Making: 200 Years


In celebration of the Columbus Area Bicentennial, the Columbus Area Arts Council (CAAC) is organizing a juried group exhibition, “Making: 200 Years,” at The Workshop. We are seeking artworks from a diverse group of creative talent who live or work in Columbus/Bartholomew County or have significant ties to the area. Artworks that are influenced by Columbus, Bartholomew County or the Columbus Area Bicentennial theme, “Common Ground,” are welcome, but are not required.

North Christian Church

from the 'Artitecture" series by Kevin Zeigler



  • Open to emerging, mid-career or professionals who identify as artists, designers, and/or creative entrepreneurs and live/work in Bartholomew County or have significant ties to the Columbus area.

  • Students enrolled in art or design programs in Bartholomew County are also eligible, as well as students from Bartholomew County who are currently studying virtually.

  • Medium is open to painting, drawing, illustration, photography, printmaking, textiles, sculpture, ceramics,

  • furniture and mixed media.

  • Artwork must have been made in the last three years and must be original works of art.

  • Entry fee is $20 for up to three artworks; student entry fee is $10. Payments can be made within

    the online entry form; contact CAAC if you wish to pay the entry fee with check or cash.

  • All entries must be submitted digitally at JPEGs must be 72 dpi, at least 1200 pixels in one direction and labeled with the following format: ##_ArtistName_ArtworkTitle (ex: 01_JaneSmith_Untitled). Each entry must also include a corresponding image list including Artist Name, Artwork Title, Medium, Year, and Price or NFS (Not For Sale).

  • Artwork Weight/Height: 2-D maximum dimensions: 60” W x 60” H (40 lbs. max). 3–D max. dimensions: 60"H x 36"W x 36"D; must be self-supported or mountable.


Accepted Artwork:

  • Accepted works will be listed for sale unless indicated as NFS (Not for Sale). A portion of the proceeds will benefit CAAC and future arts programs in the Columbus area (40% to CAAC, 60% to the Artist).

  • Images of accepted works may be used for promotional material.

  • Accepted 2-D artwork must be framed and ready to install upon drop-off. 3-D artwork that requires

    a pedestal or special hardware is to be arranged with CAAC prior to drop-off.

  • All costs associated with shipping are to be covered by the artist. To arrange shipping of artwork,

    please contact CAAC,


  • May 7, 11:59 pm EDT // Submission deadline

  • May 17–21 // Email notification to artists of work accepted

  • May 24–28 // Artwork drop-off or delivery

  • June 8–September 21 // Exhibition on view at The Workshop. Public Reception TBA

  • September 22–24 // Artwork pick-up for any unsold work


Guest Juror:

Dan Mason
Assistant Director, Historic New Harmony

Owner, Mason-Nordgauer Fine Arts


About CAAC:

About The Workshop:

About Columbus Area Bicentennial:


More information:

Please contact CAAC at with any questions about the exhibition or call for entry.