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State of the R (SotR)
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
“It doesn’t have to be perfect; it just needs to feel right” is my core artistic mantra, and inspires my confidently imperfect characters which dare you to be you. I am into being who you are and supporting, while not getting in the way of, others doing the same. I enjoy creating artwork which is affective, reflecting an edgy, street art sensibility.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Art Director
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Textiles
Shelby graduated from the University of Notre Dame where she studied studio art. She also received a certificate in fashion design from Pratt Institute in NYC and participated in a studio residency program at the South Bend Museum of Art.
She is currently artist-in-residence at the Stutz Artists Association.
2018 Sugar Space Post-It Show, Tube Factory Art Space / Indianapolis, IN / Feb. 9
2018 The Nude: Brutal Beauty, Lexington Art League / Lexington, KY / Jan. 26 – Mar. 11
2017 Drawing Resurfaced II: National Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, Fountain Gallery, Purdue University / Lafayette, IN / Nov. 14 – Dec. 15
2017 TINY VI: Celebrating the Year of Vonnegut, Gallery 924 / Indianapolis, IN / Dec. 1 – Jan. 5, 2018
2017 SAA Art at Raymond James, Raymond James, Inc. / Indianapolis, IN / Dec. 11 – April, 2018
2017 Stutz Starry Night: Artists Holiday Open House, Stutz Business & Art Center / Indianapolis, IN / Dec. 1
2017 Art in City Hall: Textiles – The Use of Yarn, Thread, Fabric and Paper to Tell a Story, Fishers City Hall / Fishers, IN / Nov. 13 – Jan. 5, 2018
2017 The Englewood Project: Love Letter to the World, (cross-stitch participant) / iMOCA / Indianapolis, IN / Dec. 2017
2017 119th Annual Exhibition, Richmond Art Museum / Richmond, IN / Nov. 9 – Jan. 13, 2018
2017 All Our Best, Nickel Plate Arts / Noblesville, IN / Nov. 3 – Nov. 18
2017 Whitewater Valley Art Exhibit, Tom Thomas Gallery / Richmond, IN / Oct. 20 – Dec. 8
2017 Real People, The Old Courthouse Arts Center / Woodstock, IL / Aug. 3 – Sept. 24
2017 Michigan Fine Arts Competition Exhibit, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center / Birmingham, MI / June 23 – Aug. 25
2016 Weave Wars, Indianapolis Art Center / Indianapolis, IN / Sept 23 – Nov 19
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting
Lynn Andalman lives and works in the Indianapolis area, where she has raised 2 boys, designed countless interiors and sold well over a hundred original paintings. Her design work can be seen in residential and commercial settings throughout the extended Indianapolis region and her paintings are featured in ArtSplash Gallery in Carmel, in numerous private collections, and reprints of works hang in the Westin Hotel rooms in Downtown Indy. Her paintings and design work have also been featured in several area publications. Lynn has run a successful private Interior Design company, AndalmanDesign Inc, which applies dynamic and versatile solutions to clients seeking guidance and project management inside their homes or businesses. Feel free to contact her for more information, a consultation, for further documentation of completed projects, or to commission a painting on canvas. Her interior design work reflects each client’s unique lifestyle while blending functionality with high style and imagination. Her paintings on canvas range in genre from abstract to landscape, but always employ color, surface, gestural marks and pattern, in expressionistic and joyful compositions.
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.
Lorie Lee Andrews
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Printmaking
Creating art is directly related to the way I process life events and my spiritual journey. I work in various 2D mediums as well as making artist books. I love printmaking, painting, drawing and mixed media creating. If I am trying to answer a philosophical or emotional question for myself, I know that if I go to my studio and get busy, I will find the answer I am looking for.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Painting, drawing and pro-photography, sci-fi and how-tos on art and pro-photography and more
Nobody Can Tell Me What To Do, Not Even Me!
There are neither good nor bad subjects.
From the point of view of pure Art,
you could almost establish it as an axiom that the subject is irrelevant,
style itself being an absolute manner of seeing things.
Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
Anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough.
