An annual juried fine art exhibition and sale of traditional and representational
Indiana art

  • First PrizeGoldandDirectorsPurchaseFredDolorescoSnow Vestured Story

    First Prize · IHA Gold Award · $5000 · In Memory of John R. Rardon · Awarded by John and Sarah Lechleiter

    Fran Rogers Memorial Directors' Purchase Award · Awarded by Indiana Heritage Arts

    Fred Doloresco · Snow Vestured Story
    Oil · 36 x 48 · $6000 · SOLD

  • SecondPrizeSilveDanBulleitDancingintheShadows

    Second Prize · IHA Silver Award · $3000 · Awarded by Indiana Heritage Arts Board of Directors

    Dan Bulleit · Dancing in the Shadows
    Oil · 32 x 38 · $2800 · SOLD

  • ThirdPrizeBronzeC.W.MundCapFerrat France

    Third Prize · IHA Bronze Award · $2000 · Awarded by the Howard F. Hughes Trust

    C. W. Mundy · Cap Ferrat, France
    Oil on Linen · 30 x 40 · $25000

  • AwardofExcellence1000SteveDodgeNavahoWeaver

    Award of Excellence · IHA Ribbon · $1000 · Awarded by Jay and Ellen Carter

    Steve Dodge · Navaho Weaver
    Oil · 20 x 16 · $1800 · SOLD

  • AwardofExcellence1000C.W.MundyRoses

    Award of Excellence · IHA Ribbon · $1000 · Awarded by Dick Johnson Family

    C. W. Mundy · Roses
    Oil · 40 x 30 · $25000

  • AwardofExcellence1000DavidDaleAsleep

    Award of Excellence · IHA Ribbon · $1000 · Awarded by Psi Iota Xi and Tri Kappa, Brown County Chapter

    David Dale · Asleep
    Pastel · 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 · $1200

  • AwardofExcellence1000DanWoodsonBrownCountyShade

    Award of Excellence · IHA Ribbon · $1000 · Barbara and Kevin Sheehan Memorial Award · Awarded by Timothy, Alexa and Isla Sheehan

    Dan Woodson · Brown County Shade
    Oil · 18 x 18 · $1800

  • FredRigleyMemorialAwardLibbyWhippleThePottersShed

    Frederick W. Rigley Memorial Award · $500 · Awarded by Ellen Carter and Joan Rigley

    Libby Whipple · The Potter's Shed
    Oil · 20 x 16 · $2600

  • T.C.SteeleMemorialAwardRoyBoswellAutumnsEmbrace

    T. C. Steele Memorial Award · $500 · Awarded by Brad and Zee Hirst

    Roy Boswell · Autumn's Embrace
    Oil · 24 x 48 · $2300

  • AdaShultzCharBrownLittleMissSunshine

    Ada Shulz Memorial Award · $500 · Awarded by Randall Tucker

    Char Brown · Little Miss Sunshine
    Oil · 24 x 18 · $1800

  • C.CurryBohmMemorialDalePopovichSnowySpringRunoff

    C. Curry Bohm Memorial Award · $300 · Awarded by Dan Kraft

    Dale Popovich · Snowy Spring Runoff
    Watercolor · 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 · $775

  • CarlGrafMemorialLawrenceRudolechMorningWalk

    Carl Graf Memorial Award · $300 · Awarded by Kenneth and Janet Harker

    Lawrence Rudolech · Morning Walk
    Oil · 26 x 30 · $4500

  • JohnAbeEyedMemorialJerrySmithTracksideLoogootee

    John "Abe" Eyed Memorial Award · $250 · Awarded by Cheryl Eyed

    Jerry Smith · Trackside Loogootee
    Acrylic · 24 x 36 · $3500 · SOLD

  • MargaretColgllazierMemorialKathyBlankenheimSnowontheCircle

    Margaret Colglazier Memorial Award · $250 · Impressionistic Oil · Awarded by Lyn Letsinger-Miller and Leo Miller

    Kathy Blankenheim · Snow on the Circle
    Oil on Panel · 20 x 20 · $1600

  • TaylorEnglishMemorialBruceNeckarFieldReady

    Taylor English Memorial Award · $250 · In memory of an artist who was taken before her time· Awarded by grandparents Terry and Carla English

