event archives

december 2015

The 9th Annual Holiday Tea to benefit the Lew Wallace Study & Museum will be held Friday, December 4, 3:00 – 6:00 pm at the historic Elston Homestead in Crawfordsville. Tea will be served with savories and sweets, fashions by heathcliff, and music by the Wabash College T-Tones. The Lane Place will also be open with music, holiday displays and a sale of wreaths designed by local artists.

The Haan Mansion of Indiana Art continues their Holiday Tours the weekend of Dec 5& 6. The home will be open Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 1-4. I will be one of the docents available to answer questions about the beautiful art, furniture and ceramics on display. The museum/mansion will be filled with holiday decorations, collections of nativity scenes, and electric trains. This is a lovely family activity for all ages.

River City Art Association's Fall Exhibition continues at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology through December 18. 75 pieces by 15 artists are on display. The mediums include painting, photography, mixed media, drawing, glass and ceramics. My paintings Sunrise, Sunset, Wine & Fruit, Wave, Aspen Trees, and Pine Forest are on display.

The holiday show at the new Arts Illiana Gallery is Small Things featuring art of small dimensions in a variety of media for unique & original Christmas gifts. The exhibit continues through December. My 6x6 birds nest paintings will be on exhibit.

The Birdie Gallery, Noblesville features a Miniatures Show with HCAA members exhibiting small paintings. The gallery will be featuring a very special exhibit of miniature houses from the Carmel Museum of Miniatures. My 6x 6 sea birds will be on exhibit.

The annual holiday show of Harrison Gallery in Indianapolis each year has an exhibit theme featuring a color. This year the color is black – 'Black Tie' . My painting Moonscape will be on exhibit. The reception will be held Friday, December 4: 6-10 pm.

The holiday show at Nickel Plate Gallery in Noblesville is Gifted with art work and handmade items for gift-giving. The gallery is filled with colorful and unique creations. The First Friday reception with refreshments and music will be Dec 4: 6-9 pm. Several of my birds nests are on display.

Sullivan-Munce, Zionsville presents For the Holidays events December 5-19. Special activities will be held as well as art on exhibit. My sea & exotic bird paintings hang in the Gift Shop year 'round.

Crawfordsville Community Chorus presents the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah, Sunday afternoon, December 13 at 3:00 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church, 110 S. Blair Street, Crawfordsville. Free. All ages welcome. Reception following the concert.

First Christian Church of Crawfordsville presents their annual Christmas Cantata: First Light - Rejoice a Child of Hope is Born Sunday morning, December 20 at 10:40. Their beautiful Christmas Eve Service and Communion will be December 24 at 7 pm and 11 pm.

Light Space & Time has awarded my painting Sandpiper a Special Recognition. I am always pleased
and honored by their support.

A blessed Christmas and Happy New Year !

november 2015

Hamilton County Art Association Artists will be exhibiting at the Noblesville City Hall Nov 1-30. The exhibit will feature a variety of styles and mediums to enhance the entry area of the beautiful downtown building. My abstract paintings Movement and Energy are in the show.

HCAA presents their 65th Annual Fall Show at the Hamilton East Public Library, November 1-30. The reception will be held Sunday afternoon, November 1, 2:30-4:30. This year's theme is “Painter and Palettes Du Jour”. Join us for an afternoon in Paris featuring art, live painting demonstration, music and pastries. Jennifer Midkiff – harpist and Walt Thacker – demonstration artist.

Arts Illiana is celebrating the opening of their new gallery with a Juried Exhibition October 2 through November 25. The exhibition includes 70 pieces of artwork from 40 artists in Indiana and Illinois. My painting Sunset is in this exciting show.

The Paris Bicentennial Art Center & Museum presents their 61st Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, October 9 – November 13. My painting Sailboat at Sunset has been chosen for this event.

The gallery at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is featuring the River City Art Association artists during the months of September-December. The Moench Building is the venue for a variety of artwork
including paintings, glass, photography, ceramics, drawing and mixed media. My paintings Sunrise, Sunset, Wine & Fruit, Wave, Aspen Trees, and Pine Forest are being exhibited in this beautiful setting

The Sullivan-Munce Cultural Center, Art Gallery & Gift Shop are presenting their annual Artisan's Fare on Saturday, November 21, 10 am–3 pm. This is a food-lovers event with gourmet offerings from local food & drink artisans as well as food-related artwork. The gift shop will be open with many of my bird paintings on display and for purchase.

The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art will be celebrating the season with their annual Holiday Tours. The mansion will be filled with decorated Christmas trees, a special electric train, lighted villages and many surprises. This is a perfect event for families, as there are many things for the children to see & touch! I will be serving as a docent – to greet visitors and answer questions about the mansion and its art – the treasures of 19th and 20th century Indiana artists – paintings, pottery , glass & bronze. The tours will be held Saturday 10-4 & Sunday 1-4, Nov. 28 & 29, and Dec 5 & 6.

The Hamilton County Artists' Association is partnering with the Carmel Museum of Miniature Houses for our Holiday Miniatures Show at the Birdie Gallery in Noblesville. The show includes a diverse collection of small artwork and items for holiday gift-giving. There will be a delightful display of miniature houses with each interior item created with attention to detail. Show dates are Nov 19- Dec 19. Open house Fri Nov 20: 6- 8:30 pm – meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and start or add to your collection of original art. My birds – Sandpiper, Seagull, Swan, Wren and Nuthatch will be on exhibit and for purchase.

october 2015

During Terre Haute's 'First Friday' event – Arts Illiana will be opening their beautiful new art gallery with a Juried Show and Reception, Friday evening October 2, 6-9 pm. My painting Sunset will be on exhibit. Patrons and guests will be able to meet the artists and enjoy music and hors d'ouevres. The juror for the exhibition is Michael Morisi Ornstein, artist, writer, actor. The exhibition includes 70 pieces of artwork from 40 artists in Indiana and Illinois.  It is a very impressive exhibition!
The show will run from October 2, 2015 to November 25, 2015. 

Light Space and Time has awarded a Special Recognition to my painting Wave. It's a wonderful honor.

River City Art Association will be exhibiting their Fall Show at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Moench Hall, through December 18. The reception will be held Thursday, October 22, 4:30-6:30 pm. My paintings Sunrise, Sunset, Wave, Aspen Trees, Wine & Fruit, and Pine Forest are on display.

Wabash Valley Artists Society presents their Fall Juried Exhibit at the Wells' Cultural Center / Tippecanoe Art Federation Gallery in Lafayette Sept 18 through October 23. My paintings Sunset V and Movement have been chosen for the show.

The Paris Illinois Bicentennial Art Gallery and Museum will be celebrating their 61 st Annual Fall Juried Exhibition, October 9 – November 13. My paintings Sailboat at Sunset, Energy, and Sunset I have been entered. The reception will be held Friday evening October 16, 5-6:30 CST.

Sullivan-Munce Gift Shop & Gallery, Zionsville, features my bird & nest collection. They are available for gift-giving during the coming Holiday Season.

Hamilton County Art Association's Birdie Gallery is showing Back Home Again – paintings of Indiana through October 16. We're looking forward to our state's Bicentennial Celebration. My paintings
Wabash River, Sand Dunes and Autumn View are in the show.

The Lew Wallace Study and Museum will begin their celebration of Hoosier Authors as part of the Indiana Bicentennial Celebration with a discussion of The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington, Thursday evening ,October 15 at 7 pm.

september 2015

The Nickel Plate Gallery Great Abstract Show in Noblesville will be on exhibit September 4-26. The reception will be held Friday evening, September 4, 6-9 pm. The evening will provide a chance to meet the artists, enjoy music, refreshments and art activities. The resident artists will have their studios open for visitors. My paintings Reaching, Focus, and Upward were chosen for the show.

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology is hosting the River City Art Association Fall Art Exhibit in the Moench Building Art Gallery in Terre Haute. The show opens September 3. We are privileged to be a featured exhibit at this distinguished university. A reception will be held in October. My paintings Sunrise, Sunset II, Wave, Pine Forest, Aspen Trees, and Wine & Fruit will be on display through December.

The Wabash Valley Artists Society Juried Show will be held at the Tippecanoe Art Federation Gallery in Lafayette, Indiana. The reception will be held Friday evening, September 18, 6-9 pm during the Lafayette Art Walk. My paintings Sunset I and Movement will be submitted for the show.

HCAA Birdie Gallery will continue its show Back Home Again at its gallery in Noblesville. The exhibit highlights the state of Indiana in 2D works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel and pencil. My oil paintings Sand Dunes, Wabash River, and Autumn View are part of the show.

Back home again in Indiana -
And it seems that I can see
The gleaming candlelight, still shining bright
Thru the sycamores for me.
The new mown hay sends all its fragrance
From the fields I used to roam.
When I dream about the moonlight on the Wabash
Then I long for my Indiana home.

The Hoosier Salon Member Show at the gallery in New Harmony continues through September 13. My paintings Sailboat at Sunset and Mountain View are on exhibit.

Healing Arts in Crawfordsville exhibits several of my parrots,landscapes and lighthouses. I appreciate the opportunity to have a continuing exhibit in their downtown business.

Sullivan Munce Gift Shop in Zionsville exhibits my bird and nest paintings year-round. I look forward to the upcoming fall and winter activities.

The Visitor's Center of Terre Haute has a special display featuring the Wabash Valley Art Guild. My acrylic painting Sun at Sea is featured for the month of September.

The Art League of Greater Lafayette will be hosting a Welcome Tea for members and guests on Tuesday, September 8, with a special presentation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the group. There will also be a special presentation to introduce the upcoming exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art – The Golden Age of Indiana Art.

Nickel Plate Arts will be hosting a party with a 20's theme – The Speakeasy Fundraiser on Saturday evening, September 26, 6-9 at the R.L. Wilson Home (Party Venue) in Noblesville. It will be great fun, with live music, food, drinks, and silent auction.

The Hendricks Symphonic Society with director Benjamin J. Del Vecchio will be performing a concert entitled Beethoven ! at the Avon High School auditorium, Sunday afternoon September 27 at 3 pm.

august 2015

Hamilton County Art Association presents the annual festival – Art on the Square, Saturday August 1, 9am-5pm. Outstanding juried artists in a variety of mediums will be exhibiting on the Noblesville Courthouse grounds with music, food, special refreshments for participating artists, as well as a wine tasting. The HCAA will have a special booth filled with art by our own gallery artists.

River City Art Association's 7th Annual Juried Exhibition will be on display in downtown Terre Haute in the beautiful lobby of First Financial Bank at 6th and Wabash. The reception & awards presentation will be held Friday evening, August 7, 6-8 pm during the city's 'First Friday' activities. Members of the association will be exhibiting paintings in oil, watercolor and pastel, drawings, glass etchings, sculpture, mixed media, and photography. The art will be on display during banking hours through August 19. My paintings Sunset, Snowy Mountains, and Aspen Trees will be on exhibit.

The Indiana State Fairgrounds Home & Family Arts Building will present their annual exhibition of Fine Art during the Indiana State Fair August 7 – 23. My painting Sun at Sea was chosen for this competitive show.

HCAA's exhibit Back Home Again featuring scenes of Indiana will be on exhibit August 6 – October 16. It's a special tribute to our state which is approaching it's 2016 Bicentennial Celebration ! My paintings Autumn View, Wabash River, and Sand Dunes are in the show.

A solo exhibit of some of my award-winning Abstracts will be on display in the lobby of Harrison College, Terre Haute for the month of August.

Sullivan-Munce Gallery & Museum in Zionsville, Indiana has a wonderful gift shop. I'm privileged to have my bird collection as part of their unique gift items. 

Hoosier Salon's Summer Member Show ' Good Ole' Summertime' is held at their New Harmony Gallery each year. The show will be August 14 – September 13. The reception and awards will be held Saturday evening, August 22, 4-7 pm. My paintings Sailboat at Sunset and Mountain View are on exhibit. I appreciate being able to exhibit with such a gifted group of artists.

RCAA will be exhibiting at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology August 24 – December 15 on the 3rd Floor of Moench Hall. The reception will be held Thursday October 22, 6-9 pm. My paintings Sunrise, Sunset , Wave, Wine & Fruit, Pine Forest, and Aspen Trees will be part of the show.

An historical marker will be placed at Herron High School in Indianapolis – the original location of John Herron Art Institute – to honor T C Steele. The beloved Hoosier artist was a member of the famous Hoosier Group, who were such an important part of the art culture in Indiana during the latter 19th and early 20th century. Steele taught at Herron and maintained a studio there. Friends & followers of Steele will gather for the presentation Friday, August 21 at 11 am.

july 2015

I have the privilege of being selected as Artist of the Month to represent River City Art Association for the month of July at the Vigo County Public Library. Several of my abstracts will be on exhibit. These will be paintings that have received recognition and/or awards in area galleries and shows.

Abstract art is an exciting visual experience for the art patron, and a wonderful means of creative expression for the artist.
Contemporary abstract art can be defined in many ways – but it is generally a term used for non-representational art. That is – art that is expressed through unique uses of the traditional artistic modes of form, color, line, balance, shape, and value.

Abstract art developed out of the cultural and technological changes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement grew and achieved prominence during and after WW II. It has since become a well-accepted form of art, with many types and styles.
Most abstract art can be placed along a continuum extending from a recognizable abstraction of reality – to a total geometric or lyrical form.

The abstract oil paintings I create develop from a desire to show a unique blend of color and movement, intended to bring a unique visual impact that will evoke an emotional response as well as artistic enjoyment. Among the various abstract movements – my style would be considered Abstract Expressionism.

Abstracts painted in oil can be especially dramatic – since the medium enables a variety of brushstrokes – both in direction and movement of brush, thickness of paint, layering of colors and/or blending of colors. The intensity of color possible with oils gives each painting a vibrancy that adds to the visual impact.

The artists of River City Art Association are featured in a special exhibit at the Bicentennial Art Center and Museum in Paris, Illinois, June 19–July 17. My four abstracts – Reaching, Focus, Waterfall & Upward are in the show. The gallery/museum was originally the home of Milton K. Alexander – a prominent businessman of Paris who played a significant role in the growth of the town in the mid- nineteenth century. Abraham Lincoln handled his legal work, and was entertained in the home.

The Hamilton County Art Association's first summer show – Road Trip is featured at the Birdie Gallery in Noblesville. My paintings Aspen Trees, Snowy Mountains, and Western Sky are on exhibit through the end of July. In August – we come Back Home Again to Indiana.

Reflected Light: A Midsummer Art Exhibition will be held at Bread of Life Church, Avon, Indiana. The reception will be held Friday evening July 24, 6-9 pm. This is an elegant reception with delicious refreshments, wonderful music, and a chance to meet the artists, as well as many church and community members. I will exhibit several paintings as part of this special weekend show.

The Hendricks County Arts Council and the city of Avon present the Art of Jazz Festival – an annual event held at the Town Hall Park. Art will be on display 10-6, with lots of good food and family activities. The Cool City Jazz Band will perform 6-8 pm. My bird paintings will be on display inside the main building, as well as music and activities for children. 

