CURRENT EXHIBIT
at The Collaboration Hub Gallery

3rd Annual Juried Exhibit of Hamilton County Artists

sponsored by Jiffy Lube of Indiana

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SEPTEMBER 9TH. 

 

Vote for the People's Choice Winner on Facebook, at the Gallery during business hours, or from 6pm-7pm on Second Friday

 

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Artist Statements

Maeve Asano: Maeve is a figurative artist who creates thought-provoking scenes and portraits with her distinctive style of realism. The figurative subjects are not limited to human and are in forms of both real and still life. Her works assimilate reality to her imagination.

 

Joe Bartz: Psychedelic Surrealistic and Progressive abstract oil paintings inspired by music.

 

Margot Bogue: My goal is to not only record the world around me through painting, but to express the emotional connection I have with it. I have come to realize that the inspiration I find in nature has turned to almost an act of compulsion to record it while it is still present. I seek to create art that is my personal journal, but also allows my audience to step in and experience its literal and abstract qualities.

 

Simona Buna: In my art, I like to capture emotions and sentiments. About a year ago I started to paint more portraits and I am in love with the whole process. It is magical when the face of the subject develops as I paint the layers of oil color, an ordinary face contour becomes a child's face or of a mature person with only a few brush strokes. Every painting I start takes me on a creative journey.

 

Stephanie Carignan: As a palette knife painter, for over 16 years, I’ve enjoyed creating custom acrylic paintings for clients all over the U.S. I’ve spent many years in local galleries and in small interior design shops around Indianapolis. I contribute my creative ideas from my imagination, the landscapes that surround me and the love I have for texture within a landscape or subject.

 

Roseanne Crowell: I am primarily a Wildlife and Pet Portrait artist.  Working from photographs, I strive for detailed, realistic portraits using Soft Pastel.  Additional subjects are floral and nature scenes, which may be painted in oil paint or watercolor

 

Hector Del Campo: Being a first-generation Cuban-American I use cultural color fields, as well as the aesthetics of street art to explore how one’s upbringing is directly influenced by ethnic heritage. By exploring the dualities between heritage and environment, the abstract chaos of my foundation layers builds an intense tactile landscape while creating three-dimensional spaces. My work explores how we are able to record and express our experiences through memories.

 

John Dierdorf: The use of "loose, spontaneous brushstrokes" to capture the essence of the subject can be seen in most of my current pieces.  Spending time in the garden or taking in the scenic landscape from the back porch provides inspiration for new works as my painting style continues to evolve.

 

Denise Engel: Denise has been a resident of Fishers since 1981. She and her husband raised their family here. Watercolor is her medium of choice. She was inducted as a signature member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana in 2022.

 

Shelley Feeney: Shelley is an art teacher and painter that lives in Fishers with her family. She is inspired by the colors and textures that are found in nature. She paints using her fingers, pallet knives, and brushes to create an impasto technique with oil paint.

 

Brad Fields: Brad was born and raised in Munice, Indiana, and moved to Indianapolis to attend Herron School of Art. He wanted to be involved and give back to his Fishers community and was appointed to help create the Fishers Arts Council along with 11 other community volunteers. Brad says that at this point in his life, “I have come to the point that I feel the time is right for me to make my art, find my artistic voice, and to invest the time it takes to succeed as an artist.”

 

Shakila Garugu: Whenever I can, I immerse myself into my passion of art. It gives me a reason to live as it makes life more colorful!

 

Kimberly Garvey: I am an artist living in Fishers, Indiana. I do abstract acrylic and watercolor paintings, but mostly acrylics recently. I am also a published adult coloring book artist, with books on Amazon.

 

Nancy Goodwine: For Nancy art is an on-going endeavor that is both creative and restorative.  It is most successful when it speaks to the heart. Nancy enjoys a number of mediums including watercolor, pastel, and colored pencil.

 

Kim Greene: Kim seeks to capture the beauty in our daily busy lives through her painting.

 

Lesley Haflich: As one of the studio artists at Nickel Plate Arts, I try to (oil) paint several days each week. I am also an active plein air (outdoors) painter and relish time spent with the Indiana group, IPAPA, at various picturesque locations throughout the state. This painting was painted on site in April at their annual event, First Brush of Spring, in New Harmony, Indiana.

