Winter Art Sale

Application Deadline has been extended! New submission deadline: Monday, November 11

The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for artists and artisans for its 2019 Winter Art Sale! On Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 10 am – 5 pm our galleries and Ruth Lilly Library will be transformed into an indoor art market where participants will have the opportunity to sell their artwork, wares, and artisanal goods to the Indianapolis community. Guests will be invited to spend the day shopping, participating in art-making activities, and enjoying food and drink for sale in an artful festive environment, Art Center style!


Application is free to submit. Applications will be juried for acceptance by the Indianapolis Art Center staff. 50 spots are available. Upon acceptance, there will be a $100 booth fee and a 10% commission taken of all sales.

Winter Art Sale Application, Calendar of Events, & Guidelines


Body Builders

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 15, 2019

The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for entries for artists in any medium 18 or older living in the United States for a “Body Building: The Art of the Human Figure” – A national juried exhibition focusing on new and innovative artwork made about or featuring the human figure. Cash awards total $2,500. This show ONLY ACCEPTS two entries per artist or artist team. The show will be juried by Kyle Herrington, Director of Exhibitions and Events at the Indianapolis Art Center.


Entry Fee/Images:
$25 non-refundable entry fee for the submission of two pieces. Each artist or artist team may submit up to two pieces of work for jurying.


Best in Show - $1,500
Best in 2D (includes video) - $500
Best in 3D (includes installation) - $500
Awards will be announced at the Opening Reception in a public ceremony. It is encouraged that artists attend the reception, but not required.


Calendar of Events:
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – Submissions due
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – Notifications sent out (via email through Café)
Friday, February 21, 2020 – exhibition opens, free public reception, public announcement of award winners 6-9 p.m.
April 8, 2020 – last day of exhibition

Application & Guidelines


Indianapolis Art Center Exhibition General Application Guidelines

The Indianapolis Art Center Exhibitions Department accepts open proposals for gallery and ArtsPark exhibitions. Generally we are booking two years out or more. Proposals submitted from January 1 through May 31 will be reviewed in early summer. Any artist may submit a proposal to be considered for a solo or group exhibition.

Exhibitions Application Guidelines

Faculty Gallery

The Indianapolis Art Center’s Faculty Gallery in the Basile Studio Shop is an exhibition space dedicated exclusively to our current faculty members as an opportunity to showcase their talents and sell work directly to the public. Featuring work made by the very teaching artists that lead our educational and outreach programs, the Faculty Gallery features a wide array of mediums and price points.

Faculty Gallery Application


Student Gallery


The mission of Student Gallery exhibitions is to give students an opportunity to participate in an art exhibition in a non-competitive environment and learn how to present their artwork professionally. (For many, it is their first art exhibition.) The goal is to share with others and to learn how to display artwork in a professional manner, with assistance from the Exhibitions Staff.


Student Gallery Application