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  • New Art 2.0 | Whitney Minthorn

    by Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art and Ashley Holland, assistant curator of contemporary art | Jan 16, 2015

    New Art 2.0 is an exhibition of prints, many created by Eiteljorg Fellows and contemporary Native and non Native artists. It is a blend of “op art,” landscape, political and environmental statements as well as portraiture. Approximately 90 limited edition prints will be on exhibit and available for sale with prices ranging between about $500 - $4000.  New Art 2.0 closes Feb. 8, 2015.

    rainfall
    rainfall, 2013
    Lithograph, edition 1/16
    20 x 15 inches
    rainfall, 2013
    $415
    75. CSP 13-104jpg
    tiyapoolasan`may…the sound the wind makes in the treetops, 2013
    Lithograph, edition 4/16
    20 x 15 inches
    $415

    I’m from the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. I have been an artist most of my life. I have studied painting at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM USA as well as fashion and textiles at Cambridge Regional College in England.

    Whitney Minthorn is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, Walla Walla, and Cayuse. In his photography, he works with and promotes Native models. In addition to his studies at IAIA, Minthorn has a certificate in photography and digital manipulation from Oregon College of Art and Craft.
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  • New Art 2.0 | Edgar Heap of Birds

    by Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art and Ashley Holland, assistant curator of contemporary art | Jan 16, 2015

    New Art 2.0 is an exhibition of prints, many created by Eiteljorg Fellows and contemporary Native and non Native artists. It is a blend of “op art,” landscape, political and environmental statements as well as portraiture. Approximately 90 limited edition prints will be on exhibit and available for sale with prices ranging between about $500 - $4000.  New Art 2.0 closes Feb. 8, 2015.

     

    Neuf for Modoc
    Neuf for Modoc, 2002
    Lithograph, edition 4/30
    22 ¼ x 30 inches 
    $1,260
     

    Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne, born 1954) received his bachelor of fine arts degree from The University of Kansas and his master of fine arts degree from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Heap of Birds is best known for his public mixed-media installations. Over the last three decades, he has utilized nontraditional media such as billboards and traffic signage to deliver powerful political commentary.
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  • New Art 2.0 | Don Gray

    by Jennifer Complo McNutt, curator of contemporary art and Ashley Holland, assistant curator of contemporary art | Jan 16, 2015

    New Art 2.0 is an exhibition of prints, many created by Eiteljorg Fellows and contemporary Native and non Native artists. It is a blend of “op art,” landscape, political and environmental statements as well as portraiture. Approximately 90 limited edition prints will be on exhibit and available for sale with prices ranging between about $500 - $4000.  New Art 2.0 closes Feb. 8, 2015.

    We are so lightly here

    We Are So Lightly Here, 2009
    Monoprint/monotype, edition 1/1
    22 ¾ x 11 ½ inches
    $685
    60. CSP 09-315(5)
    The Life of Stones, 2009
    Monotype, edition 1/1
    22 ¼ x 23 ½ inches
    $720

    For many years, my art has tracked parallel courses, alternating between paintings that are firmly within the realist tradition and works that are less literal, leaning more toward the abstract. There are aspects of both approaches that I love.

    Don Gray grew up in rural Oregon. He began drawing and painting at a very young age. He is and was inspired by landscape and everyday people and life. Gray studied art at Eastern Oregon University; he exhibits his work in galleries and museums throughout the United States.

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  • Call for Women Artists | Apply Today for our Women in Art Market

    by Kat Chappell, Eiteljorg festivals & markets intern | Jan 16, 2015

    Women in Art crowd

    Can you rock the raku? Do your paintings make hearts pitter-pat? Does your jewelry turn others to jelly? If so, we have great news for you: the Eiteljorg’s annual Women in Art Market is around the corner! March can be a pretty dreary time of year, so we’re calling on all local lady artists to help spread some spring cheer. Here's a look at some of the work from past Women in Art participants:
    Peacock Lantern
    4. Ruby Ballard-Harris
    5. Lori Hutchins-smaller

    This is a market that focuses on the female point of view. So if you’re just starting out or an old hand at art markets, we want to hear from you! Click here to be directed to the downloadable application on our website. Artists who are accepted into the market must submit a $100 artist fee by Mar. 13 to hold their space.

    Women in Art takes place Saturday, Mar. 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We’re accepting applications until Feb. 13, so don’t hesitate! Please contact kchappell@eiteljorg.com jnigg@eiteljorg.com with any questions.
     
