(September 2010) Two Hanover artists are among
the 135 whose works were selected for the Hoosier Salon 86th annual
Exhibition. The annual juried competition promotes Hoosier artists
and their art by identifying the best works by Indiana artists, showcasing
them in the annual exhibition and making them available for sale.
The local artists chosen for this years exhibition
are William Borden for two watercolor pieces, MG TD and
Dam Road Crossing, and Lawrence Rudolech for an oil painting,
The first Hoosier Salon exhibition opened in 1925 at Marshall
Fields and Co. Galleries in Chicago. A group called Daughters
of Indiana created the exhibition as a way to prove that Indiana artists
deserved national recognition. Artists included in the inaugural
exhibition included T.C. Steele, J. Ottis Adams, Eugene Savage and William
Forsyth. The exhibition has continued every year since then, moving
to Indianapolis in 1941 and to the Indiana State Museum in 1990. The
sponsoring organization is now known as Hoosier Salon Patrons Association.
To view a complete list of works and artists included in the exhibition, visit: www.hoosiersalon.org.