Cool City Swing Band will play favorites from the “GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK” including Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington and other great contemporary tunes; party tunes from the “Horn Bands” of the 70’s right through to today’s hit tunes including classic rock and Mo-Town. Cool City is a tight band including brass, saxophones, keyboards, bass, guitar and drums.

The Wabash Valley Art Guild will be visiting the studio of artist Bill Wolfe, Thursday evening July 9.
Bill is known for his outstanding sculpture/statues around the country, as well as his excellent paintings.

june 2015

The Sugar Creek Art Gallery Fund-raising Tea will be held Sunday afternoon, June 7 at the gallery.
There will be a special presentation about English High Tea, with samples of several teas, and homemade sweets.

Light Space & Time has given me a Special Merit Award in their 'Abstracts' competition for my painting Serenity. I appreciate the honor very much. Thank you, John and staff.

Hamilton County Art Association's first summer exhibit at the Birdie Gallery will be Road Trip with paintings by members of places around the country and world that they have visited or would like to visit. My paintings on exhibit will be Aspen Trees, Western Sky and Snowy Mountains. The show will be on view June 18-31. A very special Open House & Block Party will be Friday June 19 , 6 – 9 pm at 195 S. 5th Street in Noblesville. In addition to the gallery show, HCAA will have a sidewalk sale of prints and cards to offer affordable art purchase options. The 3-piece Eastern European folk band, Troika, will provide entertainment.  HCAA is also providing hot dogs, chips, drinks, beer ,wine, and desserts throughout the evening. The juried artist membership of HCAA looks forward to sharing this special night of art and fun with their neighbors, supporting members, patrons, sponsors and donors.

Symphony on the Prairie – Members of the Hamilton County Artist's Association, myself included,
will be painting with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra during their performance of Mussorgsky's Paintings at an Exhibition, Friday evening, June 26 at the amphitheater at Conner Prairie in Noblesville. The second half of the program will be Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1.

I will be attending the Hoosier Salon Workshop June 24, 25, 26 with Qiang Huang, originally from China – now living in Austin, Texas. He is a professional painter and art educator. Qiang’s paintings are known for their remarkable accuracy and expressive brush strokes. He is a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to learn still-life painting from this master.

Sullivan Munce Gallery and Gift Shop is exhibiting my Birds collection, including a few of my nests. This is a busy time at the Center with an upcoming Garden Walk and Zionsville events. There are many art classes for children, as well as adults. I appreciate being included with so many wonderful artists.

River City Art Association's Paris, Illinois Show will be held at the Bicentennial Art Center and Museum, June 19 – July 17. My four abstracts – Reaching, Focus, Waterfall & Upward will be on exhibit.

Our final Art League Group event will be a pitch-in salad luncheon held at the home of stained-glass artist, Marilyn Wells, Thursday June 18.

 may 2015

A very special art exhibition will be presented by the Hamilton County Art Association Artists in the Carmel Arts District  May 9-31. The show will be located at 111 W. Main Street next door to the Inspire Studio & Gallery. The Carmel Second Saturday Art Walk will be May 9 : 5–9 pm. Enjoy refreshments, music,and meet many of the artists. My paintings Energy, Movement, Wave, Racing the Storm and Swan will be on display.

Light Space and Time has awarded me a Special Merit for my painting Pine Mountain. This is a very great honor in a competition that receives hundreds of entries from countries around the world.

The 38th Annual Wabash Valley Art Guild Spring Juried Art Competition and Exhibition will be held April 30, May 1 and 2 at the Hulman Building at 9th and Wabash in Terre Haute. The Clabber Girl Museum and the gallery will feature 2D and 3D art by area artists. The opening reception and awards presentation will be Friday evening at 6 pm.

The gift shop at the Sullivan-Munce Gallery in Zionsville features art from local artisans. My bird series is available. Zionsville is a lovely community with wonderful shops, restaurants and galleries.

Arts Illiana's Spring Exhibition and Sale continues at Tater & Joe's Coffee Shop on Wabash near the ISU campus. My oil paintings of parrot, seagull and nests are on exhibit.

Healing Arts in Crawfordsville features several of my landscapes, seascapes and lighthouses. It is a privilege to have a presence in downtown Crawfordsville, near the courthouse with great shopping & good restaurants.

The Art League of Montgomery County will host their Annual Meeting and Spring Awards Banquet on Monday, May 4, 6:00pm at the Crawfordsville Country Club. The program for the evening will feature Dr. F. Robert Sabol, Professor of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University and internationally-recognized researcher in the field of Art Education. He will be discussing the research showing the value of arts education in the success of students in all areas of academic learning. The three students from the area high schools to receive art scholarships will be honored at this event.

The monthly Art Group event is a luncheon and visit to Greg Garman's 'Nest Gallery' on Thursday, May 21. The new gallery features Greg's bird paintings and wood sculptures.

april 2015

A Community Good Friday Service for the Crawfordsville area will be held Friday evening April 3 at 7:00 pm at First Christian Church at Walnut & Wabash. A choir of singers from several local churches will join their voices as part of the service. Agnus Dei by Michael W. Smith will be one of the featured vocal pieces.

Plainfield Arts Gala is an art/sale fundraiser benefiting the Friends of the Plainfield–Guildford Township Public Library. The Gala is the largest indoor art event in Hendricks County. The weekend sale will feature quality fine art including original paintings in a variety of styles and media, glass, ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, textiles, and sculpture.

The Starlight Reception, Friday evening April 10, 6:30 – 10:00, gives patrons the opportunity to meet the artists and to view the art and make their purchases. Attendees will enjoy live music, local craft beers, wines, and hors d' oeuvres by local eateries.

The event opens to the public Saturday April 11, 9:00-5:00 and Sunday April 12 , 1:00-5:00, with artist demonstrations throughout the day.  All art is available for purchase to the public.

Sullivan-Munce Gift Shop/Gallery in Zionsville features my sea and exotic bird collection of original oil paintings for purchase Tues-Fri 10-4. Saturdays 11-3.

Arts Illiana's Spring Art Exhibition Caffeinate the Arts is being shown at the Tater & Joe's Coffee Shop during the renovation of the Arts Illiana building and new art gallery. The juried show of art by local artists will be on exhibit during regular business hours. The coffee shop serves a delicious variety of coffee and tea drinks, as well as a full lunch and pastry menu.

A exhibit of my paintings will be at the The Danville Indiana Public Library as Featured Artist of the month of April. The show includes landscapes, seascapes, still life, floral, and birds.

The Arts & Crafts Group of the Art League Montgomery County is privileged to be able to attend a lecture by the director of the Lew Wallace Study, Larry Paarlberg, entitled Lew Wallace as Artist, Architect, Designer and Landscape Gardener. Our group will also get a peak at the renovations being done in the Study. The event will be held Thursday, April 16 at 12:45.

An Evening of Art & Wine will be held April 18, 7:30-10:30 at the Hulman Center on the ISU campus in Terre Haute. The Terre Haute Women's Club presents their annual fundraiser for the Shoe Bus Project with art for purchase. The event includes art by local master artists, student art, wine-tasting, and hors d'oeuvres.

The Faure Requiem, one of the most loved and performed pieces in history will be performed by the Crawfordsville Community Chorus in the Wabash College Chapel, Sunday afternoon April 19 at 3:00 pm. The concert will also feature several of Bach's Chorales and the beautiful I Will Sing with the Spirit by John Rutter. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Sugar Creek Players of Vanity Theater Crawfordsville presents Neil Simon's Rumors. The play will run April 24-26 and May 1-3. With an outstanding cast and director – it should be a memorable event. For more info: sugarcreekplayers.org.

At a large tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight.  His lawyer, Ken and wife, Chris, must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive.  As the confusion and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classical farcical hilarity.

march 2015

The 3rd Halcyon Council on Education for the Arts Annual Conference will be held Saturday, March 7, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. The conference is sponsored by the Halcyon Contemporary Gallery in Terre Haute, and being held during the special exhibition of art featuring the artists of Wabash Valley Art Guild and River City Art Association : 'Convergence: Two Groups – One Vision'. The conference will feature speeches, demonstrations, lectures, and discussions by local artists and art instructors throughout the day. My morning lecture is: Art and Its Role in Society. My paintings Wave and Sun at Sea are in the show.  Artists of all ages and media will appreciate the opportunity to come together with other local artists to share their love of the arts and a vision for our communities.

My abstract painting 'Focus' has been awarded a Special Recognition Award by the Light Space & Time Juried Exhibition ' All Women'. This is a wonderful exhibition will entries from around the world. It is a privilege to be chosen for this award.

Nickel Plate Arts Presents ' Art As Therapy' exhibiting art in all mediums that has an emotional significance to the artist, or represents a healing journey. Art As Therapy will run from March 6-21. Most works will be for sale to the public. Nickel Plate Arts will host an Opening Reception on Friday, March 6 from 6-9 pm.  Art therapist Gina Baird will offer a free community art project that evening.  Each guest can make and take home a healing grounding stone/magnet during the evening. The exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Noon-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. My paintings Energy and Nova I & II will be on exhibit.

"Art, and its infinite capabilities to heal, never ceases to amaze me.  Each and every material and process brings forth a great potential for a therapeutic experience. Art can bring what is inside of us out. Whether we find the words for it or not, it is there telling us what we need to know on many different levels, a true and trusted guide each and every time. When we step out and share our art, we engage a community and we experience another level of healing as our connection to others ignites." 
--Gina Baird, Fishers artist and board certified art therapist 

Halcyon Contemporary Gallery, TerreHaute will be hosting its 10th annual 'Halcyon Days' Juried Group Exhibition. My abstract paintings 'Reaching', 'Focus' and 'Waterfall' have been chosen for this exhibition. The artists' reception will be held Friday evening, March 13, 7-9 pm with awards at 8. Refreshments will be served.

The Halcyon Art Gallery is constructed to deliver an educational space to develop, sustain, and promote an artistic community. The gallery encourages experimentation through the presentation of new works by emerging and established artists as well as provides outstanding artistic, educational, and collaborative programs in the arts. The Halcyon Art Gallery is the Swope Art Museum art educational center. Our exhibitions reflect current contemporary issues and practices in the visual arts. The North gallery space of 1200 square feet features contemporary artists working in a wide range of media. The East wing of the gallery features experimental art including Sound and New Media installations.

My bird paintings are available at the Sullivan Munce Gallery/Gift Shop in Zionsville. These are original oils of exotic and water birds.

The Spring Show for Arts Illiana will be held at Tater & Joe's Coffee Shop.The opening reception will be held Friday evening, March 27 – private VIP showing 5:30-7 pm, then open to the public from 7 until closing. The show will continue during the cafe's open hours through April and May.

The Arts & Crafts Group of the Art League Montgomery County will be hosting the award-winning and talented sculptor and painter William (Bill) Wolfe on March 19 at the Tannenbaum Center in Crawfordsville. Bill is known for his sculptures of Lincoln, Larry Bird, Soldier & Sailor Memorials, as well as his beautifully rendered paintings of wildlife, portraits, landscapes, Western scenes and sports. The reception will begin at 12:30 with his presentation at 1:00.

The Natures Inspiration Art Exhibit continues at Cool Creek park through March 8. My paintings River View and Forest Stream were chosen for this show.

Vigo County Public Library is hosting a Western Art Show to accompany its 2015 Big Read of the Charles Portis novel True Grit . My paintings Pine Mountain and Oklahoma Sky have been entered in the competition. The reception will be held Thursday March 19 – 6-7 pm. The library and community groups are sponsoring interesting and exciting events to accompany the Read.. From drama to music, discussions and parties – the western theme has given the opportunity for creative ideas and lots of fun.

january/february 2015

I am pleased to announce that I am a juried member artist of the Hamilton County Art Association and will be able to participate in member exhibitions at the 'Birdie' Gallery in Noblesville.
This is a wonderful privilege, and I look forward to many interesting and exciting events with the HCAA artists.

Nickel Plate Arts presents its January exhibit Collaboration featuring the work of actors, painters, playwrights, poets, singers, sculptors and songwriters that explores the theme of 'collaboration'. The gallery will be showcasing artwork, literature, music, photography and poetry that was created from partnering with another artist.
Collaboration will run from January 2-31 and most works will be for sale to the public.
The Collaboration exhibit will be featured on Friday, January 2nd with a special First Friday open house at Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. 8th Street, in Noblesville.  The exhibit will be open to the public on subsequent Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays Noon-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through January 31.
My works that are included in this exhibit are: Sunset inspired by Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof; Sand Dunes inspired by the Donovan song Catch the Wind; and By the Cliffs of Dover inspired by the English/Australian folk song The Water is Wide. 

Love, Lust & Poetry is the theme of this year's February 'Valentine' Art Exhibit at Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville. The show will run February 6-28 and most works will be available for purchase.

Nickel Plate Arts will host four special events at their campus, 107 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, to showcase the exhibit.  The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, February 6, from 6-9 p.m., followed by an “I Hate Valentine’s Day” Singles Mixer on Friday, February 13, from 6-9 p.m. and a Valentine’s Day Open House from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and a Date Night from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Following the Opening, the exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays Noon-5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through February 28, 2015.
My oil painting Red Rose will be exhibited with a short love poem, and my painting Amber Rose with the full Juliet quote 'a rose by any other name' from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
It's exciting to be a part of such a wonderful gallery with such talented artists!

River City Art Association and Wabash Valley Art Guild are pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Convergence – Two Groups: One Vision Art Exhibit at the Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery in Terre Haute. The show will open February 3 and extend through the 28th.
During the show the gallery will be holding its Third  Halcyon Council on Education for the Arts Annual Conference on Saturday, February 21. I will be giving an exposition on Art and Its Role in Society. My paintings The Wave and Sun at Sea will be on exhibit.

Nature's Inspirations Fine Art Exhibit & Sale will be held at Cool Creek Park Nature Center, Carmel Indiana. The show will open Friday evening February 20 with a private reception and awards presentation. The exhibit will open to the public Feb 21, and close March 8. I will be submitting my paintings Forest Stream and River View for the competition.

Arts and Crafts group of the Art League Montgomery County is hosting a special afternoon with award-winning artist Deborah Anderson. The event will be held at the Tannenbaum Center by the Rotary Jail Museum in Crawfordsville, Thursday, February 19. Refreshments will be served at 12:30, with the artist's presentation at 1:00.

This year annual fund-raiser for Arts Illiana ' Tablescapes ' will be held at the historic Indiana Theater in Terre Haute, February 26-28. The activities include teas, cocktails, dinner, and a silent art auction. I have donated 2 of my birds – Hummingbird & Sandpiper – for the auction. The teas will feature live actors doing scenes from this year's Vigo County Library Big Read : True Grit by Charles Portis. Local artists and groups will be decorating tables for awards & prizes. It is always an exciting weekend.

Hoosier Salon of Indiana has premiered their on-line catalog with paintings for purchase by member artists. My paintings Sparrow's Nest and Sandpiper's Nest are available. It is a special privilege to be listed with the outstanding artists of Hoosier Salon. Thank-you Emily and Donnae.

december 2014

Sullivan-Munce For the Holidays will feature art on exhibit in the Gift Shop. I am pleased to have my collection of bird paintings on exhibit/sale.

