100th Running

Tasha Beckwith

Tasha Beckwith

Courtland Blade

Courtland Blade

The downtown Indianapolis skyline in this serene landscape is viewed from the Ivy Tech campus, looking across Fall Creek towards the city.
Pamela Bliss

Pamela Bliss

Chris Bowman

Chris Bowman

Materials for this work are salvaged from century-old homes in Indianapolis. The center section is lathe work and the shelves and trim are salvaged oak flooring.  There are 40 lathe-turned oil cans, representing the forty cars in the first Indianapolis 500. The letters and the oil cans have been layered in different colors of milk paint and lightly rubbed through.
Todd Bracik

Todd Bracik

Derrick Carter

Derrick Carter

Shawn Causey

Shawn Causey

René Crigler

René Crigler

Gary Dausch

Gary Dausch

Graphically presenting the message “welcome race fans” in the context of the Indianapolis 500 called for a blend of the statement’s comfort and warmth with the power and speed of race action. The resulting image depicts a high-speed environment with strong color on the text and the car leaping ahead with great energy and power.
Hector Del Campo

Hector Del Campo

Hector’s inspiration for this piece was derived from past Indianapolis 500 posters. “The more I looked at the posters, the more I saw similarities to my own work as a painter.” The movement of colors across the work felt represent the speed of the cars in the race. Del Campo aimed to represent classic or retro aspects of past posters while bringing a modern touch to the work.
D. DelReverda-Jennings

D. DelReverda-Jennings

Michael Helsley

Michael Helsley

Mr. Helsley’s piece relates to his current body of work that explores the choices we make surrounding comfort, sometimes using images of food, like the ice cream sundae seen in this piece, to evoke feelings of comfort, warmth, and reassurance. This notion is amplified in the repetition of the ice cream sundaes, as well as the phrase “Welcome Race Fans.”
Sean Hottois

Sean Hottois

Mr. Hottois’ work incorporates typography, 2D design, 3D modeling, and 3D printed objects to create an experience for the viewer. This high relief wall hanging uses his personally designed typeface Shottois Neue Demi-Pro Cursiva. Intended only for the 3rd dimension, these letters, Speedway track surface, & tiny pagoda are printed using a biodegradable thermoplastic polyester. This thermoplastic is derived from corn (corn starch) that was grown in Indiana. Other materials include acrylic, mica, and medium density fiber board.
Kristy Hughes

Kristy Hughes

Hughes’ current body of work is about following curiosities, discovering the potential in limited materials, and bringing to the surface the underlying systems that organize and inform chaos. She starts each piece by laying down one simple mark, gesture, or color on paper. She adds and takes away, organizes and structures the composition that started from a simple, intuitive mark. She “fixes” the mess, and the composition is finished when the work lies somewhere between chaos and control. 
Anna Kaehr

Anna Kaehr

James Kelly

James Kelly

Mr. Kelly’s was inspired by the work of the Italian Futurists from the early 20th century whose work often dealt with speed and technology. The car design is based on the Novi style cars from the 1930s. Originally, the palette was to remain monochromatic to reflect the history of racing. He began by painting the canvas red, which is a technique he often uses to make the image “pop.” As the painting progressed, the red under-painting was “begging to be part of the finished piece,” so he kept some red, which added a vibrant and sporty accent.
Kris Komakech

Kris Komakech

This imagery celebrates and reflects the different metals that are used in racing: for trophies, engines, grandstands, etc. The work focuses on the symmetry between historic and new in motorsports and the transition from the early, boxy vehicle shapes to more free-flowing, aerodynamic ones.
Carl Leck

Carl Leck

Utilizing a combination of directional and spiral-wire brush marks, this artwork, painted on aluminum, refracts light and “shifts” as the viewers’ position changes. Use of linear perspective and a brushed aluminum backdrop reinforces the concept of speed and movement with this piece. It offers a brief glimpse of a screaming Indy car as it passes the famous IMS Pagoda and blazes past us, on it’s way into Turn 1.
Laura Levine

