Ethnic Art; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Photography
My life is a very diverse book of many pages. For this, we shall begin, when my Artistic Me, began.
In Dec of 2009 I became a victim of a violent crime. I had to undergo numerous surgeries, one of which was to save fingers on both hands. After months of therapy and searching for ways to get me to want to use my hands properly, I was given a camera. A light turned on in my soul. I started seeing and noticing things I never took the time to see before. Through all the hardships I have endured, the one blessing I hold onto is the chance to meet all the great and amazing clients, artists and supporters I have gotten to meet. Before, had I died, I would have been thought of as a good father, productive member of society and so on. Now, i get to help people leave their mark, their legacy, upon the World through my photography.
Learn more about my personal story here: https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/indianapolis-man-finds-healing-through-photography-after-traumatic-attack/531-f2f13cf0-a3f2-43c4-b46c-24f3c3d9bdff
Samantha Lyn Aasen
Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Crafts, Film, Graphic Arts, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
Samantha Lyn Aasen is an artist reacquainting herself to the Midwest. Born in Indianapolis, she spent several years in the Southwest before returning to her home to Indiana. Her work in heavily influenced on her experience in growing up a young girl in suburbia. She questions the transition between girlhood and womanhood. Often Aasen’s work is manifested in photographs, but has also included performances, installations, videos, and objects. Her inspiration comes from reality television, fashion dolls, blogs, and pop culture.
Samantha Lyn Aasen received her BFA in Photography from the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI and her MFA with an emphasis in Intermedia from Arizona State University. Her work has been exhibited across the United States in Maryland, Indiana, Arizona, Illinois, and recently internationally in London.
Amber Renee Amick
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting, Photography
Inspired by my childlike interests as well as experiences which happen in my life, I paint my imagination on the world around me.
When working with clients, I prefer to create their world in high quality — I don’t suggest anyone go with my brand when working on their own project, we will instead develop their brand and identity to better differentiate themselves in the vast marketplace of today.
Lynne Annette Anglin
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Works on paper
“I love color and to achieve brilliant color I prefer to use watercolor pencils and ink. I also like to work with pastels and gouache. My subject matter stems from a love of children’s books, cartoons and architecture.”
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Works on paper; Public Art
Don Artamas is a Contemporary Abstract Artist, with an international upbringing, he is currently based in Marion, Indiana, USA and his works has been exhibited in various museums and galleries in Asia and USA. A student of the arts at an early age, Don Artamas has been painting professionally since 90’s. He does not limit himself by a particular style . . . He is a versatile artist who is inventive, searching and daring. His works are interesting and enlightening characterized distinctively by spontaneity, impulse, depth, improvisation and chance. His abstract works are emotionally charged infused with mystery and tension, expressing a wide range of human desire and yearnings. The power and fascinating quality of Don Artamas’ works stem from the feeling that they strike deep into subconscious reserves of energy and imagination.
Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Works on paper
Drew Avery is an up and coming artist, currently working on an informatics degree while residing in the Saint Joseph neighborhood in downtown Indianapolis. Utilizing a decisively self-taught method of illustration, drawing upon architectural paradigms unique to the city and Mile Square heritage, Avery creates a very individual medium focused on the abstractions and splendor of our architectural heritage as citizens of Indianapolis and the World.
The aforementioned style exhibits highly patterned, meticulous ink work, epitomized in the Cityshapes series. These decisively analog methods of illustration are intentional given the highly digital context of our world. The goal being to simply steward and foster conversation about architectural heritage, the artist’s role in the community and increase public access to the greater conversation regarding land-use policy and urban planning.
Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Sculpture
Martine obtained a Bachelor in Architecture in Brussels. She studied Industrial Marketing and Emotional Intelligence. She is a creative thinker, she is fascinated by the brain and the infinite possibilities we do have to change & grow. She traveled on all continents & is advocate to cultural diversity. Martine has always been present in the artistic field, design, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography. Already in 2008, her skills were recognized in Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. Her career as architect & painter led her to work with the most prestigious businesses including bank branch & developers. For more than 20 years, she has also been involved in the racing industry. Martine is married since 30 years and has two children.
She uses the metal casting process, works with bronze aluminium and stainless. Her pieces are symbolic. I AM LOVE, I AM STRONG, I AM DREAMING, MEMORY, YES, WINDY CITY, RIVERWALK, ELEMENTS, MOTHER NATURE, CHAIN OF LOVE…are some of them.
The bold colors she uses bring you joy and high energy. Check her website www.MartineBachelart.com
And discover her pieces at KUABA GALLERY, downtown Indianapolis. The show ends June 29. 2019.
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!
