Open Six Days Weekly!
Juniper Art Gallery offers handmade ART & ARTISAN GOODS!
FREE PARKING behind the gallery!
Juniper is a member of the First Friday Gallery Walks each month (5-8pm) and we offer music from our small stage (dedicated to the legacy of Janiece Jaffe).
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 Sale is now available in-gallery and 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 relocation expenses incurred this year.
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.
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!
Meet Our Staff!
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.
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!”
Sales & Artful Edibles Associate
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!
Sales & Artful Edibles Associate
In his own words:
“Hello everyone! I’m Alan Belth, a guy who spent far too many years in the food industry. It felt like how I imagine it feels being type cast as an actor - like Christopher Lee always being a villain, or Hugh Grant always being in romcoms - I was always cast in the kitchen roles. I wanted to break out of this and do something different, something new and unique.
Having known Jaime Sweany for a good number of years, I was excited to hear she was moving her gallery to Bloomington! I have always been a lover of art and photography, but never really found my direction in college. When Juniper came to Bloomington it just felt right! I’m very happy to be a part of something special where I feel like I’m actually needed.”
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