2018 Board of Directors Visual Arts Representatives:
Patricia Cole Neo-Expressionist oil painter Patricia Cole received a BFA in painting from Indiana University. Cole went on to receive an MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
She currently has a studio in the I. Fell Building and is instrumental in the I. Fell Gallery.
For more than a decade, Cole has taught for Ivy Tech Community College, teaching drawing or painting, and is currently teaching Online Art History.
She served on the Bloomington Area Arts Council during the establishment of the Waldron Arts Center. Patricia was on the Bloomington City Council from 1991 – 2004, where she promoted the arts and wrote the 1% Present for Arts legislation. Contact
Jackie Olenick has had a rich and varied career. During her first residence in Bloomington (mid 70’s to mid 80’s) she worked with many local musicians and created a successful music booking agency. In 1985 she and her family moved to St. Paul MN where she was employed at the University of Minnesota and served as the assistant to the Vice President of the University. In 1997 Jackie and husband, Leon moved to South Florida where she embarked on her own art journey. She was a regular participant in the Florida fine art juried tour. Jackie’s paintings are both mixed media collage and acrylic. She also has designed a jewelry line with spiritual messages. She exhibited her work regularly and was grateful to be able to attract many clients who became loyal collectors. Jackie’s work has appeared in galleries and has been purchased by private collectors, organizations, synagogues and churches.
In 2016 Jackie and her husband Leon returned to Bloomington where they always wanted to retire. Jackie continues to create and market her artwork, mostly on her website: www.jackieolenickart.com. She also offers hands-on paper collage workshops and occasionally participates in juried art shows. Contact