Welcome to the
Hamilton County Artists' Association
The HCAA is a membership of Hamilton County artists with supporters from across Indiana. Our gallery is open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm during the months of March through December.
Our mission is: (1) To promote awareness of and encouragement for creative art in Hamilton County. (2) To further by programs, art education and exhibitions, the interests of artists. (3) To encourage the study of art by all. (4) To establish high aesthetic standards. (5)To cooperate with, and promote membership in other similar organizations.
Our exhibits feature creative works from Hamilton County artists. We offer scholarships to aspiring high school art students. Our gift shop has many unique art items for purchase. Browse our class offerings to find the art classes that are suitable for you.
2013 Gathering of Plein Air Painters
- Register Now ! -
HCAA's 5th Annual Gathering of Plein-Air Painters, our annual paint-out, is scheduled for June 6th through June 8th, 2013. Visit our "Plein-Air Event" page for complete information and registration.
Schedule of activities:
|Thurs. June 6|
|6:00 PM - 6:30 PM||Social Time at HCAA Art Center|
|6:30 PM - 7:00 PM||Orientation on possible sites and services|
|7:00 PM - 8:30 PM||Painting demonstartion by Jerry Smith|
|8:30 PM||Early Registration and stamping of materials|
|Fri. June 7|
|7:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Registration, check in, and stamping of materials|
|7:00 AM - 5:00 PM||Independent painting|
|5:00 PM - 8:30 PM||Lion's Club Porkchop Dinner on theCourthouse Square|
|6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Fist Friday Open House|
|Sat. June 8|
|7:00 AM - 11:00 AM||Registration and Independent painting / Pancake Breakfast on the Square|
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||Check in art for display and judging at the Judicial Center|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Judging starts as artists wait outside|
|1:00 PM - 2:00 PM||Awards Ceremony (Artsts bring their own easel to display their work)|
|2:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Art Sale on the Courthouse Square|
Sales Opportunities for Artists
Later this summer, HCAA will host the 2013 Art Fair on the Square in cooperation with the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission and Nickel Plate Arts. This year's event will be on Saturday, August 3rd, on the historic courthouse square in beautiful downtown Noblesville. This event will be advertised both locally and throughout the state. Click here for the 2013 Art Fair on the Square Information, Rules, and Entry Form.
Nickel Plate Arts is presenting the "Umbrella Sales" program from late May through mid-October as a way to connect the local art buying community and visitors with local artists and artisans. Sales events will be frequent, predictable, quick to set up, and require little overhead or investment and are intended to be both fun and productive for all participants. You don't have to have an umbrella to participate. The first event is being planned for Memorial Day weekend on Saturday, May 25th and following events will be held on Second Saturdays, Third Thursdays, and on Fridays in conjunction with Jazz on the Square. Space will be available for $25 per event. Click here for the Umbrella Sales Application.
Bon Appetit !
Juried photographer Mark Ford, of the Hamilton County Artists' Association,
snapped this prize-winning photo of John Reynolds finishing a painting
demonstration at Syd's in Noblesville during HCAA's May First Friday "Bon Appetit!" event.
HCAA Birdie Gallery News
- "Bon Appetit" on Display! -
Stop by during our regular gallery hours to view the second exhibit of the 2013 season, "Bon Appetit". This is a great opportunity to view and purchase original artwork created by talented local artists. Prints, cards, and other gift items are also available to purchase in the gallery.
The Birdie Gallery is located in a historic renovated building in a beautiful and serene setting and is an attraction in itself. We are just off the downtown square at 195 South 5th Street, Noblesville, IN. The gallery is open from March through December on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Make plans to visit in 2013 and start or add to your collection of local art! One of our artists will be waiting to greet you and let you know more about the exhibit.
HCAA Artist of the Month
HCAA May 2013 Artist of the Month Michael Janosky
Michael Janosky is an active juried member of the Hamilton County Artists’ Association. He has served as Vice-President and also chairman of the Website, Gallery Hanging, and Purchase Patron Committees. Primarily self-taught, Michael has studied Art History and Art Appreciation at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, along with Oil Painting and Photography at the Northern Indiana Artists Association, Munster, IN.
Working in oils, Michael enjoys rendering Indiana and regional landscapes as well as Lake Michigan and its beaches and dunes. His Visitors Center show is titled “Let’s Go to the Beach”, a subject is of personal significance to Michael, who spent his childhood near Lake Michigan and still strives to maintain a connection to the area. He has developed his skills over the past 30 years and has experimented in many mediums, including photography. “I enjoy painting familiar scenes in a representational style. I aim to create a sense of place that moves the viewer to also look inward,” reflects this Noblesville, Indiana artist.In addition to his studio at the Nickel Plate Arts Campus, Michael’s work can also be seen at the Birdie Gallery of the HCAA in downtown Noblesville, IN. His work has been exhibited at numerous locations throughout Hamilton County, including a current group exhibit at Noblesville City Hall. Keep up to date with Michael online at Facebook.com/MichaelJanoskyStudio.
Stop by the Visitors Center in May to view Michael's display!
Join the HCAA!
Click here to become an artist member or a supporting member today! By joining us, you will receive special benefits plus you will be the first to know about: