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97th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibit @indianamuseum

July 31, 2021 Leave a comment

97th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition Opens Aug. 21 at the Indiana State Museum

By Marc Allan
Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS – More than 100 artists from across Indiana will have their work displayed in the Indiana State Museum Aug. 21 through Oct. 24, 2021, as part of the 97th annual Hoosier Art Salon exhibition.

This year’s exhibit will feature 145 artworks in seven categories: figure; still life; abstract work; three-dimensional work; watercolor; portrait; and landscape. 

Seven artists are being featured for the first time: Teresa Altemeyer, Ann Bastianelli, Kalleen Chilcote and Lawrence Hunter, all from Indianapolis; Kevin O’Brien of Lafayette; Carrie Wright of Muncie; and  Willis “Bing” Davis of Dayton, Ohio. Davis was the juror for the 2020 Hoosier Salon.

The full list of artists is below.

All the work in the show is available for sale beginning August 20 through October 24 online at http://www.hoosiersalon.org.

“This is an exhibition that is rich in tradition and showcases the very best from across the state in a wide variety of media, technique and subject matter,” said Mark Ruschman, the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites’ senior curator of art and culture. “This is a great opportunity for us to showcase the talent associated with Indiana. It provides the artists with exposure to an audience they may not reach otherwise. And there’s a level of prestige that comes along with exhibiting at a museum – and particularly their home state museum.”   

The Hoosier Salon legacy began in 1925 when the Daughters of Indiana opened the doors to the first exhibition of Indiana contemporary artists at Marshall Field and Company Galleries in Chicago. In 1942, the exhibit moved to downtown Indianapolis – first at the William H. Block (until 1977), then at L.S. Ayres and Company (1978-89). In 1990, the Hoosier Salon exhibit came to the Indiana State Museum, where it has been ever since except for a stint at the Indiana Historical Society from 2005-2010. 

“We feel like we’re the perfect venue for this exhibit, given what our mission is and our outreach across the state,” Ruschman said.

To be eligible for the competition, an artist must be a Hoosier Salon member and must have lived in Indiana for a minimum of one year at any point during his or her life.

On the Hoosier Salon’s website, www.hoosiersalon.org, the organization notes that 2021 is the Hoosier Salon’s 97th year “of serving Indiana’s artists and developing the creative community they need to thrive. We are and will always be the organization that truly represents Art by Indiana Artists. We are one of Indiana’s oldest and most respected visual arts groups, yet we are as current as our newest member and we intend to be around and healthy to turn 100 in 2025.”

The artists who will be featured in this year’s exhibit are:

Anna Afshar (Fishers), “What’s for Dinner”

Teresa Altemeyer (Indianapolis), “Blue”

Dan Annarino (West Lafayette), “Symbiotic History” and “Symbiotic Suburb”

Mason Archie (Indianapolis), “Serenity Number 5” and “Quilt Codes Series, Guide Me Home”

Donna Arnold (Carmel), “Lizzie in Florida” and “Alma Juliana”

Ann Bastianelli (Indianapolis), “Masked Man”

Jo Belmont (Indianapolis), “Veranda at El Lencero”

Robert Bratton (Carmel), “Farmed Out”

Peggy Breidenbach (Indianapolis), “Reaching” and “Joined”

Diane Breman (Spring, Texas), “A Horse of Course” 

Susan Brewer (Indianapolis), “Intervals In Time III” 

Jo Burkhard (Indianapolis), “Birds of an Unusual Feather” and “American Family”

William Carpenter (Marion), “Self-Inquiry”

John Michael Carter (Louisville, Kentucky), “February Evening”

Kalleen Chilcote (Indianapolis), “Beach Bums”

Judy Crawford (Demotte), “The Skylight”

Steven Creighton (Warsaw), “Still Life with Eggs”

Cindy Crofoot (Greendale), “Lost in the Melody”

Deborah Davis (Bloomington), “Evening Retreat – Covid Fantasy” and “Flying on the Brink”

Willis Davis (Dayton, Ohio), “Anti-Police Brutality Dance Mask #23”

Steve Dodge (Martinsville), “Trouble Ahead”

Fred Doloresco (Fremont), “Winter Shadow and Light”

Daniel Driggs (Frankfort), “Thanksgiving Dinner”

Stephen Edwards (Sheridan), “Slow Summer Stream” and “After a Spring Rain”

Forrest Formsma (Indianapolis), “Fall Glow”

