Two artists from the Warsaw area are among 103 Indiana artists selected for the Hoosier Salon 90th Annual Exhibition through Aug. 23 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.
The area artists included are Steve Johnson, Warsaw, for his transparent watercolor titled “The Pyramids” and Marilyn Kruger, Akron, for her oil painting titled “Charleston in November.”
This is Johnson’s first time to be juried into the exhibition.
The exhibition features 125 works ranging from oil paintings and sculptures to pencil drawings. Nineteen artists are being featured for the first time.
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.
Indiana’s First Lady, Karen Pence, is the honorary chairman of the Hoosier Salon 90th Annual Exhibition and attended the preview and awards event Wednesday.
The show is open to the public during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors and $5 for youth ages 5 to 17.
Hoosier Salon is one of Indiana’s oldest art organizations and the only one with a 90-year continuous history of annual exhibitions. The first Hoosier Salon exhibition opened in 1925 at Marshall Field’s and Company Galleries in Chicago. A group called Daughters of Indiana created the exhibition as a way to prove that Indiana artists deserved national recognition.
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