Laura Levine

Michal Lile

Michal Lile

Wings… continues the artist’s focus on processes that emphasize color, composition, and surface as a reflection on love, balance as a foundation of life, and entropy as a form of beauty.  Color choices the artist made here are inspired by the 100th Running logo.  Wings… exists in a larger and ever-varying form with six additional two foot square panels he created at the same time. The panels and some of their possible configurations can be seen on social media or on Mr. Lile’s website.
David Lord

David Lord

The image of an early Gasoline Alley garage with a Indy roadster inside was an opportunity to attempt to depict the future and excitement of an indy car 100 years from now. Above the historic roadster is a blueprint of what a future design might look like. If the speed of growth in the sport increases as it has historically, it fits that what we’ll see is beyond our comprehension.
Nicole Meisberger

Nicole Meisberger

This 1926 Stutz Vertical Eight AA sits in the hallway of the Stutz Building, which holds several artists studios. In 1905, Harry C. Stutz unveiled his new vehicle, the “Stutz” into the Indianapolis 500 finishing eleventh after 442 minutes. The car was then advertised as “The Car That Made Good in a Day.” Harry’s vision for the Stutz Motorcar Company was to produce his dream, a production version of his Indianapolis racecar.
Jamie Pawlus

Jamie Pawlus

This hand painted sign is a tribute to the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 with its bold yet nostalgic design that incorporates vintage style type and the traditional black and white checkered flag pattern. The text “Woo Hoo!” expresses the great enthusiasm of race fans past and present. 
Orlando Peláez

Orlando Peláez

This artwork represents the iconic black and white checkered flag fused with the international diversity of cultures and talent added in recent years at the Indianapolis 500 race. It represents the many drivers from the Americas, well known for their bravery and dedication, and the great legacies of their native ancestors.
Kyle Ragsdale

Kyle Ragsdale

I imagine that through the previous Indianapolis 500s, there have always been parties and new clothes and fashionable people wanting to look their best. I drew inspiration from a photograph from 1915 of women with new hats as source material. The background is reminiscent of Tiffany blue to celebrate the elegance and opulence that have always gone with fast cars. “Indiana in May is a festive time and I wanted to celebrate in a beautiful way.”
Gautam Rao

Gautam Rao

Vrooom! For me, being an artist is about making a career and a life. Finding a balance between the two can be a challenge. My project features original lettering and a typographic sculpture. And who better to welcome race fans than my twins, born in Indianapolis, little Hoosiers who we will be one in May. This photograph represents my artistic life in its entirety– my twins, and my art. Welcome Race Fans!
William Denton Ray

William Denton Ray

In preparing for the this piece, the artist created several concept drawings based solely on the the letters. He wanted to use the letters as the main focus, but abstract the letters as parts to a larger colorful work of art. The colors throughout the piece are representative of the vibrancy and energy of May in Indy. Small design elements within the composition like the smaller triangles act as colorful confetti that flow throughout the piece.
Amy Rheinhardt

Amy Rheinhardt

As a mother of 3 young daughters, the inspiration for this painting came readily. “Dress up is a very popular pastime at our house, and the ensembles are elaborate and often incongruous. For this painting, I gave them a toy racing helmet, and simply recorded the results: fairy princess race car driver.” The sequined lettering completes the effect.
Gary Schmitt

Gary Schmitt

Gary’s artwork was made by hand felting loose wool fiber onto densified polyester. WELCOMERACEFANS was inspired by my interest in words that run together and my love of patterns, combined with my on-going interest in car racing. The red car form was loosely based on the shape of the Stutz Black Hawk Special land speed record car from 1928, designed in Indianapolis and tested at IMS by Frank Lockhart, winner of the 1926 Indy 500. The red, amber, and green colors near the top, represent the three primary control lights used by the officials for racing.
Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

This work is a calculated, modern interpretation of traditional still life that incorporates elements of graphic design and abstract expressionism, yet works on a level in which seeks to blend dimensionality on a micro and macro level. Showing the grandeur and consequence of small details – tire tracks surrounded by the now visible molecular structures of rubber and fuel on the canvas render meaning to detailed molecular formulas. All of these elements inform the delineation of space within the painting and contribute to more greatly define meaning.
Amy Ward

Amy Ward

Amy’s work has been described as controlled chaos and the Red Racer is no exception. The velocity depicted on the canvas erupting through each color pattern creates an abstract and indefinite visual that only if your eyes are moving at the speed of light can you truly determine what you’re seeing.
Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson

Lauren Zoll

Lauren Zoll

A New Track Record is part of a larger body of work that is inspired by the black and white checkered flag. While the flag is an international symbol of racing, in Indianapolis the flag sends a much broader signal; the arrival of a new season, tourists, parades, fashion, soaring jets, and thus becomes a more abstract symbol within our city. This became a springboard for a series of black and white abstract drawings that are in the permanent public collection at The Alexander in Indianapolis and recently published in New American Paintings, Midwest Edition 2015.
  • Tasha Beckwith
  • Courtland Blade
  • Pamela Bliss
  • Chris Bowman
  • Todd Bracik
  • Derrick Carter
  • Shawn Causey
  • René Crigler
  • Gary Dausch
  • Hector Del Campo
  • D. DelReverda-Jennings
  • Michael Helsley
  • Sean Hottois
  • Kristy Hughes
  • Anna Kaehr
  • James Kelly
  • Kris Komakech
  • Carl Leck
  • Laura Levine
  • Michal Lile
  • David Lord
  • Nicole Meisberger
  • Jamie Pawlus
  • Orlando Peláez
  • Kyle Ragsdale
  • Gautam Rao
  • William Denton Ray
  • Amy Rheinhardt
  • Gary Schmitt
  • Taylor Smith
  • Amy Ward
  • Kevin Wilson
  • Lauren Zoll
  • Tasha Beckwith

    Tasha Beckwith

    Beckwith's current works are multi-media, vibrant representations of African Americans. These works oscillate between expressionistic realism, and innovative incursions into surrealism. Her digital creations incorporate a multitude of conceptual originalities, melding imagination with technology to create maximum impact.

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  • Courtland Blade

    Courtland Blade

    Indianapolis oil painter Courtland Blade received his MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in affiliation with Tufts University in 2011. His works have been shown locally, nationally, and internationally and are in various public and private collections.

    Blade's recent work deals with spaces within benign areas and places of transience around Indianapolis. This series of paintings captures specific moments of isolation within various public spaces around Indianapolis.

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  • Chris Bowman

    Chris Bowman

    Chris Bowman is an artist working in Indianapolis, Indiana. In his studio, he creates painted furniture and sculptural objects from salvaged material.

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  • Todd Bracik

    Todd Bracik

    As a child, Todd Bracik was constantly taking apart anything and everything he could get his hands on. Whether it was toy cars or his father's model train set, he wanted to know how everything worked and to explore all of the unique shapes and forms and how they all came together to serve a greater purpose.

    Now Bracik collects found objects, such as discarded auto and machine parts and enjoys connecting with each piece and the stories behind them while creating whimsically architectural artworks in his Indianapolis studio.

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  • Derrick Carter

    Kris Komakeck

    Derrick Carter, born and raised in Indianapolis, is a contemporary visual artist, specializing in mixed media painting. Through an emotional, expressive process, he uses sand and acrylics to communicate his beliefs and understandings on life's contrast between the world and himself. Sand has become his primary medium in defining the meaning of difference.

    Derrick attended the Art Institute of Indianapolis, graduating with a BA in Graphic Design. Derrick has exhibited his artwork in group exhibitions such a Flava Fresh!, Meet the Artist, and Art and Soul.

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  • Shawn Causey

    Shawn Causey

    A native of Indianapolis, Shawn Causey grew up on the city's north side. She received degrees in art and music from Herron School of Art and Design and Butler University respectively. Her work ranges from paintings and collage to large-scale installations and public art. Her favorite Indy 500 memories are of listening to the race on the radio with her grandmother.

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  • René Crigler

    René Crigler

    René Crigler, a native of Columbus, Indiana, is a contemporary artist whose motorsport and floral works focus using on materials and processes used in the production of Indy cars (namely carbon fiber, automotive paint masks and an automotive clear-coat finish). Crigler studied both Fine Arts and Computer Science at Indiana University from 1978-1983. She had a career in technology working for both arts and motorsports organizations. After a 3-year project developing race strategy software for Players-Forsythe Racing in Indianapolis that culminated in the 2003 Champ Car Championship, she moved to Asheville, NC to immerse herself in the artist community there to work on her art full-time and find her creative vision. Crigler is now back home again in Indiana and has studio space at the Stutz Arts and Business center downtown.