    Bruce Neckar · Field Ready
    Oil on Paper · 14 x 10 · $2000

  • WillVawterMemorialKarenGraeserMoonlightMeditation

    Will Vawter Memorial Award · $250 · Awarded by Robert and Carol Eberle

    Karen Graeser · Moonlight Meditation
    Oil · 24 x 30 · $2400

  • RonaldElkinsMemorialWyattLeGrandTwenty Nine

    Ronald O. Elkins Memorial Award · $250 · Awarded by Dan and Tom Woodson

    Wyatt LeGrand · Twenty-Nine
    Oil · 48 x 36 · $7500

  • AdolphShultzMemorialTimGreatbatchPlayoftheWater

    Adolph Shulz Memorial Award · $250 · Awarded by Tony Jordan

    Tim Greatbatch · Play of the Water
    Oil · 30 x 40 · $6700 · SOLD

  • TalbotStreetArtFailMeritLukeBuckMagnoliaOak

    Talbot Street Art Fair, Inc. Merit Award · $500 · Awarded by Talbot Street Art Fair, Inc.

    Luke Buck · Magnolia Oak
    Watercolor and Gouache · 15 x 20 · $2450

  • IndianaPleinAirMeritDonnaShorttTwelfthNight

    Indiana Plein Air Painters Merit Award · $250 · Awarded by Indiana Plein Air Painters

