James Hubbard (Indianapolis) was trained as a metalsmith under the tutelage of Alma Eikerman, Professor Emeritus at IU, Bloomington in the 1970s but now practices printmaking at Thorntown Press @ Sugar Creek Art Center (Thorntown, IN). James focuses on limited edition relief block and intaglio prints with collage embellishments of landscape and nature subjects. The artist has won many state and national awards including the Jurors Choice at the Artlink Contemporary Gallery’s “2017 National Print Exhibition” (Ft. Wayne), Fain Best of Printmaking Award at the Providence (RI) Art Club’s “COLOR” 2016 exhibition, second place at the “2015 Indiana Artists Members Exhibition”, purchase prize winner at the Anderson Museum of Art’s “Open Space: Art About the Land” 2014 exhibition and purchase prize winner at the “2013 Delta National Small Print Exhibition” at Arkansas State University. James Hubbard is the 2017-2019 President of Indiana Artists organization and a member of 67th Street Printmakers (Indianapolis), American Color Print Society (Philadelphia) and the Society of American Graphic Artists (NYC). He is represented by Circa Arts Gallery of South Bend IN.
My art is both idealistic and romantic, traveling the trajectory of my personal experience and perspective. My prints are conceived as a soul sanctuary where viewers can quietly contemplate the pulse, poetry and riot of nature~ transformational patterns within land, water, and sky. A colorful story unfolds within the wake of relief and etched lines that move in an arc of rhythmic energy.