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September & October Artist: Becky Thomas

By |2022-09-07T13:01:13-05:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

About the Artist: Becky Thomas, Painter/Illustrator passionately produces works that convey an appreciation for the simplest and most meaningful concepts from the world around us and how they touch our lives. Her work has been described as the product of a "keen eye" and a "quiet yet intense sensitivity." She grew up in a [...]

July & August Artist: Kat Silent Water

By |2022-07-04T13:23:38-05:00July 4th, 2022|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Kat Silent Water is a printmaker based out of Ankeny, Iowa, working in woodblock and linoleum relief since 2014. She recently embraced the alchemical properties of encaustic painting in her latest body of work, ‘Wax Cathedral’. Silent Water’s inspiration has taken root in Art Nouveau’s celebration of organic forms and cultural anthropology. Silent Water [...]

May & June Artist: Sudhanva Kashyap

By |2022-05-03T14:44:25-05:00May 3rd, 2022|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Sudhanva Kashyap Artist Statement I am a landscape photographer based in Ames, IA. My journey started in 2016 when I bought a DSLR to capture our road trip across California. As a researcher at ISU, my days are fast paced and chaotic. The whole world slows down when I am outdoors, in nature, with [...]

March & April Artist: Swati Lodha

By |2022-04-15T15:51:01-05:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Swati Lodha Artist Statement I am a mandala and zentangle artist based in Ames, IA. My art journey began four years ago to blow off steam after a stressful day. The repetitive patterns and concentric circles, the cornerstone of a mandala, drew me in and I was hooked. I started out drawing traditional patterns [...]

January & February Artist: Tricia Bowers

By |2022-01-04T18:34:04-06:00January 1st, 2022|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Tricia Bowers Artist Statement As a person and an artist I value beauty above all, and color is by far my favorite quality of reality and the universe.  As a painter I am free to explore and experiment with color, using different and fun techniques to share my beauty.  I make mostly abstract art, [...]

March and April Artist: Robert Sunderman

By |2022-01-04T13:46:47-06:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

March - April Artist: Robert Sunderman Fine Artist, Scenic Designer & Associate Processor of Theater Design, ISU Fine Art Statement: The sketches and paintings in this exhibition are studies that I have worked on over the past eleven years that reflect personal experiences but also capture the beautiful structure of the skeletal nature of [...]

January & February Artist: Lisa Kuehl

By |2019-12-30T13:54:18-06:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Ames resident and featured artist Lisa K. Kuehl is a 1982 graduate of Iowa State University. Lisa earned her B.A. in Graphic Design, but pursued the professional aviation field shortly after graduating. Throughout her days as an art student, Lisa created many works of design and, over the years, saved a great many of [...]

November & December Artist: Kyle Renell

By |2019-11-04T15:57:02-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

Kyle Renell: Artist Statement My work concentrates on the interconnectedness and the human condition. This group of drawings includes studies for A Journey of Life, a major work in progress scheduled to premiere in 2020 at Morning Bell Coffee Roastery in Downtown Ames; character development studies; and water studies. The media used varies, and [...]

July & August Artist: Brenda Backman

By |2019-07-01T15:10:38-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Art Gallery, Blog|

In Iowa the wind is an almost constant companion.  When it’s absent it’s missed. The lack of a cool breeze on a muggy day, or the insects that won’t leave us alone that the breeze will blow away, make us wish for even a slightest breeze.  When it’s blowing so hard it will knock [...]


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