Visual Arts: Crafts
I make rustic bentwood willow furniture from native Indiana willow saplings which I gather myself.I have been doing this since1983. I have rustic furniture shop at 702main street in Lapel, Indiana which I have operated since 1994. I do art shows in the Indianapolis area, notably,Orchard. InBloom, Talbot street art fair, and the Indiana Artisan marketplace. My work is on display at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.
I also make home accessories such as white birchbark picture frames and cabinets, leather covered vases, tables arbors, trellises and birdhouses.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I’ve always enjoyed drawing, painting, & making things. I am particularly fond of outdoor/public art projects. Always looking forward to my next project, big or small, and finding clever design solutions.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Sculpture
As an artist I enjoy creating both decorative and functional sculptural pieces from a range of materials including: steel, bronze, iron, wood, glass and stone. I often work with recycled materials giving new life, purpose and beauty to things others would consider trash. Basically, I work to eat and create to live. I don’t look for a deep meaning in my pieces. Instead I want them to be fun and pleasing to look at.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
Mixed media scluptor from Indianapolis working mostly with found and repurposed material to form an art practice known as Ah Sum Blah.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Painting, Works on paper
Pauline Beuke has been a business owner and artist for 30 years, running Pro-Art Gallery as a sole proprietor in Greenwood, IN. Pauline enjoys experimenting in many mediums, such as water color, oils and acrylics. Her signature is to utilize unusual fetish items within her art such as copper, crushed colored glass, found objects and jewelry. Some of her latest pieces can be seen hanging in the entrance of the new Stone Creek restaurant in Noblesville, IN. She has done hundreds of commission pieces for both commercial spaces and private residences. Pauline feels that it is a gift and a blessing to be able to do what she loves for a living and enjoys creating and experimenting with new techniques.
Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Mural and commission based draftsman and painter, with a B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Art Director
Mandykae is a multi-faceted creative person who began her career in art and has expanded her talents into many areas such as digital media, fashion design, graphic design, creative marketing, make up artistry, web design, and most of all photography. At a very early age, she learned to paint. Throughout childhood she had won many prestigious art awards, including The Scholastic Art & Writing Gold/Silver Key Awards. Upon graduating, MK started working for Christian Dior as a makeup artist. She then traveled assisting in backstage make up for models alike. This opened up her eyes to the world of modeling as she did some beauty modeling as well. Through modeling she learned the power of posing and photography. It reminded her of how her late grandfather taught her how to develop negatives in his XRay lab. She then continued this passion with his expertise. As an adult, her art and photography started to receiving recognition from the local art scene and beyond. She opened up an art and photography studio in 2007 where she held weekly art functions and fashion shows. As Mandykae was offered a job to travel internationally as a Playboy Golf photographer, she had to close up shop. This created even more exciting things. She was named “Hottest Photographer!” She had the pleasure meeting some of the top photographers in the beauty/fashion industry which later led them to hiring her for major shoots. These shoots have led her to become a published photographer. In 2009, MK hired Forward Motion for video production services. Since then, she has joined forces to aide in building a multi-media power house of success. Although she is Art Director and provides art direction, Mandykae assists on sets, collaborates creative direction with talent & clients, scouts talent, provide beauty direction, shoots behind the scenes, coordinates wardrobe, directs events and social media. Completely self-taught, she has parlayed her expertise in Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Corel Draw, Corel Paint, Corel Photoshop, Quark Xpress, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, HTML, and more.
Photographic Supervisor and Posing Director of many photography seminars for
the legendary Playboy photographer Arny Freytag.
Senior Director for Playboy Energy Drink models/playmates in the Miami area.
Director of Photographic Relations | Art Director to Magazine Editor Jeff Cohen
in many photography seminars located in Chicago.
Art Director | Senior Photographer at Mancave Media Group, .
International Photographer at Playboy Golf.
Photographic Assistant at Shoot The Centerfold seminars for Special Editions
photographer Jarmo Pohjaniemi.
Production coordinator | Art Director | Photographer at Forward Motion Entertainment.
