Hoosier Women in Art: My Generation
Our annual Hoosier Women in Art exhibition
will be moving online for the month of May!
Due to the public health crisis surrounding
the novel coronavirus, we’ve decided that it
would be safest for artists and guests to
engage with this exhibition on our website.
Read more below on how you can submit
and participate in our online exhibition and virtual First Friday:
Whether you’re a Baby Boomer, Millennial, or Gen Xer, this exhibition is for you! Featuring artwork in a variety of mediums, this show will display the theme of “generation” through the lens of diverse female and female-identifying artists, including topics such as families through generations, social, political, and cultural climates of different eras, and the diverse artistic styles from various decades. This could also include work created during and/or reflecting on our current climate surrounding the coronavirus and quarantine situation.
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 GPAC@Indy.Gov. Deadline to submit is by end-of-day on April 19th. Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline regarding their acceptance into this exhibit.
Virtual First Friday
Friday, May 1
6:00-8:00 PM via Instagram (@GPACIndyParks)
Join us for a virtual version of our monthly exhibition opening, and create your own GPAC First Friday experience at home! Stop by the Garfield Brewery for carryout growlers, walkies, or wine (follow @garfieldbrewery on Facebook or Instagram for updates on carryout hours). Put on our Spotify or YouTube playlist of local female musicians and female-fronted bands curated by Sofar Sounds Indianapolis (check back on our website and social media for the link). Then, follow our Instagram page for posts released between 6:00-8:00 PM featuring highlighted artist work from our May show and their inspiration behind those pieces. Engage during First Friday by commenting on your favorites, following these talented artists, and contacting artists to purchase pieces and support our creative economy to show how #IndyKeepsCreating! Learn more about the #IndyKeepsCreating initiative launched by the Arts Council of Indianapolis here. The full exhibition will be up for the entire month of May on our website.
Requirements and Guidelines to Submit:
Must be a female or female-identifying artist
Unless otherwise specified, acceptable media include, but are not limited to: painting, drawing, fiber arts, digital art, video, performances, music, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed-media, collage, assemblage, mosaics, metalsmithing and woodworking.
Artists can submit multiple pieces of artwork. All artwork must be original. There is no fee to submit.
GPAC will promote works for sale, but any art sales will be coordinated and communicated directly through the artist and patron. GPAC will not take a 10% commission on any works sold through this virtual exhibit in order to support our artists.
Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by emailing us at GPAC@Indy.Gov by or before April 19th and include the following:
Contact Info: artist name, address, phone number, email
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. No glares, shadows, blurred, or pixelated images, please. GPAC reserves the right to slightly crop and adjust images to fit our online platform. Need some quick and easy tips on photographing your artwork? Check out this article or YouTube video.
For each piece submitted, please also include the title, medium(s), dimensions, and price (or NFS, if not for sale)
A brief artist statement or bio (can also include a headshot). We will publish this along with your pieces to promote the artists in this online exhibit.
Indicate which image will be your First Friday featured work and include a brief description of that piece (1-2 sentences). We will use the description and featured work to promote on Instagram during First Friday. To help showcase our artists further, we plan to post one featured artwork per artist participating in this show and encourage guests to follow, engage with, and potentially purchase pieces of artwork to support our Indianapolis artists and show that #IndyKeepsCreating.
By submitting your artwork, you are agreeing to participate in an online exhibition hosted by GPAC. Images of artwork will be used for the online exhibition, virtual First Friday, and promotion only.
Submit by end-of-day April 19th to be considered for this opportunity. Artists will be notified of all decisions via email within one week after the submission deadline.
Questions? Email us at GPAC@Indy.Gov
Lobby, Second Floor, Third Floor, Library
Artists interested in exhibiting artwork for a longer period of time 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. There is no cost to submit. Artists can submit their artwork and supplemental information to GPAC@indy.gov.