Stephen Sherian Barnes
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Stephen & Sherian Barnes are a husband and wife creative duo, whose passion for painting and art spurned them to start iSM2 Custom Design. iSM2 stands for “In Stephen & Sherian’s Mind”. Stephen & Sherian (iSM2) have been painting since 2007 together in Indianapolis, Indiana. We have been featured artists for serveral shows including RAW: natural born artist, 2016 Meet The Artist, 12×12 Athenaeum ArtSpace, JUSWILL: B.Yound Music, and many other shows. Stephen & Sherian are also a part of an artist group of aspiring black Indianapolis innovators called “WE ARE”. Lastly, we (iSM2 Custom Design) provide the highest quality of services and many useful types of art mediums which include but not limited to garment printing (t-shirts, hats and shoes, computer graphics & logo designs, and canvas-signs/banners!
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Radio/Television, Theatre; Visual Arts: Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Mixed Media, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Visual Arts Instructor; Performance Art Instructor Improv
I am a Visual Artist as well as a Performance Artist. Visual media include Abstract on canvas, glass, wood, and others. I specialize in Paint Pouring Technique. I am an Instructor in the Pouring Technique. In Performance Arts, I am a professional actor, working in commercial and film, as well as live comedy, via Improv. I have performed Improv over 22 years in Indy, and am an available instructor.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Indianapolis, IN.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Painting
I have spent more than 25 years involved in fine and commercial arts as a Graphic Arts Professional, Art Teacher, Painter, Museum Volunteer, Art Festival Organizer and student of art.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Works on paper
I’m a poet, spoken word performer, live sound effects/foley artist, and event producer. I am treasurer of the Writers Guild at Bloomington and executive director of the Spoken Word Stage at the 4th Street Arts Festival. I have been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and I have been a regular reader for the programs Books Unbound on WFHB community radio and Anthology on WFIU public radio. I’ve published four books of poetry — The Great American Scapegoat (2006), Little Glove in a Big Hand (2010), Hot Type Cold Read (2013), and Homunculus (2019) — and I have work in the anthologies Writers Resist: Hoosier Writers Unite (2017), And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana (2011), and A Linen Weave of Bloomington Poets (2002). By day, I’m an ad hoc designer and composition coordinator at Indiana University Press.
As a sound effects/foley artist, I have taught, directed, and performed sound effects for the National Audio Theatre Festivals in Missouri since 2001, and I’ve performed and written for WFHB’s Firehouse Follies live variety show in Bloomington since 2008. In 1994, I made Hayward Sanitarium, a horror thriller audio series I directed and produced for NPR Playhouse. Since then I’ve taught at Indiana University, Michigan University, and Kansas City Art Institute, and have performed with the Knoxville Opera, Otherworld Media, Mind’s Ear Audio Productions, and many others, from studio work to costumed live theatre.
Over the years, I have produced or co-produced and collaborated on dozens of live performances and events in Bloomington, Indianapolis, and around the country, including Va-Va-Va Vaudeville!, WFHB Firehouse Follies live variety show, Krampus Night Bloomington, and The Encyclopedia Show-Indianapolis.
I also collaborate and play live sound effects with various musicians in the Urban Deer Record Co. collective in Bloomington.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting
Broyer’s art career began in a formalized elementary education art program in Evansville, IN. In addition, throughout her early learning and primary education, Marie was offered participation in specialty art programs within the public-school systems and the local community. Nearing the end of high school, she chose to finish her curriculum at the inaugural charter “Signature School.”
Furthermore, with the availability of this new artistic program, she focused her studies on contemporary art and editorial content. Most of all, Broyer won numerous awards for editorial illustration and content. In addition, was granted the opportunity as a high school student to participate in the juried Oakland City College (now Oakland City University) Art Exhibit. Thus, she participated in her first exhibit and at the age of seventeen and awarded a college level honorable mention.
During this time, The University of Southern Indiana (USI) School of Liberal Arts Board of Directors selected (Stonestreet) Broyer as a recipient for a full liberal arts scholarship. While at USI, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts majoring in Advertising and Public Relations and focused on fine arts and marketing. Then, she studied under the artist in residence, Ms. Judy Chicago, in New Harmony, IN and traveled the country. Primarily, she studied the artists of the modern and impressionistic movement.
Most of all, Broyer found herself inspired by the Impressionist and Fauvist movements. “In essence the movement is a realist perspective through the eyes of the artist, not a photograph.” Furthermore, she seized those concepts and built her own style through creating layers of texture, line and color.
