Indiana Green started in Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 2010. It was curated by artist, Frank Juarez, as a way to recognize artists who have supported him and his practice. What was supposed to be a one-year exhibition gradually grew gaining the attention of artists living and working in Wisconsin. If you are wondering about the name, Indiana Green, well the name was influenced by the location of the first exhibition, Greenseed Studio on Indiana Avenue.
In 2013, Juarez brought in Melissa Dorn to assist as a co-curator. Today, they continue to work together. From 2010 to 2016, Indiana Green has been held in Sheboygan, Wisconsin with the exception of its 5th year anniversary at the Cedarburg Cultural Center.
In 2017, Indiana Green has begun to be exhibited across the state of Wisconsin. It has featured 74 artists and is entering its 9th year. This year it will be making its debut at Parts Unknown Studio in Milwaukee.
Images: Indiana Green 2018 installation day at Parts Unknown Studio, 1035 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
We are happy to announce that in 2019, Indiana Green will be celebrating its 10th year anniversary at the Cedarburg Cultural Center in Cedarburg.
Featured artists for this exhibition are: Pamela Anderson, Cristian Andersson, Ann Baer, Brandon Bauer, Reggie Baylor, Tom Berenz, Kendra Bulgrin, Rory Burke, Tony Conrad, Eddee Daniel, Michael Davidson, Melissa Dorn, Daniel Fleming, Jenie Gao, Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Ariana Huggett, Erica Huntzinger, Shayna Illingworth, Kay Jelinek, Michael Kautzer, Dale Knaak, Tiffany Knopow, John Kowalcyk, Dara Larson, Trent Miller, Brandon Minga, Todd Mrozinski, Rob Neilson, Chris Niver, Mary Overman, Jared Patton Plock, Kendall Polster, Nirmal Raja, Sara Risley, Darrell Roberts, Rafael Francisco Salas, Kate E. Schaffer, Christian Sis, Christine Style, Krista Svalbonas, Dean Valadez, Allison Wade, Dave Watkins, Serena Weits, Della Wells, Lisa Wicka, Chuck Wickler, Sara Willadsen, Chris Willey, Jayme Harvey Wilms, and Jessica Zalewski.
Here are a couple of Forewords from past exhibitions.
Indiana Green 2014 Foreword by Graeme Reid, Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Museum of Wisconsin Art [link]
Indiana Green 2016 Foreword by Kat Kneevers, Art-A-Go-Go on Riverwest Radio and Look At This art video series for Shepherd Express Host [link]