Ethnic Art; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Photography
My life is a very diverse book of many pages. For this, we shall begin, when my Artistic Me, began.
In Dec of 2009 I became a victim of a violent crime. I had to undergo numerous surgeries, one of which was to save fingers on both hands. After months of therapy and searching for ways to get me to want to use my hands properly, I was given a camera. A light turned on in my soul. I started seeing and noticing things I never took the time to see before. Through all the hardships I have endured, the one blessing I hold onto is the chance to meet all the great and amazing clients, artists and supporters I have gotten to meet. Before, had I died, I would have been thought of as a good father, productive member of society and so on. Now, i get to help people leave their mark, their legacy, upon the World through my photography.
Learn more about my personal story here: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/indianapolis-man-finds-healing-through-photography-after-traumatic-attack/531-f2f13cf0-a3f2-43c4-b46c-24f3c3d9bdff
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: Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
Multi Media African American Artist
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Literary Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Portrait, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Kaila Austin is a painter and mixed media artist based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been a participant in Murals for Racial Justice with the Arts Council of Indianapolis and has been interviewed for several magazines emphasizing Black arts and culture across the United States. Currently, she has a painting studio located at 201 Studios, where she also works as a bookbinder and printmaker.
Austin works primarily in mixed media portraiture, focusing on the ways in which the arts can humanize Blackness after centuries of visual culture that has been subversive and noxious. Working traditionally in oil portraits, she has spent the last year expanding her work into mixed media loosen the rigidity tied to classical notions of what art is supposed to be. She primarily uses community members from around Indianapolis as the subject of her work, seeking to elevate everyday people and common people to the grandeur of historical narrative paintings.
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: Painting
After a career in Marketing, Advertising and now Information Technology, Teresa is finally devoting her spare time to art with plans to eventually transition to full time “arting”. Attending Herron School of Art 28 years ago was the highlight of her life but two daughters, who are the joys of her life, and her corporate career beckoned. With a recent move from the suburbs to Emerson Heights, her friendships with artists greatly expanded. The newly formed group, the Eastside Art Collective, has provided both inspiration and support to encourage Teresa to finally get back to creating art. Squeezing art into your evenings and weekends is no small feat. Now with her own studio at 201 Studios in Indianapolis, she is working more and more.
Visual Arts: Photography, Printmaking
Michael Bartosz is a photographer currently located in Zionsville, Indiana. This Chicago native studied Photography and Printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) from 1976 to 1980. Michael has spent many years in advertising both in Chicago and in Central Indiana. Michael has currently rekindled his creative look at the architecture and feel of industrial buildings in both small town and big cities in the Midwest.
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
Mixed media scluptor from Indianapolis working mostly with found and repurposed material to form an art practice known as Ah Sum Blah.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Keith Monroe Blanton, born in 1951 to a farming family whose roots can be found in their 1832 homestead farm located on the northeast side of Indianapolis.
My earliest memories are of the beautiful people and images associated with the family farms. Beginning with the ability to hold a pencil, I have always sketched and painted the beauty that God has placed around me. It is where I find my peace and my calling. Like most people, my interests over the years have been divided. I received my education in Engineering from Purdue University. The skills that I possess in Art are gifts from God. I have had no formal educational training in Art. My early and middle adult years were spent on the pursuit of an engineering career in the design and construction supervision of roads and bridges throughout Indiana. But, my love has always been in the art of oil painting. To capture on canvas the moment in time, the sparkle in the eye, and yes the very spirit and soul of the person, object, or scene that I am painting.
I have always loved the work and passion found in the paintings of the old masters. My years of work as an engineer has aided in the further development of an eye for finite details and an absolute desire to create an heirloom that will be loved and will be cherished for generations.
The paintings of Keith Blanton have been on display at Mayor Ballard’s office, the Mayor of Indianapolis and have been at galleries in Indianapolis, Zionsville, Fishers, Greenwood, South Bend, Goshen, and Plymouth, all in Indiana. Keith has also received awards at shows and exhibits throughout Indiana; the following are a list of a few:
The Indiana State Fair: over the past 30 years, numerous ribbons have been received ranging from “Third Place” to “Honorable Mention”
DeFries Gardens: In the 2010 Garden Art Show received the following two awards:
“Best of Show” and “Honorable Mention”
Heartland Regional Art Exhibition in 2009 received the “Popular Choice Award”
Spencer Gallery, 2012 NIA Exhibit, received the “Judges Award”
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Painting
I have spent more than 25 years involved in fine and commercial arts as a Graphic Arts Professional, Art Teacher, Painter, Museum Volunteer, Art Festival Organizer and student of art.
Visual Arts: Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Roy Boswell is an American Impressionist artist, who creates, teaches, and helps others bring their visions to life. He aims to decorate the man made environment with beauty, point out the truth, and create a place of reflection. –
About The Artist:
Born in 1985, Roy Boswell was raised on a family farm in southeastern Indiana. At an early age he took interest in art and architecture and went on to study landscape architecture and design at Purdue University. It wasn’t until after graduating that he took up fine art. Currently Roy paints in Oil and Acrylic, working in plein air, but also from field studies in the studio. Subtle storytelling is a large part of his process, creating love filled letters about the Midwestern farm
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting
Visual Arts: Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
See About You
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Hey There! Thank your for taking the time to check my page! I’m an aspiring artist. I’ve been drawing since I was younger. Currently, apprenticing as a tattoo artist and working on more art to show the world! I hope you enjoy !
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Broyer’s art career began in a formalized elementary education art program in Evansville, IN. In addition, throughout her early learning and primary education, Marie was offered participation in specialty art programs within the public-school systems and the local community. Nearing the end of high school, she chose to finish her curriculum at the inaugural charter “Signature School.”
Furthermore, with the availability of this new artistic program, she focused her studies on contemporary art and editorial content. Most of all, Broyer won numerous awards for editorial illustration and content. In addition, was granted the opportunity as a high school student to participate in the juried Oakland City College (now Oakland City University) Art Exhibit. Thus, she participated in her first exhibit and at the age of seventeen and awarded a college level honorable mention.
During this time, The University of Southern Indiana (USI) School of Liberal Arts Board of Directors selected (Stonestreet) Broyer as a recipient for a full liberal arts scholarship. While at USI, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and focused on fine arts and marketing. Then, she studied under the artist in residence, Ms. Judy Chicago, in New Harmony, IN and traveled the country. Primarily, she studied the artists of the modern and impressionistic movement.
Most of all, Broyer found herself inspired by the Impressionist and Fauvist movements. “In essence the movement is a realist perspective through the eyes of the artist, not a photograph.” Furthermore, she seized those concepts and built her own style through creating layers of texture, line and color.
Now, she applies her formal training through working in commercial art, digital marketing communications and as an educator teaching adult and youth art classes in her country-side studio. In addition, she continues to learn and expand her knowledge base to further enhance the artist community.
In conclusion, Marie currently resides in Central Indiana working in the fine art and the marketing communications industry. For over two decades, she continues to grow as a professional fine artist and individual. Broyer’s representation spans regional museums, private shows, public exhibitions and juried fairs. Contributing the donation of time and art to public service initiatives, she adds her flair of unique business initiatives and an artistic perspective to the local community.
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, I moved to France in 2016 and started taking classes at Parsons The New School in Paris. While studying there, I had the opportunity to perform in my professor’s performance art piece at the Nuit Blanche art festival. I returned to Indiana in December of 2017 and focussed on gaining experience and participating in exhibitions. From July-August, 2018, I had a five week long Artist Residency in New Orleans, Louisiana. It resulted in a solo show, for which I examined the prostitutes of the red light district during the birth of Jazz.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Blend Creative Minds was founded in 2016 by artists Rafael Caro and Erica Parker. The collective has grown to include other artists who bring their unique talent to the group.
We work collaboratively in large scale paintings, murals, and public art.
Aerosol and brush techniques.
Visual Arts: Painting
Brandt Carter is coming back to her street-art roots. Beginning in the late 70’s thru the 90’s, art fairs and galleries were the outlets for her animal and farm works from silverpoints to inks and acrylics. Now years later, she is coming back to paint her animals featuring dog and cat portraits to raise money for the new regional facility for Canine Companions for Independence, a national service dog program where they breed, train, and place dogs for free for people with disabilities other than blindness.
Brandt works from photos and captures the personality and light of your companion.
2015 * Recollection, Harrison Center for the Arts – Indianapolis IN
**The Water Show, Gallery 924 at the Arts Council – Indianapolis IN
I Will Wake in the Real, General Public Collective – Indianapolis, IN
2014 Practice/Practice: BFA Exhibition, Katherine E Nash Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
**Objects for Consideration, SooVAC – Minneapolis, MN
2013 Paper (Ex)change, Echo Arts/Saint Paul Art Crawl – Saint Paul,
Art 4 Shelter, Burnet Art Gallery at Chambers – Minneapolis, MN
2012 *Not Quite Sky, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis , MN
Creative Property, Altered Esthetics Gallery – Minneapolis, MN
4×6 Exchange ArtHouse Co-op, Brooklyn, NY
2009 The Print Exchange Show ArtHouse Co-op, Atlanta, GA
2008 Canvas Project ArtHouse Co-op, Atlanta, GA
The Good-bye Show Red Raven Espresso Parlor, Fargo, ND
The Erotic Show UpFront Gallery, Fargo, ND
2007 Lovers_For_Fun Tour ALCHEMY art + aesthetics, Indianapolis, IN
Lovers_For_Fun Tour Dearborne at Woodland Gallery Seattle, WA
Eclectic for the Heck of It Ghost Gallery – Seattle, WA
2001 Student Art Show– Herron School of Art & Design – Indianapolis, IN
*denotes solo show
**denotes juried show
Visual Arts: Film, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
My paintings combine science and art. Astronomy and physics, particularly string theory, excite my imagination – creating possibilities for portraying multiple dimensions. Those unseen forces are depicted metaphorically intertwining with faith and belief. A Midwest sensibility influences my visual stories. Nature and recognizable objects symbolize abstract concepts. Each painting is a story – all part of a larger adventure.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Political Artist; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Deonna Craig is an Indianapolis based visual artist and the owner of Art by Deonna. She graduated from Cathedral High School and DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology. Her eclectic spirit led her down various career paths from production assistant for the Jerry Springer talk show to Insurance. After spending 15 years in Corporate America, Deonna’s creativity and love for adventure caused her to pursue art full-time. As an entrepreneur, Deonna is able to pursue her passions of community building, teaching, public speaking, and visual art. She also serves as a mentor, a dance instructor, and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
I am an outgoing, enthusiastic artist. I love people and portraits. I love willow charcoal, working on toned paper and often incorporate pastel. I have a background in culinary arts and also weld. I love any form of creating. I enjoy drawing and engraving, building and experimenting. At the end of the day I am best at portraits, and have over 9 years of experience drawing.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
2D/3D artist with Photoshop, Illustrator, Snapseed, Quark, and teaching experience.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
My artwork is based on my experiences. I focus on acquiring techniques and the knowledge that comes from doing public art projects.
Visual Arts: Painting
I have always had an interest in art, but seriously began to focus on painting once my children were grown. I am mainly self-taught. I seek to put clarity and detail in my work, making each subject as realistic as possible. I aim to capture the personality of the people and animals I paint, thereby making each painting special.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
David Cunningham’s compelling realistic paintings have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States. In his meticulously crafted oil paintings, he combines traditional 15th century Dutch technique with contemporary ideas about space and composition. Through preliminary drawings, value based underpainting, and multiple thin layers of colors, David creates paintings that celebrate three-dimensional illusion.
Professor Cunningham’s current body of work focuses on the beautiful color relationships and amazing juxtaposition of shapes and textures found in stones. The paintings reveal the power, hardness, and permanence of its subject matter creating subtle narratives that resonate with something deep, primitive, and spiritual in all of us. Over the last three years, these paintings have received high praise being exhibited in over a dozen juried and invitational exhibits. Recently, he received best of show in Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s Contemporary Realism Biennial and in the Swope Museum’s Wabash Valley exhibit.
His work is found in both public and corporate collections including: St Meinrad Monastery, The University of Evansville, Fifth Third Bank and Vectren Corporation. In addition, his paintings have been shown in Luxe and American Artist Magazine. Currently, his work is being sold through galleries in Indiana and Michigan.
David Cunningham was born in Carmel California in 1974 and was raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He currently lives with his daughter,
Mary, and sons, William and Samson, in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to painting, David is a professor of Art at Franklin College where he teaches Painting, Design, Ceramics and Issues in Contemporary Art.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography
I’m an artist currently attending an undergraduate Media Arts and Science 3D program at IUPUI’s SOIC.
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