Visual Arts: Illustration, Jewelry
Anna Olson creates jewelry that has a simple, yet interesting, beauty. Her premier collection focuses on basic shapes and curves derived from her illustration work. She combines these simple shapes with texture to create not only a beautiful piece, but also a piece that you want to interact with physically.
Many of the pieces are hand fabricated, starting with a simple flat piece of stock. Others are hand carved in wax and cast which are then combined with fabricated elements. While each piece is initially inspired by Anna’s illustrations, she allows the materials to lead her through the design process which allows creativity to flow.
Anna began exploring her illustration and metalwork talents while studying for her BFA at Purdue University. It was not until eleven years later, in 2016, that she began work on her own collection. In those eleven years, she focused on advancing in the jewelry industry with hands on experience.
Each piece is hand made with the intention of creating a unique, durable and wearable piece of art.
Visual Arts: Jewelry
I create eco-friendly jewelry from recycled argentium sterilng silver. The pocesses I use to form each piece involve the most minimal use of chemicals possible in order to produce jewlery with a low environmental impact. Argentium Sterling Silver (AS) is a recent alloy including slightly more silver than standard sterling, as well as the addition of the element Germanium. AS is a precious metal the resists tarnishing, is harder and stronger than standard sterling, and allows fabrication techniques which include fusing; carefully melting two components into one.
As a self-taught artisan, exploring the limits of what is possible with my chosen material is a continuing journey. My journey expresses themes from my everyday life and explores the arrangement of basic shapes and forms into wearable jewelry with pattern and texture.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Sculpture
Evoking universal symbols, I strive to transcend history and social conditioning, tapping collective memory, and speculating where this path will lead us into the future. Delving deeper, I’m interested in investigating nostalgia as a healing mechanism, used to balance our volatile culture, and exploring our metaphysical relationship with the universe through my work. Drawing from studies in psychology and sociology, exploration of the human condition is a bottomless well of inspiration.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Sarah Jayne Mercado began her craft of upcycling in her early teens after learning how to sew. For her, art is both about the processes and the experimentations. She practices collage, assemblage, abstraction, and all the things in between.
Sarah lives in Franklin, Indiana where she immerses into her studio life surrounded by the sounds of birds, dogs, and trains. The inspiration for her art comes from her encounters with unique people and their stories, the curiosities of various societies, and the despairing and wondrous moments experienced through the processes of living. Life is about the journey and Sarah plans to expand upon her life and the lives of others through our humanistic need to create.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Music; Visual Arts: Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Dreamer, analog junkie, artist, collector.
I’I’m an Indianapolis based artist, illustrator and self-publisher with a focus on astronomical art and space travel.
I’m all about empowering others through art, music, DIY/Zine culture, and comics! I hope to encourage others to be curious, explore the world around them, and embrace science.
I have taught bass guitar and zine making for Indianapolis Girls Rock camp, instructed art courses for Forever Fit Summer Camp, and led workshops on zine making and rubber stamp creation for Indianapolis’ Gluestick Festival. Even though I never received a degree in art, I love to paint watercolors and write/draw comics on the daily. I always have a sketchbook and you’ll probably see me drawing in it while at the pub.
When I’m not making art and zines, I enjoy reading, urban sketching, going on adventures with Vyvyan (the wonder pup) and playing bass/singing in a few punk bands.
Organizing INDPLS Zine Fest
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media
Winged Imp Designs is your source for beautifully handcrafted, yet affordable, artisan jewelry. We specialize in intricately fashioned wire sculptured pieces using natural semi-precious stones. We’ve also recently added a special collection created from vintage beads and findings, all repurposed using multi-media collage techniques into imaginative designs for today. Our overall line ranges from very affordable earrings and bracelets to exquisite artistic necklaces. We also do custom work, so keep us in mind for weddings, proms, and other special occasions.
The artist behind Winged Imp Designs, Tina Noonan, began her artistic journey as a young girl; learning needlework, decoupage, beaded embroidery, clay sculpture, and many other techniques from her very artsy and creative mother. Despite that background, Tina’s adult life took her away from the creative life and into the business world. She returned to those roots several years ago when she discovered wire sculptured jewelry techniques. She has since done formal training in metalsmithing, metal clay, stained glass, and lampworking. Today, the jewelry of Winged Imp Designs combines the best of those experiences into truly unique and exciting jewelry.
