The Wabash River has literally and metaphorically shaped the Greater Lafayette community, and we wish to pay it homage with an exhibition. The Arts Federation, Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, and Tippecanoe County Partnership for Water Quality invite artists to submit artworks that have been inspired by the Wabash River and its tributaries.
The Wabash River's headwaters are in western Ohio, and it winds its way through 20 different Indiana counties to outflow into the Ohio River in southern Indiana. The Wabash River Watershed drains most of the state of Indiana, and this influential River is the subject of our state song. The river’s name comes from the indigenous Miami-Illinois name for the Wabash River, waapaahšiiki, that roughly translates to “water over white stones.” Aside from its natural beauty, there is a lot artists can find inspirational!
Deadline to Submit Applications: July 15, 2022
Artwork Selection & Artist Notification: Early August 2022
Artwork Drop off at TAF: August 24 - 26, 2022
Opening Reception: September 2, 6–8 pm
Exhibition: September 2 - September 30
Artwork Pick Up: October 3 – 5
This opportunity is open to any artist who is 18 years of age and older.
All works submitted for consideration must be original and created by the exhibiting artist.
Displayed artwork may be any 2-D or 3-D media. Eligible media include, but are not limited to: drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, oil/chalk pastels, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, assemblage, digital art, collage, metal work, jewelry design, fiber/textile art, wood work, and contemporary craft.
Artists wishing to apply should submit the online entry form (found below) no later than 5:00 p.m. (EST) on July 15, 2022. Please note each artist is limited to three (3) submissions.
While TAF hopes to showcase a diverse range of artwork through the On the Banks of the Wabash exhibition, space may be limited depending on the number of entries received. Therefore, TAF will use the following criteria when selecting pieces for this exhibition:
Artistic Merit – The submitted artwork’s relevance to quarantine and the level of originality in its concept and expression.
Technical Skill & Execution – the submitted artwork’s commitment to or experimentation with a specific technique;
Professionalism – The extent to which the artist’s entry form is complete and accurate; the quality of the artwork image(s) submitted.
Suitability – The submission is reasonably appropriate for all audiences and exhibition in a public setting.