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  • Gary Dausch

    Gary Dausch

    Gary Dausch studied art through college, but always had one eye on racing cars. After building a solid career in international marketing, he worked for 13 years in the world of professional racing. Now semi-retired, he has brought the worlds of racing and art together, truly enjoying his passion and sharing it with others.

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  • Hector Del Campo

    Hector Del Campo

    A Tampa, Florida native, Hector Del Campo received his MFA in 2004 from the University of South Florida and BFA from the Herron School of Art & Design in Indiana.  A first generation Cuban-American, Hector has exhibited extensively and taught across the country and is currently a faculty member Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • D. DelReverda-Jennings

    D. Delreverda-Jennings

    DelReverda-Jennings, an Indianapolis based, primarily self-taught, interdisciplinary artist, utilizes a wide variety of traditional media as well as unconventional materials to create a wide variety of works that celebrate women by depicting females who are in a state of self-discovery, mystery, empowerment and affirmation, while exploring the complexities of biracial/multi-ethnic cultural identity.

    Her award-winning signature sculptural work is organic and extremely detailed, resulting in pieces evocative of ancient entities. DelReverda-Jennings, is also the Founder/Independent Curator of the Indianapolis based, annual FLAVA FRESH ! juried exhibition series of contemporary art, which celebrates its seventeenth anniversary in 2016.

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  • Michael Helsley

    Michael Helsley

    Michael Helsley completed his undergraduate studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He was involved in “alternative exhibitions” in NYC in the 80’s & early 90’s. In the early 90’s he moved to Indianapolis and began exploring “printed media,” such as post cards.

    In 2008, his beloved spouse of 27 years passed away. He began to make a concerted effort to focus more intently on his art after his new partner encouraged him to return to school to earn his MFA and engage with a community of artists.

    In recent years, He has had a solo show at Gallery 924, and has been involved in many group shows in Indianapolis, as well as nationally and internationally. You can currently see his work, titled Menu, as a billboard as part of the Arts Council'’'s High Art Program around the Indianapolis area.

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  • Sean Hottois

    Sean Hottois

    After graduating with an M.F.A. from Fort Hays State University in 2005, Sean Hottois continued his professional design career in the Louisville, Kentucky area. While doing so, he sought and received offers for college level teaching positions. With a careful review of the welcome offers, Sean chose to accept a full time faculty position with the Department of Art & Design at Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates. He fulfilled his role as Assistant Professor of Graphic Design while helping to expand the curriculum of the Art & Design department there.

    Currently Sean is a new media artist and engaged in his appointment as Assistant Professor of Integrated New Media Studies at Indiana University South Bend in South Bend, Indiana.

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  • Kristy Hughes

    Kristy Hughes

    Kristy Hughes is an artist and printmaker working in Indianapolis, IN. She received her MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University in 2015. During her final year of graduate school she was awarded the Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship and taught at Butler University during the 2014-2015 academic year. Hughes has exhibited in over 60 shows and recently had a solo exhibition in Bloomington, IN. She also has an upcoming solo show in Indianapolis, IN at Gallery 924 in May 2016. She was an Artist-in-Residence at Vermont Studio Center in July 2015, where she was awarded a full fellowship. Hughes is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Stutz Artists Association in Indianapolis, IN, Adjunct Professor of Survey of Art & Culture I at Ivy Tech Community College, and Part-time Assistant Professor of Drawing at DePauw University.

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  • Anna Kaehr

    Anna Kaehr

    Anna Kaehr was born, raised, educated, and continues to reside in northeast Indiana. Kaehr is a self-taught artist and designer working in watercolor, a medium she enjoys for its layering and vivid colors. She is inspired by and enjoys painting all things mechanical, especially motorcycles and autos. Her undisputed favorite color is chrome.

  • James Kelly

    James Kelly

    Artist and Indianapolis resident James Kelly graduated from the Herron School of Art and Design in 1981, majoring in fine art and painting. Later he attended the Colorado Institute of Art where he studied graphic design.

