Public Art

Call for Artists Fishers Make-Off Competition- $1500 1st Prize Deadline April 10th

Deadline: 04/10/2024

Call for Artists Fishers Make-Off Competition- $1500 1st Prize Deadline April 10th

CALL FOR ARTISTS Fishers Make-Off 2024
Artists will spend the day in the Ignite Studio creating a work of art on May 4 from 9 00 to 3 pm.

Showcasing the variety of wonderful, artful things a person can create in our makerspace,†Ignite Studio hosts its first annual Make-Off. Selected artists will compete for monetary prizes to make an original piece of art related to Ignite equipment, kits or other in-house materials. Artists are challenged to highlight the creative possibilities involved in making and will be given up to six hours to complete their masterpiece. Non-participants will be able to watch the artistic process at work, participate in hands-on activities, and watch equipment demonstrations. This yearís theme is sustainable art.

Prizes to be awarded

1st $1500
2nd $750
3rd $500


9 00 Competition begins
11 30-1 30 Boxed lunches provided for artists
3 00 Competition ends
3 00-3 30 Judging
3 30 Awards

Entry †Interested visual artists should submit an†application.†Entrants must be 16 or older. 10 artists will be chosen to compete and assigned an area in the space.

Materials †Materials must relate to an Ignite†kit,†equipment or other art making materials in the space. Artists may request to use small tools and equipment such as our printing press, silkscreens, sewing machines, cinch machine, etc., but the main materials should be supplied by the artist.

Subject †The work must relate to the theme of sustainability. The work must be appropriate for public presentation in a family-friendly space.

Theme †Sustainable art

Sustainable art involves awareness of environmental issues, such as the materials artists use to create their works, reducing waste, and adopting practices that can reduce the impact of their work on the environment.

Materials to consider †

Reclaimed wood, paper, fabric, cardboard, magazines
Eco-friendly paints, inks, dyes
Recycled metal
Biodegradable and plant-based plastic alternatives
Organic textiles†like cotton, hemp, linen, wool
Natural and discarded objects
Reusing and retaining original elements in a ‘found’ painted canvas

Competition Guidelines

No prior work is allowed. Work must be completed between 9-3pm.
2-Dimensional work includes painting, drawing, photography, printmaking and most textiles, pyrography
3-Dimensional work includes assemblage, sculptures, weaving, jewelry, knitting, book binding, needle felting

Judging †Winners will be selected by a panel including past and current Makers-in-Residence.

Display †All work will be on display from May 6th to June 15th

Contact Kris Hurst, Arts Engagement Coordinator, with questions.