to submit available at this link.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2021


Old National Bank wants proposals for two exciting murals in Downtown Evansville

Old National Bank wants proposals for two exciting murals in Downtown Evansville

Old National Bank is looking for artists to add two new murals to their buildings Downtown Evansville.

The deadline to submit ideas is a month away. ONB is open to all ideas but there are a few restrictions.

• Be 18 years of age or older
• Work as a professional artist or part of an art/design team
• Have previously created public art, large-scale works, or outdoor projects
• Carry personal liability insurance for the on-site duration of the project
• Be willing to meet all contractual obligations and adhere to a strict deadline
• Live or work within 400 miles of Evansville, Indiana.

The mission is to “create a sense of excitement and civic pride in downtown Evansville by introducing new art projects on the exterior of Old National Bank buildings.”

Check out the two proposed spots and find out more below on how to submit your ideas.

ONSD building at 101 NW Fourth St. in Downtown Evansville
(the northeast wall facing Fifth Street)

Four-story red brick wall in Downtown Evansville, Indiana.

The mural will cover a large percentage of the painted brick wall facing the Fifth Street City Parking Garage. ONB will consider options that include painting the entire wall a new base color, and will consider artwork that encompasses some or all of the windows on that side.

ONB Hub at 123 Main St. in Downtown Evansville
(the southwest corner of the building)

Corner of three story building in Downtown Evansville.

The mural will wrap around the corner of the building, and could be as tall as all 3 floors, no wider than 15 feet in either direction.

The deadline submission is 4 p.m. (CST) Jan. 12, 2021.

Click here to view the entire RFP and details for how to submit proposals.

Posted Dec. 4, 2020


Haynie’s Corner apartment complex wants art in its renovated building

The former Donaldson Arms apartments, 1407 Howard St. in Haynie’s Corner

Jan. 22, 2020

The former Donaldson Arms apartments in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District is looking for art to fill its hallways as part of its new renovation.

The soon-to-be renamed apartment complex located at 1407 Howard St. wants to focus on the “arts” in the arts district. The new name will have “arts” it, according to the new property managers.

A committee will commission art from one to ten artists. The committee wants visual artworks, including paintings, photography, mixed media, digital art, and glass/wood.

The entry deadline is March 1. For guidelines, information and submission details, please see the attached PDF.

The new owners will host an open house from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30.


Hoosier women wanted for 2020 state art contest

State officials want to showcase the art of Hoosier women.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission announced the details for the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists contest earlier this week.

The theme of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists competition is “a celebration of women and commemoration of the women’s suffrage centennial anniversary,” according to news release from the Indiana Arts Commission. Officials encourage artists to submit pieces related to the theme in the artists’ own interpretation.

The Hoosier Women Artists program has celebrated and further expanded the important role art plays in our communities by showcasing the work of talented women artists throughout the state since 2008.

The state will only accept framed wall art submissions. A panel including Crouch, Mitchell and peer artists coordinated by the Indiana Art Commission will judge the competition.

Winners of the Hoosier Women Artists contest will have their artwork displayed in the state Treasurer’s office and the Lt. Governor’s office at the Statehouse for one year to be enjoyed by the thousands of school groups, visitors and staff who explore the building annually.

Additionally, pieces of art will also be selected by First Lady Janet Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor Tera Klutz, Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick to display in their respective offices and the Governor’s residence.

Submissions may be made on the Indiana Art Commission’s Online Application System from now through January 31, 2020. Applicants will need to create a username and password and select Hoosier Women Artists as the program name.

Requirements include:

• Framed wall art only
• Maximum dimensions (including frame): 42” x 60”
• Maximum weight: 60 lbs
• Must be installation ready, including frame and hanging wires
• Submit one entry per artist to be considered

A reception will be held on March 4, 2020, at the Indiana Statehouse to honor the selected artists.

For more information, contact Bridget Eckert, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Indiana Arts Commission, at [email protected].

Posted: Jan. 8, 2020

Zach Evans is the Community Director for the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. If you have news and information about arts and culture in the region, contact Zach.