Annual art show changes locations for 2012

September 3, 2012 by  

The annual Hoosier Salon is in its 88th year of running and will be held tomorrow, September 4, at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

In previous years, the exhibition was held at the Indiana State Museum but this year it moves to Marilyn and Eugene Glick History Center, located at 450 West Ohio Street, in Indianapolis. Tickets are priced at $5 for children, $6.50 for seniors, and $7 for adults, with the event open to all age groups.

The legacy of the Hoosier Salon got its start in 1925 in Chicago with the first exposition at Marshall Fields and Co. Galleries. The public and critics alike applauded its fine quality of art, including the works of such notables as Will Vawter, J. Ottis Adams, and T.C. Steele. This first exhibition was an outstanding success. The annual art show was moved in 1940 to downtown Indy from its location in Chicago. Printing companies have probably completed poster printing or banner printing for this event.

The competition is juried annually, promoting art and identifying the best works of Indiana artists. The art works are then showcased in the Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition and made available for sale. An artist must have resided in Indiana for one year at least to join the competition and be a member of the Hoosier Salon. Hosting over thirty shows every year, there are Hoosier Salon galleries located in Wabash, Broad Ripple, and New Harmony. For more information, visit the Hoosier Salon website.