Avon Waters


Exhibition History

2017     Waycross IPAPA retreat, Morgantown, IN – Jan.

2016     “Woodlands Preview,” Rickner’s Essen Haus, Converse, IN – Jan.-Mar.

Grains and Grill, Fairmount, IN Jan.-Dec.

Host for IPAPA First Brush of Fall Sept. 24, Converse, IN

TC Steel Boyhood Home, paintout/exhibition/sale, Waveland, IN – Oct.

2015   “Pre-Colombian Revisited,” Solidad, Bogota, Colombia – January

Honeywell Center, Statewide annual juried exhibition, Wabash, IN, Feb.

“Destine Decay,” Essen Haus, Converse, IN – April

89th Annual Juried Spring exhibition, Kokomo Art Assoc., Kokomo, IN – May

“Faceless – the 99.14 percent,” Fortune Properties, Kokomo, IN – May

“First Brush of Fall” Host for the Indiana Plein Art Painter Assoc., — Sept. 26

IPAPA Plein Air paint out, Brookville, IN

Artz and Eatz Trail, rotating exhibition in Hartford City, Converse, Fairmount, and Gas City, IN

2014   Wawasee Lake IPAPA paint-out and exhibit, Wawasee, IN – July

T.C. Steele Boyhood home paint-out and exhibit, Waveland, IN – June

Arts in Bloom, South Bend, IN, paint-out and exhibition, South Bend, IN – May

Kokomo Art Association Exhibit, Kokomo, IN – May

New Harmony IPAPA First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, IN – April

2011   Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN

2010   Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN

2009   Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN

2008   Wug Laku Gallery exhibition, Indianapolis, IN – May

Paradise Art Festival, Wabash, IN – Sept.

2007   Museum of Greater Lafayette,  Plein Air Paintout, Lafayette, IN

Paradise Art Festival, Honeywell Center Clark Gallery, Wabash, IN


2000 *Indiana Wesleyan University Gallery, curated by Ron Mazellan, Marion, IN –      Jan.


1999   *Recent Works, Richard’s Art Emporium, Marion, IN – September.

Honeywell Center, Nine County Art Show, Wabash, IN – March.

Movements, American States Insurance, Indianapolis, IN – Jan.


1998   Art and books, Barnes and Nobel, Indianapolis, IN – Nov.

Rebirth, County House Gallery, Wug Laku, curator, Indianapolis, IN – Jan.


1997   Of People and Places, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN – Jan.

Indianapolis Opera Auction, Murat Temple, Indianapolis, IN – May.

Stutz Open Studio, Indianapolis, IN – May.

Six emerging artists, Country House Gallery, Indianapolis, IN – Dec.


1996   Stutz Artists Open Studios, Stutz Business Center, Indianapolis, IN – May.

*From Land and by air, Barnes and Noble, Indianapolis, IN

Behind the Red Door, Galaria de Ros, Indianapolis, IN, curated by Marvin Ros


1995   The Floor Show, Stutz Business Center, Indianapolis, IN

Damien Center Show and Sale, Hot House Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

*From the Earth and Garden, The Abbey, Indianapolis, IN

Stutz Artists Open Studios, Stutz Business Center, Indianapolis, IN – May.

Indiana Emerging Artists, The contemporary Artists Gallery, Indianapolis, IN, curated by Kimbra Calcaterra.


1994   Regional Artists, The Contemporary Artists Gallery, Indianapolis, IN., curated by Kimbra Calcaterra.

Block’s Public Displays, Blocks Building, Indianapolis, IN

Damien Center Auction, Indianapolis, IN

Glendale Home Decorating Show, Glendale mall, Indianapolis, IN.

Stutz Open Studios, The 21, Stutz business Center, Indianapolis, IN – May.


1993   East Bay Open Studios, Oakland, CA

*The Main Street Café, Walnut Creek, CA.

Key Collections


Charlie Creek Inn, Wabash, IN, Richard Ford Collection

Weyerhaeuser Paper Company, Alameda, CA

Turner Property Management, Stutz Business Center, Indianapolis, IN

Chroma Video Display, White Mills, PA


Instructional Experience

Drawing for problem solving and quality control, Fiat Chrysler of America, Kokomo, IN 2017        

Drawing on the streets, adult, The Artworks Gallery, Kokomo, IN 2016

Drawing instruction, adult basic drawing, Artworks Gallery, Kokomo, IN 2015

Drawing instruction, adult advanced classes, Artworks Gallery, Kokomo, IN 2015

Draw like Degas, adult, The Anderson Center for the Arts, 2015

Paint like series, Spring, Summer Fall, The Anderson Center for the Arts, 2015

Wine and Canvas, Jasper Johns Flag, Blackford County Arts Center, Hartford City 2015

Wine and Canvas, Matisse, Arts Place, Portland, IN 2015

Drawing instruction, “So you can’t draw a straight line,” adults, Kokomo, IN 2014

Paint Like series of various artist styles, The Anderson Center for the Arts, 2013




“Lakefront Art Fair Opens” A1 full page image of Pines by Avon Waters, 2008

“Converse man helps launch art careers of students,” Peru Tribune, pg. 1, Sept., 15, 1999.

“Avon Waters uses color to find peace,” by Ann Hubbard, Kokomo Tribune, July 20, 1999.

“Residents receive art show awards,” Chronicle-Tribune, Marion, pg. B7, March 11, 1999.

“Converse Artist displays work at Indianapolis,” Peru Tribune, November 27, 1998.

“Pricing”, Art Calendar, Maryland, October 1996.

“gallery Town Meeting,” Art Calendar, Maryland, February, 1996

“Miami County artist to display work,” Peru Tribune, November 2, 1995.

“Waters schedules showing in Indy,” Oak Hill Times, November 9, 1995.



Annual Logansport Art Association Exhibition, Logansport, IN, 2016

Artist Residency Award, Stutz artist community, Indianapolis, 1996.



2014   Second Place, Kokomo Art Association, Kokomo, IN

2008   First Place oil painting, Paradise Art Festival, Wabash, IN

2007   First Place oil painting, Paradise Art Festival, Wabash, IN

1999   Second Place oil painting, Honeywell Center, Nine County Art Show, Wabash, IN.


Association memberships

Lifetime member — Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, IPAPA Board of Directors, 2017-present

Artworks Gallery, cooperative, board of directors Kokomo Art Association, Kokomo, IN, 2015

The Anderson Center for the Arts

Hoosier Salon

Stutz Artist Association, Founding member — 1992-1999




2017   Mary Ann Davis, private instruction, Indianapolis, IN

2016   Troy Kilgore, Plein Air Workshop, Carmel, IN

2015   Rebeca Pittman, Workshop, recombinant drawing techniques, Anderson, IN

2014   Klein Artist Works, 12-week workshop, career development. Chicago, IL

2003   Ball State University, Muncie, IN., Master’s of Arts

1996   Robert Huffman painting at the Dunes workshop, Merrillville, IN.

1988   Indiana University, BA.


Gallery Representation

2015 – 2016: The Artworks Gallery, 210 N. Main St., Kokomo, Indiana

2008-2011 Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN