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Visual Thinking - Drawing Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 6/10/19
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Indiana

Visual Thinking

The Fine Arts program at IU Southeast requests submissions for the Visual Thinking exhibition. This juried exhibition will feature works that explore the many ways that drawing can be used as a tool for thought.  Drawing provides an efficient strategy for conceiving ideas and conveying them. This exhibition will highlight drawing’s versatility and usefulness in both cognitive and creative process. Preparatory drawings, process drawings and finished works will all be considered for inclusion in this exhibition. Each submitted work must be accompanied by an artist statement describing that work’s drawing process and purpose.

Accepted work will be exhibited in the Ronald Barr Gallery at Indiana University Southeast, August 28, 2019 through-September 26, 2019. All accepted artists will be featured in an exhibition catalogue, to be available online.

This exhibition will be juried by the board of the Thinking Through Drawing Research Network, Dr. Angela Brew, Dr. Michelle Fava, Dr. Andrea Kantrowitz, Emily Sheehan MFA, and Emma Vilina Falt MFA. To learn more about Thinking Through Drawing, and to view board member bios please visit:

This call is open to artists residing in the U.S. and internationally, but please note that to avoid significant shipping costs and logistical challenges, accepted international work will be presented digitally on monitors for the duration of the exhibition.  For accepted US-based works, costs for shipping and return of physical works will be the responsibility of the artist.

 Fee - None 

Deadline & Notification

  •  Submission Deadline: Midnight (EST) June 10, 2019. Please send your submissions via
  • The maximum number of  submissions  per artist is:  5 (five)
  • Accepted applicants will be notified by no later than Monday July 5, 2019.

Unframed works on paper will be hung using either magnets or binder clips that will be provided by the gallery.  All framed work must use Plexiglas, except hand-delivered work less than 24” x 30”.  No clip frames or taped edges are permitted. Framed work must be wired or have a cleat attachment and be ready for hanging. A label must be affixed to the back of the work that indicates which end is the top and includes the following: Artist Name, Title, Medium, and Dimensions. This information must correspond with the Accepted image as listed on the Notification form. No artwork may be substituted. Work cannot be withdrawn before the end of the exhibit.

For accepted US-based works, costs for shipping and return of physical works will be the responsibility of the artist. Non-US accepted works will be displayed digitally. The artist assumes all responsibility for insuring artwork against shipping damage or loss.

The artist’s work will be handled with care throughout the Exhibition.  IU Southeast, the IU Southeast Fine Arts Department, The Thinking Through Drawing Research Network, the Ronald Barr Gallery at Indiana University Southeast, and individuals jurying and managing the exhibition (“Exhibition Management”) assume no liability for, and are hereby released by the artist from, liability for any loss or damage to any artist’s work while in our care, custody or control, before, during or after the exhibition. Exhibition Management will not be not responsible for any damage, breakage, replacement or other costs associated with any damage or breakage that may have occurred during transport or unpacking or display the work. Artists may insure their work through a provider of their choice. No insurance will be provided by Exhibition Management.  The Fine Arts program at IU Southeast

Entry Agreement
With the submission of artwork into the “Visual Thinking” Exhibition, the artist agrees to all the terms and conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Please direct all questions to Emily Sheehan at 

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria