ON NATURE’S TERMS: THE WILDERNESS PAINTINGS OF THOMAS PAQUETTE
December 14, 2014 - March 8, 2015
Presented in partnership with PHYLLIS R. & WILLIAM C. H. GRIMM, JR.
This exhibition was inspired by the artist’s visits to federal wilderness areas around the country in the last two years. The diversity and vitality of environments that comprise the National Wilderness Preservation System – from southwest canyons and high peaks, east and west seashores, to lowland swamps and deserts – are reflected in these oil and gouache paintings.
Pennsylvania artist Thomas Paquette pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act that set aside lands that thrive not by industry and scientific progress but by the forces of nature alone, protected from significant human intrusion.
57th MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION
December 14, 2014 – January 25, 2015.
Presented in partnership with
BARB AND BILL BEARD, BRAD AND JACQUI GORDON, MARZEE TAYLOR
and THE EVANSVILLE MUSEUM CONTEMPORARIES
This exhibition is a regional competition open to artists in an area including Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Missouri.
Over $10,000 in purchase and merit awards, underwritten by Evansville individuals, corporations, foundations and philanthropic organizations will be presented on the December 13 awards evening. Purchase awards allow the Museum to acquire works for the contemporary art collection, and merit awards are important for the encouragement and recognition of regional artists.
Juror for the competition is artist and educator Ephraim Rubenstein. After receiving his BA in Art History from Columbia University, Rubenstein earned his MFA in Painting from Columbia University’s School of the Arts. He has had ten solo exhibitions in the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Tatistcheff & Co. and the George Billis Gallery.
From 1987-1998 he was associate professor of art at the University of Richmond. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art, and he is currently on the faculty at Columbia University, the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League.
Curt Uebelhor: Mixed Media
January 11 - March 29, 2015
Recent mixed media work by artist and educator Curtis R. Uebelhor of Ferdinand, Indiana are featured in the John Streetman Alcove. Uebelhor, a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, earned his Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. He has taught art at Boonville Junior High School in Boonville, Indiana since 1997 and previously served as the Assistant Director of the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art.
A frequent exhibitor and award winner in the Evansville Museum’s annual “Working Together” exhibition, presented in cooperation with the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, Uebelhor also participates in competitive and invitational exhibitions throughout the Midwest.
In 2009, the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana named him the Warrick County Artist of the Year. His work is included in the collections of the Mobile (Alabama) Museum of Art, Indiana University Library, Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute, Indiana), Southern Illinois University, University of Southern Indiana and the Evansville Museum, among others.