Why I Create: En Hughey

En Hughey is an illustrator currently residing in Fort Wayne. They identify as gender nonbinary and creates work that focuses on exploration of worlds and their abstraction. They hold a Bachelors in Fine Art from Indiana University and have enjoyed two advanced drawing courses while studying abroad in Italy. As a metalsmith, they have volunteered at National Repair Day’s in Memphis and currently work commercially as a jewelers apprentice. En can often be found at local coffee shops and bars in the company of pens, sketchbooks, and a digital tablet.  

You can see more of their work on Instagram @humancomicsans, on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/shop/HumanComicSans, and on Facebook at https://facebook.com/humancomicsans/.

Upcoming Events & Opportunities

Call for Artists!

The Krempp Gallery will be reviewing portfolios for solo and group shows for 2019. All media. No fees. Professional and graduate student artists only. Artwork must be presented in a professional manner. Send 10 images for solo show, more for a group show, along with artist statement and CV. Digital images and information should be sent by email or on a CD. Paid opportunities available for workshops/gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibit. 
Submissions must be received by March 12, 2018.
Send all submissions to Emily Peak, Visual Arts Coordinator (visualarts@jasperindiana.gov).
Jasper Arts Center
951 College Ave, Jasper, IN 47546
www.jasperarts.org
(812)482-3070

Call for Artists: The Post-it Show

All work made for show must be created on a 3” by 3” or 3” by 5” sticky post-it note of any desired color. All mediums are welcome and all submissions are welcome, this is not a juried show. However, this call is open to Indiana artists only. Each artist is allowed up to ten submissions with each piece being priced at $10 each. The gallery will be taking a 20% cut from each sold work. Email sugarspacegallery@gmail.com if interested and please note the amount of post-its you intend to submit. All final works must be dropped off at Sugar Space by February 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Exhibition opening: Friday, February 9th, 6-10pm
Artists Nick Witten and Danielle Graves will be hosting their inaugural event and fundraiser for Sugar Space. Artists from across Indiana will create unique works on post-it notes that will all be priced at $10 each. Twenty percent of sales will go to the space for supplies and funding future shows, while the rest will go back to the artist.


Castle Gallery Presents: “Winter Reflections 2018”

January 9 – February 3

See Castlegallery.com for details.

 

Pictured above: Beverly Bruntz - “Winter Blues”

Pictured above: Beverly Bruntz - “Winter Blues”


Heart Felt: Needle Felting Workshop

If you have ever been curious about needle felting, or know how and would love to learn more, join Heart Felts next K-mo workshop on January 18th, from 6-9pm, at the Kenapocomocha Coffee Shop in North Manchester, IN.  They will be making a simple heart ornaments/dangles, that could lead to so many other felting project possibilities!

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Fort Wayne Artists Guild Meeting January 2018

The Fort Wayne Artists Guild monthly meeting will feature artist Doug Runyan who will present “The Printmakers of Nashville, Indiana,” Wednesday January 17, at 6:30 PM, Globe Room, Allen County Public Library (Main Library), 900 Library Plaza, Ft. Wayne.  Free. Public is welcome to attend. www.fortwayneartistsguild.org


Fort Wayne Artists Guild January Exhibitions

Lynne Padget
                              Aldersgate United Methodist Church                              
2417 Getz Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 432-1524

Emily Butler
                                    Allen County Retinal Surgeons                                     
7900 Jefferson Blvd W Acc, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-2181

2nd Floor – Anita Trick
3rd Floor – Valerie McBride
  Citizens Square
                                         200 Berry, Fort Wayne, IN 46802                                    
(260) 427-2763

Dick Hefflefinger
                                                 Heritage of Fort Wayne                                                  
8200 St. Joe Rd/5250 Heritage Pkwy
Fort Wayne, IN
Pat Hart (260) 209-6279

Jon Detweiler
                                     Ophthalmology Consultants (Southwest)                                      
7232 Engle Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-7205

