2018 Hoosier Women Artists Contest accepting entries

All women artists in Indiana are eligible to enter the 2018 Hoosier Women Artists contest through Friday, Jan. 26.

The contest is organized by Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission. Winners will have their artwork displayed Mitchell’s and Crouch’s offices at the Statehouse for one year, to be viewed by thousands of school groups, visitors and staff who explore the building annually.

Brown County artist Charlene Marsh was one of the artists chosen last year.

Visual art projects, including drawing, painting and photography, can be entered. Artwork is judged by a panel that includes Crouch, Mitchell and peer artists coordinated by the IAC.

Pieces of art also will 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 offices.

Only one entry is allowed per artist. It must be wall art only, including a frame and hanging wires; it cannot be any bigger than 42 by 60 inches, including frame, and cannot be any heavier than 60 pounds.

Submissions can be made on the IAC application system at grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=indianaarts. Applicants will need to create a username and password and select “Hoosier Women Artists” as the program name.

A reception to honor selected artists will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the Statehouse.