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ARTS IN THE PARK GRANT AWARD: 2017 and 2016!

UPDATE:  I have been awarded another Arts in the Parks project grant for 2017!  This year, I will give two painting demonstrations on two different beaches. 

  • July 15, 2017, 1-4 p.m.:  Plein Air Painting Demonstration, Starve Hollow State Recreational Area Beach, Indiana. 

  • August 5, 2017, 1-4 p.m.:  Plein Air Painting Demonstration, Lake Monroe Paynetown Beach, Indiana. 

From 2016:

I am really excited to announce that I have been awarded an Arts in the Park grant by the Indiana Arts Commission and the Indiana

Department of Natural Resources, in celebration of Indiana's bicentennial in 2016.  Here is the summary of my proposed project:  

"The artist will backpack oil paintings supplies into the forest in all four seasons to paint "en plein air" in the Brown County State Park to capture the spirit and beauty of the forest.  The artist will demonstrate to and engage with the public while working to raise awareness of fine art and the natural environment.  The artist plans to create four, plein air oil paintings, one in each season of the year.  The artist will use social media to promote the events and engage the public."

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Awarded  Best of Show:  Indiana Plein Air Painters Association Member Show, August 8 - September 4, 2015, Art on Main Gallery, Elkhart, Indiana.  The winning painting is "Snow in the Forest, Melting, March 7, 2015".  The award winning painting was selected from 111 plein air entries by 59 artists. 
Ron Monsma, the juror for the show, says the piece demonstrates “a confident handling of thick impasto with great tonality, color, and light. The artist holds the space together while at the same time revealing the abstract nature of her vision.”

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"Snow in the Forest, Melting, March 7, 2015," by Charlene Marsh. Best of Show
 

Awards in Indiana

Bob Bahr Reporting
 

The Indiana Plein Air Painters Association held its member show recently and pulled winners from the 111 pieces submitted. Who won?
 
Best of Show was won by Charlene Marsh for her piece “Snow in the Forest, Melting, March 7, 2015.” Ron Monsma, the juror for the show, says the piece demonstrates “a confident handling of thick impasto with great tonality, color, and light. The artist holds the space together while at the same time revealing the abstract nature of her vision.”
 

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Awarded Third Place:  The painting, Hazy Snowy Day, February 18, 2014, received the Third Place Award in the Juried Member Exhibition for the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association.  The exhibition is on display November 8 - December 7, 2014 at the Hoosier Salon Gallery in Carmel, Indiana.  Forty seven  painters had 100 plein air paintings selected for the show by juror, Tom Post. All three paintings submitted  by Charlene Marsh were juried into the show.  The other two paintings included in the show were "Twist in the Creek, February 19, 2014", oil on panel, 12" x 16" and "Twilight in the Forest, February 16, 2014", oil on panel, 12" x 16". 

"Hazy Snowy Day, February 18, 2014", 16" x 20", oil on panel, c. 2014

 

Awarded First Prize 2-D:  Charlene Marsh was awarded the Renner Award, First Prize 2-D Art, at the Park Forest Art Fair in Park Forest, Illinois, September 20-21, 2014.  The award was given for her entire body of work in her booth at the show. 

 

Featured on the Magazine Cover of H& L magazine, February/March, 2013 issue 

Charlene Marsh is featured on the front cover and in an article on pages 8-13 of the February/March 2013 issue of H&L magazine, Homes and Lifestyles of South-Central Indiana, published by the Herald-Times newspaper in Bloomington, Indiana. 

 

 

June 14, 2013:  Charlene received a Purchase Award at the College Hill Arts Festival in Cedar Falls, Iowa for the painting, "Deep Snow Along Sciscoe Creek, December 22, 2012", 16" x 20", oil on panel (pictured left) created by the artist who hiked into deep snow in Yellowwood State Forest, Brown County, Indiana to paint it.

April 27, 2013:  Charlene received a Purchase Award at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, for the 18" x 24" oil painting, "Autumn Glory, November 2, 2011" (pictured below) which was painted on location in Yellowwood State Forest, Brown County, Indiana.

June 22, 2012:  The Indiana Arts Commission has awarded Charlene Marsh an Individual Artists Program grant for signage for her gallery in Brown County, Indiana and to be able to market her paintings via access to high speed internet.  Currently, there is no high speed internet access available to Charlene's property which is surrounded by Yellowwood State Forest where her studio and gallery are located.  The grant period runs from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013.

 

 

"Deep Snow Along Sciscoe Creek, December 22, 2012", 16" x 20", oil on panel.  SOLD

 

 

The oil painting, (pictured) received the JURY PRIZE OF DISTINCTION AWARD at the 80th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Indiana Artists Club on exhibit April 21 - June 10, 2012 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

An oil painting entitled "Redbuds Along Owl Creek" by Charlene Marsh was awarded SECOND PLACE on December 11, 2011 at the Opening Reception for the Indiana Artists Club Member Exhibition hanging at the The Art Center and Art Association of Henry County, New Castle, Indiana.  The show runs December 11, 2011 through January 28, 2012. 

Charlene Marsh was also given an AWARD of EXCELLENCE for her entire display at the Midwest Salute to the Arts in Fairview Heights, Illinois in August, 2011.  She was also presented the AWARD of EXCELLENCE at the Spring Blossom Arts Festival in Nashville, Indiana in May, 2011.

 

 

"Autumn Glory, November 2, 2011", oil on panel, 18" x 24". SOLD

 


 

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