Indianapolis – Today Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced details for the 2016 Hoosier Women Artists Contest. The annual competition was established to celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting talented female artists throughout Indiana.
The contest celebrates a wide variety of graphic arts including drawing, painting and photography. Past entries have included – but are not limited to – portraits, landscapes, still lifes, animals, buildings, interdisciplinary arts and abstracts. Winners of the Hoosier Women Artists Contest will have their artwork displayed in the Lt. Governor’s office at the Statehouse for one year.
“The arts play a critical role in economic development by enhancing the quality of place throughout Indiana’s cities and towns,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “It’s truly an honor to be able to recognize these talented female artists and share their work with the thousands of visitors who come by the Statehouse every year.”
The winning artwork is judged by a panel that includes Lt. Governor Ellspermann, staff and a professor from the Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Applications along with electronic copies of the artwork can be submitted online through the Lt. Governor’s website, www.lg.in.gov or mailed to 200 West Washington Street, Room 333 Indianapolis, IN 46204. Applications are being accepted until March 4, 2016.
A reception will be held on March 29, 2016 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST at the Indiana Statehouse to honor the selected artists.
- 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
2015 Hoosier Women Artists are able to pick up their artwork between April 1, 2016 to May 5, 2016 in the Office of Lt. Governor Ellspermann. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.
For Further Information:
Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann