Welcome to Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc.
Founded in 1979, IHA makes its home in the historic Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, Indiana. Its mission is to support Indiana’s heritage-style impressionist artists who follow in the legacy of the Brown County Art Colony artists of the early 1900s. IHA is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board of directors and is supported by a host of generous donors, sponsors, and artist members. Proceeds from sales are used to support other art groups by providing prize money, catalogue advertising and teacher awards.
Each year, IHA does the following:
Stages one of the largest juried art competitions in the Midwest each June, for artists from or with a tie to Indiana, awarding $30,000 in prize money.
Curates a Permanent Collection of works purchased from the annual exhibition. Collected works can be found at the Brown County Art Gallery and the West Baden Springs Hotel.
Art for Sale
Provides a year-round exhibition space in the Brown County Art Gallery Rapp Room, where select member artists are invited to exhibit and sell their work.
Support our Mission
…of presenting a Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale of traditional and representational Indiana art following the legacy of the artists who founded the Brown County Art Colony in the early 1900s.