Gallery on the Square in Danville, Indiana presents Holiday on the Square featuring gift items by their own artists and guest artists. An exhibit of my framed exotic and sea birds is in the gallery during the months of November and December. A special open house will be held Tuesday evening December 9, 6-8 pm.

Nickel Plate Arts in Noblesville presents Gifted – a wonderful holiday gift shop of items in all media, including fabric, wood, paintings, sculpture, notecards and glass. It's a perfect place to shop for unique holiday gifts. The gallery is located in the historic Judge Stone Home. My paintings The Lookout, Three of a Kind, and Parrot have been chosen for this special holiday exhibit.

Harrison Gallery will be exhibiting art work with the theme 'Magnificent Amber'. A special color is chosen each year for their holiday exhibit. My painting Sun at Sea has been chosen to be included in the show. The reception will be held Friday, December 5, 6-10 pm..
The Harrison Center for the Arts presents its annual color-themed holiday group show, Magnificent Amber. Over 75 local artists have contributed work in a variety of media to this show, some amber-hued, some inspired by Indiana’s own Booth Tarkington’s novel, The Magnificent Ambersons. Magnificent Amber, which will hang in the Harrison Gallery and Gallery Annex, is the Harrison Center’s 13th color-themed group show.

Hoosier Salon Carmel's Christmas Sale Art for the Holidays will include two of my paintings – Sparrow's Nest and Sandpiper's Nest. The reception will be held Saturday, December 13, 5-9 pm.. It is always a special privilege to be included in shows at the Hoosier Salon.

The Eagle Creek Park Foundation is sponsoring the 25th annual Celebration of Nature Exhibit at the Earth Discovery Center in December. The artist reception will be held Friday, December 5, 6-8 pm.. My paintings Wabash River, Sunlight and Shadows and River View will be on display.

“Home for the Holidays” :  8th Annual Holiday Tea & Fashion Show will be held Friday, December 5, 3-6 pm. This major fundraiser for the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum is hosted at both at the Elston Homestead and the Lane Place in Crawfordsville,Indiana. An interactive fashion show will feature outfits from local boutique Heathcliff. Tea will be served with coffee, savory & sweet treats. A highlight of the event will be live holiday music by the T-Tones, a men’s vocal ensemble from Wabash College.

Lane Place will be decorated with special holiday collections from community members. The popular “Making Spirits Bright” Holiday Wreath Sale will feature unique holiday wreaths by local artists and designers available for purchase.

The Art League of Lafayette's Annual Holiday Tea and Bling Sale of jewelry, evening bags and scarves will be held Tuesday, December 9 at 2:00 pm for league members. The Bling Sale will be open to the public at 4:00 pm. The proceeds will benefit the art scholarship fund.

Art League of Montgomery County will be exhibiting work in a variety of mediums at the Crawfordsville Public Library during the holiday season. Paintings, quilts, needlework, glass, wood, and many other home arts will be featured. My painting Rose will be in the show.

The Arts & Crafts II Ladies of the Art League will be celebrating the season with a Christmas Party/Luncheon and gift exchange,Thursday December 18.

A blessed Christmas & wonderful New Year !!

november 2014

Hamilton County Artists' Association 'Community Creates' – is an exciting event each year as the association invites community artists who are not juried members of HCAA to enter a juried competition/exhibition. This year the event will be held October 30 - November 28. The reception and awards presentation will be Friday evening, November 7, 6 – 8:30 pm at the Birdie Gallery, Noblesville. My paintings Sun at Sea and Sunset will be on exhibit.

'Holiday at Gallery on the Square' in Danville, Indiana will be a special exhibit of work by artists in the community during the Holiday Season. Items will be specially featured for gift-giving. I am privileged to be able to be part of this exciting event. My birds will be available for purchase. The Courthouse Square in Danville is a busy place during the season, and I look forward to sharing the holidays with the wonderful artists of this community.

The Artisans' Fair at the Sullivan-Munce Art Center in Zionsville is an festive occasion where patrons may enjoy samples from some of Indiana's premier food and drink artisans. This is a perfect event in which to begin holiday shopping. The gallery/gift shop will be open with fine arts and crafts from many Indiana artists. I am privileged to be part of this gallery/shop year-round. My bird paintings will be on exhibit for this event, and the Holiday Fair in December.

Nickel Plate Arts presents GIFTED – an exhibit featuring gift items of fine arts and crafts. The exhibit opens Friday evening November 28. The gifts will be available through Christmas at the Nickel Plate Art Gallery located in the historic Judge Stone House in downtown Noblesville. I am privileged to be able to have paintings on sale at this gallery. The reception will be held Friday, December 5, 6-9 pm.

The Harrison Gallery in Indianapolis hosts a unique art exhibit each Holiday Season, featuring a 'color'. This year, to honor our Hoosier author Booth Tarkington, and his classic novel – the Magnificent Ambersons, the gallery will be exhibiting artwork with the color 'magnificent amber'. I'm looking forward to seeing the creative ways in which amber is illustrated in the artwork. My paintings Amber Rose and Sun at Sea will be on exhibit. The reception will be held during the December ' First Friday' Art Evening on December 5. Many of the Indianapolis downtown art galleries will be open that evening.

The Arts & Crafts Group of the Art League Montgomery County will be hosting Judy Ohmit, Parke County artist at Tannenbaum Center, Thursday afternoon, November 20. Judy Ohmit is an award-winning master ceramicist from Rockville, Indiana. She is a member of the Covered Bridge Art Association, Arts Illiana Terre Haute, and the Swope Art Museum. She has exhibited in galleries throughout west central Indiana. Judy will be sharing her life experiences as an artist, as well as explaining her methods and techniques. Refreshments at 12:30, presentation at 1:00.

Healing Arts in Crawfordsville will be exhibiting many of my paintings during the season. I am pleased to be able to share space with Becca and Katy in their lovely location.

The Eagle Creek Park Foundation, Indianapolis will be sponsoring their annual' Celebration of Nature Art Exhibit', December 6 - 14. All media will be represented – painting, photography,sculpture, prints, carving, etc.) The works will present the natural world in all its beauty. The artists' reception will be held Friday evening, December 5, 6-8 pm. My paintings River View, Wooded Sanctuary, and Sunlight and Shadows will be on display.

Art League Montgomery County will be the featured exhibit at the Crawfordsville Library, November 16 - January 5. Artwork by League members will be on display. The media will include quilts, needlework, fashion, knitting, painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, and glass. My painting Rose will be on exhibit.

october 2014

Light Space Time has presented my painting Energy with a Special Merit Award this month in the Abstracts Competition.

Paris Bicentennial Art Center & Museum's 60th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held October 10 to November 14. The reception and awards presentation will be held the evening of October 17 , 5 pm-6:30 pm at the gallery in Paris, Illinois. My abstract oil paintings Reaching, Electricity, and Nova will be on exhibit. My painting Electricity received a Merit Award.

RCAA 6th Annual Juried Exhibition will be held October 18 at the Masonic Temple in Terre Haute. The reception and awards presentation will be held Saturday evening October 8, 5 pm – 8 pm. My paintings Sunset, Sunrise , and Sun at Sea will be part of this special exhibition.

Salon de Refuses continues at the Hoosier Salon Gallery in Carmel. I am privileged to have my painting The Wave in the gallery.

Parke County Covered Bridge Festival will be held October 10 – 19. Arts, crafts, antiques,collectibles, and food items will be offered for sale at venues around Parke County. Each town and city has special events planned for the entire festival. Thousands of people from around the country visit during this festival each autumn. I will be at the Gallery in Rockville on the 10th, and participating in the Waveland Festival on the 13th.

Art League Montgomery County presents a special talk by author and former curator of the Indiana State Museum, Rachel Perry, Monday evening October 6 at the Crawfordsville Library. She will be speaking about her current book on William Forsyth, as well as discussing T.C.Steele and the other distinguished artists of the Hoosier Group.

The Art Jury

By Wayman Adams

This ambitious portrait presents the members of the Hoosier group, (from left to right) T. C. Steele, Otto Stark, J. Ottis Adams and William Forsyth.  Richard Gruelle had died seven years earlier.

The magnolia blossoms of TC Steele ( Steele Magnolias) aka Arts & Crafts II will be hosting a special portrait-painting demonstration by Susan Doster, Master artist & teacher from the Lafayette area. The event will be held Thursday, October 16 at the Tannenbaum Center with refreshments at 12:30, and demo at 1:00.

HCAA Annual Art Competition Community Creates will be held at the Birdie Gallery in Noblesville October 30-November 28. The open house, reception and awards ceremony will be held Friday November 7, 6 - 8:30.This is a wonderful opportunity for artists to share their work with the community of Noblesville and Hamilton County, and compete for prizes. I am entering my paintings Sunrise and Sun at Sea.

september 2014

Covered Bridge Art Association's Annual Fundraising Tea will be held Saturday, September 6 from 11am – 2 pm. This is to be held on the beautiful 2nd floor gallery and banquet area. This is always a lovely event with excellent tea, savory and sweets, and a special guest speaker.

The Annual Art Walk in Crawfordsville will be held Thursday, September 11 from 4-8 pm. The Art League artists will be exhibiting at the Tannenbaum Cultural Center. I will be displaying my bird collection. Several will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served.

Hoosier Salon Carmel presents the annual Salon de Refuses from September 13 through October 31. Opening reception will be Saturday evening Sept 13 from 5 – 9 pm during the Carmel Cultural District Art Walk. I am privileged to be able to exhibit my painting The Wave in this beautiful gallery.

The annual Art Auction to benefit the Peacefield Equine Sanctuary will be held Saturday evening September 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Hulman/ClabberGirl Museum in Terre Haute. I have donated several paintings and prints for the event.

Hoosier Salon New Harmony Member Show continues through Sept 14. I am privileged to be able to participate in this exhibition. My paintings Snowy Mountains and Sand Dunes are on exhibit. Sand Dunes received an Honorary Mention Award at the opening reception. Thank you Hoosier Salon New Harmony.

Wabash Valley Art Guild's Annual Fall Art Exhibit at Community Theater Terre Haute will be on view Sept 11-October 5 during the presentation of the well-known comedy play Harvey. My paintings Racing the Storm and Sailing will be on exhibit.

Vigo County Historical Society Farrington Festival with Art Show will be held Sunday Sept 21 1:00-3:00 on the grounds of the Historical Society on 6th Street in Terre Haute.

Indiana Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition continues at Second Presbyterian Church on North Meridian Street in Indianapolis through Sept 27. My paintings Swan, Seagull and Hummingbird are part of this wonderful show in the 3rd floor open gallery.

Cornea Research Foundation's Annual Luncheon and Art Auction will be held Friday Sept 26th , 11:30 am at the Oak Hill Mansion, Carmel, Indiana. This is always a beautiful event with an update on their research. I have donated 2 paintings for this silent auction.

Arts & Crafts II of Art League Montgomery County is hosting an art presentation by award-winning artist Cheryl Harris at the Crawfordsville Public Library Monday, September 29, 1-3 pm. Cheryl is a talented artist, working in many areas including painting, portraits,corporate art, graphics, illustration, murals and figurines.

Sullivan-Munce Cultural Center's Artisan Boutique in Zionsville exhibits many of my bird paintings. These are available for purchase. I appreciate being able to exhibit in this lovely gallery/gift shop along with many very talented artists. 

Country Hearts & Flowers is exhibiting my birds in their lovely flower & gift shop. I appreciate being able to show my work in such a lovely venue.

Healing Arts Center, Crawfordsville exhibits many of my paintings at their lovely location. Thank you Bekka and Katy. 


august 2014

The 31 st Annual Fine Arts Exhibit sponsored by the Indiana Wildlife Artists will be August 3 through September 26, 2014 in the gallery on the third floor of The Second Presbyterian Church, 7700 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis. The show will be open Monday through Friday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm and when the church facilities are open for activities. The focus of IWA is to promote the advancement of wildlife art within Indiana, and to provide wildlife artists an opportunity to meet, learn, share, teach and exhibit their artwork. My paintings Swan, Hummingbird, and Seagull have been accepted for this show. I am privileged to have been juried in as an artist member this year.

Arts Illiana in Terre Haute is presenting its latest exhibition: Wildlife & Wilderness. Creative and compelling artwork from the Arts Illiana members will be on exhibit through October. The reception will be held Friday evening, August 1, 7-9 pm as part of the T.H. Art Walk. My paintings Nuthatch and Sandhill Crane have been accepted into the show.

Good Ole Summertime” Art Exhibit at the Hoosier Salon – New Harmony Gallery. The gallery's show opens August 14. The reception and awards presentation will be held Saturday, August 23 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.   This is the 9th Annual Members Exhibit and will be juried for awards. The exhibit continues through September 14th. My paintings Sand Dunes and Snowy Mountains will be included in the exhibition. My painting Sand Dunes received an Honorable Mention Award at the opening reception ! It is a privilege to be able to exhibit with such talented artists in this beautiful gallery.

Wabash Valley Art Guild hosts an annual picnic for its members. JoAnne and Bruce Fiscus have graciously offered their home for this year's event. This will be a wonderful opportunity to become acquainted and re-acquainted with fellow members. Fun !

The Wabash Valley Art Guild is hosting its 13th annual Art in the Park on August 16th, 2014.  The event will take place at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute.  The events of the day will include an artists’ market and a plein air painting competition followed by the Terre Haute Community Band Concert. The artists’ market will take place from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Kiwanis, Lions and Patrick Shelters. This will be an enjoyable afternoon. I will be exhibiting my bird paintings which will be available for purchase.

Light Space & Time has announced the awards for its recent competition: Animals. I was pleased to receive a Special Recognition Award for my painting Swan.

The Sullivan-Munce gift shop and gallery is displaying a collection of my bird paintings. I am pleased to be part of such a wonderful organization, and I'm looking forward to all the exciting fall events in Zionsville.

Country Hearts & Flowers is exhibiting several of my bird paintings. The owner, Jackie Apple, has been a wonderful supporter of artists in our city of Crawfordsville. She has a beautifully designed and decorated shop, and creates stunning flower arrangements.

Healing Arts exhibits several of my paintings – landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses and parrots in their newly re-decorated location. Thank you Rebecca and Katy.

The Arts & Crafts Group of the Art League Montgomery County will hold our August Social Thursday evening, August 21, in the party room at Barefoot Burger in Crawfordsville. There will be games and prizes, as well as delicious food, and lots of time to party together !

Taste ! of Montgomery County will be held Saturday August 23, noon–10 pm on the grounds of the Lew Wallace Study in Crawfordsville. This is a delightful day of good food and great music. The gathering is a wonderful fund-raiser for the Lew Wallace Museum and Study, which preserves the legacy of this famous Indiana citizen – writer, musician, artist, general, and diplomat.

july 2014

' the journey continues' is the title of my solo show at the gallery at the Hulman/Clabber Girl building, 9th & Wabash, Terre Haute, July 2 – 30. On exhibit will be many of my newest works: abstracts, seascapes, landscapes, and birds. I'm excited to be celebrating 3 years of exhibitions and competitions with this my third solo show. The reception will be held Thursday, July 17, 4 pm–6 pm. Hors d'ouevres and beverages will be served. Music will be provided by talented harpist Amy Auset Rohn.

The Covered Bridge Art Association's Annual Associate Show will be held at their gallery in Rockville. Talented artists from central Indiana who are associate members of CBAA will be exhibiting throughout the month of July. My paintings Wabash River and River View will be on exhibit. The reception and award ceremony will be held Sunday afternoon, July 27, 2pm-4pm. This is always an enjoyable event with a lovely buffet of sweets and savories.

The River City Art Association of Vigo County will be exhibiting at the Art Sanctuary in Martinsville. The title of their show is 'River of Art'. The award-winning RCAA artists will exhibit paintings, photography, pottery and ceramics, glass-etching, and 3-D art in metal. My paintings Lighthouse on the Shore and Sailing will be in the show. The reception will be held Friday evening, July 11, 6–9 pm. Beverages and appetizers will be served. This is a great opportunity to meet the RCAA artists, and tour the art studios of the local artists.

River City Art Association ' River of Art '

The exhibit will showcase the diverse talent of River City Art Association Inc. in Terre Haute, where the Wabash River was made famous by native son Paul Dresser in “On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away,” the state song of Indiana.
An opening reception is scheduled 6 to 9 p.m. July 11. Admission is free.
RCAA members are well known in Vigo County and the Wabash Valley for their award-winning paintings, drawings, CAD drawings, printmaking, photography, mixed media, abstracts, Intarsia (wood inlay), pyrography (woodburning), ceramics, fused glass jewelry and wall hangings, encaustic pieces, glass etchings, wood turnings and 3D sculptures in etched glass and metal.
Contributing artists include Edith Acton, Mike Bender, Ruthann Brady, Korinne Lee Cantin, Bruce Fiscus and Jo Anne Perigo Fiscus, Kit Fisher, Dave Gahimer, Scott Hinton, Kace Huber, Monty Jones, Jan Skipo, Judith Lynn Smith, Josh Spidel, Todd Stokes, Sheila K. Ter Meer, Don Turner and Spencer Young.

Reflected Light Midsummer Art Exhibition 2014 at Bread of Life Ministries, Avon will be held July 25 – 26. The opening reception will be Friday evening July 25, 6 pm-9 pm. There will be music, elegant hors d' oeuvres, and an opportunity to meet the local artists – as guests enjoy their beautiful creations. I am privileged to be included in this exhibit with my paintings  Let There Be Light and  Dusk.

Tim & Meg Shelly have recently restored the historic landmark – TC Steele Boyhood Home in Waveland Indiana. I am privileged to be able to use the studio room (former dining room) to teach introduction to oil painting classes in July and August. This beautiful project– is a 'dream-come-true' for many Indiana artists and patrons, including myself. Thank you Tim & Meg.

My bird paintings – primarily sea birds – are beautifully displayed in the Sullivan-Munce gift shop/gallery in Zionsville, Indiana. I appreciate being part of such a wonderful community – full of art and cultural events all year.

Country Hearts & Flowers in Crawfordsville graciously displays several of my bird paintings in their gift and flower shop. The owner, Jackie Apple, is an exquisite artist in design and flower arranging.

Rebecca and Katy at Healing Arts on Main Street in Crawfordsville display my paintings in their lovely space. I appreciate their hospitality, and willingness to bring my art to the attention of their patrons. I hope it contributes to the beauty and serenity of their lives.

Bob and Ellie Haan of Lafayette conduct tours of their beautiful home, also known as the Haan Museum, 920 E. State St Lafayette. The home is one of the few surviving buildings from the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. It was dismantled and moved to Lafayette after the fair closed. The stately home is filled with collections of oil paintings from artists who worked in Indiana, as well as rare and valuable antiques from the 19th and 20th centuries. Memberships are available on line, as well as dates to tour the home.

Indiana Art

Over the years the Haan's have amassed a huge collection of paintings by the most important artists that painted in Indiana. Specializing in major oils that best represent the work of an artist, over 100 artists are represented in the collection. As with any museum,not all of the paintings can be hung at the same time, and the most important works are selected for display. There are over 100 paintings hung at any one time.

The Hoosier Group is a designation given to five artists in 1894 at an exhibition in Chicago. Steele, Adams, Forsyth, Stark, and Gruelle comprise this most important group of Indiana artists, and they are the most represented artists on display in the mansion.

The second important group are the members of the Brown County Art Colony. Starting in 1907, many artists came to Nashville, Indiana, to paint for the season or establish permanent residences. The best of these artists are Ada and Adolph Shulz, Will Vawter, Edward K Williams, Lucie Hartrath, and Adam Emory Albright. T. C. Steele's move to Brown County in 1907 helped establish the colony, but he was 60 at the time and did not integrate into the art scene like the other artists.

Many other artists such as Bundy and Eggemeyer from Richmond, pioneer painters Hays and Cox, and regionalist painters Davis and Floyd Hopper are on display.

june 2014

Healing Arts in Crawfordsville exhibits a variety of my paintings including seascapes and landscapes. Three new additions are my three parrot paintings to accompany their live parrot !

Sullivan-Munce Cultural Center's Gift Shop/Gallery has many of my bird paintings on exhibit. Zionsville is a dynamic cultural community with lots of art festivals and galleries. I love participating in their activities.  Thank you director Cynthia Young.

Country Hearts and Flowers, Green Street, Crawfordsville is exhibiting my bird paintings – part of my  6x6  framed sea and exotic bird collection.  Jackie Apple, the owner, has been a wonderful patron since I began to exhibit my work three years ago.

Light Space & Time  'Landscapes'  Exhibition & Competition : My painting  Forest Stream  has received a Special Recognition Award.  The exhibition can be viewed on their website. Thank you John and staff !

Arts Illiana is featuring a  Sunshine Exhibit with paintings and other art forms illustrating the summer season.  My paintings  Sunset, Sun at Sea, Dusk and Let There Be Light were chosen for the show. The works may be seen during their hours daily 10 – 4, and on First Fridays as Terre Haute celebrates the arts 5 pm – 9 pm.

Black Dog Books on Main Street in Zionsville will be hosting a reception for  Indiana Authors: Rare Books Exhibit & Sale, June 6,  7-8:30.  Guests will enjoy wine, cheese and music, while viewing a rare collection of books by famous Indiana writers.


The Crawfordsville Civic Band will be performing their Summer Concert Series in the Pavilion on the grounds of Lane Place Historic Home on alternate Sunday afternoons thru August.  The first two concerts will be June 8 & 22 at  3pm . Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy a special program at each concert.

The ladies of Arts & Crafts II of Art League Montgomery County will be meeting at Barefoot Burger for lunch, June 19 at 12 noon; and then visit Lane Place Historic Home and offices of the Montgomery County Historical Society for the current 'Stitch in Time' Quilt Exhibit.  Looking forward to a fun and informative day as we complete our year. We will have a social party in August, and a new season of art activities begins in September.

Art Affair on the Square –   Covered Bridge Art Association, Rockville, Indiana,  June 21, 10-5.  This is the annual juried art and music festival on the Courthouse grounds.  Artists will be exhibiting paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media as well as pottery, glass, metal, wood , photography, printmaking, sculpture, textile, fiber, jewelry and skilled crafts. There will be music all day, and delicious food vendors.  Artists will be directing special activities in the children's tent. It's a wonderful way to spend a summer's day.

The Lew Wallace Study & Museum continues its  Civil War Lecture series – June 26 at  7pm.  The lecture  'Origins of the Confederacy' will be presented by Dr. Robert May,  Professor of History at  Purdue University.

The 70th Annual Wabash Valley Art Exhibition at Swope Art Museum Terre Haute will extend from June 28 to August 23.  This is a highly respected juried exhibition and competition that attracts hundreds of entries from around the country. The reception and awards presentation will be held Saturday,  June 28th,  3:00 – 5:00.

The Covered Bridge Art Association presents its annual Associate Show  June 30-July 27. This is a popular exhibit at the Rockville gallery.  Artists from the Terre Haute/ Rockville area, as well as several Illinois artists participate each year.  The reception and awards presentations will be Sunday, July 27, 2-4 pm. My paintings River View and Wabash River will be part of the exhibition/competition.

Artistic Designs Art Gallery and owners Lee and Laura Tesdahl present the 8th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show. The show opens to the public, Saturday June 28 in Brownsburg. The show runs through July 26. The meticulously detailed tiny works of art were created by artists working in miniature. The show is a juried exhibition that includes nearly 100 works by artists from across the country. The art includes acrylic, oil, porcelein, watercolor and mixed media.  All artwork is available for purchase. There will be a private opening reception for the show on Friday June 27th from 6 - 9 pm.

happy 3 years this June !!

Is it possible – 3 years of exhibitions and competitions – each year seems to go by more quickly. My warmest regards to all the wonderful artists, patrons, and galleries who have made this such a wonderful journey.

My solo show this summer will be at the gallery in the Hulman Building, on Wabash Avenue in Terre Haute during the month of July.  I have entitled it   'the journey continues'.    Stay tuned.

may 2014

Wabash Valley Art Guild presents it 37th Annual Spring Art Exhibition in Terre Haute. The exhibit will be available for viewing Thursday through Saturday, May 1-3 at the gallery and foyer of the Hulman Building, 9th and Wabash. The reception with music, refreshments, and awards will be Friday evening, May 2 at 6 pm. My paintings Forest Stream, Snowy Mountains, and By the Cliffs have been entered.

I will be participating in Arts Go ! Sponsored by the Hendricks County Art Council. The following is their promotional information:

ArtsGo! on May 10, 2014

What is free, free-wheeling and fun?  It is ArtsGo!   Yes, you take your wheels and go…explore the arts and artists of Hendricks County; listen to the music, enjoy the food, try a local brew or wine, and have an all-around great time.  ArtsGo! is an annual event which takes place in the spring at various locations throughout Hendricks County, Indiana and is open to the public at no charge.
This event provides the opportunity for our community, family, friends and visitors from around the state to view, purchase, listen and learn about the many wonderful artisans and their works that Hendricks County has to offer. Guests will find fine works of art to suit any eye from the classic still life to the modern with a touch of whimsy thrown in!  Artist mediums include watercolor, acrylics, oils, metals, jewelry, fiber, glass and wood-working. Potters will offer demonstrations on wheel throwing; you can explore the magic world of hot blown glass, learn about weaving yarn and turning it into framed art! Musicians are sprinkled about the county as well with a concert ending the day at the Avon Town Hall & Park.
ArtsGo! is full of creativity, adventure and education for everyone and a great way to support the arts in Hendricks County.  Visitors are sure to find hometown restaurants and plenty of other unique places to shop and browse. 

ArtsGo! Champagne & Art is a preview party of all that will be available for ArtsGo! the following day! Join us Friday evening 6 - 10 pm for Champagne punch and hors d'oeuvres, visit with the artists who will be presenting their work at the different sites located throughout Hendricks County on Saturday, May 10th. You will have a “first look” and first opportunity to purchase this evening!

I will be exhibiting my Bird Collection of framed oil paintings Saturday May 10, 10 am - 5pm at:

Frazee Gardens Greenhouse & Landscape Company
3480 N State Road 267
Brownsburg, IN 46112
Phone: (317) 858-8440

Arts Illiana in Terre Haute is exhibiting their Spring Show “ Sunshine “. The opening reception will be Friday evening, May 2, 7-9 pm with food and music. My paintings Sunset, Sun at Sea, Let There Be Light, and Dusk have been chosen for this show. Their website is the source of much information about the art events in Terre Haute and surrounding communities in Indiana and Illinois, as well as a listing of local artists. The site provides a great opportunity for artists to feature their art work and contact information.

Art League Montgomery County will be celebrating their annual membership dinner and program at the Crawfordsville Country Club, Monday evening, May 5. The reception begins at 6 pm with dinner at 6:30. The high school scholarship recipients will receive their awards & recognition. The program will be a presentation by Ingrid Hess, illustrator, graphic designer and professor of art at The College at Brockport, New York. She is also the author and illustrator of several children's books.

The Wabash Valley Art Guild will be enjoying a membership dinner at the Copper Bar in Terre Haute at 6 pm, Thursday May 8. The art group will be celebrating the conclusion of their annual spring art show, and the beginning of a summer of special shows and exhibits throughout the Terre Haute community.

Sugar Creek Art Gallery in Thorntown, Indiana will be hosting their annual fund-raising Fashion Show and Luncheon, Saturday May 17. The fashion show will feature spring clothing from Heathcliff in Crawfordsville. The models will be local artists and patrons. The theme is GALS N' GARMENTS. There will be a sale boutique before and after the 11:30 luncheon, and art pieces for sale to benefit the gallery.

I will be chairman of the Arts & Crafts Group of Art League Montgomery County during the 2014-2015 season. The executive committee will be meeting Thursday May 22. We will be making plans for our organizational meeting in September. We will also be having a group social in August. Our group plans to sponsor several events to promote the arts in our community.

My collection of bird paintings will continue to be on exhibit at the beautiful Sullivan-Munce Art Gallery and Gift Shop. My newest paintings will be featured and available to interested patrons.
The gallery is located in Zionsville, Indiana. It is a beautiful community with many art galleries, specialty shops, and restaurants. The town sponsors numerous art events throughout the spring, summer and fall.

The art gallery in the Healing Arts Salon in Crawfordsville continues to feature my paintings. It's a privilege to exhibit there.

april 2014

I have the privilege to be chosen by River City Art Association as Featured Artist at Vigo County Library, Terre Haute during the month of April. Several of my paintings will be on exhibit in the Reading Room east of the lobby.

Light Space & Time has given my painting ' Sailing' a Special Recognition Award in the April ' All Women' Show.

River City Art Association will be the featured Art Exhibit at the Annual Tea sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Hosted by Psi Iota Chapter, Saturday April 5, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. The theme is“ Thyme for Tea” with Judy Collins speaking about the history and uses of herbs.
I will be exhibiting my Birds Collection. These are 6 x 6 and 8 x 8 oil paintings on canvas, framed in contemporary black or white. The tea will be held at 224 N. 8th Street, Terre Haute.

Arts Illiana Spring Show ' Sunshine' will be held April – June. My paintings Sunset, Clouds, and Sea View will be entered in this exhibit. The opening reception will be Friday, May 2 at 7–9 pm.

Sullivan- Munce Gallery and Gift Shop exhibits many of my small bird paintings. The gallery is in Zionsville, Indiana – a beautiful village with a Main Street of brick featuring historic shops, restaurants and galleries. I appreciate being part of such a unique community.

Healing Arts in Crawfordsville's Exhibit of Art contains many of my mountain and lighthouse paintings. I appreciate the opportunity to show my work at this local venue.

The Arts & Crafts Group of Art League Montgomery County will be meeting Thursday, April 17 at 1:00 pm in our main library to view the Quilt Exhibit that will be in the library gallery during the month of April.

march 2014

Halcyon Art Gallery Terre Haute is presenting the 9th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 'Halcyon Days' – March 7 – 28.
Ray Chen, the Executive Director of the gallery and distinguished artist will be presenting the awards Friday evening March 7 at 8 pm, during the reception 7 pm – 9 pm. I am honored to have my abstract paintings – Curtains, Energy and Electricity as part of this show.

Halcyon Art Gallery is presenting a regional juried exhibition entitled “Halcyon Days 2014” juried by Ray Chen, Executive Director and curator of the Halcyon Art Gallery. The exhibiting artists including, Edith Acton, Bruce M. Fiscus, Clay Keeley, Debbie Anderson, Jo Anne Perigo Fiscus, Judith Lynn Smith, Korinne Lee, LaRysa Orman, Michael Tingley, Mike Bencler, Rober Sorrels,  Rod M. Bradfield, Ruth Brady, Sean Hoisin, Sheila Ter Meer, Stephanie Doty, Stephanie Standish, Susan Tingley and Todd Stokes.

Swope Art Museum Terre Haute will be having a reception as part of the T.H. First Friday events on March 7. The exhibits,will be featured during the event with wine and hors d'oeuvres from 6 pm – 9 pm.

The Vigo County Library in Terre Haute is featuring The Magnificent Ambersons by Booth Tarkington as their Big Read in 2014. The book takes place during the late 1800s-early 1900s: a time of great social, cultural and technological change.There will be an interesting variety of activities at the library and local venues surrounding the book, its characters and themes, and the author. The library is hosting an art exhibition of paintings inspired by the book. The opening will be Friday evening March 7, 6-7 pm. My painting  Historic Home will be shown along with a group of fascinating works in a variety of media.

The Country Club of Terre Haute is once again hosting the Tablescapes fundraiser for Arts Illiana. Local artists and businesses will decorate a table for the competition. Awards are presented in many categories, as well as People's Choice. The event is March 6-9. There will be a special Tea on the 6th with the Magnificent Ambersons theme. Guests will enjoy visiting with characters from the book, as well as viewing the decorated tables, and voting for their favorite. 

Art League Montgomery County will have their first all-league meeting Monday evening March 3 at the Crawfordsville Public Library at 7 pm.

A luncheon talk at Vigo County Library continues the activities for the Wabash Valley Big Read : The Magnificent Ambersons. Thursday, March 20, 12:10- 1:00. It is part of their Brown Bag Series: 
The New Woman  1910 - 1920: Celebrate Terre Haute Women's History with author and columnist, Dorothy Jerse, and storyteller, Sally Weatherston as they look between the lines of The Magnificent Ambersons and into the lives of women during this pivotal time of change.

                                                                   Booth Tarkington

The Eric Dean Gallery at the Fine Arts Center,Wabash College will be opening their latest exhibit, Monday evening, March 31, 7 – 8:30 pm. 'Deeply Rooted' will present three artists in Mixed Media through May 18.

The Sullivan-Munce Art Center Gallery and Gift shop in Zionsville will continue to exhibit my bird paintings. I'm excited to be part of such a vibrant art community.

Arts Illiana is currently exhibiting art pieces in a variety of media as part of their ' Kindness' theme, as well as other paintings throughout their gallery and reception area in the Terre Haute offices on 6th Street. My paintings – Rose, Lighthouse on Shore, and Distant Mountains are on exhibit.

Healing Arts in downtown Crawfordsville is graciously exhibiting many of my paintings, which are available to patrons who are interested in collecting art.

february 2014

River City Art Association will be exhibiting at Community Theater Terre Haute during the production of 'Picasso at the Lapin Agile' January 24 – February 2. (Picasso at the Lapin Agile features the characters of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, who meet at a bar called the Lapin Agile (Nimble Rabbit) in Montmartre, Paris. It is set on October 8, 1904, and both men are on the verge of an amazing idea – Einstein will publish his special theory of relativity in 1905 and Picasso will paint Les Demoiselles d'Avignon in 1907 – when they find themselves at the Lapin Agile, where they have a lengthy debate about the value of genius and talent while interacting with a host of other characters.)

My contemporary abstract paintings 'Curtains' and 'On Fire' will be on display.

'Convergence : Two Groups/One Vision' The River City Art Association and the Wabash Valley Art Guild will be sharing the spotlight during a special exhibition February 7 – 28 at Halcyon Contemporary Gallery in Terre Haute. The reception will be held Friday evening February 7, 7-9 pm.
A symposium will be held Saturday February 15, 10 am – 3:30 pm. There will be artist talks, panel discussions, and art demonstrations throughout the day. My paintings ' Swan' and ' Racing the Storm' will be on exhibit. I will be demonstrating the stages I undertake in the painting of birds, as part of the afternoon activities.

Sullivan-Munce Gallery & Gift Shop: I have been privileged to be accepted as an exhibitor to sell my paintings at the gift shop in Zionsville. I currently have several of my framed sea birds on display.

Arts Illiana , Terre Haute presents their Winter Art Exhibition 'What does Kindness look like ?' opening February 7. My paintings 'Rose', ' Lighthouse on Shore' and 'Distant Mountains' will be in the gallery
area through March.

The Montgomery County Historical Society annual fundraiser 'Roaring 20's Gala' will be held Saturday evening February 8, 7–10 pm at the Lane House, Crawfordsville. This is an enjoyable trip back to the time of speak-easys and the Charleston. Guests will be in costumes of the era. 

The Vigo County Public Library is joining with the River City Art Association and the Wabash Valley Art Guild to sponsor an art exhibit based on this year's Wabash Valley Big Read Book, The Magnificent Ambersons by Indiana author, Booth Tarkington. The exhibit will begin February 28, with a reception Friday, March 7, 6-7 in the lobby of the library. My painting ' Historic Home in Indianapolis' will be on exhibit.

Healing Arts on Main Street in Crawfordsville has several of my landscapes and seascapes on exhibit in their lobby area. I appreciate their support and encouragement.

Maple Syrup Fair February 22-23 & March 1-2, 2014

The folks of Parke County who bring you the Covered Bridge Festival, have another treat in store for you. At winter’s end, Parke County’s Maple Syrup Producers begin tapping the maple trees that provide sugar water for making maple syrup. Join in on the fun the last weekend of February and the first weekend of March at the Parke County Maple Syrup Fair. Travel country roads with world famous covered bridges and tour maple syrup camps throughout the county. See how maple syrup is made down at the "sugar camp" and sample its wonderful flavor.

At the county fairgrounds maple syrup displays offer products such as pure maple syrup, maple sugar candy and maple syrup cookies. In addition to maple syrup products, you will find the works of Parke County artisans, handmade crafts, home baked goodies, and jams and jellies. An annual highlight of the Maple Syrup Festival is the Covered Bridge Art Association art display. Local artists will demonstrate their talents and have works of art for sale. 

december 2013

Indiana Artists' Club Membership Exhibition will be held Nov 6 – Dec 13 in the main foyer of the Fishers Town Hall on 116th Street in downtown Fishers, Indiana. This is a beautiful show that includes a painting from each of the members of the club. It's a marvelous example of the broad spectrum of art styles among the current members of Indiana's oldest art group. I am privileged to be able to exhibit my work entitled Swan.

Holiday Boutique at Sullivan-Munce in Zionsville, Indiana is a month-long exhibit of fine art for gift-giving, as well as various activities for individuals and families. Ten of my bird paintings will be on exhibit in the main gift area. I appreciate the opportunity to exhibit there during the Christmas season.

Art for the Holidays is the title of this year's Hoosier Salon Miniature Show at the Broad Ripple Gallery. The works will be framed size 11 x 11 and smaller. My painting Mallard, framed size 7 x 7 will be on exhibit. The reception will be held Friday evening, December 6, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

Holiday High Tea with Fashions and Music to benefit the Lew Wallace Museum & Study will be held Friday afternoon, December 6, 3:00 – 6:00 pm. The event features tea, a fashion show, and music at the historic Elston House in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Ladies may also visit the home of the Historical Society – the Lane House will feature holiday collections and a decorative wreath sale – as well as an opportunity to view the beautiful home and furnishings. The Pavilion on the grounds will be decorated for the season. It's a wonderful afternoon for the ladies of our community.

JOY ! A Celebration of Christmas Music will be performed by the Crawfordsville Community Chorus at First Christian Church, Sunday, December 15 at 4:30 pm. This is a wonderful concert of music both traditional and contemporary, to bring joy to all ages. I have enjoyed being a part of this group for many years. A reception with refreshments will follow the performance.

Arts Illiana Fall Exhibition continues through December. My paintings of still life studies : Study in Ceramic, Study in Metal, Study in Pewter are on exhibit at the Arts Illiana gallery on 6th Street.

Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, presents their annual holiday show. Each year the juried show features artwork in a particular color. This year the show is: Grey Gardens, (inspired by the title of a 60s film about the Bouvier cousins of Jackie). My paintings Sailboat and Snowy Mountains will be among the art creations in ' grey'. The reception and open studio night will be Friday, December 6, 6 - 10 pm at the gallery center on Delaware Street, just blocks from the historic home of President Benjamin Harrison.

A joyous Christmas Season to all – and a blessed New Year !      Judith Lynn Smith

november 2013

Indiana Artists Club Annual Membership Exhibition is at Fishers Town Hall, 1 Municipal Drive,
November 6 - December 13. My painting ' Swan' will be featured. The Opening Reception will be held Friday Nov. 16, 6 - 8:30. Rachel Perry will be speaking about Hoosier Artists and Painting Indiana III .
Awards will be presented that evening.

Hoosier Salon Salon de Refuses Exhibition at the Broad Ripple Gallery will continue through November 23. My painting 'Forest' is on exhibit.

Hamilton County Art Association 'Community Creates' Exhibition has chosen my paintings:
Autumn View & Forest Stream  for the awards competition.
The Opening Reception & Awards Nov 8 : 6 – 8:30. The exhibit lasts through November 29.

River City Art Association' s  Exhibit at Ivy Tech Terre Haute continues through November 5.
My abstract paintings: Serenity and Nova I & II are on exhibit.

Lafayette Art League Luncheon '
The Art  League of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette
invites you to the
November Luncheon
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11:30  Luncheon at the Art Museum by Judi’s Catering
   12:00  Program: Indiana Now with speaker Lorie Amick,
   watercolor artist and guest curator of the current gallery exhibit.

Sullivan- Munce Artisan Fare - My oil paintings of birds will be on exhibit for purchase at the Artisans' Fare at Sullivan-Munce Center in Zionsville. The preview party is Friday evening, November 22, 6 pm - 9 pm. The Fare will be open Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. It will be a lovely day with lots of gourmet food , beautiful art and handcrafted items. Hope to see you there !

october 2013

The WabashValley Art Guild Exhibition at the Community Theater, Terre Haute
continues through October 6. My paintings ' Waterfall' and 'Full Moon' are on exhibit.

LST Animals Competition: My painting ' Blue Heron' received a Special Recognition Award

Swope Art Museum Wednesday, October 2, 12pm – 1 pm
Art Spaces, Inc. and the Swope Museum, Terre Haute are hosting a presentation by Seattle-based
artist Buster Simpson. Simpson is known natonally for his public art that raises community consciousness about social and ecological issues. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch to enjoy during the program.

River City Art Association will be at Ivy Tech during the month of October.: My paintings Nova I & II and Serenity will be on exhibit in the exhibit area adjacent to the Auditorium.The reception will be held Monday evening October 7, 5 – 7 pm.

Arts Illiana Fall Exhibition: Opening Reception October 18, 6-9pm. My paintings ' Wabash River',
'Study in Metal', 'Study in Ceramic' and ' Study in Pewter' have been entered.

River City Art Association will be showing 'Three Women and Their Art' at the Community Theatre in Terre Haute, October 25 – 27 during the performance of “Talley's Folly”. Several of my sailboat paintings will be on exhibit.

Hoosier Salon – Salon de Refuses will be held at the Broad Ripple Gallery, 714 E. 65th Street, Indianapolis, October 25 – November 22. Opening reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres
will be held Oct 25, 5:30 – 8:30. My painting ' Forest' will be on exhibit.

Artisan Marketplace : October 19. I have been chosen to participate in this exciting event.
I will be featuring my bird paintings. I am looking forward to a day full of art, music, and great food.

Healing Arts Center, on Main Street, Crawfordsville – I will be exhibiting paintings at this location
for patrons and clients to enjoy, and purchase. Currently on display are ' Pine Mountain', 'Mountains in Winter', 'Lighthouse at Oceana', and ' Lighthouse in Fog'.

september 2013

My solo show ' paint, a brush, and all that jazz' will be on exhibit at the Crawfordsville Library, August 30– September 28.

Light Space Time Landscapes exhibition and Competition has granted me a Special Merit Award for my painting ' Distant Mountains'.

River City Art Association Fall Exhibition and Competition will be held Sept 7 and 8 at the Girl Scout Building at Fairbanks Park Terre Haute. My paintings 'Storm Approaching', 'Wine with My Coffee', and 'Dusk' have been entered.

Covered Bridge Art Association will be hosting their annual fundraising Tea, Saturday Sept. 7 at 11:00 am. Karen Stutler of Turkey Hill Antiques will be speaking about the historic Anapolis pottery of Parke County. Tickets may be purchased at the gallery in Rockville.

Wabash Valley Art Guild will be meeting Thursday evening September 12 , 6 pm at the Community Theater of Terre Haute. We will be hanging an exhibit of artwork to be on view in the theater lobby area during their first fall production ' Ain't Misbehavin'– through October 6. I will be exhibiting my paintings ' Movement' and ' Full Moon' .

I will be attending the Art Auction and Luncheon for the Cornea Research Foundation of America to be held Monday, Sept. 16, 11:30 - 1:30  at Nancy Noel's 'Sanctuary' Art Gallery  in Zionsville. I donated three paintings for the auction: Wood Duck in Flight, Canadian Goose and Common Pintail.

Crawfordsville Community Chorus will begin rehearsals for their Holiday Season Concert beginning Tuesday evening Sept. 24. Our director will be Karen Fruits. We will meet at 7 pm at First Christian Church. The performance will be held at the Fine Arts Building, Wabash College, date TBA.

Art Museum Lafayette will be presenting their juried show ' Indiana Now' September 27 thru November 30. The juror is John Begley of the University of Louisville Hite Art Institute The opening will be Friday Sept. 27, 6-8pm.

August 2013
My painting ' Rose ' has been given a Special Recognition Award in the Botanicals Competition at Light Space and Time.
I'm always pleased to receive their encouragement.

State Fair Fine Arts Professional Division Aug 2 – Aug 18 : My paintings 'Racing the Storm' and 'Let There Be Light' will be on exhibit. The artist reception will be held Thursday evening August 1, 6 – 8 pm at the Home and Family Arts Building.

'Art in the Park' - August 3 at Fairbanks Park by the Wabash River , in downtown Terre Haute. Sponsored by Wabash Valley Art Guild and Arts Illiana. Art Sale noon - 6, Jazz all day, Band performance at 8 pm, Fish Fry sponsored by Arts Illiana, and Paint-out: “ Paint the River”. The artists will be under the large shelter, and in tents in the area. I will be displaying and selling many of my bird paintings. Lots of fun !

