Extended Summer hours now in place!



Juniper Art Gallery offers handmade ART & ARTISAN GOODS!

Our exceptional regional artists are now a part of the vibrant arts community in Bloomington, Indiana. We are in close proximity to the FAR and I-Fell galleries and to Lotus! We are now a part of the First Friday Gallery Walks (which Juniper's owner, Jaime Sweany helped establish twenty years ago in 2003).

Jaime Sweany's Private Collection Fundraiser is now available on-line. She has a variety of artwork available to purchase at her asking price, or you can make a reasonable offer. Proceeds from her private collection sale will go towards Juniper Art Gallery's 2024 expenses.

Please note that you can also purchase artwork from this website and we offer local delivery.



Juniper gratefully accepts donations to the 
Friends of Juniper fund, which allows us to offer FREE music and other creative events 
(please note that financial donations are not tax-deductible).

 

What Makes Juniper Art Gallery Special?

Juniper Art Gallery combines the best of regional fine arts and handmade wares with a love and appreciation for nature. The paintings, sculpture and merchandise that owner, Jaime Sweany, has made available through Juniper Art Gallery reflect the sense of wonder that nature inspires. The main exhibition space is the Paul J and Margaret L. Sweany Legacy Room and is dedicated to the memory of two outstanding Indiana artists.


And Juniper Art Gallery has more to offer! With an eclectic taste in art, and a commitment to broadening global perspectives, Jaime has chosen to include fair trade handicrafts by international artisans in the Artisan Shop. 


Juniper Art Gallery offers creative classes, special musical events, including Acoustic Afternoons (2nd Weds monthly, 4:30-6:00pm), a monthly book club (3rd Wednesday, 2-3:00pm), a Fiber Arts group (4th Sunday monthly, 1-3:00pm), Monthly Music Night! (3rd Thursday monthly, 6-7:30pm), plus many other opportunities for community gatherings. Sign up for our newsletter to keep abreast of happenings, and new art/merchandise as it arrives!

Monthly Fiber Arts Group

Meet Our Staff!

Jaime Sweany
Owner, Artist

As a young girl, Jaime Sweany loved visiting the art studios of her parents’ peers; these acquaintances began her lifetime passion for the arts and for artists. In 1978, she moved to Bloomington, IN and received her B.A. in Fine Arts from Indiana University. Jaime operated a portrait photography business, Illuminessence Photography throughout the 1990’s. In the mid-1990’s, her love of birding and the natural world evolved into co-ownership of a Wild Birds Unlimited franchise. From 2002-2011, she owned and operated Wandering Turtle Art Gallery, receiving the 2009 “Small Business of the Year” award from Downtown Bloomington, Inc. She then served as Executive Director for the Brown County Art Guild (Nashville, IN), and directed creative arts programming at the Endwright Center at Area 10 Agency on Aging (Ellettsville, IN). Jaime also has worked with Sycamore Land Trust and served as the Associate Publisher for Bloom Magazine. She is thrilled to represent the finest of regional midwestern artwork through Juniper Art Gallery.

 

Lisa Degler
Retail Sales Manager, Artist

Lisa Degler is an artist and photographer currently living in Worthington, IN. She was born and raised in Indianapolis and went to Ball State University in Muncie where she got a bachelor’s degree in Fine Art Photography. After graduation she moved back to Indy and worked at a photo studio, was a photographer and art teacher at a summer camp and worked at a camera store. She then traded city life for country life to be closer to nature, which is the focus of most of her work. In college, her senior thesis was “Somewhere Between Wilderness and Wasteland”, a photographic series representing the relationship of the natural environment and human existence. She also works with mixed media and enjoys projects involving upcycling.

She says “I have really enjoyed living close to nature and I am thrilled to be the Retail Sales Manager for Juniper Art Gallery. Jaime has created such a beautiful and welcoming environment, and It is inspiring to be surrounded by such amazing artwork and talent. I am looking forward to Juniper's new adventures in Bloomington and can’t wait to meet you all!”

 

Tc Farrell

Tc Farrell
Sales & Artful Edibles Associate, Artist

 Tc is excited to join the Juniper Gallery staff. She has lived in Prospect Hill for 16 years. When she moved here, it was a return to the Midwest where she had spent most of her youth. From home in southern Michigan to high school in Culver Indiana, summer camp in Wisconsin, and college in Kansas. She spent a quick decade in southern Vermont where she worked in retail and food service, eventually settling into the management of a small café bakery. The Village Fare served breakfast and lunch and catered off-site events. It was there that she met her husband, Ken, the baker.

Tc has two pups, Cashew and Greta, that she loves and vigorously love her back. They were the inspiration for her fledgling dog biscuit company, Moon Pennies.

Tc also enjoys creating crochet animals and woolly monsters for kids. She is looking forward to becoming part of the community supporting local artists.

Fun fact: The Wandering Turtle was where Tc bought her first gift in Bloomington in 2007!

 

Links to friends & family:

Family:
Sweany Artworks
Art Rains
Jessie's Jaunty Jewelry & Art Works
Lost & Finds
Earl Snellenberger

Galleries/Artists
Conspire Contemporary Craft
Rich Ernsting
Rebecca Moore-Higgins

Music/Musicians
Krista Detor
The Hundredth Hill
Monika Herzig
Curtis Cantwell Jackson
Kativar
Tomás Lozano
Travis Puntarelli
Salaam 


Connect with
Nature
Natural Bloomington
IndiGo Birding
Sycamore Land Trust
The Hundredth Hill