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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.
Many of Beth Forstʼs life experiences have lead her to become an influential artist and plein air painter. A sales career in the graphic arts/printing field enhanced her knowledge before working as a mural painter and sketch artist. Painting outdoors propelled her into full time painting, both on location and in her studio. Now, her painting and lifestyle have become one...with her travels giving inspiration to her painting and vise versa. Her focus for original excellence has lead to a remarkable body of work. Beth strives for works that please her ideals and reflect her joy of life. You will find her artwork in galleries and art fairs throughout the Midwest and Chicago, as well as private collections worldwide.