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Call for Your Art Here Curatorial Committee

Your Art Here (YAH) is seeking qualified and motivated individuals for a newly-created Curatorial Committee which will be responsible for the content and programming related to the mission of YAH. Applicants should be well-versed in the history and current state of visual arts, and be experienced in creating, writing about, or curating art of a pubic, or community-based nature. Both positions are unpaid, and the terms are one-year, renewable, and begin as soon as possible.

Curatorial Director

The Curatorial Director is responsible for curating and contextualizing YAH projects with both the local community and international art world in mind. An ideal candidate would have experience creating, curating, or writing about public art. Duties are as follows:

  • Work with the Assistant Curatorial Director, artists and organizations to curate and install artworks on the three YAH billboards.
  • Develop and execute creative projects in collaboration with the Assistant Curatorial Director.
  • Write curatorial statements and press announcements to contextualize ongoing YAH projects for audiences both local and global, within and outside of the art world.
  • Maintain the Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Develop a budget and seek funding for YAH projects through grants, donations, art auctions, retail, etc.
  • Hang billboards with assistance of the Assistant Curatorial Director and volunteers.

Assistant Curatorial Director

The Assistant Curatorial Director is responsible at the operational level for YAH projects. An ideal candidate would have various skills including knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software, and ability to help artists lift and hang billboards. Duties:

  • Work with the Curatorial Director and artists and organizations to curate and install artworks on the three YAH billboards.
  • Develop and execute creative projects in collaboration with the Curatorial Director.
  • Use digital tools (Photoshop, etc.) to represent YAH projects in print and onscreen (the website, social media, etc.)
  • Maintain or work with a volunteer to maintain the website.
  • Assist artists and organizations in preparing images for billboards.
  • Work with artists and organizations to ensure billboards are printed and hung correctly.
  • Hang billboards with assistance of Curatorial Director and volunteers.

To Apply

Please send an email to the following addresses with the following information

  • Subject line: Curatorial Committee
  • A one-paragraph statement
  • Links to related past work
  • Resume
  • Names and contacts for three references

Owen Mundy 
Sophia Travis

Forgotten and Future Landscapes

The School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at Indiana University, Your Art Here, and ArtsWeek are proud to present Forgotten and Future Landscapes. This exhibition consists of four artists whose work will be displayed on billboards in various locations in Bloomington, IN. Works will be on display the entire month of February. Locations of the billboards will be announced at a later date.

Forgotten and Future Landscapes features billboard images by Megan Abajian, Sage Dawson, Shelley Given, and Max Heller. The landscape is an obvious barometer of environmental health and these projects address the idea of landscape in our immediate surroundings. Proposals were solicited from artists through out the region and were selected by Betsy Stirratt, Director of the SoFA Gallery, and Martha MacLeish, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Indiana University. Megan Abajian and Shelly Given are both Bloomington residents; Sage Dawson is from Springfield, MO and Max Heller is from Charlotte, NC.

Your Art Here is an Indiana-based non-profit public art organization created to provide local communities with an opportunity to engage in visual, public dialogue through the use of billboards and other public spaces. Their mission is to extend visual expression beyond traditional museum and gallery spaces in order to create a public venue where art and ideas can be expressed freely.

This project was funded by ArtsWeek and coordinated by the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research. ArtsWeek is an annual winter festival of the arts, with participation from the IU Bloomington and City of Bloomington communities. Over its 26-year history, ArtsWeek has extended artistic expression in startling new directions.

For further information, please contact the SoFA gallery at (812)-855-8490 or The SoFA Gallery is accessible to people with disabilities. The SoFA gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, noon – 4:00 pm. Closed Sunday and Monday.


Billboard 101: Michael Stamper

Use It Up! by Michael Stamper


November 2008 through February 2009
Your Art Here presents Use It Up! by artist Michael Stamper for the Billboard 101 project located in downtown Bloomington, 101 East 6th Street, Walnut/6th. The billboard will be mounted thru February 2009.

Artwork Statement

Use It Up! is about using up all of our non-renewable natural resources! Once all of our natural resources have been used up, the faster we can move on to new and better technology to produce the energy currently generated by burning oil, coal, and natural gas.

Artwork Bio

Michael Stamper has lived all over the state of Indiana. He received his undergraduate degrees in Graphic Design and Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB) in 2001. Afterwards he went off into the “real” world and worked for IUB as a designer for five years. During this period he also applied and got accepted in the Graphic Design MFA program at IUB. He graduated (again) in Spring 2008 and now works for Hirons & Company as an Art Director/Designer in Indianapolis.

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Billboard 101: Amy Noblitt

Billboard 101: Amy Noblitt
Cactus Birds by Amy Noblitt


Your Art Here presents Cactus Birds by artist Amy Noblitt for the Billboard 101 project located in downtown Bloomington, 101 East 6th Street, Walnut/6th. The billboard will be mounted thru February 2008.

Artwork Statement

Cactus Birds was created in the wee hours one morning in the fall in a small double wide trailer in Bloomington, Indiana. The work was created on the floor of the living room and its subject matter and composition conceived spontaneously.

An urge to travel and a desire for exotic environs are shown through patterns and prevalent usage of color commonly used in paintings of the southwestern United States. This symbol is once again echoed in the images of many birds leaving their homes.

Artist Bio

Amy Noblitt was born in Indianapolis, IN in 1983. She grew up in Zionsville, Indiana. She is currently pursuing a Studio Art Degree at Indiana University as well as spending the spring and summer months traveling the earth by car, bike, and foot.


Your Campaign Here

TheExponent: Sprawl by Andrew Bucksbarg


February/March 2008
Your Art Here is proud to partner with ArtsWeek 2008 on Your Campaign Here, a public art project that will place the work of artists on yard signs resembling those used in political campaigns. The artist yard signs will be on display during ArtsWeek, February 20 through March 1.

Your Art Here reviewed many fine submissions, and is pleased to announce the following as selections for Your Campaign Here:

  • “The Exponent: Sprawl” by Andrew Bucksbarg
  • “Keep Out All That I Fear” by Chiara Galimberti & Geoffrey Hing
  • “Good Mustache” by Riva Jewell-Vitale

The artist yard signs will be distributed throughout the Bloomington community during ArtsWeek (February 20 – March 1, 2008). Representatives from Your Art Here will be at the following ArtsWeek events distributing Your Campaign Here yard signs:

  • Saturday, February 23, 2008 from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the John Waldron Arts Centerin conjunction with the Bloomington Photography Club Exhibition
  • Friday, February 29, 2008 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the SoFA Gallery in conjunction with The Writing on the Wall exhibition and panel discussion (PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE FOR THIS EVENT)

We hope to see you out and about enjoying these and other ArtsWeek events with a Your Campaign Here sign in tow!

ArtsWeek 2008Your Campaign Here is sponsored by a grant awarded by Indiana University in promotion of ArtsWeek 2008. ArtsWeek, an annual Indiana University-Bloomington community winter arts festival, celebrates its 24th year from February 20 – March 1, 2008. ArtsWeek showcases the city’s many arts organizations along with performers and artists from the IU Bloomington campus in new events, enhanced performances, and presentations of new works. Funded by the IU Office of the Vice Provost for Research, ArtsWeek 2008 focuses on “Politics and the Arts,” examining how politics shapes artistic expression, or suppresses it, and how various art forms represent political points of view. For more information on ArtsWeek 2008, go to