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Explore the new Art in the City 2022 virtual gallery

Art in the City isn’t a normal Arts Council exhibit.

Art in the City doesn’t have a central theme like other ARTSWIN exhibits sometimes do. The annual exhibit is showcase of entries from ARTSWIN members, all of which have diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and stories to tell through their art.

The results is more than 50 entries from regional artists, including paintings, photography, ceramics, stained glass, and more.

Check out the virtual for Art in the City 2022 gallery below to experience the full range of talent within the region.

The exhibit is available to view in-person until June 2. The Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. s

Upcoming Arts Council exhibits include Lift Every Voice, an exhibit inspired by Juneteenth (registration still open), an Indiana Arts Commission Region 10 On-Ramp group exhibit, and a Latino Heritage Month exhibit in September.

To learn more about becoming a member of the Arts Council, please click this link.

For more information, or to purchase a piece, contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams at [email protected].

Check out these other virtual exhibits while you’re here:

Textile Art Telephone Game
Art Noir (black and white exhibit) 2022
Spooky Show 2021

Art in the City 2022

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Check out this new exhibit that combines the telephone game with textile art

Dawn Murtaugh explains the new telephone textile art exhibit

A group of textile artist banded together during lockdown to create a new exhibit inspired by the children’s game of telephone.

You remember the game: One person says something to one person, and that person repeats the phrase to the next, repeated several times until the phrase morphed into something different by the end.

Fifteen members of Studio Art Quilt Associates Indiana chapter decided to play their own version. Over a period of five months, three groups of five artists worked together. One artist would submit a photo, which was interpreted into a quilt by another, that artist took a photo of their quilt and then sent that to another, ultimately resulting in four interpretations of the original photo. The end result is 60 quilts, inspired by 15 photographs. None of the artists were shown the original photos before, or during the process.

“The collaborative experience of a single photo evolving through four interpretations brought an awareness of how we see life from our own perspective, are inspired by others, and share our vision of the world through our own creativity. The results were surprising, sometimes quizzical, but always insightfully creative,” according to an exhibit statement provided by SAQA-IN. Each piece has includes an artists statement to explain their thought process. As part of a new initiative at ARTSWIN, artist statements and entry tags are available in both English and Spanish.

You can view the exhibit April 19-April 30. A closing reception for the show is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Studio Art Quilters Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the art quilt. https://www.saqa.com/

See something you would like to purchase? Email Andrea Adams at [email protected] for more information.

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High School students can now submit art for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition

High school students who live in the 8th Congressional District have the opportunity for their work to be featured at the U.S. Capitol and get a free trip to Washington D.C.

Rep. Larry Bucshon’s office will accept submissions from 8th District high school students for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition until April 27.

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 over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The winner of the People’s Choice Award (artwork with the most likes, comments, and shares on Rep. Bucshon’s Facebook page) will hang in the congressman’s Washington D.C. office for a year.

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 winner’s reception for the art competition in Washington, D.C. this June.
 
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, May 3. All artists, teachers, family and friends are welcomed to attend.

How to submit

All submissions are due by April 27.

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 of Congressman Bucshon’s pickup artwork at a local high school. Each entry must include a copy of the release form. Click Here to Fill out the release form and print/attach a copy to the back of the artwork.Please email Allie Johnston to coordinate details at [email protected] or call at 812-459-8093.

Along with your submission, please email the following to [email protected]

  • A clear, high-resolution picture of the student’s artwork uploaded in a PDF, JPEG, or PNG file.
  • A scanned, signed copy of the Student Information & Release Form, complete to the best of the student’s ability, and uploaded as a PDF. 

Details on rules, criteria and how to submit can be found here.

What are the rules?

Congressman Bucshon’s website has all the rules and guidelines you’ll need to make sure your entry is up for consideration in the competition.

Artwork must be two-dimensional. Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches in depth (including the frame). Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds. The art work may be:

  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Artwork must adhere to the policy of the House Office Building Commission. In accordance with this policy, exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed.

Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing). For more on copyright and plagiarism click here.

Here are all the forms you’ll need

Rules and Regs

Student release form

Guide to copyright and plagiarism

Art drop-off locations (be sure to schedule a time with Congressman Bucshon’s office)

Evansville
20 NW Third St.
Suite 1230
Evansville, IN 47708
Phone: 812-465-6484
Fax: 812-422-4761
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT

Terre Haute
901 Wabash Ave. Suite 140
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Phone: 812-232-0523
Fax: 812-232-0526
Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

Jasper
610 Main St.
First Floor Small Conference Room
Jasper, IN 47547
Hours: By Appointment Only

Vincennes
1500 N. Chestnut St.
Vincennes, IN 47591
Hours: By Appointment Only

Who needs color? Check out the Art Noir online exhibit now

Welcome to the Art Noir 2022 virtual exhibit.

The exhibit features all black, white, and grey art entries from 46 regional artists. The exhibit will be in the Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery from Jan. 18 through Feb. 18. There will be a public reception at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece, or have any questions about the exhibit, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams.

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is a nonprofit arts organization located at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville, Indiana. The Arts Council acts as the Regional Arts Partner for the Indiana Arts Commission.

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New ARTSWIN assignment exhibit inspired by famed conceptual artist

Join the Arts Council for an experimental exhibition inspired by the assignments of famed conceptual artist John Baldessari.

In 1970, when Baldessari was a studio art teach at CalArts in California, he developed assignments that were in themselves art. The assignments were anything but traditional, and would range from humorous, abstract, overly-specific, overly-ambiguous, and just plain odd.

With the help of artists, teachers and staff, the Arts Council developed a list of assignments to honor Baldessari, who died in 2020, and to inspire local artists — to quote Baldessari himself — to “not make anymore boring art.”

The list of 12 assignments is included in the form below.

Please read the form completely and provide all info requested. To open this form in a new webpage, please click here.

Calendar

-Registration deadline: April 30
-Artwork drop off: May 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and June 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
-Exhibit dates: June 8 – July 9
-Opening reception: June 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
-Artwork pick up: July 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Posted April 20, 2021

Check out ARTSWIN’s new immersive virtual gallery

Check out ARTSWIN’s new immersive virtual gallery

View the video above for instructions on how to navigate the new virtual gallery.

We’re proud to introduce our first immersive virtual gallery available to view on Artsteps — click here to view the virtual exhibit.

The first virtual exhibit we’re hosting on Artsteps is the Spooky Show. The exhibit 57 Halloween-inspired pieces from 57 regional artists.

If you’re using your phone, Artsteps has a free Android and iPhone app that makes the experience easier to use and navigate. Use your mouse to click and drag to look around. You can interact with all 57 pieces in this show by clicking on it. You can also point and click to where you want to “walk” to in the gallery. View the video above for instructions on how to navigate the new virtual gallery.

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Posted Oct. 21, 2020