    Donna Short · Twelfth Night
    Pastel · 25 x 15 · $1500

  • HoosierSalonMeritMarkBurkettIntheMorning

    Hoosier Salon Merit Award · $250 · Awarded by Hoosier Salon

    Mark Burkett · In The Morning
    Woodcut · 9 x 12 · $350 · SOLD

  • AndreaBojrabSteppingintotheLightOil20x243700

    Andrea Bojrab · Stepping Into The Light
    Oil · 20 x 24 · $3700

  • AndreaBojrabMartinsHorsesOil11x241250

    Andrea Bojrab · Martin's Horses
    Oil · 11 x 14 · $1250

  • WilliamBordenPernesLesFontaines6Watercolor22x28800

    William Borden · Pernes Les Fontaines 6
    Watercolor · 22 x 28 · $800

  • WilliamBordenSideStreetinArlesWatercolor28x22800

    William Borden · Side Street in Arles
    Watercolor · 28 x 22 · $800

  • RoyBoswellFamilarYetUnknownOil24x301400

    Roy Boswell · Familier Yet Unknown
    Oil · 24 x 30 · $1400

  • RoyBoswellHarvestHustleOil12x12500

    Roy Boswell · Harvest Hustle
    Oil · 12 x 12 · $500

  • JefferyBottomBearingSouthOil24x201550

    Jeffery Bottom · Bearing South
    Oil · 24 x 20 · $1550

  • JefferyBottomPeachesandWineOil16x12850

    Jeffery Bottom · Peaches and Wine
    Oil · 16 x 12 · $850

  • EricBrockFernandFenderOil30x482500

    Eric Brock · Fern and Fender
    Oil · 30 x 48 · $2500

  • RebeccaBrodyLace EdgedBarnWatercolor10x19325

    Rebecca Brody · Lace-Edged Barn
    Watercolor · 10 x 19 · $325

  • RenaBrouwerTimelessatercolor11x15500

    Rena Brouwer · Timeless
    Watercolor · 11 x 15 · $500

  • CharleneBrownTheColorsofKateOilonLinen16x121200

    Charlene Brown · The Colors of Kate
    Oil on Linen · 16 x 12 · $1200

  • CharleneBrownWaveStudyNo.5OilonCotton9x12500

    Charlene Brown · Wave Study No. 5
    Oil on Cotton · 9 x 12 · $500

  • LukeBuckAutumnYearsWatercolorandGouache15x202450

    Luke Buck · Autumn Years
    Watercolor and Gouache · 15 x 20 · $2450

  • LuckBuckOakGroveRoadWatercolorandGouache15x202450

    Luke Buck · Oak Grove Road
    Watercolor and Gouache · 15 x 20 · $2450

  • KenBucklewAmongtheCreeksideBluebellsOil24x3615000

    Ken Bucklew · Along the Creekside Bluebells
    Oil · 24 x 36 · $15000

  • DanBulleitTransitionOil1612x221300

    Dan Bulleit · Transition
    Oil · 16 1/2 x 22 · $1300

  • RonBurgessMorningShadowsPastel18x241200

    Ron Burgess · Morning Shadows
    Pastel · 18 x 24 · $1200

  • RonBurgessHikingProph18x241200etstownPastel

    Ron Burgess · Hiking Prophetstown
    Pastel · 18 x 24 · $1200

  • RonBurgessJanuaryPastel16x201000

    Ron Burgess · January
    Pastel · 18 x 24 · $1000

  • JudyABurstHiddenInPlainSightWatercolor1458x2158500

    Judy A. Burst · Hidden in Plain Sight
    Watercolor · 14 5/8 x 21 5/8 · $500

  • WayneCampbellSpringBlessingsOil16x202200

    Wayne Campbell · Spring Blessings
    Oil · 16 x 20 · $2200

  • WayneCampbellSpringMixOil20x161800

    Wayne Campbell · Spring Mix
    Oil · 20 x 16 · $1800

  • KevinCarlsonOldBarnOnPolkRoadPastel6x12350

    Kevin Carlson · Old Barn on Polk Road
    Pastel · 6 x 12· $350

  • JodieColeJustUsPastel14x16300

    Jodie Cole · Just Us
    Pastel · 14 x 16 · $300

  • DavidDaleFlowerGirlPastel1412x10122000

    David Dale · Flower Girl
    Pastel · 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 · $2000

  • JedDorseyScattereddSunshineAcrylic36x482200

    Jed Dorsey · Scattered Sunshine
    Acrylic · 36 x 48 · $2200

  • LynnDunbarIrisesOilonBoard7x5375

    Lynn Dunbar · Irises
    Oil on Board · 7 x 5 · $375

  • StephenEdwardsBlindEyetoWinterWatercolor30x222500

    Stephen Edwards · Blind Eye to Winter
    Watercolor · 30 x 22 · $2500

  • StephenEdwardsForNeitherManNorBeastWatercolor22x302000

    Stephen Edwards · For Neither Man Nor Beast
    Watercolor · 22 x 30 · $2000

  • StephenEdwardsPotLuckatMillCreekWatercolor22x302000

    Stephen Edwards · Pot Luck at Mill Creek
    Watercolor · 22 x 30 · $2000

  • CharleneGeorgeMoonlightQueenAnnsLacePastel10x8600

    Charlene George · Moonlight & Queen Ann's Lace
    Pastel · 10 x 8 · $600

  • KarenGraeserSummerFadingOil24x302400

    Karen Graeser · Summer Fading
    Oil · 24 x 30 · $2400

  • BruceGrayLastStopWatercolor32x261200

    Bruce Gray · Last Stop
    Watercolor · 32 x 26 · $1200

  • ChrisGriffin WoodsFriendlyWaterlilyOil12x161000

    Chris Griffin-Woods · Friendly Waterlily
    Oil · 12 x 16 · $1000

  • ChrisGriffin WoodsPondBeautyOil6x6500

    Chris Griffin-Woods · Pond Beauty
    Oil · 6 x 6 · $500

  • ChrisGriffin WoodsFishingattheReservoirOil8x6600

    Chris Griffin-Woods · Fishing at the Reservoir
    Oil · 8 x 6 · $600

  • ThomasAHimselWaitinginWintersBlanketOilonLinen16x201200

    Thomas A. Himsel · Waiting in Winter's Blanket
    Oil on Linen · 16 x 20 · $1200

  • LynnLynchHughesNashvilleVillageStreetInk1134x28850

    Lynn Lynch Hughes · Nashville Village Street
    Ink · 11 3/4 x 28 · $850

  • CorrineHullUnexpectedBluesPastel9x12540

    Corrine Hull · Unexpected Blues
    Pastel · 9 x 12 · $540

  • BillInmanLegacyOil36x486500

    Bill Inman · Legacy
    Oil · 36 x 48 · $6500

  • TroyKilgoreAutumnReposeTruchasNMOil16x201800

    Troy Kilgore · Autumn Repose Truchas, NM
    Oil · 16 x 20 · $1800

  • TroyKilgoreTreesandMeadowFallBrownCountyOilonLinen8x10500

    Troy Kilgore · Trees and Meadow (Fall in Brown County)
    Oil on Linen · 8 x 10 · $500

  • JeffKlinkerRusticBarnOil12x161200

    Jeff Klinker · Rustic Barn
    Oil · 12 x 16 · $1200

  • JudithSLewisTheYellowPearIIOil16x201500

    Judith S. Lewis · The Yellow Pear II
    Oil · 16 x 20 · $1500

  • JudithSLewisPomegranateOil11x14850

    Judith S. Lewis · Pomegranate
    Oil · 11 x 14 · $850

  • JudithSLewisOnionsOil9x12650

    Judith S. Lewis · Onions
    Oil · 9 x 12 · $650

  • DianaLyonFishWithoutWater0x242400Oil

    Diane Lyon · Fish Without Water
    Oil · 20 x 24 · $2400

  • CassiaMargolisPortrait 2Gouache28x22795

    Cassia A. Margolis · Portrait (2)
    Gouache · 28 x 22 · $795

  • JeanneMcLeishDawnfromProspectPointOil24x181800

    Jeanne McLeish · Dawn from Prospect Point
    Oil · 24 x 18 · $1800

  • JeanneMcLeishAprilOil18x241800

    Jeanne McLeish · April
    Oil · 18 x 24 · $1800

  • C.W.MundySchooneratGlouscesterOil30x4025000

    C. W. Mundy · Schooner at Gloucester
    Oil · 30 x 40 · $25000

  • BruceNectarAttentionOilonPaper17x122000

    Bruce Neckar · Attention
    Oil on Paper · 17 x 12 · $2000

  • PamNewellDaffodilsandViburnumOilonLinen20x244900

    Pam Newell · Daffodils and Viburnum
    Oil on Linen · 20 x 24 · $4900

  • ChrisNewlundLateSnowHobbsFarmOilonLinen24x304800

    Chris Newlund · Late Snow, Hobbs Farm
    Oil on Linen · 24 x 30 · $4800

  • ChrisNewlundWonderOilonLinen18x141600

    Chris Newlund · Wonder
    Oil on Linen · 18 x 14 · $1600

  • MaureenOHaraPestaPaintB4EatingPastel9x11500

    Maureen O'Hara Pesta · Paint B-4 Eating
    Pastel · 9 x 11 · $500

  • DalePopovichAutumnBlazeWatercolor912x12750

    Dale Popovich · Autumn Blaze
    Watercolor · 9 1/2 x 12 · $750

  • MarkRatzlaff6thandWashingtonFacingWestOilonBoard24x40144000

    Mark Ratzlaff · 6th and Washington, Facing West
    Oil on Board · 24 x 40 1/4 · $4000