The Story Behind Our Name:
Our company name originates in one of Tina’s special childhood memories: chasing the giant moths of summer under the outdoor light of her rural Indiana home. To her, the most impressive of these moths was the Imperial: a gorgeous specimen with yellow and violet wings. She has also always been an avid reader, and one of her favorite childhood books was Gene Stratton Porter’s Girl of the Limberlost – a story which features the lovely Imperial Moth. One of Tina’s little-girl dreams was to someday own a store and name it after the gorgeous Imperial. When she founded her jewelry design business, she unearthed that little-girl dream. However, she felt that Imperial Designs wasn’t quite the fit she was looking for, so instead she shortened “Imperial” to “Imp”. And, since it was the moth’s beautiful wings that had originally attracted her, she added the word “Winged”. Hence, Winged Imp Designs was born.
Performing Arts: Theatre; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Film, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Indianapolis artist, works with acrylics. Colorful, playful imagery and portraits.
Performing Arts: Storytelling; Visual Arts: Crafts, Jewelry, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
5536 Manker Street
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46227
Self-employed artist, Indianapolis, IN
Artist, Mar 2015 – Present
Resident artist at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery, 2017
Gallery exhibit: “Art Of the Ages” at The Athenaeum
Gallery exhibits: “Red” and “Secret Doors;” at Stutz Artists Association, 2016 and 2017
Gallery exhibit: “Home” presented by Indiana Interchurch Center Gallery, November -December 2016
Gallery exhibit: ‘Fantasies of an Impossibly Hospitable World,’ Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library June 2016.
Gallery exhibit: ‘Can We Talk? Memories, Miracles and the Power of Things Unsaid,’ the kick-off event for the Before I Die Festival, a city-wide event sponsored by Indiana University School of Nursing, IUPUI, at The Stutz Artists Association, March-April 2016.
Teach workshops on Intuitive Abstract Painting.
Design and make jewelry using sterling silver, glass and/or semi precious stones
Education Design Management (EDM), New Orleans, LA
Co-owner and Director of Social Services, Mar 2003 – Oct 2007
Co-Owned and served as Social Services Director of Education Design Management, Inc., a consulting and management firm specializing in innovative curricula and community social services programs
Consulted with neighborhood organizations who sponsored charter schools after Hurricane Katrina; incorporated art and service learning into the curricula to meet the specialized needs of various communities and neighborhoods
Collaborated with singer Charmaine Neville to develop after school art and music programs for at-risk youth
Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN
various art classesJun 2013 – Present
Took 8-week course on oil painting and completed landscape painting taught by local artist Carol Skinner
Studied figure drawing using live model, taught by local artist Vandra Pentecost
Studied the work of artist Claude Monet and completed work in his style taught by local artist Addie Hirschten
Tulane University School of Social Work, New Orleans, LA
Master of Social Work, Dec 1991
Recipient of Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
Additional Skills and affiliations
Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages; fluent in Spanish
Lived in Cozumel, Mexico from 1984-1988 and studied art with local artists..
Blog writer on cooking, art and stories related to life as a home chef, gardner and artist
Self employed as a caterer from 1993-2007.
Worked with a partner and started a business in interior decorating from 1994-1999.
Member of the Arts Council of Indianapolis
Member of Women of Indianapolis Artists (WOIA) http://womenofindyarts.com/
Member of Indianapolis Downtown Artists & Dealers Association (IDADA) idada.org
Resident artist at Acceleration Art and Photography Gallery in Fountain Square
Kathleen O'Neil Stevens
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting
After many years of award winning design and decorative ornamentation in private homes, Kathleen is returning to the roots of her creative past. Inspired by nature, and all that is vintage, Kathleen is currently concentrating her efforts on the exploration of combining her passions for painting, pique assiette and jewelry making. “I love working with vintage findings, rich earthy pigments, broken bits and pieces from times gone by, time-worn furniture and a touch of whimsey, yearning to instill in each a hopeful new beginning.” Kathleen also teaches various workshops at StutzArtSpace.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Textiles
As an answer to the part of my brain/pysche that was feeling completely left out in science and needing to be expressed, I began weaving which led expanding into other fiber arts. When I was a child and into high school I’d been interested in drawing but never had any training, so it was dropped until, as an adult, I have taken the periodic class- I do enjoy it, but definitely need to train my hand and brain!
