The Fishers Arts Council (FAC) is currently welcoming the public to its third annual juried exhibition of Hamilton County artists, sponsored by Indiana’s Jiffy Lube. This exhibition is free and open to the public.
There will also be a free “Second Friday” public reception from 6-8 p.m. tonight, Friday, September 9 at the Collaboration Hub Gallery, 11810 Technology Drive, Fishers. The reception will include live music from the duo Goodman & Joven, refreshments and adult drinks.
Steve Sanner, President of Jiffy Lube of Indiana, once again took the lead as corporate sponsor of this event. Sponsoring the event involves covering the cost of cash prizes for the jury’s winning artists, event publicity and more. FCC is thrilled to continue its partnership with Indiana’s Jiffy Lube, as the company has been a strong supporter of the arts throughout Indiana, including the Jiffy Lube Mural project.
“Although this is a juried show and our judge decides the awards, the community also has a say,” said CAF executive director Les Reinhardt.
Patrons can visit the gallery in person during opening hours to select their favorite works and vote, as well as during the first hour of the Friday evening reception.
“The gallery also went live on Facebook, and everyone was really blown away by the talent coming out of Hamilton County,” Reinhardt said. “The feedback is so positive; Plus, we’re including those likes in our vote tally for the People’s Choice winner. »
Reinhardt says those unable to visit in person can vote for their favorite via the Facebook album pinned to the top of the CAF Facebook page at Facebook.com/FishersArt until 7 p.m. on Friday, September 9. The awards ceremony begins at 7:15 p.m. Friday and the winners will be posted on the album as well as on fishersartscouncil.org.
Guests can visit the gallery in person at 11810 Technology Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. You can also see the jury exhibition in the online gallery at FishersArtsCouncil.org/art-gallery-exhibit.
A juried exhibition is an exhibition in which artists pay an admission fee, and a juror examines their works digitally before deciding whether they will be part of the exhibition. Once chosen, artists bring their art to the gallery where the jury reviews the art in person and selects the winners based on their skills and presentation.
The juror for 2022 is Terry Lacy, selected by FCC’s Juried Exhibit Committee, chaired by Pat Grabill. Lacy received his BFA from the Herron School of Art and his MFA from Indiana University. After teaching graphic design at Purdue University, he and his wife Fran started Lacy Design in Carroll County. Lacy has exhibited extensively and accepts commission work on handmade paper in addition to watercolor and oil.
This year was the largest participation of artists and artworks submitted to the FAC exhibition. Of the show’s jury responsibility, Lacy said, “I found the 2022 Hamilton County Artist Jury Exhibit to be very diverse and of high quality across the board. The range of subjects, multiple painting techniques and surprising skill levels are very impressive. I really liked several pieces and would happily hang several on my walls. It is reassuring to know that so much good work is being produced in Hamilton County.
“We are honored to showcase the incredible talent of Hamilton County in our gallery – with Westfield, Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and even that little slice of Indianapolis within the Hamilton County line represented – we hope continue to grow to include artists from all of our cities,” Reinhardt. “This is truly a great exhibit of artists from Hamilton County.”