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Indiana Now 2016
102 South 10th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Indiana
Entry Deadline: 4/13/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Indiana Now 2016): $35.00
Indiana Now 2016: The Bicentennial is a juried, fine art exhibit for Indiana professional artists presented by the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, sponsored by The Henriott Group and Edward Jones Associates of Lafayette.

Indiana Now 2016: The Bicentennial will be on display from May 13 through August 31, 2016.  Since its inception in 1979, this has become a prestigious show featuring the work of contemporary Indiana professional artists. 
Calendar of Events
April 13          Midnight Mountian Time-Entry deadline
April 22          Juror selections will be announced
May 5,6 & 7   Selected artwork delivered to the Art Museum (11 am - 4 pm)
                     Delivery during other hours may be arranged with the Museum Curator
May 12          Juror selects award winners from actual artwork
May 13          Reception & Award Announcements
August 31      Exhibition Closes
September 1,2 & 3    Artwork Pick-Up (11 am – 4 pm)
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Digital Images and On-line payment must be received by midnight April 13, 2016

Entry Fee
A non-refundable $35 entry fee for up to 3 entries
A maximum of 3 entries may be submitted by each artist
Judging & Awards
Juror Kenneth Probst has been a member of the Chicago art community for over 40 years.  He is also proud of his Hoosier heritage, having grown up in West Lafayette and graduating from Purdue University.
After 18 years in the advertising business, he opened Kenneth Probst Galleries downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue and began a second career as an art dealer. He estimates that he sold well over a million dollars’ worth of Indiana Impressionism during his 20 year tenure at the gallery.
While in Chicago, he attended Northwestern University and studied painting under Derek Guthrie, art critic for the Chicago Tribune. In retirement, Mr. Probst continues with his love of painting, having shown in the Indiana Now 2013 competition as well as at other museum shows and venues throughout the Midwest. Previously, he was juror for the Indiana Heritage Arts annual exhibition in Brown County.
Work selected to be included in the exhibition will be based on review of the digital entries. Selection of award winners will be done by viewing the actual work.
Total awards will value at $2100
  • $1000 Best of show         
  • $500   First Place
  • $300   Second Place
  • $100   (3) Honorable Mention
Additionally, the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette may choose to purchase entries for the Permanent Collection.  The Permanent Collections Committee will be invited to a preview of the exhibition purchase consideration.  The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette will also solicit Purchase Awards from the community.

Artist Eligibility
One year residency in Indiana anytime during the life of the artist is required, and the artist must be 18 years or older.
Eligible Works
Artwork must have been created since Jan. 1, 2014.  Both 2D and 3D will be accepted. Examples include photograpy, printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, fiber art, clay, jewelry, glass, and sculpture. No video, installation, or giclee’ works will be accepted.
All work must be the artist’s original design and creation; not copied from copyrighted materials.
For any artwork that requires non-standard set up or any artwork with more than one component piece, all hanging hardware must be included along with detailed hanging instructions.
Presentation and Dimensions
2 Dimensional Work 
  • 60” x 60” maximum size.
  • Works on paper must be framed.
  • Only Plexiglas framing accepted on shipped 2D.
  • Paintings must be framed or have finished edges.
  • All work must be ready to hang:
  • No sawtooth hangers.
  • Preferred 2D installation is hanging wire or cleat.
  • No wet paintings will be accepted.
3 Dimensional 
  • Weight must not exceed 50 lbs.
  • 40” x 40” x 40” maximum.
  • Must be gallery ready for installation.
* The Art Museum reserves the right to reject accepted work that differs significantly from the submitted images, or is inadequately prepared for installation.
Delivery of Work
Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks.  Artists will receive labels and detailed delivery directions upon selection.
All work must be delivered between May 5 and 7 during the hours of 11 am - 4 pm.  
Delivery during other hours may be arranged with the Museum Curator, if necessary.
The Art Museum will repackage in the same containers that were submitted.  Works packed with Packing Peanuts will not be accepted.  Air packs, rigid foam and bubble wrap are acceptable substitutes.
If the artist chooses to ship artwork:
All shipments MUST include a prepaid Return Shipping label and be shipped in a container appropriate for re-use in return shipping.  Place the Return Shipping postage within the artwork container inside an envelope labeled with the artist’s name and “Return Shipping Postage”.  Any works received without Return Shipping provided will be disqualified and immediately shipped back at the artist’s expense.
Shipped works must be received by 5 pm on May 6, and addressed to:
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
102 South 10th Street
Lafayette, IN 47905
c/o Michael Crowthers, Curator
Indiana Now 2016
Exhibition Sales & Insurance
All artwork must be for sale and reasonably priced.
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette will retain a 30% commission on all sales.
If there is loss or damage to the artwork while on display, the work will be covered by the Art Museum’s insurance as determined by the claims adjuster.  The Art Museum will not assume responsibility for any costs not covered by insurance.
Pick up /Return of Work
All entries must be picked up by the artist at the conclusion of the exhibition. 
If the artist chooses to ship entries, return-shipping postage must be included upon submission of artwork (see shipping instructions above). The Art Museum will repackage in the same containers that were submitted.
Any entry not picked up by 5 pm on Tuesday, September 6th will become the property of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette and may be disposed of at their discretion, unless previous arrangements have been made with the Museum Curator.
* Note the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is closed Labor Day, September 5, 2016.
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