Now, she applies her formal training through working in commercial art, digital marketing communications and as an educator teaching adult and youth art classes in her country-side studio. In addition, she continues to learn and expand her knowledge base to further enhance the artist community.
In conclusion, Marie currently resides in Central Indiana working in the fine art and the marketing communications industry. For over two decades, she continues to grow as a professional fine artist and individual. Broyer’s representation spans regional museums, private shows, public exhibitions and juried fairs. Contributing the donation of time and art to public service initiatives, she adds her flair of unique business initiatives and an artistic perspective to the local community.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Film, Mixed Media, Textiles
Marita Chustak is an artist from Mishawaka, Indiana. She is currently earning her Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Integrated Studio Practice from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis. She works with both traditional and modern techniques, and explores many mediums including metal, printmaking, ceramics, and photography. Chustak’s work grapples with the realities of life by connecting her own experiences with the broader cosmic experience, reaching toward the essential truths of our universe.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
After being told for years that pursuing art wasn’t a viable source of income or success, I was finally able to abandon the discouraging notion that what I truly loved doing was insignificant. Perhaps I’m a bit late to the game of exhibiting my work…or maybe I needed to wait until now. Either way, it’s my time to take a risk and really start focusing on that which fills me with joy.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Spoken Word; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
2D/3D artist with Photoshop, Illustrator, Snapseed, Quark, and teaching experience.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, New Media/Technology; Digital Fine Art Typography
Starting a career in fine arts after a successful graphic design career.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Illustration, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography
I’m an artist currently attending an undergraduate Media Arts and Science 3D program at IUPUI’s SOIC.
Julie Davis Veach
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
I am an abstract expressionist artist. I primarily use water-based media because of the versatility and freedom they provide. I explore art’s healing potential. I choose to express states of being that inspire self-reflection, joy, healing, gratitude, and connection. I decided to become a full-time artist in 2019 but I’ve been creative for much of my life. Some of the great artists of our past including Claude Monet, Joan Mitchell, Frida Khalo, and Gustav Klimt are inspirations for my process. In every painting, my objective is to use color as a tool for self-evaluation and healing. I want my work to be both confronting and comforting.
I am inspired by nature, and the ability it has to heal and connect us all. With the information age upon us, at times, there is an imbalance ofs hyper-connectivity and yet loneliness all at once. We can always return back to art, however, for solace and reflection. Art for me is a reminder of my humanity, my connection to all that is, and my power to choose how I want to feel and how I want to create my life. No matter how busy and chaotic life around me may feel, my mental health requires me to stop what I’m doing and enjoy making art on a regular basis. I want people to feel that soul connection when they look at my work. I want them to feel the promise of a brighter future. we can make a positive difference in our world- for ourselves and each other. This is why I paint and this is why I am an artist today.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture
Colleen Deignan is an illustrator and sculptor studying at Herron School of Art for her B.F.A, majoring in Drawing and Illustration with a minor in Art History. Deignan’s work focuses on narrative illustration using paint and sculpture to bring characters to life. Through Herron she has been commissioned for the Retiree Project which involved creating artwork for the over seventy retirees that year. She was also shown in the 2016 and 2018 Herron Undergraduate show and Inspiring Prometheus in the Basile Gallery at Herron Galleries. In the community, Deignan’s work has been exhibited in juried shows such as the Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Project and Indianapolis Art Center’s College Invitational.
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress; Visual Arts: Film, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performers and Writers, Photography, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Inspiration is the guiding light for Molly Anne Dykstra. Her intuition guides her use of materials and themes to create art which is both elegant and spontaneous. Her work is intensely personal, inviting the viewer to consider alternative ways to perceive the mundane. Adept at mediums from rock sculpture to fiber art and traditional oil painting, she chooses different paths to express her take on often inexplicable themes.
Ms. Dykstra is a self-employed, Indiana based artist. Among her awards are the Elle Siskind Award for Drawing and Best in Pastel (2016) at the Indianapolis Art Center and Best in Show (2017), First Place (2018), Third Place (2017) and Awards of Merit (2017, 2016), at the Annual Juried Show at Ivy Tech Community College, Honorable Mention, Professional Category in Embellished Fabrics (2017) and Sculpture (2016) at the Indiana State Fair. She has worked on several public art installations, including four murals funded by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (2017-2013), the Seeds of Light installation with Arlon Bayliss (2016), A Piece of Our Heart at Community North Hospital (2017) and the Shelters and Abodes installation at Ivy Tech Community College (2015). She is also a teaching artist, offering classes and workshops through the Garfield Park Arts Center.
