Bill Inman - "Colors of Wind"
J.D. Naraine - "Aqua Pillow"
Jerry Smith - "Frozen Cascade"
Robert Eberle - Abe Eyed Award "Opalescence"
Joel Knapp - Margaret Colglazier Award -"Along the River"
T.C. Steele Memorial—"Beginnings" Wyatt LeGrand
Carol Strock Wasson - Taylor English Award "Values Close to Home"
Dan Woodsen - Barbara K. Judd Award "The Evening"
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|Ron Burgess||Mark Burkett||Carol Cammack||Kevin Carlson|
|John Michael Carter||Sharlyn Cheeseman||Kathryn Clark||Douglas David|
|Mary Ann Davis||Lyle Denney||W.A. Dodds||Steve Dodge|
|Fred Doloresco||Lynn Dunbar||Robert Eberle||Dick Ferrer|
|Forrest Formsma||Jodie Friend||Victoria Gillieron||Gerrie Govert|
|Tim Greatbatch||Gwen Gutwein||Randall Scott Harden||Sandee Hazelbaker|
|Jeannie Hilfiker||Thomas Himsel||Corrine Hull||Bill Inman|
|Troy Kilgore||Jeff Klinker||Joel Knapp||Valery Kosorukov|
|Ryan Lee||Wyatt LeGrand||Judith Lewis||Diane Lyon|
|Ronald Mack||Susan Mauck||Michael McAuley||Jeanne McLeish|
|JD Naraine||Pamela Newell||Chris Newlund||Elizabeth O'Rear|
|James Oblack||Vandra Pentecost||Pamela Pfrang||Dale Popovich|
|Todd Reifers||Rodney Reveal||Patricia Rhoden||Thom Robinson|
|Lawrence Rudolech||Douglas Runyon||David Seward||Donna Shortt|
|Carolyn Sichting||Jerry Smith||Carol Strock Wasson||Katie Whipple|
|Libby Whipple||Dan Woodson||Tom Woodson|
Artist: John Ottis Adams was a well known 19th/20th artist and member of the Hoosier Group
Birth: July 8, 1851, Amity Indiana, Johnson County
Death: January 28, 1927 (age 75)
Burial: Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, In
Marriage: Winfred Bradey 1897
Children: John Alban Adams (9/10/1900 - 1971), Edward Wolf (11/19/1902 - ?), Robert Brady Adams (7/19/1904 - 1951)
Subject Matter: Portraits, Landscapes Artistic Style :Impressionism
Art Associations: Hoosier School, Society of Western Artists (1896-1914)
Art Education: Wabash College 1871, South Kensington School in London, Royal Academy Munich Germany
Art Awards: 1904 - St Louis Exposition for "Iridescence", 1907 - Fine Arts Building prize for "A Snowy Morning" - awarded $500.
Biography of John Ottis Adams
Early Education and Training (1851 to 1880)
John Ottis Adams was born in the small town of Amity Indiana on July 8th, 1851 to parents Alban Housley and Eizibeth Adams. As a young boy John attended public schools in Franklin, Shelbyville and high school in Martinsville Indiana. He enrolled in Wabash College in 1871, but left after a year to study art under John Parker at the South Kensington School in London from 1872 to 1874. After receiving a certificate from Kensington, Adams returned to the United States living in different towns until returning to Muncie Indiana to open a studio and lived for four years between 1876 and 1880.
From The Royal Academy to Brookville (1880 to 1900)
In 1880, Adams left for Europe to study at the Royal Academy in Munich Germany for seven years with fellow Indiana artists Theodore C. Steele and Samuel Richards. Leaving Germany in 1887 he returned to Muncie, Indiana to spend his time painting portraits, landscapes and honing his painting skills. In addition to painting, he taught art classes in Muncie and Union City, Indiana. Adams was also involved in the establishment of the art school in Ft Wayne, In. During this time Adams and fellow Artist T. C. Steele discovered the artistic beauty of the Whitewater Valley around Brookville, Indiana. Steele and Adams were so taken with the surrounding area they bought the old Mills house, later to be know as the Hermitage in Brookville. In 1896, John Adams along with T. C. Steele, John Elwood Bundy and fourteen other artists formed the "Society of Western Artists" which continued as an organization until 1914. In 1898, Adams married Winfred Brady who was also an artist. She received her training at the Drexel Institute in Philadelphia and the arts student league of New York City. She was a member of the Womens Art Club of Cincinnati and an associate member of the Society of Western Artists. John and Winfred moved to Brookville, In. in the Spring of 1899.
Painting in Florida and Michigan(1900 to 1927)
As with the Art School of Ft Wayne, Adams helped found the John Herron Art Institute in 1902 and, soon afterwards joined the faculty as a drawing and painting instructor.
Indianapolis, In January 12th, 2014 - The first auction of 2014 contained a wide variety of notable past and present Indiana artists available to the highest bidder. With 140 lots offered for sale their was enough variety and price ranges that anyone interested in purchasing, had the opportunity to walk out the door with a nice piece of art. The auction was held by Jackson Auction and Real Estate Company at their location in downtown Indianapolis Indiana.
Adolph Shulz Painting Reaches $9,500
Adolph R. Shulz is considered to be the founder of the Brown County Art Colony. After first visiting the rural area in 1900, he started spending summers there painting until permanently moving to Nashville, In. in 1914. Adolph studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and with William Merritt Chase at the New York Art Students League. He was one of the founding members that established the Brown County Art Gallery in 1926. An exceptional painting by the artist was one of the center pieces of the auction and created a lot of interest from several buyers. The oil painting on canvas was titled "The Abandoned Road", measured 30 x 34, was signed lower right and received a final bid of $9,500.
Ada Walter Shulz the first wife of Adolph, was friends with the son and daughter of T. C. Steele and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for 4 years. Ada did not do much painting until 1906 when her family was older and fewer obligations allowed her to dedicate more time to her art. Paintings by Ada do not come up for sale often, and when they do, they typically command high prices. Although not reaching the low estimate of $15,000, a painting depicting a landscape with oxen, and possibly Grandma Barnes Cabin, reached a respectable bid of $9,500. The painting was Oil on board, measured 17.5 x 20, and was signed by Ada in the lower left.
George Herbert Baker studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy, Boothbay Art School in Maine and under the Richmond group artist John Elwood Bundy. He was a charter member and president of the Richmond Palette Club and was know for his landscape paintings in and around Wayne County Indiana. A 16 x 20 oil on canvas winter scene with stream was offered to bidders who collect his work and received a final bid of $350. Also for sale was a Pastel measuring 8 x 10 and signed lower right, went to the buyer for $150.
Indiana Art Values
January 12, 2014 auction values provided by Indiana Art Online
James Eccles, 20x24, O/C, SLL, "The Old Road" sold for $450
Frank Hoenberger 10x8, Colored Photo, SLR, sold for $150
Frank Vietor, 8x12, Acrylic, SLR, "Monon, Winter of 95" sold for $400
Hallie prow, 16x20, O/B, SLL, "Sunlight and Shadows" sold for $5,000
Leota Loop, 20x26, O/C, SLL, Wooded Autumn Landscape" sold for $600
Claude Curry Bohm, 11x15, O/B, SLL, The Early Snow" sold for $900