2011 Juried Art Show

The 2011 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show competition closed on February 14th.

The show opens at the Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery on May 20th with a public reception. Additional details to be determined.

Application Procedure

The Kinsey Institute is now accepting applications from all artists 18 years of age and older who are creating artworks that explore:

sex / gender / sexuality / eroticism / reproduction / romantic relationships

the politics of sex and gender / the human figure / illness and sexuality

Since 1947 The Kinsey Institute has promoted interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. For our 6th Annual Juried Art Show we are looking for artworks that explore ideas or address topics related to the Institute's mission. Suitable artworks can vary from the erotic to the political; from general statements to deeply personal works about one's own experiences. Artists may submit work for the exhibition online or by mailing the application form with images saved on compact disc. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by February 14, 2011.


Open to all artists 18 years and older creating work exploring sex, gender, sexuality, eroticism, reproduction, romantic relationships, and/or the sensual human figure. Entries must be original works in any media including: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, mixed media, and performance pieces. Proposals for installations may be submitted, but artists are responsible for installing the work and for a all expenses involved. Models must 18 years or over and model release forms provided upon request. Maximum size 60” in any direction including frame or stand. Max weight 75 lbs. unless special arrangements are made. Works must be framed and wired for installation (no saw tooth hangers). The jurors reserve the right to disqualify any work that varies from the submitted image.

Application Fees

The nonrefundable application fee is $30 for the first piece, $35 for two, and $40 for three. Diptychs will be considered two pieces and triptychs will be considered three pieces. Please limit your application to three works.

Applying online

Online submissions may be made here. Images must be jpeg, png or gif formats and less than 3 MB.

Applying by mail

To submit an application by traditional mail include:

and mail application form to:

The Kinsey Institute
Juried Art Show
1165 E. Third Street
Morrison Hall 313
Bloomington, IN 47405

Artist submitting video work must mail compact disc and cannot submit online.

Applications will not be returned to artist.

Shipment & Delivery

Shipping artwork to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. All shipping must be prepaid. Artist may use his/her own shipping company preference, and is responsible for scheduling delivery and providing prepaid return shipping labels (for USPS, FedEx or UPS) for the return of the work. Works must be labeled with title and artist’s name. Shipping cartons must be reusable and within shipping guidelines. Late or damaged work will not be exhibited. Deliver or ship work to the SoFA Gallery—instructions, dates and times will be included in the acceptance letter. Dates and times for hand-deliveries will be announced with acceptance letter. All work must arrive by May 11, 2011.

Deliver or Ship Work To:

The Kinsey Institute Juried Show
SoFA Gallery
Fine Arts 123
Bloomington, IN 47405


Receipt of the completed form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in the prospectus. The Kinsey Institute/Indiana University provides insurance for the artworks while on site. It is the responsibility of the artist to provide all shipping costs and insurance on works during shipment. A loan agreement will be sent to all accepted artists. Consent to reproduce works photographically is assumed to be granted unless specifically reserved in writing.

Sale of Artwork

Artists may choose to have their artworks available for purchase throughout the exhibit. Any work sold by the gallery is subject to a 40% commission. Under no circumstances will work be withdrawn before the end of the show due to sale.

Return of Work

Exhibited hand-delivered work must be picked up the week of August 2-3. Shipped works will be returned August 9. Artists are responsible for providing postage or prepaid shipping labels for the return of their work. Nothing may be shipped COD. Any work that is left at The Kinsey Institute after August 31, 2011 will become the property of the Institute unless shipping arrangements have been made.


If you have questions about the show or the application process, please contact The Kinsey Institute at 812-855-8890 or send an e-mail inquiry to kiart@indiana.edu.

About the Show

The 2011 Juried Art Show will take place at the Indiana University School of Fine Arts Gallery from May 20 through July 30, 2011.



All works selected by the jurors will be included in The Kinsey Institute’s 2011 Juried Art Show at Indiana University’s School of Fine Arts Gallery, May 20 to July 30, and included in a virtual version of the exhibit on The Kinsey Institute's website. An opening reception will take place at the SoFA Gallery on May 20. A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the artist whose work is voted “Best in Show”. Similarly, a $200 prize will be awarded to the work voted “Gallery Visitors’ Choice” the night of the opening reception.

Dates & Deadlines

Deadline for Applications February 14
Notification sent April 5
Dates for hand delivery of artwork May 10-11
Deadline for arrival of artwork May 11
Exhibit opens with reception May 20
Exhibit closes July 30
Pick up hand-delivered work August 2-3
Shipped work returned August 9

The Kinsey Institute Collection

Established in 1947, The Kinsey Institute now holds one of the world's largest and most renowned collections of historical and contemporary art, artifacts and photographs related to sex, gender, and reproduction. More than 100,000 items span 5000 years of history, and range from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary fine art photography. These materials are available for use by qualified researchers and are featured in exhibitions and publications. Please visit www.kinseyinstitute.org or contact the Institute's Curator of Art, Artifacts and Photographs at catjohns@indiana.edu or 812-855-7686 for more information about this unique collection.