Hammond Arts Center

Entry Deadline: Mar. 16

5832 Hohman Ave.
Hammond, IN 46320

An exhibition of works illustrating the saving power of art
April 10th to May 1st, 2015

Delight, awe, social indignation are only a few of arts effects. Art also has many functions. One of it’s best is that of a liberator for an artist, audience or both. ”THE TRAP” seeks to merge art’s ability to emote and catalyze, resulting in works that celebrate the liberating power of art. This call for artists is open to a variety of mediums such as poetry, film, photography and canvas. Artists will be asked to grapple with and portray the thing or things that once confined them. Protagonists may involve socioeconomic inequality, addiction, racism, physical impairment, death or the fraying of a family unit. Whatever the trap’s particular manifestation may have been, it eventually succumbed to art’s capacity, releasing a cry that crescendoed into a celebration of liberation and freedom. We invite you to illustrate your trap using your medium of choice. Portray your containment, name your protagonist and celebrate your liberation.

Exhibition Dates: April 10th to May 1st, 2015
Opening Reception: April 10th
Submission Deadline: March 16th at midnight
Notice of Acceptance/Decline: You will receive an email notice of acceptance or decline no later than March 23rd. A list of accepted artists will be posted in our website and Facebook page on March 23 (mark your calendars).
Delivery: All accepted work must be received in the gallery by April 6th

All artists living in the U.S. and its territories ages 18 or over. All media will be considered (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, printmaking, video, installation, collage, mixed, textile, video, etc). Original work only. Work may be representational, abstract, non-representational or conceptual.

– Award of Excellence $200
– Honorable Mention $100


All work remains on exhibit for the duration of the show. Gallery reserves the right to refuse work damaged or considered too fragile to exhibit, too large to handle, or misrepresented in digital image.

All work must be presented in a professional manner. Works that do not require framing should be properly protected for shipping and handling. Framed works must be wired, and ready to hang. No saw tooth hooks. All work must be ready to install. In order to protect the works on view, NO PAPER WORKS HANGING FROM PAPER CLIPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Hammond Arts Center reserves the right to install accepted works in a manner deemed necessary for exhibit or security reasons.

The Hammond Arts Center takes no commission on sold work. Work may be listed as “Not For Sale” (NFS).

HAND DELIVERY days and times will be provided and arranged by the Hammond Arts Center. FOR THOSE WHO MUST USE SHIPPING, each artist is responsible for all shipping costs to and from the gallery, including shipping insurance. Shipped art should arrive at the Hammond Arts Center during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm) no later than April 6th, 2015. Any special opening and hanging instructions should be accessible on the exterior of the container. Return shipping is the responsibility of the artist. Pre-paid return shipping labels should be included with the package. They can be attached in an envelope on the exterior of the package. Please allow two weeks for return shipping after the end of the exhibition. Gallery is not responsible for works not collected after the pickup dates or without return prepaid shipping information. After 30 days of storage, works will become the property of the Hammond Arts Center. Avoid shipping works framed under glass.

Currently, works of art are insured by the Hammond Arts Center when they are on site. Our insurance does not cover any damage or loss incurred while in transit to or from the facility. Shipping insurance is the artists responsibility. All precautions will be made to handle and secure the work while in our care. Shipping insurance to and from the gallery will be the responsibility of the artist.

Your email submission grants the following: 1) Permission to Hammond Arts Center to use digital images sent by the artist for publicity, catalog, promotional and/or educational purposes. 2) Placement of digital images on our website unless written notification is given to Hammond Arts Center before exhibit opening. 3) Agrees with all the terms and conditions listed above. 4) Releases Hammond Arts Center of any lost or damage of works via shipping.

First, email your images (maximum of 3) following the instructions below. Images received without following the submission instructions will not be accepted. A confirmation email will let you know that we have received your images.

Please send your images to [email protected]

Files should not exceed 2MB in size each

Please add your last name and title to file name. Example: Smith_Portrait_1.jpg

Please copy and paste the following information in your email for each image you submit:

Artist Name:
Title of Work:
Website (if available):
Contact Phone #:

Please print this page for your own records.

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