Call Detail
Entry Deadline: 5/12/21
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Women's Work): $25.00
Media Fee(Women's Work): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 15
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 15
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 15
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 15
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: Unspecified
State: Indiana

The Indianapolis Art Center announces a Call for Entry to Women’s Work. Women’s Work is a juried exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics. Historically, women have been excluded from the art world, from being kept out of academies and apprenticeships to being woefully underrepresented in galleries and museums today. Along with this, the art skills that were deemed feminine or appropriate for women, such as sewing, embroidery, or weaving, are dismissed as “just” crafts and hobbies. This exhibition, open to women-identified and non-binary artists from the local and national community, seeks to highlight female artists and intersectionality in femininity.


Submission is open to all women and non-binary artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Work must be made within the last two years and cannot have been previously shown at the Art Center. All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion. All mediums are eligible. Installation artists should contact us before applying to ensure compatibility of space. Artwork must not weigh more than 250 pounds or be larger than 10 feet in any direction.

Entry Fee/Images:

$25 non-refundable entry fee for the submission of two pieces. $5 for each additional piece submitted up to 15 pieces max.

Accepted Work:

-The Indianapolis Art Center exhibitions staff reserves the right to remove any works from the exhibition based on special installation circumstances or discrepancies between the juried images and actual work. All accepted work must remain on display until the end of the exhibition, August 10, 2021. All work must come ready to install/hang. For multi-media and other installations, artist should be available to assist with installation (to take place June 9, 2021 – June 17, 2021). All work may be offered for sale. The Art Center retains a 35% commission on all sales.
-Notification of acceptance will be sent by May 14, 2021.


-All artwork must arrive by Monday, June 7, 2021. Artist is responsible for hand-delivering or the shipping cost and insurance of the work while in transit. Work must be shipped in a reusable container and return shipping is also to be paid by the artist. Hand-delivered work may be dropped off beginning Monday, May 24, 2021.
-The Art Center is open: Monday – Friday 9a.m. – 10p.m. Saturday 9a.m. – 6p.m. Sunday Noon – 6p.m.


Best in Show - $350.00

Best of 2D Work - $200

Best of 3D Work - $200

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in an effort to keep our artists, patrons, and staff safe, awards will be announced via social media and on the Art Center's website after winners have been informed.

Exhibition Timeline:

-Submission Deadline: May 12, 2021
-Notification of Acceptance: May 14, 2021
-Work Delivery: May 17, 2021 – June 7, 2021
-Installation: June 8, 2021 – June 17, 2021
-Exhibition: June 18, 2021 – August 10, 2021

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria