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Sexy Art: Kinsey Institute Call for Artwork – due 2/6/12

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2012

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 7th 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 6, 2012.


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. Maximum size 60” in any direction including frame or stand. Max weight 75 lbs. unless special arrangements are made. 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.

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:

  • Completed application form (PDF).
  • Images of art work in digital format saved on CD or DVD. Images must be saved as a JPG and 300dpi or less. Disk should be labeled with name of artist and title of artwork.
  • Payment in U.S. dollars (check or cash only). Checks should be made payable to The Kinsey Institute.

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


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

The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2012 will take place at the Grunwald Gallery of Art from May 18 through July 21, 2012. Learn more about past Juried Art Shows »


Louise Lippincott
Curator of Fine Arts at Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh

Betsy Stirratt
Director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University

Catherine Johnson-Roehr
Curator of Art, Artifacts and Photographs at The Kinsey Institute


All works selected by the jurors will be included in The Kinsey Institute Juried Art Show 2012 at the Grunwald Gallery of Art, May 18 to July 21, 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 18. 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.


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