2015 Stutz Artists Residency Winners Announced

The Stutz Artists Association is excited to announce that Kristy Hughes and Jessica Springman have been selected as Residents in the 2015 Stutz Studio Residency Program.



Bloom #1 by Kristy Hughes (20"x7 1/2", Acrylic/Fumage/Collage on BFK paper, 2015)  

Kristy Hughes


Kristy Hughes is an artist and printmaker who recentlyh worked as a Future Faculty Teaching Fellow at Butler University, teaching relief printmaking, drawing, and art for non-majors.

Hughes received her MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University in 2014, MA in Printmaking and Drawing from Eastern Illinois University in 2011, and BA in Printmaking from Eastern Illinois University in 2010.

Her work has been exhibited at venues nationally and internationally over the past several years, including juried and group shows in Albuquerque, NM, San Francisco, CA, Lexington, KY, Clifton Springs, NY, Pittsburg, PA, Colombia, MO, Boise, ID, El Minia, Egypt, and Kerikeri, and New Zealand.

She was an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center in July of 2015 where she was awarded a full fellowship. Kristy lives and works in Indianapolis, IN.

Visit her website here.



Jessica Springman


Jessica Springman has been drawing since the age of seven. As the oldest of five children, she worked her way through school and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Westminster College of Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1998, with dual Bachelor's Degrees in Communications and Art.

Jessica moved from Utah to Indiana in 1997 to further her career in analytics and data science. Her first professional fine art exhibition was "The Self Portrait Show" at Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis in June 2013. Since then, Jessica has exhibited in 11 galleries throughout Central Indiana, has participated in 18 group shows and three solo shows.

  Hand cut paper by Jessica Springman

Her artwork is currently installed as window murals on the fa├žade of Gallery 924 at the Arts Council of Indianapolis through May 2016. Jessica is a member artist at the CCA Gallery in Carmel; director of artist services for the Oasis Gallery in Indianapolis, and the marketing and public relations chairwoman for the Fishers Renaissance Faire.

Jessica designed t-shirts and patches for the Boy Scouts of America 2013 National Jamboree, and designed the poster for the 68th Annual Historic Irvington Halloween Festival (2014). She was recently participated in the Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Seminar, with Rabbi Sasso, at Butler University.

Jessica is a resident of Noblesville, IN, where she lives with her two children, Madaline (19) and Stephan (15), in a farmhouse that was constructed in 1860.



As the 2015 Stutz Residency winners, Kristy and Jessica have been awarded free studio space and utilities in the Stutz Business and Arts Center for one year, from October 2015 through September 2016. Congratulations to our four other SAA Residency Award finalists: William Baulkey, Kristy Childress, Josh Corken and Jeffery Dalton.

About the Stutz Residency Program

Funding for the residency program comes from proceeds from the association's annual Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House each April. In addition to the open house, the Stutz Artists Association hosts monthly First Friday events, including open studios and monthly exhibition openings in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery. Since its inaugural year in 1996, the residency program has provided in-kind contributions of more than $135,000 to 27 local artists.

Previous residents include:
2014: Cheryl Lorance and Marna Shopoff
2013: David Hicks and Lucas Schooler
2012: Lauren Kussro and Heather Stamenov
2011: Joseph Crone and Emily Budd
2010: Mallory Marty and Brian Myers
2009: Patrick Flaherty and Lydia Burris
2008: William Denton Ray and Mark Pack
2007: Ginny Taylor Rosner and Jay Parnell
2006: Kate Oberreich and David Kleeman
2005: Kevin Smola
2004: Ismalia "Izo" Ndaiye
2003: Stephanie Lewis Robertson
2002: Larry Endicott
2001: Kyle Ragsdale
2000: Jan Zoya
1999: Susan Watt Grade
1998: Emily Kennerk
1997: Greg Hull

About the Stutz Artists Association

The Stutz Artists Association is one of the largest associations of working artists in Indiana. It exists to encourage its member artists and to promote their work.

About the Stutz Business Center

The historic Stutz Business Center is at 212 West 10th Street on an entire city block in downtown Indianapolis. The 400,000-square-foot former car factory was renovated in the early 1990s and its studios and office space are now home to more 80 artists, sculptors, photographers, designers, architects and craftsmen.

Artists interested in applying for a residency can click here to access the Stutz Artists Association Residency information page.

More information on the residency program can be obtained by contacting Stutz Artists Association.