    After a twenty-year career in graphic design, Jim shifted his focus to fine art and in 2003 opened Mad Lab Studio. Since that time he has been creating artwork – primarily oil paintings – for clients locally and nationally.

    In 2011, Jim was commissioned by the city of Indianapolis to create ten portraits of legendary Hoosiers as part of the renovation of Georgia Street during the city’s hosting of the Super Bowl. These portraits were etched onto glass and remain on display as public art in the heart of downtown Indy.

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  • Kris Komakech

    Kris Komakeck

    Kris Komakech is a self-taught, mixed media artist working in Indianapolis, Indiana. Utilizing techniques often associated with social practice art, his artistic process engages viewers by including them in the creation of his work. Komakech frequently conceptualizes and creates his art in busy public spaces. His interaction with the architecture and people he encounters in these spaces routinely becomes the subject of his work.

  • Carl Leck

    Carl Leck

    As a full-time artist in the Indianapolis area, Carl Leck has a long list of murals and art pieces that can be recognized throughout the city.  While working primarily as a large-scale muralist, he also has a lesser-known skill of making custom signage.  Examples of his brushed aluminum, painted signage can be seen in Sun King Brewery's downtown Indy tasting room.  Works such as these and other creations are made in Leck's art studio, located in the basement of the Harrison Center of the Arts.  

  • Laura Levine

    Laura Levine

    Laura Levine is a Hoosier artist, raised in Evansville, Indiana. She started her B.F.A. at Indiana University in Bloomington, studied in Florence, Italy, and completed her degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After living briefly in Detroit after college, she returned to Indiana to live permanently. Exposure to the Renaissance work in Florence has had a significant impact on her work. Her pieces are a mixture of traditional figurative and classical influences, as well as her personal contemporary mythology.

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  • Michal Lile

    Michal Lile

    Visual artist and educator Michal Lile earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from Purdue University with a dual concentration in visual art and art education in 1991.  In 2002 he completed his Master of Arts degree with a painting concentration at the University of Indianapolis.  In his work, Michal focuses on processes that emphasize color, composition, and surface as he ponders strength as a form of love, balance as a foundation of life, and entropy as form of beauty.  His education work included twenty-one years teaching high school art, culminating with a short stint as the art department chairperson at Ben Davis High School, where he is now an administrator. Michal lives and works in Indianapolis with his wife and two daughters.  In 2015, Michal and his wife purchased land in Speedway, where they plan to build a new home and studio.

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  • David Lord

    David Lord

    A New Englander by birth, David Lord was enthralled by drawing cars and airplanes at an early age. After high school, he achieved his boyhood dream and began training at Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He graduated in 1965 as a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Industrial Design. He worked as an industrial designer but spent many late evenings in his own studio, painting and drawing automobiles.. It was then the direction of his artwork began to evolve. He would focus on illustration and painting his beloved subjects in a fine art style.

    Automobile Magazine described David Lord as "one of America's best painters of motor racing scenes." The Artist's Magazine observed that his canvas seems to "resonate with the clamor or roaring engines, the rush of precision vehicles and the illusion of steel slicing the air at 200 miles an hour. Lord's scenes combine his love for the speed and beauty of automobiles." He now lives and works in Speedway, Indiana.

  • Nicole Meisberger

    Nicole Meisberger

    Photographer Nicole Meisberger enjoys incorporating local landmarks and local people in her photographs. One of her better-known pieces, Nighthawks in Irvington (a nod to Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks painting) hangs in Jockamo’s pizza where it was photographed. Meisberger enjoys freelance photography jobs such as promotional posters for Theatre on the Square and family photo shoots. A new project is expected to be in book format and available throughout Indianapolis Public Libraries in December 2016.

  • Jamie Pawlus

    Jamie Pawlus

    Jamie Pawlus is a conceptual artist with a focus on the urban environment. Much of her work is made with materials commonly found in the public realm, including her frequent use of commercial or transportation signage. The messages found in her art are often based on anecdotal expressions of personal experiences.

    You can spot some of Pawlus' artwork around Indianapolis, including the CARE/DON'T CARE Pedestrian Signal located on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Her work HAPPINESS, commissioned by ESL-Spectrum, can be seen on their building when driving west on 16th Street toward Speedway from downtown. Pawlus grew up in northwest Indiana, and received a BFA from Herron School of Art & Design, and an MFA from the University of Kansas.

