Opening Reception . December 14 . 6-9 PM

Exhibition will be on display December 14, 2018 - January 30, 2019

Submit Your Artwork - December 6-8

Student Show Application 

Student Show Official Rules

Deliver Artworks and Completed Form

Thursday, December 6, 9 am-7 pm

Friday, December 7, 9 am-7 pm

Saturday, December 8, 9 am-4 pm

Please bring your artwork and form to the Churchman-Fehsenfeld Gallery. Stations will be set up to direct you through the application process.

Acceptance Email Notifications Sent to Adults

(Award winners will receive a second email with details on the awards ceremony.)

Monday, December 10*

*Please Note: This email will be populated to a large audience. All efforts must be made to check your spam folder for a missed email before calling. Please refrain from calling or emailing until Tuesday, December 11, in the case of not receiving notification. Thank you.

Pick up of Non-Accepted Work

Monday-Thursday, December 10-13, 9 am-7 pm

Other times by appointment.

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

Friday, December 14, 6-9 pm (Awards Ceremony 6:45 pm)

Exhibition Closes

Saturday, January 30, 2019

Pick up Work From Exhibition

Thursday, January 31-Saturday, February 2, 9am-7pm

Sunday, February 3, 12-6pm

Monday, February 4, 9-7pm

Other times by appointment.

Note: All works must have been made since January 1, 2017.

General Information

Adult Applicants

  • Adults working at all levels are encouraged to apply for this competition. Enter works according to your level of experience - Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, or Professional.
  • Jurors will choose artworks for the exhibition from each adult division and works will be juried against other works in the same division.
  • Jurors are asked to consider design skills, technical elements, presentation and expressive/imaginative/conceptual content of artwork.
  • Jurors will keep a balanced show in mind, but are not required to select a specific quota in each division or medium.
  • Jurors will determine award winners. Award winners will be notified by email before the Awards Ceremony.

Youth Applicants

  • Indianapolis Art Center students ages 2-17 are eligible for the Youth Division (Artists ages 17-18 who have taken adult-level classes may elect to apply to the appropriate adult category for jurying).
  • All eligible youth artworks will be accepted. All 2D work must be framed.
  • All youth participating will be awarded a Certificate of Participation during the Awards Ceremony at the exhibition opening reception.
  • Youth Juror determines additional awards. Award winners will be notified by email before the Awards Ceremony.
  • Each youth may submit 2 works.

Entry Fees

Must be a current member of the Indianapolis Art Center. Memberships can be purchased or renewed at time of entry.

Adult Divisions

  • $35 non-refundable entry fee for up to two entries
  • $5 per additional entry

Youth Divisions

  • $5 for up to two entries (maximum allowed is two - all youth work is accepted)


The Adult Divisions are juried and competitive. The number chosen for display is limited. Thursday, November 1, 7-8:30pm, three judges of both the Adult and Youth Divisions will provide a presentation and Q&A on their work and what they will be looking for when judging. The Annual Student Show Juror Presentation and Q&A will provide a positive opportunity for education and give students insight into the minds of the jury.