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September 5, 2014 / ivytechartspartner

Poet Laureate to Lead Writing Workshop

 Indiana State Poet Laureate, George Kalamaras (right) will lead a poetry writing workshop at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 6, 2014, at Clowes Memorial Hall of Butler University.In this hands-on workshop, you will learn to teach (and write) basic poetic techniques like similes, metaphors, and images. You will explore how to write about common objects, and how close examination can lead to rich metaphors and flourishes of poetic insight.

For more information on this workshop and how to register, click here.
Entry Deadline for Poetry Out Loud Approaching
Initial entry response for the 2015 Indiana Poetry Out Loud (POL) state competition has been encouraging. Six new high schools have already responded, along with some of our previous participants.

Schools receive support in organizing local competitions to determine their state finalist, beginning with a detailed Teacher Toolkit as soon as the school registration information has been submitted.

The final deadline for school registration is November 21, 2014, and schools hold their local events in time to submit their winner information by the January 23, 2015 deadline.

For basic information and a downloadable registration form, please go to the IAC website at For questions and further support, contact Sarah Fronczek at 317-232-1274 or email

This marks the 10th anniversary for Poetry Out Loud, both in Indiana and nationally.

Artist Chosen for Jeffersonville Public Art Project

An empty green space in downtown Jeffersonville is one step closer to holding a giant art sculpture. Michael Wimmer’s submitted design for “Jeff,” a series of seven, 10-foot tall red figures running out from the ground, was selected the winner of City Canvas’s “On the Berm: It All Started with an Idea!” art project through a public vote. Wimmer is the owner of WE Studio, a New Albany art gallery. Read the full story here. (source: Indiana Economic Digest)

Cameras, Projectors and Brushes Unfurl Evansville Area Mural Projects

Photography played instrumental parts in historic murals and fresh wall art currently up, and soon going up from New Harmony to Evansville. Sara’s Harmony Way in New Harmony recently put up four photo reproductions on canvas taken from panels of the Indiana cycle Thomas Hart Benton created for Chicago’s 1933 Century of Progress World Exposition. And teams of artists have used photo projections to draw in the outlines for new murals going up along two streets. Click here for the full story. (source: Indiana Economic Digest)

NEA Celebrates Folk and Traditional Arts at Free Concert

On September 17, at 5 p.m., the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will celebrate the 2014 National Heritage Fellows in Washington, D.C. with a special awards ceremony at the Library of Congress.

The award recipients will receive the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, and are masters of such diverse art forms as Ukrainian textile arts, blues music, Native-American quillwork, and Tejano music.

A free concert on September 19 at 8 p.m. and will highlight the diversity of art found throughout the United States with blues, Tejano, and African-American religious singing; Irish dancing; and Native-American, African-American, and Ukrainian crafts. All of the artists featured are recipients of a 2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowship.

The awards ceremony, as well as the concert are free and open to the public. Both events will be streamed live on the NEA website.

Arts for Learning to Host Indiana Teaching Artist Institute

Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences, will present the Indiana Teaching Artist Institute, a one-day workshop to provide new and veteran teaching artists with useful professional development strategies for classroom management, special needs adaptations, and more.

The one-day institute welcomes artists of all art forms and experience levels to join in a community learning opportunity focused on the field of teaching artistry.

The conference strives to:

  • provide an introduction to the field of arts in education to artists unfamiliar with the field,
  • provide beginning teaching artists with opportunities to learn new and relevant information in the field to better prepare them for the classroom,
  • provide veteran teaching artists with new opportunities and perspectives with which to view their work,
  • provide a place for teaching artists of all experience levels to share their knowledge and connect with fellow practitioners.

The conference will be November 8, 2013 at Phalen Leadership Academy, 2323 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208.

Registration information can be found at Direct questions to Megan Watson at

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Artist Opportunities

Call for Photographs, Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Indianapolis, IN The Eagle Creek Park Foundation is currently accepting photo entries for “Images of Nature” exhibit. The Foundation will be collecting entries September 6 & 7, 2014 for its Eighth Annual “Images of Nature” photography exhibit and competition at the park’s Earth Discovery Center, 5901 Delong Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. The Riviera Camera Club presents the nature-based event September 20 – 28, 2014, which is open to all amateur and professional photographers who reside in Indiana. Artists can enter up to three original photographs. All entries must be developed from negatives, transparencies or digital files, and contain natural settings, completely void of human existence. Photos including man-made features and influences (buildings, fences, boats, farm fields, domestic plants or animals will not be accepted). Photos will be judged in six categories: Eagle Creek Park, Birds, Wild Animals, Landscapes, General Nature, and Creative. Entry fee is a non-refundable $30 per artist, and art can be sold at the exhibit. A percentage of proceeds from sales will support the building of a new Earth Discovery Center geothermal educational pond. The event is free and open to the public with park admission. Entry forms can be found by clicking here. For more information, call the Earth Discovery Center at 317-327-7148 or email

Clay Workshop for K-12 Teachers, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Join the Children’s Museum for this popular workshop series. Teachers can earn points toward their state teacher’s license renewal. They will also receive a great booklet of China-themed lesson plans with educational standards for the grade level they teach. Learn from the museum’s resident archeologist as you walk the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit and then create your own miniature Terra Cotta Warrior sculpture out of real terra cotta clay, led by a resident artist. The workshop will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Registration fee is $35 per person. Deadline for registration is September 10, 2014. To register, contact Rachel Ardeel, School Programs Development Manager at 317-334-3829 or email

Call for Artists, Autumn Centric Art Exhibition, Healing Arts Gallery, Indianapolis, IN Autumn in Indiana is associated with many different activities and scenes. Healing Arts Indy invites local artists working in any two-dimensionally formatted medium to submit work for this exhibition exploring Autumn in Indiana. The work is not limited to places of Indiana specifically but the intent is to keep the focus local. The work may be literally focused on Autumn or conceptually based on Autumn rituals and suggestions. Please state your intent to participate by emailing Paula Shoultz at For more information, call 812-617-1105. Deadline for submitting your email of intent to participate is September 17, 2014.