Art Sanctuary, Martinsville: My current exhibit is: “ Season of Color” featuring Seascapes & Florals. There are many wonderful artists with studios and exhibit areas. They have open studio nights and special exhibits and classes, all listed on their website.

Summer Exhibition at Arts Illiana is exhibiting my 'Waterfall' and 'Distant Lighthouse'. There are a variety of locals artists on exhibit throughout the year. The offices include the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra.

My Solo Show at Mary Bishop Memorial Gallery, Crawfordsville Library will be held August 30 – September 28. ' Paint, a Brush, and All That Jazz' will show many of my birds, landscapes, seascapes, lighthouses, floral, and abstracts. There should be something for all art lovers.

 July 2013

Covered Bridge Art Gallery Associate Show -  June 28 – July 28 . The reception will be Sunday afternoon,  July 28, 2-4 pm.  My paintings 'Lighthouse at Oceana' and 'Distant Mountains' won 3rd Place and Honorable Mention.

15th Annual Will Vawter Juried Art Competition and Exhibit sponsored by the Hancock County Art Association in Greenfield will be held June 29 – July 12. The opening reception and awards will be Friday evening,  June 28, 7:30-9 pm  at the Creative Arts and Events Center, 2 W. Main St.  My paintings 'Racing the Storm', 'Wabash River', and ' Mountains in Winter' are on display.

Art Sanctuary 's July Exhibition is 'Variations on a Theme' based on a photograph of a baby bird standing alone on bricks . . . . What will the artists do with that idea ??  It will be exciting to see. . . Reception will be held during during open studio night, Friday evening July 12 , 6 – 9 pm. My paintings 'Anticipation',  ' Three in a Row', and 'Mealtime' will be on exhibit.

Arts Illiana's Summer Exhibition continues through September. My paintings, “ Waterfall II” “ Dusk” and “ Distant Lighthouse” will be on exhibit.

The July WVAG meeting will be held at the Vigo County Library in Terre Haute, Thursday evening, July 11. Social time begins at 6:00, with meeting & Abstract Presentation at 6:30.

June 2013

102nd Annual Fine Art Show presented by the Logansport Art Association at their main gallery: June 4 – 28. Reception June 28 – Wine Tasting & Silent Auction 6:30– 8:30 pm. Tickets $10 per person. Proceeds benefit ARTreach and Summer Art Programming. My paintings 'Rose' and 'Tulip' will be on exhibit.

The Wabash Valley Art Guild will be the featured exhibit June 1 – 28 in the Hulman Building: Clabber Girl Gallery. Reception June 7th , 6-8 pm. My painting 'Lighthouse in Fog' will be on exhibit.

Arts Illiana Spring Exhibition, Terre Haute – My paintings, ' With the Wind', “Let There Be Light' and ' Sailboat at Sunset' are on exhibit through June.

The Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society will be having a Members & Supporters Appreciation Party Sunday, June 2, 4-6 pm on the grounds of the study. There will be refreshments, music, special guests, lawn games, and a behind the scenes tour. Lew Wallace, the author of Ben Hur and other novels, and Civil War General, was also an artist. His painting of the men in the Lincoln assasination conspiracy, as well as other works are on exhibit inside his study.

Logansport Art Association will be having their annual Garden Party/ Art Fair Saturday June 15, 11 am – 3 pm. This will be held on the grounds of the Art Gallery, with artists, refreshments, and special displays by the Rose Society. Visitors may also view the current art exhibition.

Watermark Landing ' Stepping Stones' Reception Sunday afternoon June 23 at 2 pm. As part of the Year of the River 2013 Celebration of the Wabash River, a group of Terre Haute artists have designed 30 mosaic stepping stones being installed at Fairbanks Park, Terre Haute, on the banks of the Wabash.( Would make a great title for a song ! ) The original watercolors and paintings as inspiration for the mosaics are currently on display at the Swope Art Museum in T.H. The reception will celebrate the completion of the project, and the beginning of the public's enjoyment of the beautiful works of art. More info on: 2013yearoftheriver.com

The Will Vawter 2013 Art Competition and Exhibit at the Creative Arts and Events Center in Greenfield will be held June 29 – July 13. The reception & awards presentation will be Friday evening June 28, 7:30 – 9 pm. I will be submitting 3 paintings for this exhibit.

This month I'm celebrating my second year in the art exhibition/competition world. Lots of words could describe this experience – fun, exciting, busy – and the art itself – wonderful. I've met scores of marvelous people – warm, friendly and supportive. I've learned so much..... ..and look forward to another great year. Thank-you to everyone who is and has been a part of this adventure.

Psalm 100

May 2013

May 1 – My painting “ With the Wind” has been given a Special Recognition Award by Light Space & Time On Line Gallery. I always appreciate their support and encouragement !

May 3-5 The 36th Annual Wabash Valley Art Guild Spring Show will be held in the reception room next to Macy's at Honey Creek Mall in Terre Haute. My paintings Wine Tasting, Dusk, and Shades of Gray will be on exhibit. Also my notecards of river scenes and river wildlife to celebrate 'The Year of the River – the Wabash' will be on sale – all proceeds to WVAG. Reception with refreshments , music by 2nd Wave Jazz Quartet , and awards will be Friday evening May 3 at 6 pm. The juror for this show is Ray Chen of Halcyon Gallery.

May 1 – 31 The Arts Illiana Spring Show continues . My paintings 'Let There Be Light', 'Into the Wind', and 'Sailboat at Sunset' were chosen for this exhibit. The gallery is in the Arts Illiana/ Terre Haute Symphony building in downtown TH.

May 3 The Spring Style Show with fashions from Heathcliff Ladies Shop, Crawfordsville will feature colorful spring and summer fashions , as well as a lovely boutique and luncheon. Special guests and an exciting dance demo will be presented.

May 4 – I have a new exhibit in my gallery area at Art Sanctuary Martinsville entitled “ A Season Full of Color”. Seascapes with lighthouses and sailboats are meant to remind us of special vacations past and present.

May 6 – The annual Art League of Montgomery County Banquet will be held Monday evening at 6pm at the Crawfordsville Country Club. This is a special night for the members, as well as an opportunity to invite friends and family as guests. The art scholarship winners from our 3 local high schools will be featured. 

May 8 – A special dinner will be held to honor the artists of Art Sanctuary, Martinsville, Wednesday evening, at 6pm in the main gallery. Thank you Art Sanctuary for the invitation ! The current exhibit “ Anything on Wheels” will be on exhibit. This is a special show for May – to reflect our Hoosier month of “ 500 Festival “ events.

May 18 – The Sugar Creek Art Gallery Spring Fashion Show is Saturday . The doors open at 10:30, with luncheon at 11:30. The fashions from Heathcliff's in Cville will be modeled. There will be a boutique with lots of lovely accessories from the store for the ladies to purchase. 


May 31 – June 28 – Wabash Valley Art Guild will be the featured Art Exhibit at Clabber Girl Gallery in the Hulman Building of Terre Haute for the month of June. This show will represent 2D and 3D art from this very talented group of artists. I am so pleased to be a member of this guild. My painting , “Lighthouse” will be on exhibit.

April 2013

Arts Illiana Spring Exhibition: My paintings: 'Let There Be Light', 'With the Wind', and 'Sailboat at Sunset I' were chosen for this exhibit. The gallery is in the Arts Illiana/ Terre Haute Symphony offices in downtown Terre Haute.

Peacefield Equine Sanctuary of Terre Haute will be presenting an Art Auction Benefit for their horse rescue and sanctuary farm. Barefoot Wine is providing the venue, wine & refreshments for the silent auction on Thursday evening April 11, 6 – 9 pm. My painting ' Sailboat at Sunset II '
will be on auction. The event will be held in Indianapolis at the Mavris Arts & Event Center at 121 S. East Street. Barefoot Wine has already contributed much to the Sanctuary and initiated this fund raiser.

'Abstracts' competition on Light Space and Time - I have been honored with a Special Recognition for my painting “ Electricity”. Its always a special delight to be given an award by LST.

'Art Mix' – the annual Spring exhibit and art sale at Tippecanoe Art Federation, Lafayette will be held Friday April 12. The special preview reception will be 5 pm – 7 pm. The gallerys will be open to the public 7 pm – 9 pm, and through April 19.

The ladies of the Art League Lafayette will be having their monthly meeting April 16 at 2 pm, “ Wine and Conversation with Ellen”. The league supports the Art Museum of Lafayette with fund-raising, receptions, and art activities for adults and children, as well as special programs in the schools of Tippecanoe County.

Art League Mission:
The Art League supports educational and fund raising activities, exhibitions,
acquisitions and programs of the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.
The Art
League provides members with the opportunity for individual, creative,
and artistic experiences, and fosters art and artists in the community.

The Sugar Creek Players of Vanity Theatre Crawfordsville will be performing “ You Can't Take it with You” April 19-21, 26-28. This is a popular and award-winning comedy – not to be missed !

The Covered Bridge Art Association is planning a paint-out at Wilkins Mill Bridge, west of Turkey Run State Park. It will be held Saturday April 20th, 9 am until dusk. The artists will be sharing snacks and food throughout the day.

The Annual Spring Art Show of the Covered Bridge Art Association and the celebration of the Opening of the newly renovated 2nd Floor will be held Sunday Afternoon, April 28 , 2- 4 pm.
There will be music and refreshments. The members of the association will be displaying their latest artwork, and showing off the new 2nd floor gallery which will exhibit the permanent collection, and provide space for art classes , meetings, and special events.

March 2013

Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery at Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute – March 1 – 29 “ Halcyon Days” A juried exhibition open to Indiana artists as well as those in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

“This is the eighth in a series of juried exhibitions showcasing the best of contemporary art in all media. The juror Ray Chen, Curator and Executive Director of Exhibitions has selected the theme and describes it this way: “Halcyon Days” opens up a conversation between peoples and cultures. The communication shares an artistic language; conceptual as in the definition of a medium and the desire to strictly or loosely define an artistic form; an interpretation as a personal artistic language, a conversation to share, a message to state, a movement of shadows to follow, colors unpredictably to change, visual reaction from tradition to contemporary, a choice, an action, visible, invisible, intentional, expressive… Artists are invited to consider the broad concept of the theme.”

The Halcyon Contemporary Art Gallery is constructed to deliver a space to create, accommodate, and promote. The North gallery space of 1200 sq. ft. allows us to feature contemporary artists working in a wide range of media. The Project Room features experimental art including Sound and New Media installations. Our focus is on regional artists living and working in the Midwest. We offer painting, indoor and outdoor sculpture, works on paper and photography to those considering their first acquisition as well as to the seasoned art collector.
The mission of Halcyon is to become a leader in the exhibition of contemporary visual art. Halcyon encourages experimentation through the presentation of new works by emerging and established artists. Through exhibitions reflecting current issues and practices in the visual arts, the Gallery is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of Vigo County, the state of Indiana, and the Midwest region.

My paintings “ Serenity” and “ Layers of Color” have been chosen for this exhibition.
I'm looking forward to the opening, Friday evening, March 1, 7 – 9 pm.

Parke County Maple Syrup Festival – March 2 & 3 – I will be with the Covered Bridge Art Association at the County Fairgrounds in Rockville Saturday the 2nd Lots of art, crafts, pancakes, maple syrup & luncheon food. There will be a raffle for a painting by one of our artists. The proceeds go to the Art Gallery on the Square. The entire county has activities throughout. The local maple syrup farms will be open for tours and sales. Info and schedules are available at each location, businesses and restaurants in the area.

Arts Illiana Spring Exhibition- March 15 – June 2013 The gallery at the Arts Illiana building will be presenting their Spring Exhibition, with opening night Friday, March 15, 5-7 pm. I will be submitting my paintings “ Let There Be Light”, “ Sailboat at Sunset”, and “ With the Wind”.

Light Space & Time – The March Exhibition is “ Nature” – “Nature” is defined as, and considered to be anything that was not created by or has been substantially altered by man. The subjects were geographical matter, natural objects, wildlife and natural environments. The exhibition is outstanding, and presents various 2d media. I am pleased that my “ Dusk” was chosen for Special Recognition.

Halcyon Gallery, Terre Haute – I have been asked to give a talk – March 23, 2-4 pm at the gallery. My theme will be the “history” of abstract art: late 1800s – present. It will be instructive as well as informal. We will also enjoy the current exhibit, “Halcyon Days”, and may go next door to the Swope Museum for those who have not visited it recently. Refreshments will be served.

Have a Blessed Resurrection Day  !  Sunday  March 31 st

Soli Deo Gloria

December 2012
Light Space & Time has announced the finals of their juried competition -- "Seasons". I am pleased that my painting “ Forest” has received a Special Recognition Award. Thank-you John & staff at LST.

Art Sanctuary Martinsville – I will have my Abstracts Exhibit on display in the stairway area by the Main Gallery through the month of January. The current exhibit in the Main Sanctuary is small paintings and miniatures for sale thru December – art is a wonderful gift to give to friends and family during this season !

Turkey Run Inn, Turkey Run State Park, Marshall, Indiana – My paintings of covered bridges and forests are on exhibit in the lounge area through January. The Inn is located in a beautiful setting, and offers breakfast, lunch & dinner. It is open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day offering a special holiday buffet.

The Community Christmas Choir will be presenting their 11th annual musical presentation entitled 'Hope of the Broken World ' at the Russellville Community Center, Russellville, Indiana, Dec. 7, 8 & 9. Friday & Saturday evenings the free-offering meal will be at 5:30, with presentation at 7 pm. Sunday the meal will begin at 12 noon, and music at 1:30. Visitors are encourgaged to bring non-perishable food items for the food pantries of Montgomery, Parke and Putnum counties. There will be a baked goods & gift sale to benefit the choir. A live nativity, adult and children choirs, beautiful decorations and wonderful music celebrating the true reason for our Christmas holiday – have become the highlight of the season for many families in our community. It's a priviledge to be part of this event each year !

Indiana Artists Club Membership Exhibition at Fishers Town Hall, Fishers, Indiana, is continuing thru Dec 7. It is an outstanding show with master artists from the state of Indiana in a beautiful venue. My painting 'Waterfall II' is on display. I am humbled to be allowed to exhibit with these artists. Thank you Indiana Artists Club !

Arts Illiana, Terre Haute, Indiana will be exhibing my paintings ' Waterfall' and ' Color Line Balance' thru the month of December. It is an honor to have my paintings chosen for their exhibition.

Irvington Presents, the juried show of the Irvington Guild of Artists will be on display at the Bona Thompson Center – Irvington Historical Society thru Jan 4. My painting Nova I ( aka Abstract I ) was chosen for this exhibition. The group of paintings in this show are an excellent example of the varied styles, media and talents of the artists in the metropolitan area of Indianapolis. 