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  • Orlando Peláez

    Orlando Peláez

    Orlando Peláez is an international artist, specializing in Latin American art, as well as graphic and visual design. The artist has been living and working in Indianapolis since he moved from New York City in 1975, where he studied drawing and painting at the Art Students' League of New York, the School of Visual Arts, and the Academy of Fine Arts.

    Before moving to the states, he graduated from the Art School of the University of Antioquia in Medell'in, Colombia, where he studied commercial art, drawing and painting with Colombian masters. While living in New York, he met Alesa Stanley, married her in 1975, and moved to Indianapolis in pursuit of a more peaceful place.

    For the past 40 years, most of his artwork has been inspired by pure imagination from all over the Americas, as well as many visual images that he has stored away in his memory from art and photography publications. Currently, he works as a freelance visual designer, and as a high school art teacher.

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  • Kyle Ragsdale

    Kyle Ragsdale

    Artist Kyle Ragsdale grew up in Texas and New Mexico, witnessing from a young age a mix of vibrant cultures and large wild spaces. For 15 years since earning degrees at Baylor University (BFA) and Southern Methodist University (MFA), Kyle has been painting full time, working periodically as a decorative painter and stage set designer, and making fine art.

    Ragsdale often delves into decorative floral patterns, landscapes, and portraiture, but probably is best known for his mysterious elongated figures. Many times, people featured in his paintings are enjoying the beauty of community, sharing life at picnics or parties. These figures in their often ambiguous settings always leave room for interpretation; like an open-ended novel, relationships and meanings are found in the viewer's gaze.

    Kyle works in a beautiful studio beneath stained glass windows and amidst a crazy menagerie of paints, antiques, and eclectic music. He is part of a great, synergistic community of 36 working artists at the Harrison Center for the Arts who share ideas, tools, and life.

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  • Gautam Rao

    Gautam Rao

    Gautam Rao is an artist based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Originally from Washington D.C., he has also lived in Bangalore, India. Rao earned a BFA at Boston University in 1999 and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Rao is particularly interested in the intersection between art, design and play. His distinctions include a Susan Coslett Cromwell Traveling Fellowship, and awards from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. He recently exhibited his work at the Art Director's Club in New York, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, The South Bend Art Museum, The Swope Art Museum, and in Typeforce 5 in Chicago. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at Butler University.

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  • William Denton Ray

    William Denton Ray

    William Denton Ray was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1974. Ray is a mixed media painter , Illustrator and Designer working with a variety of mediums. In 1992, William received a scholarship from the Columbus College of Art and Design where he focused on Ad Design. He later transferred to the Herron School of Art and Design where he concentrated on painting and drawing.

    He has had solo shows in Indianapolis and Boston as well as numerous group exhibitions throughout the country. William was a 2009 Stutz Residency Award Winner and has been involved in Public Art Projects within Indianapolis. His artwork has been collected throughout the United States and throughout the world including France, Australia and Canada.

    William enjoys spending time with his family, listening to music and he does a series of daily drawings everyday. He creates his work at his home studio and his studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts. His newest work is larger in scale and more abstract than his previous work. William draws inspiration from a variety of sources including Basquiat, Picasso, Miro, graffiti, skateboard graphics and music.

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  • Amy Rheinhardt

    Amy Rheinhardt

    Amy Rheinhardt is an award winning, fine artist and muralist who attended the Columbus College of Art and Design as an illustration major. After changing her major to painting, she transferred to the Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, where she graduated in 2001, earning her BFA.

    Color and light are always of first consideration in Amy’s work. Her inspiration is gleaned from a wide variety of sources: from language and literature to pop culture, to her children’s toys and costumes perpetually strewn around her house. She is influenced by a broad range of artists and movements, but especially by the great Dutch artists; most notably, Vermeer.

    Since graduating college, Amy has happily settled in Indianapolis, where she lives with her husband and three daughters.

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  • Gary Schmitt

    Gary Schmitt

    Gary Schmitt makes sculptures from loose wool fibers which he hand felts into semi-solid objects. When assembled together into a piece of artwork, the objects attempt to tell a personal story that is open to interpretation. His work has been exhibited both in and outside the U.S.

