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ARTIST CALL OUT: Illustrators and Caricature Artists for September 2020 Exhibit

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: August 11, 2020 by 3:00 PM


This exhibit will explore the work of illustrators and caricaturists who are able to take a subject and provide a story or evoke a feeling in their audience by diminishing, focusing, or exaggerating some aspect of the person, place, or thing the artist has chosen for the study.

This exhibit will be open to the public from September 2-29, 2020

Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Saturday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

There will be a free public reception on Friday, September 18, from 6:00-8:00 PM

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 3:00PM EST on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Artists will be notified of their acceptance into the exhibit by August 18, 2020

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to submit for this opportunity, artists must:

· Be a resident of Indiana (preference given to Fishers residents);

· Be a visual artist, but in any medium;

· Provide family friendly art that matches the theme of the exhibit.


· Provide three (3) to six (6) pieces of art (with a possibility of more)

· Be available to install the art on install day, mentioned in timeline (or drop off before that date)

· Have the art on exhibit during the entire exhibit period listed above

· Be available to pick up art the day after the exhibit ends

· Meet the FAC hanging requirements (see addendum 1 below)

· Preferred attendance at public reception, date mentioned above


There is no fee for artists to be part of this monthly exhibit. However, artists who sell art on display during the exhibit will be charged a fee of 20% of the sales price payable to the Fishers Arts Council.


Artists must submit their work by 3:00PM EST on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Representatives from Fishers Arts Council will review submissions and select five (5) to eight (8) artists for the exhibit. In the event that there are not enough applicants to fill out the exhibit, FAC reserves the right to invite artists whose work fits the theme for the exhibit.


Artists will be selected based upon the following criteria: Technical Ability: Artist’s history of work indicates professionalism, skill with materials and techniques

Artistic Quality: Artist’s work is appropriate to its medium, represents it well, and shows personal creativity


This timeline represents the event as it now appears.

· Release Request for Submissions: May 1, 2020

· Deadline for Submissions: 3:00PM EST on Tuesday, August 11, 2020

· Notification of Selection: on/by Tuesday, August 18, 2020

· Install Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

· Exhibit Date Range: September 2-29, 2020

· De-Install Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

HOW TO APPLY: Artists are encouraged to go to our Submit Your Work page to apply for the exhibit. Select the exhibit you are submitting for, answer the questions, and upload your artwork sample. You must have a Gmail account in order to submit via that form. If you do not, please send your submission following the instructions below:

Artists must submit the following information to (please note: materials will not be returned).

1. Applicant information: Please include the following information in your cover letter:

· Artist name

· Full mailing address

· Phone number

· Email address

· Website (if applicable)

2. Exhibit Request: In addition to the above contact information, please include:

· For which exhibit you are submitting materials

· How your submission fits the selected exhibit

· Provide a brief artist statement

3. Release Statements: Retype or copy/paste the following items and include them in your submission. If you do not, your submission will not be considered.

· I give Fishers Arts Council permission to exhibit my artwork in the specified exhibit. I understand that I am responsible for dropping off and picking up the artwork at the appropriate specified times. I will not hold Fishers Arts Council and or its representatives responsible in the event that my artwork becomes damaged as a result of my failure to pick up my artwork after the exhibit has closed.

· I give Fishers Arts Council and its representatives permission to photograph my artwork for social media and other promotional purposes.

4. Artwork for exhibit consideration: Submit two to ten digital images in .jpg or .pdf format of work that fits the theme of the exhibit. Please limit the file size of each image to 2MB or less. (Do not embed images in your email.)

5. Image information: Provide the following information about each submitted project: title, dimensions, medium, and price (or NFS).


Submissions may be emailed to, shared via Dropbox/Google Drive, or mailed to Fishers Arts Council.

Mailed or delivered submissions must be loaded on a single USB drive. CDs, DVDs, or printed items cannot be accepted. USB drives must arrive at Fishers City Hall (to be placed in the Fishers Arts Council mailbox) no later than 3:00PM EST on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. A Dropbox/Google Drive share request must be time-stamped by 3:00PM EST on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 – and all items must be included in the shared folder by that time. Any item that is time-stamped as being uploaded after 3:00PM will be disqualified from consideration.

The Delivery Address is: ATTN: September Exhibit Fishers Arts Council 1 Municipal Drive Fishers, IN 46038


Fishers Arts Council via email at


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