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Visual Arts: Illustration, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Justin grew up on a small family farm in Northern Indiana, working the land of three generations of Vinings. He frequently draws inspiration from rural America and has become fascinated with the disappearance of small family farms that once dominated the American Landscape.
Further inspiration comes from his time in law school. In the fall of 2007, Justin left his job as an elementary art teacher to attend law school with his younger brother. His return to school transformed his passion for art into something bigger. Needing an escape as finals approached his first semester, he picked up a paint brush and subsequently painted a series of work that was stronger than anything before. After graduating and passing the bar, he shifted his focus to art – pursuing his once hobby as a full-time, flourishing business.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
I craete everyday.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Bookbinding, Calligraphy, Lettering Arts
Sandy Wagner is a calligrapher, artist and music engraver who maintains a studio in Indianapolis, IN, where she lives with her husband Doug, a professional composer.
Early in her career as a high school choral director, Sandy enrolled in a local calligraphy class for fun and was instantly hooked. Now as a professional lettering artist with more than 40 years of experience, she utilizes the techniques and design philosophies gleaned from her studies with many internationally recognized calligraphers and artists. She has designed covers for major music publishers, produced and exhibited award-winning art, and taught adult continuing studies courses in calligraphy. Her work was chosen for the 2010 Letter Arts Review Annual Juried Issue.
During the past several years, Sandy has expanded her artistic media to include bookbinding, drawing, pastels, watercolor, mixed media and collage. She is always seeking new ways to incorporate these into her calligraphic expressions.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Works on paper
I enjoy re-creating a photograph in a realistic style and also drawing the human form in person in front of a live audience. I feel my ‘performance’ of drawing from live subjects in my style with added text and detail is a unique and original entertainment source for the community as well as private events.
Media; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Ward is responsible for curating over seventy (70) art, music, fashion and performing arts events and exhibitions in Indianapolis.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
I primarily work in ceramics and am a ceramics instructor in Indianapolis. I do however have a pretty diverse art background from mural work, drawing, painting, and sculpture. My current body of work is rooted in more of a retro futuristic feel. My goal with most pieces is to fool the viewer making them question the media being used. I try to stretch the limits of ceramics with each piece.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I am a senior philosophy and art student at Marian University
Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
Tori Weyers is a fine artist and designer specializing in mixed media, screen printing, and abstract painting. She received her BFA at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and has a passion for creating work that engages and delights the viewer with rich visual narratives, strong composition and unique subject matter.
Weyers has been a featured artist in Art Journaling Magazine and she teaches mixed media, painting and printmaking at the Indianapolis Art Center as well many different workshops and classes online.
Weyers creates and shows work from her downtown Indianapolis studio in The Circle City Industrial Artists Complex as well as her home studio in Broad Ripple. You can learn more about Weyers and see her latest work by visiting her web page www.drawriot.com or by following @drawriot on Instagram.
Vicky Shaffer White
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I have been painting for over 25 years, in Indianapolis, IN. I received a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts in Painting from Herron School of Art. In the past year I served as the Executive Director of the Art Association of Henry County (AAHC) in New Castle IN. My goal was to bring more art accessibility to the community through our gallery, arts park, classes and events such as concerts and fund raisers. I held the office of President on the Herron Alumni Association from 2004 through 2006 and served on the board for 10 years. I am a member of the Stutz Artist Association, IDADA (Indianapolis Downtown Artist Association), Indianapolis Art Museum and listed on IndyArts.Org www.indyarts.org. I have participated in many local and regional juried shows and encourage the growth of the local arts. I am fortunate to have placed several of my paintings in the Mayor of Indianapolis executive offices, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Corporate offices, Circle Theater for the ISO, and the Indianapolis Zoo. My work can be seen across the country in California, Florida, Kansas, Wisconsin & Tennessee.
Visual Arts: Printmaking, Works on paper
2012 Student Exhibition, FCHS, Annual Franklin Township Art Showcase, Indianapolis, IN
2013 Student Exhibition, FCHS, Annual Franklin Township Art Showcase, Indianapolis, IN
2016 Untitled, 5547 Project, Coal Yard Coffee, Indianapolis, IN
2015 Untitled, Annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2016 Springtime Bitches, Semi-annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2016 Wintertime Bitches, Semi-annual Etching Print Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
2017 Untitled, Herron Print club Portfolio Exchange, Herron School of Art and Design
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
Cathy Williams, a native of Indianapolis, is an abstract-expressionist painter and mixed-media artist.
First drawings appeared at the age of four and her interest in art was resolute through her adult life. She enjoyed a successful career working for a large pharmaceutical corporation the majority of her adulthood.
Upon retiring, Williams completed courses at the Indianapolis Art Center where her fondness of mixed media and the figurative arts were established; and, she’s never looked back. Currently, she is mentored by James Victore, Georgetown, Texas and Nicholas Wilton, Sausalito, CA.
