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Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery

Spring is here and so is one of our favorite events. The Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition gets underway on April 22nd. Students from 7 surrounding counties have entered paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and photography. See the future of Indiana Art on display in the Stevens Art Education Studio.

Some events to look forward to this summer include the Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale in June, an exhibit of early Brown County Pottery in July, and "Art with a Purpose" featuring Brown County baskets in August.
We are also featuring our Permanent Collection this summer and the Art Association has a full schedule of new work. Lots of reasons to visit the Gallery. We do have some road construction underway and you will find more info below.

19th Annual Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition

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This prestigious competition is held at the historic Brown County Art Gallery and is an excellent opportunity to reward young artists and highlight their creative efforts. This year we had 177 pieces submitted for the competition.

The Student Art Competition is on display through Sunday, May 7, 2017. All 7th - 12th graders from Bartholomew, Brown, Greene, Jackson, Johnson, Morgan and Monroe county schools were eligible to participate. Home school students were also able to participate if they are under the guidance of a licensed Art Teacher.

The Competition is judged and includes six categories: Painting | Drawing | 3-D | Print | Photography | Video

There will be over $1500 awarded in prize money and Indiana Heritage Arts will again be presenting a "$150 IHA Teacher of the Year" award in both the Junior High and Senior High Divisions.

Congratulations to the Best in Show:

Larissa Bota | Tri-North Middle School | Jr. High
Sarah Sackman | Bloomington High School | Photography
Chloee Robinson | Brown County High School | Senior High





Brown County Art Gallery Annual Meeting | Thursday, May 25 | 10 am

The Brown County Art Gallery will hold it's annual meeting on Thursday, May 25 beginning at 10 am. The meeting will be held at the Art Gallery and the scheduled business will include:

  • Election of Board Members ( nominations accepted from the floor)
  • Report on 2016 Activities
  • Review of Board's Actions 2016
  • Business Proposed from Floor

You participation will be appreciated - we look forward to having you attend.

Lyn Letsinger-Miller, Board President

State Road 135 Closures | 7 Bridges Receiving Work

135 Bridge Work

Traveling to Brown County may become a little more challenging this season....our best advice is to take I65 to State Road 46, head west to Brown County and Nashville. Road repairs are a necessity and planning ahead will save everyone from stressful detours.


MORGAN, BROWN & JACKSON COUNTIES—A number of bridge closures in Morgan, Brown and Jackson Counties will detour State Road 135 traffic this year. According to Indiana Department of Transportation officials, the state has awarded contracts to three different contractors for rehabilitating or replacing seven structures along S.R. 135. At some sites, work is scheduled to begin April 4.


Family Treasures: Time to Share Exhibit


"A Dusty Road" by Georges LaChance
This is one of the paintings that is offered for sale

Our annual “Family Treasures Sale: Time to Share” is still ongoing with new additions still coming in. View our newest additions under Consignment Art or visit the gallery open daily. All paintings are for sale and partial proceeds support the Gallery Foundation.