Historic Indiana En Plein Air Art Show

Tour Indiana through the eyes of 42 talented artists

The artwork by members of the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) showcase views of the state from Lake County to Jefferson County, Steuben County to Posey County and many places in between. The full list of artists, works and locations is below. This exhibit of 60 oil, pastel and watercolor paintings is located on the King Bridge Gallery and is included with purchase of museum admission. This experience is open through November 27, 2020

List of artists, title, location and purchase price

  • A - F

    Anne-Karine Bley, Sunny Day at the Wylie House, Monroe County, $225

    Anne-Karine Bley, Maple and 6th, Monroe County, $350

    Beverly Bruntz, Pepin Mansion New Albany, Floyd County, $950

    Beverly Bruntz, House of the Singing Winds, Brown County, $1,100

    Mark Burkett, After the Storm, Morgan County, $750

    Mark Burkett, Lake Ditch Bridge, Morgan County, $1,200

    Kevin Carlson, Madison, Jefferson County, $640

    Mary Ann Davis, Circle View, Marion County, $1,150

    Mary Ann Davis, Franklin County Courthouse, Franklin County, $1,150

    Steve Dawson, The Old Hinkle Garton Farmstead, Monroe County, $750

    Debi Black Edwards, Ford Bridge, Jennings County, $525

  • G - L

    Vivian Gladden, Franklin Square, Johnson County, $300

    Karen Graeser, Early Tribal Sacred Burial Site, Marion County, $950

    Gwendolyn Gutwein, Martin Blume Jr Farm, Allen County, $1,050

    Margaret Peters Hanke, Woodruff Place Neighborhood Fountain #1, Marion County, $375

    Alice Harpel, Henry S. Lane House II, Montgomery County, $375

    Thomas Himsel, Twin Bridges, Hendricks County, $1,200

    Thomas Himsel, Turkey Run State Park – Sunset Point, Parke County, $900

    Sally Hughes, Readmore Book Store Richmond IN, Wayne County, $350

    Robert Hunt, Hancock County Courthouse, Hancock County, $1,500

    Michael Janosky, Losing Ground at the Dunes, Porter County, $975

    Jeffrey Klinker, Linden Depot, Montgomery County, $1,800

    Jeffrey Klinker, Snow Covered Bridge, Montgomery County, $1,800

    Patrick Kluesner, The Old Carnegie, Madison County, $1,000

    Barbara Knuckles, Marquette Park Aquatorium, Lake County, $385

    Virginia Kramer, USS LST 325 Morning Docking, Vanderburgh County, $575

    Virginia Kramer, Tugboat Elizabeth Lea, Dearborn County, $500

    Alan Larkin, Allen County Courthouse – Detail Joy and Peace Mural, Allen County, $1,200

    Alan Larkin, Railroad Bridge on the St Marys River, Allen County, $1,800

    Abby Laux, Evening Prayers, Dubois County, $300

    Abby Laux, Sturm’s Hardware, Dubois County, $675

  • M - Z

    Ron Mack, Morris Butler House, Marion County, $1,600

    Ron Mack, Granary Street Looking East, Posey County, $1,400

    Mark Millis, Tarlton House in Historic Martin Place, Johnson County, $550

    Pamela Newell, Roberts Chapel, Hamilton County, $1,650

    Chris Newlund, Huddleston Farmhouse, Wayne County, $1,200

    Chris Newlund, Noblitt Mansion, Bartholomew County, $1,200

    Patricia Rhoden, First Frost, Brown County, $995

    Susan Ring, Welcome to Thomas Marshall, Wabash County, $295

    Douglas Runyan, Pokagon Spring, Steuben County, $750

    David Seward, Barn on the Hill, Boone County, $850

    David Seward, Traders Point Creamery, Boone and Marion Counties, $1,600

    Donna Shortt, Gaar Farm Valley View, Wayne County, $540

    Donna Shortt, Bates-Hendricks House, Marion County, $540

    Jerry Smith, Henry S. Lane House, Montgomery County, $750

    Jerry Smith, Yountsville Mill, Montgomery County, $1,200

    Sallie Spencer, McCord Candies, Tippecanoe County, $800

    Sallie Spencer, Trinity Church, Tippecanoe County, $800

    Curt Stanfield, Zacke Cox Bridge, Parke County, $1,250

    Justin Vining, The Cannon Blast on Race Morning, Marion County, $1,500

    Steve Warner, Illinois Central Railroad Depot, Monroe County, $850

    Carol Strock Wasson, Looking East, Randolph County, $1,000

    Carol Strock Wasson, I Love a Rainy Night, Randolph County, $1,000

    Avon Waters, Red Soffits, Wabash County, $400

    Rick Wilson, Gem of South Walnut Street, Johnson County, $1,200

    Rick Wilson, Mid Day Shadows, Johnson County, $950

    Melanie Wissel, The Lure of Lithia Water, Orange County, $500

    Dan Woodson, Morning on Washington Street, Delaware County, $2,500

    Dan Woodson, Betty’s Cabin, Delaware County, $2,500

    Megan Wright, Harrison House, Marion County, $500

If you’re interested in purchasing a painting, please email inpleinair@yahoo.com or call 317.508.0667 and leave a message. 

These artworks are for sale on a first-come, first-sale basis, but they will not be available to take home until the tour closes in October 2021.

The companion exhibit catalog, “Historic Indiana en Plein Air, Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation,” is on sale at The Indiana Store on Level One.

The exhibit and catalog are a joint venture of IPAPA and Indiana DNR.

  • “Plein air painting–the practice of painting outdoors–has a long and storied history in Indiana, inspired by the work of T.C. Steele and the Hoosier Group, Frank Dudley and so many others. What we see in the Historic Indiana En Plein Air show is that the beauty of the Indiana landscape continues to excite and motivate artists around the state to do their best work.”

    Cathy Ferree

    President and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites

  • “This exhibit combines the very best of Hoosier art and the accomplishments of statewide historic preservation. We’re honored to host the inaugural exhibition for this unique artistic partnership between IPAPA and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.”

    Mark Ruschman

    Senior Curator of Art and Culture at the Indiana State Museum

After the exhibit closes at the Indiana State Museum, it will travel to Fort Wayne Museum of Art, where it will be on display from December-January 2021. Other venues for the show include Historic Brown County Art Gallery, April-May 2021; Richmond Art Museum, June-July 2021; and Midwest Museum of American Art (Elkhart), August-September 2021.

Consult each institution’s guidance for visits regarding COVID-19 safeguards.

Photo credits
Image one: Susan Ring, Welcome to Thomas Marshall, oil on canvas
Image two: Jerry Smith, Yountsville Mill, oil on canvas
Image three: Jeffrey Klinker, Linden Depot, oil on canvas