Artist Submissions


Group Exhibitions

December 3 - 30


In-Person Exhibition - Main Gallery

Curated by a committee of neighborhood artists in collaboration with the Garfield Park

Arts Center and Big Car, this exhibition will feature artwork in a variety of mediums by

local artists that reside in Garfield Park. The pieces aim to celebrate the history and

vibrant culture of Garfield Park, Indianapolis’ oldest park, and artwork will be displayed in

two galleries across the neighborhood: Garfield Park Arts Center and Big Car’s Tube

Factory artspace. The exhibition and opening will be a celebration of living in the Garfield

Park neighborhood and telling stories about the history of the area through the eyes of

Garfield Park residents and artists.

We are continuing to incorporate virtual components to our exhibitions as we shift to

hosting shows in our gallery once again because 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 Deadline to submit is by end-of-day on November 8. Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline.

Artwork drop off will be November 19 - November 20, 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.


Carousel by Parker Boales

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 will promote works for sale, but any art sales will be coordinated and communicated directly through the artist and patron. GPAC takes a 10% commission on any works sold through our in-person exhibits. For further information, 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

    • 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.

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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