STATEHOUSE (March 20, 2019) – Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission hosted a reception to celebrate the 2019 Hoosier women artists at the Statehouse.
“Being able to promote female artists throughout our state brings me such joy and I look forward to this ceremony every year,” Crouch said. “We had an astonishing amount of art submitted, and it was very difficult to decide which pieces to bring into the office. I want to continue to encourage women in Indiana to keep exercising their artistic passions and share them.”
Jessica Saunders of Brownsburg was selected to have her artwork decorate the Statehouse as part of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s Hoosier Women Artists initiative.
“Indiana is home to many accomplished women artists who use their skills to bring more beauty into our lives,” State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) said. “The pieces displayed are a wonderful representation of the varied work we can find from Hoosier artists.”
Saunders’ work titled, “Desire,” will be displayed in the state treasurer’s office.
The Hoosier Women Artists competition was established in 2008 to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana’s communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout the state. The annual competition was announced in January, and today’s 39 honorees were selected out of more than 220 entries. The entries were judged by a panel of visual Indiana arts professionals and then selected for display by Crouch and Mitchell.
“As always, the amount of talent and creativity Hoosier women possess and display is impressive,” Mitchell said. “I am honored to celebrate their skill by displaying these beautiful works of art in our office during the coming year.
The 39 pieces of artwork will be displayed in the offices of: Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor of State Tera Klutz, Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, as well as in the office of First Lady Janet Holcomb in the governor’s residence.
Photos from the event today can be accessed here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/164836994@N08/813NQ1 .
Below is a full list of winners.
|First Name||Last Name||City||Displayed||Title||Medium||Previous HWA year|
|Roberta||Avidor||Indianapolis||LG||Monument Steps||Oil on canvas|
|Joy||Bailey||Monticello||FL||“Geologists’ Dream”||watercolor on yupo paper|
|Jody||Bruns||Carmel||LG||On a Winter’s Day||Printmaking: Woodcut Reduction||2017|
|Anna and Michelle||Case-Johnson||Indianapolis||LG||Sup?||Mixed Media on Canvas|
|Sharon||Chupp||Elkhart||LG||Snowy Day at Pine Creek||Acrylic||2017|
|Alicia||Criswell||Lafayette||LG||Reconciliation||acrylic on canvas|
|Laura||Cutler||La Porte||TOS||Mystic Bison||Oil on Canvas||2014|
|Penny||Deal||North Manchester||DOE||Hay Bales||Oil on Belgian Linen||2009, 2016|
|Carol||Estes||LaPorte||LG||Three Sisters||infrared photography||2014|
|Mary||Firtl||South Bend||LG||Beach View from Beverly Shores, Indiana||Soft Pastels||2018|
|Jennifer||Fox||Martinsville||LG||The Run Out of Carson City||Nero pencils|
|Holly||Geeslin||Indianapolis||FL||Shouting LOVE to the heavens in American Sign Language||Photography|
|Peggy||Hobson||Russiaville||Supreme Court||Circle of Swirls||Stained Glass|
|Joni||Huber||Batesville||TOS||Colored Currents||Mixed Media, Collage and Acrylic Paint|
|Jackie||Huppenthal||Dyer||TOS||Winter is Coming to Cataract Falls||Photograph|
|Susan||Kirt||Valparaiso||LG||Hummingbird and Cardinal Flower||Photography|
|Jane||Lohmeyer||Valparaiso||TOS||Imprisoned by Lake Michigan Shelf Ice||Torn Paper, Tissue Paper, Watercolor, Acrylic Paint|
|Charlene||Long||Mishawaka||DOE||Early Morning Glow||Oil on canvas||2016, 2017, 2018|
|Savannah||Lopez||Anderson||LG||Albion Indiana||Ink Pen|
|Stephanie||McDairmant||Warsaw||TOS||Aslan and the Dragon||acrylic paint||2018|
|Ann||McGriffin||Indianapolis||TOS||Approaching Migraine 4||Acrylic on canvas|
|Ginny||Payne||Terre Haute||TOS||More than Coexist||Digital Design, Floating Frame on 3/4 Baltic Birch Wood|
|Patricia||Rhoden Bartels||Nashville||TOS||Illuminated||silver leaf and oil||2018|
|Ashley||Richardson||Indianapolis||LG||This Silent Fire||Scanner and Inkjet Printer||2015|
|Susan||Ring||North Manchester||TOS||Following the Light||Oil painting on canvas||2011, 2017, 2018|
|Darlene||Rosario-Reese||East Chicago||LG||“Don’t See My Art, Feel It.”||Coloring Pencils, Gel Pens, Crayons, Acrylic Paints, Gold Sharpie, Pencil||NA|
|Mychelle||Rowe||Goshen||LG||“The Music in Me”||Acrylic on canvas|
|Jessica||Saunders||Brownsburg||TOS||Desire||acrylic on canvas|
|Constance Edwards||Scopelitis||Indianapolis||Supreme Court||Angel the Go||oil and graphite on canvas|
|Heather||Steed||Muncie||AOS||Caught By Nature||Photography|
|Radie||Steiner||Indianapolis||TOS||Indiana Landscape||Photo printed on metal|
|Brenda||Stichter||Warsaw||TOS||Full of His Glory||Painted with the finest quality heavy-body acrylic paint on acid-free, heavy weight Fabriano watercolor paper||2016|
|Aren||Straiger||Carmel||SOS||Winged Woman||Linocut Print|
|Beverly||Wilson||Greensburg||TOS||Sister Edna’s Room||Photography|
|Kassie||Woodworth||Indianapolis||SOS||Silent Flock||Intaglio Etching|