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ARTIST CALL OUT: Naturally Inspired Paint Out at Indianapolis Zoo


FROM THE INDIANAPOLIS ZOO & THE GREAT FRAME UP DOWNTOWN

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 21, 2020


Be inspired to create beautiful artwork while supporting the Indianapolis Zoo! The Indianapolis Zoo, a not-for-profit organization, is seeking artists to participate in the Naturally Inspired Paint Out, our 18th annual en plein air event. A group of distinguished jurors will select 15 artists from the applicants to participate. Selections will be juried based on creativity, integrity of work and sensitivity to and understanding of the subject. Artists selected to participate will receive a $100 stipend to cover material costs and supplies. The Naturally Inspired Paint Out is an opportunity for artists to gain professional exposure while helping support the important conservation and education goals of the Indianapolis Zoo. In addition to showcasing their work onsite to tens of thousands of Zoo members and guests at the Naturally Inspired Art Show, the artists’ work will be featured in the Indianapolis Zoo Member eNews, with a circulation of more than 230,000 in Indiana and beyond. For consideration in the Naturally Inspired event, please submit the following:

-Biographical résumé and brief letter stating interest in the Zoo’s Naturally Inspired events;

-Completed Naturally Inspired Paint Out Entry Form including digital images of three

examples of recent work. Each image must contain the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, size and date. Examples should demonstrate to the jury the artist’s technical skill and ability to handle a range of subjects;

-Entry applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.


Event Details


Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day: Saturday, April 4, 2020 (8:30am start)

-Artists will be responsible for bringing supplies onto Zoo grounds.

-Artists must stay on main pathways in publicly accessible spaces.

-A boxed lunch will be provided to artists participating in the event.

-Artwork should be no smaller than 12-by-12 inches and no larger than 24-by-36 inches.

-Artwork may be turned in by 3:30pm April 4 or completed and returned by 5pm April 8.


The artists may choose any area, plant or animal at the Zoo or White River Gardens that inspires them — from flowers in the DeHaan Tiergarten to tigers in the Forests area. Finished pieces will be donated to the Zoo and can be turned in that day or by the end of day Wednesday, April 8. Subsequently, the finished works of art will be framed (if needed) and go on display in the Naturally Inspired Art Show in White River Gardens from late May-August 2020. Each piece of art will be auctioned as a fundraiser for the Zoo.


Naturally Inspired Art Show: May 22-Aug. 19, 2020 Naturally Inspired Art Show exhibition will hang in the Schaefer Rotunda of the White River Gardens.


Silent Auction & Artists’ Reception: Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020; 5:30-7:30pm

Artists will receive two complimentary tickets to the Naturally Inspired Silent Auction & Artist Reception in partnership with The Great Frame Up Downtown. Artists will be encouraged to mingle with members, donors and guests and discuss their artwork.


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