The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery presents

"Coming Back Home: 20th Anniversary of the Stutz Residency Program"

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Opening Reception was August 5, from 5 to 9 p.m.

  • A Twist in Exhange by Marna Shopoff
  • Autumn Migration by Ginny Taylor Rosner
  • Humble Hue Master by William Denton Ray
  • Sunday In the Park by Kyle Ragsdale
  • For Flint by Stephanie Lewis Robertson
  • Breathe by Greg Hull
  • Let's Roll with It by Kevin Smola
  • Lauren Kussro
  • David Kleeman
  • Twins by Emily Budd
  • Roadside 5 by Larry Endicott
  • Go by Heather Stamenov
  • Electric Slide by Susan Watt Grade
  • A Rush of the Infinite by Lydia Burris
  • Frog Pond by Cheryl Lorance
  • Lauren Kussro
  • Cascade by Greg Hull
  • She Ties Her Prayers Into Songs by Stephanie Lewis Robertson
  • Radient Passage by Ginny Taylor Rosner
  • Satisfied by Kyle Ragsdale
  • Emily Kennerk
  • Be Nice by Heather Stamenov
  • She Sighs For the Beauty Of Nature by Stephanie Lewis Robertson
  • Towers by Emily Budd
  • A Most Redeeming Quality by Kevin Smola
  • Humanimal by William Denton Ray
  • Flight by Ginny Taylor Rosner
  • Waiting the Tide by Greg Hull
  • Casita by Chery lLorance
  • Oracle Divine by William Denton Ray
  • Emily Kennerk
  • Roadside 4 by Larry Endicott
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The Stutz Artists Association will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Residency Program with a special exhibition that brings together the art and artists inspired by the city's longest running grant for a working artists. "Coming Back Home: 20th Anniversary of the Stutz Residency Program" opens Friday, August 5, as part of the IDADA First Friday Art Tour.

The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition will be on view to the public Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through August 26. To read more about the Residency Program click here.

Artists awarded the residency from 1996 to 2015 have been invited to participate in this special exhibition by providing artwork and attending the opening night event. This exhibition will feature 17 artists and includes a wide range of their works—photography, oils, watercolors, fiber, sculpture, and mobiles.

In September, the current (2015-16) artists in residence will host a gallery exhibition and the new (2016-2017) artists awarded studio space at The Stutz will be announced.

"Coming Back Home: 20th Anniversary of the Stutz Residency Program"
Gallery Exhibition - August 8 - 26, 2016 (Gallery is open M-F from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
Opening night reception and Open Studios - Friday, August 5 from 5 to 9 p.m.
At the Stutz Business and Arts Center, Raymond James Art Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., B110 (enter through Bearcat Alley)
This event is free and open to the public.
(Donations accepted to support The Stutz Residency Program.)

More than 20 artists' studios at The Stutz also will be open to the public to view and purchase works.

"Some 20 years ago, before venture capital and crowd funding, our team at the Stutz had an idea to set up a program to inspire emerging artists. Now, nearly 30 artists have found their place in the world in part because of this Residency Program," says Turner Woodard, owner The Stutz Business and Arts Center. "We have supported some great artists and I applaud the Stutz Artists Association for keeping this program's energy. I look forward to celebrating with them."

Since 1996, the association has offered studio space valued at approximately $6,000 to one to two artists each year. This is one of the largest grants from a local arts organization offered to a working artist in central Indiana. Funds for the program are raised through April's annual Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House event.

"When I look at the list of artists awarded this residency over two decades, I'm inspired and proud to be leading the organization that offers this opportunity. Artists who spent a formative year as a Stutz resident are among the most well known, accomplished and respected professionals in Indiana's arts community. Many have earned a national reputation for their arts' accomplishments. Some are now teaching and others leading the way to ensure the arts remain vibrant in our community. This tells the true impact of this program," says Martha Carlson, president of the Stutz Artists Association.