And the winner is…

Tile-A-Vision by Cappi Phillips

Tile-A-Vision by Cappi Phillips

The results are in and the Indiana Art Fair Signature Artist piece has a name. It was tough for this year’s artist to choose among the over 400 suggestions left by Indiana Art Fair visitors in February. But there was one title that 11 contestants all agreed would make a terrific name: “Tile-A-Vision.” Congrats to all of the following contestants who recommended the title: Rebecca of Plainfield; Jeb Smithwick of Indianapolis; Jeff Marsh; Greg Mac of Indianapolis; Brian Blackburn of Decatur, Illinois; Christopher Lyons of Indianapolis; Betty Cockron of Indianapolis; Jacob Crouch of Indianapolis; KyleeAnn Wheeler of Indianapolis; Adam Hon of Marion; and Mary Jane Schnake of Danville. And thank you to all who helped to give this piece of art a unique name!

 Here are the “runners-up” that were also personal favorites of the artist:
“Archaic Mosaic” by Vicki Bohlsen of Whiteland, Indiana
“Don’t Touch That Tile!” by Greg Dale of Defiance, Ohio
“Ode to Analog” by Sheila Walsh of Toledo, Ohio
“Boob Tube Redux” by Jane Runge Darlage of Indianapolis

What’s In A Name?

Cappi Phillips' Signature Artist piece for the 2009 Indiana Art Fair.

Cappi Phillips' Signature Artist piece for the 2009 Indiana Art Fair.

The time has almost arrived. The Indiana Art Fair is right round the corner! And with that, the Signature Artist piece has been revealed and will be on display in the museum’s Frank O’Bannon Great Hall leading up to the event. Though plans for the event are pretty much finalized there is one last point of business – there is not title for the Signature Artist piece!

Here is your chance to get involved with a real piece of art. We are looking for a title for this year’s 2009 Indiana Art Fair Signature Piece by Bloomington, Indiana artist Cappi Phillips. To contribute, visit the Indiana Art Fair on Feb. 21 or 22 and visit Cappi’s booth to get an up close view of the piece and leave your title suggestions. The chosen title will be shared via the museum’s website by the end February.

Making Art, One Tile at a Time

Cappi Phillips' Signature Art for the Indiana Art Fair

Cappi Phillips' Signature Art for the Indiana Art Fair

Here it is, as promised! A sneak peak of the Signature Artist piece for the Indiana Art Fair by mosaic artist Cappi Phillips. This picture depicts the mosaic that will be adhered to the side panel of the television. To make her creation, Cappi is using mosaic tiles/glass pieces that are first layed out and glued on fiberglass mesh which will then be adhered to the television, and when dry, will be grouted. It is evident that Cappi will be incorporating images from shows that have been favorites of every generation over the years. Why the pictures you may ask? “The most interesting part of this process was discovering just how much television has had such an influence on our culture. The hardest part about researching and gathering the program images was how many classics needed to be included,” notes Cappi. What show do you think is worthy for Cappi to put in her art?