BRIAN RUSSELBURG SILVERVISAGE IMAGERY
Brian Russelburg is a graduate from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis and holds a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, graduating with distinction.
As a child Brian was equally influenced by the work of photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson and the illustrations of Roger Dean. Also inspirational were artists, Maxfield Parrish, Alphonse Mucha and various Impressionist artists. During his childhood he created fictional cartoon characters and created comic books. As a teenager he constructed his first darkroom. Currently he is painting with oil paints, watercolors and acrylics. He has painted in 6 Plein Air events. He is also skilled working with photographic materials, processing silver gelatin film, photographic papers. and he is skilled working with digital photography via Adobe Photoshop. He was hired as a Sports Photographer in 2012 to cover local High School Sports..
In 2012 Brian created, organized and curated Reflected Light: A Midsummer Art Exhibition, an open invitational for artists in Indiana. He returned to curate Reflected Light again in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 through 2022. . In 2015 Reflected Light ventured east creating an additional show in New Castle IN. Brian created, organized and was co-curator for the first Marion County High School Art Exhibition, in 2013, through the Garfield Park Arts Center, partnering with the City of Indianapolis, and Make Indianapolis Beautiful. . Brian was appointed Co -Organizer, and Curator, by the Hendricks County Arts Council, for the inaugural Hendricks County, juried, high school art show, Make an Impression for 2015, through 2022. Make an Impression is an annual, 8 high school, juried, art exhibition, awarding financial grants to gifted high school artists throughout Hendricks County, Brian has worked with the Hendricks County Arts Council and with Main Street Plainfield.
Brian served a term as president of the Hendricks County Arts Council. He is also a member of of the Hoosier Salon and his art work has been on display in art exhibitions throughout Indiana.
Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN, BFA with Distinction, Fine Arts
Awards and Publications
Speaking To the Heart. Mixed media illustration published. Lynn Zuk-Lloyd, Author. Promise Garden, Publishers. Chicago IL. February 2014
Sophisticated Living, Photography published. July-August 2013, Photography
Joseph Van Sickle Scholarship, Photography
Jurors Award, IUPUI Underclassman Student Show
Genesis, IUPUI Literary and Arts Magazine, Photography and mixed media illustration
published. Published Spring Issue, 2011
Metaphor of Nature, McClouds Park, Nature Center. North Salem IN, June 1-29, 2018
97th Hoosier Salon, 2021. Indiana State Museum. August 21- October 24, 2021
Artscape 2019. April 27 2019, Avon IN, Featuring 5 Artists. Avon Library.
Autumn Exhibition, Danville Public Library. Oct 3-Nov 27, 2017
Danville Library Grand Reopening 2017, April 22 -May 30, 101 S. Indiana, Danville IN
Plainfield Arts Gala 2017, April 21 - 23, 2017 Plainfield Guilford Library, April 21 -28, 2016
Winter wonderland, Feb 2017, Plainfield Guilford Library, Feb 10-28. Plainfield IN
A Walk through Plainfield , July 2016, Plainfield Guilford Library July 8-30, Plainfield IN
Plainfield-Guilford Arts Gala April 2016 Plainfield IN April 15-17, Plainfield IN
Plainfield-Guilford Arts Gala April 2015. Plainfield Public Library April 10-12. 2015, Plainfield IN
Reflected Light: A Midsummer Art Exhibition. 2012 -2022: Artist. Hendricks County, Marion County, and Central Indiana open Art Invitational, Avon IN,
The Art of Genesis. The published artists of Genesis Magazine. Cultural Arts Gallery, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN, 420 University Blvd. March 2-28, 2014
The Reunion Project. Featured artists graduating from Herron School or Art from 1902-2013, Artist. Harrison Center for the Arts, Gallery 2. Hank and Dolly's Gallery, November 2013
Artist Alley, Sept 17, 2022. With Main Street Plainfield and City of Plainfield IN. Inaugural event, Quaker Days, Art Selling Venue
Make an Impression, The All Hendricks County High School Art Exhibition. 2015 through 2021, 2022. All Hendricks County High School Art Exhibition. Curator
Black & White Gala 2018/19 New Years Eve Black and White project. Hendricks County 4-H Center
Reflected Light 2015: New Castle May 2015, New Castle IN Open Invitational Art show.
Reflected Light: A Midsummer Art Exhibition 2012-2022. Avon Indiana. Hendricks County. Central Indiana Open invitational Art Show
Indianapolis, Marion County, High School Art show. 2013. Organizer Co-Curator Garfield Park Arts Center. With Indy Parks. Gov Indianapolis, IN.
Allegories in Vacant Space April 2012. Co Curator. Fountain Sq. Indianapolis IN
Assistance League of Indianapolis, Addison Bakehouse, Dr. Rod Eccles Dentistry, Limberlost Sweets, Bread of Life Ministries, Angelita Ana, Amanda Grace Dance, Main Street Plainfield and others.