The New Harmony Artists’ Guild


The New Harmony Artists’ Guild (NHAG) was founded by Clem Penrose (1943-2019), its long-time artist-in-residence and director, in December of 1999 with the moral and financial support of Jane Blaffer Owen and her daughter Annie Owen. The Guild is operated out of the Foundation’s Owen Community House on North Street in New Harmony, which serves as a music and art incubator, teaching venue, music rehearsal and performance space. Its central location in the JBO Sanctuary makes it an ideal gathering spot for small events such as recitals and artist receptions. NHAG was granted 501(c)(3) status in 2001.

The New Harmony Artists’ Guild
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”
Goethe quote that inspired Clem Penrose’ work as founder of New Harmony Artists’ Guild.
The New Harmony Artists’ Guild
New Harmony Artists’ Guild is the perfect place to foster creativity…creating music with people of all ages and walks of life is the greatest artistic experience I’ve been part of.
Christian Rowe, NEW HARMONY ARTISTS’ GUILD Music Director
The New Harmony Artists’ Guild
NHAG gave me the platform to do the things I love most: compose, perform and promote acoustic music.
Randy Pease, ARTISTS’ GUILD member, educator and songwriter
The New Harmony Artists’ Guild
At the Guild, art is understood as a biological need…chords and brush-strokes thrill the soul in unspoken ways.
Ben Nicholson, R.L.BLAFFER FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER, Author, Professor of Architecture and Design, School of the Art Institute of Chicago