Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Earthworks, Functional and/or Decorative, Painting, Sculpture
Sophie Sophie Simmons is a ceramics & pottery artist who creates artisanal batch ceramics out of her studio in Indianapolis. Sophie Simmons Ceramics’ online shop offers a one-of-a-kind selection of artisanal agateware ceramics including vases, mugs, dishware, and other designer small batch pottery.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Sculpture
I was born a maker…I don’t see things for what they are, but for what they can become. I can see the last paint stroke in my painting or the last chip of stone fall from the sculpture before it has even begun. I never stop being curious about things. I don’t mind not having formal training…this way I don’t know my limitations and I won’t worry about riding the edge.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Sculpture; Public Art
He seeks to impart a visual catharsis, supporting an experience of awe, introspection & harmony.
Visual Arts: Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Visual Arts: Painting
B 1993 – Littleton, Colorado
Natasha Vidger was born and raised in central Colorado and now resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. The subject and passion of her art was established in youth, born from the nature and wildlife native to the Rocky Mountains.
Vidger received a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Adams State University and a Masters of Fine Arts from Herron School of Art and Design with emphasis in Painting and Drawing. Numerous years of study have facilitated solid foundations in various disciplines.
After the typical structured study of art in form, shape, and light, Vidger progressed into a focus of animal art. In her early years surreal platforms gave way to animal form, composing voices for her subjects and their plights. Through years of practice and evolution Vidger has experimented with the various manipulations of style ever seeking ways to convey the message she seeks.
Today Vidger produces sprawling prepared canvas delineated with life sized animal portraits, probing the duality that separates and unites humans and animals. Employing expressive realism, Vidger paints a stage for viewers to come face to face with these animals. Their landscapes are void and atmospheric, denoting the isolated environments they are forced to traverse. Vidger’s work ultimately aims to shed light on our similarities to provoke compassion that transcends the barriers between species.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Painter and tinkerer, Victoria Williams Steen, has studied the arts both academically and in her travels around the United States. Victoria returned to her Indiana roots in 2007 to pursue Fine Art as a career and enjoy a more sustainable way of living. She has a broad skill set working many years in Graphic Design, Small Business Management, Display Building and Product Development. She also has a dedication to community involvement, believing in the sacred moments of life and being in good relationship with all things, both human and otherwise. Victoria is often inspired by nature, connecting our cultural past to our present and the pure imagination of the child mind.
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: Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Kassie Woodworth is a visual artist in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kassie makes a variety of work including sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media. She graduated from Herron School of Art and Design in 2019 with a B.F.A. in Sculpture. Most of her work investigates patterns, habits, movement, and growth of nature.
Kassie has exhibited in various galleries in Indianapolis including the Indianapolis Arts Center, the Indiana State House, Gallery 924, Indianapolis Arts Garden, Berkshire, Reese, and Paul Gallery at Herron, Butler University, The District Theatre, The Harrison Center for the Arts, and the Tube Factory.
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!
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