Friday, April 16, 2010

A few show and more...


Its that time of year again. Primary Colours in their sophomore round of Installation Nation. I was intrigued last year but hoping to see what they can do this time around. I hope for a bigger and better event this time. If you want to participate, now is your chance to apply. See the following information to see how.

Primary Colours seeks contemporary artists with experience in creating installation art for a unique June exhibition in Indianapolis. Artists will submit a proposal to create an installation piece within the confines of a 20-foot metal shipping container. From the submitted proposals, a jury will select seven projects and give artists each $750 to create his or her vision. Applications are available from Primary Colours and are due on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 5 p.m. EDT. Submission fee is $20.
Selected artists must be available to set their installation up in Indianapolis during the week of the event, beginning Monday, May 31, 2010. Pieces will highlight Installation Nation, a weekend exhibition taking place on Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5, 2010. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Dane Sauer at or (317) 413-7720.
Primary Colours ( is a 501(c)(3) Indianapolis-based nonprofit visual arts organization.


Well, on occasion we like to alert out readers of shows outside of Indy that are interesting in their own right and/or involving some local art talent. I have been keeping up with the Cincinnati gallery, Manifest for awhile now. They have shown some Indy artists on occasion and have an interesting lineup of exhibitions. Tonight opens a couple shows there, one of which will include one Emily Schnellbacher. Below is the info from the press release. While it may be last minute notice, those of you who happen to be in the Cincinnati region, for art, friends, IKEA, whatever, I think you should check out this gallery.

Indianapolis Artist Emily Schnellbacher
Featured in “Rites of Passage” Exhibit in Cincinnati
April 16 - May 14, 2010
Opening Reception: Friday, April 16, 6-9 p.m.
Manifest: 2727 Woodburn Avenue, Cincinnati Ohio 45206

RITES OF PASSAGE curated by Tim Parsley was conceived and initiated in 2005, The Rites of Passage exhibits were developed in order to support student excellence by offering a public venue for the display of advanced ‘creative research’; to promote young artists as they transition into their professional careers; and to bring the positive creative energies of regional institutions together in one place.

A total of 530 works were submitted by 90 artists. Out of these, a set of 131 semi-fi nalist works were narrowed down to 10. The 2010 Rites of Passage exhibit features these ten works by eight artists from 7 schools in 5 different states.

The exhibit will include works of painting, photography, drawing, and mixed media by: Leigh Bornhorst (Senior, Miami University - Oxford), Jase Flannery (2009 Gradaute, Ohio State University), John Grgas (Junior, University of Cincinnati), James Linkous (Senior, Austin Peay State University), Stacia McKeever (Senior, Western Illinois University), Abigail McLaurin (2009 Graduate, Coker College - South Carolina), Aidan Schapera (2009 Graduate, University of Cincinnati), and Emily Schnellbacher (Senior, Herron School of Art and Design).


Before I forget, I thought I remind everyone of the upcoming Stutz Artist Open House that opens next weekend. From the press release:

Stutz Artists Open House, more than 70 local artists are feverishly hanging art and cleaning up their studios in anticipation of the thousands of guests who attend this annual don’t-miss event.

The Stutz building is a 400,000-square-foot former car factory that’s been renovated into artist studios and offices.  Once a year, the artists open their studios to visitors for a two-day open house and art show.

Located on an entire city block downtown, the historic building becomes a massive maze of creativity and fun, with art, live music and food around every corner.  Throughout the building, artwork ranging from paintings and jewelry to sculpture and photography is complemented by classic automotive design in the form of building owner Turner Woodard’s vintage car collection.

Admission is $10 in advance at select Old National Bank centers or $12 at the gate.  Proceeds support the Stutz Residency Program, a scholarship that provides free studio space and utilities for emerging local artists. It is one of the largest grants to individual artists in the state.

WHAT:   Stutz Artists Open House

WHEN:   Friday, April 23, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
       Saturday, April 24, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

WHERE:  Stutz Business Center, 1060 N. Capitol Ave. (Free parking at specially marked lots; enter from 10th or 11th streets.)

COST:   $10 advance tickets at Old National Bank centers; $12 tickets at the gate; Kids 16 and younger are free on Saturday only

INFO:, 317-503-6420

2 Responses to “A few show and more...”

Anonymous said...
April 17, 2010 at 4:42 PM

You need to watch Manifest more often. You missed Jennifer Meanleys exhibit there last December. She had a wonderful show at Alchemy several years ago.

Anonymous said...
April 22, 2010 at 11:41 AM

20 dollar submission fee? NO THANKS!

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