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86th Annual Juried Exhibition of Indiana Artists 2018
April 7, 2018 to June 9, 2018
The Indianapolis Museum of Art
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Application Dates:
Jan 1, 2018 - Feb 12, 2018
Application Fee:
Notification Date:
Feb 26, 2018

86th Annual Juried Exhibition

of Indiana Artists– 2018


The 86th Annual Juried Exhibition of Indiana Artists is a showcase for 40-50 of Indiana’s finest working artists. This exhibition is open to juried active members only. Media includes painting, watercolor, pastel, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, photography and textiles. It is held every spring at The Indianapolis Museum of Art and is juried and judged for awards by a nationally known artist, educator or teacher. Awards for 2017 exceeded $14,000 with Best of Show receiving $3,000.

2018 Dates to Remember

First Day for Entries: Monday, January 1 2018
Monday, February 12, 2018: Entries Due
February 26  week: Notifications
Saturday, April 7, 10-noon: Accepted Entries Due at the IMA
Saturday, April 7, 2 pm: Juror’s Talk
Friday, April 13: Exhibition Opening
Sunday, April 15: Awards Presentation/Annual Meeting 3:00, DeBoest Lecture Hall, IMA
April 13- June 9: Exhibition Dates
Sunday, June 10, 3 pm-4 pm: Artwork pick up for 2-d pieces.  Arrangements will be made for 3-d objects.

2018 Juror:  Patrick Saunders

Patrick Saunders is an artist, painting and creating art while traveling across North America in an Airstream Bambi with his photographer wife, Kimberly. He has studied with many renowned painters, including Mark English, Malcolm Liepke, Wilbur Niewald, Richard Schmid, and Burton Silverman. Painting a variety of subjects including portraits, pet portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and florals - Patrick's work is sold internationally.

Always seeking the next challenge, Patrick has worked as an illustrator, designer, animator, educator, musician, entrepreneur, and a fine artist. Throughout his career, Patrick has been recognized by his peers for outstanding work, earning awards from the American Advertising Federation, the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Web Marketing Association, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. He was featured by Southwest Art Magazine as one of their 21 Artists to Watch Under 31. His students at the Kansas City Art Institute voted to honor Patrick with the award for Educator of the Year. In 2013, Patrick turned his attention to plein air painting, winning awards at numerous nationally recognized competitions.   

Patrick is a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, a member of the American Impressionist Society and the Outdoor Painters Society.


  • All current Active artist members in good standing are eligible. $75 application fee includes $40 membership dues and $35 application fee.
  • Submit one or two different works of art; but only one work will be accepted as may be selected by the juror.
  • All accepted and delivered artwork to the exhibition must be the same image as that selected by the juror - no substitutions.
  • Two- and three-dimensional original works of art are eligible.
  • Work submitted must have been completed in the last two years.
  • Art work size is limited to 38 x 30 inches in any direction – framed. Delivered work must be framed with flat hangers and wire. Sawtooth hangers, screw eyes and wet canvases are not permitted.
  • Stretched canvases must be protected on the back with a rigid covering for safety in handling.
  • Gallery wrapped canvases MUST be framed.
  • Work over 24 x 36 inches or in metal frames MUST be framed with acrylic. Acrylic is preferred on all work. The artist is responsible for any broken glass and it must be replaced before hanging.
  • Pastels may be framed with glass but must be in wood frames, not metal.
  • 3-D works:  Please read thoroughly as the instructions have changed!

       There can be a total of 3 three-dimensional sculptural works included in this exhibition. 

All sculptural work will be displayed on pedestals with secured vitrines.                                     

Size limitations are:

24”h x 18”w x 18”deep

      24”h x 12”w x 12”deep

Any wall-hanging sculptures must weigh less than forty (40) pounds and not extend from the wall more than four (4) inches.  Sculptural wall-hanging art must be securely wired for hanging by the IMA’s installation crew.

