Diane Overmyer

“Harvest Evening”


Biography and Statement

Diane Overmyer works as a full time oil painter. She is passionate about plein air painting (painting outdoors on location) and she also enjoys working her studio during the winter months. She received her training at Indiana University South Bend, through private workshops and various mentors, including Alan Larkin and Ron Monsma. Diane began Michiana Plein Air Painters in the spring of 2012, and has been an active member of Indiana Plein Air Painters Association since 2005. She teaches oil painting through workshops. Her work can be found at a number of professional galleries in Indiana and Ohio. She has participated in over 50 juried art exhibits and received numerous awards, including Best of Show with IPAPA and the Elkhart Art League and awards at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, the Midwest Museum of American Art, the Box Factory for the Arts and in other competitions. Other artist associations that she has been accepted into include: Oil Painters of America, The Hoosier Salon, and the Indiana Artists Club.

Selected Exhibits and Awards
Sept. 28 – Nov. 7, 2012
One Woman Exhibit at the Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI
Jan-Mar, 2012
Group Invitational Exhibit, Hoosier Salon, Indianapolis
Nov. 2011-Jan.2012
National Juried Group Exhibit, Owensboro Museum of Art, Owensboro, KY
October, 2011
One Woman Exhibit at Circa Arts Gallery, South Bend, IN
October, 2011
Purchase Award, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN
October, 2011
Judge’s Award & Purchase Award, Heartland Artist’s Gallery Annual Competition, Plymouth, IN
September, 2011
Best of Show Award, Art Walk, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 2011
Best of Show Award, Reflections of Wellfield, for the Best Representation
of Wellfield Gardens, Taste of the Gardens Art Fair, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 2011
Merit Award, Timeless Grace, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
Aug. – Oct. 2011
Juried Group Show, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, “Independence in the Studio”
May, 2011
Featured Artist in the Murosity Project for Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN
April 2011
Publication: “Please Protect the Earth” featured on the cover of Glo Magazine.
April 2011
Special Commission, 4′ x 2′ painting, Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jan. & Feb. 2011
Invitational Three Person Exhibit “Reflections of the Land”, Wabash Hoosier Salon
Nov. 2010
Best of Show Award, Consider the Lilies of the Field, Elkhart Art League Fall Competition
Aug. 2010
Juried Group Competition, “Trees of Life”, The Hoosier Salon Statewide Annual Exhibit
June 2010
Solo Exhibit, Art Link Gallery, Fort Wayne, IN
June 2010
2 Person Exhibit, “Fleurs de Vie” Sycamore Fine Arts, Goshen, IN
June 2010
Purchase Award, MAAC Annual Competition, The Box Factory, St. Joseph, MI
February 2009
Important Collection: Painting “What If You Were Me?” presented to President Barack Obama,   from the people of Elkhart County
February 2009
Group Exhibit, Castle Gallery’s Spring Gallery Artist’s Exhibit, also other exhibits, ongoing
Dec. 2008
Publication, Painting “What If You Were Me?” featured on the back cover of Art to Art Palette’s   Annual Publication

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