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IU Herron School of Art and Design Alumni Association


Member Profile

Each month we will feature a current member of the Herron Alumni Association. Check back frequently to see who we feature. We are currently presenting members of the Herron Alumni Association’s Board of Directors. Interested in being featured here? Contact us a HerronAA@iupui.edu.

Christine Plantenga

  • Christina PlantengaClass of 2010
  • Major:
    Painting (with a minor in Art History)
    Masters in Library Science
  • Website: www.christinepaintsyourpet.com
    www.plugintotheoutlet.com
  • Position on the Herron Alumni Association’s Board of Directors:
    Member at Large
    Herron Representative on the IUAA Executive Council
  • Employer
    HistoryIT
  • Interests
    Shelter pets, camping, film, music
  • Awards and Affiliations
    2010 Spirit of Herron Award
  • Why did you choose Herron?
    I was accepted to Herron out of high school, but was unable to attend school at that time. When I moved back to Indiana, I knew I would eventually earn a degree there.
  • Advice to Undergraduates
    Recognize and take full advantage of the opportunity to make work with other artists. It is a privilege that all but disappears when you graduate. Make plans to collaborate with others and never stop making work - no matter how much or how little, how big or how small.
  • Why is the Herron Alumni Association important to you?
    I think it is important for Herron Alumnus to remain involved with the school - not only to help maintain the value of their own degree, but to enrich the experiences of current students as well.

Job Board – HerronTalent.com

Herron alumni can browse and reply to job postings from local organizations at HerronTalent (registration required.)


The Herron School of Art Alumni Association is hard at work creating and implementing many alumni activities. These efforts will lead to stronger ties between the alumni, students, and faculty at Herron. Are you interested in serving on the Herron Alumni Association’s Board of Directors?  If so, please click here to fill out an interest form.  Know someone who would be a good board member? Click here to nominate someone for the board. 

Purpose

To promote fellowship of Herron alumni.

To support the students and the school.

To preserve the unique identity of the Herron School of Art.

Alumni sponsored programs include

  • Alumni Workshops
  • Studio Tours
  • Scholarships and awards for outstanding Herron students
  • Spirit of Herron Award for an outstanding graduating senior Herron student
  • Harry Davis Award for outstanding Herron faculty
  • Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award
  • Programs to enhance the link between alumni and students that will help preserve the Herron identity
  • Community projects and programs that involve and promote the Herron School of Art

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Captured "en Plein Air" Art Contest

Presented by the Herron School of Art and Design Alumni Association
Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Herron Alumni Association will host its annual Art Contest at the IUPUI Regatta on the downtown canal. This contest is open to artists 18 years or older, whether amateur or professional. Using their own supplies, participants create original artwork in any medium. The $10 entry fee includes an official Regatta “Artist” t-shirt. There will be six categories for judging: “ 2-D Undergraduate”, “2-D Non-Undergraduate/Professional” ,” 3-D Undergraduate”, “3-D Non-Undergraduate/Professional”, “Digital Undergraduate” “Digital Non-Undergraduate/Professional”. Winners in each category receive a $200 Visa gift card, in addition, we will have 6 “honorable mentions” that will each receive $50 gift cards.

A People’s Choice Award will be selected by the Regatta audience between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The winner of this category will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card.