  • All works must be priced or listed as NFS. No POR.
  • No works produced under an instructor/tutor will be permitted.
  • No work previously shown in any Marion County competitive juried exhibition will be accepted.
  • Consent to photograph artworks for catalog/publicity purpose is hereby granted by entrant.
  • Entrant agrees to pay a penalty of $100 for non-delivery of an accepted piece. NO WORK MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE MUSEUM PRIOR TO 3 PM ON THE PICK UP DAY. Artwork must be signed out by a representative of the IN/A and museum security before leaving the museum.

All reasonable care will be used in handling artwork; however, each entrant agrees to hold harmless Indiana Artists, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, their agents, officers and their representatives from any and all claims of damage.

Your entry constitutes your agreement to abide by all of the conditions/regulations of this prospectus.

Accepted Artwork Receiving and Juror’s discussion

Upon your acceptance into the exhibition, you will receive an email with further delivery instructions and the label to be filled out and attached to your artwork.

Delivery date: Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Work cannot be shipped to the museum so please make arrangements with another member to deliver your work if you cannot deliver your piece. No work may be delivered to the museum ahead of time.  Please contact another artist if you cannot deliver on April 7.

Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, In 46206.  Art drop-off location is behind the Gift Shop.

Please plan to attend an informal discussion with the Juror at 2 p.m. following judging for awards on the delivery day, April 7.

Artwork Pick-Up

All work must be picked up at The Indianapolis Museum of Art on Sunday, June 10, 2018, between 3:00 and 4:00 pm. Separate arrangements will be made for 3-d objects to be returned to the artist during regular weekday museum hours.



A commission of 20% will be charged on sales at the exhibition. Indiana Artists, Inc. (IN/A) will collect the artist’s price plus sales tax. A check will be sent to the artist less the 20% commission. The artist is responsible for the sales tax.

Awards Reception and Annual Meeting

All IN/A members and guests are invited to attend the Awards Presentation and Indiana Artists, Inc. Annual Meeting at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in the DeBoest Lecture Hall. Additional information will be sent in the IN/A newsletter.

About Indiana Artists

We are extremely proud to be exhibiting in our 101st  year, 2018! Indiana Artists, Inc. (IN/A) was organized as the Indiana Art Club on January 23, 1917, by a group of forty-six artists and patrons including such notables as T.C. Steele, William Forsyth, Otto Stark, Carl Graf, Wayman Adams, Simon Baus, Marie Goth, Frederick Polley, Clifton Wheeler, Randoph Coats, Carl Lieber and Alex Holiday. A few months later the name was changed to the Indiana Artists Club, Inc. to more nearly represent an organization of professional artists rather than a group of persons interested in art.

Early exhibits were held in the Union Trust Building and traveling exhibits were sent to various colleges and public buildings over the state. The Indiana Artists Club has originated cultural and educational projects including fine arts in the high schools, donations of art books to colleges, preservation of the T.C. Steele Memorial and murals at Wishard Hospital. The Club was instrumental in bringing the Hoosier Salon of Chicago to Indianapolis.

From 1935 through 1989, the Indiana Artists Club exhibited annually at the L.S. Ayres and Company Auditorium in downtown Indianapolis. The University of Indianapolis then hosted the exhibition in 1990 and 1991. The Annual Juried Exhibition moved to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1992.  The organization updated its logo and adopted the shortened name, Indiana Artists (IN/A), in 2015.

The Membership Committee and the Executive Board, who considers the works and record of each applicant, determine active membership. To apply to become an active member, it is necessary to have been born in Indiana or to have lived here for two years and to have been accepted into three differently sponsored exhibitions with out-of-state judges with three separate works of art.

Further information may be obtained from the Membership Chairman, IN/A, 2727 E. 55th St, #20688, Indianapolis, IN  46220 or from the website: www.indianaartists.org

Patron Membership is open to all who are interested in supporting practicing professioinal artists of Indiana.



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