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87th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art


  • Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields 4000 North Michigan Road Indianapolis, IN, 46208 United States (map)

Here is a bit of background on the juried exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields that I am currently in. I was so happy to be included in this show, there are not many figurative works included so mine definitely stands out. Please see the link below to see a copy of the catalog.

My portrait is of my husband. Most couples, I imagine , have a whole host of facial expressions that tell a story to one another. The same is true for us. This look from him speaks volumes to me and exemplifies our 20 years of marriage. The rest of the composition is about my pure love of color. We were floating in a shaded backyard pool, he gave me that look and it stopped time. I was floored by the wild palette of colors in this slice of life and how they were reflected on his face and distorted in the water. It was just glorious. I ran for my camera to capture it. It brightens my studio. I am surprised by how many others are delighted in this private moment. It is what I strive for, powerful but somewhat mundane, universal feelings.

If you are in the Indianapolis area, please stop by the Bret Waller gallery in the IMA to see the show.

‘Since the organization’s inception, there have been 84 juried exhibitions. Starting in 1994, these have been held at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA).

Each year, our artist members are invited to enter the Annual Juried Exhibition. Submitted works are reviewed by an outside juror to be included in the exhibition. Works accepted are then juried to receive awards.”

2019 Juror:  Phyllis Shafer

87th Annual Juried Exhibit catalog 2019