Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Works on paper
Im a talented, smart and beautiful young woman who attended the University of Connecticut to play college basketball and receive a FINE ARTS degree in photography from 2005 until 2010. I traveled to Indianapolis in the fall of 2010 to start fresh. To live my life my way for the first time. I am a young woman who is simple yet complex enough to confuse the world and myself, or maybe just myself. Art to me is everything. My art is my form of communication. I am able to communicate things that I cannot place into words. My art is about the battle on the inside. The push and pull of my thoughts, intincts, and emotions. I bare my heart and soul into pieces whether they are playful or dark and twisted. I have a constant battle of worth. All of my life I have been trying to earn my worth in things I do and accomplish. Worth in titles and certificates that honestly you dont remember. So wrapped up in being good you lose the simplicity of just being you. I strove for perfection but learned the hard way that does not exist. Perfection only brings you face to face with death. Then you have a choice to say “I DO” to satan or realize you can turn around and chose a different path. Luckily I woke up from a hell and chose life. You might ask yourself, ” why is she telling me all of this?” Because I real. I am human. And that is what my art is about. Its real. Its in your face. Not everyone will like it, but to be honest I dont care. A good or bad reaction is a positive in my book because I want my auidence to feel. To just feel. We live in a society where feelings are put last and feelings are a sign of weakness. That if you cry you are less of a man or if you voice your opinion you are too much. That if you listen to your heart you won’t be successful, or if you dont have a such and such job you are worth nothing. Screw that! We are a people of feelings and emotions. You people that are running away from your feelings, i feel sorry for you. Yes you will feel pain but that does not measure up to the experience of joy and happiness. I don’t create artwork for others approval anymore except for my own. Im learning I will be misunderstood, talked about, degrated, praised, overlooked, criticized, and critiqued. BUT I please myself and that is I want. My only intention is to communicate my insides so I can stay alive. To balance the internal with the exterior. Art is everything. Everything is art. Cassie Kerns a.k.a CASSINOVA
Visual Arts; Photography, Graphite Drawing, Figure Drawing, Charcoal, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Ink, Alcohol Ink, Inktense, Upcycled Art
Michelle Kerschner-Crow Artist CV
Visual Arts: Painting, Works on paper
Born on the mystical plains East of Indianapolis in the pivotal year of 1964 and raised by educators and political activists, John Paul Klinkose began pondering history, aviation, space exploration, and the human condition at an early age. While experiencing the usual Hoosier childhood, he could just as easily arrive home after a hard day of bike-riding to find an impromptu polling place set up in the garage as he could find mac and cheese on the table.
His earliest dreams of astronauts and World War II aviators, led John to pursue a degree in aviation at Indiana State University. Facing the realities of the world, he switched to the more practical pursuit of Aviation Administration. Yet, quickly discovered after graduation that running an airport would not fulfill his adventurous soul and feed his artistic spirit. So, he did what any lifelong, land-locked kid would do, he ran away to join the United States Coast Guard and see the world – well at least the slice that ran up and down the East Coast and into the Caribbean. John ably served four years in ships making harrowing runs to Jamaica, living the sailor’s life in Key West and finally navigating the treacherous waters stirred up by Hurricane Bob and the “Perfect Storm” off of Rhode Island.
While taking art classes in the suburbs of Maryland, a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts recruiter spotted his raw talent at the Corcoran Museum of Fine Arts in Washington, DC and said, “Now son, those abstract schools that are trying to woo you are all well and good. But, when you want to paint a foot, you need to know how to paint a foot – not some swirly patch that could be a foot or a fishtail.” Well, the recruiter was probably a bit more professional than that, but you get the point. And, thus, began John’s path to becoming a serious artist.
Upon receiving his Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, John lived and worked from a garret in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia where he painted whimsical pictures of swimmers and aircraft. Which he showed in Philadelphia and New York’s Chelsea district. Apart from painting John worked as a conservation technician at the prestigious firm of Kreilick Conservation LLC. Working on famous sculptures and architecture all over the east coast and mid west. Including sculptures such as Andrew Jackson, the Statue or Freedom, atop the U.S. Capital, in Washington D.C. as well as scraping the bird do off the giant Oldenburg’ clothes pin in Philadelphia among many others.
