artists among those
in traveling Hoosier Salon art show
have paintings in prestigious show
INDIANAPOLIS (August 2007) The Hoosier Salon Patrons
Association, in cooperation with the Indiana State Museum, is proud
to present the 83rd Annual Exhibition of Fine Art Monday through Sept.
9. The exhibit opened July 23.
Six southeastern Indiana artists are featured in the traveling exhibit:
William Borden, Hal Davis and Lawrence Rudolech of Hanover; and Herbert
F. Herrick of Rising Sun. Borden received a Merit Award for Outstanding
Work, Any Medium, Traditional, and Purchase Award, while Davis received
a Merit Award for Best Realistic Still Life. Lisa Siefker Bailey, a
first-time exhibitor, received a Merit Award for Outstanding Pastel.
Bob Griffitt of Charlestown, Ind., is also in the exhibit.
There are three southeastern Indiana stops on the tour.
The tour will arrive Oct. 8 at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts,
2001 N. Ewing St., Seymour. It will arrive Nov. 5 at the Decatur County
Historical Museum, 222 N. Franklin St., Greensburg, Ind. The tour arrives
Jan. 7 at the Bartholomew County Historical Society, 524 Third St.,
The exhibition, featuring 174 two- and three-dimensional works in a
medley of styles and media, is on display in the Wilbur E. and Florence
Jeup Ford Gallery, on the third floor of the Indiana State Museum, 650
W. Washington St., Indianapolis, in White River State Park. Works are
by Hoosier artists, and all works are for sale.
The show is open to the public. Works may be viewed during museum hours,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free for museum members and children under 3, $7 for adults,
$6.50 for seniors, $4 for children ages 3-12.
To enter this juried show an artist must be a current resident or have
lived in the state of Indiana for at least one year and be a dues-paying
Hoosier Salon member.
This year, 586 works were submitted. The exhibition features 36 first-time
exhibitors. The jury included Ann Piper, associate professor of painting
and drawing at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., and Scott
Wolniak, who teaches studio art in various media at the School of the
Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago.
An invitational preview reception opened the 83rd Annual Exhibition
on July 22. It was attended by patrons and entering and exhibiting artists.
Merit (51 including the popular choice award totaling $29,500) and Purchase
(47 totaling $62,140) Awards totaling $91,640 were announced by Pam
Hicks of Greenwood, Ind., past president of the Hoosier Salon Board
of Directors and co-chair of the Annual Exhibition; Meme Kramer of Greenwood,
Ind., also a past president and co-chair of the Annual Exhibition, and
Amy Kindred of Indianapolis, executive director.
The awards ceremony was in the Governor Frank OBannon
Great Hall, with catering by Crystal Catering. A reception followed
in the Canal Café and Rapp Reception Area.
Welcome was given by Rae Harris of Frankfort, Ind., president of the
Hoosier Salon Patrons Association Board of Directors.
Greetings were by James E. May, vice president of museum programs at
the Indiana State Museum, who also presented Indiana State Museum Foundation
awards. Special remarks were given by Lewis Ricci, executive director
of the Indiana Arts Commission.
Pam Hicks and Meme Kramer, both of Greenwood, Ind., are co-chairs of
the Annual Exhibition, assisted by Hoosier Salon board members, Rae
Harris, Frankfort, Ind.; Pris Gerde, Battleground, Ind., Karen Butler,
Chip Kalleen, Rachel Perry, and John Vanausdall, all of Indianapolis;
Sue Wickliff, Zionsville, Ind.; David Yount, Carmel, Ind., and Ann Barton
of Greenwood, and Amy Kindred, executive director; Kathy Cunningham,
webmaster and operations manager; Donnae Dole, administrative assistant
to the executive director; Amy Miller, intern from DePauw University;
Eva Collins, special events, and JoEllen Striebel, gallery volunteer.
The Annual Exhibition is presented by the Elba L. and Gene Portteus
Branigin Foundation, with additional support from Franklin College,
Indiana State Museum, Printing Partners, and the Arts Council of Indianapolis
and the City of Indianapolis.
A highlight of Indiana Art at its Best was the presentation
of awards. The announcement of the awards is a surprise
for the artists.
The Best of Show, a $5,000 merit award, was presented
to James Viewegh of Martinsville for Expectations, an oil
painting. The award was given in memory of Mrs. Ardath Burkhart and
Mrs. Wilbur Ford by Richard E. Ford of Wabash.
A $2,000 award, for Best Traditional Landscape, given by the
Womans Department Club of Indianapolis (which was instrumental
in bringing the Salon to Indianapolis), memorializes the contributions
of Katherine McLeod Smith, who served as the Hoosier Salons executive
director for 22 years. Recipient of this award was David Owen of Bloomington,
Ind., for Wetlands Mountain View, an oil.
A $2,000 award, for Outstanding Work, Any Medium, given anonymously
in memory of Mark C. Honeywell, who served as vice president of the
Hoosier Salon board from 1943 to 1964, went to William Lawson of Indianapolis
for The Barbers Chair, an oil.
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