Her work has been displayed in a myriad of group shows throughout the State of Indiana, Chicago and, in international online galleries. Cathy has exhibited in several solo shows and has won awards in competitive settings.
Cathy lives and dreams with her husband, Michael, and their two adored English Bulldogs: Zadey Zee and Zola Maxine in Indianapolis. Cathy likes to run, hike, laugh, dream about Picasso and always enjoys an outstanding glass of red wine.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
My name is Cass Wilson and it’s wonderful to meet you.
I was born in Phoenix, Arizona and that is where my love for art began. At the ripe age of 4, I experienced my first paint brush while coloring the carpet, the inside of a dryer, and my dads clothing with bright pink nail polish. Little did he know it sparked a mad passion and frenzy for me. Quickly my parents began to stock my childrens desk with crayons, markers, pens, pencils, and all the works.
Life changes as a kid and you are packed up just as compactly as your toys and memories. Our family wandered a lot through my childhood. We lived in Texas, Michigan, and Settled in Indiana. It was in Indiana that I realized that my heart was content and my soul was rested only after creating something. I took three art classes in high school. I took 2d drawing Freshman year. That was a bit of a dud. I wasn’t challenged at all. I was also not allowed to draw things I really liked. To be fair, I learned a lot about value and tone despite my relationship with the dragon lady.
Sophmore year, I took painting 101. This was my lunch period. I also wasn’t challenged but I had the pleasure of loving my teacher and being a huge help to my class by finishing my work quickly and going to help them with feedback or tips.
My final art class was senior year and I took ceramics. INTOXICATING! I wasn’t great at it, but I loved throwing on the wheel.
I went to portfolio days and I remember back then a huge blow to my ego and dreams. Pratt told me I had too much of a style and while my work was great, I wouldn’t be moldable. In retrospect… Pratts feedback pushed me to fight back. Growing up we didn’t have money for college. So being determined, head strong, and unwilling to let go of art; I followed my own dreams.
I am a professional artist who has showcased with RAW, Had first Friday’s in Evansville’s best Coffee shop, Showcased at Studio 6 in Frankfort, and been recognized in Lexington KY for chalkboard portraits at HopCat Craft Beer Bar.
Life is a funny little tide that pulls me to different edges of the world teaching me and allowing me to follow my passion.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
Becky exhibited in her very first group show at the Indianapolis Art Center in the early 1980s, during her years at Herron School of Art. Her skills were noted in Indianapolis Monthly magazine when she was recognized as one of the “85 People to Watch in 1985”. Becky was a founding member of the 431 Gallery that has been noted among the reasons Massachusetts Avenue became a recognized as an arts district in Indianapolis. Becky was also a founding member of the Stutz Artists Association and Stutz Artist Residency. Her career spans several decades of accolades, including numerous group and solo exhibits, best of shows, awards, and juried recognitions.
Visual Arts: Ceramics, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
As a creator and facilitator of Visual Arts, I feel it is my purpose to make sure that people of all ages, all socioeconomic backgrounds and varied experiences have an opportunity to learn and experience art in some way shape or form. Art permeates every aspect of our society. It speaks for us when there are no words. It heals wounds and brings people together. No matter what your art experience, it can always be shared. No one should feel like art isn’t or couldn’t be a part of their lives.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Danielle Winger was born in Reno, NV. She received her BS in Textiles, Merchandising and Apparel Design from Middle Tennessee State University and her MFA in Studio Art from East Tennessee State University. She is a full time artist and currently resides in Indianapolis, IN.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor; Creativity Coach
“I love art you can feel. I love color and texture. Organic shapes inspire me and nature absolutely fascinates me. I am particularly drawn towards natural elements like the patterns of leaves, the curling branches of trees and the soft shapes of clouds. When I look closely at a tree for instance… I feel as though underneath it all, everything is connected with everything else and also with the source of all life. In my art, I wish to capture these natural objects, not recreate them exactly, but to convey the essential quality of the forms as if the viewer is experiencing them in a dream. The real beauty of it is, I often don’t truly know where a painting is going until it’s finished… all I know is that in the end, it just has to feel right.” -Nanette Winter
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; professional face painting, festival makeup, live event painting
I am an Indy-born, corn-fed, Indy-raised artist through and through! I have studied art at both Purdue and Duke Universities under professional artists that have produced exhibitions for the Indy Airport, National Geographic, and other large-scale audiences. For the last 7 years, I’ve done mural work for several Indy communities including Noblesville, Fishers, Vincennes, and Cumberland. In my time spent living in Boston and Los Angeles over the last 5 years, I also developed skills in exotic face and body painting, pottery, and stained glass, adding a unique skillset and aesthetic style to my teacher abilities and artwork.
In 2018, I formed Hue Murals LLC (fully licensed by the state of Indiana). I offer classes and studio time, work on large scale mural projects, travel to festivals and cultural events to share face and body painting, project manage for local art partners, and more.
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Samantha Wright is an Indianapolis-based artist who specializes in mixed media and painting on canvas. The medium she works with the most is paint and canvas. From Ivy Tech, she obtained her Associate degree in Fine Art’s. Wright graduated from Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI and earned her BFA degree in Integrative Studio Practice with a Minor in Art History. On December 6th, she will be a part of a group exhibit called Perception, where she will show her most current three-dimensional piece at Herron School of Art and Design. She will also be showing a painting at the Fountain Square Brewing Company for their Feed Me Weird Things exhibit during the month of December.
Cynthia J. Young
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
I earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Interior/Environmental Design from Ball State University and worked for a number of years as a residential and commercial interior designer. Presently, I am an arts administrator for a small cultural organization while pursuing my passion in the visual arts. Both of these careers have shaped who I am as an artist and have also contributed to my skills and interests.
I explore many subjects-nature, human figure, portrait, abstract and more! I experiment with media, color combinations and techniques striving for a look of spontaneity in my work.
I am inspired by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Franz Kline, Richard Diebenkorn, Matisse and Robert Kushner to name a few. I hope my work inspires others to discover their own creativity!
Sandra K. Ziebold
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
I believe that art, creativity and motivation are all about feelings and emotions. I am an artist that strives in the everyday to keep things simple and spread positivity. I look for the peace and zen in the hustle and bustle, excitement and wonders of life and nature around us. I draw, paint, photograph, motivate, write, design and mix together artistic elements and media of all types to evoke fine art, literary and graphic design works that convey what I feel and visualize. Positive, creative energy is infectious…Other artists inspire me; I hope that I inspire other artists too! Inspirational ‘props’ to Russian street artist Pavel Puhov for his work entitled, Eyeglasses. LOVE IT!
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper; Drawing
Works mainly in 2D using varieties of mediums. Currently exploring abstract fluid painting.
focuses include: black & white portraiture, ink, scratchboard, fluid acrylics
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture
My professional practice consists of three major bodies of work. Each body has different subjects but they all use the medium of black paint. My ‘Finished Line’ and Flag paintings on paper are all constructed with drywall tape and black paint. The act of seeing through black has both historical precedents and current relationships to technology. My black reflective paintings entertain this ability to “see” or possess vision by reflecting the surrounding environment from their high gloss surfaces. I created a technique that achieves a reflective surface through mixing and pouring paint in a technically incorrect manner. This process depends on many variables and forces me to work in an experimental way that influences the work to change.
In my current attempt to make my own paint, I have developed ink from black beans. I create this pigment by soaking heirloom black beans in effect obtaining a spectrum of violet, indigo, green, and black. I soak the beans from hours in warm water to leaving the bean juice in my refrigerator for a year in an effort to create a black pigment. I have been studying black beans in their dried, soaked and cooked forms. These investigations are leading me to my proposed project of light harvesting black bean solar paintings. Making art began with film photography as a young adult. I found it wild and experimental to expose my images in the darkroom and in the sun to find the images. When it came time to study and be part of an artist community, studying blacksmithing and working for metal artists in New Mexico enchanted me.
Eventually I moved into installation and performance art while studying art, metalsmithing, and architecture at Cranbrook Academy of Art, a design focused school. In my early professional days I made commissioned metal pieces for clients but left it all to make paintings. I eventually ended up showing paintings and videos in my first solo show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. With this exhibition I dove into a world of painting. My reflective paintings were recently selected to be in the New American Paintings survey of contemporary painting at the Elmhurst Museum of art in Illinois. After exhibiting this work I wanted to engage the audience in less of a psychological manner and thus a period of questioning followed. I was able to study in more depth my interest in black paint through the Arts Council Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship. Through this, experimenting with black beans and the resulting ink impacted my direction with black materials. My first public art commission soon followed and I switched gears into working large scale and towards a different audience. I absolutely loved how many people end up seeing and engaging in the art. The work was harking back to my design art education in conjunction to successfully being readily available for the public to understand. From this project I realized having this immediacy or connection to the viewer is what I desire to have in my future work.
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
BFA, College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper; Digital Art
Beth Zyglowicz is a professional artist and illustrator based in Indianapolis. She is the owner of Space Turtle Studios. At Space Turtle, Beth utilizes her talents in both digital and traditional media to create some truly out of this world art. Wildlife, clockworks, fantasy creatures and beautiful atmospheric starscapes come together to form her signature technicolor style. She uses her talents in both digital and traditional media to create sci-fi and fantasy-inspired paintings and illustrations. Her current project is the weekly webcomic Lanterns of Arcadia, available to read at www.lanternsofarcadia.com
You can find more of her work online at http://spaceturtle.art
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