An annual juried fine art exhibition and sale of traditional and representational
Indiana art

2021 Exhibition & Sale

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CALL FOR ENTRY IS NOW OPEN - Deadline to apply May 14, 2021 | CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE 

Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc. is proud to announce we are entering the 43rd year of our annual Exhibition & Sale, held in the historic Brown County Art Gallery in beautiful Brown County, Indiana. The exhibition attracts entrants from Indiana and artists who have ties with Indiana. It is regarded as one of the top exhibitions in the state. The Exhibition & Sale offers over $20,000 in cash awards, including our IHA Gold Best of Show Award in the amount of $5,000.

Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc. believes in judging the works of the artists in person. The judge will view each painting in the Brown County Art Gallery and make their selection based on their criteria. Because of this judging technique, we require that all artists drop off their artwork to the gallery in advance of the judging. Drop off details are provided below and can be found on our website - IndianaHeritageArts.org.

NEW FOR 2021
• CaFÉ is our new online registration format. All entries must be made online through CaFÉ - click here to enter
• If you are not already registered with CaFÉ, you can set up a portfolio free of charge
• There is a $30 entry fee and a $35 IHA 2021 Membership fee, both are non-refundable
• All entrants must be a 2021 member of Indiana Heritage Arts to enter. If you are a new artist, or have not yet paid your dues, you can pay your dues when entering the show.
• You will receive a confirmation email from CaFÉ once you complete your online application that will include a PDF file of your painting tags.
• You must print and securely attach the tags to the back of each of your paintings
• Late entries will not be accepted
• New entries will not be accepted on drop-off days
• All IHA members will be listed on the IHA website - IndianaHeritageArts.org
• A list of juried artists and accepted works will be posted on our IHA website and social media platforms on June 9, 2021
• Award winners will be posted on our IHA website, social media platforms, and our online gallery IHAGallery.org on June 11, 2021 after 6 pm
• All works not juried into the show will be available for pickup June 10. Please call the gallery in advance to schedule a time for pickup - 812.988.4609

CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES
• May 14, 2021: Deadline for receipt of entries
• May 16, 2021: Early drop-off begins (this is optional for those artists who are not comfortable being around a crowd of people. Online appointments can be made after submitting entry; visit our website IndianaHeritageArts.org for details and how to schedule an appointment)
• June 6, 2021: Regular drop-off day | 10 am - 4pm | No appointment needed
• June 7, 2021: Judging
• June 9, 2021: Juried artists and artwork announced via social media & posted on website
• June 11, 2021: Award Winners announced on social media platforms, website and online gallery IHAGallery.org
• June 12, 2021: Open House - Award Winners to be presented with their awards at 4 pm; Attendance by advance reservations only | 3-5 pm and 5-6:30 pm. Watch for more details coming soon  
• June 12 - July 10, 2021: Exhibition & Sale Dates
• July 11-16 2021: Artists pick-up of any unsold artwork, please call the Gallery to schedule a day and time

ELIGIBILITY

• Artist must be 18 years or older, current resident or former resident of Indiana
• Artist must be a current member of Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc. Memberships can be renewed or become a member with your entry. Entry fee $30, annual dues $35. Both fees must be paid with entry submission. No refunds
• IHA board members are eligible to exhibit, however they are exempt from receiving awards
• Each artist may enter up to 3 paintings for consideration

ELIGIBLE WORK

• Two-dimensional work only
• Painting: oils, acrylics, alkyd, watercolor, casein and egg tempera, pastels, drawing, printmaking, and mixed media
• Work not on canvas must be under glass or plexi
• Work should be executed in the spirit of the traditional early Indiana artists
• IHA strongly encourages artists to submit their best and freshest works
• Photography or computer art is not allowed
• Work completed under the supervision of an instructor, copies of other artists; works or published photographs are prohibited

RULES

• All submitted work must be available for purchase
• Maximum framed size: 57" x 57"
• Work must be properly framed and ready to hang
• Frames must be sturdy enough to support the artwork and in good repair
• Frame must be wired for hanging, strap hangers only
• IHA reserves the right to reject inadequate framing; mats and glass must be clean
• Wet paintings or gallery wraps are not permitted
• NO exception to these rules
• Failure to meet these rules will result in rejection of work and admittance in show
• Show committee will have the final decision

