Artist of Color; Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture; Abstract
Judy Mintze is an Indiana based artist – an abstract painter – in love with color, shape and textures. Her concentration is contemporary abstract painting and mixed media works on canvas. Judy is experienced in collaborating with interior designers and private individuals to place existing and create commissioned artworks.
Call today to set up a studio visit at 317-294-7839
Commissioned art: large-scale painting. Contemporary abstract painting and mixed media art. Collaboration with interior designers to place existing and create custom commissioned artworks.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles
Visual Arts: Mixed Media; Rogue Taxidermy
Karen Nemes is a cheerful subversive based in South Bend, Indiana. Her passions include rogue taxidermy, social justice activism, and punk music. Her work is produced under the studio name “La Grotesquerie.”
All animals used by La Grotesquerie are ethically sourced. The majority are made from reclaimed rodadkill that Karen collects, cleans, and repurposes into unique characters. No animals are killed for the creation of these pieces.
Karen is an award-winning artist, placing second at the 2015 Baltimore Taxidermy Open, first at the 2016 Philadelphia Alt Taxidermy Competition, winning “Most Whimsical” at the 2016 Baltimore Taxidermy Open, and taking second place at the 2017 Baltimore Taxidermy Open.
Claudia A. Maslowski, Juror for Northern Indiana Artists, Inc. describes her work this way:
“Karen Nemes creates sculpture using taxidermy techniques and mixed media. The animal remains incorporated into the sculpture become not only a tribute to the life that once shared the earth with us, but a lifelong work of art that tells a story.
Each story will be written by the viewer, who will ultimately develop a personal relationship with the animal portrayed in the sculpture. Karen’s techniques are amazing, seldom seen in the development of such sensational sculpture.”
Mary Pamela (Pam) Niccum
Visual Arts: Glasswork, Sculpture
Color excites and challenges me! It is exhilarating to transform my vision of color and shape into an actual composition of fused glass. After 15 years of working in fabric art, I discovered fused glass in 2004 and found I was even better able to convey my love of color and design in the fused glass medium. I believe I have just begun to skim the surface of fusing. I plan to dig deeper, learn more, break some (more) glass, and continually experiment to expand my repertoire of kiln working techniques. My greatest inspiration is my imagination. A vision becomes my springboard for new design. Abstract work, whether representative of a thought or feeling, or simply an abstraction of a common figure, allows me the freedom to create without boundaries. For me, glass and color come together and provide a joyfully creative form of expression.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Earthworks, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Portrait, Works on paper
I’m an Indianapolis based self taught artist.
I create feminine forms that flow from my imagination to fit myself in many ways. To realize my dreams and thoughts onto paper. I find it meditative.
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
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; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Spoken Word, Storytelling; Political Artist; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor; Soft Sculpture, Fibers
Currently, I am a MAAT student at SMWC. This a several leaps and decades from my BFA in 3D Computer Animation at SCAD.
I have tapdanced in musicals, sang in jazz clubs, programmed in Houdini, instructed art in public and private schools in the US and Italy, run a party planning business, and done freelance with some interesting companies. Currently, I run three blogs and an online art group via Zoom.
I have a husband, two small dogs, and a 13-year-old daughter.
I also do stand up. Like you didn’t know…
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My artwork evolves from sketches and photographs of organic shapes found in nature. I use a process that consists of constructing and deconstructing images. The patchwork results drive my creative decisions about the composition, content, sizes and materials of the art pieces. This physical process drives my intuitive decisions.
The woodcuts correspond to the original subject material, and they add structural elements to a natural fluidity. The use of paper creates a more flowing physicality. I use oil and acrylic paints and ink on the structures. The painting and mark making are my responses to the natural shapes. Some organic shapes are captured within structured settings, such as shadow boxes and rectangular canvasses. This dichotomy of control and freedom connotes the imbalanced system of man and nature.
“Those who cannot begin do not finish.”-Robert Henri
Visual Arts: Painting, Sculpture
From the youngest age I can remember I have been creating artwork, coloring, doodling, sketching… whatever I could get my hands on. I am an artist living in Indiana. I attended John Herron School of Art, Vincennes University and Marion College. I spent several years in Santa Fe New Mexico where I met lifelong friends and was taught the art of stone sculpting. I am focusing on painting right now but I look to get back to stone sculpting in the near future. I love creating whether it be on a canvas or creating something from stone/wood. I enjoy designing things that make people think and or feel good. Life is all about feelings and art is all about life. I feel very thankful to have been given a talent to create beautiful, fun or thought provoking pieces. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy creating it! I am also available for commission work.
Melodie Yvonne Ramey
Literary Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Performers and Writers, Photography, Portrait, Sculpture
Melodie Yvonne Ramey, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.
Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.
Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for The Vogue Theater & Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for the Billboard Charts topping band, Gangstagrass as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.
