The Grateful Heart Eileen L. Vos Emerging Artists Program recognizes and celebrates life-long learning and exploration of the arts. Selected artists will be honored with a recognition certificate, featured show, and reception at Grateful Heart Gallery, at 654 Main Street, Lafayette, IN. Their work will remain on display and available for purchase for 60 days following their reception.
Eileen L. Vos was a true life-long learner, who embodied a sense of adventure and delight in seeking out knowledge and skills. A wife, mother and professional dressmaker, she selected something new to learn about each year, and shared that journey with her children (including Grateful Heart artist Diane Gee). From cement mixing to plaster figurines, leather tooling to ceramics, Eileen Vos demonstrated a fearless curiousity and willingness to explore life.
Our emerging artist program is a tribute to Eileen L. Vos, and to all those who continue to challenge themselves to learn, to grow and to explore new possibilities throughout their lives.
Up to (4) artists will be selected by the resident artists of Grateful Heart during each calendar year, and featured artists will be selected based on:
- demonstrated advanced, master skills in their selected media
- composition and design reflecting personal artistic vision
- demonstrated development of unique elements and/or specialized skills in execution of their work
- demonstrated personal commitment to lifelong learning
- demonstrated willingness to take risks to grow and achieve desired results
The program is open to artists of any media:
- who live and work within 75 miles of Lafayette;
- are at least 16 years of age, through any age (Senior applicants encouraged)
- have worked seriously in their media for less than 10 years
- meet the established criteria solely as judged by the resident artists of Grateful Heart
Applications open: February 14, 2012
Applications close: April 28, 2012
Personal interviews: May 1-4, 2012
Selection Notifications: May 5, 2012
Exhibit opening/reception: May 11, 2012
Applications open: July 3, 2012
Applications close: October 31, 2012
Personal interviews: November 1-3, 2012
Selection Notifications: November 6, 2012
Exhibit opening/reception: November 16, 2012
The resident artists of Grateful Heart currently include Diane Gee, working primarily in carved and sculpted porcelain; Rachel Witt, working in mosaic, stoneware, and recycled material art; Robin Pickett, working in graphic illustration and textile art; and Gail Johnston, master potter, working in stoneware, raku, and fused glass; and Peter Falk, master wood artist.
A non-refundable fee of $10 (check or money order, payable to Grateful Heart Gallery) must accompany each entry, along with a CD/DVD of digital images, a full description of each piece, and the attached entry form. A valid email address and phone number must be provided for notification.
Up to 5 (five) works may be submitted, with no more than 3 views per work; Only JPG and PNG digital format images will be accepted, at 300 dpi. Entries must be received at Grateful Heart Gallery by 6 pm on the closing date listed above.
Entrants may be asked to bring in a selection of their work for review, and a personal interview during the dates listed above. If selected, Entrants will be responsible for insurance, transport and assistance in the installation of their works in the gallery.
They will be asked to be available for press interviews, and throughout the Opening Reception event. Grateful Heart will retain a 30% commission on all sold artwork. Grateful Heart reserves the right to photograph or use digital images provided by the artist in either printed or electronic publicity materials.
Emerging Artist Program Entry Form