Toni McAlhany
                              Ophthalmology Consultants (North)                               
10186 Dupont Cir Dr E
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 436-7205

Alice Siefert
                            Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne                            
7970 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 435-6100

Darlene Selzer-Miller
                                       ResCare Inc Adult Day Service                                        
3711 Rupp Dr Fort Wayne IN 46815
(260) 483-2888

John Kelty
                                             Town House Retirement                                                
2209 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 483-3116

Karen Harvey
                                              Visiting Nurse Hospice                                               
5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
(260) 435-3222

Karen Bixler and Diana Fair
                                                            Will Jewelers                                                               
10146 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 493-2026


"Wanderings, Musings and Stories from Our Trails"
Artwork by Jeremy & Erin Patton McFarren.

 

January 19 - February 25
Opening reception: Friday, January 19 5:30 - 7:00 PM

First Presbyterian Church
300 West Wayne Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802


Artlink Staff Picks: December

Welcome to Artlink Staff Picks, a monthly feature where our team presents their favorite art findings. Everyday, the Artlink community seeks out amazingly inspiring and creative art related content. Read below to see what we are gushing over this month!


Recently, I've been thinking about how to stay healthy and strong while making. Wellness for Makers is an awesome resource and I really want one of the Rist Rollers (pictured right), as I often have pain in my wrist and forearm from carving woodcuts.

"The mission of Wellness for Makers is to motivate and empower artists through education and mindful living. Wellness for Makers was created to make self-care, stretching, and massage techniques more accessible to artists everywhere." 

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- Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator


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My staff pick this month would have to be water mixable oil paint. If you’re anything like me and get headaches very easily from the slightest of irritant, turpentine and other solvents are not very convenient to use on a regular basis. I realized after my first couple of years in undergrad that I was getting long lasting headaches every single day from my turpentine, and considering I was majoring in painting and planned to be an oil painter, I figured something needed to change. Soon after, I discovered water mixable oil paints which soon became my new preferred medium and I haven’t used turpentine since.

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For those of you who are very used to traditional oil paints, the water mixable may take a bit of getting used to, but I no longer notice any difference between the two. There are even glazing and quick drying mediums that can be added to the water mixable oils, just as you would with traditional oil paints. I’m sure there are other brands available out there, but the paints I use are by Winsor & Newton and can be purchased in town at United Art & Education, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby. 

- Ellen Mensch, Gallery Assistant


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- Suzanne Galazka, Receptionist & Figure Drawing Instructor

"Loving Vincent" wonderful film telling the real story behind Van Gogh's "suicide." The movie was good/interesting/informative and each frame was hand painted - what a jewel of a film! This was a Polish production with a new technique of filming the movie and then using tons of Polish and other artists to hand paint each frame of the entire movie in the style of Van Gogh. Of course the film's characters were people from Vincent's life - people he had painted. And of course the scenery reflected his paintings as well. Stay through the credits because they show the real actors used in the film along with the Van Gogh paintings of these characters. The film was shown at Cinema Center, where you should be a member, and then you could have seen it for $4.50 if you're a senior (plus free popcorn!) If you have to rent it, do it, see it!


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I am obsessed with this cookbook and trying to make this Ramen. Not only is the book beautiful and interesting.... there is really one recipe in it.  It's so complicated that I've been working on the various parts over the past two months. The plan is for the final unveiling to be on Christmas Eve. Here's to hoping it's as good as it sounds!

- Morgan Bogart, Office Manager


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Those who know me know that I adore actors Richard Jenkins. From his work in Six Feet Under, The Visitor and so many other small moments in film, he brings incredible humor and humanity to every role. SO when he popped up on a recent episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, it was a real treat. So my staff pick for this go around is that episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast. 