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Graphic Arts; Portrait; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting
Tasha Beckwith is an Indianapolis-based visual artist. She studied painting and drawing at the Herron School of Art & Design, IUPUI, but honed her skills in graphic design and digital art on her own. Her portrait-based work combines expressionism, realism, and surrealism and she cites science fiction, fantasy, and Afrocentric themes as her inspirations. Recent work includes billboards encouraging participation in the 2020 census, participation in an artistic campaign encouraging people to #MaskUpIndy, and the neighborhood history mural inside the brand-new Martindale-Brightwood branch of the Indianapolis Public Library. Beckwith works in a variety of media including digital design, oil painting, and resin.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
Born and raised in Ohio, and the moving to Indiana when I just began high school, drawing has always been a passion of mine.
Katherine Musser Berry
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting
My name is Katherine Musser Berry, but my friends and family mostly all call me Kally. I have been sketching and messing with paints for as long as I can remember, but have been selling paintings and working with The Art Bank Gallery since the summer of 2009. I love to create. My paintings are almost always acrylic or oil on canvas, but occassionally I mess around with watercolors and mixed media.
I grew up in Fishers, started school at St. Mary of the Woods College, then moved downtown Indianapolis to attend school at IUPUI. I ended up graduating with a B.A. in Communication Studies, and a Minor in Psychology. My husband and I have renovated two houses on the Near-West side, and I really have a heart for the change and growth the Near-West side of Indianapolis is experiencing. Painting is a hobby for me, however, since I gave birth to my son, William, I have been able to devote a lot more time to painting.
Graphic Arts; Media; Multi Arts; Visual Arts: Architectural Illustration, Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Printmaking, Visual Arts Instructor, Works on paper
Mural and commission based painter
B.A. from Herron School of Art & Design
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
Bordner has been creating artwork for over twenty years. He specializes in airbrush, murals, family portraits and animation. His works in many different narrative styles, but often pursues Native American themes within his work.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Works on paper
I am a freelance artist living in Indianapolis my coloring book is now on sale on Amazon! Au Naturale!: An Adult Coloring Book https://www.amazon.com/www.etsy.com/shop/TyeeshaBradleyStudio?ref=s2-header-shopname
Graphic Arts; Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Radio/Television, Spoken Word, Storytelling, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, 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 five books of poetry — The Great American Scapegoat (2006), Little Glove in a Big Hand (2010), Hot Type Cold Read (2013), Homunculus (2019), and The History of Projectiles (2021) — 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.
Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Graphic Arts, New Media/Technology, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
Through capturing photographic imagery from personal sacred space, dreams and the natural world, I create my own language of metaphors and special symbolism. This is visual journaling of what’s important to me and my inner thoughts and ideas are made visible through my technique and my choice of subject matter. I believe we are formed by images and we need to develop a critical intake and understanding of what we are seeing.
There are reoccurring images throughout my work from spiritual pilgrimages, family, the natural
world and dreams that are important to me. I return often to placing a special black stone in my
work that represents me. This is an important touchstone of meditation and memory which
allows me to be placed in the spiritual spaces that I capture and compose. Light and shadow are
also a reoccurring symbolism representing spiritual and self-awareness. By encountering the
push and pull of both my light and my shadow, I expose myself to a source of life otherwise not
seen. For me, this is where divinity is found.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Painting
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.
Multi Arts; Performing Arts: Actor/Actress, Dance, Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Constructions/Collage, Functional and/or Decorative, Glasswork, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Jewelry, Media and Visual Communications, Mixed Media, Murals, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Performers and Writers, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textiles, Visual Arts Instructor
What is Quixotic Artistry? It is first and foremost, my brand. It’s whimsy, it’s being able to look failure directly in the eye, and say “f*&# off”, and turn it into success. It’s my past heartbreak, and my feelings of insecurity. Ironically, it is my suit of armour, and my confidence. It is Assemblage, fashion design, makeup artistry, and graphics. It is choreography, it is design. It’s perfect balance. It is the rebirth of my failed attempts at becoming a fashion designer, yet is the new life of a new approach. It is the phoenix, that is rising from the ashes of what I thought to be the end of a journey. Alas, my journey is not over. What is Quixotic | Artistry ? It is whatever that I want it to be, and will be everything that I quixotically dream it to be.
Literary Arts; Performing Arts: Music, Spoken Word, Theatre; Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, New Media/Technology, Painting, Performance Art, Photography, Sculpture, Works on paper
I create all of my work from an overwhelming desire to communicate that which transcends explanation. I wish to bring the raw forces of creation & beauty to the surface as a means to translate experiences & visions into sharable mediums. It is my belief that art has the ability to transform by resonating the fundamental energies deep within our beings. I believe art has the ability to unlock the potentials of our highest selves.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Printmaking, Works on paper
Blend Creative Minds was founded in 2016 by artists Rafael Caro and Erica Parker. The collective has grown to include other artists who bring their unique talent to the group.