Guidelines

  1. PRE-REGISTER by 9-3-14 IF YOU WANT A T-SHIRT. All artists must pre-register online to be entered in the contest and receive a Regatta “Artist” t-shirt. You can sign up the day of the event but T-shirts may be unavailable.
  2. REGISTRATION FEES ARE NOT REFUNDABLE. The contest will be held, rain or shine. The $10 fee applies even if you register too late to receive a t-shirt.
  3. UNSTAMPED WORK WILL NOT BE JUDGED. Registration and stamping begins at 8:30 a.m. Look for the check-in tent near Buggs Temple (11th Street). Upon arrival, artists must check-in and those with canvasses must have their pad/canvasses stamped before beginning work. Canvasses may be prepped but otherwise must be blank.
  4. YOU MAY SIGN, MATT OR FRAME WORK TO BE JUDGED. Artists provide their own easels for displaying their work for judging. Work can be signed, framed or matted for judging. Artists are responsible for ensuring that your easel is appropriate for outdoor display. Keep in mind that it could be a very windy, hot, rainy or cold day.
  5. DIGITAL WORK ACCEPTED – Artists who work in a digital medium may create their work during the day and display on a laptop (provided by the artist) for judging purposes.
  6. BOUNDARIES – Artists will set up along the race course on the downtown canal and may create art based on any subject within their vision – on the course or beyond.
  7. ALL SUBMITTED ARTWORK MUST BE CREATED THE DAY OF THE CONTEST BETWEEN 8:30 A.M. AND 2:30 P.M. All artwork submitted must be original. No pre-painted or pre-drawn work will be allowed. Anyone who starts before 8:30 a.m. will be disqualified.
  8. DISPLAY & EXHIBITION – At 2:30 pm, all artists will prepare for the exhibit and judging. Artwork must be on display by 3:00 for judging. Each artist will have an Information Form to display with their work. This form will include the title and price of the work. Framing & Matting is recommended, but not required.
  9. JUDGING – There will be six categories for judging: “ 2-D Undergraduate”, “2-D Non-Undergraduate/Professional” ,” 3-D Undergraduate”, “3-D Non-Undergraduate/Professional”, “Digital Undergraduate” “Digital Non-Undergraduate/Professional”. Winners in each category receive a $200 Visa gift card, in addition, we will have 6 “honorable mentions” that will each receive $50 gift cards.
  10. A People’s Choice Award will be selected by the Regatta audience between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The winner of this category will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card.
  11. AWARDS – Awards will be announced at the Regatta Closing Ceremony at approximately 5:30 p.m.


Past Artwork from Regatta Art Contest for Sale

Click here to view photos of artwork currently for sale from previous art contests. If you are interested in purchasing any of these pieces, please contact Kimberly Helton at 317-274-8905 or kdhelton@iupui.edu.


Herron Alumni Open Studio

Eskenazi Hall, Room 206
Tuesday and Thursday nights
7:00 -10:00 p.m.


Share Your News With Us

Keep us in the know about what you’re up to! We—and your classmates—want to hear about achievements and milestones in your career, your family, and your personal and community pursuits.

Submit a class note for possible publication in Herron communications.


New Graduates

The best part of graduation? Joining the HERRON alumni community for free.

Congratulations on completing your degree—but the best is yet to come! The Herron Alumni Association is your lifetime connection to Herron. And your first year of membership is free after each IU degree you earn. It’s on us, and it’s our way of saying, “Welcome to the family.”

With your IUAA membership, you can:

  • Access exclusive career opportunities and coaching through IUAA Alumni Career Services
  • Search the Alumni Directory for IU alums in your town, your industry, or your employer (if you graduated less than three months ago, request access here)
  • Find an instant community of friends wherever you go through your local IUAA chapter
  • Stay involved with IU
  • Read the Indiana University Alumni Magazine online

The Classes of 2013 and 2014 are eligible to sign up online. Try out these benefits—and many more—during your first, free year of membership


Congratulations to the 2013 Herron Distinguished Alumna: Lois Main Templeton

Lois Main Templeton presented an artist’s talk on October 9th. During that event, she was presented with accept the 2013 Distinguished Alumna Award from the Herron Alumni Association.

Templeton returned to Indianapolis from Maine as Artist in Residence at the Conrad Indianapolis.

Templeton, a protégé of Robert Berkshire, garnered a NUVO Cultural Vision Award in 2011. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Indiana State Museum and The Midwest Museum of American Art, and has twice been exhibited at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. She has published The Studio Book: Finding Your Way and the children’s book Who Makes the Sun Rise.


Herron Alumni Association web site

Herron School of Art web site

IUPUI Office of Alumni Relations contact:
Kim Helton, (317) 274-8905 or kdhelton@iupui.edu