A Special Message:
Happy Spring! Juniper Art Gallery now has extended hours, with continued pandemic safety precautions in place.
Our Spring/Summer Regional Artists' Exhibit is on display through mid-September. We will add more in-person events (including our popular monthly Art & Music Series) as it becomes safe to resume group activities. We will continue to require all visitors to the gallery wear a protective face mask and use our hand sanitizing station until the CDC says it is no longer necessary.
Heartfelt gratitude goes out to all who have helped Juniper survive this past, challenging year. We deeply appreciate your support of small business and our Midwestern artists and artisans.
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).
Wishing you a happy, healthy, art-filled Spring!
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 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!
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.
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:
Opal Fly & KaPOW
Curtis Cantwell Jackson
Spencer Main Street
Civilian Brewing Corps
Jits Thai Bistro
Main Street Coffee
Owen County Art Guild
Unraveled Quilt Store
Connect with Nature
Sycamore Land Trust
McCormick’s Creek State Park
Lieber State Recreational Area/Cataract Falls