Artist Submissions

Exhibitions and First Fridays are subject to change from in-person to virtual experiences due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our website or social media @GPACIndyParks for updates.


Group Exhibitions

Power: Hoosier Women in Art Exhibition

TBD whether virtual or in-person

May 7 - 29

Who runs the world? Girls. Beyoncé isn’t the only strong female artist we know. Indiana is full

of strong, powerful women artists! Featuring artwork in a variety of mediums, this show will

explore the theme of “power” through the lens of diverse female and female-identifying

artists.  Discover who & what power means to these artists and how it translates in their work.

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 April 12.

Artists will be notified shortly after the deadline.

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 virtual exhibits but will go back to taking the commission for 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. 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)​

  • For virtual exhibitions only:

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 virtual exhibits and virtual First Friday.

Questions? Email us at GPAC@Indy.Gov

Joan of Arc by Gigi Salij

Solo Exhibitions:

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


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