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95th Annual Exhibition of the Hoosier Salon

  • Indiana State Museum 650 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, 46204 United States (map)

I am so pleased to say that my painting “Reluctant Transition Into Womanhood” won 2nd place over all at this year’s Hoosier Salon. Also, another portrait of my daughter “Seeing Yellow While I See the Past” won 5th place in the portrait competition. Each came with a monetary prize as well. This is the first time I have submitted work to the Hoosier Salon and was so excited to have not one but two paintings accepted. But then winning an award for each was beyond what I had hoped. It is such an honor, thank you so much to the Salon, the Indiana State Museum and the jurors Steve Hicks and Derek Penix. The show continues until October 13th in a beautiful gallery at the wonderful Indiana State Museum- when you visit you will be able to vote for your choice. Enjoy!

Juried Exhibitions are a wonderful for artists to share what they are creating with an appreciative audience and to connect with collectors. To also have a monetary prize is huge for most artists I know. Money can be tough for us all to discuss but it is a very practical subject. I don’t mind sharing what these awards mean to me; I will be able to replenish studio supplies, travel to see contemporary art by other figurative artists in person, attend a workshop, invest in studio equipment and attend an upcoming reception at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art that I have work accepted into. All of which contributes so much to my career and would not have been possible without the award money.

For more information about the Hoosier Salon visit their website:

To see the catalog from the show please follow this link:

To see work available to purchase, please follow this link:

Visit this link to see photos from the reception:

A statement about the show:

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with the Indiana State Museum to bring one of the oldest and most respected juried exhibitions in the Midwest to the public.  This year, the exhibition will be displayed in the Ford Gallery, one of ISM’s premiere exhibition spaces.  The exhibition will be on view to the public from August 2 – October 13, 2019. The Awards Presentations and Preview Event will be held on Thursday, August 1, from 6:00 – 9:00PM. “