- Matt McClure, Executive Director

Why I Create: Daniel Dienelt

 

Daniel Dienelt is a deaf multi-dislplincary photographer/artist residing in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He employs the uses of photographic equipments and unusual mediums to hear instead of using a hearing aid/device to capture environmental/atmospheric sounds.  

You can see more of his work on his website, http://danieldieneltstudio.com, tumblr,  http://danieldieneltstudio.tumblr.com/, and on instagram @maddeaf. 

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Upcoming Events

This Friday, Dec 2 from 5-8pm, plenty of local artists and vendors will be downtown for Art on Broadway: Holiday Edition! Just in time for Christmas, this event will be perfect for finding unique handmade gifts, trying some local food, and meeting some our very own Fort Wayne artists! Alexandra Hall, Terry Ratliff, and Peter Lupkin will be featured, just to name a few. 
 

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The Fort Wayne Artists Guild has members featured at the following exhibits throughout the month of December.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church                               Nancy Longmate
2417 Getz Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 432-1524

Allen County Retinal Surgeons                                        Barb Yoder
7900 Jefferson Blvd W Acc, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-2181

Citizens Square                                                                 2nd Floor – Alice Siefert
200 Berry, Fort Wayne, IN 46802                                    3rd Floor – Brenda Stichter
 

Heritage of Fort Wayne                                                   Fort Wayne Artists Guild Winter Exhibit
8200 St. Joe Rd/5250 Heritage Pkwy
Fort Wayne, IN
Pat Hart (260) 209-6279

Ophthalmology Consultants (Southwest)                       Doni Adam      
7232 Engle Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-7205

Ophthalmology Consultants (North)                              Linda Hall and Susan Wenger
10186 Dupont Cir Dr E
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 436-7205

Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne                           Karen Bixler
7970 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 435-6100

ResCare Inc Adult Day Service                                       Karen Harvey               
3711 Rupp Dr Fort Wayne IN 46815
(260) 483-2888

Town House Retirement                                                 Karen Bixler
2209 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 483-3116

Visiting Nurse Hospice -                                                Mary Lou Hutter and DarleneSelzer-Miller
5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
(260) 435-3222

Will Jewelers -                                                               Dick Heffelfinger and Toni McAlhany
10146 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 493-2026


For even more unique handmade gift ideas, stop by Jefferson Pointe any weekend from now until Dec 24th for their Art Studio Holiday Gallery!
 

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“HOLIDAY SHOW”
Begins December 8
Opening Reception December 15

 Castle Gallery Fine Art is presenting “Home for the Holidays” running now through December 7, 2017.  This show features works by nationally recognized artists from the U.S. and Canada.
Pictured Below: "Embassy" by Terry Armstrong

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The Downtown Columbia City Christmas Festival & Market is coming up this weekend and next weekend! See below for details. 

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Why I Create: Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson is the gallery director for the University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts – Fort Wayne, IN (2002-present). He holds both a BA (Fine/Commercial Art) and MA (Studio Art – Drawing) from the University of Saint Francis. He exhibits his work regionally and has had major exhibitions of his works at Wabash College (IN), Defiance College (OH), Adrian College (MI), Grace College (IN), Goshen College (IN), Manchester University (IN), and University of Saint Francis (IN). He also has had his work presented at Artlink Contemporary Gallery (AVA Award Winner, Midwest Regional Award Winner), Castle Gallery Fine Art, Crestwoods Gallery, First Presbyterian Gallery, and the Garrett Museum of Art.His work is represented by Crestwoods Gallery, Roanoke, IN.

His exhibition Elegies of Unrest is now on view at Artlink through December 8, 2017.

Why I Create: Kara Heingartner

Kara Heingartner works with photography, performance and installation. Herron School of Art and Design, where she received her BFA in 2016, created an interest in exploring the possibilities in a variety of mediums. You can see more of Kara's work on instagram @karaheingartner and on her website kheingartner.com

Her work is about what brings us together as humans and what we are left with as the aftermath. Whether it be remains of a personal relationship or what is left from a solitary encounter with a stranger. Humans can share an experience, yet be left with different emotions and trauma from that shared time. Our reactions may be different, but we cannot handle it on our own.  No one on Earth benefits or survives from being alone.