Recently after 27 years on the East coast John and his lovely partner Jennifer decided it was time to return to their roots in Indiana. Moving into a double in the Meridian-Kessler neighborhood of Indianapolis where John continues to paint his whimsical pictures of water and sky.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper; Woodworking
Lightning wielding, mixed media artist Kyle Krauskopf creates like other people breathe. He has spent most of his life in the pursuit of artistic endeavor. Originally from a small town in Indiana this vagabond creative has taken his drive many places; most notably Seattle WA for the past 5 years as well as several European countries when he backpacked through them in 2017. He recently retuned to his home state to construct a “base of operations” for the newly developed goal of displaying in as many places throughout the world as possible. Equipped with a sense of wonder and knack for creativity since birth, Krauskopf has always been drawing and creating. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ball State University, where he learned what it was like to be around other creatives and was instilled with a drive to contribute something “new” to the world of art. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Krauskopf has gotten into the habit of self-imposed, year long artistic goals. The most notable of which was in 2015 when he decided to design and craft a new wooden animal each day of the year with his trusty scroll saw. 365 Days of Wood made the artist realize he places very little before commitment to his craft; that with dedication, persistence, and lots of hard work he could create impressive and wondrous works. His work was recently featured in the national lifestyle magazine Vie, in tandem with an interview by editor Jordan Staggs. The work featured is of his Visual Vomit series. These pieces can best be described as heavily emotive pictorial menageries. Each piece strives to marry realistic depiction of people, places, and things, with less detailed, but powerfully colored objects. These pieces typically “radiate” from a centrally located theme or idea. Repetition, color, size, detail, and shape all go into the process of achieving a visual balance. Krauskopf also conceived of the Virago Artist Collective, an international artist collaboration striving to highlight powerful and influential women throughout history. The team consists of 13 artists and features a new personality and artist every month for the year of 2018, after which the whole body of work is to be shipped to each participants’ city for a showing of the collection. When Krauskopf isn’t having delusions of grandeur or conceiving of his next unrealistic challenge he can be found seeking out new and interesting conversation or enjoying a glass of gin.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
I’ve always loved art and crafts and doodled on my algebra notes. I started seriously working on portraits while at college, although I didn’t pursue an art career. Despite this, I managed to get noticed in many of the places I worked and was commissioned to do portraits, posters, flyers, brochures, caricatures, etc. during my work day. I wrote and illustrated training manuals for one organization and sold commissioned portraits in my free time. I took a hiatus from art while raising my 3 girls. Now I use my daughters as models for a variety of pictures. In the past 3 years, having more time to spend on art, I designed a website, opened an art studio at Lafayette Renaissance Academy and participated in a variety of juried shows and exhibitions, doing demonstrations and assisting local art organizations with creating brochures and websites. I work with pencil, pastel, charcoal, colored pencils, watercolor, acrylic and oil. I tend to mix mediums, using pastels and colored pencil together or watercolor and pastel. I’ve created portraits with subjects in live sittings and from photographs. I enjoy drawing portraits and also enjoy creating ‘fantasy’ pictures of mermaids, angels and elves. I also enjoy re-creating the many places I’ve visited in the US, Canada and Europe.
Currently my work can be viewed online at llauter.com. I have had artwork at the Art Museum of Lafayette and the Mental Health Association. Shows include an exhibition at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation, Crawfordsville Art Fair & the Round the Fountain Art Festival.
In 2010, I was hired to complete a series of paintings for an office waiting room- the largest being 36′ x 48′ and upon completion of this, I went on to paint murals in adjacent space.
In 2012, I opened a shop in downtown Lafayette called Main Street Artisans and featuring artisan crafts and fine art.
In 2014, I moved back to Indy and adopted a puppy. I currently work on portraiture and formulating natural home and bath products.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
Leck is a Ball State graduate who majored in graphic design/fine art specializing in drawing, painting and printmaking. He’s currently a self-employed freelance artist specializing in large scale murals. His biggest project to date is a 16′ x 30′ 3-D illusion mural in the Baker & Daniels Club at Lucas Oil Stadium. Between mural gigs, Leck works on personal artwork in his studio at the Harrison Center. While his commissioned work is primarily realistic or trompe l’oeil, his personal work is mostly surreal. Leck also enjoys a good laugh.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor
I am an artist living and working in Indianapolis, IN. I grew up in a rural Indiana town of 300 and spent lots of my childhood creating art and inventing ways to keep myself entertained. I spent my free time playing sports, riding bikes, and building forts. I had a classic 80’s childhood…outside playing from sun up to sun down. The one constant in my childhood was my love for art. I knew from an early age that art was the only career path for me, and have been pursuing it ever since.