My name is Gersh and I’m a self-taught well-published Professional Photographer, Artist, Sci-fi & How-To Professional Photography & How-To Art Writer & Designer.
I started drawing and painting when I was 3 and the first time I had my photography work published was when I was a very young child.
I have never gone to school to study art, writing, design and/or photography, nor have I had anyone teaching me any of the said disciplines.
My art work comprises of a very large collection of black and white and color images which have been created by me in various styles, some of which are surrealism, realism, impressionism and other well-known artistic expressions, in addition to those which have been pioneered by me.
What sets me apart from all other artists, is not only a distinct style of my work, but also the fact that I work in almost each and every medium and genre and pioneer my own genres.
A large portion of my work are storyboards and illustration for books written by me, nevertheless there are also images which are not a part of any project.
They say that every image is worth a thousand words and that every image is a story. My art speaks for itself and I’m not here to describe it, because if my images couldn’t speak for themselves and could not tell stories, they wouldn’t be worth of even looking at them, needless speaking of being published and admired by people.
My art is not only a product of my knowledge, imagination, but is also a result of experiences achieved through the exploration of various mediums. From pen and Indian ink, charcoal, markers, oil, graphite, acrylics to less known materials, some of which have been created by me. Despite what has been said, I do not stick with any particular style, but on contrary remain a free explorer of various mediums and styles, which leaves me free not to be told what to do, not even by me, but to remain free in my exploration of the ways and choices to achieve an absolute paramount in my artistic-expression!
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Marissa Ballesteros is an artist currently living in Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended Herron School of Art and Design and will graduate in December 2018 with a BFA in Drawing and Illustration. In May 2018, she had her first group exhibition at the Garfield Park Arts Center. The theme of the exhibition was adventures, and she created concept art based on an original story. The pieces comprised of three characters and three environments from that story.
Moving forward, she is interested in creating concept art. She wants to explore how she can create original characters and environments that are engaging, dynamic, and unique. Her influences vary: fantasy books such as Harry Potter and A Game of Thrones, Greek and Egyptian mythology, historical figures, and illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Lois van Baarle, and Wylie Beckert. Additionally, she wants to create original works that comment on issues pertaining to contemporary society through a fantastical point of view. She works in traditional and digital media. Her current goals include working on concept art for companies involved in film, video games, and animation and having original pieces shown in galleries.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I enjoy art and I paint. There is no degree or list of awards…i create..that is all
Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking
Just a lowly painter making commentary on philosophical issues of the human condition and society alike.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper; Cut Paper
Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Stephanie Beisel completed her BFA in Graphic Design and Illustration at Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri and her MFA in Printmaking at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, Indiana. She currently lives in Indianapolis.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, Painting
The process of my technique is that of obscuring images through a multitude of painted and varnished surfaces, collage materials and layers. The image is destroyed, obscured and then reactivated, thus suggesting the cycle and eroding power of time.
I am unconcerned about the explanation or easily extracted meaning of my work.
By not being immediately understandable, the content forces the viewer to participate in deciphering meaning for themselves.
Thus this way of seeing the act of creating has allowed my work to come to a place that does not simply deal with the reconstruction of an object for its own sake, but rather the mystifying and abstracting of personal meaning and symbolism.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Born and raised in Ohio, and the moving to Indiana when I just began high school, drawing has always been a passion of mine.
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.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
I first came to Indiana through the U.S. Army. I was stationed at Ft. Harrison teaching Television Graphics and Audio Visual Techniques to public relations students at the Defense Information School. While there, I also became the painting and drawing instructor for the Harrison Arts and Craft Center. During this time, I also became the illustrator and designer for a couple of post publications and my graphic arts career continued as I chose to remain in Indiana after my military service. From 1973 to 2006, I have held positions as illustrator, designer, screen printer, freelance artist, and art instructor, all while raising a family of five girls with my wonderful wife. I am currently doing commission work and limited edition prints of my art through my own marketing name I call Limited Expressions. Much of my inspiration comes from personal experiences with family and friends out of an expression of love and caring for those individuals, which I try to convey through my commission work as well.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My art is about oppositional forces. A combination of the real and the surreal comprise the subjects and settings of my work. I work in both painterly and draughtsman-like techniques, and use these seemingly contrasting approaches to lend visual tension to each piece. Finished pieces tend to still appear raw and uncompromising, as I try to show the thought processes and hypotheses that I’ve struggled with throughout the piece, presenting the research as the finished product.
I view the piece as a working equation, as my thought processes and experimentation combined to create a visual solution. By utilizing internal conflict, juxtaposing medium, scale, and subject, I force the viewer to not only view, but to think. By contrasting scale within one particular piece, I’ve taken a subtle surface of an everyday object and transformed it into the environment of a distant and alien world. In another piece, I’ve reinvented a classic religious motif and icon for modern times. In my work, I like to leave the viewer with more questions than answers, which keeps the work fresh and intriguing, inspiring a unique outlook from each viewer. Most recently, exploring the ideas of transhumanism and technological progress has come to the forefront of my work. I draw inspiration from these elements, and form artwork for a technologically obsessed modern society, progressing and multiplying at breakneck speed.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Textiles, Works on paper
The circle element is constant in my work, it is a representative of the never ending cycle of life that we all experience. Taking a serendipitous approach by utilizing this spherical element allows me to experiment with color and movement to represent this sacred mark as a whole. Strong intentional movement creates a muscular tension reminiscent of the sacred spirals found in architecture, forests, and religious and spiritual entities throughout time.
Fabric as a medium has always been a strong voice in my work. Utilizing hand dyed fabrics or batiks combined with polymers allows for a depth to become luminescent. Color, emotion, and movement play intuitively in my creations.
My current series, “Tempest”, explores the churning, the unknown, the continuous cycle of movement and the culmination of color and textures to create a balance of emotion, movement and beauty in the upheaval that storms of all kinds can bring.
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, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Visual Arts: Painting
I am 34 years old, a child and family therapist, and I have been married for over 10 years.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting
Creative exploration through color, nature, and heart.
I am an abstract mixed media artist who works primarily with alcohol inks and acrylic ink on Yupo. I find inspiration from all aspects of life: nature, poetry, pop culture, spirituality, ancient symbols, and relationships.
Visual Arts: Illustration
Not my words, but I live by them. “Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.”
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Painting
Jeannie’s work has been exhibited and represented by the following:
5547 Project Gallery in Indianapolis Indiana
Oasis Gallery in Indianapolis Indiana
Featured artist at the juried RAW ARTISTS Grandeur Showcase at the Old National Center in Indianapolis Indiana
The Ernst De Jong Academy of Art featured artist at the International juried Eclectic Mix Exhibition in Pretoria South Africa
The Botanical Mix Gallery at the World Trade Center and Dallas Market Center in Dallas, Texas
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Intuition is a guiding hand in my decision making process, from color schemes to composition and subject matter. I draw how I feel, and hidden meaning often lurks behind surfaces of oil paint, charcoal, graphite, and other various media. My hands are often my main instrument, bridging the intimate connection between maker and creation.
Each work fluctuates in style, just as my day to day mood and demeanor do. My art is a refusal to remain stagnant; each piece a subconscious megaphone for my feelings, coupling dull colors with vibrant, intense hues. There is intention in each movement– even chaos can be calculated.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Comic Books
Using the power of stories as my inspiration I seek to tell them visually with expressive and stylized art. With book illustrations, comics, and story boards I bring my stories, and my clients ideas, to life. Through intricate detail, lighting, atmosphere, and the sublties of emotion I capture stories to share.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Photography, Works on paper
As an artist I’ve pretty much been in the closet until now. My work has always been visual and I have used a wide spectrum of mediums including oil and acrylic painting, watercolors, and pretty much anything that will soak into a brush. in addition, I’ve used everything from hemp ash, and charcoal to grasses and berries to draw with. I can’t forget the trusty number 2 pencil. I have also used different computer software to create wall hangings as well as animations and short films. To close this tiny bio I want to say that I have lived in Indianapolis my entire life and I’m excited to become a part of this artist community.
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