Nathanael Handlang -

Human / Nature (a Question of Art)

Sine Qua Non Photography asks this question, and invites you to attend the September First Friday event at Art Bank Gallery to decide for yourself.


Kristina Marsh Watson


"Somewhere, Something Incredible is Waiting to be Seen" Photography by Darrell Staggs to be Feature Show July 7-30.  Opening reception accompanied by live jazz Friday July 7th 6-9pm Admission- Free.

"Somewhere, Something Incredible is Waiting to be Seen"
The images of Darrell Staggs represent what the artist "sees" as an extension of where most people only "look". The images in the exhibit all capture the real world around us that is not always seen. 
My inspirations come from the words of Henry david Thoreau: "it's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" 
"Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?"
Darrell's desire is to provide visitors with the opportunity to see the world through the eyes of the artist. 

About Darrell Staggs

Creatively provided engineering solutions to deliver value in energy and pharmaceutical products for 38 years. Now creatively providing value to the visual senses. 


Art Bank’s First Friday feature to be Photography by Jim Kirk accompanied by his wife’s band Rhythm Wreckers. Opening reception Friday June 2nd 6-9 pm Admission -Free 

Jim, now retired from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is stretching out and traveling. “I’m doing this because I’m having fun.” He says.  Jim alters photos he’s taken of beautiful and curious things during his travels and gives them the look of paintings and is having fun. 

For more info about Rhythm Wreckers, they can be found at;

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"The Art of Rivalry" By Audwynn Newman  May 5-31.  Opening reception Friday May 5th 6-9pm Admission- Free.

"The Art of Rivalry" By Audwynn Newman  is all about rivalries,  sports,pop culture even some state inspired rivalries amongst towns in Indiana. Audwynn's work is about the pride you feel in your state, school. city, county, hobby or interest such as beer and wine. There is something for everyone.  Speaking of his work, Audwynn said  " I love art, and there is all kinds of it out there but in my opinion it should be consumable..... by that I mean people should not only be able to take it in ( buy it) but they should want to. There should be something for 
everyone" Audwynn's work is comic book art. He used to draw for Marvel and D.C. comics thus his style. "I was inspired by my love of Pop culture Rivalries Good V.S. Bad, Right V.S. Wrong, Colts/Patriots,Cubs /Cardinals, Han Solo against Boba Fet." His work is all on illustration board- No Photo shop or digital enhancement. He does it the way it's done for a century or more and see's no reason to change 
This show will debut multiple Indianapolis inspired pieces,  new state inspired sports images and the first few images from his heroes line that includes Captain America, Iron Man, Batman, Wonder Woman and more.


Re-Generation Indy


Art Bank's March Feature is "Artwork by Israel Solomon"


Influenced by graffiti art, comics, and abstract expressionism, Israel Solomon creates vibrant, colorful, geometric art in a variety of media.  Israel's expanded display will include a wide range of works to show case his abilities. As a child, born and raised in Indiana, Israel was inspired by cartoons and watching his father and brother draw. "I wanted to be able to draw my favorite cartoon characters, so I attempted to duplicate them."  Later as a huge fan of hip hop, and eye catching graffiti he moved on to draw color abstract letters and characters. He also learned about different art periods and Masters. " I look for opportunities to grow as an artist, and appreciate all who have taken the time to assist me on this journey".  Though learning Israel developed a drive to create his own works and now has a passion for making art daily.   Visit Art Bank March 3-31 to see Israel's unique approach to visual art.


Radie Clark
Art Bank's February Feature is "Design by Lilith" by Radie Clark.
Radie is a Photographer specializing in Landscape and Lifestyle.  In 2015 she met a friend in the UK through Instagram. They both have a shared love for their pugs.  Her friend is a Photographer and Painter so they decided to merge their Art and created "Design by Lilith". 
Radie displays her work in print, canvas and has a variety of pieces printed on metal, which the metal really makes some photos stand out.
"I like people to 'feel' something when they see my work.  Hopefully a good feeling, but even 'oh that's striking' elicits a feeling.  I do what I do because it's my passion and beauty is everywhere - I like to capture it.  It helps me connect with people and nature with a sense of appreciation and gratitude." Inspired by Ansel Adams and growing up in Southern Indiana, she has been doing Photography since the age of 10 as a 4-H project.  She has published work and has a 16 x 20 foot piece on Hotel Indigo in Columbus, Indiana. 
All who attend can enter a drawing for the chance to receive one of Radie's pieces valued up to $180


"Ann Volans" Anna Simon
Cats, crystals, and colorful creations; these are what Anna "Volans" Simon is most notable for making. As a young child, Anna had always been imaging up strange animals and vibrant worlds. Now, after growing up completing a bachelor's and masters' Studio art degree from Pensacola Christian College, she continues to create these whimsical pictures from her head to the best of her ability. Always fascinated by color and life, she hopes to put out something that can encourage and amuse those who view her work!

"Refind Your Palette, a Group Show

Faith Blackwell

Faith Blackwell began her photography career full time in 2011.  She left her job of ten years to leap into her love and never regretted her decision.

As a photographer, Faith Blackwell’s specialty is senior/business portraits, commercial and events.  She loves the energy her clients bring to these sessions.  Most people who come to her want a creative twist on the average session that they see daily.  This is what Faith loves the most. She is heavily influenced by fashion, architecture and design.  Studying these details places her clients at ease; which remains vital to her.  When the shoot is completed, their general response is the level of comfort/fun experienced as well as their amazing appearance on camera.

As an artist, Faith Blackwell is inspired by everything around her and frequently calls on friends, clients and models involved when an idea strikes.  Her Candy Girl, Shoe Project and Quoted series are just a few of the many ideas that have filled her mind and she has executed each vision with success.  Some projects are still on going and she has plans on making the Shoe Project into a book.  Faith is a 80s baby and heavily influenced by music, cartoons and movies of that area. 

Faith Blackwell has studios in the historic Stutz Building and Circle City Industrial Complex.  She has been the featured artist at boutiques in Indianapolis as well as the 2015 Featured Artist for Dress for Success Indianapolis’ Stepping Out in Style.  Faith has been published in print and online.  Faith has photographed events for Dress for Success Indianapolis, Girls Rock! Indianapolis, Indiana Artisans and Indy League of Lattes.  One of her favorite new loves is food photography where she has contributed to  She has also snapped photos for several fashion bloggers in the area.  Faith loves to travel and will accommodate clients.





February  Radie Clark
March  Israel Solomon
April  Regeneration Indy
May  Audwynn Newman
June  Jim Kirk
July Darrell Staggs
August Nathanael Handlang