The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2014
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
Since 1947 The Kinsey Institute has promoted interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. For our 9th 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 CD or DVD. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by February 16, 2014.
Open to all artists 18 years and older creating work exploring sex, gender, sexuality, eroticism, reproduction, romantic relationships, and/or the 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 all expenses involved. Models must 18 years or over, with model release forms provided upon request. Artists should keep in mind they are responsible for the shipping costs to and from the exhibit, and take this into consideration when submitting larger works. 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 including: artworks that are a different size than stated on the application, artworks that do not show the quality represented by the submitted image, and artworks that arrive damaged.
The nonrefundable application fee is $30 for one artwork, $35 for two, and $40 for three. Please limit your submission to three works.
Online submissions may be made here. Images must be JPEG, PNG, or GIF formats and less than 3 MB. If submitting online, video artists should include a link (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) to their video piece in the artwork description section of the application. Video files cannot be uploaded.
Applying by mail
To submit an application by traditional mail include:
- Completed application form (PDF).
- Images of art work in digital format saved on CD or DVD. Images must be saved as a JPG and 300dpi or less. Disk should be labeled with name of artist and title of artwork.
- Payment in U.S. dollars (check or cash only). Checks should be made payable to The Kinsey Institute.
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 may apply online by including a link (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) to their video piece in the artwork description section of the application or by mailing the entry form with a DVD of their work.
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 is responsible for 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 Grunwald Gallery of Art—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 7, 2014.
Deliver or Ship Work To:
The Kinsey Institute Juried Show
Grunwald Gallery of Art
Fine Arts 123
Bloomington, IN 47405
Receipt of the completed form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in the prospectus. It is the responsibility of the artist to pay all shipping costs and insurance on works throughout the period of the loan (if insurance coverage is desired). A loan agreement will be sent to all accepted artists. Consent to reproduce works for promotional purposes and to include on the Kinsey Institute website 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 50% 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 on July 14-15, 2014. Shipped works will be returned the week of July 14th. 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, 2014 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Show
The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2014 will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art from May 16 through July 12, 2014. Learn more about past Juried Art Shows »
- Betsy StirrattDirector of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University
Catherine Johnson-RoehrCurator of Art, Artifacts and Photographs at The Kinsey Institute
Jeremy SweetAssociate Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University
Garry MiliusAssociate Curator of Art, Artifacts and Photographs at The Kinsey Institute
All works selected by the jurors will be included in The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2014 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, May 16-July 12, 2014, and included in a virtual version of the exhibit on The Kinsey Institute website. An opening reception will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on May 16. A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the artist whose work is voted “Best in Show”. A $200 prize will be awarded to the work voted “Gallery Visitors’ Choice” on the night of the opening reception.
Dates & Deadlines
|Deadline for Applications||February 16|
|Notification sent||April 7|
|Date for hand delivery of artwork||May 7|
|Deadline for arrival of shipped artwork||May 7|
|Exhibit opens with reception||May 16, 6:00 - 8:00 pm|
|Exhibit closes||July 12|
|Pick up hand-delivered work||July 14-15|
|Shipped work returned||Week of July 14th|
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 more than 2,000 years of human history. 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 email@example.com or 812-855-7686 for more information about this unique collection.