Artist Submissions


Group Exhibitions

January 6 - 28

Bismillah: The Intrinsic Art of Muslims

In-Person Exhibition - Main Gallery

Islam is not only a religion but a way of life. Since the 7th century, art has been an integral part of Islamic culture. Islamic art has a wide and diverse range of mediums and influence including calligraphy, painting, pottery, metalwork, textile arts, poetry, and more. This exhibit embodies the talent, culture, and diversity in our community by Muslim artists.

Any artists with work that fits the theme of this exhibition are encouraged to apply. Please see requirements and guidelines below. Note: For this exhibition only, artwork must be sharia compliant (no drawings, painting, or sculptures in detail of any humans or animals. Photography of humans and animals is permissible.

Artists can submit their artwork and supplemental information to Deadline to submit is by end-of-day on December 5. Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline. All artwork must be dropped off to GPAC no later than December 17. Late work will not be accepted.

Never Alone, Carissa Dellen


February 3 - 25

Legacy: Celebrating Black Voices

In-Person Exhibition - Main Gallery

Celebrate Black History Month at GPAC this February! View artwork by talented local African-American artists in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, mixed-media, sculpture, and more. This 7th annual exhibition aims to highlight local Black artists in our Hoosier art community and celebrate the diverse perspectives and voices in visual culture.

Any artists with work that fits the theme of this exhibition are encouraged to apply. Please see requirements and guidelines below. 

Artists can submit their artwork and supplemental information to Deadline to submit is by end-of-day on January 16. Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline. 

Additional opportunity: GPAC is seeking 1 - 2 artists participating in this exhibition to hold a Q & A discussion during the month of February to a local senior group. Interested artists can express interest in this paid opportunity with their submission! 

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Self Portrait by Trinity Moffett

Requirements and Guidelines to Submit:

  • Unless otherwise specified, acceptable media include, but are not limited to: painting, drawing, fiber arts, digital art, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed-media, collage, assemblage, mosaics, metalsmithing and woodworking. Please note that we cannot display video/film art at this time.

  • Artists can submit multiple pieces of artwork. All artwork must be original. There is no fee to submit.

  • GPAC takes a 10% commission on any works sold through our in-person exhibits. For further information on our art sales policy, click here.

  • Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing us at GPAC@Indy.Gov by or before the deadline and include the following:

    • Contact Info: artist name, address, phone number, email

    • Headshot or image of artist

    • Artist bio (3-5 sentences max)

    • Social media handles and website (if applicable). These will be published with each artist’s info to help promote the artists in this online exhibit.

    • High quality images of your work in jpg or png format. Include your last name and the artwork title for the image filename. No glares, shadows, blurred, or pixelated images, please. Please ensure that your images are at least 600-800 pixels on the short edge. GPAC reserves the right to slightly crop and adjust images to fit our online platform for virtual exhibits.

    • For each piece submitted, please also include the title, medium(s), dimensions, and price (or NFS, if not for sale)​

  • For onsite exhibitions only:

    • Freestanding work must not exceed seventy‐two (72) inches in height or fifty (50) pounds. Original 2D works must not be larger than 48” x 60.”

    • All works must be ready to hang or install upon arrival. If your piece hangs, some sort of hanging structure, such as a wire, must be included as we cannot hang anything from the ceiling. Please contact GPAC for information or questions.

    • Please note that artists cannot store any packing materials at GPAC. All materials used to transport and protect artwork must be taken back with the artist, or they will be disposed of. If shipped, artwork must be picked up at the end of the exhibit. We cannot ship any artwork back to the artist. Please contact GPAC, if you have questions regarding this policy.

  • By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to participate in a virtual or onsite exhibition hosted by GPAC. Images of artwork will be used for promotion only and/or for in-person and/or virtual exhibits and First Friday.

Questions? Email us at GPAC@Indy.Gov

Solo Exhibitions:
Lobby, Second Floor, Third Floor, Library

Artists interested in exhibiting artwork for a longer period of time (1-3 months) are welcome to submit pieces to install inside our facility in our lobby, second floor halls, third floor halls, or library. Outdoor or indoor public art installations can also be accommodated. Group shows, like thesis shows, are welcome to submit as well. Spaces are subject to availability. We generally only exhibit artists from Indianapolis and central Indiana. Interested parties outside of central Indiana must be able to personally hand deliver and pick up artwork. We cannot accept shipment of artwork, to or from our facility.

There is no cost to submit. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please send your submission 60-90 days in advance of the time period you are thinking of showing work with us. Artwork will be reviewed by a selection committee and staff will respond within 1-2 weeks and set up a meeting to go over procedures and tour the spaces.

Artists can submit their artwork and supplemental information to Please review the requirements and guidelines above for media restrictions and how to submit examples of your portfolio for our review. For additional information, click here.

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