Avon Waters

 

Exhibition History

2019 

            "Landscapes in Pastel," two person exhibition, City Hall Gallery, Warsaw, IN

            Solo Exhibition, KAA Gallery, Ricketts Center, Kokomo, IN -- August

            

2018  

            Hoosier Salon, IPAPA member show, Carmel, IN

            Heartland Artist Gallery annual regional states exhibition, Plymouth, IN

             Northern Indiana Pastel Society member show, Donaldson Center for the Arts, Donaldson, IN

             Minneterista Annual Exhibition, Muncie, IN
             Box Factory, Michiana Annual MACA exhibition, St. Joesph, Mich.
             Northern Indiana Pastel Society, "Pathways" exhibition, Fernwood, Niles Mich.
             Bismark Gallery Association 7th annual national SQ Foot, exhibition, Bismark, ND
2017     
             Heartland Artist Gallery annual regional states exhibition, Plymouth, IN

              Abstraction II, The Anderson Center for the Arts, Anderson, IN
              Fernwood, Woodlands, Niles, Michigan
              119th Annual Richmond Museum Exhibition, Richmond, IN
              Northern Indiana Pastel Society, annual Civic Theatre Exhibition, South Bend, IN
              Indiana Plein Air Painters Association, Annual, Greencastle, IN  
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, 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
 

 


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
 
 
Bibliographies

Art Prof, YouTube live critiques, Rhoade Island School of Art and Design, June, 2019

NUVO "60wrd/mn Art Critic Reviews 30 Artists", May 7, 2019

Guest on "Patty's Page," Fort Wayne Public Access, art demonstration and interview, 2017
“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.
 
Juror
Annual Logansport Art Association Exhibition, Logansport, IN, 2016
Artist Residency Award, Stutz artist community, Indianapolis, 1996.
 
Awards
2018  Northern Indiana Pastel Society, Judges choice, Donaldson, IN -Sept.

           Quick Draw painting competition award, First Brush of Spring, New Harmony, IN

           Northern Indiana Pastel Society, Judges choice, South Bend, IN -- March
2017  Third Place, spring TC Steel, Pastel, Nashville, IN
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

2019- President, Indiana Plein Air Painters Association

2018- vice president, Indiana Plien Air Painters Association
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

Richmond Museum of Art
Stutz Artist Association, Founding member -- 1992-1999
 
 
Education
2018   Terrance Coffman, abstraction workshop
2017   Donna Short, private Instruction
2017   Mary Ann Davis, private instruction
2016   Troy Kilgore, Plein Air Workshop,
2015   Rebeca Pittman, Workshop, recombinant drawing techniques
2014   Klein Artist Works, 12-week workshop, career development
2003   Ball State University, Muncie, IN., Master's of Arts
1996   Robert Huffman painting at the Dunes workshop
1988   Indiana University, BA.
 
Gallery Representation

2018- Present, Indiana and Friends Gallery Wabash, IN

2015 – 2016: The Artworks Gallery, 210 N. Main St., Kokomo, Indiana
2008-2011 Paul Henry Art Gallery, Hammond, IN

Instructional Experience

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Avon Waters
Modern Artist