Paint the Parks Exhibition at Indiana Welcome Center
This past week, we delivered the 2009 Paint the Parks exhibition to the Indiana Welcome Center, outside Chicago in Hammond, Indiana. This is the second year the show has been at Hammond, which is very near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The 6500 sq. ft. W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall is a wonderful, contemporary exhibit space, with architecture fashioned after the rolling waves of Lake Michigan. The exhibit includes the full-size paintings from the 2009 Paint the Parks exhibition of works depicting our National Parks. It opens March 17th and runs through April. The Indiana Welcome Center is located at 7770 Corinne Drive in Hammond, Indiana, near the interchange of I-80 and Kennedy Ave. PaintAmerica thanks Katie Holderby and the staff of the Indiana Welcome Center for hosting this year's show.
PaintAmerica is a 501(c)(3) non-profit association, devoted to providing opportunities for artists all across America. We operate two of the top national artists' competitions in the country - the PaintAmerica Top100 for American artists, and Paint the Parks, open to international artists. Our programs build networks within the arts arena, connecting artists, galleries, exhibitors, patrons, sponsors, state and federal organizations and other funding groups for the betterment of our society as a whole. Our goals include funding for youth arts education, working with established artists to be mentors and clinicians for young and emerging artists, and acting as a clearinghouse for arts related grants and opportunities.