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How to exhibit your work in the Arts Council’s OPEN Gallery

The Dearborn Highlands Arts Council is committed to artistic excellence, diversity, and educating our community with visual art from talented artists – in Dearborn County and beyond. Artists who wish to exhibit their artwork in a Feature Art Exhibit. may submit materials to us according to the guidelines below. No personal interviews will be conducted. Selection of artists is at the sole discretion of DHAC. All proposals are given careful consideration and selections are based on quality of art, diversity of exhibits, and the gallery schedule.


Exhibitions are selected and scheduled by our Visual Arts Committee. These shows rotate on a bi-monthly schedule, may be thematic in concept, and may combine fine art with craft. Group exhibits are also welcome.


Artist Submission Guidelines


To be considered for an exhibit, please submit the following:


  • A current biography and/or resume detailing education, grants, fellowships, awards, teaching positions, gallery affiliations, exhibitions and collections. Please include your mailing address, email address, and phone number(s).

  • For a Feature Exhibit, include an artist statement related specifically to the body of artwork you wish to exhibit. You may also discuss the influences, research and inspiration that shape your work in terms of media, technique, and concepts.

  • 5 digital images of work that will be available for exhibition. The images must include a related ID sheet listing title, medium, size, date, retail price, and a self-addressed-stamped envelope large enough for the return of materials. Submissions without adequate postage or envelope will become DHAC’s property and will not be returned. DHAC makes every effort to safeguard submitted materials but cannot be responsible for loss or damage. Do not bring original work to the gallery, unless requested.

  • While we accept unsolicited exhibit proposals, DHAC only meets as needed to review proposals. Therefore, you may not get a quick reply to your exhibit request.

If chosen, the artist(s) is responsible for:

  • Delivery and removal of artwork to and from the gallery.

  • Preparation of artwork for display including framing, special installation needs, pedestals, etc.

  • Pricing of artwork – 90% of the artwork in a feature art exhibit must be for sale, and we require that 50% of the displayed art be priced in the range of $50+. DHAC’s commission on all art sales is 25% of the retail price set by the artist.

The Arts Council will provide:

  • Art exhibit space within the OPEN Gallery.

  • Hanging and display of artwork.

  • Press in print and on social media.

If you have any questions, please contact Marilyn Bower at 812-539-4251

or via email,

Submissions should be sent to:

Mailing Address for Proposals:
Dearborn Highlands Arts Council
331 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025


Email Address for Proposals:

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