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Artist Submissions

Group Exhibitions

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submission requirements

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 exhibits. For further information on our art sales policy, click here.

  • Please indicate your desire to participate in the show by filling out this form, or 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. 

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

      • 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 an exhibition hosted by GPAC. Images of artwork will be used for promotion only for 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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