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Since 1975 Greenfield Banking Company has provided a gallery for Central-Indiana artists to display their work. The gallery was initially located in the bank’s Main Office in downtown Greenfield, IN. In 1999 it was moved to the bank’s new Main Office and is currently located in the second floor lobby at 1920 N State St, Greenfield, IN.

Many artists, young and old have displayed artwork over the years. Their creations include watercolor, oil and acrylic paintings, photographs, textile art, photo essays, pencil drawings and pastels to name a few. Press releases and photographs are distributed to local media to promote each artists show and a large sign at the bank’s entrance directs visitors upstairs to the gallery.

The Art Gallery benefits not only the artists but also the community by making the visual arts more accessible to the local residents. The bank has no commission in the sale of artwork. The gallery is another way Greenfield Banking Company makes a positive contribution to the quality of life in our community.

Dr. Robert Bratton's Artwork on Display

Dr. Robert Bratton’s artwork will be on display in Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery during March and April, 2016.

Dr. Robert Bratton (Bob) is a native of Kokomo and has been a practicing dentist in Carmel, Indiana for 47 years.  He is also an adjunct faculty member of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and teaches there part-time.  He graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in Education and a Doctor of Dental Surgery.  Without formal training in art he has taken adult education classes, workshops, and studied watercolor with Rosemarie Southworth and J. Anna Roberts.

He is a Cardinal Fellow of the Watercolor Society of Indiana (WSI), member of the Hamilton County Artists Association, The Hoosier Salon, The Indiana Artist’s Club, Indiana Heritage Arts and Between Paper and Palette Art Club.  He is currently president of the Watercolor Society of Indiana.

He has exhibited at the Indiana State Fair, the Hoosier Salon annual juried exhibit, WSI annual juried and membership exhibits, Indiana Artist’s Club annual juried and membership exhibits, as well as The Carmel-Clay Public Library, The Richmond Art Museum, The Hoosier Salon in Wabash and Carmel, The Crawfordsville and Kokomo Public Libraries, Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis and other venues.

He has won various awards including merit awards and award for Best Scene for watercolor in the Hoosier Salon, the President’s award and the George Elliott Memorial Award in the Watercolor Society of Indiana’s annual juried exhibit, merit awards in the Indiana Artists Club annual juried exhibit, the State Fair and Will Vawter exhibit in Greenfield, IN.         

The public is invited to view Dr. Bratton’s artwork in Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery during March and April, 2016.  The Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Main Office, 1920 North State Street, Greenfield, IN is open to the public during normal business hours:  M – Th, 9 – 5; Fri, 9 – 6; Sat, 9 – Noon.