Juried Art Exhibit 2017

 24th annual juried show


  • June 30 Application receipt deadline
  • July 18 Images reviewed by Juror
  • July 21 Notifications mailed
  • August 21-25 Accepted artwork received
  • September 5 Show opens
  • September 7 Reception and awards 5-7 pm 
  • September 29 Show closes
  • October 2-6 Pickup or return shipping

The Krempp Gallery is a part of the Jasper Arts Center, a multi-purpose community arts center which was established in 1975. The arts center hosts a number of performances in its 675 seat auditorium every year. It also has an active in-school educational outreach program and promotes the visual arts through twelve annual exhibits, workshops and lectures. The Krempp Gallery doubles as a lobby for the Arts Center during major events. The Jasper Community Arts Commission (JCAC)is a Department of the City of Jasper.


This competition is open to any artist who is a current or former resident of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan or Ohio.


$2,000 in Merit Awards will be presented at the discretion of the Juror.


This year's juror is Betsy Stirratt who is currently the Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington. Stirratt has been exhibiting her paintings, books, objects and installations since 1983.  Her work has been shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, The American Craft Museum, White Columns, and Art in General in New York, and galleries in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and elsewhere.  She is the recipient of several grants and awards, including a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the Indiana Arts Commission and the American Craft Council.    

Specifications and Restrictions

Work may be two-dimensional or three-dimensional. Size restricted to 72 - 90 inches with a weight limit not to exceed 100 pounds. ALL WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL, COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST THREE YEARS, FOR SALE AND NOT PREVIOUSLY HUNG IN THE KREMPP GALLERY.

Entry Information

NOTE: All selections will be made only from digital images submitted!

A non-refundable jury fee of $25 will be assessed for one or two images. Awards will be based upon digital presentation. Accepted images will be kept for publicity purposes including color reproduction of the postcard in the local media. Images can be sent via mail or e-mail and must not be larger than 1 MB. All submissions must be named by the artists' last name followed by the first initial, and then the title of the artwork. For example:

  • Wilson B Country Landscape.jpg

A completed image list on the entry from must accompany each entry. Jasper Arts Center is not responsible for loss or damage to entries submitted. Entries may be mailed with a completed hard copy form, check, and images on CD or e-mailed as attachments (good only for credit card payments). Attachments not conforming to size and type will not be opened.

Deadline for receipt of images is June 30th, 2017

Download the application linked at the top of this page. Further instruction on delivery and shipping will be sent upon acceptance into the juried show.

Presentation and Framing

Canvas paintings must be stretched, framed and wired; warped canvases will be rejected. Drawings, watercolors and other mixed media must be under Plexiglass. Do not ship any paintings under glass. (Hand-delivered paintings may be under glass.)

Download an application HERE 2017 Juried Show Application