Beth Forst (Noblesville), “Wild Thang”

Joel Fremion (Ossian), “The Artist’s Studio” and “The Patty Porch”

Karen Graeser (Indianapolis), “Harvest Moon”

Sylvia Gray (Westfield), “Carnival”

Linda Gredy (Xenia, Ohio), “Favor for a Thousand Generations”

Randal Gunyon (Fairmount), “Beneath the Surface,” “Beneath the Surface-Second View” and “Beneath the Surface-Third View”

Samuel Hoffman (Fort Wayne), “Art for Sale” and “Creek into River”

Clare Peggy Hollett (Indianapolis), “Spirit’s Cradle,” “Spirit’s Cradle detail 1” and “Spirit’s Cradle detail 2”

Lawrence Hunter (Indianapolis), “Urban Colors”

Matt Hurdle (Fishers), “My Reoccurring Dream”

Debra Huse (Costa Mesa, California), “Timeless Beauty”

John Kelty (Fort Wayne), “Back Way”

Patrick Kluesner (Anderson), “Prussian Blue Heron” and “Great Blue Heron”

Alan Larkin (South Bend), “The Magician”

Wyatt LeGrand (Bloomfield), “George and Avenelle Heaton”

Diane Lehman (Peru), “Looking Through the Lens”

Ronald Leonhardt (Evansville), “Floaters”

Kathy Los-Rathburn (Griffith), “Amoco” and “Refinery”

Peter Lupkin (Fort Wayne), “Portrait of Jeorgia” and “Madame Gautreau”

William Lupkin (Yoder), “Intersections” and “Cut Vessel in Fire Red”

Therese Lynch (West Lafayette), “Lilies in Light” and “Anemones”

Ellen Lyon (Bloomington), “Metallica Tie Dye” and “Pandemic Self-Portrait 1”

A. Cassia Margolis (Indianapolis), “Portrait” and “Reclining Nude”

Jeanne McLeish (Mooresville), “Contemplation” and “The Painter”

Katherine Meade (Santa Rosa Beach, Florida), “Regatta at Sunrise”

Bob Meyers (Indianapolis), “Chicago Rain”

Charles Mundy (Indianapolis), “Raku & Copper with Onions”

Lylanne Musselman (Eaton), “Staring Dementia in the Face”

Pamela Newell (Fishers), “Bouquet in Blue”

Chris Newlund (Columbus), “Sonata”

Kevin O’Brien (Lafayette), “Steverino Fan” and “Hand on Coffee”

Kate Orr (Indianapolis), “Viridian Artemis” and “Champion/When the Storm Passes”

James Patterson (Greenwood), “Forgotten”

Vandra Pentecost (Indianapolis), “Hide & Squeak”

Dianna Porter (Greenwood), “Light Fandango,” “Savannah” and “Skylar in Character”

Robert Pote (Mount Vernon), “Illinois Rural Scene”

Kyle Ragsdale (Indianapolis), “Roco Loco” and “A Grief Observed”

Atossa Rahmanifar (West Lafayette), “Silence is Broken”

Mark Ratzlaff (Bloomington), “Lexington, September Building” and “Anna #5”

Russell Recchion (Tuscon, Arizona), “Harlequin Sage”

Matt Rees (Greencastle), “Orchard Jays”

Patricia Rhoden (Nashville), “Reaching”

Michael Rippey (Douglas, Michigan), “Fresh Snow Indiana Dunes”

Carleen Rivera (Munster), “Paradise Today”

Joe Rohrman (Noblesville), “Le Bateau” and “Stuff”

Brian Russelburg (Plainfield), “Main Street”

Martha Sando (Indianapolis), “Not So Silent Spring” and “Island Power”

Betty Scarpino (Indianapolis), “Finding Center,” “Entwined Energy” and “Entwined Energy 01”

Terri Schultz (Nashville), “Under the Apple Tree,” “Sunshine” and “Kitchen Counter Floral”

Constance Edwards Scopelitis (Indianapolis), “Love Letters to Self #2” and “Love Letters to Self #3”

David Seward (Zionsville), “The Docks at Annecy”

Kerry Shaw (Muncie), “1812 Brave” and “Tombstone Cowboy”

Joshua Shepherd (Union City), “Wouldn’t Call Him Woolly Britches If I Was You”

Donna Shortt (Indianapolis), “Fearless Solitude” and “Moonriser”