I live in South East Indianapolis with my husband and two beautiful sons. They constantly inspire me to push forward and create my best work. My six year old is my biggest fan and critic and often enjoys creating along side me. I hope to pass on a love for art on to the next generation…so far so good.
Visual Arts: Murals, Painting
Chelsie Liberati is an artist and illustrator based in Indiana. She received a B.F.A. in painting from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2015 and has since created murals throughout the United States for private collectors and various companies in the entertainment industry.
Chelsie is currently illustrating her first children’s book, but continues to create large-scale works for private residences and commercial spaces.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting; 3D paintings
I’m a self taught amateur artist. I’ve been painting for 3 years and recently started 3D portraits with temporary mediums.
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
Basically I want to present things in their realistic state. To do this it meant to draw things based on the four basic shapes. I learned this from the book How to Draw What You See. I would often pick up books on art instruction these would include step by step drawing but I learned not to copy.
Visual Arts: Photography
Joseph McCoy is a portrait photographer based in Indianapolis, IN.
Sara Steffey McQueen
Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Sara Steffey McQueen
8755 S. Rockport Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47403
1964-1968 Indiana University B.A. major in printmaking, drawing, and photography with a minor in Art History.
1968 Notre Dame University independent printmaking workshop.
1983-1985 K-12 Indiana Teacher certification.
1988-1992 Indiana University School of Fine Arts M.A.T. Printmaking Department.
2016 Art of Allowing Certification http:// www.Flora Aube.com
EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS
1968-1972 awarded Kappa Kappa Kappa scholarship for artistic merit
1991 Georgia College Invitational Print Exhibition
1991 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design juried exhibition
1992 McNeese 5th Works on Paper purchase award
1993 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship 5 week travel in southwest U.S.A.
2009 Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship Travel in Great Britain
2009 Indiana Middle School Art Educator of the Year Art Education Association of Indiana
GALLERY REPRESENTATION & SOLO SHOWS
1991 Georgia College Invitational
1991 Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design / Wisconsin
1992 McNeese works on paper juried exhibition /Lake Charles, Louisiana
1993- present By Hand Gallery / Bloomington, IN
1994 Flashlight Gallery / John Waldron Arts Center / Bloomington, In
1995 Ripe Gallery / Bardstown Rd./ Louisville. KY
1996 Silent Auction / John Waldron Art Center / Bloomington, IN
1997 Daisybrain Gallery and Media Center / Bloomington, IN
1998– 2000 Indianapolis Museum of Art / Alliance Gallery / IN
1998 Lydia’s Gallery / 6th St. Bloomington, IN
1999- 2007 Curator and board of directors/Bellevue Gallery Bloomington, IN
2001 Rosemary P. Miller / Waldron Art Center / Bloomington , IN
2002 Inspiration Spiritual Art Gallery / Lexington, KY
2002 Artists Row / Bloomington, IN
2003 Rosemary P. Miller Gallery Waldron Art Center Bloomington In solo show
2003- 2009 Bellevue Gallery / group shows
2005 Wandering Turtle / Bloomington, IN solo show
2003 By Hand Gallery Bloomington, IN
2008 – present Bloomington Watercolor Society signature status
2010 The Women’s Institute and Gallery New Harmony, IN solo show
2011 Signature Status Watercolor Society of Indiana Juried Exhibit
2012 By Hand Gallery July featured artist solo show
2013 “Exquisite Uterus” Art of Resistance Project traveling Exhibit Madison, WI
2014 Published watercolors in The Artistic Touch 6 by Chris Unwin
2015 Solo Show the Venue Fine Arts and Gifts Bloomington, I
2016 “Living in Watercolor” featured artist Home & Lifestyle South Central Indiana Magazine / Bloomington, IN Vol.12 #5 June 2016
2016 Solo Exhibit “With the Elements” Convention Center, Bloomington, IN
1991 September – October issue cover photograph The Ryder Bloomington, IN
1992 McNeese Exhibition Catalog 5th Annual Works on Paper juried exhibition Louisiana, U.S.A. purchase award
1994 June 25 Arts & Entertainment Herald Times Newspaper review by Lydia Finklestein Bloomington, IN
1995 July-August Bloomington Voice “Some Phenomenal Bloomington Artists” Bloomington, IN
1997 Herald Times Arts & Entertainment review by Lydia Finklestein Bloomington, IN
1999 May Bloomington Independent image from “Venus Envy” Exhibit Bellevue Gallery Bloomington, IN
2000 December 10 Herald Times “On Exhibit” image White girl Voodoo Flag Bloomington, IN
2000 Looking Forward Monroe Bank Annual Report Bloomington, IN
2001 February18 Hoosier Times “On Exhibit” Rock Study #1Bloomington, IN
2002 May 12 Hoosier Times Fine Arts Review by Lydia Finklestein
2002 Fall Indiana Review cover art
2003 January 30 Indiana Daily Student review of Bloomington Breast Project
2003 August 15 The Scene Herald Times photo art
2006 December 3 Off the Wall Herald times feature
2007 June Indiana Daily Student review by Michelle Manchur
2012 July Indiana Daily Student review of By Hand Bloomington Exhibit
2014 The Artistic Touch 6 edited by Don Unwin
2015 Evansville Courier & Press review by Kelly Gifford
2016 “Living in Watercolor” featured artist Home & Lifestyle South Central Indiana Magazine / Bloomington, IN Vol.12 #5 June 2016
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: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Works on paper
My name is Isaiah Morris-Henderson.
