Upcoming Exhibits and Calls for Artists

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. If you’ve never entered an exhibit before, that’s OK! ARTSWIN staff are here to help you through the process to help you get your work featured. Contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams to help get started.

Upcoming ARTSWIN Exhibits and Calls

First Friday at Haynie’s Corner (2023)

Apply now to be a vendor for First Friday at Haynie’s Corner. There are six events this season. Click this link for more information.

Literally (2023)

Join us for our newest assignment-based exhibit, “Literally.” This literature-inspired exhibit is designed to pair artists with a famous literary work. Registered artists will choose from a list of works curated by the Arts Council and reinterpret it visually.

Registration is required for the exhibit. Once a work is selected by an artist, it will be removed from the list so there are no repeat entries. You checkout an advance look at the list here.

To view the prospectus, please click here. To register via the online form, please click here.

Important Dates

  • Feb. 21: Registration Deadline
  • Feb. 22: Literature selection form goes live
  • April 14 & April 15: Artwork dropoff
  • April 20-May 25: Exhibit dates
  • April 29: Artist reception
  • May 26: Artwork pickup

Young at Art (2023)

Young at Art, the Arts Council’s annual youth art exhibit, gives local young artists in grades K-8 the opportunity to display artwork in a professional gallery setting.

Each artist (grades K-8th) is allowed one 2D piece, or one 3D piece.

Work can be dropped off at 212 Main Street during the following times:

February 21 – 24 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Feb. 28 – March 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Teachers can submit up to ten 2D pieces and/or ten 3D pieces per school.

Because the Arts Council wants to make it easy for teachers to enter their students’ work, we are available to pick up artwork from any school in the area on March 6 or March 7 and return on April 6 or 7. Please email Andrea at [email protected] to make arrangements.

Click here to view the full submission guidelines.

Important dates:

  • Feb. 21 – 24: Drop off dates 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Feb: 28 – March 2: Drop off dates 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • March 14 – March 31: Exhibit dates. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • March 18: Artists Reception noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • April 4 – 6: Artwork pickup 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Opportunities from other organizations

Easterseals Rehabilitation Center: Inspiration Through Art
Enrich the lives of Easterseals clients with this wonderful opportunity. April 26 registration deadline. Next exhibit deadline is Aug. 16.
Click here for more information

Albion Evening of Hope fundraiser
Albion Fellows Bacon Center is looking for artists to donate works of art for a silent auction benefiting the nonprofit. The event is April 28.
Click here for more information.

Osnabrück International Textile Art Exhibition
Celebrate Evansville’s Sister City in this exciting collaborative art exhibition.
Click here for more information.

Ohio Valley Art League
“Color Pop 5.0”
Registration deadline March 24. More information here.

Evansville Eyecare Associates
Seeking artists for rotating waiting room gallery in Downtown Evansville. More information here.

If you want your organization’s arts opportunity listed here, please contact Andrea Adams or Zach Evans

Upcoming Arts Council gallery calendar

Exhibit dates: Jan. 24 – March 2 ◊  Reception: Feb. 11

Young at Art
Exhibit dates: March 14 – March 31 ◊  Reception: March 18

Caliber 7
Exhibit of Signature School students art
Exhibit dates: April 4-7

Assignment-based exhibit inspired by National Literature Month and National Library Week
Exhibit dates: April 18 – May 25 ◊  Reception: April 29

Art in the City 2023
ARTSWIN annual members-only exhibit
Exhibit dates: June 10 – July 20 ◊  Reception: June 17

Wall to Table
National call-for-artists ceramics and 2-D exhibit
Exhibit dates: Aug. 8 – Sept. 14 ◊  Reception: Aug. 19

Spooky Show 2023
Spooky exhibit that celebrates Halloween with an emphasis on 3D entries
Exhibit dates: Sept. 29 – Oct. 31 ◊  Reception: Oct. 28

Holiday Fine Arts Sale 2023
The gallery becomes a holiday gift shop for the winter holiday season
Exhibit dates: Nov. 11 – Dec. 22