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

  • IHA Gold Award
    Awarded by John and Sarah Lechleiter

    C.W. Mundy · Old Fisherman
    Oil on Linen · 40 x 30

  • IHA Silver Award
    Awarded by Indiana Heritage Arts Board of Directors

    Wyatt LeGrand · Sheep
    Oil · 30 x 30

  • IHA Bronze Award
    Awarded by the Howard F. Hughes Trust

    Kathy Blankenheim · Skywalker
    Oil on Panel · 24 x 24

  • IHA Director's Purchase Award | Talbot Street Art Fair, Inc. Merit Award

    Mark Ratzlaff · Bloomington Dairy 02
    Oil on Board · 40 x 36

  • Award of Excellence | IHA Ribbon
    Awarded Anonymously

    Lawrence Rudolech · Fall @ Last
    Oil · 29.5 x 49.5

  • Award of Excellence | IHA Ribbon
    Awarded by the Dick Johnson Family

    John Michael Carter · Hillside House
    Oil on Linen · 36 x 36

  • Award of Excellence | IHA Ribbon
    Awarded by Psi Iota Xi and Tri Kappa, Brown County Chapters

    Beth Forst · Ducks in the Canal
    Oil · 20 x 24

  • Award of Excellence | IHA Ribbon
    Awarded by Timothy, Alexa and Isla Sheehan

    Carol Strock-Wasson · Red Tank
    Pastel · 18 x 24

  • Frederick W. Rigley Memorial Award
    Awarded by Ellen Carter and Joan Rigley

    Donna Shortt · Twilight Wonder
    Pastel · 24 x 12

  • T. C. Steele Memorial Award
    Awarded by Brad and Zee Hirst

    Ginny Takacs · Winter at Oak Ridge Prairie
    Oil · 18 x 24

  • Ada Shulz Memorial Award
    Awarded by Randall Tucker

    Troy Kilgore · Market Street, Charleston, SC
    Oil on Canvas · 12 x 24

  • C. Curry Bohm Memorial Award
    Awarded by Dan Kraft

    Roy Boswell · Harvest 15
    Oil · 5 x 7

  • Carl Graf Memorial Award
    Awarded by Kenneth and Janet Harker

    Chris Newlund · Over Duck Creek
    Oil on Linen · 24 x 30

  • John "Abe" Eyed Memorial Award
    Awarded by Cheryl Eyed

    Randall Scott Harden · France, Plein Air
    Oil · 18 x 14

  • Margaret Colglazier Memorial Award Impressionistic Oil
    Awarded by Lyn Letsinger-Miller

    David Seward · Twin City Seed Company
    Oil · 9 x 12

  • Taylor English Memorial Award in memory of an artist who was taken before her tiime
    Awarded by grandparents Terry and Carla English

    Bruce Neckar · Young Jack
    Drawing · 24 x 20

  • Will Vawter Memorial Award
    Awarded by Robert and Carol Eberle

    Ron Burgess · Abandoned
    Pastel · 12 x 16

  • Adolph Shulz Memorial Award
    Awarded by Tony Jordan

    Matt Katz · Keepers
    Oil · 12 x 16

  • Indiana Plein Air Painters Merit Award
    Awarded by Indiana Plein Air Painters

    Jeanne McLeish · St. Mary's Morning
    Oil · 18 x 24

  • Hoosier Salon Merit Award
    Awarded by Hoosier Salon

    Steve Dodge · Whitetail Stampede
    Oil · 12 x 24




People's Choice Award 2016
  "Morning Reflections" by Dan Bulleit

I am so excited and so honored to have been chosen to even be in the show. This is a huge bonus that means so much to me as a validation in what I am trying to accomplish with the support of my family.

The subject was from the Cascade Cafe, a place we visited several times in NY on vacation a few years ago. It is run by an immigrant family who was very proud to own this cafe in America. It’s a story that demonstrates the dream and opportunity of America coming true. I believe at least some of them were originally from Pakistan. No matter the time of day, it seemed this same staff was there with the same smiles happy to serve. This scene was shot at about 6:30 am and the light was just coming up. This cook paused briefly as he stared out the window. With all the reflective glass and with him looking out it seemed that that common element was “reflection”. Thus the title. “Morning Reflections.” As luck would have it, my brother was in NY just a few weeks ago and showed them a photo of the painting and they were very excited by it.

SO it all comes full circle, it was accepted in the respected 38th Indiana Heritage Arts Show, it put a smile on the face of the staff at Cascade Cafe, it sold to an excellent collector on opening night and then won the People’s Choice Award. This was a big success for me. Thank you!

Dan Bulleit









38th Annual Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale

Indiana Heritage Arts of Nashville, IN is announcing its 38th annual art exhibition will now run a month from June 11 until July 2 at the newly expanded Brown County Art Gallery, 1 Artist Drive.

The show and sale of paintings, one of the largest in the Midwest, attracts thousands of art lovers to the free show. Hours daily are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Over 130 artists enter art work to be juried and selected for hanging. All paintings are for sale. Between prize money and purchase awards, artists in 2015 received some $53,000.

The popular People's Choice award of $500 will be awarded at the close of this year's show to the artist garnering the most votes from the viewing audience. New this year are sponsors Michael Fulton and Judith Stewart of Brown County.

The IHA Directors' Purchase Award this year will honor the late Dick Ferrer, a former board member and artist whose work often hung in past years in the annual shows. Indiana Heritage Arts has acquired a permanent collection of more than 15 paintings that hang in the IHA space in the Brown County Art Gallery.

Jim Ross, Indianapolis gallery owner and long-time IHA show organizer, said, "Our show's goal is to encourage artists of today who are working in the traditional style made renown by Hoosier artists painting in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Brown County." He added that it was an honor for IHA to recognize outstanding artists.

The judge for this year's show is a nationally known plein air and American impressionist painter, Anne Blair Browne of Nashville, TN. "We work to find jurors whose work relates to what our artists are doing. She is an excellent example of the traditional style that appeals to art patrons of today," he said.

An awards presentation will take place at the gallery Friday, June 10.

IHA is a non-profit organization which has a gallery and sales space at Brown County Art Gallery.

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