Hamilton County Artists’ Association features new juried artists at Birdie Gallery

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Twelve new artists have joined Hamilton County Artists Association, and their work will soon be on display at the organization’s Birdie Gallery in downtown Noblesville.

HCAA President Kay Richards pauses by a juried artist’s work on display in the Birdie Gallery in Noblesville. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

A reception to mark the start of the exhibit will be held Feb. 2.

HCAA President Kay Richards said the nonprofit is unique in that all of its artists are juried, which means not just anyone can display work in the gallery at 195 S. Fifth St.

“The one thing that’s different about our organization is we are a juried organization,” Richards said. “You have to show a certain degree of accomplishment to become a juried member. The jurying process is, our membership votes among the applications as to whether we feel this person has achieved a certain level of accomplishment.”

Richards said another HCAA mission is to promote art in a variety of ways.

“We try to offer members the opportunity to become better artists and also to share what we do and our creativity with the community,” Richards said.

New members include Jason Kistler (photography); Jean Shelton (2-D); Kevin Hughey (2-D); Antonio Menendez (2-D); Steve Edwards (2-D); Joanne McClarren (2-D); Jessica Madsen (3-D); Melinda Couden (2-D); Brad Fields (2-D); Tresa Steenberg (2-D); Jennifer Masterson (2-D); and Sue Payne (photography).

The reception will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2. Art will be for sale, but admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

“It’s an opportunity to see who is joining us (as artists),” Richards said.

For more, visit hcaa-in.org.

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