Some “happy little trees” are coming to Downtown Evansville. A pair of original Bob Ross paintings will be on display at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana in July. The two paintings will be on display in partnership with WNIN’s Ross FestRead More →
Artists featured in this exciting new Arts Council exhibit were given one parameter — the only color they could use was red.
The result was “RED,” a striking new style of exhibit in Downtown Evansville. Thirty-seven artists created the 47 entries you can see below or in-person at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery.
Award winners for “RED”
- 1st: “Back and Forth,” (mixed media) by Jesse Ross. Available for purchase at $375
- 2nd: “Mystery of it All,” (porcelain) by Cathy Cozart. Not for sale.
- 3rd: “Red Barn Door,” (acrylic on canvas) S. Leann Watson. Offers accepted by artist.
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Visual art and works of literature are not far from one another. Both take their audience to new worlds, new points of view, and new ways of thinking. “Literally” is an exciting new exhibit that gives visual artists the opportunity to reinterpret famous literary works to showcase at the Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery in Downtown Evansville.
Registered artists will select a literary work from a predetermined list created by the Arts Council — check out the list below. Despite the exhibit name, artists do not have to interpret their assignment literally. Submissions may be created in any media, 2D or 3D, and may be literal or metaphorical representations of the assigned literary work.
The deadline to register is Tuesday, Feb. 21. The assignment list will be opened to artists at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22. To ensure there are no repeated entries, when an artist chooses a literary assignment, it will be removed from the list.
Artists will have until April 15 to complete the work. The exhibit opens Thursday, April 20 and runs until Thursday, May 25. A public artists reception is scheduled for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29.
- Feb. 21: Registration Deadline (midnight)
- Feb. 22: Literature selection form goes live (6 p.m.)
- April 14 & April 15: Artwork dropoff (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
- April 20-May 25: Exhibit dates
- April 29: Artist reception (5:30 – 7 p.m.)
- May 26: Artwork pickup (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Lists of “Literally” books
- A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking, 1988, nonfiction
- A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, 2016, fiction
- A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, 1980, nonfiction
- A Thousand Mornings: Poems by Mary Oliver, 2013, poetry
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, 1943, fiction
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, 2014, fiction
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman, 2001, fiction
- Animal Farm by George Orwell, 1945, fiction
- Beloved by Toni Morrison, 1987, fiction
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015, nonfiction
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, 1932, fiction
- Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown, 1970, nonfiction
- Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, 1951, fiction
- Circe by Madeline Miller , 2018, fiction
- Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, 1848, nonfiction
- Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, 1986, fiction
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, 1968, fiction
- Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, 2009, fiction
- Epic of Gilgamesh by N/A, 2100 BC, fiction
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, 1953, fiction
- Fast Food Nation by Eric Schossler, 2001, nonfiction
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by Hunter S. Thompson, 1972, nonfiction
- Florida by Lauren Groff, 2018, short stories
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, 1818, fiction
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, 1947, fiction
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss, 1960, fiction
- Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2006, fiction
- Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, 1981, fiction
- House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, 2000, fiction
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, 1969, nonfiction
- In Cold Blood by Truman Capote, 1966, nonfiction
- Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, 2017, nonfiction
- Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes, 1651, nonfiction
- Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien, 1954, fiction
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, 2005, fiction
- Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin, 1955, nonfiction
- On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin, 1859, nonfiction
- On The Road by Jack Kerouac, 1957, fiction
- Perks of Being a Wall Flower by Stephen Chbosky, 1999, fiction
- Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, 2000, nonfiction
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, 1813, fiction
- Saga of the Swamp Thing by Alan Moore, Stephen Bissette, 1984, fiction
- Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, 1922, fiction
- Steal This Book by Abbie Hoffman, 1971, nonfiction
- The Art of War by Sun Zi, 500 BC, nonfiction
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, 1963, fiction
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker, 1982, fiction
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, 2003, fiction
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, 1947, nonfiction
- The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley, 1954, nonfiction
- The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe, 1968, nonfiction
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, 1964, fiction
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, 1985, fiction
- The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell, 1949, nonfiction
- The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, 1991, fiction
- The Iliad by Homer, 800 BC, fiction
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, 2010, nonfiction
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, 2003, fiction
- The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, 1948, fiction
- The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe, 1979, nonfiction
- The Shining by Stephen King, 1977, fiction
- The Stranger by Albert Camus, 1942, fiction
- The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, 1844, fiction
- The Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, 1986, fiction
- The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, 1776, nonfiction
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi, 2016, nonfiction
- Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, 1924, poetry
- Walden by Henry David Thoreau, 1854, nonfiction
- Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, 1963, fiction
- White Teeth by Zadie Smith, 2000, fiction
A new year means new exhibits at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Some old favorites are returning to the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, but there are also several new exhibit themes to experience in 2023.