  • MarkRatzlaffSt.MattewtheAngelOilonBoard15x171250

    Mark Ratzlaff · St. Matthew & the Angel
    Oil on Board · 15 x 17 · $1250

  • CheriRolBowlofApplesOil14x143500

    Cheri Rol · Bowl of Apples
    Oil · 14 x 14 · $3500

  • LawrenceRudolechEarlyBreakfastOil36x367500

    Lawrence Rudolech · Early Breakfast
    Oil · 36 x 36 · $7500

  • DouglasRunyanTheDailyMiraclePastel23x243000

    Douglas Runyan · The Daily Miracle
    Pastel · 24 x 24 · $3000

  • DouglasRunyanTheTimeofSingingPatel30x243000

    Douglas Runyan · The Time of Singing
    Pastel · 30 x 24 · $3000

  • DouglasRunyanHerGardenPastel15x151500

    Douglas Runyan · Her Garden
    Pastel · 15 x 15 · $1500

  • NancyShakeHobNobWatercolor11x16875

    Nancy Shake · Hob Nob
    Watercolor · 11 x 16 · $875

  • NancyShakeBlackSwanWatercolor9x1312875

    Nancy Shake · Black Swan
    Watercolor · 9 x 13 1/2 · $875

  • DonnaShorttEveningGracePastel22x131800

    Donna Shortt · Evening Grace
    Pastel · 22 x 13 · $1800

  • JerrySmithDeepCountryAcrylic24x303000

    Jerry Smith · Deep Country
    Acrylic · 24 x 30 · $3000

  • JerrySmithStoningtonOverlookWatercolor11x15300

    Jerry Smith · Stonington Overlook
    Watercolor · 11 x 15 · $300

  • ElizabethvonderLoheCaptivaPastel12x161700

    Elizabeth von der Lohe · Captiva
    Pastel · 12 x 16 · $1700

  • CarolStrockWassonCowsPatel24x303200

    Carol Strock Wasson · Cows
    Pastel · 24 x 30 · $3200

  • RickWilsonOil18x243100

    Rick Wilson · Otter Cliffs
    Oil · 18 x 24 · $3100

  • RickWilsonRavensNestOil11x141200

    Rick Wilson · Raven's Nest
    Oil · 11 x 14 · $1200

  • MarilynJWittColorGrowsBeautifullyPastel12x16850

    Marilyn J. Witt · Color Grows Beautifully
    Pastel · 12 x 16 · $850

  • MarilynJWittIndianaDunesPas6x20975tel

    Marilyn J. Witt · Indiana Dunes
    Pastel · 16 x 20 · $975

  • DanWoodsonPathintheWoodsOil18x181800

    Dan Woodson · Path in the Woods
    Oil · 18 x 18 · $1800

  • DanWoodsonChurchintheValleyOil18x181800

    Dan Woodson · Church in the Valley
    Oil · 18 x 18 · $1800

  • TomWoodsonWinterinMetamoraOil16x201500

    Tom Woodson · Winter in Metamora
    Oil · 16 x 20 · $1500 · SOLD

  • TomWoodsonCreekinFranklinCountyOil18x241500

    Tom Woodson · Creek in Frankin Co.
    Oil · 18 x 24 · $1500

2017 Indiana Heritage Arts People's Choice Award

Congratulations to Dan Bulleit, this year's most popular painter in the Indiana Heritage Arts People's Choice contest.

Visitors to the IHA Annual Exhibition and Sale at the Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, IN have been casting votes throughout the 22-day show for their favorite painting. Dan's oil painting "Dancing in the Shadows" was the winner. His painting also received Second Prize, the IHA Silver Award,  $3000, awarded by Indiana Heritage Arts Board of Directors

Dan Bulleit will receive a $500 prize award, given by Michael Fulton and Judith Stewart of Nashville.

Jim Ross, chair for the show, said, "This year's IHA Exhibition was the most difficult to be juried into within the last 10 years. All the artists who were included should be very proud."

Artist Comment:

I am excited to have received the “Silver Award,” and for the second year, “The People’s Choice Award” for my painting, “Dancing in the Shadows.” I am grateful to the Brown County community, the staff and the board of IHA for their continued dedication to the purpose of art pioneered here long ago. To quote master artist Daniel Gerhartz, “People need art. I need art. What if we had to go through that hard stuff----the difficulty and the heartache----and there was no art or music to move the soul? Art in any form allows emotion to become more tangible, whether as an expression of joy or as a relief of grief.”

As an Indiana native, remembering my own beginnings and coveting a John Gnagy drawing set, (including unlined paper!), It is so gratifying for me to now have my work accepted and hanging beside these respected artists in this prestigious show. May art live and thrive forever in Brown County, Indiana. It’s always an exciting drive up. And maybe the best part––I get to keep painting!

