"Passions Collide - Paddlers and Artists Meet"
Reception, Silent Auction and Artist Awards on March 18, 6-9 PM

Indy SurvivOARS
Indy SurviveOars in their Dragon boat.


Indy SurviveOars asked artists to paint, sculpt, carve, add metalwork or otherwise make art out of a Dragon boat Paddle. They asked artists to let their passion for art meet the SurviveOars passion for rowing to celebrate hope and inspiration. 

Artists were asked to think outside the Pink Ribbon concept with artwork focused on dragon-boat racing, a dragon, the strong spirited paddlers or teamwork.

Paddles are displayed on the Indy SurviveOars web page and in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery.

Bids are being accepted from March 6-18, online here.

All the paddles will be displayed Monday - Friday, March 6-18, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm and sold at the March 18 event. Votes for the "Viewer's Choice" award will be collected all month at the gallery.

At the reception in the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery on Friday, March 18, from 6-9 pm, the two winning artists will be awarded their cash prizes and bids will be finalized.

The SurviveOars are an Indy based breast cancer survivor group who participate in Dragon Boat racing to strengthen both physical and emotional health, endurance, self-confidence, and provide support for team members.

To see photos of the Dragonboat:  Go to www.indysurviveoars.org.

WHAT: "Passions Collide/Paddlers and Artists Meet" Gallery Exhibition and Special Event
WHERE: The Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery, 212 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
WHEN: Opening Reception is Friday, March 4, 5-9 p.m.
SurviveOars Silent Auction, Exhibition, and Award Event is Friday, March 18, 5-9 p.m.
Gallery is open from March 4 – 18, from 11 am to 2 pm, Monday thru Friday.
COST: Free and open to the public
MEDIA CONTACT: Leigh Dunnington-Jones, gallery director, stutzartgallery [at] gmail [dot] com, (317) 292-3200