Calls for Art

The Arts Council has several opportunities throughout the year for artists to display their work in the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery. This page is for all the open and upcoming call for artists. Artists can also find links to opportunities on this page. Arts Council team members are here to help you through the process to help you get your work featured.

SHADOW AND LIGHT: an exhibit celebrating the 2024 Solar Eclipse

Concept:

The Arts Council is hosting a shadow and light themed art exhibit to commemorate the Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. With so many visitors in the area the weekend before the eclipse, it is a great time to show off our local and regional artists!
This exhibit aims to celebrate this celestial event with the use of shadow and light in either the artistic representation with 2D media, the use of light through the media, or multimedia pieces that use light as a component in the artwork. The juror will be looking for the following examples:

  • artwork in any media with high contrast of shadow and light
  • artwork depicting the theme of shadow and/or light
  • artwork done in media that plays on shadow and light (i.e. glass, transparent paper, multimedia pieces that use light in the installation)
  • Here are examples of shadow and light historically used in art:
    https://aelaschool.com/en/art/light-shadow-chiaroscuro-art/

Calendar:

  • Registration deadline: March 6, by 11:59 p.m.
  • Artwork drop off: March 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Acceptance notifications via email: March 12, by 4 p.m.
  • Non-accepted artwork pick-up: March 13 & 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Exhibit dates: March 20 – April 12, during regular gallery hours
  • Reception: April 6, 5:30-7 (the weekend of the Solar Eclipse)
  • Artwork pick up: April 18 & 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Please click the link below for the hard copy prospectus.
Check back soon for a link to an online registration form. 


Haynie’s Corner Arts District
2024 First Friday Season

The fountain at Haynie’s Corner during a 2021 First Friday event. Photo by Zach Evans

Click the link below for more information and the online registration form.

Please note that this application is NOT for music or food vendors. There is a separate application for food vendors. Completing this application as a food vendor will delay your participation in food vending.


Haynie’s Corner Arts District Mural
Haynie’s Corner Arts District Association
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

Call for Artists: Request for Proposal

Program Specifics
Haynie’s Corner Arts District Association is seeking an artist or team of artists to install a mural on the 2nd and/or 3rd stories of the southeastern façade of the Maybelle and Montrose apartment buildings. The mural may be of any subject matter, but should be appropriate for all audiences and should acknowledge the character of the neighborhood. The mural should not be a “branding” image (i.e. should not simply label the neighborhood as “Haynie’s Corner”).

The mural location is highly visible to vehicular and pedestrian traffic entering the neighborhood from the south and east, and will be the backdrop for a robust calendar of community events that occur on the grassy lawn adjacent to the Maybelle and Montrose buildings, including weekly wiffleball league (April through October), First Friday artist vendors (May through October), concerts (May through October), and community meals (Chili Cookoff, Shrimp Boil, etc.).

Interested artists or artist teams should click the link below for more information.


Solar Eclipse themed mural opportunity – Vincennes, Indiana

Mural commission opportunity

Indiana’s First City, Vincennes, is hosting a national call for eclipse themed artwork for a mural commemorating the longest darkness in the State of Indiana. The selected artist will be awarded $2,500 for their design, which will be printed and displayed for the anticipated 50,000 – 100,000 visitors to see while traveling to the area for the celestial event in April.

Follow the link for more information!