Gwen Gutwein

Gwen Gutwein has been a successful artist since graduating from Indiana University in the early 80’s. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries and museums in Indiana and throughout the United States. Her paintings continue to achieve acknowledgements and awards. In 2004 Gwen started a painting project trademarked Heritage Barns. She has completed the process of selecting historic barns from each of Indiana's 92 counties, doing most paintings on location.


925 Forest Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Home: 260-437-7800
Work: 260-484-1282


  • Acrylics
  • Drawing
  • Oils
  • Painting
  • Pencil
  • Watercolor


Gwen teaches private and semi-private painting classes in her studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana as well as workshops in other locations.

Place of birth: Francesville, Indiana


2016: Heritage Barns of Indiana exhibit, Honeywell Center

2015: Heritage Barns of Indiana exhibits, Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Switzerland County Historical; Society-Brown County Art Gallery

2015: Viewpoint 47, Cincinnati Artist Club national juried competition

2015: IPAPA Members juried show, Art on Main, Elkhart, IN --award

2014: Clark Gallery Themed Art Competition, Wabash, IN

2014: Best of Show, Regional Competition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN

2014: Juried into major exhibitions: Indiana Heritage Arts, Indiana Artist’s Club, award winner in the Fort Wayne Artist’s Guild Invitational

2013: Award winner at the Regional Competition, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN

2013: Juried into a major national competition by Oil Painters of America

2013: Juried into major exhibitions: Indiana Heritage Arts, Hoosier Salon

2004-2013: Teach multiple art workshops at art centers in Florida and Indiana

2004-2013: Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, have had over 29 solo exhibitions

2004-2013: Give lectures and other speaking engagements in conjunction with art exhibits

2001-2013: Accept and complete with quality and integrity, over 90 commission paintings by request

2000-2013: Teach private and semi-private art classes to adults

2000-2007: Teach a weeklong painting workshop in conjunction with St. Francis University and ARTLINK

1998-2001: Teach art classes at the Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

1998-2000: Design and administrate the construction of a Pottery Studio for the Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach, Florida_ Researched and purchased all equipment for the new facility

1982-2013: Operate a fine arts studio/gallery

1982-2013: Enter and win awards in major Regional and National art Competition in Florida, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio


2012: studied portraiture with Caroline Anderson, New Harmony, Indiana

2005: studied plein air oil painting in Utah, workshop taught by Ray Roberts

2000: studied plein air watercolor painting in Greece, taught by Caroline Buchanan

1999: studied studio watercolor painting in Washington, taught by Caroline Buchanan

1994: studied painting at the Monroe County Art Center, Bloomington, Indiana

1982: Graduated with honors from Indiana University, Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

1982: studied at Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina