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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.

Solo show in Arts Illiana Community Outreach Gallery, Terre Haute


Arts Illiana COG Corporate Square mid-June to mid-December 2020

Here is a sneak peek at my solo show in the Arts Illiana Community Outreach Gallery at Corporate Square in Terre Haute, Indiana.

A total 22 pieces are featured on both levels of this open entryway to the complex on Ohio Boulevard. Several have received awards and honors at local, regional and national juried shows.

Arts Illiana COG Corporate Square 2

The COG is managed by River City Art Association of which I have been a member since January 2013, when my professional artistic journey began in Indiana and Illinois.

In the beginning my shows featured representational photographic images. To set my artistic license apart from contributions by other artists  in the Wabash Valley, my focus shifted to creating one-of-a-kind photography-based abstractions from my photographic images.

Since I am not a professional photographer, this shift to expressionism is now my passion with an occasional “happy accident” in realism.

Search the categories at the top of this post to see examples of my artwork featured in this show as well as other shows since I started my website Sheila T Illustrated in October 2011.