GBC Art Gallery
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.
Beth Schwier’s artwork will be on display in Greenfield Banking Company’s Main Office Art Gallery during March and April, 2015.
Originally from Peru, Indiana, Beth began painting with acrylics for fun while raising her six children and then switched to painting with oils in 2011 and studied with renowned artists such as C.W. Mundy, Diane Lyon and Laura Robb. She just began showing and selling her work in 2014. She is a member of the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Plein Air Painters Association (IPAPA) and the Hancock County Arts Council. She has her studio at the Stutz Arts and Business Center in downtown Indianapolis. “Now that I’ve learned to paint, what do I want to paint?” comments Beth. She likes experimenting with abstract impressionism and loves to paint unusual subjects from everyday life that evoke nostalgia and fond memories. She finds those answers in nature and life with images of family pets, a windmill or even a nostalgic chair situated on a lawn. Her strong faith in God and encouragement from artistic mentors continue to nurture her pursuit. Beth, her husband, Randy Schwier and their children reside in New Palestine, IN.
Some of Beth’s accomplishments include:
Best of Show in the 2014 Will Vawter Juried Art Show, Hancock County Arts Council, Greenfield, IN.
1st and 3rd in Professional Division of 2014 Riley Days Fine Art Show
Juried into Red Tail Conservancy Open Spaces: Art about the Land 2014 Traveling Exhibit, coordinated by Minnetrista Art Association, Muncie, IN
Merit Awards for two paintings in Carmel on Canvas 2014
Juried into the 116th Annual Richmond Art Museum Exhibit - Professional Division
Honorable Mention - 2014 IPAPA Exhibition, Hoosier Salon Gallery, Carmel, IN
Juried into “Artville” at the Raymond James Gallery, Stutz Building, Indianapolis, IN
Juried into the Minnetrista 2015 Annual Show/Exhibition, Muncie, IN
More images are available on her website: www.bethclaryschwier.com
The public is invited to view Beth Schwier’s artwork in Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery during March and April, 2015. 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 hours: M – Th, 9 – 5; Fri, 9 – 6; Sat, 9 – Noon.
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