Ten years ago, retirement was given new meaning for artist Jerry Points. After a successful career in graphic design, Points opened a studio/gallery at the Stutz Building in downtown Indianapolis. As president of the Stutz Artists Association, Points developed the concept for Stutz Art Space, gallery and classroom. While at the Stutz, Points devoted himself to plein air painting and established a national and regional following. Continuing his personal artistic development as well as a desire to showcase other artists, Points left the Stutz and opened a new gallery, Eye On Art, in the Carmel Arts and Design District. In addition to exhibiting his own work, the gallery also features 20 local, national and international artists. Points also served president of the Carmel Gallery Association and Art Advisor for the City of Carmel..
Points' paintings have been recognized with honors from the Hoosier Salon, Indiana Heritage, and Indiana Artists exhibitions. His entries in the Hoosier Salon have won "Best Impressionistic Landscape," "Best Dynamic Landscape" and, in 2005, his entry was selected by the Indiana State Museum for their permanent collection. Recently, his painting, "Rainbow Woods" was purchased for inclusion in the Greater Lafayette Museum's permanent collection. As a plein air painter, he has won awards in several paint-outs, including Best of show in the Zionsville and Hamilton County Paint-Out. He was selected to participate again in the 2013 Door County, Peninsula School of Art Paint-Out.