Art Director | Instructor for Kids Activities at Life Time Fitness.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Conservation/Restoration, Earthworks
The work of Ryan Blake shows an influence of nature and natural processes. Blake’s work also displays a simplicity of form. He holds in high regard, those cultures which are centered on a balance as well spiritually display a connection to nature. Blake’s exploration of other mediums led him back into ceramics with an even deeper sense of meaning. His beliefs around art as communication is not limited to clay; even though there is a sense of loyalty shown to it. To Blake, clay has a healing power; clay is therapy. Clay is a means to connect with people; to bring meaning and make sense of this world.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Sculpture
With a keen interest in material science and contemporary and modern art, I work with metal as a versatile medium to exploit my imagination and bring solidarity to my visions.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Sculpture
Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
The search for beauty is why I create. The simple act of production gives me a sense of fulfillment. I currently am trying to locate my voice as an artist by slowly working on a full and complete body of new works.
When I create a print I usually have a message I want to convey. Next I brainstorm various images on how to portray that message through visual imagery. My media of choice is woodblock reduction prints. This particular media creates the most wonderful marks, which are created by imperfections in the wood. I consider it a surprise because I am never quite sure how it will look until I am done. I believe that if a work is going well then the piece will come together easily.
My current work Out of Reach expresses my thoughts about my spiritual walk and myself as I continually strive for a complete and full life. It expresses my struggles with my faults and my character. In Daughter of Herodias I am exploring strong horizontals and the use of color to show emphasis. This image reflects the power sexual persuasion and pride. The decapitated head is that of John the Baptist who was beheaded after the daughter of Herodias danced for Herod and demanded that John be killed. Since Herod had promised this beautiful anything she wanted he had no choice but to grant her wishes. After these pieces I am ready to take my work to the next level and explore other themes.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
My creations symbolize a range of emotions conveyed through the use of textures, strokes, colors, and mediums. I enjoy working with various mediums to form artwork that is affective, particularly the ‘bright side of the dark side’ or the ‘dark side of the bright side.’ My inspiration comes from life’s adventures, experiences, and encounters. Throughout my youth, I spent my spare time drawing and painting, and now I enjoy participating in the arts by sharing my own creations as well as supporting fellow artists in the celebration of individuality.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
What is Quixotic Artistry? It is first and foremost, my brand. It’s whimsy, it’s being able to look failure directly in the eye, and say “f*&# off”, and turn it into success. It’s my past heartbreak, and my feelings of insecurity. Ironically, it is my suit of armour, and my confidence. It is Assemblage, fashion design, makeup artistry, and graphics. It is choreography, it is design. It’s perfect balance. It is the rebirth of my failed attempts at becoming a fashion designer, yet is the new life of a new approach. It is the phoenix, that is rising from the ashes of what I thought to be the end of a journey. Alas, my journey is not over. What is Quixotic | Artistry ? It is whatever that I want it to be, and will be everything that I quixotically dream it to be.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Earthworks, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I create all of my work from an overwhelming desire to communicate that which transcends explanation. I wish to bring the raw forces of creation & beauty to the surface as a means to translate experiences & visions into sharable mediums. It is my belief that art has the ability to transform by resonating the fundamental energies deep within our beings. I believe art has the ability to unlock the potentials of our highest selves.
Visual Arts: Photography, Sculpture
Teacher and artist Doug Calisch, has recently completed his twenty-ninth year of teaching at Wabash College. He received his M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 1979 and his B.F.A. in 1976 from the University of Illinois. He regularly teaches 3-D Design Foundations and all levels of sculpture, ceramics and photography. In recent summers Doug has traveled to the American Southwest with student photographers teaching nomadic courses in black/white photography. Other field experiences have taken him to the Ecuadorian Rain Forest where he has taught Photography and “Field Observation,” and to Mexico to teach Sculpture and Environmental Awareness. In 2004, Doug received the McClain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award
As a professional artist, Doug continues to create public commissions and both sculpture and photographs for exhibition. He exhibits his work throughout the country and has over 25 solo exhibitions since 1990. His work can be found in over 50 public and private collections. Noted public commissions include, an installation for Purdue University, a work for Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie Indiana, and an outdoor sculpture for the city of Osaka, Japan.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Textiles; installation
Adventureland Gallery Chicago, Illinois solo exhibit April 6 – 30
DeHaan Artist of Distinction Award
Thunder-Sky Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio Thunder-Snow January 7- February 4
Butler University Creation and Creativity February 22
BG Gallery Santa Monica, Ca. Outside The Box March 11-28
Garner Narrative Louisville, Ky. solo exhibit June 2 – July 28
Tube Factory Indianapolis, IN Twin Peaks August 4 – 31
The Harrison Gallery The Dubious Luxury of Ordinary Men May 6 – 27
Listen Hear A Spontaneous Act Of Beauty July 10
Artist of the year AlphaOmegaPrize
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art Your Catfish Friend February 6 – April 18
Gallery Two Wet Paint, Heavy Metal and Broken Records April 9
Indianapolis Art Center Creative Renewal Retrospective April 17 – June 7
Gallery 924 The Water Show June 5 – July 10
Spiral Gallery Interstate Commerce August 7 – 23
ArtPrize7, Grand Rapids, Michigan – DeVos Place September 23 – October 11
Garner Narrative 100 Burning Boats January 1 – January 31
Full Body Transformation: Tattoo Project January 1 – December 31
Anderson Center For The Arts Figures of Speech June 6 – August 16
Recipient IAC $10,000 Creative Renewal Fellowship
Gallery 924 Self-Portraits June 7 – July 31
Garner Narrative 100 Burning Boats December 6 – January 31
Gallery 924 Tiny December 7 – January 4
Indy Indie Artist Colony End Of The World December 7 – December 27
Harrison Center for the arts ROBOTS: an invitational
Indianapolis Art Center Shrine Exhibit October 19 through January 1st
Indiana State Museum Heartland Art: Selections from your Indiana Collection October 1, 2011 – November 2013
Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art Bodies of Waters November 4 – December 10
Additional Earlier Exhibitions
Headley Whitney Museum
Indiana State Museum
National Art Museum of Sport
Richmond Museum of Art
Museum for Contemporary Art – Baltimore, Maryland
Indiana University Art Museum
Hot House Art Gallery – Indianapolis, Indiana
Christel Dehaan Fine Arts Center Gallery – University of Indianapolis
Art@Large – New York, New York
Friedl Gallery – Chicago, Illinois
Dirty Detroit – Detroit Michigan
Galerie Hertz – Louisville, Kentucky
Copeland Rutherford Fine Arts – Sante Fe, New Mexico
Ruschman Gallery – Indianapolis, Indiana
Malton Gallery – Cincinnati, Ohio
Actors Theater – Louisville, Kentucky
Swanson Cralle Gallery – Louisville, Kentucky
Architectural Center – Indianapolis, Indiana Indianapolis
Art Center Artlink – Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Who Show – Indianapolis, Indiana
University of Wisconsin, Parkside
Harper College – Pallatine, Illinois
Herron Gallery – Herron School of Art
Art Columbus – Columbus, Indiana
Primary Colors – Indianapolis, Indiana
Woodburn & Westcott Fine Art – Indianapolis, Indiana
Big Car Gallery – Indianapolis, Indiana
Studio One – Indianapolis, Indiana
Diekhoff – Indianapolis, Indiana
Boxx – Indianapolis, Indiana
Selected Corporate Collections
Aoyama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Baker and Daniels
The Indiana State Museum
Eli Lilly and Company
North American Capacitor, Inc.
Support Net, Inc.
University of Indianapolis, Indiana
University Medical Center
Baltimore Department of Health
Fries and Fries, Inc.
Metal Services International
The Nyhart Company
Vasa Brougher Inc.
World Life and Accident, Inc
Good News Ministries
also in private collections throughout the U.S., Japan & Brazil
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography
Rodrigo Cardoso was born in Portugal and lived most of his life amongst tropical cultures.
He’s experienced the African spirit in Angola and South Africa where he lived for a total of 5 years. His most recent years have been amongst the colors and sounds of the Amazon. Rodrigo has always been fascinated by indigenous cultures and he shows it through his work!
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Sculpture
Through traditional hand building and slip casting techniques, I strive to capture the inner emotional spectrum through adornments and processes. My work uses the idea of internalization to create work based off of the impulses of my mental state. To externalize my inner mental mechanisms, I create art through the exploration of material and craft.
Ceramics is unlike any other medium, I can push, tear, and bend it into the imagery I see in my head. Clay can be manipulated in its raw form. However, once you commit it to stone it remains forever unchangeable, like every passing moment of time. Occasionally, I leave clay raw to be weathered by its own devices to emphasis the delicacy of our reality. Each work of art relies on experiences from my childhood, a desire to control raw materials, and my mental impulses at the time. These three things allow me to push clay to its boundaries while expanding on traditional techniques.
I look for the line between my desires to return to a time of innocence and confronting my identity as an adult. I want to expose my intimate insecurities, while simultaneously withholding information from the audience. Through my experiences with death, anxiety, and depression, I desire to examine the depths of my inner demons and see where they take me when unveiled. I want to bring dignity to my inner dialog and allow ceramics to stand as a stoic reminder that all moments become permanent.
