new harmony

Owen Building - New Harmony

The New Harmony Gallery, a branch of the Hoosier Art Salon, is a nonprofit entity whose mission is to promote Indiana artists and their art. The Gallery is devoted to the town of New Harmony and delights in its contribution to the artistic, cultural, and economic viability of the area.

Dr. George Rapp and his wife, Peggy, were the principal force behind this gallery. Success with this project has been greatly enhanced by volunteers from Beta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Kappa, the New Harmony Associates and the many other residents of this area who volunteer their time and talents.

The gallery specializes in promoting Indiana artists who work in all types of mediums and skills with several different exhibits throughout the year, including the First Brush of Spring Plein Air Paint Out competition, the Clowes Collaborative, and the Annual Exhibition. Workshops are open for all members to register. All exhibited artwork is for purchase in the gallery and in our online store.

We are a not-for-profit entity.

Gallery hours:
Thursday and Sunday: 1-4 PM
Friday and Saturday: 12-4 PM
Or by appointment:
Call (812) 483-8325

Hours are subject to change.

UPcoming events at New Harmony

Field to Finish Exhibition

April 13- May 26, 2024

Public Reception Wednesday, April 17th, 2024   5:00-7:00pm

Showcasing the artistic landscapes of New Harmony.

 Blank canvases must be stamped. Entry fee of $25 entry fee for Hoosier Art Salon members and $30 for non-members is required.  All work must be for sale.  Art must be received by April 8th, 2024.

Simplify Through Color and Shape

April 15 & 16, 2024   9:00am-4:00pm

Painting is a language – a visual language – and our goal as artists is to find a way to translate what we see into a form that will represent on the canvas. This workshop will benefit any painter regardless of the chosen subject matter.

First Brush of Spring Plein Air Paint Out

April 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2024

Each year 150 artists or more from near and far come to town to participate in the annual First Brush of Spring Plein Air Paint Out. Check out the First Brush of Spring on the Events page!


First Brush of Spring Best of Show Exhibiton

A collection of the Best of Show winning pieces from the past 25 years

Owen’s Community House (Robert Lee Blaffer Foundation) 421 North Street

April 17-20, 2024

Wednesday – Saturday, 12-4:00 p.m.


‘Painting Fresh Cut Peonies’ with Artist Douglas David Workshop

3-Day Oil Workshop

May 14, 15, & 16, 2024   9:00am-4:00pm

Location TBA in local New Harmony

Class will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting peonies. Dynamic compositions with arrangements that are elegant and sophisticated, casual and relaxed while all keeping a bold direction will be the focus for this 3 day workshop.  Peonies will be cut from the New Harmony Peony Farm.

Expressions in Harmony

June 1 – July 14, 2024

Public Reception Saturday, June 15th, 2024   3:00-5:00pm

A vibrant variety of creative expressions such as paintings, sculptures, ceramics, drawings, abstracts, etc. Exhibitors will be selected from current Hoosier Art Salon members. If you would like to be considered for exhibiting, contact Sara Kamman at for information.

Children’s Art Day Camp

June 4, 5, and 6, 2024   9:30am-12:00pm

Ages 7-9 years old

Location: Murphy Park shelter house

Children’s Watercolor Workshop

June 11 & 12, 2024   9:30am-12:00pm

Ages 10-15 years old

Location: Ribeyre Gymnasium Annex

Public reception Saturday, July 13th, 2024   2:00-4:00pm

Showcasing all the artwork from the children’s summer day camps.

Good Ole Summertime

July 20 – September 8, 2024

Public Reception August 10th, 2024   3:00-5:00pm

A Hoosier Art Salon artist members exhibit. A collection of 2D & 3D art that represents the artist’s favorite summer pastimes, landscapes, moments, etc.  No particular subject is required.  Must be a Hoosier Art Salon member and a $25 entry fee is required. Limited to two (2) entries per entrant.

Two Friends; Two Perspectives

September 14 – November 4, 2024

Featuring Barbara Northern & Linda Volz

Exhibiting a collection of the same still lives, landscapes, portraits, etc., but from two different perspectives and techniques.

Todd Matteson

Public Reception Saturday, September 21st, 2024   3:00-5:00pm

Todd Matteson will be exhibiting his collection of ceramics alongside the Two Friends, Two Perspective exhibit.

Todd is a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics and has an extensive background in art education as a professor.  He teaches Ceramics, Sculpture, and Foundation courses at the University of Evansville. 

Shop Small, Shop Local Exhibition

High School Senior Exhibition

November 9 – December 22, 2024

Public Reception Saturday, November 16th, 2024   3:00-5:00pm

Featuring local and surrounding members art from Southern Indiana that showcases at least one fall or winter scene.

Local High School Seniors have the opportunity to display their Senior art projects and enter for awards sponsored by the late Maggie Rapp.