Call Detail

Social Thoughts
Kokomo, IN 46902

Entry Deadline: 9/29/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6


A social issue refers to topics of national political interest, over which the public is deeply divided and which are the subject of intense partisan advocacy, debate, and voting.  Examples include abortion and same sex marriage.  In this case “social issue” does not necessarily refer to an ill to be solved, but rather to a topic to be discussed.  We are open to broad interpretations of social issues such as conceptual and abstract works.  

GALLERY:  The Indiana University Kokomo Union Street Gallery is located in downtown Kokomo.  The gallery displays artwork by students, faculty, alumni and local, regional and national artists throughout the year.

ELIGIBILITY:  The exhibit is open to all artists over the age of 16, who reside in the state of Indiana.  All fine art media are accepted including: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, collage, digital, and mixed media.  All work must be original, completed in the last two years.  Sculptures should not exceed 9ft in height due to gallery space.  All work must be accurately represented in jpeg images.  Work not meeting these criteria will not be exhibited.

PRESENTATION:  Professional presentation of each piece is required.  2D artwork must be framed and have a secure way to hang the piece if it requires hanging.  For canvases, the sides and all staples must be covered.  Sculptures should be fully assembled and structurally sound and include detailed installation instructions, if necessary. 

ENTRY:  All entries must be made through the CaFE website.  All entries will be chosen from high-resolution (300dpi) jpeg images.  Files not to exceed 5MB.  A maximum of 3 pieces can be entered per artist.  For 3D works only, a second detail photo may be uploaded.  The gallery reserves the right to reproduce images accepted into the show for promoting and archiving the exhibition.  Questions should be directed to subject line “social issues”.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP:  Delivery and pick-up of artwork will be the responsibility of the artist.  The artist may choose to either personally drop-off and pick-up the work during gallery hours or ship their work to the gallery.  It is the artist’s responsibility to send any shipped artwork in a sturdy, reusable box with a prepaid return shipping label inside.  Any work not picked up 30 days after the end of the show will become the property of the Indiana University Kokomo Union Street Gallery.



·         Entries due: 9/29/2017

·         Notifications to artist on or before: 10/13/2017

·         Delivery of Artwork: 10/18-21; 10/25-28,2017 (during gallery hours)

·         Exhibition Dates: 11/3-22, 2017

·         Opening Reception: 11/3, 2017 5:30pm-8:00pm

·         Pick-up Artwork: 11/27-30, 2017 11:30am – 5:30pm



HOURS:                Wednesday, Thursday, Friday    11:30am – 5:30pm
                                                  Saturday                 10:00am – 5:00pm

Email Address:
                         Subject line: Social Issues

 Address for drop off:
                                   219 N. Union St.
                                    Kokomo, IN 46901
Address for mail delivery:
                                         Indiana University Kokomo
                                          ATTN: Union Street Gallery
2300 S. Washington St.
                                                Kokomo, IN 46902