Call for Artists


Entries Due: In-Person Artwork Drop Off at Minnetrista October 8 & 9; 10 a.m.– 5 p.m
Opening Reception: Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony at Anderson Museum of Art November 3; 5–8 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: November 4, 2023 – January 7. 2024

Since 2001, Open Space: Art About the Land, an annual art competition and exhibition, has encouraged Indiana artists to derive creative inspiration from the land and recognized new artistic creations that celebrate the notion of “open space” as it relates to the land.
Reimagined this year as an “art trail,” this exhibition will be openedsimultaneously as two sister exhibitions across East Central Indiana: at Minnetrista Museum & Gardens and the Anderson Museum of Art. Developed by the two museums in partnership with Red-tail Land Conservancy, a portion of the event’s proceeds will benefit Red-tail’s work to preserve and restore vital wildlife habitats and natural beauty.


Entries Due: Friday, October 27 from 10 am – 5 pm & Saturday, October 28 from 10 am – 3 pm
Opening Reception: Wednesday, November 15
Exhibition Dates: November 15 – January 7, 2024

Artists are invited to enter AMOA’s annual end of the year themed exhibit. This year’s theme is holiday and winter art.

Artists may enter works that showcase either winter (such as a snowy landscape, a polar bear sculpture, or an abstract snowflake painting) or a holiday (such as a portrait of a family lighting a Christmas tree, an oil painting of a menorah, or an intricate piece of jewelry inspired by Kwanzaa).

If you have a holiday story or memory associated with your work you are welcome to include them with your entries. Please send a digital copy to

Artwork will be displayed alongside our holiday exhibit “Deck the Walls” featuring holiday collections from local residents. If you have your own holiday collection you would like to share please contact Stephanie,, for more information.


Entries Due: Friday, March 17th  (10 am – 5 pm) and Saturday, March 18 (10 am – 4 pm)
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 2, awards at 2:30 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 2 – May 27, 2023

All photographers 18 and older living in Indiana are invited to enter our annual photography competition and exhibition, IN-Focus. Photographers can enter up to six photographs into seven categories: People, Nature/Scenic, Animal/Wildlife, Architecture, Photo Journalism, Digital Manipulation, Open.


Entries Due: Friday, August 18 from 10 am – 5 pm & Saturday, August 19 from 10 am – 3 pm
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 10 from 1 -3 , Awards at 1:30
Exhibition Dates: September 10 – October 22, 2023

Open to all artists, this annual juried show is sponsored by the Art Association of Madison County, Inc and held here at the Anderson Museum of Art. All works must be original and completed within the past four years. All mediums are accepted including paintings, watercolors, pastel, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, sculpture, and photography. Up to two pieces of artwork can be entered. For questions about this exhibition please contact Theresa Lucas as noted in the prospectus. Being an AMOA member does NOT get you the member price. You must be an AAMC member as they are a different organization.


Digital Entries Due:  Friday, June 2, 2023
Artist’s Reception: Friday, July 7, 2023
Exhibition Dates: July 7 – September 2, 2023

All artists, 18 years or older, in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, & WI) are invited to enter this open competition and exhibition. This exhibit is focused on giving artists the opportunity to turn all the classic “Figures of Speech” into works of art. Examples include “Birds of a Feather Flock Together” or “When Pigs Fly.” The following media are accepted: works on paper, paintings, contemporary conceptual photography, mixed media, and sculpture.