Elkhart Art League News & Events

Schedule of 2018 Events


September – Ellen Ridenour Photography Exhibit “The Storyteller”

“Carnival of the Arts” – September 22nd

October  – “Shout it Art”

November – Juried Art Show




Pics of Collagraph Workshop, April, 2018














Thank you Ellen Ridenour for a great workshop.  Nancy Woltman and “Tulip” came to visit the workshop.   What fun!

Check out our Gallery for Pictures of 2018 Spring Student Show

Better yet, come to the Art Walk on April 11, 2018,  5 to 8 pm, Elkhart Art League at “The Depot” to see them all in person.   Buy one for your home or as a gift.  You’ll love the quality of student’s work!

Pictures of Batik Fun with Ellen Ridenour at Old Bag Factory Studio

2018 Spring Student Show Results

Beginner Category – Students with less than 5 years of classes:

1st Place:     Janie Williams  “Tidepool Turmoil”  Mixed Media

2nd Place:   Joan Mathias Midnight Bloom”  Watercolor

3rd Place:    Janet Redding “Let Your Heart Take Courage”  Pastel

Advanced Category – Students with more than 5 years of classes:

1st Place:     Pat West “Bojangle” Acrylic

2nd Place:   Roni Balthes “At Long Point Bay” Acrylic

3rd Place:    Roni Balthes “Crazy Chrysanthemums” Acrylic

Congratulations to these winners and to all our entrants.  The quality of work submitted gets better each year.  We look forward to more next year.

Gallery – Gloria Smith Carney and Alan Larkin Exhibit, December 2017


BEST OF SHOW – Phil Monteith, “The Old Sentinel” Reductive Woodcut

FIRST PLACE – Kathleen Ward, “A Squirrel Named Whitney”  Watercolor

SECOND PLACE – Kay Londergan, “One Eyed Warrior” Black/White Digital Photograph

THIRD PLACE – Kenton Yoder, “Connectivity” Acrylic

HONORABLE MENTION recognition given by EAL Board of Directors – Jenny Shaw “Verdant” Mixed Media

PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Kathleen Ward, “A Squirrel Named Whitney” Watercolor

Congratulations to all who entered.  Your works are fabulous!

Click on “Gallery” for more pictures.




Thank you for all our purchase awards and sponsors!

Purchase Awards:

Wieland Designs, Jim & Karla Morton, Lori Snyder & Dave Dickman


Yoder, Ainlay, Ulmer & Buckingham

Fidelity National Title.


Art In Elkhart since 1925

As of January 2017, we moved to our new location:

“The West Wing”

131 Tyler Street, Elkhart, IN


We are so excited about our “new digs”.   For the first time there are separate areas for painting classes, pottery classes,  workshops, offices and more.   Check out all the classes and workshops coming your way!