Women artists can submit art to state contest

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, along with Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission, have revealed details for the 2019 Hoosier Women Artists contest.

“Receiving the artwork and meeting the women behind the pieces is something I look forward to every year,” Crouch said. “The artists all come from different walks of life, and have found such a beautiful way to express their artistic abilities. I encourage all those who are interested to submit their work.”

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 Art 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 2019 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, Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick to display in their respective offices.

Submissions may be made on the Indiana Art Commission’s Online Application System from today through Feb. 22, 2019. Applicants will need to create a username and password and select Hoosier Women Artists as the program name.

Requirements include:
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 March 27, at the Indiana Statehouse to honor the selected artists.

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