On October 15th, Kara Heingartner performed her piece Take Control and Discard outside of The Golden. Her piece asked viewers the following...

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"With this piece I offer the chance for you to take hold of a word or phrase that has made you feel uncomfortable. It could have been said to you in an intimate setting or out in public. It could have been said by a stranger or someone that you know very well.

Write it down on a sheet of paper and give it to me to erase in black ink and pin to the wall to free you from this burden.

While you bring me yours I will be doing the same with mine. No one has to read yours, not even, but I am giving you the option to read mine. "

Artlink Staff Picks: November

Welcome to Artlink Staff Picks, a monthly feature where our team presents their favorite art findings. Everyday, the Artlink community seeks out amazingly inspiring and creative art related content. Read below to see what we are gushing over this month!

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I learned about CERF+ during workshops at Penland School of Crafts. I can't even imagine how many artists have been affected by the recent slew of disasters. CERF+ allows artists to survive through devastated studios from hurricanes to studio accidents to general illness. I really love the "Get Ready" Grant. 

Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator 

Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator 

Synopsis: The “Get Ready” Grant Program encourages awareness of and provides funding for artists working in craft disciplines to conduct activities that will help safeguard their studios, protect their careers and implement other safety measures to help artists build and sustain strong and resilient careers.

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Morgan Bogart, Administrative Manager 

Morgan Bogart, Administrative Manager 

One of the most remarkable exhibitions I've ever seen is the Cornell Collection of  Blaschka's Glass Models of Marine Invertebrates.  They were made by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka in 1863.  Each model is scientifically accurate.  These are an incredible testament to their skill and to how little the craft of glass has changed over the years.  

Ellen Mensch

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Ellen Mensch, Gallery Coordinator

Ellen Mensch, Gallery Coordinator

One item I always recommend to artists is a water brush. It seems like such a small and insignificant thing to add to your pile of art supplies, but water brushes can make such a huge difference. For me, I’ve noticed that the biggest difference is in my motivation. There are many times when I've been out and aboutand saw something I would like to paint, but the small hassle of dealing with a cup of water for my paints was enough to deter me. Especially if you're in a crowded museum and fear making a mess, cups of dirty paint water are just not convenient. Water brushes are especially great for adding ink wash or watercolor to drawings because they can be squeezed to create a dark to light fade in one brushstroke, but they can also be used for any type of water soluble paints.

Candis Oakley, Assistant Gallery Coordinator 

Candis Oakley, Assistant Gallery Coordinator 

It's all about music for me. I listen to music around the clock, so I'm always looking for new artists to keep things new and myself inspired. I recently came across thee most loveliest voice, Charlotte Day Will. Her vocals are smooth, sultry and remind me a bit Sade and Rhye. Check her out! 

Why I Create: Sara Nordling

Sara Nordling has been involved in fiber art in many forms for most of her life; weaving however, didn’t enter until Sara was an adult and she was hooked immediately. What began as a hobby turned into a passion and a return to school for a B.F.A. and then an M.F.A. in studio art/textiles. Sara currently is a limited term lecturer at Indiana/Purdue Universities, Fort Wayne where she teaches drawing, painting and design. She has also given workshops to guilds in Indiana and has taught at weaving conferences in Illinois, Texas and Indiana. Her current work focuses on various forms of double weave including double weave pleats, pick-up techniques, networked and blocks. Sara enjoys the technical side of weaving as well as the color, textures and rhythms weaving provides. 