Hoosier Salon Broad Ripple is presenting their annual sale “ Art for the Holidays” thru Jan 5. Members of the Hoosier Salon Artists have small paintings and miniatures on exhibit for holiday gift-giving. I have my painting ' Burgundy' on display there. It's always exciting to be part of the wonderful community of Broad Ripple galleries.

Harrison Gallery and City Center in downtown Indianapolis ( just a block from the President Benjamin Harrison Home) is celebrating the season with “ Nottingham Forest – The Hanging of the Green”.  Paintings with a forest or Robin Hood theme will be viewed Dec 7 – Dec 28. My painting “ Forest” was chosen for this exciting show. 

There's only one reason for the season, and its all in the title “Christmas” . Luke 2: 10 – 14.
If you don't have the book that tells this story, just let me know and I'll mail you one. Psalm 100.
So – during the holidays be sure to count your blessings, enjoy your family and friends, sing lots of carols – and have a very happy new year !!

Soli Deo Gloria

November 2012

Brown County Art Guild of Nashville Indiana is featuring their annual Patron Show Nov 1 – 29 in the loft gallery. I am privileged to have 2 of my paintings on exhibit: “Light in Darkness” & “Sailboats at Rest”. The reception & awards ceremony will be held Nov 10th during the Art Walk, 5 pm – 8 pm.

Indiana Artists Club Membership Exhibition is being held Nov 2 – Dec 7 at the Fishers Town Hall in Fishers Indiana. The member artists are from around the state. The membership show is held at a different location each year. The reception and awards will be held Fri Nov 2, 6-8:30 pm. My painting “Waterfall” is on exhibit.

Arts Illiana Fall Exhibition at their gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana, has chosen my “Waterfall in Green” & “Color Line Balance” to be on display. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of their exhibition and art sale.

Hoosier Salon – “Salon de Refuses” exhibits thru Nov 17 at the Broad Ripple gallery. This is an annual exhibit held at the BR location inspired by the original Salon de Refuses Paris Exhibition of 1863 by command of Napoleon III. Cezanne, Pissarro, Whistler and Manet were among the original artists exhibited.
I'm always honored to be able to exhibit at the BR gallery. My painting “ Nuthatch” will be on display.

“Irvington Presents” Annual IGA Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Irvington Guild of Artists at the Irvington Historical Society Building on the original Butler University Campus in Indianapolis will be shown Nov 10 thru Jan 5. My abstract painting “Nova I” ( aka Abstract I ) was chosen to be in this show. The reception and awards will be Sat Nov 10 at 7 pm.

Art Sanctuary, Martinsville – My exhibit of abstract paintings will be shown thru January in the area by the main sanctuary gallery. They will be there during all the holiday events held at the Sanctuary, including the Membership Show in December.

Partnership for Lawrence Arts “Artique” Juried Arts & Crafts Show November 17 at Lawrence YMCA 10 am – 4 pm. Lots of wonderful artisans and demonstrations, plus music and dance. There are special gifts and buffet breakfast and lunch for PLA members.

Sullivan-Munce Cultural Center Zionsville Indiana November 17 Artisan Fair

Party Night Crawfordsville: The Saturday evening after Thanksgiving is the annual downtown festival of celebrating the holiday season. Businesses will be open until 11 pm. Lots of music, food & festivities. The art galleries will have special activities for families and visitors.

October 2012

October 4 – 27 – Sugar Creek Art Center, Thorntown Indiana is hosting my solo show this month. I have 30 + paintings and enhanced photos in the beautiful 2nd floor gallery. The reception will be held Friday October 12, 6 – 9 pm. Piano accompaniment on the grand piano and lots of food & wine will make it an enjoyable evening.

October – November- Arts Illiana Terre Haute is having their Fall Exhibition. 'Waterfall' and 'Color Line Balance' were chosen to hang in the gallery there. It is always a privilege to be part of their exhibition !

October – December – Art Sanctuary, Martinsville – Be sure to visit my gallery wall in the area of the main gallery. I have an exhibit of landscapes and seascapes during this fall season. The Sanctuary is a wonderful place with wonderful artists and patrons.

October 12 – 21 – Covered Bridge Festival of Parke County – During the festival the art gallery in Rockville will be open extended hours. I will have my paintings of covered bridges and forest scenes at the Turkey Run Inn.

October 13 – Lafayette Symphony Orchestra will be performing music from Broadway & the Movies at the Rotary Jail Museum & Cultural Center in Crawfordsville at 3pm.

October 26 – November 17 – Hoosier Salon, Broad Ripple – My painting” Nuthatch” will be on exhibit. The reception will be Friday evening Oct. 26, 5:30 – 8 pm.

October 27 – Oktoberfest at Sugar Creek Art Center – Emily Ann Thompson and Friends will be in concert with German & Celtic music from 7 – 9 pm. A German dinner will be available from 5:30 – 7. Be sure to go upstairs for a last look at my solo show !

September 2012

Sept 1 – 30 – Wabash Valley Art Guild Exhibition at Coffee Grounds Terre Haute. My painting, Sunset in the Tropics, will be on display there this month. Stop in and enjoy the best coffee in town – good food, too.

Fri Sept 7 – The Bond Bash – Lafayette Symphony Orchestra's annual fundraiser has a James Bond theme. The party includes a wine tasting, art sale, dinner and dancing. Four of my paintings are included in the art sale. All proceeds from the evening benefit the LSO.

Sept – Mallow Run Winery of Bargersville Indiana, and the Greater Greenwood Arts Council are sponsoring a Wine Label Competition. I have entered 3 paintings specifically painted as wine label ideas. This is an exciting idea – and will be a yearly competition. I'm looking forward to seeing the winning label, and look forward to tasting the new wine when it is released in December.

Sat Sept 8 – The Covered Bridge Art Association Annual Tea. It begins at 'elevenish' at the gallery on the square in Rockville.This is a lovely day, featuring tea, delicious food, and a special speaker – Shirley Adams on 100 Purses. The purses will be on sale with 20% to benefit the gallery. Each guest receives a special tea cup as a gift.

Fri Sept 14 – The 4th Annual Artesian Show at Art Sanctuary, Martinsville, evening opening. This juried show will feature many excellent artists from Indiana. My painting "Sunset" was chosen for this show.
This is a not-to-be-missed event.

Thur Sept 20 – Art League Montgomery County Arts & Crafts II first fall gathering.

Fri Sept 21 – Crawfordsville downtown party night from 6 – 11 pm will feature music and open galleries and museums, as well as local businesses and restaurants.

Sept 23 – Oct 21 – 47th Annual Fall Membership Show, Art Association Henry County, New Castle, Indiana.

Thur Sept 27 – The Fall Art Walk 7 – 9 pm. The downtown art galleries will be open with music & refreshments. O f special interest is the exhibit of paintings from our local artists which were included in the current Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibit. These will be shown at the Carnegie Museum . I will have several of my abstract paintings on exhibit at Creative Lab on Main Street. There will be music & refreshments.

Fri Sept 28 – Arts Illiana Fall Exhibition opens.
My paintings "Waterfall", "Sunburst", & "Color Line Balance" will be on exhibit

August 2012

August 1 – The Art Sanctuary in Martinsville, Indiana has given me the opportunity to exhibit my paintings near the main gallery in their lovely facility. My thanks to Ron Stanhouse and Nancy Maxwell for their support & encouragement.

August 3 – 19 – The Indiana State Fair (Fine Arts Professional Division) is exhibiting two of my paintings in the Home & Family Arts Building.

Aug 1 – Aug 25 – The 68th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute is exhibiting my painting “ Movement”.

Aug 1 – Sept 11 – Arts Illiana Summer Exhibition is showing my paintings “Tropical Beach” and “ The Blues”.

Aug 10 – Sept 8 – The Carnegie Museum in Crawfordsville is exhibiting the Indiana Historical Society “ Local Treasure: Indiana Post Office Murals”. This is the story of the wonderful murals painted between 1936 and 1942. Below is “ Indiana Agriculture” by Frank Long, 1942, in the Crawfordsville Post Office:

August 25 – 12 noon -10 pm : Taste ! Of Montgomery County at the grounds of Lew Wallace Study . Lots of good food & entertainment is offered to accompany the social event of August in Cville......

 July 2012

June 30- August 25 – The 68th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana. I am privileged to have my abstract “Movement” in this show.

June 29 – July 14 – Will Vawter Art Competition & Exhibit at the Creative Arts & Event Center, Greenfield, Indiana. Hancock County Arts is sponsoring this show as part of their at celebration in July which includes art shows and a paint-out. I entered 3 paintings-- “ Waterfall”, “ Autumn Splendor”, and “ Wine with my Coffee”.
July – August – Arts Illiana, Terre Haute, Summer Exhibition. My paintings “ The Blues” and “Tropical Beach” were chosen for this show. I am so pleased to be able to exhibit my work at this gallery.
July 1 – July 29 – Covered Bridge Art Association Gallery in Rockville, Indiana presents their annual Associate Show. This is a wonderful group of artists. I am so honored to be able to exhibit “ Let There Be Light”, and “ In the Forest” in this competition.
July 13 – July 30 – Art Sanctuary, Martinsville, Indiana , “ Variations on a Theme”. This is the first in an annual competition in which artists create a work based on a unique photograph. This year the theme is “ wine & grapes”. I have entered 3 paintings – “ White Wine”, “ Red Wine”, and “ A Taste of Each”.
July 1 – July 31 – Light Space & Time Abstracts Exhibition – I have been honored with a Special Recognition Award for my painting “ Exploding Star”.
July- August – Special Wednesdays at Athens Gallery in Crawfordsville will be ' brown bag lunch” days. Artists will be presenting talks and/or demos regarding various arts & crafts. I have been asked to give a presentation on the history of abstract art on July 25th at noon in the gallery. I am looking forward to an enjoyable lunchtime that day !

June 2012

SALI ( Southside Art League) Celebration of Art, 21st Anniversary Competitive Membership Show
May 19 – June 9, Greenwood, Indiana – I have the privilege of having my “ Wave at Sunset” hang in this show.

LAA ( Logansport Art Association) Annual Fine Arts Show & Competition – June 5 – June 29 – So pleased to have my paintings – “ Layers of Color” and “Sailboat at Sunset” in this show. The reception and awards will be held Friday June 15th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the gallery.

Strawberry Festival – June 8, 9, 10 at Lane Place in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The Athens Gallery will have a booth at the festival with special demonstrations, and activities for all ages.

Arts & Crafts II ( of Art League Montgomery County ) will meet Thursday, June 21 at Renaissance Gallery in Ladoga, Indiana. Eleanor Brewer will be our hostess for a luncheon, tour of the historic building, and drawing class. We're looking forward to a wonderful afternoon.

Arts Illiana, Terre Haute, Indiana, Summer Exhibition opens June 22, 7 – 9 pm.
My paintings, "The Blues" and "Tropical Beach" will be on exhibit.

Covered Bridge Art Association presents Art Affair on the Square, Saturday, June 23, 9 am – 5 pm, on the historic courthouse square in downtown Rockville, Indiana. It is a juried art show with fine artists and skilled craft artists, including wonderful music throughout the day, and lots of good food. There will be a special arts & crafts area for children.

CBAA Associate Show will begin June 29 in the beautiful gallery on the square in Rockville. My paintings "In the Forest" and "Let There Be Light" will be in this show. This is a lovely gallery, and one of the first co-op art associations in Indiana.

Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, Indiana – 68th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition – It has been a wonderful privilege to be chosen to have one of my oil paintings in this exhibition. My abstract painting “Movement” will be on display through August 25. The opening reception & awards will be 4 – 6 pm, June 30.

This month marks my 1- year anniversary in the art show & competition “world”. It has been a thrill to be able to participate with such gracious and talented artists. Everyone has been so kind and supportive. This has been a dream-come-true for a girl who has loved art since childhood. I'm only just beginning to develop my oil painting, and hope I can continue to learn and improve. It's a passion now – and I don't plan to slow down – I'm having too much fun. Showers of blessings. Soli Deo Gloria.

May 2012

May 1 - A sincere thank-you to John Math at Light Space & Time for giving my newest “ Waterfall” painting a Special Recognition Award in the “Nature” competition. It's always a joy to enter, and fun to be acknowledged.

May 3 – May 31 – Sugar Creek Art Center, Thorntown. It's race month in Indy – and black & white will be featured the month of May. “ Culture at the Creek” opening reception is Friday evening,  May 11, 6-9 pm. Look for 5 of my paintings in this exhibit.

Sat. May 5 – Sugar Creek Art Center Luncheon & Style Show featuring Heathcliff fashions, Rhonda Mitchell owner. Original harp compositions will be provided by Amy Auset Rohn. 11:30 am

Mon. May 7 – Art League Montgomery County Annual Dinner at Cville Country Club. 5:30 exhibits.
6 pm dinner. The Arts & Crafts II Group will show its “ Abstract Exhibition” as part of the art & craft exhibits showcased that evening.

May 8 – My abstract painting “ Movement” has been accepted into the 68th Annual Wabash Valley Exhibition held at the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute. This is a wonderful honor ! The paintings will be on exhibit from June 30 – August 25 at the museum at 7th & US 40 in downtown T.H.

Fri. May 18 – Art Museum Lafayette. The opening reception for the Brown County Art Guild exhibit, and the special display of the " Chairity" Event painted & decorated chairs. 6 - 8 pm.

Sat. May 19 – Brick Street Market, Zionsville – Art Food & Entertainment. 10 am – 5 pm. Look for my booth on the main street of Zionsville. A wonderful day in a lovely community.

Thu. May 24 – Arts & Crafts II special trip to the Art Museum Lafayette to view the Brown County Art Guild exhibit and the" Chairity Event" chairs. 1 pm – 3 pm

April 2012

Sat. April 7 – 10 am – 3 pm, IPAPA Paint-in at the home of Bob & Ellie Haan in Lafayette. A
wonderful opportunity to view and paint from a marvelous collection of art.

Sat. April 7 – 6-8 pm, Athens Arts, Crawfordsville – Reception for photography exhibit of Wendell
W. Asher, aka Kenn Clark.

Fri. April 13 – 7-9 pm, Arts Illiana, Terre Haute – opening of 2012 Spring Exhibition.
                            I'm pleased that my painting " Reflection"  has been chosen for this show.

Sun. April 15 – 4pm Wabash College Glee Club Concert at Salter Hall.

Thu. April 19 – 11:30am – Art League Group ACII Luncheon at Almost Home, Greencastle,
then visit Peeler Art Galleries at De Pauw University.

Fri. April 20 – 7:30 pm – Jazz Concert at Wabash College Salter Hall.

April 21 – June 9 – Indian Artists' Club –

Fri. April 27 – 11 am – Fashions Show presented by Heathcliff Ladies shop at Quality Inn, Cville.

Sat. April 28 – Athens Arts gala ! Fundraising event. 5-7 pm wine, appetizers & music at gallery;
7-9 pm buffet, music & silent auction at Country Club.

Sun. April 29 – 3 pm – Community Chorus Concert at Salter Hall. “ The Love of Music: The Music of Love”,  including Vaughn-Williams' Serenade to Music. Look for me in the Soprano section.

