Juried Exhibition

Since the organization’s inception, there have been 92 juried exhibitions. Starting in 1994, these have been held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA). Now known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.

Each year, our artist members are invited to enter the Annual Juried Exhibition. Submitted works are reviewed by an outside juror to be included in the exhibition. Works accepted are then juried to receive awards.

To enter, IN/A members must use an on-line jury system. We currently use Juried Art Services where members can create an account and submit their entries along with a $45 entry fee/$45 annual dues.

This exhibition is open only to members who have been juried into The Indiana artists Club.

The 92nd Annual Juried Exhibition of Indiana Artists Club is a showcase for 40-45 of Indiana’s finest working artists. Media includes painting, watercolor, pastel, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, photography and textiles. It is held every spring at The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields and is juried and judged for awards by a nationally known artist, educator or curator. Awards will total over $11,000 with Best of Show receiving $3,000.

2024 Dates to Remember

Please read this prospectus carefully!

  • Monday, January 1, 2024: First Day for Entries
  • Monday, January 22, 2024: Entries Due
  • February 12 week: Notifications
  • Sunday, March 17, 1:00 – 2:30: Accepted Entries Due at IMA
  • Sunday, March 17, 2:30 – 3:15: Judging for Awards (not open to members)
  • Sunday, March 17, 3:30 – 4:30: Juror’s Talk – open to the public
  • Friday, March 22: Exhibition Opening
  • Sunday, April 7, 3 pm: Awards Presentation/Annual Meeting
  • March 22 – May 18: Exhibition Dates
  • Sunday, May 19, 1 – 2 pm: Artwork pick up for two-dimensional pieces.

Arrangements will be made with the artist for three-dimensional objects to be picked up during regular weekday museum hours.

2024 Juror – Hiroshi Hayakawa


Hiroshi Hayakawa was born and raised in Japan. He earned a BA in French Literature from Keio University in Tokyo. After a short stint working as a computer systems engineer, he decided his love of life was making art. He relocated to the United States in 1991, attended Columbus College of Art and Design earning BFAs in Photography and Fine Arts, and then Cranbrook Academy of Art for his MFA in Photography.

He expresses his artistic vision in several mediums including drawing, painting, kinetic sculpture, alternative photography and paper crafts. In recent years, he has been more focused on drawing, working on a series entitled “Vanitas”. He is an author of 4 papercraft books, all published through Lark Crafts.

Hiroshi lives in Columbus Ohio. He teaches at Columbus College of Art and Design and exhibits his art nationally and internationally.



  • All current artist members in good standing are eligible. $90 application fee includes $45 membership dues and $45 application fee.
  • Submit one or two different works of art; but only one work may be selected by the juror.
  • All accepted and delivered artwork to the exhibition must be the same image as that selected by the juror – no substitutions. All works must be for sale, not NFS or POR.
  • No works produced under an instructor/tutor will be permitted and must have been completed in the last two years.
  • All work must be the artist’s original design and creation. Do not submit works that violate copyright laws, are computer generated or not of your own initiation.
  • No work previously shown in any Marion County competitive juried exhibition will be accepted.
  • Two- and three-dimensional original works of art are eligible.
  • Artwork with frame is limited to 42 x 36 inches in any direction – FRAMED. At the museum’s discretion, the number of pieces displayed may be reduced if a large number of artworks approaches this size.
  • The IMA has installed a new Arakawa hanging system in the Waller Gallery and the hanging hardware requirements have changed. Accepted entries will receive instructions for placement of hangers. All accepted work must also have bumpons on the bottom corners.
  • Stretched canvases must be protected on the back with a rigid covering for safety in handling.
  • Gallery wrapped canvases and cradle panels MUST be framed.
  • Acrylic (plexi) is preferred on all work.
  • Pastels may be framed with glass but must be in wood frames, not metal.
  • All work must be ready to hang upon delivery or it will not be accepted.
  • Entrant agrees to pay a penalty of $100 for non-delivery of an accepted piece. NO WORK MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE MUSEUM PRIOR TO 1:00 PM ON THE PICK UP DAY. Artwork must be signed out by a representative of the IN/A and museum security before leaving the museum.
  • Consent to photograph artworks for catalog/publicity purpose is hereby granted by entrant.

All reasonable care will be used in handling artwork; however, each entrant agrees to hold harmless Indiana Artists Club, The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, their agents, officers and their representatives from any and all claims of damage.

The appropriateness of any work in the exhibition will be left to the discretion of the IN/A and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. It is not the intent to censor work, we are sensitive to the issue of free artistic expression and will address any controversy with the artist in writing.

Your entry constitutes your agreement to abide by all conditions/regulations of this prospectus.

3-Dimensional Works:
Please read thoroughly as the instructions have changed!

  • There can be a total of 3 three-dimensional sculptural works included in this exhibition.
  • All sculptural work will be displayed on pedestals with secured vitrines provided by the IMA.

The Waller Gallery can accommodate 3 total three-dimensional objects with the following restrictions:

  • 2 three-dimensional artworks with the size limitation of 24” H x 18” W x 18” D.
  • 1 three-dimensional artwork with the size limitation of 24” H x 12” W x 12” D.
  • Three-dimensional artwork must be displayed inside the gallery and cannot be located outside the gallery entrance.
  • All three-dimensional artworks must be self-stable within each display or stable with the use of a mount. Mounts must be provided by the artists and require the approval of the IMA.
  • Three-dimensional artworks that will be on a pedestal cannot exceed the maximum weight of 100 lbs.
  • Artwork that is intended to be displayed without a pedestal must be pre-approved by the IMA. Any wall-hanging sculptures must weigh less than forty (40) pounds and not extend from the wall more than four (4) inches.  Sculptural wall-hanging art must be securely wired for hanging by the IMA’s installation department.



Accepted Artwork Receiving
and Juror’s Discussion

Upon your acceptance into the exhibition, you will receive an email with further hanging hardware and delivery instructions and the label to be filled out and attached to your artwork.

Delivery date: Sunday, March 17, 2024, 1-2:30 pm. Work cannot be shipped to the museum so please make arrangements with another member to deliver your work if you cannot deliver your piece on the 17th. No work may be delivered to the museum ahead of time.

Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

Please plan to attend an informal discussion with the Juror at 3:30 p.m. following judging for awards on the delivery day, March 17. Location of juror’s talk is the Adult Classrooms, behind the Gift Shop.




2024 Exhibition Award Winners

Best of Show:
Pamela C. Newell — $3,000
First Prize:
Donna J. Shortt — $2,000
Second Prize:
Stephanie L. Spay — $1,500
Third Prize:
Kevin J. Wilson — $1,000
Jury Prize of Distinction:
Rena S. Brouwer — $700
Jury Prize of Distinction:
Jerry F. Smith — $700
Jury Prize of Distinction:
Bob A. Meyers — $700
Merit Award:
Ellen S. Lyon — $500
Merit Award:
Kathryn H. Clark — $500
Merit Award:
Carleen O'Conner Rivera — $500
Merit Award:
Stephen Edwards — $500
Merit Award:
Jo Belmont — $500
Merit Award:
Elizabeth Busey — $500   |   PO Box #20688, Indianapolis IN 46220Indiana Artists Club.  |   All rights reserved. © 2024

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