STATEHOUSE – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch along with Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission today announced the details for the 2018 Hoosier Women Artists contest.
“In a state that has a majority of women holding statewide elected official roles, we are excited to continue encouraging women to highlight their talents and participate in a decade long tradition at the Statehouse,” Crouch said. “I look forward to seeing the submissions this year from all across the state, and invite all Hoosier women to share their unique artistic expression with us.”
The annual competition, established in 2008, celebrates the importance of the arts in Indiana’s communities and showcases the work of talented female artists throughout the state.
Crouch said a wide variety of visual arts including drawing, painting and photography are welcome to enter. The artwork is judged by a panel that includes Crouch, Mitchell and peer artists coordinated by the Indiana Arts Commission.
“Every year, it is my joy to welcome beautiful pieces of art into my office from Hoosier women artists,” said Mitchell. “I look forward to this 2018 competition and cannot wait to see Indiana talent at work!”
Mitchell said winners of the Hoosier Women Artists contest will have their artwork displayed in her office and the Lt. Governor’s office at the Statehouse for one year to be enjoyed by the thousands of school groups, visitors and staff who explore the building annually.
Additionally, pieces of art will also be selected by First Lady Janet Holcomb, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor Tera Klutz and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick to display in their respective offices.
Submissions may be made on the Indiana Arts Commission’s Online Application System from today through Jan. 26, 2018. Applications will need to create a username and password and select Hoosier Women Artists as the program name.
- framed wall art only;
- maximum dimensions (including frame): 42” x 60”;
- maximum weight: 60 lbs.;
- must be installation ready, including frame and hanging wires; and
- submit one entry per artist to be considered.
A reception will be held on March 6, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST at the Indiana Statehouse to honor the selected artists.
SOURCE: News release from the Office of Indiana Governor Suzanne Crouch