Mad Scientists Society Vol. II
Deft Talent.
Epic Imagination.
A Juried Variety Group Art Show

THEME & ELIGIBILITY:  Professional* artists ages 18 or over residing in Indiana that can create visual elements to highlight epic imagination, zany practices,  and/or mad talent.
[*Actively showing work qualify as professional for this show, including, but not limited to, studio, student, and emerging artists]

KEY WORDS: worldy, vibrant, wild,  unusual, strange, provoking,
experienced, skilled, talented, detailed, crafty, spooky,
superb, fine, peerless, fantasy, crazy, freaky, fascinating, steam-punk,
surrealism, and abstract inspired art work.

SPECIFICATIONS: Maximum size is no more than 48 x 48 x 4 inches.  All works must be framed or suitably presented. Wall hanging pieces must have D ring attachments or be properly ready to hang. Hanging works may not exceed 20 lbs. The coordinator will be responsible for hanging your work and a liability form will need to be released prior to committing to the show.

ACCEPTED MEDIUMS: All mediums will be considered for entry, however, some pieces may not be accepted due to space, flow and hazard issues and restrictions.

SALES: The gallery and coordinator encourages the sale of works.  The gallery can accept sales on behalf of the participating artists at a 30% commission rate with monies to be paid within 15-20 days after closing.


The I Fell Building
Main gallery
415 West 4th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404



DROP OFF DATE:  INDIANAPOLIS BASED ARTISTS will drop off art work at assigned locations in Indianapolis the last week of February. (TBA)
The coordinator will transport and hang all art work. Coordinator is responsible for art labels.

PICK UP DATE: INDIANAPOLIS BASED ARTISTS : coordinator will transport all unsold art work from gallery and return to owner first week of April (TBA)

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Please send images and sizes of works to [email protected]
Max number of submissions: Five (5)

Entry Fee: $15.00
A payment request will be manually issued by AMY WARD STUDIO via email once submission is received.
Fee assists with  exhibition materials and gallery rental . 
If work is selected, the fee includes transportation to and from (Indy/Gallery and back)

Artists selected and notified on January 31st, 2019

Juror  #1 & Participate:   Matt Panfil recently received his M.F.A from Herron School of Art & Design. He's the Art Director and co-owner of the Healer, an Indianapolis based Meow Wolf inspired venue. Matt is a video artist, collagist, poet, and filmmaker. He creates experimental films, music videos, and web-series. 
Recent accomplishments include NUVO's Best of 2016 for his 3D work and a large monetary contest win awarded by the city for his video #WeWelcomeAll .

Juror #2  & Participate Ellen Starr Lyon is a  mid-career artist with works showcased in galleries across the mid-west including Missouri, Denver, and Wisconsin.  Ellen is best known for her hyperrealism portrait paintings. Her home studio is part of the monthly art walk in Bloomington, IN.

Juror #3  & Participate:  Josh Haines is a Herron School of Art & Design graduate and Executive Director  of the Oilwick, a studio and exhibition space supporting emerging artists in Indianapolis. Josh is an active illustrator and painter.
[email protected]

Curator & Participate Amy Ward is an Indiana native who has traveled and lived in a variety of U.S cities. She is the founder of the Indianapolis chapter RAW: Natural Born Artists, a global arts organization and served as the City Director and National Scout for three years. Currently, she assists a series of galleries , local venues, and other organizations with a successful art rotation; focusing on mid-career, student, studio, and emerging artists.  Simultaneously, she's a self-taught painter with public murals based in Indianapolis and works sold to art collectors across the country.