January 03, 2024

Call for Art: The 700 Collection, 2024 DEADLINE EXTENDED


by Kris Hurst

Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers has opened a call for art for our annual exhibit, “The 700 Collection.” We are seeking art in a variety of mediums for this juried group exhibit with cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

ABOUT “The 700 Collection”

The 700’s in the Dewey Decimal System is all about the arts! In the stacks of the 700’s, readers can browse for information on traditional mediums, such as painting and ceramics, and less traditional mediums, such as digital and graffiti art. You will find books on ikebana, crocheting with wire, and stained glass, as well. Show us any and all of these mediums and art forms for the upcoming exhibit: “The 700 Collection.”


We display artwork by artists of all ages and backgrounds. We encourage everyone to submit!


  • All work must be original.
  • No AI generated work.
  • Any work previously displayed at Ignite Studio is not eligible for entry.
  • Hanging work should not exceed 70 lbs.
  • Ignite Studio is located in a public library. We cannot accept work with nudity or profanity.

Painting, sketching, collage, mixed media, photography, ceramics, fiber arts, and sculpture are all accepted. For this show, if your medium is not listed, just ask!


All 2-D work must be wired for hanging BEFORE drop-off. No sawtooth hangers.


Deadline to submit is extended to Thursday, February 1, 2024.


Submit all required materials via one document, either a .docx or .pdf to hurstk@hepl.lib.in.us.

  • Name and email address
  • 1 – 3 images of work for consideration
  • Painting, sketching, collage, mixed media, photography, ceramics, fiber arts and sculpture are all accepted
  • Subject line of email should include the above info for all pieces in this format:
  • Subject: The Road Less Traveled, Oil, 12×20, $270; Self-Portrait, Acrylic, 18×30, $300; Sunrise, Mixed Media, 8×16, NFS
  • Each entry should include the following information:
  • Title of work
  • Material/Medium
  • Size
  • Price



Accepted artwork should be dropped off on the appropriate dates as specified by Ignite Studio. Works for exhibition will be selected from digital entries, and awards will be selected from actual artwork.


Artwork on display in Ignite Studio can be sold by the artist. Ignite does not take commission or handle any transactions. Work that is sold must remain on display through the duration of exhibit and will be marked with a red dot upon notification of its sale from the artist.


Stop by and see “The 700 Collection,” on display February 24-April 26, 2024.

Join us for an Artist Reception on Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 6pm.