    Images:
    - Crowd shot from 2014 Women In Art
    - Peacock feather fused Lantern by Wish Art Glass
    - Women's jacket by Ruby Ballard-Harris
    - Pendant by Lori Hutchins
     

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  • EITELJORG MUSEUM BREAKS ALL-TIME ATTENDANCE RECORD

    by DeShong Perry-Smitherman, Eiteljorg public relations manager | Jan 11, 2015


     BRIEFS - ATTENDANCE LINE FOR ANSEL ADAMS[1]
    Guests waited in long lines in 2014 to see the Eiteljorg's Ansel Adams exhibit.

     More than 161,000 visitors packed the museum in 2014, during the downtown Indianapolis cultural institution’s 25th anniversary year.

    Indianapolis, Ind. – More visitors experienced the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in 2014 than in any year in the institution’s 25-year history. Ansel Adams, the museum’s 2014 epic exhibition, attracted nearly 88,000 visitors over five months, making it the Eiteljorg’s best-attended show ever. Buoyed by this blockbuster and Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, the Eiteljorg posted total attendance for the year of 161,000. The last time the museum posted an annual attendance record was in 2011 when more than 141,000 guests filled its halls, galleries and festivals.

     This attendance record illustrates the continued success of the Eiteljorg’s Project New Moon. The fundraising campaign, launched in 2010, sought to invigorate the museum with dynamic new interpretations of its mission.

    “Five years ago, our baseline attendance goal was 100,000,” said John Vanausdall, president and CEO. “But each year, thanks to shows like Pistols, Red/Black, Steel Ponies and Guitars, we’ve exceeded that goal.”

    Asked the next step in the Eiteljorg Museum’s advancement Vanausdall, assured: “In addition to exposing guests to the unexpected West, our institution is also charting new territory with Gold! Riches and Ruin – our next big exhibit..

    “The search for gold is one of the most compelling stories of the American West and when we open Gold! in March, visitors will get to see it, learn stories about those who struck it rich or died trying and, and children and families will even have the opportunity to experience enriching Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities – all related to the exhibit.”

    Other new endeavors at the Eiteljorg include the institution’s first-ever celebration of Juneteenth; the building of a stunning new shade structure that will transform the museum’s gardens along the Downtown Canal; and a welcome new addition to the museum's curatorial team: Scott Shoemaker (Miami Nation of Indiana).

    The Eiteljorg Museum’s 2015 calendar includes the following major exhibits and events:

    MAR 7 – AUG 9
    GOLD! RICHES AND RUIN
    Greed! Success! Adventure! Failure! Innovation! The promise of gold in the West lured men and women from around the world who yearned for wealth. But all that glitters isn’t, well… Experience the story of how gold has helped forge the American national identity through artifacts, art, stories and interactive experiences. Visitors will find a wide array of objects and images including mining equipment and tools, paintings, journals and diaries, clothing and personal effects, and of course, gold itself, in its myriad forms, including nuggets, coins, bars, and jewelry.

    MAR 21
    WOMEN IN ART MARKET
    Buy from some of the best female artists in the region at this annual event.

    JUN 20
    JUNETEENTH
    The Eiteljorg will host a community celebration of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth – a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the state of Texas. The event and museum will be free of charge and will include music, talks, dance, theatre, interpreters, children’s art and Western-themed activities, displays, food, vendors, and more.

    JUN 27 and 28
    INDIAN MARKET AND FESTIVAL
    2014 Indian Market
    Join us for this art market and celebration of Native American cultures, featuring art, music, storytelling, dance, food and family activities. 

    SEPT.  12 – OCT. 11
    QUEST FOR THE WEST® ART SHOW AND SALE
    This monthlong exhibition features new works by some of today’s best Western artists.
    Opening weekend Sept. 10-12. Fee for opening weekend.

    NOV. 14
    EITELJORG CONTEMPORARY ART FELLOWSHIPcollage of fellows
    See the work of five of today’s best Native contemporary artists. This exhibit combats narrow perceptions of Native art and raises awareness of the full range of contemporary art.

    NOV. 21 -- JAN 2016
    JINGLE RAILS: THE GREAT WESTERN ADVENTURE
    Watch trains race from Indianapolis through the American West, passing a host of exquisitely reproduced icons, including Lucas Oil Stadium, the Grand Canyon, Golden Gate Bridge and more.

    DEC. 5
    WINTER MARKET
    Shop for unique holiday gifts at this annual market, featuring more than 30 regional artists.

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