Jun 27, 2016

Carmel Fest and Postcards

CarmelFest 2016

CarmelFest - Sunday July 3rd and July 4th
Stop by and see my latest pieces at CarmelFest this 4th of July weekend.  I will be setup July 3rd from 2 to 10PM and July 4th from noon until 10PM.  Fireworks start at 9:45 on the 4th. For more information about CarmelFest, including a full schedule of events, check out their website atwww.carmelfest.net

New items to my Etsy Shop

In case you've missed it, If added some new art postcards to my Etsy shop.  They've been popular so far.  Send a message to a friend on the back of a postcard featuring your favorite historic woman.  You can even frame them.  I have a few framed postcards available in my shop as well.

Jun 13, 2016

Alternative Gift Fair and Indiana Maker's Market

Alternative Gift Fair
 Saturday June 18th, 12-8PM
I will be selling my wares at the Alternative Gift Fair in Irvington which will be held in conjunction with the Irvington Folk Festival in Ellenburger Park. The Alternative Gift Fair specializes in local handmade items.  Original Artwork from local artists make great gifts, not just for the holidays but for other occasions as well.  Treat yourself to a local handmade  gift.  For more information please visit www.altgiftfair.com

Indiana Makers Market
 Saturday June 25th, 10AM to 5PM
This will be the first year for the summer Indiana Makers Market.  I was one of the lucky arts chosen to set up shop at this wonderful event. The market will be held Downtown Lafayette between 5th Street and the alley in collaboration with the Bindery Artist Studios, and Mulhaupts. Also, he first 50 visitors get gift bags filled with goodies.

Jun 6, 2016

New work! May Wright Sewall

Votes for Women
Oil on canvas
40 x 32 Inches

If you've had a chance to make it to the City Gallery at the Harrison Center this month, you've already seen my two latest pieces.  I have been doing research of Hoosier women for the bicentennial.  I created these two for the Herron, Sewall, and Steele exhibition that runs through the 26th.  They will also be on display during the Independent Music and Art Festival at the Harrison Center on June 11th.

May Wright Sewall was an amazing woman who created a school for girls, fought for woman's suffrage, and advocated for the arts.  

May Wright Sewall (19 Stars Series)
Oil on canvas
12 x 12 Inches
Also, this is my 200th blog post!

Jun 1, 2016

Art from the Heartland and Herron, Sewall, & Steele

Herron, Sewall, and Steele
Harrison Center for the Arts
Opening Reception June 3rd 6PM to 9PM

I will have two brand new pieces on display at the Harrison Center for the Art's City Gallery this First Friday.

"The City Gallery presents “Herron, Sewall and Steele.” This group show honors prominent culture builders who shaped the story of the arts in Indiana. This exhibit celebrates the work of May Wright Sewall, founder of the Art Association of Indianapolis; John Herron, unexpected funder of the State’s first art museum and art school; and T.C. Steele, Indiana’s foremost painter (also a founding member of the Art Association). The show will feature new commissioned works of art and spoken word ballads inspired by the stories of these cultural leaders whose lives and legacy contributed to the historic John Herron Art Institute (now Herron School of Art and Design), and whose actions advanced art, culture and social justice throughout our State. Contemporary Indiana artists were selected to create art inspired by their stories. “Herron, Sewall and Steele” is a signature project of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission  and is made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission."

 Be sure to also check out the Independent Music + Arts Festival on June 11th at the Harrison Center.  For more information check out the City Gallery.

Art From the Heartland
Indianapolis Art Center
Opening Reception June 10th, 6PM to 9PM

I will also be showing new work at the Art From the Heartland Exhibition at the Indianapolis art Center.  The opening reception will be June 10th from 6-9PM where awards will be given out.  The exhibition runs through August 6th.  For more information check out theIndianapolis Art Center.