AWARD-WINNING INDIANA ARTISTS

MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER

IN/A Member Artists and Patrons,

It is an honor to serve as 2017-19 President of IN/A. Over the last three years, I have had the pleasure of getting to know many of our members and working with this fantastic board of hard working directors. As we celebrate our centennial year, I am mindful of IN/A’s legacy and the many talented leaders from our past. Traveling in the footsteps of such masters as Otto Stark, Carl Graf, Frederick Polley and Garo Antreasian is an awesome responsibility that I do not take lightly. I would especially like to thank 2015-17 President April Willy for being the best mentor anyone could have. I was fortunate to witness her tireless dedication to the many details of this organization. I also thank IN/A member artists and others for the monetary donations and volunteer contributions of labor and time that were made this year. They are deeply appreciated.

For those that do not know me, I am a 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington.  My degree is in Art Education. Over the years, I taught both elementary and high school art within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Monroe-Gregg Schools, and MSD Wayne Township on Indy’s Westside. I have a diverse art background, having experimented with many different 2d and 3d mediums including graphic design, photography, metal-smithing, ceramics, painting, and drawing. For the last nine years, I have concentrated on intaglio and relief block printmaking and have won both regional and national awards. I am a juried member of the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA), American Color Print Society (ACPS), and 67th Street Printmakers (Indianapolis). I have been a member of IN/A since 2014 and the IN/A Member Exhibition Chair since 2015. I currently maintain a printmaking studio and teach adult printmaking classes at Sugar Creek Art Center~ Thorntown, Indiana. Please introduce yourself at any of our upcoming exhibits! Those that know me realize very quickly that I love to “talk art”!

James W. Hubbard, 2017-2019 IN/A President

http://www.jhubbardprints.net

INDIANA ARTISTS CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION:

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS

The IN/A board has some new surprises for members and the public this year. We were approached by the Fishers Arts Council to exhibit works at Fishers City Hall from Friday, May 12th through Wednesday, June 28th. Forty-seven of our members took advantage of this free opportunity.  Fishers City Hall hours are Monday- Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and Saturday 8:30 am to noon.

The IN/A board has also initiated “IN/A Board Centennial Exhibition”. Opening night will be Saturday, June 10th at French Bleu Gallery in Carmel’s Arts & Design District. This show will run through Saturday, July 1. French Bleu Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm.

Board members are busy working on our “2017 INA Member Exhibition and Centennial Celebration” to be held from Sunday, November 5th through Sunday, December 17th at the Brown County Gallery, Nashville. More details will be posted throughout the summer and autumn.

IN/A ART SALES DURING THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBIT

Indiana Artists has the opportunity to greet the public on Saturday mornings from 8:30-12 noon at Fishers City Hall, Centennial Exhibit, during the Farmers Market throughout the growing season. If you are interested in acting as a greeter, please message, email or text me (James Hubbard). All art sales must go through Rachael O’Dell of Fishers Arts Council.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE NEW MEMBERS JURIED IN THIS SPRING!

Bartosz Pietrzak; Photographer; Born: Jarocin, Poland (lives in Indy); Website: BartoszPietrzak.com
Cindy Wingo; Painter (oil); Carmel, IN; Website: wingoart.com

Nancy Shake; Watercolor; Greenwood, IN; Website: None

Abby Laux; Painter (oil); Celestine, IN; Website: abbylaux.com

STAY TUNED!

President James Hubbard just came away from an interview with PBS~ WFYI radio (Indianapolis) regarding IN/A’s spring & summer art exhibitions. It will be broadcast Saturday May 27th from 7-8 am and Thursday, June 1st from 8-9 pm on “Art of the Matter”. As IN/A ‘s new president, he will be promoting our artists members throughout his 2017-2019 tenure.

IN/A FACEBOOK PAGES

Don’t forget to post and share your artwork, accomplishments and artistic opportunities on the IN/A Facebook page and group. If you do not have a Facebook account it is worth it to create one. It is a great way to network  and see what other members are up to without leaving your house.  IN/A FACEBOOK PAGE

IN/A FACEBOOK GROUP

SPRING EXHIBIT AT THE IMA

Remember that Sunday, June 11th, 3 pm-4 pm will be the artwork pick up day.

IMAGES FOR THE IN/A WEBSITE

If you do not have an image of your artwork next to your name on the website, please email one to: newsiac1917@gmail.com   You do not need to re-size it.

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