“Illustration: Women Making A Mark” is an invitational exhibition of contemporary, award-winning illustrators that examines the practice of traditional and digital illustration across various genres, including editorial, publishing, advertising and merchandising. The exhibition, which is co-sponsored by Talbot Street Art Fair, runs from Jan. 16 through Feb. 9 in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center gallery, with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Jan. 22, followed by an Artist Talk with animator/filmmaker Jordan Bruner. 

The exhibition will feature animation reels, hand-painted art and mixed media from more than a dozen international artists from the United States, Italy and Canada, who range from emerging illustrators to women with decades of experience. Artists include Selina Alko, Anna & Elena Balbusso, Melinda Beck. Jordan Bruner, Penelope Dullaghan, Denise Gallagher, Jody Hewgill, Anita Kunz, Tara Nicole, Lydia Nichols, Whitney Sherman, Yuko Shimizu, Diana Sudyka, Gina Triplet, Ellen Weinstein

A discussion with artist Jordan Bruner will follow the reception, beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 22 (Room 115, Christel DeHaan Fine Art Center). Bruner, an Emmy Award nominee based in New York, is a filmmaker and animator who has created music videos, commercials for Paul McCartney and Google, and animation for the documentary Waiting for Superman.

Prints will be available for purchase at the Jan. 22 reception.

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Tuesday, January 16th, 2018, repeated every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm


University of Indianapolis, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery

1400 E. Hanna Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46227


Hazel Augustin