January 2015 Call for Art!!

One of the many benefits to being a member of Studio 659 is our annual Members Only exhibit. Any subject matter is appropriate, you just have to be a member. If you are interested in submitting but you’re not a member, visit our membership page for details. Artists working in all media and styles of artwork are welcome to submit.

Submissions due:  December 17th (NO late submissions)       

Notifications: December 18th

Delivery of work:  Work must be delivered by December 27th during regular studio hours or shipped at the artists expense. THE STUDIO WILL BE CLOSED ON DEC 25 AND DEC 26. CURATOR WILL MAKE ARRAGMENTS FOR DELIVERY ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

Opening: January 2nd 6:59pm-9pm

Show Closes: January 31st

Pick up Artwork: February 6th 7-9pm      Or regular studio hours, after February 6th

 Artists are invited to submit up to 3 JPEG images to: steph@studio659.org 

2-D and 3-D submissions in all media and styles welcomed. Please include an image list in your email with title, media, size, year completed, and price. 

Jpeg files should be named: first initial last name title. e.g.: JSmithFAMILY. Also please denote any special installation needs in your email. 

All 2-D work must be framed and wired. Gallery wrapped canvases do not need framing, but must be wired. 

The Studio retains a 30% commission; please factor this into your retail pricing. 

An artist reception will be held on Friday, January 2nd and all regional artists are strongly encouraged to attend

The gallery reserves the right to decline any accepted artwork upon delivery if the condition or quality is other than represented in the submission. 

Submissions must not have been previously displayed at Studio 659. 

Artists who ship their work must include return shipment. www.studio659.org

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Nathan Hale Kids Art Show

Join us at Studio 659 to celebrate the city’s youngest artists. Each December we are pleased to showcase art work from Nathan Hale students, grades Kindergarten through Fifth. The free and family friendly reception will be held on Friday, December 5th from 6:59-9pm. That same evening, from 7-8pm, is the Whiting Illuminated Christmas Parade. So bundle up, enjoy the parade, and stop in the gallery either before or after. Happy holidays, from Studio 659!! 

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2014 Artistic License Award Winners

Studio 659 would like to thank Mayor Joe Stahura, Arts Alive!, and all of the community sponsors (listed below) who made the 2014 Artistic License show a possibility. An extra special thank you to our juror, local artist Ish Muhammad.


2014 Artistic License Awards


Community Awards:

 Sara Convery  Community Award: Liberty Savings Bank: Rough As A Cob

 Tony Lipka Community Award: St. John Alumni Association: Pining for the Fjords

 Leslie Lambert  Community Award: Center Lounge Bulletproof, Wish I Was

 Larry Brechner  Community Award: Nancy Stolman/Remax Realty Fredrickson’s Minnow Shack

 Sara Convery  Community Award: Horizon Bank Inversion #2

 Rick Therrio Community Award: Dr Stolarz Les Demoiselles D’Avignon


 Place Awards sponsored by Arts Alive!

 3rd place 

Joseph Coyle  Casting Shadows

 2nd place 

John Stephens  Taken Away to the Dark Side

 1st place 

Dawn Diamantopoulos crashing through


Mayor’s Award sponsored by the Mayor’s Office

Sharon Victor Sun Salutation

The Tom Foolery Show at 659

Please join TOMFOOLERY and Studio 659 as we join forces to present: Open Mic Night!!


Comedians, musicians and spoken word artists are encouraged to showcase their talents on the TOMFOOLERY stage at this special event at Studio 659 in Whiting, IN!!

Admission to this event is FREE to the public!! Ages 15+ Sign ups to perform begin at 6:30pm





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Call for Art – Graffiti, Art of the Street

Studio 659 in Whiting is having its first GRAFFITI show! We are looking for graffiti artists, in any style and any media. Eligibility: All artists may enter up to three images in jpeg format.

Submissions: Up to 3 images as jpgs. All images must be labeled as firstinitial.lastname.title (J.Smith.ArtworkTitle) Please submit images to: allison@studio659.org, use “Graffiti” in the subject line.  Please include your name and an image list in the body of your email with title, media, size, year completed, and price. Also please denote any special installation needs in your email. We are open to installation proposals and to artists creating work onsite. Any submissions with missing information or improperly labeled images will not be considered. Submissions due Saturday August 16, 2014 Read more…

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