What’s Happening at T.C. Steele

Activity and serenity coexist naturally at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Art- and nature-related programs and events fit well into this peaceful and inspiring setting, providing a variety of year-round activities for all ages.



Annual Friends of T.C. Steele Member Art Show

Friends members, display up to 2 pieces of your own artwork in Steele’s Large Studio during the month of November! The registration deadline to submit artwork to the show is coming up, on Oct. 20th! Art drop off days are October 27th and 28th, between 9am-4pm. Art pick up days will be Nov. 29th and 30th, between 9am-4pm.

The show will be up November 1-30, 2016

Opening night reception and Annual Friends meeting, Sunday, Nov. 6th, 5-7pm.

Please consider the show’s theme when choosing artwork to display. Show theme: “What God thinks of beauty we know in that he has made it so universal.” – T.C. Steele

Deadline to register for the show: October 20, 2016. The registration form and guidelines can be downloaded here:  http://www.tcsteele.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Member-Show-GUIDELIINES-2016.docx




October 28, 2016, 3:00pm-4:30 pm, Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, IN

Watercolor Pencil Workshop and Art Tote Giveaway

Call the site now (812-988-2785) to register for a  free watercolor pencil workshop at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington on October 28th! Registration is required; limit 8 participants. This free public program is open only to low-income seniors, and includes a free tote bag filled with basic art supplies to take home. A senior is anyone 60 years old or more, and low-income is defined as living in low-income housing, or being on other public assistance programs. We have 8 spots, plus a short wait list, and spaces are filling up; first come, first served! This program is open to residents of Monroe County, and is made possible by grants from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Brown County Community Foundation, and the Friends of T.C. Steele State Historic Site!



Mark your calendars for our upcoming events at the site!

Sunday at Home: Gustave Baumann Talk and Printmaking Demo, April 10, 2016, 2-4:30pm

31st Annual Wildflower Foray, April 22-24, 2016

Festival of Flowers PaintOut,  Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7am-4pm.

Studio Centennial Party, Saturday, June 4, 2016** Special Bicentennial site event! 12-4pm

Spring Mill State Park Plein Air Painting Workshop, Saturday, June 18, 2016

Sunday at Home: Limestone Carving Demo with Cheryl Anne Lorance, July 3, 2016

The 28th Great Outdoor Art Contest, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7am-4pm; Registration forms here:   http://www.tcsteele.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/GOAC-16_revised.pdf

T.C. Steele’s Bloomington, Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8, 2016** Special Bicentennial event in Bloomington!

Friends Member Art Show and Sale, November 1-30, 2016, http://www.tcsteele.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Member-Show-GUIDELIINES-2016.docx

Steele’s Country Christmas Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1-4pm

Please call the site 812/988-2785 for questions.