The Tippecanoe County Historical Association and Purdue Galleries Fountain Gallery invite artists to submit works for “50/300: Art Inspired by the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon.”  In 2017, The Tippecanoe County Historical Association will host the 50th Annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. This year also marks the 300th anniversary of the founding of Fort Ouiatenon, the historic settlement upon which the Feast is based. “50/300: Art Inspired by the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon” is a juried art show that will be a part of the year- long celebration of these milestones.

Artists who have created work inspired by the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon festival are invited to submit their art to be considered for inclusion in this exhibition. The entries for the exhibition may be stylistically straightforward, or abstract, conceptual, or in other ways surprising or inventive, using the Feast as a source of inspiration and exploration.

“50/300: Art Inspired by the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon” will be presented in Purdue Galleries Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette, Indiana, from May 9 through June 17, 2017.  Entries must be received by Friday, March 24.  Open to artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States.  Submissions must be original 2D or 3D artworks in any media inspired by the annual Feast celebration.

Jurors for the exhibit will include a representative of the Feast/TCHA, a regional artist, and a Purdue Galleries staff member.

Prizes/Awards will include tickets to the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon for all selected artists, as well as full weekend passes, and memberships for selected winners.

Dates to Remember:
March 24 - Deadline for submissions
week of March 27 - Jurying to take place
March 31 - Announcement of jury results (sent via email)
April 24 - Artwork due at gallery
May 9 - Exhibition opens
May 12 - Opening Reception
June 17 - Exhibition closes
Pickup of work Sun. June 18 from 4 – 6 pm or Mon. June 19 from 8 am – 1 pm

Entries: Selections will be made from a review of digital images.  A maximum of three works may be submitted per artist.  Artists may submit up to three images for each entry.  There is NO entry fee.  Entries must be made on the official entry website: no later than Friday, March 24th.  All work must be original and the artist must own the sole copyright to the art.  Artworks must fit through the front door of Fountain Gallery in downtown Lafayette (32” x 98”).  Substitutions for accepted works will not be allowed, and all delivered work must match the image juried. All accepted work must remain at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

All artists submitting to this exhibition will be notified via email of the judges’ decision. TCHA reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than requested in the electronic entry. Entering this exhibition constitutes agreement that images may be used for publicity purposes.

Presentation:  Wall-hung work must be framed and must include proper hanging hardware. If you are shipping framed work we require you ship the work with acrylic instead of glass.  Frames, mats and wiring must be professional quality and in good condition. No saw-tooth hangers, please. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. 

Artwork will be handled with reasonable care.  Neither Purdue Galleries, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, nor their representatives will be responsible for loss, theft, or damage of artworks during shipping to and from the gallery. Purdue Galleries reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork for publicity and documentary purposes. All works will be covered by a blanket insurance policy for the duration of the exhibition.

Sales will be encouraged. All work will be considered for sale unless otherwise indicated. Neither Purdue Galleries nor Tippecanoe County Historical Association will take a commission from the purchase of works from the exhibition.

Preparing images for submission: You may upload up to three views of each of your three works submitted. Some key points to remember:
- Name your files as yourlastname-1.jpg, yourlastname-2.jpg, yourlastname-3.jpg, etc. Your last name is followed by a HYPHEN and then the artwork number, which corresponds with the entry number on the online entry form. Another HYPHEN and then the a, b, c, d letter are for any additional views of that work (i.e. yourlastname-1-a.jpg, yourlastname-1-b.jpg, etc.)
- All JPEGs must be 300 ppi, sized to 7 inches (or 1200 pixels) wide or tall in the longest direction. Images should be print quality RGB files.
- Composites images are not acceptable. One view per image submitted only.

Shipping: Do NOT send any actual works until notified of acceptance. Accepted artworks may be either:
• hand-delivered to the Fountain Gallery during regular operating hours (12 – 7 pm, Tuesday through Friday) until April 24, OR
• shipped to Tippecanoe County Historical Association at 1001 South Street, Lafayette, IN  47901 to arrive by April 24.

All shipping and shipping insurance costs to and from the gallery are the responsibility of the artist. Return shipping arrangements must be made by prepaid shipping label or air bill. Reusable shipping containers only. No Styrofoam peanuts.  Entries will be returned in the same carton in which they arrive. 

Hand delivered artwork must be picked up at the Fountain Gallery by Tues. June 20. 
Neither Purdue Galleries nor TCHA will be responsible for works remaining at Fountain Gallery after June 20.

Kelly Lippie, Curator of Collections, Tippecanoe County Historical Association, (765) 476-8411 ext. 5,
or Erika Kvam, Coordinator of Fountain Gallery, (765) 420-7589,