AWARDS

We will award over $20,000 in cash awards.
• IHA Gold $5,000
• IHA Silver $3,000
• IHA Bronze $2,000
• Director's Purchase Award
• Awards of Excellence $1,000
• Memorial and Merit Awards $250-$500
• People's Choice Award $500
• Ada Shulz & C. Curry Bohm Awards - to encourage entries in the spirit of the artists. Ada Shulz - works featuring children with pets or figures in gardens. Bohm Award - Winter scenes or street scenes of Nashville, Indiana

SALES

• All paintings must be available for sale during the exhibition
• Sales may be made in person at the Brown County Art Gallery and/or through our online gallery: IHAGallery.org
• Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc. retains a 33% commission on all sales
• Prices may not be changed after submission
• Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc. will collect and remit Indiana Sales Tax
• All sold artwork will remain on display throughout the Exhibition & Sale. Artwork may be picked up between July 11-16, 2021

DELIVERY OF WORK

We will once again offer early drop-off dates and times to spread out the intake of artist and paintings. Once you have received an email confirmation of your entry, visit our website IndianaHeritageArts.org for details of how to make an online appointment. These scheduled dates and times will be the only times artists will be permitted to drop off their paintings.
• We will email each entrant a pdf file with their detailed painting tags a few days after Call for Entry deadline May 11, 2021.
• These tags are to be securely attached to the back of each painting
• Should you need additional tags or have an entry change, blank tags will be available during drop off at the gallery
• Drop-offs will be in the Stevens Art Studio; entrance is on your right as you are walking up to the gallery
• All COVID19 protocols will be in effect, masks and social distancing are required while inside
• The gallery office will be closed to artists

HOW TO ENTER

You are required to upload images of your work. We are asking for 1 unframed image per entry. Here is how to prepare your images for upload:
1. JPEG file format only
2. File dimensions: no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
3. File size: 5 MB maximum
4. Orientation: ensure your image is properly oriented (vertical or horizontal)
5. 1 image per entry, unframed
6. No digital enhancement to the image is allowed
7. No slides or photographs will be accepted
8. It is in your best interest to submit a high resolution, high quality image
9. These images will also be used for our online store
Prepare your digital images before you apply, we suggest naming each file with your name and the title of your artwork. If you are not already registered with CaFÉ, you can set up a portfolio free of charge. The $30 entry fee and $35 IHA 2021 Membership fee are non-refundable.

COMMUNICATIONS & NOTIFICATIONS

Please contact CaFÉ help for these specific inquires:

• Support with uploading media or questions about system specifications
• Errors on the CaFÉ website preventing you from completing an action
• Assistance with a website feature or understanding website options
• If the CaFÉ website is inaccessible. Contact CaFÉ.

From Indiana Heritage Arts....

• CaFÉ is our new online registration format. All entries must be made online through CaFÉ
• You will receive a confirmation email from CaFÉ once you complete your online application with a PDF file of your painting tags
• You must print and securely attach the tags to the back of each of your paintings
• Late entries will not be accepted
• New entries will not be accepted on drop-off days
• All IHA members will be listed on the IHA website - IndianaHeritageArts.org
• A list of juried artists and accepted works will be posted on our IHA website and social media platforms on June 9, 2021
• Award winners will be posted on our IHA website, social media platforms, and our online gallery IHAGallery.org on June 11, 2021 after 6 pm
• All works not juried into the show will be available for pickup June 10. Please call the gallery in advance to schedule a time for pickup - 812.988.4609

Download a PDF file of our Call For Entry - click here to download.

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Legal Agreement:
Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc., Brown County Art Gallery Foundation, Inc., their agents and representatives will make every effort to protect artists' work, but will not be responsible for loss or damage. Artists agree to hold Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc., Brown County Art Gallery Foundation, Inc., their agents and representatives, harmless from all such claims and losses. Artist grants permission to both parties to reproduce works for publicity, social media promotions and online sales.

Entry constitutes agreement with all conditions of the prospectus. Prize-winning artists will be asked to supply their social security number in order to collect prize and purchase awards.