Submissions for Hoosier Women Artists contest being accepted

The Tribune Staff Reports

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission have announced details for the 2019 Hoosier Women Artists contest.

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.

“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.”

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,” Mitchell said. “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 Crouch’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 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 Arts Commission’s online application system through Feb. 22. 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-by-60 inches

Maximum weight 60 lbs.

Must be installation ready, including frame and hanging wires

Submit one entry per artist to be considered

A reception is set for March 27 at the Statehouse to honor the selected artists.