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About

April became an advertising and editorial illustrator after graduating from Herron School of Art. She spent almost 20 years working for local and national agencies before her growing interest in fine art redirected her career. April has illustrated eight children’s books and still takes on commercial projects, but focuses primarily on painting.

April has a studio located on the third floor of the historic Stutz Car Factory building in downtown Indianapolis. She is represented by the Wit Gallery in Massachusetts, The Chemers Gallery and EL Design in California.

April enjoys all things creative, including cooking and gardening. She lives with her husband of 32 years who is a creative director, 3-D designer and sculptor.  

 
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Collections & Exhibitions

Selected Collections:

Indiana State Museum Permanent Collection

West End Bank of Richmond

Community North Cancer Center
Dress for Success Indianapolis
Franciscan Health Lafayette
Indiana Library Foundation
Indiana Spine Center
Katz, Sapper & Miller
London Witte & Associates
Moser Consulting Corporate Headquarters
Old National Bank of Zionsville
Reindeer Logistics
St Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
St. Louis de Montfort Day Chapel
St Vincents Women’s Center
UC Health in Cincinnati

Solo Exhibitions:

Saks Fifth Avenue Gallery Three

Jewish Community Center Gallery

Harrison Center for the Arts Main Gallery

St. Luke Methodist Church Upper Gallery

Fishers Town Hall

Eye on Art Gallery of Carmel

Encore Sotheby’s International Realty

Avon Washington Township Public Library

Clowes Memorial Hall Butler University

Hilbert Circle Theatre
Hoosier Salon of Broad Ripple
Carmel Clay Public Library
Indiana State Museum Visiting Artist

Two Person Exhibitions:

Dean Johnson Gallery
Hoosier Salon of Carmel
Thomas Kincaid Gallery of Zionsville
Sullivan Munce Cultural Center of Zionsville
Eye On Art Gallery of Carmel
New Harmony Art Gallery
Sugar Creek Art Gallery
Delphi Opera House Gallery
 

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Awards

2019 First Place Annual Indiana Artists Juried Exhibition at the IMA

2018 Best Abstract Award Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition

2017   Richmond Art Museum Annual Exhibition Purchase Award

2017   Best Landscape Award Art Comes Alive National Show

2017  First Place Carmel International Arts Festival

2017   Second Place Indiana Artists IMA Spring Exhibition

2016   Best in Media Carmel International Arts Festival

2015   Indiana Artists Member Exhibition Merit Award

2014   Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition Merit Award

2013  Best Emerging Artist Art Comes Alive

2013  Gallery Contract Art Comes Alive

2013  Publishing Contract Award Editions Limited

2012   Indiana Artists Merit Award IMA Spring Exhibition

2011   Indiana Artists Member Exhibition Merit Award

2011   Best of Show at the Carmel International Arts Festival

2011   Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition Outstanding Contemporary Painting

2010   Best in Media Carmel International Arts Festival

2009   Indiana Artists Club Member Exhibition Merit Award

2009   Grandparents Choice Award for Three Cups

2008 Gold Medal Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Why Is Mommy Sleeping?

2008  Indiana State Governor’s Choice Award

2007   Indiana Artists Club Merit Award IMA Spring Exhibition

2006   Mix In ’06 Arts Exhibit Honorable Mention

2006   Renditions of Nature Exhibition Honorable Mention

2004   Indiana Artists Club Award of Distinction

2003  Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition Best Contemporary Work

2002   Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition Purchase Award

2002   American Women Artists Honorable Mention

2001   Indiana State Fair Honorable Mention Painting

2000   Indiana State Fair Second Place Painting

1986  National Society of Illustrators Honorable Mention

1984  Indiana State Fair Fifth Place Watercolor

1969   First Place Third Grade Easter Egg Decorating Contest
 

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Bibliography

Reyner, Nancy, Acrylic Works, 2014

St. Germain, Mark, Tres Tazas, 2010

Yakola, Carrie, Lucy's Shooting Star, 2010

Yakola, Carrie, Clayton and the Planets, 2009

Yakola, Carrie, Full Moon Maxi, 2009

Havlik, Yopi, Why Is Mommy Sleeping?, 2007

St. Germain, Mark, Three Cups, 2007

McClain, Jamie, Have You Ever Seen A Moose Brushing His Teeth?, 2003

McClain, Jamie, Have You Ever Seen A Moose Taking A Bath?, 2001

Key Curriculum Press, Discovering Algebra, 1992,1993,1994

Edelman, Carole Lium, Health Promotion Throughout the Lifespan, 1992

Purdum, Jack, QuickC Programming, 1990

Bartlett, Bruce, Recording Audio Tapes at Home, 1989

Highsmith, Patricia, Mermaids on the Golf Course, 1985