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Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition

The Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition invites artists from six states – Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee – to share their artworks for consideration. Submitted pieces will be reviewed by a jury, with selected works being considered for awards. These chosen artworks will find a home within the walls of the respected Swope Art Museum during the exhibition.

For Artists

The 2024 Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum will run from October 18th to December 15th, showcasing the exceptional talents of visual artists from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee. Artists are invited to submit their work by July 12th, with all entries needing to be ready to hang and accompanied by essential details such as title, year, medium, and dimensions. For a full list of specifications and a schedule view the prospectus here:

Please use Call For Entry to submit artwork to this year's Wabash Valley Exhibition 

Deadline for entries: Friday, July 12th by 11:59 PM

Notification of Selection: Friday, July 19th

Delivery of Selected Entries: August 20th to 30th

Exhibition: October 18th to December 15th

End of Exhibition Pick-Up: During Museum hours or January 15th to 26th by appointment


For Sponsors

We invite you to share in this rich tradition of the Swope Art Museum and sponsor a Juror’s Award or Purchase Award for the  Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition. Your award provides much-needed support to regional artists and enhances the reputation of the show.

Purchase Award

A fantastic way to build a personal or corporate collection. Individuals and businesses may choose to participate by pledging Purchase Awards. A non-refundable minimum deposit of $100 is required. Purchase Award Selection will be by appointment on the following days: October 8-11. The $100 minimum deposit will be applied toward the total amount of the final sale with 10% of the final purchase cost being tax deductible. If the purchaser should decide not to buy a work, the $100 non-refundable deposit will be converted into a Juror’s Award of Recognition and will be fully tax deductible.

Juror's Award

As a Juror’s Award sponsor, your name or another name you choose will be fully noted on the exhibit label, in the exhibition catalog, and on any other press material. The artworks receiving awards are chosen at the Juror’s discretion. Juror’s Award sponsorships are fully tax deductible.

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