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Explore the 2022 Young at Art exhibit in person and online now

Young at Art is one of the favorite exhibits of ARTSWIN staff, and for good reason. The exhibit features more than 200 entries from area K-8 students. These young artists create without inhibitions, embracing a bright color palette and no self-imposed restrictions on their creativity.

You can see Young at Art in person now until April 1 at Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery located at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. ARTSWIN invites the community to attend a reception for the exhibit 2:30-4 p.m. Saturday, March 12 — weather permitting.

If you have any questions about any of the pieces, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams by email here, or by calling the gallery at 812-303-3178.

Who needs color? Check out the Art Noir online exhibit now

Welcome to the Art Noir 2022 virtual exhibit.

The exhibit features all black, white, and grey art entries from 46 regional artists. The exhibit will be in the Arts Council’s Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery from Jan. 18 through Feb. 18. There will be a public reception at 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.

If you are interested in purchasing a piece, or have any questions about the exhibit, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams.

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is a nonprofit arts organization located at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville, Indiana. The Arts Council acts as the Regional Arts Partner for the Indiana Arts Commission.


Original Bob Ross paintings coming to the Arts Council

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 Fest event on July 17.

Ross Fest VIP participants will have first access to view the paintings on July 17, but the exhibition will be open to the public at the Arts Council’s Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery from July 20 to July 29 during the gallery’s normal business hours and special gallery hours to be announced later.

Bob Ross is a late American painter who hosted “The Joy of Painting,” a show in which Ross painted serene landscapes while instructing viewers on how they could paint along at home. Ross filmed 403 episodes of the series, the bulk of which were recorded and produced by WIPB in Muncie, Indiana.

The paintings are “A Storm’s a Comin’” from episode 11 of season 26 and “Brown Mountain” from episode 7 of season 2.

As part of the exhibit, the Arts Council asked local artists to create portraits of Ross in their own interpretation. The portraits will hang in the Arts Council gallery along with the original Ross paintings.

WNIN’s Ross Fest presented by Field and Main Bank takes place at WNIN on July 17. The event will feature four painting sessions (two family-friendly and two 21+), a Bob Ross costume contest, food trucks and more. For more information about Ross Fest, visit wnin.org.

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is located at 212 Main St. in Downtown Evansville and is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with special viewing hours outside those times to be announced later.

Posted: June 29, 2021


New ARTSWIN assignment exhibit inspired by famed conceptual artist

Join the Arts Council for an experimental exhibition inspired by the assignments of famed conceptual artist John Baldessari.

In 1970, when Baldessari was a studio art teach at CalArts in California, he developed assignments that were in themselves art. The assignments were anything but traditional, and would range from humorous, abstract, overly-specific, overly-ambiguous, and just plain odd.

With the help of artists, teachers and staff, the Arts Council developed a list of assignments to honor Baldessari, who died in 2020, and to inspire local artists — to quote Baldessari himself — to “not make anymore boring art.”

The list of 12 assignments is included in the form below.

Please read the form completely and provide all info requested. To open this form in a new webpage, please click here.


-Registration deadline: April 30
-Artwork drop off: May 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and June 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
-Exhibit dates: June 8 – July 9
-Opening reception: June 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
-Artwork pick up: July 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Posted April 20, 2021

Megan Thorne

Arts Council reopening information

Arts council reopening information

Pandemic By Megan Thorne

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will reopen the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery on Tuesday, June 30 with a new exhibit, Unsheltered.

The Arts Council will limit the amount of people allowed in the gallery to 20 at a time. Masks are required to enter the gallery.

The gallery hours for the summer season are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and open for appointments on Mondays.

To allow people to see the Unsheltered exhibit outside of daytime business hours, the gallery will be open noon-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. For those who wish to view the exhibit, but aren’t able to visit the gallery in person, the Arts Council will have a virtual exhibit on artswin.org beginning next week.

The Unsheltered exhibit features more than 80 entries made by local artists during the stay-at-home order. The eclectic mix showcases how local artists channeled the pandemic into art.

The Arts Council will be closed July 3.

Posted: June 25, 2020