Indiana Gallery News

Zionsville Art Galleries

Zionsville, is a small quaint village located about twenty minutes north of Indianapolis, In. It is a good day trip from surrounding cities for those interested in viewing or purchasing art from local, regional and internationally known artists from its 14 galleries . If you are interested in visiting a specific gallery it is recommended that you check the operating hours before making a visit, some galleries open in the afternoon and have special hours. The largest percentage of the galleries are along the towns brick lined main street and all are within easy walking distance of each other. The Zionsville Art Initiative has been hosting the Brick Street gallery walk every June since its beginning in 2001. The walk hosts approximately 100 artists and brings in 4000 to 5000 visitors each year for the premier event. 

Perhaps the most well known of all Galleries located in Zionsville is "The SancutuaryTheSancutuary" owned and operated by internationally known artist Nancy Noel.  Located on the north end of town at 75 North Main St., the gallery is in a renovated Victorian church built in Zionsville in the 1800's. Many of Nancy Noels' original art work hangs in the main sanctuary of the building and along the walls of the small cafe where many visitors eat lunch.  There is a wide variety of art from the Amish Children that made Nancy Noel famous to the animal, angel and African paintings. Not only is the art worth the visit but the small cafe ran by French certified pastry chef Ghyslain Maurais provides excellent food and some of the best French pastry and gourmet chocolate in the Indianapolis area..

Just across the street from the Sanctuary at 110 North Main street is Wickliff Fine Art hosting many well known and award winning local Indiana artists.  Todd Reifer,  Ken Bucklew, Tim Gretbatch and Mary Ann Davis are a few of the artists displaying work at the gallery.

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Indiana Heritage Arts 32nd annual Exibition and Sale

The Brown County Art Gallery located in Nashville In.,  hosted the 32nd annual Indiana Heritage Arts (IHA) show and sale on June 12th through June26th 2010. The IHA show drew an estimated 1,500 visitors to view the 129 paintings juried into the show by this year’s judge,  Wylie, Texas artist John Pototschnik.  John received his art training at Wichita State university specializing in advertising design and illustration.  He also studied at the Art Center College in Los Angles Ca.  Over the years, John worked at several major advertising agencies and companies in Dallas, TX, then began painting professionally in 1982.  John took on the challenge of awarding prizes for the large selection of paintings entered into the competition. Ken Bucklew of Spencer, In. took the Gold Award (First Prize) for a landscape oil painting titled “Overlook Near Freedom” receiving $5,000 for first prize. The IHA Board of Directors purchased the painting for $15,000 to add to the IHA permanent collection. In addition, Ken won the People’s Choice Award for an additional $500 and according to the IHA it may be the most awarded painting in the orginizations 32 year history.

The Silver Award (Second prize) went to

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