Arts briefs for week of Jan. 4

Local artists awarded second state grants

Brown County artists Patricia Rhoden Bartels and Anabel Hopkins have been awarded Arts in the Parks Grant for the second year in a row, for 2017.

Bartels will conduct four painting demonstrations in Brown County State Park and T.C. Steele State Historic Site in April. While painting, she and volunteer naturalist David Mow will discuss issues the sites must face relating to environmental concerns, Bartels reported. Children will be invited to paint along.

Hopkins will demonstrate plein air painting in the state parks of Charlestown, Falls of the Ohio, Wyandotte Caves and O’Bannon Woods. Her project is named “Painting Along the Ohio River” and will include two workshops for children. She will donate paintings to the sites for fundraising activities they sponsor.

Hoosier artists can apply for state grants

The Indiana Arts Commission has grant money available for artists interested in career development.

Artists have until Friday, Feb. 3 to apply for Individual Artist Program grants at a maximum of $2,000.

Eligible disciplines for this cycle include dance, literary arts, music, theater and folk arts. Applications will be reviewed in April and grants announced in June. Grant recipients will need to complete their projects between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 and submit a grant report.

Draft reviews by IAC staff are available to first-time applicants for general feedback and suggestions. Review requests must be received by Friday, Jan. 20.

For complete information, visit in.gov/arts/files/IAP_FY18_Guidelines.

Art guild hosts annual patron, senior shows

The Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., will have its annual patron and senior exhibits in January.

Exhibits are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 13 through 28, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 15 through 29. They include a variety of styles and media by non-guild members. All work is available for purchase.

Awards will be given at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Ten awards will be given for both shows in the following categories: Best of Show, $150; first place, $125; second place, $100; third place, $75; and honorable mention, $50. Visitors are asked to vote in the People’s Choice category for both exhibits.

The exhibits are free and open to the public. Patrons include artists ages 18 to 54; senior artists are 55 and older.

For information on how to enter, visit browncountyartguild.org/volunteering.html or call 812-988-6185.

Photo club exhibiting work at winery

Work by members of the Brown County Photography Club will be on exhibit at Chateau Thomas Winery during regular hours through Tuesday, Feb. 28. The show will be changed during its run, so multiple visits are encouraged.

The show will feature a variety of photographic styles from established and emerging artists including Norberto Nunes, Sharon Bussert, Jessica Bussert, Max Lance, Shirley Lance, Gail Hyde, Tyria McKain, Dan Troglin, Dick Haggard, Tony Cecere, Bobbie Walker and John Walker.

Framed and matted photographs will be offered for sale. Matted photos will be in the lobby to the left of the main music venue.

The photo club is open to photographers of all skill levels. The group meets at 7 p.m. on second Tuesdays in lower-level Room B of the Brown County Public Library. Visitors are welcome. The club hosts field trips for photo shoots to nearby venues. For more information, visit facebook.com/browncountyphotographyclub.

State parks are subject of art show

A show 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.

The gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

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

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 b3gallery@yahoo.com.

Art guild hosts annual young artist show in February

In February, the Brown County Art Guild, 48 S. Van Buren St., will have its annual young artist exhibit, featuring work by artists younger than 18 in a variety of styles and media.

The exhibit will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 10 through 25, and noon to 4 p.m., Sundays, Feb. 12 through 19, or by appointment. All work is available for purchase.

Awards will be given at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Five awards will be given in the following categories: Best of Show, $150; first place, $125; second place, $100; third place, $75; and honorable mention, $50. Visitors are asked to vote in the People’s Choice category.

For information on how to enter, visit browncountyartguild.org or call 812-988-6185.