The Friends of T.C. Steele Annual Member Art show, now in its 10th year, was held this past spring at the Brown County Art Gallery in the Bob and Barbara Stevens Art Education Studio, Nashville, Indiana. The show was open from March 5 – 27 with another record number 71 entries for members and visitors to enjoy.
This year also marks the first time in the show’s history that we created a Youth Category for younger artists under the age of 18 – we are excited about the prospect of growing our youth participation.
This year’s show was juried by Morgan Rigaud, an appraiser of decorative arts and collectibles. Ms. Rigaud is also the managing director of Bryson Estates in Cincinnati, OH.
The record number of entries submitted included a wide diversity of art mediums: digital photography, oil paintings, acrylic, pastel, watercolor on paper, paper quilting, and ceramic sculpture.
Please join us in congratulating this year’s winners and all those who participated in this year’s show. We are thrilled to see the show continue to grow and the quality of work that is entered. We look forward to seeing future work by all artists who participated, as well as new members next year. Stay tuned for more details about our show in 2023 later this year.
this year’s winners
- Best of Show: Sandy Hall, The Guardian, Fluid Acrylic on Canvas ($1000 prize)
- 1st Place: Lylanne Musselman, Happy in Nature, Soft Pastels on Pastelmat Paper ($500 prize)
- 2nd Place: MarySue Veerkamp-Schwab, Yellow Glen, Oil on Linen Canvas ($250 prize)
- 3rd Place: Donna Short, City Market Flower Day, Soft Pastels on Archival Paper ($100 prize)
- 1st Place, Youth Category: Sarah Stonerock, Personal Space, Watercolor and Marker on Paper (Certificate and $150 donation to her school)
“Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of the Friends of T.C. Steele Annual Member Art Show. I was thoroughly impressed by the 71 vibrant and varied artworks entered and honored to serve as juror. The breadth of talented artists in the show made award decisions difficult. After spending time appreciating each of the works, five pieces were selected for their technical mastery, compositional interest, and zeitgeist – embracing the spirit of our time – in the subject matter.
I commend the work you are doing at the intersection of art and nature. After visiting the gallery and touring Brown County, I left with the impression that T.C. Steele would be happy to know the progressive artist colony he founded in Brown County is alive and well. You’ve created a rich local tradition in Brown County and the State of Indiana. Thank you for inviting me to take part in it.”
Art Show Judge Morgan Rigaud, Managing Director, Bryson Estates
Special thanks to our 2022 show sponsors Lane and Shawn Dunigan of Indianapolis