You can see more of her work on her website at www.saranordling.com

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Upcoming Events & Opportunities for Artists

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OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS
New Prints 2018/Winter
Submit your prints and print-based work to International Print Center New York's 57th New Prints exhibition, on view January 11 – March 31, 2018. 
Deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:59 pm. 
ABOUT THE NEW PRINTS PROGRAM:
The New Prints Program is a a twice-annual, juried open call for prints and print-based work created in the preceding twelve months, in keeping with IPCNY's mission of supporting print artists and broadening access to the medium. The jury will be announced in the coming weeks.
Visit www.ipcny.org/newprints to view past exhibitions.
Submission Criteria:

*   Editioned prints, unique printed works, print-based objects and installations, artist’s books, and ephemeral formats of any size are eligible. Videos and other media made from prints are acceptable. 

*   Photography, or direct reproductions of other artworks, such as drawings or paintings, are not eligible.

*   Prints must have been completed within 12 months prior to the submission deadline.
Artists may submit up to three works. Publishers and presses may submit up to three artists, with three works per artist.
THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE.


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The Fort Wayne Artists Guild monthly meeting will feature artist Jon Detweiler who will demonstrate painting with oil sticks, October 18, at 6:30 PM, The Globe Room, Allen County Public Library (Main Library), 900 Library Plaza,  Ft. Wayne. Public is welcome to attend. www.fortwayneartistsguild.org

Fort Wayne Artist Guild members featured at the following locations in October 2017:

(Nancy Longmate)
                             Aldersgate United Methodist Church                              
                        Getz Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804                        
 (260) 432-1524

(Linda Hall)
                                 Allen County Retinal Surgeons                                
7900 Jefferson Blvd W Acc, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-2181

(2nd Floor - Darlene Selzer Miller & 3rd Floor – Brenda Stichter)
Citizens Square
                                         200 Berry, Fort Wayne, IN 46802                                       
(260) 427-2763

(Not currently scheduled)
 The Einhaus Group for Women’s Health
10215 Auburn Park Dr, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 490-2229

(Not currently scheduled)
Heritage of Fort Wayne Exhibition
8200 St. Joe Rd/5250 Heritage Pkwy
Fort Wayne, IN
Pat Hart (260) 209-6279

(Stevie Ross)
                                      Ophthalmology Consultants (Southwest)                                       
7232 Engle Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-7205

(Patricia Weiss)
                                  Ophthalmology Consultants (North)                                
10186 Dupont Cir Dr E
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 436-7205

(Karen Bixler)
                       Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne                      
7970 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 435-6100

(Jessie Strock)
                                              ResCare Inc Adult Day Service                                           
3711 Rupp Dr Fort Wayne IN 46815
(260) 483-2888

(Barb Yoder)
                                          Town House Retirement                                          
2209 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 483-3116

(Celeste Lengerich)
                                               Visiting Nurse Hospice -                                               
5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
(260) 435-3222

(Emily Jane Butler and Carolyn Stachera)
                                                               Will Jewelers -                                                               
10146 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 493-2026


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Castle Gallery Fine Art Presents…
National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS) 2017 Best of America Show & Competition
October 16 – November 11, 2017      Opening Reception October 20, 2017, 5pm-9pm
This competition features more than 120 jurored works by nationally recognized artists
Featuring original works from local, regional and nationally recognized artists.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-6pm or by appointment
 


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Artlink would like to congratulate one of our very own members for winning the opportunity to have her painting featured on a wine label! Stephanie McDairmant's winning painting "The Upsidedown" was unveiled as the 2017 selection for Mallow Run Winery's Artist Series. The wine was uncorked last Sunday night at The Artisian Table dinner, a charity event for the Greater Greenwood Arts Council. Her painting will be the label art for the Mallow Run sparkling pink catawba. Known as Canary in a coal mine Art, Stephanie creates bold abstract paintings with her breath. This literal expelling of emotion on canvas allows her to share her feelings while helping her connect to others through art. A self-taught artist, her work has been featured at Artprize in Grand Rapids, MI and in privately held collections all over the United States. Born in California, she lives in Warsaw with her husband and two children.