Literary Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word, Storytelling; Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Disabled Indiana author and artist Alys Caviness-Gober began exhibiting and selling artwork in 2012; prior to that, she taught Anthropology at Ball State University. Alys left a PhD program (Applied Linguistics) due to health issues. She is a Juried Artist Member in the Hamilton County Artists’ Association (painting and photography categories), and is a member of The Hoosier Salon. Alys serves on the Board of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association.
Alys co-founded Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. (LSS), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit music, arts, and education venue located in the heart of Noblesville, Indiana, and serves as the LSS Board Secretary. Alys’ paintings, photographs, and poetry have received national and international recognition.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Photography, Printmaking
I was raised in the rural, countryside of Chickasaw Ohio. I received a double BFA from Ohio University in 2006 with degrees in Photography and Printmaking. Having a range of experiences between my undergraduate and current graduate study, working in commercial photography services and community programs, I have brought those experiences to Indianapolis and my thesis research.
As I finish my MFA at Herron School of Art and Design, I recognize the importance of public life through various community partnerships I have collaborated with and developed unique projects for.
My work stretches across a wide framework of disciplines. It is important to me to have traditional processes and technology available when producing work. Through photography, printmaking, handmade papers, woodworking and other techniques I translate my passion for the arts accordingly. Each idea speaks to different approaches. To obtain a cohesive language in the pieces I produce, I utilize texture, hue and structure to emanate my thoughts.
“Qualia: There is no body that is not cloud made” is the work I have been focused on for the past 16 months. Qualia is the acknowledgement of sensation. Albeit, that sensation could be visual, felt, heard, scented, eaten or internally recognized through the recall of a memory or developed thought. The tactile and intimate nature of a flat print as well as the space you can challenge through sculptural work is a key component to my research. The handmade flax papers and the use of found objects are an awareness of an autobiographical application of self. The thin papers are much like a skin whereas the found objects are moments of present experiences I encounter on a daily basis.
I am heavily influenced by poetics, habitual conversation and universal ideologies. When executing an idea I allow the materials I use to exist as personal metaphors as well as familiar ‘quotes’ of things easily understood. Through simple shapes in addition to challenging textures and functions I can speak of the psychoanalytical and deconstructive notions of preconceived truths and fallacies. As I begin each day, I discover new methodologies to understanding the human condition and those around me. Art for me becomes about the process, about discipline and understanding others and myself in a more worldly fashion.
Visual Arts: Painting, Photography, Sculpture
My creativity comes from many different events, objects, and experiences. Because of this, I do not limit myself to any one medium of ‘art,’ but whatever will create a positive response in my peers while I can only hope that my viewers will feed off of my creativity just as I have theirs to innovate the world around us.
Visual Arts: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
“Exploration and Manifestation”
Through my artwork, I explore myself and the world around me. I explore personal, social and political issues that concern me. By walking around, watching and reading both local and international news, observing how people act, how we communicate, how we separate from each other every day and how as a society we try to hide or ignore issues that surround us. Investigation, imagination and dreams direct the creation of sketches or phrases that cluster into a mass that eventually leads to the manifestation of thoughts and ideas.
These manifestations take the form of a sculpture, print, or an installation, depending on how I want the viewers to see a particular issue through the interaction with a piece. I often avoid representation; rather, I prefer expressing my emotions towards a topic by the use of materials. Pattern, repetition and abstraction are common in my work, but the most important element is the viewers’ reactions to the piece. My artwork is not pleasant to the eye in that it depicts violence, destruction and confusion. One example is “City of the Future” an installation piece that presents my concerns about the violence in Mexico, particularly the increasing number of homicides in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, which has been classified as one of the most violent cities in the world. This city used to be called the “city of the future” due to the abundance in job opportunities, but today people are afraid to talk about Ciudad Juarez. For this piece, I explored this issue in detail by collecting articles about Ciudad Juarez over a period of four months. Then I expressed my thoughts, ideas and findings in the form of an Installation.
There is more than enough art that speaks of beauty – but there is little art about ugliness, fear or art that tackles social and political issues. Art is not just the creation of an ornament that can be hung on a living room all. Art can inform and direct people to think about particular topics that are often ignore. I create art because it gives me the freedom to completely express my emotions, thoughts and ideas. My art defines me and I define my art.
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