Her exhibitions include her solo show, Meanderings, at the Garfield Park Arts Center (2017) and group show, Catalyst, at the Gallery at the Julian M. Carson Learning Resource Center. Ms. Dykstra’s other work includes illustrating the children’s book, All About Benjamin Franklin, for Cardinal Publishers Group and Blue River Press in 2016. She also has multiple IMDb credits for her work on Star Trek Continues, a web-based series, which included work in the swing gang, art department and as an extra. Her other IMDb credits include graphic design and concept for Leaves of Eden (2015), and work as an extra for The Life and Death of Sir Elizabeth (2013).
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Ceramics, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Photography, Sculpture
Cindi Elkins holds an AAS degree in Visual Communications/Multimedia Applications from
Ivy Tech Community College and BFA degree from Indiana University, Herron School of Art
and Design, with a focus on Ceramics and Psychology. During her academic career Ms.
Elkins was a Nina Mason Pulliam Scholar, Interned in the Marketing Department of Ivy
Tech Community College, and received a grant to develop her concept of Planar Planks, a
new art medium to be administered in Art Therapy, from Indiana University, Purdue
University Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program.
As an artist, Ms. Elkins has been exhibited in various mediums; work in Digital Imaging at
the Commons Gallery and the Stutz Gallery, work in Ceramics receiving honorable mention,
at the Herron Galleries, Indy Clay Co-Op and The Reflected Light Exhibition, and Illustrative work displayed in a
group exhibition at the Harrison Art Center.
Currently Ms. Elkins primary focus is ceramics figurative sculpture. The medium she
predominantly works is porcelain‐utilizing hand building techniques, such as pinch pot,
coil and slab building. As a part of her objective she desires her entire process of sculpture
to be done without using armatures to create her pieces. Conceptually the themes of her
series deal heavily in expressionism, surrealism, and abstract thinking, derived from her
psychology background. The idea to “connect the dots” to what appears to be random
challenges her audience to consider why and how does this relate.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Photography
Charlotte Ewing started drawing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She would draw on any scrap piece of paper, book, or surface she could get her hands on turning everything into a work of art.
While in high school she was chosen to paint murals for a local hospital and that is where her love of painting began. After graduating she started painting murals professionally for local homes and businesses. Gradually through the years she started creating work for local designers putting her unique murals and canvas artwork in homes.
Currently she works as a professional designer and artist utilizing her creativity in a variety of ways for clients.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Murals, Painting, Printmaking
Flatland Kitchen is Eric & Rebekah Nolan. We are an Indianapolis based studio focusing on branding, illustration & spatial design. We work very closely with our clients to get to know them and through an engaged process we are able to visually represent the brand of the company. An ideal project is one where we are working directly with passionate business owners to develop the branding and identity, where many of our broad skills can be utilized. We love creating logos, but we also love developing interior graphic concepts and seeing them through. We’ve branded world-class chefs’ restaurants and we’ve made public art for neighborhood-changing entrepreneurs. We’ve worked directly with amazing production bakeries and local non-profits. We’ve created designs for local farmers’ markets & musicians from all over America. We have a passion for art & design and we love to work with clients that have a passion for their business.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Murals
Andy is an artist, designer and musician. He specializes in collaborative design, frequently synthesizing diverse opinions from numerous stakeholders into singular, coherent outcomes. In addition to his work as creative director at Big Car, he has maintained his own design practice for over 15 years. He has a BFA in painting and a BA in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Illustration, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Brittany Fukushima was born in Oceanside, California in 1995. They began their undergraduate career at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus in animation. After two years, they moved back to Indianapolis to complete their BFA at Herron School of Art and Design in integrative studio practice with a focus in printmaking. Fukushima has exhibited in both Chicago and Indianapolis. They live and work in downtown Indianapolis.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology
ArtByAI Uses Artificial Intelligence Software to Create Unique Digital Art.
The creator of ArtByAI, Jeb Gaither, lives in Carmel, Indiana and started working with artificial intelligence and computers in the 1960’s. He has a PhD in engineering and has worked with and led a number of technology companies.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Painting
I am a retired gentleman who has always been artistic and creative, but in the past 2-3 years, I have developed a technique to create unique works of art on glass that has been well received at art fairs and through various open houses, resulting in purchases and enthusiastic patrons. I am seeking to expand my exposure.
I am not savvy with technology, so I rely on a friend for email communications, Facebook posts, etc. Her name is Marcia Wirt, and she will be happy to assist with communications. I am also deaf, which makes phone conversations difficult.
Note: My address is in Camby, IN 46113 which could not be populated in the address field.