The first exhibit of the year is a twist on the Arts Council black-and-white exhibit. “RED” is an art exhibit limited exclusively to the red spectrum. Artists are only allowed to use red, white and black in their work. The monochromatic show begins January 24 and runs until March 2.
Another new exhibit is “Literally.” Registered artists will select a popular literary work from a list of pre-determined options and then create pieces inspired by their selected book. The exhibit is in April to coincide with National Literature Month and National Library Week. The Arts Council will release the prospectus for “Literally” in January.
The third newest themed exhibit is a ceramics show, “Wall to Table.” Arts Council staff will have a national call-for-artists to bring in artists and entries from across the country. The “Wall to Table” ceramics exhibit will open in August.
Other familiar exhibits will return in 2023, including our kindergarten through eighth grade exhibit “Young at Art” and our Signature School IB student exhibit “Caliber.” Our members-only show “Art in the City” returns in June, and our annual Halloween exhibit “Spooky Show” opens in September. The year ends as it always does with the “Holiday Fine Arts Sale” in November.
All exhibits except for “Young at Art” and “Caliber” have entry fees for artists. Non-members pay $20 for the first entry in an exhibit and $10 for the second entry. Members pay nothing on the first entry and $10 for the second entry. ARTSWIN membership is $50 a year. To learn more about becoming a member, visit artswin.org/members.
In addition to gallery exhibits and receptions, the Arts Council plans to bring back several popular programs this year, including the On The Roof concert series, Kids Film Day, Brown Bag Concert Series, and ParksFest.
2023 ARTSWIN Exhibit Calendar
Exhibit exclusively in the spectrum of red. Open call for artists.
Exhibit: Jan. 24 – March 2
Reception: Feb. 11
Young at Art 2023
Regional K-8 art exhibit. Open call for young artists.
Exhibit: March 14 – March 31
Reception: March 18
Exhibit of Signature School students art. Closed call for Signature School IB students.
Exhibit: April 4-6
Reception: April 4
Assignment-based exhibit inspired by National Literature Month and National Library Week. Open call for artists.
Exhibit: April 20 – May 25
Reception: April 29
Art in the City 2023
ARTSWIN annual members-only exhibit. Closed call for ARTSWIN members only. Join here.
Exhibit: June 13 – July 20
Reception: June 17
Wall to Table
National call-for-artists ceramics exhibit. Open call for artists.
Exhibit: Aug. 8 – Sept. 14
Reception: Aug. 19
Spooky Show 2023
Exhibit that celebrates Halloween with an emphasis on 3D entries. Open call for artists.
Exhibit: Sept. 29 – Oct. 31
Reception: Oct. 28
Holiday Fine Arts Sale 2023
The gallery becomes a holiday gift shop for the winter holiday season. Open call for artists.
Nov. 11 – Dec. 22
These dates are subject to change. Prospectuses for all exhibits will be released throughout the year. Check back at artswin.org for more information.
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana’s Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery is located at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville, Indiana.
A blank canvass and an infinite color pallet with no subject parameters can be daunting to an artist. Where do you begin? Having parameters can help — limitations can actually drive creativity.
That’s why the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana believes its next exhibit will be attractive to artists.
RED is exhibit limited to a single color, which, you guessed it is red.
Entries for RED are limited to the red color spectrum. Black and white may also be included but do not need to be included. Work with any color other than red will not be accepted at drop-off. Frames and matting must also only be black or white.
This is an open-call exhibit, so register to drop-off your work by Jan. 9, then bring your RED piece to the Arts Council of Jan. 11. Ohio Valley Art League Executive Director Samantha Denson will jury the exhibit for entry as well as for awards. The Arts Council will notify artists by Jan. 13 if they were accepted into the exhibit.
The exhibit will run Jan. 24 to March 2.
For more details and information — including how to register, art guidelines, and more — please read the RED 2023 prospectus here.
September 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, and the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana wanted to celebrate.
To commemorate Hispanic people and culture, explore the newest exhibit at the Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, “La Vida.”
The exhibit features 31 pieces from 21 artists in the Evansville region. You can view the exhibit in person now until Sept. 24.
To purchase a piece, or for more information, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams.
The country celebrated Juneteenth this weekend, the newest federal holiday. In honor of Juneteenth, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is proud to present Lift Every Voice.
The exhibit features 26 entries from 15 artists. The themes center on Juneteenth, Black joy, and the continuing struggle for civil rights in America.
The exhibit is available to view in person at the Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville now until July 15.
For more information, or if you’d like to purchase a piece, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams.