A big thank you to the 40 IHA artists who registered for the West Baden Paint Out which returned after a two-year absence. The hotel staff was thrilled to see artists spread out over the grounds and under the dome. The hotel provided a reception and for the first time ever, bought paintings from the artists to feature in the gift shop. IHA takes no commission and provides a $500 People’s Choice Award. Congratulations to Vesta Seville, who was this year’s winner.

French Lick Resort staff has asked Indiana Heritage Arts if this could become a twice a year event. We are looking into the possibility.!

A select group of IHA artists have been invited to take part in a joint event with the JW Riley House Museum Centennial. Mark October 8 on your calendar to visit the Riley House Block Party. IHA artists will be painting and selling with proceeds to benefit the Riley House. There will be food, poetry, home tours and more. The home is in the Lockerbie neighborhood of Indianapolis and is an architectural jewel. 

The Brown County Art Gallery Foundation is gearing up for the annual Collector’s Showcase called “Snowfall,” featuring glorious snow scenes by early Brown County artists. The exhibit opens October 1 and runs through November 13. Anyone interested in advertising in the full color catalogue should contact the Gallery. Deadline is September 6.

As part of the Showcase activities, artists are invited to participate in the second Brown County State Park Paint Out on October 28-29. Last year’s event was a first for the Park and they are going to allow it again. All Indiana artists are invited to register. The Foundation will pay park admission for registered artists. Paintings cannot be sold in the park but are to be brought to the Gallery. The Foundation will handle sales with a 20% commission. Paintings can remain through the run of Showcase. Call the Gallery to register.

The next event at the Brown County Art Gallery is a major exhibition called “Nancy Noel: Indiana Artist, Pioneer, Superstar!” The exhibit will feature 50 pieces including 20 originals, a recreation of her Zionsville Studio and a video of her life and groundbreaking career. This is the largest galley exhibition and sale of her work since her passing in 2020. It is sure to draw a crowd which should help all the artists in the building.!

“What’s in the Rapp Room?”  Check out these great works by IHA artists.