Arts briefs for week of Nov. 23

Art, craft show at conference center

The Seasons Conference Center, 560 State Road 46 East, will host a holiday art and craft show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25 and until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. There is no admission fee.

The show and sale will include baskets, primitive paintings, precious metals, knitted clothing, mosaics, jewelry, stained glass, soaps, ceramics, wooden toys, weaving, fabric purses, quilts and comforters, hardwood bowls and other handmade items, as well as fresh wreaths and swags sold by Brown County 4-H members.

Visitors can vote for a People’s Choice Award.

Food will be sold. The show is handicap-accessible.

For more information, call 812-342-9238.

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Art fair, bazaar features Nashville artists

BLOOMINGTON — The Unitarian Universalist Church, at Fee Lane and the 45/46 bypass, will have its 58th annual holiday art fair and bazaar from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 2, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Dec. 3.

The event features a variety of fine art products from 30 juried artists including Nashville residents Ann Brahaum, Charlene Marsh, Ann M. McCann and Patricia Thummel.

Other activities include a book sale, café, gourmet goodies sale and a white elephant room.

Admission and parking are free.

Plein air painters exhibition at gallery

The Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive, will host the Indiana Plein Air Painters bicentennial members exhibition through Saturday, Nov. 26.

State parks are subject of art show

A bicentennial event to celebrate Indiana’s State Parks, “The Nature of Art: Painted Parks,” will be on display at Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive, through January.

Art association artist Rick Wilson spent several years painting Indiana’s state parks, creating a body of 70 works. The exhibit is traveling Indiana and will be at this gallery for two months. Paintings are for sale and will be released to the owners in March when the tour ends.

A free opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 includes wine, cheese and music. The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, visit or call 812-988-4609.

Gallery hosts sculpture, painting exhibit

B3 Gallery, on the second floor of the Village Green building, 61 W. Main St., has a new exhibit through the end of the year.

Everyday Magic, by Nashville artist Mark Schmidt, includes mixed-media sculptures, fairy doors and paintings.

Schmidt studied painting and illustration at IU and Herron School of Art. In the exhibit, he combines fantasy and story in a unique collection he calls Fairy Winkle. Schmidt says the works “are a combination of my dreams, my imagination and the world around me. I believe that art should inspire, transport, and above all, make us smile.”

Artists sought to display work in local gallery

The Paint Box art gallery, 92 W. Franklin in Antique Alley, is seeking artists to display their work as panels become available.

Open since 1973, the gallery displays a variety of artwork.

For more information or to request an interview, call Sherry Barnett at 812-597-0039.

Artists sought for art commission projects

The Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission is looking for artists of all ages for upcoming projects. Email Nancy Crocker at for more information.

Studio, display space available in gallery

B3 Gallery, in a new location at 61 W. Main St., is seeking additional Hoosier artwork to display.

All varieties of 3-D work are sought, as well as 2-D space for artists not currently affiliated with a local gallery.

Studio space also is available for artists who need a dedicated space to work, to give demonstrations or classes and to display their work.

For more information, stop by the gallery, call 812-988-6675 or visit