The Indianapolis Art Center announces a Call for Entry to Quenched. Quenched is a juried exhibition featuring ceramic cups – showcasing your take on what a drinking vessel embodies. This exhibition will highlight ceramic artists from across the nation showcasing individual style and contemporary techniques. The Art Center is calling for entries from artists 18 or older working in any ceramic media in the United States. Work made with any ceramic technique or work that utilizes clay as a critical component (70% of submission) are eligible.


Submission is open to all artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States. Work must be made within the last two years and cannot have been previously shown at the Indianapolis Art Center. All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for inclusion.

All ceramic mediums are eligible. Ceramic vessel forms such as mugs, cups, yunomis, tumblers, goblets, tea bowls, etc. are all accepted. Accepted work cannot be substituted; those that differ significantly from the images used for entry or suffer from poor presentation will be ineligible. Works should be gallery-ready and display good craftsmanship for consideration in the show.


Image Requirements:

Submitted work will require an entry JPEG image and the following description: Title, Materials (type of clay, other media, and firing method); Dimensions (HxWxD inches); Year Completed; Price.

Artists should submit two images. One shot of the work and another detail shot. Image should be sized appropriately with a resolution of 300 dpi, well lit, in focus, cropped into a square sized to 1000x1000pixels. These will be a determining factor during the jurying process.

Digital Images should be labeled with the artists’ last name, underscore, first letter of first name and the entry number. (Example: Bob Reiberg would be Reiberg_B1 and Reiberg_B2 etc. )

Entry Fee/Images:

$30 non-refundable entry fee for the submission of two pieces. $5 for each additional piece submitted up to 15 pieces max.


Accepted Work:

The Indianapolis Art Center exhibitions staff reserves the right to remove any works from the exhibition based on special installation circumstances or discrepancies between the juried images and actual work. All accepted work must remain on display until the end of the exhibition, December 17, 2021. All work must come ready to install. Installation will take place 10/18/21 through 10/29/21. All work may be offered for sale. The Art Center retains a 35% commission on all sales.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by September 24, 2021



All artwork must arrive by Monday, October 18, 2021. Artist is responsible for hand-delivering or the shipping cost and insurance of the work while in transit. Work must be shipped in a reusable container and return shipping is also to be paid by the artist. Hand-delivered work may be dropped off beginning October 4, 2021.


The Art Center is open:

Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Sunday: Noon–6 p.m.



Best in Show - $250.00

Runner up $100

Honorable mentions (4) $50 each

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and in an effort to keep our artists, patrons, and staff safe, awards will be announced via social media and on the Art Center's website after winners have been informed.


Exhibition Timeline:

-          Submissions due: September 17, 2021

-          Notifications sent: September 24, 2021

-          Delivery deadline: October 18, 2021

-          Installation Dates: October 18, 2021 – October 29, 2021

-          Exhibition Dates: November 1, 2021 – December 16, 2021


Click here to apply to Quenched.


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.


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