RCAA’s July Artist of the Month spotlight pays tribute to the late founding member Monty “Indiana” Jones

River City Art Association’s July Artist of the Month, featured in a YouTube exhibition by the Vigo County Public Library, is in memorium of Monty “Indiana” Jones, 79, of Terre Haute, who passed on April 13, 2021.

After Monty retired from the printing industry at age 60, he became a well-known artist in Vigo County and several nearby art communities. He created countless paintings, drawings and pyrography works that reflected his passion for nature and automobilia, in particular sprint car racing.

Monty was one of seven founding members of the River City Art Association and also enjoyed being involved in the Wabash Valley Art Guild, the Gaslight Art Colony in Marshall, Illinois, the Covered Bridge Art Gallery in Rockville, and the The Link art gallery in the Bicentennial Art Center in Paris, Illinois.

He joined Indiana Wildlife Artists in 2011 and won several first- and second-place awards in that time. In addition to awards in RCAA, WVAG and area shows, Monty’s work was selected for juried exhibitions in Arts Illiana Gallery.

Watch the tribute to Monty at https://youtu.be/7EIJTA4y2as

1st Place Drawings, RCAA, 2020,Monty Jones,Ragtop


Monty at 2020 Crow Show-CourtesyMartyJones

The Old Crow Shooter by Monty “Indiana” Jones at Arts Illiana Crow Show

First place for “Homeward Bound” at show in The Link Gallery, Paris, Illinois
1st-Drawing-Horned Owl-Monty Jones-RCAA juried show-photo by Patrick Robbins
Monty’s painting of a photograph by his son, Marty, at Gaslight Art Colony gallery, Marshall, Illinois.
monty jones Indiana Wildlife Artist

First Place: “Outfoxing the Hounds” at Indiana Wildlife Artists show.

Third Place Painting: Big Mouth by Monty “Indiana” Jones
The Pumpkinseed, Most Popular Award, Covered Bridge Art Association Associate Members Show, by Monty Jones
King of the Oak by Monty Jones at Covered Bridge Art Association, Rockville.
Monty Jones First Place in Mixed Media & Other category at Indiana Wildlife Artists show.

Watch the tribute to Monty at https://youtu.be/7EIJTA4y2as


About RiverCityArt

A non-profit organization based in Terre Haute, Indiana, that promotes, supports and enhances an appreciation of the visual arts in the Wabash Valley through art exhibits, demonstrations, seminars, workshops, and any and all other appropriate means. Membership open to artists age 18 and older.
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