Encounter: A Sci-Fi and Fantasy Exhibition
Virtual Exhibition via GPAC website (gpacarts.org)
Zounds! Bzzt! Woomp! Back for its seventh 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!
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 26th. Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline regarding their
acceptance into this exhibit.
Spectrum III: An LGBTQ+ Exhibition
Virtual Exhibition via GPAC website (gpacarts.org)
Explore artwork by local artists of all ages from Indy’s LGBTQ+ community.
This exhibit intends to promote equality, inclusivity, and diversity by highlighting local
LGBTQ+ artists. Artwork showcased will aim to be reflective of individuals’ identities,
stories, and experiences to achieve awareness of LGBTQ+ issues, especially as they
relate to our Hoosier environment. Celebrate diversity through the voices of these
artists, and unite as one in support of our local LGBTQ+ community.
We are partnering with Indy Pride to host this exhibit and First Friday. Stay tuned
for more details!
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 August 23rd. Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline regarding their acceptance into this exhibit.
Requirements and Guidelines to Submit:
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 the deadline 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. 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. 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. If including a headshot, please send this as an image file.
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.
Please note that our virtual exhibitions and First Friday opening receptions will only revert back to onsite shows when it is safe to do so per official regulations by Marion County and the City of Indianapolis. We will make announcements on our website & social media, notify all artists who have submitted, and have safety precautions in place to keep all guests safe if/when we move forward with these measures.
Questions? Email us at GPAC@Indy.Gov
Infinity by Chris Holland
Flying Saucer Bunnies by Kat Silver
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.