Monday, July 31, 2006

Time to be creative...

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is looking for three artists or teams of artists to participate in Spike-a-Delic ‘06, iMOCA’s annual fundraiser. Focusing this year on assemblage and found object art, the three teams will compete from an equal playing field of 8’ x 8’ x 8’ cubes. The event will take place on September 29th in the Car Gallery on the second Floor of the Stutz Business Center.

The three artists or teams of artists selected will all receive a $500 cash prize with an additional $500 prize given to the winner selected by our jury. Jury members include:

- Steve Campbell, Deputy Mayor of the City of Indianapolis
- Cathleen Nevin, Katz & Korin PC
- Mark Ruschman, owner, Ruschman Art Gallery and President of Indianapolis Downtown Art and Dealers Association (IDADA)

An additional award of five cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon will be given to the crowd favorite.

The artists or teams of artists will be given access to the venue on Thursday, September 28th and Friday, September 29th to work on their projects. Submissions may include, but are not limited to, sculpture, painting, video, photography and drawing. Materials used will only be limited to the restrictions given to us from the facility and will be announced later. Use of electricity, video monitors, dvd players, etc. will need to be arranged ahead of time. During the event, the artists or teams of artists will be presented with found objects given to them by the audience in which to incorporate into their artwork.

Submissions can include a preliminary outline of proposed project, along with examples of previous work and may be submitted no later than September 1, 2006 to:

Spike-A-Delic Artist Submissions
340 North Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Submissions may also be emailed to with the subject line Spike-A-Delic Artist Submissions.

Submission Deadline – September 1, 2006

*** UPDATE - if you sent an email before Thursday, August 3rd at noon it is lost in cyberspace. Please resend.

7 Responses to “Time to be creative...”

Anonymous said...
August 2, 2006 at 9:30 AM

Uhhm, does anyone else see multiple things wrong with this concept, the least of which is the jury?

Wow, five cases of Pabst! That sentence should read:

"An additional award of five cases of Pabst Blue Ribbon will be distributed to the crowd." Period.

So, the "crowd's favorite" winner does not get any money, just booze.

Another classy indy event in the making.

Anonymous said...
August 2, 2006 at 10:30 AM

Woo..Hoo! Look mom I won some beer!

Now all I need is another free beer event for lunch!

Anonymous said...
August 2, 2006 at 10:35 AM

junior...get off the computer.

you know you can't drink and paint!

Anonymous said...
August 2, 2006 at 9:59 PM

Typical bone tossing of a museum to make another freak sideshow. We all win at the end, don't we? It's like a coloring book, you create a concept and let the kids fill in.
Thanks but no thanks.

Jeffrey Geesa said...
August 3, 2006 at 3:33 AM

Coloring books are the best art.

Anonymous said...
August 3, 2006 at 4:20 AM

When you are 6 or mentally ill.

Anonymous said...
August 3, 2006 at 8:08 AM

Gee, I wish they'd let us decorate race cars again, that was so fun.

Maybe we can decorate giant footballs this fall?

'cause, after all, art really is just decoration.

A backdrop for whatever else is going on.

Homer drools and says

"Mmmmm, Pabst..."

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