Colfax Campus Gallery

Space for art.

Hours & Location
914 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46616

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

The Colfax Cultural Center is one of four main buildings on the Colfax campus. Residing in a former elementary school that was built in 1898, three art galleries are in place, showing various pieces from local artists. These spaces are managed by a gallery committee comprised of area artists and art educators. Many diverse groups also hold their meetings in these same spaces, resulting in a revolving door of fresh audiences along with our seasoned gallery patrons.

Once called the Genesis Gallery, the Robert  Seifert Gallery is in one of the old classrooms. It was renamed to honor the first gallery preparator, who hung the exhibitions for over 18 years. The Court Gallery resides in the main hall of the building, which also doubles as the waiting area for the other tenants of the building. The wood sculpture of an alligator stands prominently in this gallery, bringing joy the children who see it. At about half the size of the size of the former classrooms, the Paper Room is the third and final gallery space at the Colfax Cultural Center, which has a more intimate feel due to its small size. 

Contact
Elizabeth Leachman
Colfax Gallery Coordinator
574-289-1066
ElizabethL@sbheritage.org

CALL FOR ARTISTS: ON EXHIBITION SERIES

THE COLFAX CAMPUS GALLERY COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY SEEKING ARTISTS WITHIN A 50-MILE RADIUS OF SOUTH BEND TO EXHIBIT DURING ITS 2020 – 2022 SEASONS

Deadline for applications is October 1

Notification of results by October 15

2020-2021 Season:

On Exhibit #1: November 6 – December 18, 2020
On Exhibit #2: January 15 – February 26, 2021
On Exhibit #3: May 7 – June 18, 2021

2021-2022 Season:
On Exhibit #1: November 5 – December 17, 2021
On Exhibit #2: January 14 – February 25, 2022
On Exhibit #3: May 6 – June 17, 2022

Indicate exhibition dates you can NOT make in your personal statement

ELIGIBILITY
All artists submitting work for this exhibition opportunity must live and/or work within a 50-mile radius of the Colfax Cultural Center in South Bend. The exhibition itself must reflect current work.

SELECTION
This call for entries is for artists, not for specific works. Therefore, you should submit with this application 5 to 8 images that represent your current direction and vision. If you are selected, your exhibition must reflect the nature of your direction/vision, not necessarily the submissions themselves.

MEDIA
All media are accepted for consideration with some physical restrictions:
3-dimensional work may be no heavier than 100 pounds
Alternative media and installations will be considered as space and logistics allow.

LIABILITY
The Colfax Cultural Center takes pride in the care it gives to the works of art the gallery committee chooses to exhibit. However, it has no insurance for its art exhibitions. Therefore it cannot accept financial liability for accidents and loss.

SALES
The Colfax Campus Gallery will take a 20% commission for any sales made during the exhibition. Artists shall set their own prices with this in mind. All works not-for-sale should be clearly marked.

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Signed & completed application.
  • 5 – 8 images of artwork for consideration of the committee.
  • Images may be post-mailed or emailed. Images must be labeled with artist name and title of piece. If images are mailed, they may be provided on a jump drive or CD. If you would like your jump drive or CD returned, please also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with proper postage.
  • A list of images submitted giving title of work, media, size, date, and pricing.
  • A brief personal statement identifying the current direction your work is taking. Include your art background and training. Also indicate exhibition dates you can NOT make, if any.
 

Send, email, or bring your application to:

Elizabeth Leachman
Gallery Director
803 Lincolnway West
574-289-1066, ext. 1215
elizabethl@sbheritage.org

2019 - 2020 Season EXHIBITIONS

Community Arts Organization

September 13 – October 25, 2019

Featuring art from the organization Northern Indiana Artists.

RECEPTION
October 4, 2019 | 7-9 PM

On exhibit #1

November 1 – December 13, 2019

Featuring local artists Eric Morgan, Krista Kuskye, and Julie Schwarz.

RECEPTION
November 22, 2019 | 7-9 PM

ON EXHIBIT #2

January 17 – February 28, 2020

Featuring local artists Amelia McCann, Janice Lampos, and Biff Vigil.

RECEPTION
February 7, 2020 | 7-9 PM

intermediate school exhibition

March 13 – April 24, 2020

Featuring art from SB Community School Corporation students in grades 5-8.

RECEPTION
March 27, 2020 | 5-7 PM

ON EXHIBIT #3

May 1 – June 12, 2020

Featuring local artist Jackie Welsh.

RECEPTION
May 18, 2020 | 7-9 PM

art & social justice

June 19 – July 31, 2020

A juried exhibition showcasing art that exhibits the theme of “Social Justice”.

RECEPTION
July 10, 2020 | 7-9 PM