    Locally, with opportunities provided by the Arts Council of Indianapolis Schmitt has been involved in a couple of programs including having a photograph of one of his pieces displayed on a billboard as part of the ACI's High Art Billboard Program which places art on billboards around the city. He is also a current Creative Renewal Artists Fellow. With his fellowship, he traveled to two international workshops as well as to Europe to do research on wool felting.

    Last fall, he was also selected by the Art Institute of Chicago's Ox-Bow School of Art where he completed an artist's residency. Currently, he is an artist-in-residence at the Lawrence Art Center, Partnerships for Lawrence in Indianapolis.

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  • Taylor Smith

    Taylor Smith

    Taylor Smith's work is a calculated, contemporary interpretation of abstraction blended with fragmented elements of traditional still life and photographic portraiture. Mathematics, organic chemistry, life experience, photography and pop culture also play a role in her path from conception to completion. Smith's intent is to capture this process in the visible layers and process that blend abstraction and traditional painting with science to create an unexpected and moving experience. Her current work explores the relationship between abstraction and the ordered world of still life and portraiture by blending oil painting, collage, molecular detail and photography.

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  • Amy Ward

    Amy Ward

    Amy Ward is a self-taught artist from Indiana. She produces innovative paintings that demonstrate an unrivaled sense of color and form. Her work has been considered "controlled chaos." She finds that, "within any painting you can appreciate dozens of layers of activity. The sum total is balanced and thoughtful, bringing not only a sense of peace, but also a compulsion. These are paintings to interact with. The artwork created is not simple, in fact, there is no end of discoveries to be found in any one painting. It takes time to grow to love every nuance of every stroke, yet there is an immediate infatuation that will compel a collector to take it home and begin to fall in love."

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  • Kevin Wilson

    Kevin Wilson

    Kevin James Wilson describes himself as a graphic and fine artist. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. He returned to Indianapolis to continue his career in fine art and raise his two children. His love for teaching kept him at the Indianapolis Art Center for twelve years, and he presently holds the position of Graphic Design Department Head at International Business College, where he is in his ninenteeth year of teaching.

    As long as God permits, he'll create, exhibit and sell his work nationally and internationally. Some of his clients have included The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Zoo, The Fox Network, The Indianapolis Fire Department and The Central Indiana United Way. Some of his exhibitions have included The Talbot Street Art Fair, The Penrod Art Fair, The Broad Ripple Art Fair, Indiana Black Expo, The Hoosier Salon and The Indiana State Fair Professional Exhibition.

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  • Lauren Zoll

    Lauren Zoll

    Lauren Zoll (b. Indianapolis) has exhibited her work in exhibitions at the Autzen Gallery at Portland State University, Indianapolis Museum of Art; Indiana University Center for Art + Design, Columbus, Indiana; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; School of Fine Arts Gallery at Indiana University; Ise Cultural Center in New York, N.Y.; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; DaimlerChrysler offices in Farmington Hills, Mich.; and Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit. Zoll's work has been profiled by PBS Digital Studios and has been published in New American Paintings Midwest Edition, 2015. Zoll is a recent recipient of the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship from the Indianapolis Arts Council. Zoll received her BFA from the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico and her MFA in 2006 from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Detroit, Michigan. Zoll lives and works in Indianapolis.

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  • Tasha Beckwith
  • Courtland Blade
  • Pamela Bliss
  • Chris Bowman
  • Todd Bracik
  • Derrick Carter
  • Shawn Causey
  • René Crigler
  • Gary Dausch
  • Hector Del Campo
  • D. DelReverda-Jennings
  • Michael Helsley
  • Sean Hottois
  • Kristy Hughes
  • Anna Kaehr
  • James Kelly
  • Kris Komakech
  • Carl Leck
  • Laura Levine
  • Michal Lile
  • David Lord
  • Nicole Meisberger
  • Jamie Pawlus
  • Orlando Peláez
  • Kyle Ragsdale
  • Gautam Rao
  • William Denton Ray
  • Amy Rheinhardt
  • Gary Schmitt
  • Taylor Smith
  • Amy Ward
  • Kevin Wilson
  • Lauren Zoll

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