Krempp Galley hosts annual juried exhibit

"Pumpkin Head" by Birdseye artist Kit Miracle can be viewed at the Krempp Gallery through Sept. 29.

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JASPER — Jasper Community Arts will host the 24th Annual Juried Art Exhibition in the Krempp Gallery at the Jasper Arts Center through Sept. 29.

The exhibit includes a wide variety of media and techniques: watercolor, oil, acrylic, prints, photography, collage, fiber, sculpture, and graphite. The exhibit consists of two- and three-dimensional work. Only artists from Indiana, its contiguous states or former residents could apply.

An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Awards —  best of show, award of excellence, high honor award and five honorable mentions ­—  will be presented during the reception and $2,000 in prize monies will be awarded.

Juror Betsy Stirratt has been exhibiting her paintings, books, objects and installations since 1983. Her work has been shown at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, The American Craft Museum, White Columns, and Art in General in New York, and in galleries in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and elsewhere. She is the recipient of several grants and awards, including a Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and awards from the Indiana Arts Commission and the American Craft Council. Her work is represented by Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, Tennessee.

She is director of the Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington. As director, she has been curator of numerous exhibitions including Feminine Persuasion, Personal: Selections from the Robert J. Shiffler Collection, Human Nature and The Miniature. She has edited several books and catalogs, including “The Miniature, Grunwald Gallery,” Indiana University, 2015; “Human Nature,” School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, 2007; “Les Vérités du Sexe,” Editions Marval, Paris, France, French, German editions, 2003; and “Feminine Persuasion: Contemporary Women’s Sexuality,” Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2003.

Artists selected by the juror for the exhibit are:

From Indiana: Wendi Smith of Corydon; Emily Meyer of Huntingburg; Stacy Graan and Mark Mullen, both of French Lick; Beth Schnellenberger of Jasper; Daniel Driggs of Frankfort; Curtis Uebelhor of Ferdinand; John Puffer of Vincennes; Kerri Mehringer of Schnellville; Abby Laux of Celestine; Larry Beisler of Elizabeth; Katherine Fries and Patrick Mack, both of Indianapolis; Kit Miracle, Birdseye; and James Viewegh, Martinsville.

From Kentucky; Michael Nichols of Bowling Green; Kathy Loomis, Debby Levine and Vickie Wheatley, all of Louisville; and Rhonda McEnroe of Owensboro.

From Ohio: Lawrence Baker of Cleveland Heights.

From Illinois: Jim Pearson of Lawrenceville; John Denhouter of Edwardsville; Matthew Boonstra of Charleston,; Todd Snyder of East Peoria; and Spen Sauter of Normal.

And from Michigan: Richard (John R.) Light of Kalamazoo.

The Krempp Gallery, located in the Jasper Arts Center adjacent to the Vincennes University Jasper Campus, is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, until 7 p.m. Thursdays and from noon to 3 p.m. Sundays. School groups, clubs and students are welcome. Admission is free.

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