Lt. Gov. Crouch, Treasurer Mitchell and IAC celebrate 2022 Hoosier Women Artists

STATEHOUSE (March 3, 2022) – Recently, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission hosted a reception to celebrate the 2022 Hoosier Women Artists exhibition at the Statehouse.

“It brings me joy to see the return of the Hoosier Women Artist exhibition,” Crouch said. “We received so many great submissions this year and numerous pieces are beyond incredible. I look forward to displaying these in my office throughout the next year. Our state is blessed with talented Hoosier women and I want them all to continue to share their artistic talents with others.”

The Hoosier Women Artists program 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 exhibition was announced in January, and today’s 44 honorees were selected out of more than 200 entries. The entries were judged by a panel of Indiana visual arts professionals and then selected for display by Crouch and Mitchell.

The panelists include:

  • Shelby Nower, Artist, Decatur;
  • Kassie Woodworth, Artist, Indianapolis;
  • and Torri Williams, Community Organizer, Marion.

“The artwork we receive every year provides a bit of happiness to all in my office. Art has a unique ability to draw people together in conversation,” Mitchell said. “I love the opportunity to showcase Indiana women artists in the Statehouse, and to give these talented Hoosiers well-deserved recognition and appreciation.”

The 44 pieces of artwork will be displayed in the following offices:

  • Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch;
  • Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell;
  • Secretary of State Holli Sullivan;
  • Auditor of State Tera Klutz;
  • Chief Justice Loretta Rush;
  • Secretary of Education Katie Jenner; and
  • Governor’s Residence in honor of the First Lady.

Photos from the event can be accessed here

Below is a list of the selected artists.

First NameLast NameDisplayedCityTitle
AmberKalalAOSFortvilleLeaves
KatSchwedlerAOSIndianapolisFemale Cardinal
IdaShortCJ RushGoshenAnd I’m Screaming Out
MaryMitchellFLIndianapolisPeace
SherryStoneFLIndianapolisKoi Pond I
GailWooleverFLWheatfieldNature’s Kaleidoscope (I Hope My Grandchildren See These in Nature)
TeresaAltemeyerLGIndianapolisThe Union Preserved
JillianBridgemanLGCrown PointHer as Gray 
TracyBurnsLGConnersvilleVolution
MartinaCelerinLGBloomingtonThe Key
LynneDunnavantLGRosedaleTwilight Harvest
MyndieEverlingLGKokomoRhythm
ChristelGuteliusLGMeccaSpecial Sycamore
BlytheHagerLGIndianapolisThe Surly Bonds
VirginiaKramerLGDillsboroUSS LST 325 Morning Docking
MaryMindiolaLGIndianapolisMonument Circle, Market St.
CynthiaMulvaneyLGGreendaleSpeakman House: The Grand Lady
KayOsborneLGScottsburgFaithful Friends
SusanRingLGPlymouthFarmer in Waiting
LisaSearsLGIndianapolisVote!
KristinaOliverSOSNoblesville The Portrait
AngieThieszenSOSMillersburgThe Peony: Picturesque and Perishable
EileenMislukDOEGreenwoodWeeds and Wishes
LisaSchmitzDOEIndianapolisFlowers on Canvas
AnnaAfsharTOSIndianapolisWinter Bouquet
TaylorBamgboseTOSIndianapolisBecoming
EllenBrennemanTOSSouth BendSandhill Cranes in Flight
AliciaCriswellTOSLafayetteRecantation
IndiaCruse-GriffinTOSRichmondSilver City
MaryFirtlTOSSouth BendWellfield Botanic Gardens
PennyFrench-DealTOSNorth ManchesterThe Youngest Student
SuzanneGintyTOSRoanokeSymphony
KarenHallett-RuppTOSBloomingtonRed Flare
AliceHarpelTOSCrawfordsvilleDover, IN Icon
MelissaHaugerTOSIndianapolisSeeds of Thought
JanelHuntTOSScherervilleThey Made Happy Memories Together
AlanaJudahTOSOrleansFrida and Dani
MoumitaMukherjeeTOSGreenwoodFour Stages of Life
KelliParkTOSFranklinBlackford County Courthouse
BrendaRamseierTOSSilver LakeA Walk of Contemplation
CarolynRothTOSEvansvilleRiver of Dreams
ArenStraigerTOSCarmelGrowing Wild
JuliaSuttonTOSRochesterOut of Time
ShirleyWoolardTOSIndianapolisWoodland Garden

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