2014 Artistic License Award Winners

Studio 659 would like to thank Mayor Joe Stahura, Arts Alive!, and all of the community sponsors (listed below) who made the 2014 Artistic License show a possibility. An extra special thank you to our juror, local artist Ish Muhammad.


2014 Artistic License Awards


Community Awards:

 Sara Convery  Community Award: Liberty Savings Bank: Rough As A Cob

 Tony Lipka Community Award: St. John Alumni Association: Pining for the Fjords

 Leslie Lambert  Community Award: Center Lounge Bulletproof, Wish I Was

 Larry Brechner  Community Award: Nancy Stolman/Remax Realty Fredrickson’s Minnow Shack

 Sara Convery  Community Award: Horizon Bank Inversion #2

 Rick Therrio Community Award: Dr Stolarz Les Demoiselles D’Avignon


 Place Awards sponsored by Arts Alive!

 3rd place 

Joseph Coyle  Casting Shadows

 2nd place 

John Stephens  Taken Away to the Dark Side

 1st place 

Dawn Diamantopoulos crashing through


Mayor’s Award sponsored by the Mayor’s Office

Sharon Victor Sun Salutation

The Tom Foolery Show at 659

Please join TOMFOOLERY and Studio 659 as we join forces to present: Open Mic Night!!


Comedians, musicians and spoken word artists are encouraged to showcase their talents on the TOMFOOLERY stage at this special event at Studio 659 in Whiting, IN!!

Admission to this event is FREE to the public!! Ages 15+ Sign ups to perform begin at 6:30pm





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Call for Art – Graffiti, Art of the Street

Studio 659 in Whiting is having its first GRAFFITI show! We are looking for graffiti artists, in any style and any media. Eligibility: All artists may enter up to three images in jpeg format.

Submissions: Up to 3 images as jpgs. All images must be labeled as firstinitial.lastname.title (J.Smith.ArtworkTitle) Please submit images to: allison@studio659.org, use “Graffiti” in the subject line.  Please include your name and an image list in the body of your email with title, media, size, year completed, and price. Also please denote any special installation needs in your email. We are open to installation proposals and to artists creating work onsite. Any submissions with missing information or improperly labeled images will not be considered. Submissions due Saturday August 16, 2014 Read more…

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Call for Art- Zombie Apocalypse

Studio 659 is now accepting submissions for our “Zombie Apocalypse” show.  Media of all kinds are welcome but with each piece the topic must be Zombie related.  This will be a fun show and we expect many submissions, so get your images in to us as soon as possible.  Zombie Apocalypse will run from October 3 through October 31.

Submissions due:  September 17, 2014 Read more…

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Are you the Next Whiting Idol?!?

Studio 659 will be hosting auditions for the first ever Whiting Idol singing competition on Saturday, August 2nd. (You do not have to be a Whiting resident to participate/audition)

Where: Studio 659 1413 119th St. Whiting, IN 46394

When: Saturday, August 2nd 2-5 pm

Elimination Rounds will be Saturday, August 16th and August 23rd, 7pm

Please lick the link below to download the audition form and guidelines. Fill in the form and bring it with you to auditions!


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