Jerry Smith (Crawfordsville), “Heartworn Highway” and “Winter Harmony”

William Smock (Idaville), “Veteran with Dog” and “Turkey Run”

Karen Sonner (Marion), “Puget Sound”

Rita Spalding (Indianapolis), “Yellow Roses” and “Magenta Roses”

Stephanie Spay (Noblesville), “Grasp” and “The Guidance of Zoe”

Arlyne Springer (Noblesville), “Ladies of the Bee”

Curt Stanfield (Rosedale), “Shadow Dance”

Carol StrockWasson (Union City), “Serenade to Simplicity” 

Ginny Takacs (Gary), “Long Lake” and “Birch Grove”

Brian Talbert (Spencer), “Across County Line Road, Late Afternoon”

Stephanie Thomson (Brownsburg), “Sepulchral” 

James Tracy (Deputy), “Stone Head”

Gerald Traicoff (Carmel), “My Morning Song” and “Electric Blues”

Mark Vander Vinne (Porter), “They Paved Paradise” and “Soul Slow Down”

Mary Sue Veerkamp-Schwab (Bloomington), “The Display Case” and “The Light from Behind”

Justin Vining (Indianapolis), “Winter in Irvington”

Mark Waninger (Jamestown), “Royal,” “Rose” and “Raucous”

Patricia Weiss (Huntertown), “Lavatory” and “Late Afternoon Light”

Elizabeth Whipple (Avon), “February Rain”

Cindy Wingo (Carmel), “Aerial Landscape and Color Study” and “Aerial Perspective of SFA”

Carrie Wright (Muncie), “Specimen #19”

Gabriel Yaden (Franklin), “Berries and Cream Ballet”

The judge for this year’s Hoosier Salon was Paula Swaydan Grebel. The California native received her BFA in Figure Drawing and a Minor in Textiles from the California State University of Long Beach. After moving to Wisconsin in the 1990s she has continued studying here and abroad with key perceptual painters. Paula teaches painting and drawing workshops throughout the states, and her work can be found in public and private collections worldwide.

95th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition opens August 2, 2019 @hoosiersalon @indianamuseum

July 19, 2019 Leave a comment

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Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Renee Bruck
Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS (July 18, 2019) – Artwork created by 140 Hoosier artists will be featured during the 95th annual Hoosier Salon Patrons Association and Fine Art Galleries exhibition when it returns to the Indiana State Museum beginning Aug. 2, 2019.

The annual competition is Indiana’s longest-running art exhibition and is considered to be the preeminent juried exhibition of Indiana art by Indiana artists. This year, 225 artists applied to the show and entered more than 570 pieces of artwork. Jurors accepted only 161 pieces from 140 artists – including 23 new artists to the exhibition this year.

“The jurors for the Hoosier Art Salon’s 95th Annual Exhibition, Derek Penix and Stephen Hicks, have done a great job identifying work by Indiana artists that is beautiful, compelling and in some instances, satirical and funny,” said Bob Burnett, executive director of the Hoosier Art Salon. “We are very excited to see the show come together.”

While the 161 pieces of art will be on display to the public from Aug. 2 through Oct. 13, many of the pieces will be for sale too. Sales of the artwork begin during an awards and special preview event that begins at 6 p.m. on Aug. 1. Tickets for the preview event can be purchased online prior to the preview event at hoosiersalon.org.

“We are excited to partner once again with the Hoosier Salon to bring this exhibition to the Indiana State Museum,” said Cathy Ferree, president and CEO of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites. “This show allows us to provide visitors access to an amazing array of the best art from Indiana artists.”

In addition to the Hoosier Salon exhibition, a show featuring student artwork will be on display at the museum. The Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ Calendar of Student Art Contest features artwork from K-12 students with the first-place winner from each grade featured in the cooperative’s annual wall calendar. The winners of the kids’ show will be announced during an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. on Aug. 2.

The cost of both shows is included with the purchase of general museum admission, which is free for Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites members.

For more information, visit https://indianamuseum.org, or call 317-232-1637.

Woodcarver Exhibit at Eagle Creek Park, Mar. 9-10, 2019

February 24, 2019 Leave a comment

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Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By Kylie Money
On behalf of the event organizers

Indianapolis, IN – Eagle Creek Park is hosting the annual Woodcarver, Woodturner & Woodburner Exhibition. The exhibition is on Saturday and Sunday, March 9-10, 2019, from 9 am to 5 pm each day.