This work is based on a reference photo taken at a hotel in Tucson, Arizona. Originally it was pretty much a silhouette against light from a large window. But the solitary graceful shape that mimicked dance was attractive. The challenge was balancing the degree of light, color and finding detail to convey the quiet dignity of this figure. Too much of anything destroyed a certain gentleness and stifled imagination. I was concerned that the lack of color might communicate too little, but I wanted to capture this soft presence and felt it required less to do so. It’s strongest impact may be in dim light where I expected the figure to turn my way any instant and I would have felt like an intruder interrupting her thoughts. It had that “private “nature to me, and almost spiritual in subtle light. That was my goal to pull off. My art is currently likely to survive more on subject than painting techniques that I hope to improve upon. But there was a peaceful expressiveness in this subject presented on a large four foot canvas that was intriguing. Thankfully something came across to others.

Thank you Michael Fulton and Judith Stewart for sponsoring this award and to Michael for giving it a home. Lastly, thank you again for the votes encouraging my efforts.

Read more about Dan Bulleit on his website.

2017 Award Winners

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2017 Award Winners
· First Prize · IHA Gold Award · $5000
In memory of John R. Rardon | Awarded by John and Sarah Lechleiter
Fred Doloresco | Snow Vestured Story
·

Second Prize · IHA Silver Award · $3000
Awarded by Indiana Heritage Arts Board of Directors
Dan Bulleit | Dancing in the Shadows
·

Third Prize · IHA Bronze Award · $2000
Awarded by the Howard F. Hughes Trust
C. W. Mundy | Cap Ferrat, France

Directors’ Purchase Award
Fred Doloresco | Snow Vestured Story
·

Awards of Excellence ·

Award of Excellence · IHA Ribbon · $1000
Awarded by Jay and Ellen Carter
Steve Dodge | Navaho Weaver

Award of Excellence · IHA Ribbon · $1000
Awarded by the Dick Johnson Family
C. W. Mundy | Roses

Award of Excellence · IHA Ribbon · $1000
Awarded by Psi Iota Xi and Tri Kappa, Brown County Chapters
David Dale | Asleep

Award of Excellence · IHA Ribbon · $1000
Barbara and Kevin Sheehan Memorial Award
Awarded by Timothy, Alexa and Isla Sheehan
Dan Woodson | Brown County Shade


Memorial and Merit Awards ·
Frederick W. Rigley Memorial Award
Awarded by Ellen Carter and Joan Rigley · $500
Libby Whipple | The Potter’s Shed

T. C. Steele Memorial Award
Awarded by Brad and Zee Hirst · $500
Roy Boswell | Autumn’s Embrace

Ada Shulz Memorial Award
Awarded by Randall Tucker · $500
Char Brown | Little Miss Sunshine

C. Curry Bohm Memorial Award
Awarded by Dan Kraft · $300
Dale Popovich | Snowy Spring Runoff

Carl Graf Memorial Award
Awarded by Kenneth and Janet Harker · $300
Lawrence Rudolech | Morning Walk

John “Abe” Eyed Memorial Award
Awarded by Cheryl Eyed · $250
Jerry Smith | Trackside Loogootee

Margaret Colglazier Memorial Award
Impressionistic Oil  Awarded by Lyn Letsinger-Miller and Leo Miller · $250
Kathy Blankenheim | Snow on the Circle

Taylor English Memorial Award
In memory of an artist who was taken before her time
Awarded by grandparents Terry and Carla English · $250
Bruce Neckar | Field Ready

Will Vawter Memorial Award
Awarded by Robert and Carol Eberle · $250
Karen Graeser | Moonlight Meditation

Ronald O. Elkins Memorial Award
Awarded by Dan and Tom Woodson · $250
Wyatt LeGrand | Twenty-Nine

Adolph Shulz Memorial Award
Awarded by Tony Jordan · $250
Tim Greatbatch | Play of the Water

Talbot Street Art Fair, Inc. Merit Award
Awarded by Talbot Street Art Fair, Inc. · $500
Luke Buck | Magnolia Oak

Indiana Plein Air Painters Merit Award
Awarded by Indiana Plein Air Painters · $250
Donna Shortt | Twelfth Night

Hoosier Salon Merit Award
Awarded by Hoosier Salon · $250
Mark Burkett | In the Morning

People’s Choice Award · $500
Awarded by Michael Fulton and Judith Stewart
2017 Winner Dan Bulleit | "Dancing in the Shadows"

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