 

Caroline Hays: My work explores concepts related to place, travel, and legacy.  Through the layering of maps, shapes, and abstractions, I work to create a web of experiences related to the place.  With this process, I invite the viewer to step into history and to dig through the layers to contemplate their connection to the place and art.

 

Chelsea Rene Hubbuch: As an artist, I take inspiration from organic form, shape and pattern. I like to reimagine these forms through meticulous work with marker, acrylic and pen in vibrant, saturated colors.  

 

Matt Hurdle: Matt is an intuitive painter of contemporary landscapes and abstract paintings. His landscapes create a feeling of calm and peacefulness through his use of color palette and hazy, blending technique. His abstracts are brighter and energetic through shape, color and movement.

 

Benjamin Jennings: Exploring how both color and texture interrelate to one another and inspire the outcomes is the central focus of my pieces. Intrigue and tension drive the breadth of most pieces. Faith, nature, introspection, music interpretation and personal therapy are central themes of my work.

 

Benny Kenworthy: I am portraying the life and times I have lived and am living. My process usually incorporates a structure to a varied or chaotic theme all the while knowing not all is perfect. I strive for depiction of an emotion or spirituality that is relatable.

 

Mary Jane Keys: During a trip to southern Spain in 2019, we visited a small family-owned olive mill.  I snapped a photo standing below the olive processing machinery above.  I cropped the photo and changed the colors to my liking before painting it.

 

Jerry Mannell: I am an abstract oil on canvas painter. I utilize composition, color, modeled shapes and representational elements to break boundaries between the abstract and literal. This approach hopefully engages a viewer’s range of interpretation and thought.

 

Joni Morris: In this painting, the vivid sunset illuminates the boat and creates reflections and shadows which I hope captures the feeling of tranquility at the end of a busy day whether boating or everyday life. Maybe you can imagine hearing the sounds of the boat swaying in the water.

 

Craig Mullins: Craig believes his training as an architect can be seen in his attention to subject matter, composition and color for his landscape paintings.  Much of his work tends to be precise relative to focal point elements with a loose expression in the landscape elements of trees, ground texture, water and sky.  I am very intrigued with the ability to create a mood for time, space, light and color that a photograph cannot capture.

 

Pam Newell: I love to paint from life. There is a freshness in a subject that can only be captured by painting from direct experience. It’s like the difference between live music and a recording. Plein air painting has become a passion; but when the weather doesn’t allow I can be found in the studio, painting a bouquet of fresh fragrant flowers, or creating larger landscape work based on memory and plein air studies. My challenge is to suffuse my paintings with light and emotion.

 

Leslie Ober: Leslie is an award-winning Indiana artist who enjoys playing with and exploring many different mediums. While she typically enjoys using lots of color and shapes in abstract works, these pieces reflect a more subdued side of her work. Leslie enjoys creating with pastels as it gives her the opportunity to use her hands in the process.

 

Mark Rouse: I paint the things I love! And I love being able to paint.  In 2015 I was legally blind.  As my vision returned, I developed a unique mixed media technique that involves watercolor, acrylic and digital painting.   

 

Deborah Smith: Life is full of poignant moments and I love to try to capture these loving moments in a painting. This painting of my grandchildren tells an awesome story of big sister and little brother coming together, not always harmoniously, but each concentrating on the important task of cookie making!

 

Abigail Staffelbach: “Overgrown” and “Bleeding Heart” are part of a series on the difficult and tender experience of caring and being cared for. In these paintings, allegorical characters grapple with the evolving power dynamics in their relationships. The overfilled, closely-cropped, wide compositions convey intimate, secluded spaces where private, quiet stories of love, care, resentment, pain, worry, and longing play out.

 

Jill Valenzuela: I am an artist who loves to make experimental pieces in a revolutionary way. My intuition and energy push me and the medium further than the last piece created. It is a way of Marking my life in time and place while I am here. It is my way of manifesting and it becomes ineffable.

 

Janice Wiley: This piece reflects the dismay and sadness I have felt for the ordinary people whose lives have been abruptly upended by war.

 

Statements unavailable: Karen Fehr, Jeremy Mallov, Rodney Reveal