IMA Seeks Guitarists, Public Performance Artwork, Indianapolis, IN The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) and Team Records invite you to participate in the world premiere of E is for Equinox on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. at Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Virgina B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. E is for Equinox is a new composition by Grammy-nominated artist Stuart Hyatt, created specifically for the 2014 Equinox Celebration. This short but exuberant piece features a large ring of electric guitar players churning the E Major chord. Participants need: basic guitar skills (strumming E chord and keeping time), their own electric guitar and 1/4″ patch cable, amplifiers are encouraged but not required, attend at all-band meeting at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014, show up with guitar at 4 p.m. on September 20, 2014. To participate, fill in the form found at

Public Art Commission, Broomfield, CO The City and County of Broomfield, Colorado Public Art Committee seeks to commission an artist or artist team to create an original work of art for open space located in Broomfield Commons Community Park. Total project budget is $60,000. The application is available via CAFE online application system. For complete details, please click here. Deadline for entry is September 22, 2014.

Call for Animal Related Art, Performance, Film, Sebastopol, CA Sebastopol Center for the Arts, seeks artwork featuring animals large or small from any kingdom, real or born in the realm of your imagination. Think also animal-like creatures, prehistoric, realistic to futuristic and expressions of your “wild side,” your fears or dreams. Open to any medium; 2 or 3 dimensional, film, costume or performance. For questions, call 707-829-4797 or email Click their website link above for more information and a link to the online application. Deadline for entry is September 22, 2014.

Call for Architects, Request for Proposals, Peirce Stone Barn, Delphi, IN The Tippecanoe Arts Federation (TAF), North Central Health Services (NCHS), and Carroll County Historical Society (CCHS) are pleased to announce a substantial grant for improvements to the Peirce Stone Barn on North Washington Street, Delphi, Indiana. Design services for the conversion of an existing two story building of approximately 2,000 square feet into a museum exhibition space, and single event meeting space. The intent of this RFP is to have interested firms specifically address the services required and provide a well-considered price proposal for those services. For more information about the RFP and submitting proposals, please click here. Deadline for submission is September 24, 2014.

Call for Artists, Public Art Commission, El Paso, TX The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Public Art Program and Parks and Recreation Department seeks to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design, fabricate, and install artwork for the Westside Pool Project. To access the application, please visit: and look for “City of El Paso Westside Pool Project.” The project is to include an indoor capable competition pool that will host local, sectional, state, and High School swimming competitions as well as other aquatic programming. The Public Art Program is looking for an artist capable of collaborating with the architectural design team to envision and create a large scaled artwork that integrated with the building’s architecture, reflects the active nature of the building and values of the community that uses it. All interested artists are encouraged to apply and review further details of the RFQ at the above application link. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m. (MST) September 25, 2014. For more information, please visit: and click on “Public Art” tab. If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Howell, Public Art CIP Associate, at 915-212-1769 or email

Theatre Seeks New Play Submissions, Indianapolis, IN Indiana playwrights are invited to submit five page excerpts of full-length plays to be performed at the first annual Dionysia New Play Competition. There are no submission fees. The winning playwright will have their full-length play produced during Khaos Company Theatre’s 2015 Season and get a free 2015 Season Pass to all company shows. Click here for more information on the project. To submit your excerpt, please e-mail and include in the subject line, “Dionysia 2014 Play Submission.” The submission form will be emailed back to you. Complete the form and return via email to Deadline for submission is September 26, 2014.

Call for Artists, Richmond Art Museum Annual Exhibition, Richmond, IN The 116th Annual Richmond Museum of Art seeks entries. For a complete prospectus and how to enter, please click here. Deadline for entry is October 1, 2014.

Call for Artists, BEARS, Oh My!, Public Art, Lafayette, IN The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is seeking artists to submit entries for the 2015 public art exhibition BEARS, Oh My! Stylized sculptured bears, transformed by artists, will roam the streets of Lafayette and West Lafayette from late spring through summer 2015. BEARS, Oh My! will bring awareness of the importance of public art in the Greater Lafayette community and will raise funds to support the Art Museum. Click here for more information. Deadline for entry is October 15, 2014.

Call for Artists, 2016 Gallery Exhibition Series, Lafayette, IN The Tippecanoe Arts Federation announced that the applications for visual arts exhibitions in the Wells Community Cultural Center galleries are now available on the TAF website. All applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 13, 2014.

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Job Opportunities

Product Photographer, Amazon, Plainfield, IN The Photography Studios for Amazon work with the largest and fastest growing in-home studio network in the nation with state-of-the-art equipment and technology innovation. Amazon is looking for a skilled photographer for product and catalog photography in a high volume, digital studio environment. The ideal candidate will be just as comfortable and accomplished working with still photography as video, automated imaging and 3D capture. Successful candidates will be self-starters, strong communicators, very detail-oriented, and have a passion for the entire photographic process. This person will bring innovation to high volume photographic workflows, reducing the operational cost while improving the quality of imagery produced. Click here to see the complete job description and how to apply.

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