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Meet The Artist

Wonderfully Made Art!

My name is Bernade Flournoy, owner of The Painted Pose. I am a thankful Artist, Art Teacher, Mama, Granny Pearl, and Dreamer. Whether I'm painting from life, a photo, or during an online virtual posing session, I would love to paint your pose!

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Bernade Flournoy

Artist, Founder / CEO

  • Cleveland Institute of Art - BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago - Additional Art Courses

  • Indiana University Northwest - Coursework towards Art Education Certification

  • IUPUI - Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis  / Herron School of Art - Bachelor of Art Education (BAE)

  • Certification: Art Education K - 12

  • State of Indiana Teaching License

  • MBE / WBE - State of Indiana Certification

  • Supplier General MBE / WBE Certification of Diverse Ownership - NAICS 711510

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Passion Meet Purpose

From crafting fine art portraits to hosting vibrant paint party events, I bring a touch of creativity and joy to every project. Grateful for my experiences showcasing art across Indiana, I am passionate about making each artistic endeavor memorable and enjoyable.

Whether working on individual portraits or engaging groups in lively art sessions, my goal is to deliver stress-free, inspiring experiences.

I'm excited to collaborate with Event Planners to bring these unique art activities to your next gathering.

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EVENTS & SHOWS:

2024

The Canvas Club

- Online Membership Launch - Closed January 26

Meet The Artists XXXVI Art Exhibition 

at THE INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY - January 31 - March 23

Meet The Artists XXXVI Gala 

at THE INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY - February 17

 Explore the intersection of basketball and the arts - music, poetry, photography, fashion, sculpture, painting     and film - as Indianapolis hosts the NBA All-Star Game and IndyPL hosts Meet the Artists XXXVI.

2023

PAINTING PARTY EVENTS at 9 Separate BRANCHES SPONSORED BY THE INDIANAPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY

MONTHLY PAINT PARTY EVENTS at MCL SPEEDWAY HOSTED BY THE PAINTED POSE

PINK AND PAINT FUNDRAISER - Glitz and Glamour - Paint Party Event 

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MORGAN COUNTY - SUMMER PROGRAM - Art Sessions

S.H.E. EVENT - INDIANA CONVENTION CENTER  - Sponsored Vendor - Conference Paint Party Breakout Room

KITTLE'S FUNDRAISER FOR ALZHEIMER'S  - Paint Party Event 

IDOA - INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION - VENDOR

FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM  - Paint Party Event

2022

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MORGAN COUNTY - SUMMER PROGRAM - Art Sessions

WOE - WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE - NEW LIFE WORSHIP CENTER - VENDOR

S.H.E. EVENT - INDIANA STATE FAIR GROUNDS- Huntington Bank Sponsored Vendor - Conference Paint Party Breakout Room

INDIANA CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN - EXHIBITOR

2021
FLAVA FRESH 18! - Summer, Fall & Winter

S.H.E. EVENT - INDIANA STATE FAIR GROUNDS - Vendor
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF MORGAN COUNTY - SUMMER PROGRAM - Art Sessions


2020
Tranquility was an exhibit curated by Indianapolis artist Gary Gee 
S.H.E. Eve
nt - Vendor

2019
S.H.E. Event - Vendor

Light Of The World Christian Church - 'Heart for the Season'
Live Painting during service & Art Exhibition


The URBANE D’ART Inc.

Multiple Exhibition Presentation of FLAVA FRESH! curated by D. Delreverda Jennings
Since 2006, it has been an Honor to Exhibit with Ms. D and 
so many talented Artists!

  • Arts Council of Indianapolis 

  • Big Car Tube Factory Artspace

  • Clowes Hall, Butler Arts Center 

  • Dean Johnson Gallery 2006 Holiday One Piece Show FLAVA FRESH IV! 

  • Fishers Town Hall 

  • Garfield Parks Art Center

  • Indianapolis Arts Garden 

  • Indiana Interchurch Center - IIC Gallery

  • Indiana Landmarks' Rapp Family Gallery - “Goddess: Layered Visions”

  • Indianapolis Marion County Public Library N. College Ave. Branch

  • IUPUI Cultural Art Gallery

  • Loudermilk Studio and Gallery 

  • Primary Colours Gallery

1999
Indiana University Northwest Campus Art Show Lake County Fair,
Fine Art and Auction Broadcast on Channel 56 Gary/Merrillville, IN

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