Sunday, September 9, 2012

Creative Connections and Conversations 

A bi-monthly gathering that brings artists, patrons, and other interested persons together to network, learn about the art and lives of contemporary artists, and engage in creative opportunities to learn and grow as artists. Light refreshments will be enjoyed by all. 

Join us as fiber artist Stephanie Lewis Robertson talks about her body of artwork.

SEPT 20, 2012
6:30PM - 8:00PM
5350 University Avenue 

Much like a musical conversation, Stephanie Lewis Robertson sings to her hand-dyed and –printed fabrics while she works, creating constructions
that reflect her interest in spirituality, ritual, music and the power of women. Her current work includes images of labyrinths, spider webs, brain scans and text.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Exhibition Prospectus for "Irvington Presents" juried exhibition

"Irvington Presents" juried exhibition sponsored by the Irvington Historical Society and the Irvington Guild of Artists

October 5:  Entry Deadline (postmarked): Your entry should include your signed Entry Form; up to three images on a CD; Notification Label(s) for each entry; your non refundable check, up to $30, payable to the Irvington Historical Society, and a SASE.

October 24:  Notifications to artists will be mailed.
November 3 & 4:  All accepted entries must be hand delivered to the Bona Thompson Memorial Center between 1-4 p.m.
November 10:  Reception at 7 p.m. with the Awards presentation at 7:30 p.m.

January 5, 2013:  Exhibit closes. No exhibited works shall be removed until after January 5, 2013.
January 6 & 7:  Art pick up days, 1-4 p.m. at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center

Awards: The juror will select a $1,000 Best of Show Award and numerous Merit Awards. The Merit Awards will be given in a variety of media categories. Art sales will also be encour-aged throughout the show.

Eligibility: Open to all artists, 18 years and older, residing, or with studios, in the following Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Blackford, Boone, Brown, Clay, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Franklin, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hend-ricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Union, Vermillion, Vigo, and Wayne.

Media: Original works completed in the last three years (no classroom or copy work) in oil painting, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, photography, and printmaking.

Size/Weight: All work is limited to 42 x 42 inches in any direction (framed work ready to hang) and weighing no more than 75 pounds. No sawtooth hangers.

Specs and Entry Fee: Entry fee is $10.00 per each artwork image submitted (up to three images - maximum $30.00).

Prices and Commissions: All works must be priced or listed as NFS (Not For Sale); please, no POR (Price On Request). The Irvington Historical Society will retain 30% as commission on any work sold throughout the show. The artist will be responsible for the sales tax. 

Juror:  The Juror for Irvington Presents 2012 is Mitch Eckert. Mitch is an established regional artist and educator. He earned his B.F.A. in photography and sculpture from Herron School of Art and M.F.A from Ohio University where he focused on photography, printmaking and art history. Mitch is currently an associate professor of art at the University of Louisville. His work for the past fifteen years has focused on the multifaceted and complex interpretation of the genre of still life incorporating traditional and digital photographic techniques.

Click here for a printable version of the prospectus and more information. Irvington Presents Prospectus