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Big News!

Juniper will relocate to Bloomington, Indiana in January 2023. Please help us have a successful holiday Season in Spencer!

An important message from Juniper's Owner, Jaime Sweany:

The time has come for Juniper to move to a new location, and we've secured a wonderful space in Bloomington's Arts & Entertainment District at 615 W. Kirkwood Avenue (moving January 2023)! 

Soon, our exceptional regional artists will become a part of the vibrant arts community in my own hometown. We will be located in close proximity to the FAR and I-Fell galleries and to Lotus! We look forward to being a part of the First Friday Gallery Walks (which I helped establish twenty years ago in 2003).

We are grateful for all the visitors and patrons who came from near and far to support our small arts business in Spencer, and to help see us through a global pandemic these past four years. THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our gallery, artisans and our regional artists.

In order to make this big transition, we need our dedicated customers and supporters more than ever before!  We will incur many expenses with such a big move, and need a stellar holiday season to make it possible. Please come to Spencer to support Juniper Art Gallery through this holiday season, so we will have the ability to make our move and to create a welcoming, functional space for our artists and visitors in the new location. We are so excited!

Thank you for your past support and we are counting on your continued support as we make this BIG transition.

Love, peace and let the holiday season begin!

~ Jaime 

 
Juniper is observing Autumn hours (open six days/week) and the Regional Artists' Fall Exhibit is on display in the Paul & Margaret Sweany Legacy Room. 

Nature Interpreted is on display in the Special Exhibits Room October 7 through December 10. Artwork by Dawn Adams, Kurt Larsen and Carol Hedin is featured.

Facemasks are still recommended (but not required) to protect our immunocompromised friends (and young children) from exposure to COVID.

Check out our Events page to see our current offerings.

Please note that you can purchase artwork from this website!
We will continue to add more to our on-line Artisan Shop

Juniper gratefully accepts donations to the Friends of Juniper fund.
All donation dollars are used to meet our fixed expenses and overhead (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. Included are the playful traditions of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), plus a mix of Central American, African, and Asian artistic expressions.

Juniper Art Gallery offers creative classes, special musical events, "Self-Care Sundays," a monthly book club and opportunities for community gatherings. Sign up for our newsletter to keep abreast of happenings, new art and merchandise as it arrives!

Juniper Art Gallery is currently located on the south side of the historic courthouse square at 46 E. Market St, Spencer IN 47460. You can find a map and current (seasonal) hours on our Contact page.

Meet Our Staff!

Juniper Owner, Jaime Sweany
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
Sales Associate, 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 out here so far and am absolutely thrilled to be the newest team member welcomed into Juniper Art Gallery. Jaime has created such a beautiful and welcoming environment here, and It is so inspiring to be surrounded by such amazing artwork and talent. I am looking forward to this new adventure and opportunity and can’t wait to meet you all!”

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
Opal Fly & KaPOW
Monika Herzig
Curtis Cantwell Jackson
Janiece Jaffe
Kativar
Tomás Lozano
Carrie Newcomer
Travis Puntarelli
Salaam 

Owen County/Spencer
Spencer Main Street
Spencer Pride
Civilian Brewing Corps
Dragonfly Gallery
Jits Thai Bistro
Main Street Coffee
Owen County Art Guild
Relics
Stable Studios
Unraveled Quilt Store

Connect with Nature
Natural Bloomington
IndiGo Birding
Sycamore Land Trust
McCormick’s Creek State Park
Lieber State Recreational Area/Cataract Falls
Owen-Putnam Friends of the Forest
The Hundredth Hill