We work collaboratively in large scale paintings, murals, and public art.
Aerosol and brush techniques.
Artist of Color; Black/African American; Ethnic Art; Multi Arts; Portrait
Phyllicia Carr is a multidisciplinary artist from Indianapolis, IN and is known for expressing herself through visual art, graphic design, and photography. Her colorful figurative portraits are inspired from vivid dreams, dialogue, research, and deep introspective revelation. Her work encompasses realism and surrealism mixed with abstract elements while highlighting her subjects with nature. Phyllicia uses her intuition as a guide to explore and communicate the importance of empowerment, love, beauty, vulnerability, and healing for the African American community.
She received her B.A. in Communication from North Carolina A&T State University. Her work has been featured in cities across the United States in Atlanta, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles. Her recent work was exhibited at Indy’s Meet The Artist, WACO Theater Center’s Wearable Art Gala founded by Richard Lawson & Tina Knowles Lawson, and was a top 4 finalist in the Finishline x Puma sponsored shoe design competition powered by Pattern Magazine and Martk’d.
Jerome W. Chambers
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Photography
Indianapolis based, Baltimore native, Jerome Webster Chambers is a gifted self-taught painter/photographer who creates art and photographs that please not only his psyche but also shares with family, friends and patrons, his perceptions of life and the abundant beauty that surrounds us all. Chambers favors subjects of haunting seascapes, serene images of landscapes and lasting impressions of figurative work in various media such as oil, pencil, chalk and the camera. Chambers also uses the forces of nature, earth, water, and the evolutionary journey of the mind, body, spirit and circumstances of mankind. Chambers explores aspects in a dialogue with nature and vision. He shows us subtle insights and constant reminders that we humans are not the omnipotent beings that we have come to believe that we are.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Murals, Works on paper
The artist, Stephen Chamblee, earned his PhD in Mathematics from IUPUI in 2012. His thesis, “The Dynamics of Twisted Tent Maps,” was a study of the math behind the fractal structures you see in many of the pictures found on my website. The contrast in colors at these fractal structures indicates that a small change can make a big difference.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Painting, Works on paper
I am an Indianapolis native. My mother was the Art Director for the Saturday Evening Post and being a single working parent, I spent lots of evenings and weekends at her work drawing on the walls (special paint and markers, no vandalism!). I attended Decatur TWP schools until we moved to Brownsburg in 1977, I graduated from BHS in 1983 and joined the Navy. I was attached to the U.S.S. Merimack and went on several cruises, Baltops85 was a North Atlantic/Baltic Sea operation, Port-of-calls in Iceland, Greenland, Scotland, Denmark, W. Germany, and England, this was the best of my cruises. After the Navy I worked several entry level jobs and applied to every Art related job that opened, to no avail. Then I met and married my wife in 1991, we have an 18 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. In 1993 we moved to Southern Indiana because I got a job as a Computer Graphics Designer for a small software company, wonderful job until the company closed 9 months later. I have been working in a variety of fields since, most recently a service technician for a sign company. I had a major accident in January of 2010 that completely changed my life. After 5 months horizontal and helpless, I was allowed to begin walking again and I began looking for work. In the middle of July my paintbox began to whisper to me and for a while I resisted the urge to get it out, then my wife’s job was cut. Both of us unemployed with 2 kids, car and house payments, etc.etc. My Paints were screaming at me now and I began to paint. I am painting to live and living to paint.
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography
Lacy Clagg is a varied artist from Indianapolis, Indiana. She has been a practicing professional artist since 2003. She loves to work with all types of media. From canvas works to digital, she loves exploring where her imagination takes her. Her kids inspire her the most and keep her very busy. She primarily focuses on what helps her to vent emotions, good or bad, and if someone else out there can relate, then it gives her more joy than you can imagine. She’s a down to earth person and loves to meet new people. She is currently licensed by a few large companies to produce figurines, hobby supplies, bath product labels, and more. Find her resume and links to her licensed products at www.lacyclagg.com
Graphic Arts; Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Works on paper
I am an outgoing, enthusiastic artist. I love people and portraits. I love willow charcoal, working on toned paper and often incorporate pastel. I have a background in culinary arts and also weld. I love any form of creating. I enjoy drawing and engraving, building and experimenting. At the end of the day I am best at portraits, and have over 9 years of experience drawing.
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.
Visual Arts: Crafts, Graphic Arts, Illustration, Murals, Painting, Sculpture, Visual Arts Instructor
My artwork is based on my experiences. I focus on acquiring techniques and the knowledge that comes from doing public art projects.
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.
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