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Brownsburg, IN 46112
 
 
 

Artistic Designs Gallery

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Western Art Lovers Don't Miss This

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Miniature Fine Art Show

21st Century Art Appreciation

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Mark Kelso Painting in our Studio

Mark Kelso is in our studio this morning painting clouds reflected over anocean scene at sunset. He offers fantastic workshops here that appeal to the beginning and advanced artist!

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New Marbled Scarves by Caryl Hancock

Fabric and Fiber artist Caryl Hancock was featured by the Indy Star. Check out this great photo of her in her booth at the 10th Indiana Art Fair. Didn't make it to the fair? Stop in our gallery for a great selection of her silk marbled scarves!

Textile artist Caryl Rae Hancock, center foreground, one of 63 artists from 22 counties with booths at the10th annual Indiana Art Fair at the Indiana State Museum, explains her technique to people browsing the art fair on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Hancock makes things such as scarves and socks, and uses a marbling technique for some of her work. The pink shrug she is wearing was hand-dyed with snow. If no snow is available, she uses grown-up ice shavings from a Margarita maker. Charlie Nye / The Star.

Textile artist Caryl Rae Hancock, center foreground, one of 63 artists from 22 counties with booths at the10th annual Indiana Art Fair at the Indiana State Museum, explains her technique to people browsing the art fair on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Hancock makes things such as scarves and socks, and uses a marbling technique for some of her work. The pink shrug she is wearing was hand-dyed with snow. If no snow is available, she uses grown-up ice shavings from a Margarita maker. Charlie Nye / The Star.
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We were on XRB Radio!!

Listen us on XRB radio with host Jack Klemeyer.

http://www.xrbradio.com/inside-hendricks-county-with-cinda-kelley/

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ADG's Art Students Paint the B&O Trail

Intermediate level art students from Artistic Designs Gallery recently completed a mural for the B&O Trail association.

The mural is located on the section of the trail that runs under the Ronald Reagan Expressway near Lucas Oil Raceway.Mural_Complete_72

Gallery owner Laura Tesdahl was asked by Diana Virgil, president of the B&O Trail Association to paint a mural in the tunnel that had previously been tagged and covered with graffiti. Laura's Intermediate Art Class was eager to take on the challenge.

Each came up with their own design and then voted on their favorite. Will Copeland's drawing was chosen. It was a scene of a trail disappearing into trees. The students studied drawing trees and painting techniques used by Van Gogh. They enlarged the drawing in the studio using the grid technique and transferred it on to the tunnel wall. Each student experienced painting the mural and the their teacher Laura merely guided the process. Each student was able to sign their name on this public work of art.

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Meeting John Coleman at Quest for the West

Coleman_and_Laura_and_LeeLee and I had the pleasure of meeting John Coleman during a private tour of Western art collectors' homes in Indianapolis on Friday afternoon. It was the perfect beginning to the Quest for the West events hosted at the Eiteljorg this weekend.
John Coleman is one of the leading sculptors today who can portray the historical nature and mythology of western subjects. His bronze sculptures are among some of the most detailed and most accurate depictions of American Western legend and history that are being produced today. At the award reception on Saturday evening John Coleman was named the Quest Artist of Distinction for 2013! We look forward to seeing more his work next year.
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Student Art Show Opening

Here's a peek at wildlife artist Will Copeland with his Red Fox in pen and ink with watercolor. His youngest sister Becka is intrigued by the traveling miniature exhibit. A special thank you to the Miniature Artists of America for allowing us to keep their traveling exhibit up through the opening.Miniature_Collector

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National Pandemic Strikes American Homemakers

The national Centers for Design Concepts, the CDC, has issued a warning this week concerning a chronic affliction of generic home decorating. Designis Bigboxidis, its scientific name, has struck many homemakers across America for what the CDC claims are decades.

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Congratulations to our Hendrick's County Fair Winners in Fiber Art!

We are so proud of our customers that have framed their fair entries with us! All of the ladies that took the Crewel Embroidery class with Fiber Artist Marci Alvis Slinski  recieved blue ribbons on their work and Patricia Jackson recieved a Champion! Congratulations to Marci, who received a Grand Champion on her Oriental Rug! Read on to see the wonderful letter we received regarding the judges' comments on our framing.Crewel_Embroiders_HCF_12_72Hi everyone, While picking up my Art pieces, yesterday at the fairgrounds; I had an opportunity to speak to some of the key people who set up and staffed the Fiber & Fabric Art Division at the H.C. Fairgrounds. One Purdue engineer graduate, designed their new tagging system for entries while his wife has been the second in charge of that Fiber & Fabric Art Division for many years. They both marveled at: #1. How Crewel has made a dramatic come back after completely disappearing for more than two decades. #2. The high level of quality they are seeing in this embroidery field. #3. The professional level of matting/framing that has replaced the cheap thrown-together presentations from past years. Often, frames literally disintegrated in their hands as they attempted to hang and/ or display work years ago. #4. Judges are not only amazed at these development but their comments about where Fiber & Fabric Art is going in the future gives them a lot of hope. For many years, the Judges dreaded coming into service the fair. Now, these same Judges look forward to the prospects of what they might see from one year to the next. #5. Noticing the label on the back of so many winning entries; these people asked me about Artistic Designs Gallery; its location and why things looked so good? (That was the only time I spoke. The rest of the time I merely listened and learned. I am happy to tell people about the ADG in Brownsburg; their dedication to excellence in preserving Art while presenting it in its best possible light.) The gentleman who designed the Fair's tagging system for entries helped me out to my car with my Chakra Tree of Life. He remarked over and over again how he and his wife admired the lovely frame and how it set off the piece perfectly. I could only thank him. Any time you think that you're tired or about to give up on something, please, remember the above reasons why we must continue creating at our own personal best. And, never pick cheap materials to show off your hand work. It's as if you spend thousands of dollars on fine furniture only to pick out cheap fabrics and garish colors that will cheapen the over-all effect. Buy the best material to conserve, preserve and protect your investment. It will always pay off. The ribbons your were awarded have as much to do with your presentation as it does your lovely needlework abilities. Presentation is what sets your piece apart from those who don't know any better but wonder why they didn't win anything. My thanks to one and all for helping Crewel & Fiber & Fabric Art stay viable during our life time and for generations to come. Marci Alvis-Slinski
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SOLD!!! Window with Flowers, oil on ivorine by Gunni Nilsson Price

