August 5 - 27
Encounter: A Sci-Fi and Fantasy Exhibition
In-Person Exhibition - Main Gallery
Zounds! Bzzt! Woomp! Back for its ninth year at the Garfield Park Arts Center,
Encounter \will feature science fiction and fantasy themed artworks from local
artists. From dragons to robots to outer space, this exhibit blends science fiction
and fantasy with a unique exhibit that is sure to be out of this world!
We are continuing to incorporate virtual components to our exhibitions as we shift
to hosting shows in our gallery once again, as we believe creating accessible
options for everyone is the way forward. When you send us your submission,
please let us know if you would like to opt-in to include your work in the virtual exhibit.
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 July 18. Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline. Artwork drop off will be July 29 and 30, 1:00 - 4:00 PM both days. Late pieces will not be accepted unless artists contact us to make arrangements outside of the drop-off days.
Time Travel II, Elizabeth Kenney
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
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 GPAC@indy.gov. 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.