Visual Arts: Glasswork
After I retired 8 years ago, I took up the stained glass art. Within 6 months I had moved from hobbyist to shop keeper. My shop, “Custom Creations in Glass” is located in historic Irvington. I now have a thriving stained glass studio with students & loyal followers. The artist in me still enjoys cutting up some inventory and taxing myself to expand artistically. Stained glass is every bit as much an art form as hot glass.
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
Visual Arts: Painting
I have always had an appetite for the arts. There have been and are many influences that craft my interests, development and fascination with art. But without a doubt the most influential are those who instilled me with the love of art by having done so with their craft, through love, acquired knowledge and practicality. I have studied the art of my matriarchs and they have shown me the joy and love of their home crafted artistry. The art of hand sewn dancing costumes (bright, be-speckled and twirling) for the love of music and movement. The thoughtful process of design and construction through a harmony of patterns in quilting that is patience, thrift and artfulness. The curation of artifacts, volumes of geographical cultural history viewed through home adornments and fragrant meals. Above all formal art education I value my home artistry education as the most important foundation of all that I know. And then there is my love of books and the art of their covers, content and construction (so many books, so many genres and so many fonts).
My devouring of the arts has only continued as I married an Executive Chef and produced a child that participates in our family artistic endevours and explorations of cooking, painting and costume creating. Currently I reside in Indianapolis, IN (Meridian Kessler Neighborhood).
Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
Robinson focuses his studio production around the idea of furniture as a vehicle of expression. He has continually sought ways to make his studio production reflect an interest in functional forms that speak with an artist’s sensibility. The collective work shifts in series that represent different material explorations, form investigations, narrative qualities of art making against the formal vocabulary of design, and then back again to the simplicity of functional objects. Robinson is interested in the relationship the artist and designer both have in shaping an individual’s experience and emotive response to objects of daily ritual.
Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative
My favorite thing about building furniture is the creative process. Making something new and different always excites me beyond words. That is why custom work is the highlight of this job for me, and why when people want to order something identical to a piece I made in the past, I’m likely to try to talk them out of it. I want you to feel like you had a part in the creation of your own furniture, whether that part is as small as an idea or a suggestion, or as big as a detailed sketch of what you want.
Visual Arts: Glasswork
Blown, fused and slumped glass using traditional Italian techniques. These techniques include: pulled cane, shards, wraps and murrini. I love the world of color and the endless variety of shapes and incorporate each component in the pieces of glass I create.
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.
Political Artist; Portrait; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Performance Art, Portrait, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I am a Queer and Trans artist interested in dismantling colonialist and patriarchal ideals of fine art by exploring and blurring the boundaries of Queer Aesthetics, Fine Art, and Low Art/Craft. By intentionally making art that is accessible to people who are not wealthy art collectors, I seek to empower myself and other marginalized artists as not only the creators, but also as the consumers.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting
“His work ranges from paintings to decorative guitars and hand grenades to a sculpture reading “Blow me” with Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE lettering as a component part, to the First Church of cannabis logo. He’s an artist who proves that Hoosier art can both be LOVEly and outrageous. “ – Nuvo
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Painting
I create abstract, expressionistic work with acrylic paint on canvas.
I live and work in Indy and am excited to join the artist community. Thank you for visiting my profile.
Performing Arts: Actor/Actress; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Portrait
I have been an Artist since I can remember. The first time I practiced was watching PBS. I always said I would be a Artist. Life continued and education came into play. It wasn’t until I connected with my High School Art teacher that she opened my eyes again. I continued to focus on my other education but the passion of Art was overwhelming. I was nurtured by Mrs. Lytle from Taylor High School. I cony edutinued my education at Herron School of Art and Design but back then it was Herron School of Art and required a portfolio reviewed by staff to be accepted. I have always been in some way involved in the arts even though I am married and have children. I am a proud wife and mother. My family supports me every day with my love of all arts.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography
Would love to take my work to the next level, show to a larger audience gallery etc. Any direction/help would be appreciated! Feel free to contact me
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Sculpture; Kinetic Sculpture
One often hears musicians describing their childhood as being filled with music and being surrounded by musicians. My story is similar except that I came from a family of makers. While Mom was making clothes and knitting blankets Dad was welding trailers and repairing cars. And all the kids joined in. My parents and grandparents did teach me some basic making skills, but more importantly instilled in me the desire to make things with my hands. Somehow I have always known, even back to my early childhood, that something made with moving parts is better than without.
I have delved into many different hobbies over the years, which has given me a little experience with many different media. Now working full time as an artist, I get to draw on this diverse experience and build with very few limitations
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: Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Sculpture
A renaissance man. Apprenticed for 7 years as a glass beveler and related crafts. Custom designed art glass windows, antique window restoration, and on site repairs for over 40 years. Art is a solo effort!
Phil Velikan: Sculptor/illustrator
Phil is an award winning and internationally selling 2 and 3D artist who has illustrated his own line of coloring books and many children’s books. He sculpts in epoxy clay and has learned to mold and cast his work in resin duplicates.
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.
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