I am a visual artist who is native to Indy. At the moment I use mainly colored pencils but occasionally use charcoal, graphic, ink, and water color in my pieces. In this upcoming year I am looking to expand my range, explore different mediums, and produce as much work as possible.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor
BORN AND RAISED IN INDIANAPOLIS, I LIVE IN BROAD RIPPLE WITH MY WIFE OF 20 YEARS. I HAVE BEEN AN ARTIST ALL MY LIFE AND WORKED IN ALL TYPES OF MEDIA. MY FOCUS RIGHT NOW IS MURAL WORK AND MY ABC PAINT PARTIES. CHECK WWW.NEALARTISTRY.NET FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Visual Arts: Photography
Anita Oakley creates photograhic images of birds in their natural habitat. Volunteering at a local state park, washing windows in the bird observatory area, and feeding birds for three years provided an excellent opportunity to study, observe, and photograph different species.
Photography and found object sculptures
I have been producing art for about 40 years . I have had the pleasure of being in several shows some juried as well as many gallery appearances.I also have been in print and painted for many celebrities. In addition I have taught beginning to advanced airbrushing at hobby lobby for about 25 years.
Visual Arts: Conservation/Restoration, Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper
Mother, veteran, artist of 30 plus years. Specializing in realism, surrealism. Abstract mix media, muralist, sculpture, woodworking, and construction. I was a tattoo artist for 20 years.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Sculpture
Creating fine art with the aid of the computer has allowed me to be more open and creative with my ideas and style. I don’t necessarily use the computer to complete each work, but when used even partially as a tool, my creativity seems to flow more naturally and easily.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper; Figurative and Portrait Fine Art
Visual Arts: Painting
Julie’s first exposure to art, as a very young girl, was her mother’s extensive art book collection, which
she spent endless hours poring over with voracious enthusiasm. Most often her attention landed on the great portrait and figure painters such as Rembrandt, Ilya Repin, John Singer Sargent, Cecilia Beaux, and Diego Vela?zquez. Even then she knew she wanted to be an artist, and was encouraged early on by her family when they recognized a natural ability to capture the likeness of whatever she drew.
Her formal study of art began in grade school and continued through her childhood and teenage years, through a brief career as an Army linguist living in Korea, and an even longer one as a communications manager for a national research laboratory in Colorado. Though she earned her BFA in painting from Arizona State University she considers painting education to be a lifelong endeavor and continues to study with notable artists, including Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, Jeff Legg, and David Shevlino.
Julie has always considered herself as an artist of the realist tradition, and her brushwork is infused with an impressionist affection that invites the viewer to knit together the forms she has painted to create their own experience of the work. She recently moved back to Denver, where she teaches oil painting workshops and classes. Her work is in institutional and private collections all over the United States and Europe.
