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  • Photos from the Madron Gallery Exhibit in Chicago

    Justin Vining Madron Gallery

    The Madron Gallery is located in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago and has an impressive collection of American paintings, drawings and prints from the era 1890-1940 as well as modern to contemporary.        

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  • I Promise I am Listening – ICLEF Series

    On the Outside Looking In (for web) - justin viningOn the Outside Looking In (On the Outside Looking In (for web) - justin viningfor web) - justin vining

    There is a common misconception that in a lecture situation, if someone is doodling/drawing, they are not paying attention, however, this is just not always the case.  For as long as I can remember I have been a doodler.  I found that I would actually focus on the speaker better if my hands were occupied. […]

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  • Vacation in the Dominican Republic

    DR 0001

    I recently spent 5 days on the beach in the Dominican Republic with my brother & several of my good friends at Protis Executive Innovations.  Protis was the company I quit to become a full-time artist but I have remained great friends with everyone there.  In fact, I owe a lot to Protis because even […]

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  • Attorneys Title Agency of Indiana

    Attorneys Title Agency 01 - justin vining

    I recently sold 9 reproductions on canvas to the Attorneys Title Agency of Indiana.  They wanted to bring color & vibrancy into their new office and I must say, mission accomplished!  I really love how these pieces look in their space!  

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  • Making Paper at Twinrocker


    Brookston only has a population of 1,500, but is home to one of the most unique businesses in Indiana, Twinrocker Handmade Paper. With only 4 employees and tucked away in a quiet Indiana town, this business produces one of the highest quality fine art papers on the market.  Just one of the things that makes […]

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  • “Chapter XVI, Becoming a City”

    Interior Shot

    Before this show I had no idea what Indianapolis was like in its early years, but now I do.  When asked to create a body of work inspired by theKing Park neighborhoods, I was excited because I drive through this part of town all the time and am naturally drawn to all the historic homes that […]

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  • Collaborating with High Speed Photographer Jon Smith

    07 Small Quake

    This show was so much fun, it was an honor to work with photographer Jon Smith, you should definitely go check out more of his work if you have time. For the show, destroying my artwork was nerve racking yet exhilarataing and there were certainly a lot more failures than successes. New Day Meadery, it […]

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  • Collaborating with Dave Windisch of Mile 44

    Red Rocket

    This past summer Upland Brew Co reached out to a few artists to see if any of us would be interested in doing two-person shows this fall.  After several emails, I spoke up expressing interest to work with Dave Windisch of Mile 44.  I have 3 of Dave’s pieces in my personal collection and have given […]

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  • The Process of Creating “Reclamation”


    I’ll admit, I may have grown up on a farm, but I cannot identify the native hardwoods by grain.  If I were able to do so, I would have realized the choice I was about to make was a bad one.   To back up a little bit, I am putting two pieces in a […]

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  • Learning the Art and Dance of Papermaking at Twinrocker


    Have you ever made handmade paper for an artist who’s sold paintings for millions? I can now say that I have. About a week ago I received a call from Travis Becker, the owner and master papermaker at Twinrocker Handmade Paper.  He was calling to ask if I would come help him make paper because Gerald, […]

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