March 2012

March 2 – March 30 – Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, “ Put a Bird on It” Exhibit will
feature art with a “ bird on it” in a variety of media. Opening reception Friday
evening 6 – 10 pm. Look for my “ Seagull' and “ Phalarope”. Thank you City
Gallery for this opportunity !

Friday evening, March 9 – Athens Arts, Crawfordsville – Reception for Patrick Burns and Pontip Berry,
6 – 8 pm. “ Think Spring” – Beautiful photography and sculptured floral
“bouquets”. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. Visit my studio in the
loft area upstairs for my “ Spring Green” exhibit.

March 4 – April 30 – Turkey Run State Park Inn – Matted and framed prints of my oil paintings
representing a variety of birds are on display in the lounge area.

Saturday, March 17 – IPAPA ( Indiana Plein Air Painters Association ) Annual Meeting 12 noon at
Cook Theatre in Landmarks Center in Indianapolis.

Saturday, March 24 – Women in Art, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis. 10 am – 5 pm.

Friday evening, March 30 – Tippecanoe Arts Federation Annual ART MIX Reception , 5-7 pm. Lots of
wonderful art, music, and refreshments for TAF members.

February 2012

Feb. 9-28 – Logansport Art Association 2012 Black & White Art Benefit Exhibit & Competition.
Reception and Awards: Black & White Dress ( Formal Optional) Feb. 9, 5:30 – 7pm.
A dramatic art exhibit – look for my 3 black & white still life paintings – Wine with my
Coffee, Vine Tomatoes & Friends, and Picture of a Pitcher.

Feb. 10-24 – Art Sanctuary, Martinsville “ Festival of Flowers” Reception Friday Feb. 10. The gallery
is in the former church sanctuary. Artists have studios in the rooms throughout the
building. Its a lovely setting for art, music and other cultural events. I have three flower
paintings in this show – Calla Lilies, Geraniums in Genoa, and White Flowers with

Feb. 16 – Arts & Crafts Group, Art League Montgomery County ( Crawfordsville) will be attending an
Abstract Art Workshop , 1 pm – 3:30 pm at the Cultural Center. I have the privilege of
conducting this workshop, and look forward to a wonderful time with a great group of ladies!

Feb. 18 – Oil Painting Workshop for Beginners at Eliz Lincourt's Art Studio in C'ville – 10 am- 4 pm.
Join us for a day of art history, art theory, and lots of painting experience with oils. Call
Elizabeth to register: 765-365-2750

Feb. 25 & 26, March 3 & 4 – Parke County ( Rockville, IN ) Maple Syrup Fair. Lots of maple syrup
and pancakes and other home-cookin', tours of syrup farms & demonstrations, and lots of art
on display and sale at the county fairgrounds, and in towns throughout the county. I'll be
with the Covered Bridge Art Association Exhibit & Sale at fairgrounds Sat. Feb. 25.
Come enjoy !

January 2012

Jan 1 -Jan 31 – SeaScapes Exhibition at Light Space & Time – Special Recognition Award for my painting “ Storm Approaching”. The gallery and “catalog” are available at lightspacetime.com.

Jan 1 - 29 – Indiana Artists Club Member Exhibition at Art Gallery of Henry County in New Castle.
Excellent paintings from wonderful Indiana Artists. I'm excited to be able to share a wall there with my painting “Wave at Sunset".

Jan 1- 31 – Athens Arts Studios and Gallery in Crawfordsville is featuring Dr. Alice Harpel in the special exhibition room with “ Food for Thought”. Her beautiful oil paintings illustrate chefs at work and fruit as still life. The paintings are vivid with color & light. Reception, Friday evening Jan 13, 5-7 pm. Also, the main gallery will feature all new works from our many artists. My studio in the loft is decorated in blue with many of my paintings with lots of blue.

Jan 20 - March 18 – Art Museum of Lafayette will be featuring:
-- Indiana Regionalist Painting 1930-1945 from the Robert & Ellen Haan Collection
-- Collections of African & African American Art, Mona Berg & Michael Atwell Curators
-- Exploring the Art of Romance: Art Museum Students' Work
Reception Friday evening, Jan 20, 6-8 pm

 December 2011

Dec 1 – 30 Athens Studios and Gallery, Crawfordsville – 'Celebration of Small' Exhibit of Miniatures in the special exhibit area and throughout the gallery, featuring our own studio and gallery artists. The show features a variety of mediums and subjects – a feast for the eyes as well as beautiful and unique gifts.

Dec 2 – 11 Celebration of Nature Art Exhibit at the Earth Discovery Center, Eagle Creek Park, Indianapolis. The 24th annual exhibit of oil paintings, photography, and sculpture of natural settings and wildlife. I will have 3 oil paintings of forest scenes on exhibit. The preview party is Friday evening Dec 2, 6- 8 pm.

Dec 2 – Dec 30 “ Sugar Plum” Holiday Group Show at Harrison Center for the Arts 1505 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis. Artist Reception and Open Studio Night Dec 10, 6 – 10 pm. My two “plum” paintings, 'Tropical Sunset' and 'Evening Sky' have been accepted into this show. The Harrison Center is a very special urban gallery and cultural center, just ' across the street' from the beautiful historic home of President Benjamin Harrison.

Dec 1 – Jan 7 Indiana Art Holiday Style – Hoosier Salon, Broad Ripple Gallery ( Indy) – A membership show of miniatures beautifully put together by Donnae Dole and new gallery manager Erin Hornbach. Look for my brightly-colored parrot, part of my new exotic bird series.

Dec 10 – Arts & Crafts Fair at Crawfordsville Armory. My popular Rose enhanced photography will be on sale that day, as well as lots of wonderful hand-made gifts. Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.

Dec 11 – Jan 28 – Indiana Artists Club Annual Member Show – Art Center of Henry County, New Castle, Indiana. It is a privilege to be able to have my ' Wave at Sunset' hang with such prestigious artists at the lovely New Castle gallery. The 1st floor gallery is a wonderful location for this show. The beautiful building has a 2nd floor open instructional area with floor-to-ceiling windows, deck and view of property. The beautiful landscaped area is a venue for symphony concerts, weddings and receptions.

Dec 1 – Jan 30 – Turkey Run State Park Inn, Lounge & Family Room – I have 4 paintings currently hanging in the lounge entrance. The paintings at Turkey Run reflect the beauty and natural setting of the park. The artists are continually bringing in new paintings to display.

Blessing of Christmas to everyone, and may the new year bring each of us new joys and exciting opportunities. Thank- you to all friends, family, art lovers and artists who have made 2011 a fantastic year !


November 2011

Friday evening, November 4 - “ Celebration of Small” Miniatures Exhibit - Opening Reception at Athens Studios and Gallery, Crawfordsville, Indiana 6-8 pm. Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments. The studio and gallery artists will display their miniatures in the special exhibition room during the month of November. You can enjoy our work throughout the gallery.

Sunday afternoon, November 6 – Fine Art Open House at the Yeiter's beautiful contemporary home at 669 N. Forest Rd in Crawfordsville. Nancy Yeiter, Alice Harpel, Susan Boyles, and David Yeiter will have their artwork displayed throughout the home. Enjoy refreshments.

Friday afternoon, November 11 – Rotary Jail & Cultural Center – Art History Lecture by Gabriela Sincich at 1:00 until 2:30 pm. The topic is the Hudson River Group artists of the 19th century and their influence on landscape art in America.

Thursday afternoon, November 17 - Art & Crafts Group of the Art League of Montgomery County is hostessing Jeff & Jane Boswell of Lafayette, who will be presenting the art of pottery making. Refreshments will be served.

November 18 – Jan 7 – Hoosier Salon, Broad Ripple Gallery will be presenting a special exhibit of miniatures by Indiana artists. I have the privilege of being included in this special show.
Visit the gallery, and enjoy the Broad Ripple Village restaurants, shops and other art galleries.

Saturday, November 19, 10 am – 5 pm – ARTIQUE sponsored by PFL Arts at Ben Harrison YMCA, Lawrence, Indiana. There will be 30 artists' booths, demonstrations, and classes, plus live entertainment and health & wellness vendors. You may visit me at booth # 24.

Saturday evening November 26 – PARTY NIGHT in downtown Crawfordsville. Shops, galleries, museums, restaurants are open 6 pm –? as visitors stroll the decorated shops and streets, enjoy carriage rides, great music and food . Athens Gallery will be open with special surprises, music and food. Artists will be there to greet you. A special night for adults and children ! Visit my studio in the loft area upstairs.

October 2011

Saturday,October 1 – Gala Event at Garfield Park Art Center 6 pm for opening of Midwest National Abstract Exhibition. My oil painting “ Layers of Color” will be on display.

Friday, October 7 – The fall exhibition at Hoosier Salon , Broad Ripple Gallery ( Indianapolis) will be showing one of my paintings , through November 12. This is a very special honor.

Saturday, October 8 – Zionsville Artscape at Main & Pine. A wonderful juried show with many fantastic artists. I am so happy to be included. I love Zionsville and the people there. It will be a day to visit the galleries, shops, and enjoy the art festival. Come visit my booth. 10 am – 5 pm.

Saturday, October 15 – Art, Music & Wine Festival at Coal Creek Cellars Winery. This is the first annual – and should be a fun-filled day. Artists will have their work on exhibit, musicians will be playing throughout the day. There will be wine-tasting, and refreshments. Two artists, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon will do demonstrations. The paintings will be raffled to contribute to the local food pantry. Free admission.

Tuesday, October 25 – Lafayette Art League is having a luncheon at 11:30 to spotlight the 'Sister Rufinia and Her Students' Exhibit. Ron Burgess, one of her former students, will be sharing memories.
It should be a very enjoyable afternoon.

September 2011

The Midwest National Abstract Exhibition sponsored by the Southside Art League and Garfield Park Arts Center ( Indianapolis) has accepted my painting “ Layers of Color”. It will be on exhibit at Garfield Park Arts Center , Oct 1 through November 13. This is a privilege and a thrill !

Sept 1 – Inn at Turkey Run State Park – Several of my paintings are on display in the lounge area. The park is a beautiful place to hike, ride horses or bicycles, and enjoy the beautiful end-of-summer and beginning-of-fall days. It's also a great place to paint!

Sept 1 - I have received the honor of a Special Recognition Award during the 'Seasons' competition at Light Space & Time Gallery ( lightspacetime.com). It is for my painting “ Palm Trees” ( the second painting in my “landscapes” section.) This is an international competition. I appreciate the honor very much, and John R. Math with his support of artists around the world.

Tues. Sept. 6 - A very special thank-you to Rhonda Mitchell , owner of Heathcliff Ladies Shop in Crawfordsville for allowing me to display my abstract paintings in her windows and shop area.

Tues. Sept. 13 – The Art League of Lafayette is having a Welcome Reception for members, guests and visitors at 2 pm, Art Museum of Lafayette, 102 S. 10th St. The meeting room is on the first floor as you enter the building. There will be ladies there to greet you. The program will be an interview with local patrons of the arts who have chosen paintings from the Museum's own collection for a special exhibit. There will be refreshments and a chance to meet the lovely ladies of the Art League, and to find out more about their activities. You are welcome to attend if you would like to learn more about the Museum and League. We also have a wonderful gift shop !

Thurs. Sept 15 – The Art League of Montgomery County, Arts & Crafts Group is having a Luncheon Tea at Fall Creek Flower Farm., at 11:30 am. We will be enjoying a flower arranging demonstration, and making an arrangement of our own. This group of ladies are dedicated artists and patrons of the arts who have been supporting cultural arts in our city and county for many years.

Sat. Sept. 17 – The Rotary Jail Museum and Art Gallery is having its Cultural Center Dedication 6 – 8 pm. This will be held in the former Steam Plant behind the Sheriff's House. It is a brick building that has been beautifully renovated. It is now being used for classes, meetings and receptions. The art exhibit 'Places to Remember' with paintings, drawings and photographs of historic homes in Indiana will be moved to the building for this special event. My son Chad and I have photographs on exhibit of the President Benjamin Harrison Home, the J.K. Lilly Home (Oldfields), both in Indianapolis, and the Moses Fowler House in Lafayette.

Mon. Sept 19 – Mon Sept 26 – Country Hearts & Flower's owner Jackie Apple has invited us, once again, to display our art at her beautiful shop at 126 N. Green Street. Come see our artwork on display and while you're there, buy a loved one a painting and some flowers to match !

Fri. Sept 30 – Lafayette Art Museum – Opening of the new exhibit “ Sister Rufinia & Her Students” – the paintings of a very special art teacher and students. Reception 5 pm – 8 pm. Refreshments and some memories shared from former students.

August 2011

August 5 – Art on the Square Preview Party at Noblesville City Hall Atrium 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Art, music, food, wine

August 6 – Art Fair on the Square, Noblesville 10 am – 4 pm.   Please visit my booth !

August 12 – Heathcliff Ladies Clothing Shop in Crawfordsville will be exhibiting my abstracts
through Labor Day.

August 13 – Zionsville Paint-Out, including Art Exhibit at Sullivan-Munce , and reception at Watts
Fine Art Gallery presenting Art of the West.

August 20 – Summer Potters Market & Sale in Lafayette at YWCA , 10 am – 3 pm.

August 27 – Taste ! Of Montgomery County 12 noon – 10 pm. great food great fun great music.

July 2011

July 1 – 31    I have the privilege of showing two of my paintings at the Associate Member Show at the Covered Bridge Art Gallery in Rockville, Indiana.  The reception is July 31, 2-4pm.

July 1 – “Art After 5” in Zionsville,Indiana – an enjoyable time to visit the galleries and restaurants. It's a  village full of gracious artists and wonderful art.

July 1 – I received a Special Recognition Award for my abstract in the June 'Abstract Competition'  at Light Space & Time Gallery. Click here to view the painting. I titled it FANatic, as the entire work was done with fan brush. What a thrill !  Thank you LS&T.

July 2 – Art & Craft Show and Sale at National Guard  Armory in Crawfordsville, Indiana

July 9 – Mosey Down Main Street, Lafayette, Indiana.  Galleries, shops and restaurants will be open all day and evening with special events and music.  I plan to paint at Craft House on Main Street during intervals throughout the day, as well as enjoy all the activities.

July 15 – Montgomery County Fair begins.  Artists will be entering our work for judging, and enjoying the fair, throughout the following week.

July 16 – Brownsburg Festival of Arts Annual Show and Sale in the Park.

July 23 – The first day of the   Rotary Jail Museum and Center for the Arts   Exhibition:  A Place to Remember – celebrating the historic homes of Indiana. This exhibit will be on display until Sept. 25.

June 2011

June 10 -12  Strawberry Festival in Crawfordsville, Indiana on the grounds of Historic Lane Place.  Also special activities at the Athens Gallery and Craft House. Click to view larger brochure.

June 14 - 17 in Zionsville Indiana I will have the privilege of studying under California-based artist Randall Sexton at the Sullivan-Munce Center.

June 25th I will have a booth at the ART AFFAIR ON THE SQUARE in Rockville,  Indiana, sponsored by the Covered Bridge Art Association,  and Main Street Rockville.  Click to view larger view of brochure.