Hoosier Salon Show at Indiana State Museum

One of my paintings will be on display as the Hoosier Salon presents its annual exhibit at the Indiana State Museum. The dates are Aug. 3rd through October 14th.

This year’s distinguished jurors are Mark Boedges and Mario Andres Robinson.

A wide range of 2-D and 3-D artworks will be on display including drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, furniture, etc. All works are for sale and are reasonably priced.

All artworks in this exhibit have been created within the last year by some of the best Indiana artists! Your trip to see it will be well worth it!

More information is available at https://www.indianamuseum.org/94th-annual-hoosier-salon

Indiana State Museum
650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-1637
Hours:  Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Fishers Exhibition

An exhibit of artwork from 60-80 artists from Indiana Artists (IN/A) opens June 2nd.

Hope my painting makes you smile when you see it.

​​​You’re invited to the opening reception!
Saturday, June 2, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.  (Exhibition June 2 – June 30, 2018)
Fishers City Hall, One Municipal Drive, Fishers
Free. Open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Also open in conjunction with Spark!Fishers celebration (Sat. June 30).
www.fishersartscouncil.com, 317-595-3111

The reception is a free public event with refreshments and opportunity to view the exhibit and meet the artists.

2018 Fishers Exhibition

This is the second year that Indiana Artists (IN/A), a statewide organization of professional artists, is exhibiting at Fishers City Hall. The first exhibit, “Indiana Artists Centennial Exhibition 2017” was held May 2017 in celebration of IN/A’s centennial year.

Indiana Artists (IN/A) is an organization of over 150 professional artists from Indiana, engaged in all disciplines of art.  IN/A is continually looking for new members, seeking established artists as well as new emerging artists working in a wide range of media. Information about requirements to join IN/A can be found at www.indianaartists.org.

​​​​​​​Thank you for your support of arts and artists!

The Exhibition Looks great!

I’m in front of my painting, “Among The Leaves”. Thank you to everyone who attended the opening!

The exhibition runs through June 9, 2018.  (The 1st floor gallery is free and open to the public.)

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-3326
Sun-Wed. 11 am – 5pm
Thurs-Sat. 11 am – 8 pm
Closed Mon.

Enjoy the exhibition!

Contact me with any questions.

In Just a Few Days… Exhibition Opening

It’s here… in just a few days the Exhibition opens.

I’m excited to display one of my paintings at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. A free public reception will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 3:30.  You are invited to attend the reception and, hopefully, celebrate an award with me.  If you cannot make it to the reception, the exhibition runs through June 9, 2018.  It is free and open to the public during regular IMA hours:  Sun-Wed. 11 am – 5pm, Thurs-Sat: 11 am – 8 pm, Closed Mon.

Thank you for your support of my work and local art!

My painting at the IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields)


One of my paintings was selected for inclusion in an exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields. (I’ll reveal the painting after the show opens.)

Indiana Artists, a juried artists’ organization, returns to the Indianapolis Museum of Art this Spring for its 86th annual exhibition. Each year, artist members are invited to enter the annual juried exhibition. Submitted works are reviewed by an outside juror for inclusion in the exhibit.  Accepted works are then juried to receive awards.

The exhibition will consist of a variety of mediums from artists throughout the state of Indiana.

Free opening reception on Sunday, April 15th at 3:30 pm.

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-3326

Enjoy the opening and/or the exhibition!  Contact me with any questions.

Centennial Exhibition

The Indiana Artists continue to celebrate our centennial year with an exhibition in Brown County (Nashville, IN). One of my new “transitions” paintings entitled “Entangled Again” will be on display in the exhibit!

Brown County looks gorgeous in the Fall — so take a ride, relax, and enjoy beauty in many forms.

Exhibition details:

Nov. 5 – Dec. 17, 2017
Indiana Artists Member Centennial Exhibition 2017
at Brown County Art Gallery
1 Artist Drive, Nashville, IN 47448
M-Sat. 10am – 5pm
Sun. 12-5pm

Watching Out For The Bees

I love plein air painting (painting outdoors) with my artist buddies.  However, it’s totally different from painting in the comfort (and isolation) of the studio.  Along with the views there’s nature to contend with.  Sometimes it’s small wildlife that gets your attention, or weather conditions to take into consideration.  And sometimes it’s bees that are territorial… or just curious.

One afternoon while out painting, my friend Rose starting twitching irregularly; she had my total attention.  I had two questions:

“What’s the matter with YOU?”  and  “Why are you running over HERE?”

Apparently she was fighting with a bee and I wanted no part of it!  Thankfully, no one was stung.  After much laughter we resumed our painting and continued to enjoy our day outdoors.  Here are some pictures:

An Intuitive Approach

This is a new painting — fresh off the easel. And THIS is a video about making it.

“Wide Open Portal” by Barbara Peterson
28″x 22″ oil on canvas

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