This event will showcase Indiana woodworkers and their wide array of artwork depicting beautiful wildlife, flora and fauna and/or traditional Native Americans through the fascinating art of woodcarving, woodturning, and woodburning.

In the past, both artistic and functional wood pieces on display have included Nativity sets, wine stoppers, salt and pepper mills, animal puzzles, fan pulls, lidded boxes, earring and napkin holders, and much more.

Artists will provide insight into their craft through colorful stories and answering questions. They will even provide some demonstrations for their art pieces.

There will be a family activities area with soap carving, decorating tree cookies, a free play area, coloring pages, and a nature’s woodcarver’s station highlighting how native wildlife utilizes wood.

The exhibition will be at the Earth Discovery Center in Eagle Creek Park and is free with park admission. Park admission is $5 per vehicle for county residents, $6 per vehicle for out of county.

Most of the artwork at the exhibit will be for sale, making for some great gifts or wonderful new decorations for your home! The artist entry and 15% of sales will go toward the Eagle Creek Park Foundation. The foundation works to promote, preserve, protect and enhance Eagle Creek Park through the support of the local community and volunteers.

For more information visit www.eaglecreekpark.org.

“Glitz and Glamour” Exhibit at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site @PresBenHarrison

February 18, 2019 Leave a comment

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The stately Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2019, all rights reserved.

By Angela Tuell
On behalf of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

INDIANAPOLIS (February 11, 2019)– The newest exhibit at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site [1230 North Delaware St., Indianapolis], Glitz & Glamour in the White House, will feature two centuries of fashion, glitz and glam from the Executive Office. The exhibit, opening March 7, 2019, showcases over-the-top gifts, accessories, heartfelt folk art, ostentatious furniture and one-of-a-kind keepsakes surrounding the presidency of the United States.

The gifts received from foreign heads of state are part of the record of American diplomacy. Gifts from American and foreign citizens often expressed either personal warmth or their feelings for the president. Many of these gifts are examples of the finest decorative arts and craftsmanship available around the world. Come explore these artifacts for yourself, from gimmicky apparel to stately pearl-adorned evening gowns, heartfelt folk-art to ostentatious furniture, solid gold commemorative coins to questionable keepsakes.

The Glitz & Glamour exhibit will hold its grand opening on Thursday, March 7 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided at this open house-style event, which will take place in the Welcome Center of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available at http://bit.ly/GlitzGrandOpening.

Come see for yourself, from gimmicky apparel to heartfelt folk art and ostentatious furniture to one-of-a-kind keepsakes, You won’t be able to unsee some of these over-the-top accoutrements.

Glitz & Glamour will run through December 31, 2019.

The Presidential Site offers daily guided tours. Tours are on the hour and half-hour, and last approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Hours are Monday through Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Members may attend for free, and the general public may purchase tickets for $6 per person. Tickets may be reserved at www.presidentbenjaminharrison.org.

For additional details visit http://www.presidentbenjaminharrison.org/visit.

Winterlights at Newfields Opens Nov. 18 @newfieldstoday

September 20, 2018 Leave a comment

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Part of the beautiful Winterlights Holiday Light Show at Newfields last year.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2017, all rights reserved.

By Mattie Lindner
Newfields

Following a tremendously successful first season, Winterlights returns this holiday season from Nov. 18, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019 at Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

This year’s curated outdoor lights experience is presented by Bank of America and features more than 1.5 million lights shinning upon you and your guests, a new Wintermarket and a transformed finale.

Last year, Winterlights debuted in The Garden at Newfields and welcomed nearly 70,000 guests to experience the magic of the season, thousands of whom were first time visitors.

More than 40 couples got engaged, creating a lifetime of memories and traditions for new families during Winterlights. Because of its commitment to the community, Bank of America is thrilled to help bring Winterlights to life this year.

“Newfields provides a spectacular lights display and venue for families and friends to explore and celebrate the magic of the holiday season,” said Andy Crask, Indianapolis Market President, Bank of America. “Bank of America recognizes that the Winterlights experience is a wonderful opportunity to not only shine a light on Indianapolis but also to help support cultural experiences that have a positive impact on our community.”

New this year, guests are invited to start and end their Winterlights journey inside a glowing Wintermarket, a toasty place for a treat and the first stop for a warm cup of hot chocolate or apple cider—with spiked options available for adults.

