The Earth Discovery Center hosts three art shows a year that focused on nature-themed art work, as well as an "Artist of the Month" on display in the Earth Discovery Center hallways. All art shows are free with park admission. Many of the pieces are for sale, with a percentage of sales going to support the Eagle Creek Park Foundation.
Wood Carver and Turner Exhibit: February 23 & 24 (Sat & Sun) 9am-5pm at the Earth Discovery Center
Images of Nature Photography Contest and Show: TBA
Celebration of Nature: TBA
Artwork by the Artist of the Month is displayed in the hallways of the Earth Discovery Center and is viewable any time during EDC open hours. Usually much of the artwork is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Eagle Creek Park Foundation. If you are interested in being an Artist of the Month, please contact Jay Powell at 327-1196 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Earth Discovery Center is the perfect place to showcase your artistic talents in the beautiful setting of Eagle Creek Park. We have three art shows a year that focused on nature-themed art work, as well as an "Artist of the Month" on display in the Earth Discovery Center hallways. Two dimensional artwork (painting, photography, must have only natural items, with nothing artificial or human-made visible (including roads, footprints, etc.) The Woodcarvers and Turners Exhibit may include bowls, ornaments, and some Native American-themed work. See below for updated registration forms and exhibit requirements, or call the Earth Discovery Center at 317-327-7148 for more information.
Wood Carver and Turner Exhibit at Eagle Creek Park
Preparations for the 2013 Woodcarver and Turner Exhibit at Eagle Creek Park are well underway and we are hoping for a wonderful turnout this year. A few details about this year’s show:
In order to have enough time to set up and gather tables, racks, food, etc. we will need to have all registration and entry forms no later than Monday February 18th.
There is a $25.00 table fee for each participant.
Exhibit Times and Dates:
Saturday February 23, 2013 9am-5pm
Sunday February 24, 2013 9am-5pm
Exhibit Set Up:
1:00-5:00pm Friday February 22, 2013
Please help to ensure a quality event by following these guidelines.
1. All carving, sculpture, and wood-burning entries must depict wildlife, flora and fauna, and/or traditional American Indians. NO domestic plants or animals, cowboys, or craft items. All woodturnings must utilize natural wood products.
2. For a 15% commission, Eagle Creek Park Foundation will provide for Visa or MasterCard purchases.
3. The Eagle Creek Park Foundation and Eagle Creek Park reserves the right to remove any art deemed inappropriate or which does not comply with event guidelines at any time during the event.
4. All art must be displayed until 5:00pm on Sunday.
5. You have until February 25 at 5pm to pick up your artwork. After this time the artwork becomes the sole property of Eagle Creek Park.
6. The decisions of the Eagle Creek Park Foundation and Eagle Creek Park are FINAL.
What You Should Bring:
Covers for your tables, lights if you need them, extension cords and adapter plugs. All artists are encouraged, but not required, to demonstrate during the exhibit.
The Earth Discovery Center has a pantry with a refrigerator to store refreshments. Saturday and Sunday we will provide coffee and cookies in the morning, soup and sandwiches for lunch. This exhibit is free to the public with paid park admission. Artists should give their names at the gates when picking up and dropping off artwork. If you have any questions about this event please call the Earth Discovery Center at (317) 327-7148 and ask for Jay. Hope to see many of you there!
Please print out and return both registration forms by February 18 to:
Eagle Creek Earth Discovery Center
attn. Jay Powell
5901 Delong Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46254
September 15 - September 23 at the Eagle Creek Earth Discovery Center
Exhibit is free with park admission, call 327-7148 for more information
If you are interested in entering "Images of Nature," please print out the entry rules and registration forms at the link below and read them carefully. Each artist may enter up to three photographs, at least 8"X10" or 80" square for the printed photograph dimensions, outer frame dimensions no larger than 20"X24," matted and framed with a secure picture hanging wire. All photographs must contain natural settings, plants and animals only (no roads, buildings, fences, domestic plants or animals, etc.) Please see entry form for more detailed information on requirements.
To enter, bring your entries, entry forms, and $25 registration fee to the Earth Discovery Center on one of the following dates:
August 31, 9am-5pm
September 1, 12pm-5pm
September 2, 1pm-5pm
Exhibit Dates: Dec. 1st – 9th 2012
Monday thru Saturday 9am – 5pm
Reception: Friday Nov. 30th 6-8pm
· Please BRING Registration Form to the Earth Discovery Center during Drop off dates with labeled artwork. (there is no registration fee for this event) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF ARTIST REGISTRATION FORM
· DROP OFF ENTRIES at the Earth Discovery Center:
Saturday, Nov.17th from 9am-5pm or Sunday, Nov. 18th from 1pm – 5pm
Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces of art. Artwork MUST be the sole work of the artist and may consist of prints, canvas, sculpture, carvings, or other 3 dimensional art forms. Subject matter is restricted to wildlife, nature, or landscapes in which there are no man-made structures, people, domestic or captive animals. Submissions are to emphasize the natural world. Two- dimensional submissions may be various sizes but must be able to be hung or displayed securely in exhibit. They are to be framed and must have a secure wire to hang from the back. Each submission MUST also have the appropriate identification label attached (name, address, phone # and title of work) to the back. Entries not meeting these criteria will not be displayed.
It is our intention to place each artist’s work together as a group. A common table will be available if the artist would like to set out business cards. This will not only make identification of the artist easy but will allow viewers of your work to take a card so they may contact you.
You may sell your art at this exhibit. Sales will be handled by the park. The Eagle Creek Park Foundation will receive a 15% commission on all sales. Names and prices for each piece of artwork will be listed in the exhibit program.
ENTRIES MUST BE PICKED UP by you or a representative on Sunday Dec. 9th from 4-5pm or Monday Dec. 10th from 9-5. Entries NOT picked up by the Wednesday the 12th will become the sole property of Eagle Creek Park and may be used or disposed of at the park’s discretion.
For more information, please call the Earth Discovery Center @ (317) 327-7148
Please, DO NOT submit artwork that has been displayed at prior Celebration of Nature exhibits.
Eagle Creek Park and the Eagle Creek Park Foundation will make every effort to handle your entries with care to avoid damage. However, neither Eagle Creek Park nor The Eagle Creek Park Foundation will be liable for any damage to your entries during this exhibit.