The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013

Registration for the 2013 Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show competition closed on February 15.

The show opens at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on May 17th with a public reception from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Application Procedure

The Kinsey Institute is now accepting applications from all artists 18 years of age and older who are creating artworks that explore:

sex / gender / sexuality / eroticism / reproduction / romantic relationships

the politics of sex and gender / the human figure

Since 1947 The Kinsey Institute has promoted interdisciplinary research and scholarship in the fields of human sexuality, gender, and reproduction. For our 8th Annual Juried Art Show we are looking for artworks that explore ideas or address topics related to the Institute's mission. Suitable artworks can vary from the erotic to the political; from general statements to deeply personal works about one's own experiences. Artists may submit work for the exhibition online or by mailing the application form with images saved on CD or DVD. Applications must be submitted or postmarked by February 15, 2013.


Open to all artists 18 years and older creating work exploring sex, gender, sexuality, eroticism, reproduction, romantic relationships, and/or the human figure. Entries must be original works in any media including: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, video, sculpture, ceramics, fibers, mixed media, and performance pieces. Proposals for installations may be submitted, but artists are responsible for installing the work and for all expenses involved. Models must 18 years or over, with model release forms provided upon request. Though artworks smaller than 60” in any direction and less than 75 lbs. are preferred, larger works will be considered. Artists should keep in mind they are responsible for the shipping costs to and from the exhibit, and take this into consideration when submitting larger works. Works must be framed and wired for installation (no saw tooth hangers). The jurors reserve the right to disqualify any work that varies from the submitted image including: artworks that are a different size than stated on the application, artworks that do not show the quality represented by the submitted image, and artworks that arrive damaged.

Application Fees

The nonrefundable application fee is $30 for one artwork, $35 for two, and $40 for three. Please limit your submission to three works.

Applying online

Online submissions may be made here. Images must be jpeg, png or gif formats and less than 3 MB.

Applying by mail

To submit an application by traditional mail include:

and mail application form to:

The Kinsey Institute
Juried Art Show
1165 E. Third Street
Morrison Hall 313
Bloomington, IN 47405

Artist submitting video work must submit entry DVD and cannot submit online.

Applications will not be returned to artist.

Shipment & Delivery

Shipping artwork to and from the gallery is the responsibility of the artist. All shipping MUST be prepaid. Artist is responsible for scheduling delivery and providing prepaid return shipping labels (for USPS, FedEx or UPS) for the return of the work. Works must be labeled with title and artist’s name. Shipping cartons must be reusable and within shipping guidelines. Late or damaged work will not be exhibited. Deliver or ship work to the Grunwald Gallery of Art—instructions, dates and times will be included in the acceptance letter. Dates and times for hand-deliveries will be announced with acceptance letter. All work must arrive by May 8, 2013.

Deliver or Ship Work To:

The Kinsey Institute Juried Show
Grunwald Gallery of Art
Fine Arts 123
Bloomington, IN 47405


Receipt of the completed form constitutes your agreement with all conditions established in the prospectus. It is the responsibility of the artist to pay all shipping costs and insurance on works throughout the period of the loan (if insurance coverage is desired). A loan agreement will be sent to all accepted artists. Consent to reproduce works for promotional purposes and to include on the Kinsey Institute website is assumed to be granted unless specifically reserved in writing.

Sale of Artwork

Artists may choose to have their artworks available for purchase throughout the exhibit. Any work sold by the gallery is subject to a 50% commission. Under no circumstances will work be withdrawn before the end of the show due to sale.

Return of Work

Exhibited hand-delivered work must be picked up on July 15-16, 2013. Shipped works will be returned the week of July 15th. Artists are responsible for providing postage or prepaid shipping labels for the return of their work. Nothing may be shipped COD. Any work that is left at The Kinsey Institute after August 31, 2013 will become the property of the Institute unless shipping arrangements have been made.


If you have questions about the show or the application process, please contact The Kinsey Institute at 812-855-8890 or send an e-mail inquiry to

About the Show

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013 will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art from May 17 through July 13, 2013. Learn more about past Juried Art Shows »



All works selected by the jurors will be included in The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2013 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, May 17-July 13, 2013, and included in a virtual version of the exhibit on The Kinsey Institute website. An opening reception will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art on May 17. A cash prize of $300 will be awarded to the artist whose work is voted “Best in Show”. A $200 prize will be awarded to the work voted “Gallery Visitors’ Choice” on the night of the opening reception.

Dates & Deadlines

Deadline for Applications February 15
Notification sent April 8
Date for hand delivery of artwork May 8
Deadline for arrival of shipped artwork May 8
Exhibit opens with reception May 17, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibit closes July 13
Pick up hand-delivered work July 15-16
Shipped work returned Week of July 15th

The Kinsey Institute Collection

Established in 1947, The Kinsey Institute now holds one of the world's largest and most renowned collections of historical and contemporary art, artifacts and photographs related to sex, gender, and reproduction. More than 100,000 items span more than 2,000 years of human history. These materials are available for use by qualified researchers and are featured in exhibitions and publications. Please visit or contact the Institute's Curator of Art, Artifacts and Photographs at or 812-855-7686 for more information about this unique collection.