Jasper Community Arts

28th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 

September 2 - October 20, 2021

How to Apply

Step 1: 

Download and complete Application

Step 2: 

Email Application & Images to visualarts@jasperindiana.gov

Step 3: 

Pay by Credit Card with the provided link. 

Or Mail a Check to:

Jasper Community Arts

c/o Emily Colucci Peak

100 3rd Ave, Suite A

Jasper, IN 47546 

Deadline for submissions

Friday, July 16, 2021

$2,000 in Merit Awarded will be presented at the discretion of the Juror. 

Jasper Community Arts manages the Arts Wing of the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center which features over 6,000 square feet of exhibiting space across three galleries. The Galleries feature eighteen visual arts exhibits annually. JCA also manages the Jasper Arts Center which hosts a number of performances in its 675 seat auditorium and hosts a variety of educational outreach programs, plus workshops, lectures, and special events. Jasper Community Arts is a Department of the City of Jasper.  


July 16 Application deadline

July 23 Images reviewed by Juror

July 27 Notifications mailed

August 23-27 Accepted artwork received

September 1 Juror reviews work in Gallery to determine winners

September 2 Show opens

September 2  Reception and awards 5-7 pm 

October 20  Exhibit closes

October 21 - October 26 Pickup or return shipping


This competition is open to any professional artist who is a current or former resident of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan or Ohio. No students please. 


$2,000 in Merit Awards will be presented at the discretion of the Juror.


Chester Burton is an artist and art educator living in Illinois and working in Terre Haute, IN. He is currently a Senior Instructor at Indiana State University with a teaching emphasis in Printmaking, Sculpture, Drawing, and Foundational Studies. He received his BFA, with an emphasis in Printmaking, from the Atlanta College of Art in 1986, and his MFA, with an emphasis in Sculpture, from Indiana State University in 2003. He has worked as an art educator for more than 20 years with an art practice ranging from most traditional media and disciplines, including ceramics, photography, fiber, digital media, and alternative processes. His works have been exhibited nationally, though most recently he participated in an international print project sponsored by Unversidad Autonoma de Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Chih, Mexico. 

Specifications & Restrictions

Work may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Size restricted to 72 - 90 inches with a weight limit not to exceed 80 pounds (if hung on the wall). ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL, COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST THREE YEARS, AND NOT PREVIOUSLY HUNG IN JCA'S GALLERIES. 

& Framing

Canvas paintings must be stretched, framed and wired; warped canvases will be rejected. Drawings, watercolors and other mixed media paintings must be under Plexiglass unless hand delivered. Do not ship any paintings under glass. 

Entry Information

NOTE: All selections will be made only from digital images submitted!

A non-refundable jury fee of $25 will be assessed for one or two images. Awards will be based upon digital presentation. Accepted images will be kept for publicity purposes including color reproduction for the postcard in the local media. Images can be sent via mail or e-mail and should be in JPG format. All submissions must be named by the artist's last name followed by the first initial, and then the title of the artwork.


For example: Smith J Sunrise Landscape.jpg

A completed image list on the entry from must accompany each entry. Jasper Community Arts is not responsible for loss or damage to entries submitted. Entries may be mailed with a completed hard copy form, check, and images on CD or e-mailed as attachments. 

Deadline for receipt of images is July 16, 2021

Download the application at the link above. Further instruction on delivery and shipping will be sent upon acceptance into the juried show.

Delivery & Return of Accepted Entries

Accepted artwork must be hand-delivered or shipped, by the date indicated. Crates must be sturdy and reusable. STYROFOAM PEANUT PACKING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. All works will be returned in the same crates and manner as received. Shipping costs are entirely the responsibility of the artist. 

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

100 3rd Avenue, Suite A

Jasper, IN 47546