Graphic Arts; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Textiles, Works on paper
Mary Gillot is a writer, artist, and illustrator living in Indianapolis. She has also lived in San Diego, Nashville, and Portland, and is originally from Washington, DC. Growing up with parents who were passionate about art, and traveling throughout the United States and Mexico have uniquely colored her creative vision.
She received her Associate of Arts from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Illustration from the Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University. Her work has appeared in Genesis Magazine, Tributaries Magazine, The Tipton Poetry Journal, and Prick of the Spindle, in addition to books from Crown Publishing Group, Wiley Publishing, Compass Learning, and many others. She is the author and illustrator of two children’s books available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She will finish a third book this year.
Graphic Arts; Media; Performing Arts: Dance; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
I am an artist and an illustrator who is currently a junior at Indiana University – Bloomington. I work with traditional mediums like pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic paint and colored pencil as a medium. I’ve worked as a freelancer in creating design templates for customers and helping them market their business to their clients and customers.
I love playing ping pong, or learning new dance moves when I am not drawing or find ways to do photograph to inspire my creative side.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications
Andrea is an illustrator, researcher, thinker, educator and designer in Indianapolis. Residing in the Indianapolis area, she graduated from Herron School of Art + Design with a BFA in Visual Communication Design in 2011. She has a passion for the arts and her community and is always eager to find a way to combine the two.
+ Taught Visual Communication Design 01 + 02 at Herron School of Art + Design
+ Works as a Graphic Designer at RATIO Architects, Inc.
+ Currently taking on freelance work.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Photography; Digital Art
After spending many years on the printing business, I have retired, and for the past 20 years have been working on Photography as a “digital bridge” to the Classic Arts such as Oil and Watercolor. I am constantly learning different techniques of using the digital programs that I have found work for this transition.
It begins with my original photography, paying close attention to subject matter, colors and framing. As a Photographer, my work has been labeled “Social Realism” or “Street Photography” At the same time I am always looking for the next great painting in my images. I look for the story and situations that most people miss in their daily walk through life. I believe that “color excites the mind….Black and white tell the story.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
My personal life experiences inform a great deal of the content and concepts of my art. The
human experience has always fascinated me – whether these experiences are had within the
context of our natural environment, the landscape of our internal minds, or within the
context of other humans. Who and what humanity is and how we as humans identify
ourselves is also a question that many of my works address. I also explore the many ups and
downs that are experienced in the physical, mental, and spiritual realms as creatures living
and present within the world.
Much of the imagery I use has focused on the human figure due to reflecting on the
concepts of the human identity and what it means to be human. This ideology evolves into
questioning individual identity as it pertains to the self and how the self is expressed within
society and culture. The imposed identities that are experienced on an individual level as
well as the compulsory identities that individuals may be given by society are reflected and
explored within my work. As a gay man growing up in conservative areas, I have known this
type of experience first-hand and seek to identify and expose the various identities I see
given to individuals through my work.
Although some of my pieces explore the darker side of the human experience, I also believe
that this experience is one of wonder and whimsy often fraught with confusion and
misunderstanding. Having worked in the communications industry in customer service for
the last thirteen years, often times my pieces illustrate a misunderstanding or
miscommunication that might be experienced when communicating an idea from one mind
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration
Hey I’m Paul. I am a movie buff and digital junkie addicted to Art. My love of sketching started in elementary school. A turn of events reconnected me and my love and I have been making art every since. I am self taught, but currently enrolled in visual communications at Ivy Tech Community College. My imagination is out of control as you may notice in some of my work. I practice a lot of comic art illustration, and graphic design. I would love to work with you on your projects so shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and lets get to work.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Paul Johnson is a graduate of the Herron School of Art and Design located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a printmaking major specializing in lithography with a minor in art history. His work includes both prints as well as paintings focusing on process, color, and the human figure. Paul has exhibited his work in a number of juried exhibitions including the Indianapolis Arts Center student show, where he received best of printmaking 2015, and The Water Show at Gallery 924. Most recently Paul and a group of his peers held their climatic thesis exhibition “KLPT” at the Circle South Gallery in Fountain Square, welcoming the public in to view their newest creations.
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Functional and/or Decorative, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Larissa Kinney is a Indianapolis based artist who focuses on landscapes and ethereal figures.
Graphic Arts; Media; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Michael has been actively involved professionally in the arts for 23 years and has a genuine, long-standing record of utilizing an interdisciplinary and socially responsive approach. His artwork resides in permanent collections in the US, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
He is currently an Assistant Professor of New Media at Indiana University
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