Art From The Heartland 2020


Application Deadline: Friday, April 3, 2020


The Indianapolis Art Center is calling for entries for artists in any medium 18 or older living in the Midwest for “Art From the Heartland”, a Biannual Juried Exhibition. Cash awards total $4,000.00. 2 Director’s Choice Awards will be a Solo Show each at the Indianapolis Art Center. The show will be juried by Bryn Jackson, Assistant Curator of Audience Engagement and Performance at Newfields.


Entry Fee/Images:
$25 non-refundable entry fee for the submission of two pieces.


Best in Show - $1,500
Best in 2D (includes video) - $500
Best in 3D (includes installation) - $500
5 Honorable Mentions - $200 each
2 Director's Choice Award - $250 and a Solo Exhibition each

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:
Friday, April 3, 2020 – Submissions Due
Monday, April 6, 2020 – Artworks Juried
Friday, April 10, 2020 – Notifications Sent Out (via email through Café)
Friday, June 19, 2020 – Exhibition Opens - Free Public Reception - Public Announcement of Award Winners 6-9 pm
Monday, August 3, 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