White Ripple Gallery & Co. is partnering with the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority (SSCVA) and The University of Notre Dame to celebrate the natural settings (landscapes) near and along the shores of Lake Michigan native to the states of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan that remain undisturbed since the times of the indigenous people of the area. The exhibition, a White Ripple Gallery exhibit and an official exhibit for the University of Notre Dame’s Indigenous World program, will be on display from Monday, Feb. 9, 2015 through Thursday, March 19, 2015 inside the 6,500 square foot W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Indiana Welcome Center. Indigenous World is a year-long celebration on a world-wide scale of indigenous people and their culture, native settings, artwork, literary works and more.
Jurors: David Detmer, Jocelyn J. Prue, Ruth Crnkovich, Alex Schaufele and Ann Fritz
Eligibility: Open to artists residing in the U.S. who are at least 18 years old. Artwork must be a landscape depicting preserved land, a body of water, trees, wetlands or plants native to the states of Illinois, Indiana or Michigan, specifically in, near, or along the shores of Lake Michigan. Artwork may be representational or abstract, but cannot contain depictions of any man-made objects.
We welcome all media including oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, sculpture in any medium, collage, printmaking, photography, metal work and jewelry, and digital media. All work must be suitably framed, wired and ready for hanging. Works on paper must be framed under plexiglass or glass, wired and ready for hanging. Maximum weight of sculpture: 50 pounds. Sculptors must provide floor stand or wall mount. Artists that do not work in landscape artwork, but specialize in portraits, jewelry and metalwork, pottery, and clothing that authentically depict indigenous or Native American people and culture may also submit work for consideration.
Acceptance: Accepted work may be refused if it does not conform to the entered image. Absolutely no substitutions of accepted works will be allowed. All accepted work will be transported by White Ripple Gallery to the Indiana Welcome Center and must remain at the Indiana Welcome Center for the duration of the exhibit.
Sales: All artwork submitted for consideration must be for sale. We do not set pricing, but will provide suggestions, if applicable. White Ripple Gallery & Co.’s commission on any work sold will be 30% after taxes, artists will recieve 70% after taxes.