Visual Arts: Illustration, Painting
Aaron Pickens was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He attended Toledo School for the Arts between 2001 – 2007. In December of 2011, Aaron completed his BFA in Digital Arts at Bowling Green State University and completed his MFA at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015. After graduate school, Aaron worked as a studio assistant for a digital installation artist and taught art at Adrian College, in Adrian Michigan, and other regional institutions of higher education for four years. As of August 2019, Aaron lives in Kokomo, IN where he teaches in the New Media, Art, and Technology department at Indiana University, Kokomo as an Assistant Professor. Both his plein air paintings and toy still life paintings have been accepted into juried exhibitions throughout the United States.
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Illustration, Painting, Works on paper
“As long as I have the ability to see, I will be creating art. I begin each piece with a specific goal in mind. I may be as simple as documenting a moment in time or as complicated imitating a mood on a 2 dimensional surface. I won’t be content to continually create the same work and I won’t stop until the creative solution is found. Therefore, my work is never done. I am constantly trying to depict those things that are seen in order to excite a sense or stir up a memory.” Dianna Porter.
Nicole D. Powell
Visual Arts: Painting
I am a native of Indiana happly married with 4 children. I have always been passionate about the arts and appreciate art of all kinds.
Visual Arts: Painting
Hello! My name is Shannon and I am a painter recently graduated from Indiana University Bloomington’s BFA painting program and art history program. I recently moved to Indianapolis and am looking forward to becoming more involved in the local artist community. I am currently working out of a home studio and creating as much work as my full-time work schedule allows. Please feel free to reach out to me for any reason!
Visual Arts: Mixed Media
Enthusiastic about and participating in many Arts; painting, drawing, sculpting, photography, graphic arts, music (hand drumming) and dance.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Photography
Indianapolis based artist Omar Rashan’s range of work include traditional methods, mural work as well as graphic and product design utilizing imagination and cutting-edge digital graphic platforms. The abstract compositions that he so expertly produces in rich palettes of paint, ink, aerosol and mixed media create enigmatic statements which often incorporate symbols, highly rendered upon canvas or wood panel. These works are an exploration of textural abstraction, graphically striking images, linework and detailed emphasis which reveal to the onlooker layer upon layer of fresh color, form and depth resulting in a strong physical presence which the artist hopes offers the feeling of optimism, connection and an invaluable form of human expression.
Rashan’s figurative creations capture subjects in crisp representational or realist styles, evoking vulnerability and luminous, sincere clarity of immediate perception. In addition to creating fine art the enterprising thirty-eight year old artpreneur is a thriving illustrator who brings ideas to life for clients by creating finished drawings or paintings of a storyline or product. These combined efforts have brought his creations farther into the arts mainstream through participation in a number of juried exhibitions. His work has received noted awards and the prolific artist has pieces held in private collections.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Political Artist; Portrait
Designer, illustrator and artist. Owner of Rolling Rook Studio.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Artist in residence, Columbus IN
Former juried artist with the Hamilton County Artists’ Association and a former
member of Nickel Plate Arts
Bio: Gary is a retired Administrator living and working in Columbus Indiana. He is a Ball State University
Graduate with a Baccalaureate of Science (1979) and a Master of Arts (1980) in General and
Experimental Psychology with a minor in Art. Gary enjoyed a successful career in his field of study
and retired in 2008 to focus exclusively on new and better ways to utilize his artistic abilities,
including the use of different mediums and techniques. Currently he focuses on pastel,
pastel/chalk and pencil on various heavy surfaces.
Current and past exhibits:
Two exhibits themed “Light”, and “Beauty” with the Meridian Street Gallery, Indianapolis IN, (2015).
Past exhibits with the HCAA:
“The Naked Truth” at the Birdie Gallery. Exhibition piece “Iris” (2016).
“The Pursuit of Excellence” exhibit at the Birdie Gallery. (2016). Exhibition pieces “Ortus Veneris” and “Autumn Flight”. Awarded first prize for the work “Autumn Flight” .
Exhibited two pastels at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Carmel, IN , winning honorable mention for the landscape titled “Solo” (2017).
Exhibited with Nickel Plate Arts at the First Presbyterian Church, Noblesville under the theme “Christ In The Arts” with the pieces “Holy Family” and “Risen”, both pastel/chalk renderings (2017).
Scheduled themed exhibit “The Human Condition” with the RAPP Gallery at the Indiana Landmark Center, August 2017.
My approach to art:
I define my work as representational, depicting recognizable themes in a style of my choosing. I prefer to work with little reliance on external reference, instead offering my own interpretations. My work is eclectic which allows the exploration of varied genres using the mediums of pencil, chalk, pastel and oil.
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