The Artists

The Artists

The Brown County Art Gallery is an important venue for those who want to buy or sell early Indiana Art. Consignment art is available on a regular basis and provides valuable income to the Gallery’s non-profit Foundation.

Brown County Art Gallery Artists Association

The Brown County Art Gallery Artist Association was formed in 1926 by the early colony artists and continues today as a membership organization for professional artists. Its 45 members stage four exhibitions a year in the Association Exhibition Hall.

Indiana Heritage Arts

Indiana Heritage Arts was formed in the late 1970s to support local Brown County artists by staging an annual juried art competition each June. Today IHA has grown into a statewide organization and its June Exhibition and Sale attracts artists from across Indiana to compete for $30,000 in prize money. It is one of the largest art competitions in the Midwest.

IHA artists also can exhibit in the Brown County Art Gallery year-round in the Rapp Room giving this important art organization a constant presence.

“Delicate Balance” by Nancy Noël
30 x 42 · $95,000
Oil on Canvas

Nancy Noël

The passing of this legendary Indiana artist left a huge hole in the art world. Starting in the early ’90s, this highly trained artist began selling her work in a small gallery in Indianapolis, signing with just her initials because she was afraid no one would buy the work of a woman. Through hard work and tremendous talent, she created a world of art and a legion of followers who love her paintings of children, animals, and angels. Her paintings hang in national museums, embassies across the globe, and in the homes of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey and Robert Redford.

The Brown County Art Gallery is an exclusive representative of her work which is on display and available for sale daily.