The Cousins from Richmond are Coming! Get out the Good Dishes!
Celebrating three early Brown County potteries | Brown County Pottery, Brown County Hills Pottery, Karl Martz and Becky Brown.
A wonderful exhibit of Brown County Pottery is being assembled as well as consignment pottery that will be offered for sale.
Many of you know that the Richmond Art Museum is closed for renovations. We are pleased to be providing a temporary home for our Richmond cousins. An exhibit of work from the Richmond Museum will open in conjunction with the pottery display.
Saturday, July 8 | Join us for a wine and cheese reception and a pottery program. Exhibition opens at 1:00 pm · Reception 2:00 pm — includes pottery program, wine and cheese. Cost $10 per person
Proceeds benefit the Brown County Art Gallery Foundation.
19th Annual Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition
This prestigious competition is held at the historic Brown County Art Gallery and is an excellent opportunity to reward young artists and highlight their creative efforts. This year we had 177 pieces submitted for the competition.
The Student Art Competition is on display through Sunday, May 7, 2017. All 7th - 12th graders from Bartholomew, Brown, Greene, Jackson, Johnson, Morgan and Monroe county schools were eligible to participate. Home school students were also able to participate if they are under the guidance of a licensed Art Teacher.
The Competition is judged and includes six categories: Painting | Drawing | 3-D | Print | Photography | Video
There will be over $1500 awarded in prize money and Indiana Heritage Arts will again be presenting a "$150 IHA Teacher of the Year" award in both the Junior High and Senior High Divisions.
Congratulations to the Best in Show:
Larissa Bota | Tri-North Middle School | Jr. High
Sarah Sackman | Bloomington High School | Photography
Chloee Robinson | Brown County High School | Senior High
State Road 135 Closures | 7 Bridges Receiving Work
Traveling to Brown County may become a little more challenging this season....our best advice is to take I65 to State Road 46, head west to Brown County and Nashville. Road repairs are a necessity and planning ahead will save everyone from stressful detours.
7 BRIDGES ON SR 135!
MORGAN, BROWN & JACKSON COUNTIES—A number of bridge closures in Morgan, Brown and Jackson Counties will detour State Road 135 traffic this year. According to Indiana Department of Transportation officials, the state has awarded contracts to three different contractors for rehabilitating or replacing seven structures along S.R. 135. At some sites, work is scheduled to begin April 4.
"Art with a Purpose: Brown County Baskets"
The Bohall and Hovis families of Brown County wove their distinctive white oak baskets for neighbors and friends to carry corn and other necessities of life. By the 1920's, the early basket weavers were discovered by tourists who snapped up the baskets for souvenirs, creating a new cottage industry. They are now highly prized by collectors.The story of the basket weavers will be told in a special exhibit held at the Brown County Art Gallery, with support from our partners; the Mather's Museum of World Cultures, Indiana University, Bloomington and professor Dr. Jon Kay, Director of Traditional Arts Indiana.
Presentation Program | Saturday, August 5 | 2 pm
Dr. Kay will present a program about the baskets and their makers on Saturday, August 5th at 2 pm at the Brown County Art Gallery. Refreshments will follow, and this program is free to the public.
Please join us for this fascinating presentation on another part of Brown County's artistic history which features baskets, early photographs, and artifacts. Exhibit is open daily from August 5 - September 4.
Collector's Showcase 2018 | : “Steele and Shulz, a Brown County Partnership"
Collector’s Showcase 2018: “Steele and Shulz, a Brown County Partnership". This exhibit of paintings by Steele and Shulz celebrates their relationship which led to the founding of the Brown County Art Gallery. The Collector's Showcase 2018 exhibit runs September 14 through October 28.
Opening Weekend Events: Only $45 for all 3 events....
Friday, September 14 | Opening reception features wine, food, music and a color catalog. Admission $40 - includes a return visit on Saturday and $5 off the Sunday program, doors open at 6 pm
Saturday, September 15 | Steele Shulz Exhibit - Admission $5 includes entire Gallery and color catalog. Hours 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, September 16 | Steel Shulz Exhibit - Admission $10 includes a program by Rachel Perry at 2 pm, color catalog. Hours Noon - 5 pm
SUPPORT THE 2018 COLLECTORS' SHOWCASE
BUY AN AD IN THE SHOWCASE CATALOG
All ads are full color | 500 catalogs will be printed and distributed during the opening weekend events and throughout the duration of the exhibit.
Full page: $475 | 1/2 page: $240 | 1/4 page: $125
Click here to download the ad specs sheet, deadline for ads August 24.
BECOME A SPONSOR/DONOR
We are seeking additional sponsors to help offset the cost of this major exhibit which totals $7,500. Please join Sarah and John Lechlieter in supporting this year's showcase which ties into the new Singing Winds Visitor Center under construction at the T. C. Steele State Historic Site.
Thank you for your support!