Tom Thomas Gallery

Tom Thomas Gallery

Entries for the Whitewater Valley Art Competition now being accepted online

Entries for the Whitewater Valley Art Competition now being accepted online

Indiana University East is accepting art entries for the 39th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC). The submission process will be electronic at callforentry.org.

Originating in 1978, the WVAC was founded by Tom Thomas, late associate professor fine of fine arts. Thomas taught fine arts at IU East for over 30 years. The WVAC has a history of open judging, allowing the public to be on site when the exhibit entries are excluded or included for the exhibit. In this spirit, digital images of entered works will be projected in an auditorium on the campus of IU East and will be juried by a three-judge panel electronically.

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Histories and Memories national juried exhibit awards announced

Histories and Memories national juried exhibit awards announced

Indiana University East Fine Arts program is hosting its third national juried exhibition, themed “Histories and Memories,” with the support of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations. The exhibit is open now through March 3 in the Tom Thomas Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall and online at http://www.iue.edu/gallery/nje/memories/.

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Top awards announced for this year’s Whitewater Valley Art Competition exhibit

Top awards announced for this year’s Whitewater Valley Art Competition exhibit

The annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition awards reception was held November 10 at Indiana University East. Originating in 1978 with open judging, the event has hosted prestigious artists and art experts of national acclaim for the jurying.

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IU East’s 38th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition to be juried by Nancy Princenthal

IU East’s 38th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition to be juried by Nancy Princenthal

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Nancy Princenthal

Indiana University East is accepting art entries Tuesday, September 27, through Friday, September 30, for the 38th annual Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC).

The competition will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, in the Meijer Artway located in Whitewater Hall. Prior to the judging, there will be a juror presentation at 11 a.m. in Whitewater Hall Room 132.

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New art exhibits now on display at Room 912, Tom Thomas galleries

New art exhibits now on display at Room 912, Tom Thomas galleries

Indiana University East is proud to kick off an exhibit, “Paintings by Charlie Adams,” with a reception for the local artist and art teacher, from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at the Room 912 Gallery, located at 912 E. Main Street, Richmond, Ind.

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Art + Science national juried exhibition to open March 28 at IU East

Art + Science national juried exhibition to open March 28 at IU East

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“Tree” by Yeohyun Ahn of Munster, Ind. (a generative painting referenced by the L-system)

Indiana University East Fine Arts program will host its second national juried exhibition themed “Art + Science,” with the support of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Mindful Explorations. The exhibit will be open from March 28 to May 13 in the Tom Thomas Gallery, located in Whitewater Hall.

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Honoring an inspiring artist

Honoring an inspiring artist

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Tom Thomas

Indiana University East has renamed The Gallery in Whitewater Hall in remembrance of Tom Thomas, artist, associate professor of fine arts and founder of the Whitewater Valley Art Competition (WVAC).
Thomas (1945-2009) taught fine arts to under-graduate students for over 30 years at IU East. He had an immense impact on his students and the campus, helping to develop the fine arts program and the WVAC, an annual art competition that attracts hundreds of artists for the unique experience of being juried by a nationally-known artist or curator who openly critiques all submitted entries before choosing the top works for the exhibit.

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