I also enjoy making jewelry and playing with the juxtaposition of colors (as in my fiber art). I have primarily focused on functional art and would like to develop my display art pursuits, as well.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Sculpture
Myra is an Indiana based sculptor/artist/educator. She received her BFA in Furniture Design from the Herron School of Art in Indianapolis. She has been teaching joyfully in Indianapolis for several years. She teaches from her studio and at Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Her work enlivens both private and public collections.
Wood and metal are her primary media. “I love the infinite possibilities of working with wood and metal: bending, sawing, shaping, forging, and painting.” When a piece is finished, it makes me feel…….crazy good.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Painting, Photography
KP is the name and photography is the game.
My passion called, I answered, and here I am chasing my dream of being a professional photographer and brand cultivator.
Being photographed is a beautiful and vulnerable experience.
Let’s go on a journey together where we learn from one another while capturing your memories and essence.
You are important. You matter. Let photographs reflect your greatness.
May we learn from one another, love one another, and accept ourselves for who we truly are.
Peace and love,
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Book Arts
I am inspired by the memories I associate with my identity, the effects of emotional labor, and the associated stereotypes. I use unique forms of storytelling to share concepts rooted in my own life. Each piece is a reflection of these experiences, and that of others. We can all relate to wearing masks to achieve the accepted standard within our own combination of subgroups. Growing up semi-isolated did not make me exempt from being implanted with habitual patterns, but it did allow time for me to develop an uncommon perspective.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I’m an illustrator/designer/ fine artist.
Rana Salame Striedinger
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Photography
Born in wartime Beirut, grew up in south Detroit, and learned life lessons in Chicago… now I live between quartz and the stars in an 1890’s farmhouse nestled in the cornfields of Indiana with my husband Nathan and our daughter Lulu Pearl. I have always admired beauty in various forms and spent many years documenting it through photography. I love to photograph people in their natural element, using natural light, naturally. My shoots are mostly filled with glowing laughter, light, and joy, as I am usually documenting a wedding, birth, party, or something equally wonderful. Those who know me would say that I am loving, nurturing, and a natural entertainer, not the pop song on the radio kind, but one who will bake you fresh bread and serve it with homemade jam when you come to my home. If you want to know more about me, my life, likes and so forth…follow me on your preferred mode of social media. Please feel free to contact me for more information about my services and allow me to capture your own distinct and beautiful portraits.
Gemstones & so on…
It was five years ago that I started my journey into creating beauty in the form of gemstone jewelry. My jewelry is primarily one of a kind or produced in limited quantities. Each element is hand selected for its luster and interest, then handcrafted with love and care. I mainly work with various forms of quartz such as jade, amethyst, turquoise, pyrite, onyx, drusy and chalcedony. I hand forge many of my components and set stones using silver-smithing techniques. I love to showcase each stone’s organic beauty through my art and I feel great joy to know that my jewelry helps women feel more beautiful on a daily basis.
I strive to shop locally and recycle or repurpose as many items as I can. I take all of my photographs in natural light so the colors of my pieces hold true. Every piece has its own unique photographs, as every piece is one of a kind.
Erin Lawrance Salewicz
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
“I am motivated to create because of my adoration of the process of making art. THe organic quality of media, i.e. oil paint can sometimes dictate the direction a piece takes. My work is a reflection of places, feelings, patterns, details and vagueness. These snapshots of moments mean different things to everyone, and are supposed to be malleable.”
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Sculpture
My life consists of autodidactic learning using books, online tutorials and workshops, driven by the ever-present compulsion to create.
After college (2012) I moved from my parent’s house in New York to Indiana– where I started learning metalsmithing, lapidary and precious metal clay through workshops, books and tutorials online. I am currently focusing on sculptural jewelry and objects using a mixed media approach.
Visual Arts: Jewelry, Mixed Media, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor
I craete everyday.
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.
Disclaimer: The Arts Council of Indianapolis provides this database and website as a service to artists, arts organizations, and consumers alike. All information contained within the database and website was provided by the artists or arts organizations. No adjudication or selection process was used to develop this site or the artists and organizations featured. While the Arts Council of Indianapolis makes every effort to present accurate and reliable information on this site, it does not endorse, approve, or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information.