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Crouch announces Hoosier Women Artists exhibition

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, along with Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission, has officially announced details for the 2022 Hoosier Women Artists exhibition.

"Receiving the artwork and meeting the women behind the pieces is something I look forward to every year, and we are pleased to bring back the Hoosier Women Artists program,” Crouch said. "Artists come from different walks of life and have found such beautiful ways to express their abilities. I encourage all those who are interested to submit their work.”

Established in 2008, the Hoosier Women Artists exhibition celebrates the importance of the arts in Hoosier communities and highlights the work of talented female artists throughout Indiana.

Crouch said a wide variety of visual arts including drawing, painting and photography are welcome to enter. The artwork is selected by a panel that includes Crouch, Mitchell and peer artists coordinated by the Indiana Art Commission.

“One of the highlights of my year is working with gifted female Hoosier artists to display their incredible talent throughout the Statehouse,” Mitchell said. “We are excited to continue the program after taking a hiatus due to COVID-19. I’m hopeful we receive more submissions this year than ever before!”

Mitchell said designees of the Hoosier Women Artists exhibition will have their artwork displayed in her office and the lieutenant 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 Holli Sullivan, Auditor Tera Klutz, Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner to display in their respective offices.

Submissions may be made on the Indiana Art Commission’s Online Application System from today through Jan. 31, 2022. 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.
• Submit one entry per artist to be considered.

A reception will take place on Thursday, March 3, at the Indiana Statehouse to honor and showcase the selected artists.