Inside the market, local artisans like Goose the Market, Gallery Pastry Shop and Sun King Brewing Co. will be selling popular food and beverage options, as well as unique holiday gifts and goodies for everyone on your list.

Guests can also purchase this year’s exclusive brew crafted by Sun King Brewing Co. and only available for purchase at Winterlights. Love the taste? Take home a two-pack gift set in the Wintermarket on your way out.

Before heading to the lights, stop for a group photo in front of the giant towering poinsettia tree.

For the main attraction, guests of Winterlights will once again explore The Garden at Newfields and stroll beneath 80 foot-tall trees glowing to the tips of each tiny branch. With the addition of 300,000 more lights, this year’s display features more than 1.5 million glowing lights.

The outdoor journey begins with Snowflake Bridge, where glistening handcrafted snowflakes illuminate the sky above and music draws guests across the historic span.

The Landscape of Light returns in front of the grand Lilly family mansion, where over 300,000 lights dance in many different colors to the Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.

Guests are then welcomed inside the front door of the Lilly House to discover this year’s theme of sophisticated handcrafted design inspired by Mr. Lilly’s famed book collection.

The library will bring the magic inside with a dramatic display filled with hundreds of glowing LED candles. Other rooms in the home will be transformed by unexpected holiday installations like handmade origami butterflies soaring from the piano and a giant paperchain chandelier flowing onto the dining room table.

As guests continue their stroll through The Garden, the bright vibrant colors of the Whimsical Terrace will draw in visitors of all ages. Karl Unnasch’s whimsical 50-foot-tall tree of toys, Playtime in Indy, returns to The Garden and the toys will once be donated to families in need this season.

Warm your hands over wood burning fires, while listening to holiday music and making your own s’more provided by local Girl Scouts of Central Indiana. Last year, the Girl Scouts raised over $25,000 that helped send 160 girls to summer camp, who otherwise could not have attended.

To delight guests as they exit the experience, a new finale has been added to this year’s Winterlights. The Ice Storm Walk, will immerse guests into a whirling blizzard of light. A digital snowstorm will descend over you along a 400-foot promenade, enhanced by dramatic music and sound of winter. Along the path, guests will pass through the Ice Cave, a tunnel of light featuring more than 30,000 lights.

“We are thrilled that the community accepted our invitation to Winterlights last year, and made it part of their holiday celebration,” said Jonathan Wright, The Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources. “In hopes of delighting everyone again this season, the Newfields team has enhanced this year’s display with hand-crafted design and more lights to surprise guests around every turn.”

Due to enthusiastic crowds and sold out evenings, new ticket times have been added to expand capacity. This season, tickets will be available every half hour beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the experience concluding at 9:00 p.m.

Save 20 percent by purchasing your tickets online at DiscoverNewfields.org beginning Oct. 1. This year, guests can purchase a premium ticket, which includes 3-D holographic glasses that bring Winterlights to life, a complimentary drink ticket and a pass for BOGO general admission January 8–Valentine’s Day weekend. A deal you don’t want to miss.

Newfields members receive additional discounts and exclusive access to Winterlights at the member preview evenings on Nov. 16 and 17 for just $10. During Winterlights, the Access Pass is still available for $2 per qualified family member.

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at Newfields this holiday season. Give the gift of Winterlights to your family and friends with our new gift tickets, featuring large group orders of Winterlights tickets (minimum order of 15). Don’t miss Newfields’ annual Holiday Hullabaloo shopping event on Dec. 6, featuring trunk shows in The Museum & Garden Shop. Members receive a 20 percent discount all day long. Or, give the gift of Newfields all year long with an annual membership, which offers free general admission, discounts on programs, invitations to exclusive preview events and more.

During the run of Winterlights, The Garden, The Café and IMA Galleries at Newfields will close at 4 p.m. daily.

Seasonal music made possible by the generous support of Marianne Williams Tobias. Lead support for Winterlights is provided in part by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Klipsch Group, Inc., The Hagerman Group and RJE Business Interiors. Additional support provided by Marian Inc., Ann W. King, and Sycamore Advisors, LLC. In-kind support provided by Sunbelt Rentals, Celadon Trucking Services, Tway Lifting Products, and Airworx Construction Equipment.

* Winterlights will be open Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Want to be a part of the magic this holiday season?
Last year, volunteers donated over 4,000 hours to help bring Winterlights to life. Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals and large groups. Email volunteer@discovernewfields.org if interested.