Released September 13, 2016

‘Great Outdoor Art Contest’ winners announced

: Cate Whetzel, 812.988.2785, [email protected]

NASHVILLE, Ind. — Winners from this past weekend’s Great Outdoor Art Contest at T.C. Steele State Historic Site have been announced. See list below per category.

Children Age 12 and Under
First Place: Barrett Timmons, Bloomington, Ind.
Second Place: Violet Whittemore, Yorktown, Ind.
Third Place: Grace Whittemore, Yorktown, Ind.
Honorable Mention: Brooke Becher, Carmel; Ava Roush, Nashville, Ind.

Teens Age 13 through 18
First Place: Laurabeth Landis, Kirklin, Ind.
Second Place: Claire Jenness, Solsberry, Ind.
Third Place: Lillian Wooton, Morgantown, Ind.
Honorable Mention: Julia Buckingham, Noblesville, Ind.; Isabelle Landis, Kirklin, Ind.

Adult Oil
First Place: Joel Knapp, Gallatin, Tenn.
Second Place: Sondra Cromwell, Arcadia, Ind.
Third Place: Tom Woodson, Muncie, Ind.
Honorable Mention: Anne Karine Bley, Bloomington, Ind.; Mike Pavol, Philadelphia; Dan Bulleit, Greenville, Ind.; Dan Woodson, Muncie, Ind.; Don Geyra, Bloomington, Ind.; Wayne Campbell, Flatrock, Ind.

Adult Acrylic
First Place: Tricia Wente, Bloomington, Ind.
Second Place: Laura Bulla, Nashville, Ind.
Third Place: Stephen Miller, Westfield, Ind.
Honorable Mention: Christine Whittemore, Yorktown, Ind.

Adult Mixed Media/Drawing/Other
First Place: Corrine Hull, Indianapolis
Second Place: Yelena Polyanskaya, Bloomington, Ind.
Third Place:  R.A. Buys, Indianapolis

Adult Watercolor
First Place:  Marge Burkholder, Plymouth, Ind.
Second Place:  Susan Shorter, Spencer, Ind.
Third Place:  Donna Whitsitt, Morgantown, Ind.
Honorable Mention:  Robin Edmundson, Solsberry, Ind.

People’s Choice, Adult Artist, was awarded to a watercolor painting by Marge Burkholder, Plymouth, Ind.

People’s Choice, Youth Artist, was awarded to an acrylic painting by teen artist Laurabeth Landis, Kirklin, Ind.

First-place and People’s Choice winning artwork is now on display through September 30 in the Brown County Art Gallery in downtown Nashville.

Winners were chosen by a panel of three judges in six categories.  Adult artists were divided by media and children and teen artists were divided by age.

This year’s event was cosponsored by the Friends of T.C. Steele.

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T.C. Steele State Historic Site is located on Hwy 46 just west of Nashville in the heart of artistic Brown County. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, the site is where nature’s beauty meets the artist’s canvas. The home, studio and gardens of this noted Hoosier artist still provide inspiration today through site tours, outdoor painting competitions and artist-in-residence programs. For more information, call 812.988.2785 or visit