Price_Window_with_FlowersBorn in Stockholm Sweden, she became a US citizen in 1968. A member of the MiniatureArt Society of Florida, her works are in museum and private collections in the United States and abroad!

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6th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show Awards

And the winners are...

Best of Show: Janet Laird-Lagassee"Patriot Letters"

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Miniature Artists Entering this Year's Show!

We have recieved entries and confirmations from the following artists for the 6th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show.

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Our 11th Wedding Anniversary

Celebrate an anniversary with a custom frame. What are your wedding pictures wearing?

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Today we celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary. Are your wedding photos framed archivally?  Framing archivally prevents fading from light, yellowing from acidic paper mats, and the photos sticking to the glass and becoming damaged when it is necessary to remove them from the frame.  Bring your framed wedding photos in for an assessment. Make sure that they are preserved for you to enjoy now and pass on to  future generations.
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Spring has Sprung!

My absolute favorite time of year is now. The temperature is perfect, the trees are just begining to show that little hint of green and the redbuds provide beautiful sprays of pink and redviolet. I love driving through the areas where they are plentiful and walking in the woods this time of year. It only lasts for about a week and half and then its gone, the emergence of spring and the bloom of the redbuds. Gallery wrapped canvases of beautiful nature photography are a wonderful way to keep fleeting moments like these with you all year round. Stop in to see this beautiful image and others captured by Joe and Debbie Ashby. These 20 x 30 inch gallery wrapped canvases are only $195.Ashby_Redbuds

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Small Business Saturday

New customer "humbled by the generosity of Brownsburg businesses"

A new customer came in the gallery today! I didn't recognize her since I did not take her order when it was placed. I soon recognized the work by its description on the order. It was an exquisitely rendered pencil drawing of two children. Every customer that had been in recently admired that portrait including my drawing students. It was drawn by a dear friend of hers and given as a gift. The artist had sent it to her through the mail. She told me the story of how it was lost for a few days and he had called her concerned when she did not recieve it. When it arrived she reassured him "Don't worry, I am not just taking it to anyone to frame. I am taking it to this gallery  because I know they'll take good care of it." I asked her how she knew of us. "Because of the work that you've donated she replied." I work at Applebee's, I am just I bartender, but I started coordinating fundraisers when Duane Clark was killed in that accident last year. I have done a couple more since then and you've always been so generous with your donations. " I remembered being stuck on 267  the day of that tragic accident. I was on my way to mass, I had no idea what the nature of the accident was.  Duane Clark  a Brownsburg Fire Fighter, husband, father of two small children and a member of  St. Malachy Parish was killed in a car accident on his way home from work.  When Applebee's  employee  Wendy More asked for a donation I wanted to donate something really special. Our gallery donated a limited edition print of Jesus titled "O Jerusalem" by Greg Olsen. Wendy said that was the first fundraiser that she coordinated. "I am so humbled by the generosity of Brownsburg businesses" she continued. She spoke of the sacrifices she made to coordinate that fundraiser and the ones that followed. I thought of how many small businesses make sacrifices every day to provide their customers with the best service or product, making the time they take to provide any donation of their time, talent, or product that much more meaningful. Businesses are often bombarded with so many requests for donations. We cannot give to everything, though we'd like to. This was the first time I had experienced someone's heartfelt gratitude for my donation. In giving we truly recieve. Wendy recieved an unexpected gift of original art from a friend and we recieved a new customer that truly values our service and product. That is what makes the sacrifices of owning and working at a small business truly worth it. The customer that supports it it and values it. Although today is Small Business Saturday we thank our customers that support our business all year long. Thank you Wendy for your gift back to the community and making my day as a small business owner!
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Hendricks County Tourism blogs about our business!

We are on the Cultural Trail and Cookie Trail for Hendricks County!Read the wonderful review on tourhendrickscounty.com and stop in to see new work by our artists and collect your holiday cookie recipe! We have extended our Miniature Fine Art Show through November 26! Bring your family and friends in to see this stunning exhibit.
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Sold! Pair of Iris by Beverly Abbot

Stop in to see other lovely works by Abbot. "Tulip Tree" is one you won't want to miss.

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Sold! Goldfinch by Gail MacArgel $200

We have sold our first piece in the 5th Annual Miniature Fine Art Show!Gail MacArgel's birds typically fly off of our walls. If you are a birder be sure to stop in and see the many other lovely birds in our show. gmacargelgoldfinchweb
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Local Paper Covers Miniature Fine Art Show

 

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