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‘Crow Court’ juried into Crow Show

I am honored to announce that my photography-based abstract was selected for the 2022 Crow Show in Arts Illiana Gallery in Terre Haute, Indiana. I created this graphic in nature piece I titled Crow Court during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

My entry is an 8×10 dye sublimation print on HD metal, floated off an acrylic backdrop. I created the abstraction by manipulating my photograph of a patch of Crown Vetch, another invasive species. (Coincidence: Crow vs. Crown, Covid vs. Corvid, what a difference one letter makes!)

By definition, crow court is judge, jury and executioner. The crows circle and punish another crow that has committed a crime, such as stealing food from younger crows.

Arts Illiana’s fourth biennial Crow Show opened Jan. 21 with a reception in the gallery at 23 N. Sixth St. in downtown Terre Haute. The exhibit can be viewed during the gallery’s regular hours — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays — through March 18. Admission is free.

Sixty-five art pieces were selected for this year’s Crow Show by guest curators and Indiana State University alums Haley Burton and Marquise Gibbs. The 44 featured artists hail from Indiana, Illinois, California, Colorado, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and Canada.

A closing reception is set for March 18.


“I’m so excited. I just can’t hide it.”

I’m so excited. I just can’t hide it. Received this email notification yesterday that 2 of my entries will be featured in the 2016-17 “Indiana, Naturally” exhibition in the Indianapolis International Airport!! The inaugural exhibition in 2014, I had one entry accepted.

I created Dogwood Forest just this spring and I will post it later but till then, here is a link to images I posted in 2012.


Sheila Ter Meer

Aug 4 at 5:18 PM


Image Names:
Dogwood Forest – Accepted
Rat Snake – Accepted

Sheila Ter Meer:

Thank you so much for your submission(s) to the Indiana Nature Photography competition, sponsored by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and The Nature Conservancy/Indiana. Our jurors had over 320 photographs to review, and I am happy to inform you that your photograph(s) listed at the top of this email was (were) among the 45 pieces selected for the exhibition. Congratulations!

The exhibition runs from December 11, 2016 to March 19, 2017.

All artworks are eligible to receive the “People’s Choice” award, which will be conducted via Facebook by the Nature Conservancy throughout the run of the show. We will send you more details regarding that competition about a week before the exhibition opening, including when your artwork will be featured so you can direct your friends and contacts to vote for you!

Congratulations again, and we look forward to installing your work.

Julia Moore
Director of Public Art
Arts Council of Indianapolis