Submit Your Artwork - November 30-December 2


Student Show official Rules

Annual Student Show Juror Presentation

Thursday • November 9 • 7-8:30 pm

Get a Head Start on your Student Show Entries by attending the Student Show Juror Presentation and Q&A! This year's student show Jurors will talk about their work, viewpoints, and what they look for when jurying shows.

Deliver Artworks and Completed Form

Thursday, November 30, 9 am-7 pm

Friday, December 1, 9 am-7 pm

Saturday, December 2, 9 am-4 pm

Please bring your artwork and form to the Churchman-Fehsenfeld Gallery. Stations #1-4 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 4*

*Please Note: This email will be populated to a large audience. All efforts must be made to check your spam folder for any missed email before calling. Please refrain from calling until Tuesday, December 5, in the case of not receiving notification. Thank you.

Pick up of Non-Accepted Work

Monday-Friday, December 4-8, 9 am-7 pm

Other times by appointment.

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony

Friday, December 15, 6-9 pm (Awards Ceremony 6:45 pm)

Exhibition Closes

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Pick up Work From Exhibition

Monday, January 29 - Friday, February 2, 9 am-7 pm

Other times by appointment.

Note: All works must have been made since January 1, 2016.

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. In 2015, over $6,000 was awarded in cash and material prizes.

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. On Thursday, November 9, 7-8:30 pm, 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.