Crouch, Mitchell & IAC Celebrate 2020 Hoosier Women Artists

(STATEHOUSE) – Today, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission hosted a reception to celebrate the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists exhibition at the Statehouse.

“Being able to promote female artists throughout our state each year brings me such pride and joy,” Crouch said. “We had so many incredible pieces of art submitted, and I cannot wait to have them displayed in my office. There are so many talented Hoosier women and I want them all to continue to share their artistic talents with others.”

The Hoosier Women Artists program was established in 2008 to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana’s communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout the state. The annual exhibition was announced in January, and today’s 46 honorees were selected out of more than 112 entries. The entries were judged by a panel of visual Indiana arts professionals and then selected for display by Crouch and Mitchell.

The panelists include:

  • Alex Hall, Artist, Fort Wayne
  • Sayaka Ganz, Artist, Fort Wayne
  • Karen Baldner, Artist/Professor, IUPUI Herron, Indianapolis

“As always, the amount of talent and creativity Hoosier women possess and display is impressive,” Mitchell said. “I am honored to celebrate their skill by displaying these beautiful works of art in our office during the coming year.”

The 46 pieces of artwork will be displayed in the offices of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor of State Tera Klutz, Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, as well as at the Governor’s Residence in honor of the First Lady.

Below is a list of the selected artists.

First NameLast NameDisplayedCityTitleMediumPrice
SusanAlterioTOSValparaisoUnder the Shelf IcePhotography$200.00
MarthaBladenLGVevayLadies for LibertyCollage, artful reuse of purposeful things$250.00
Anne-KarineBleyTOSBloomingtonGarden ClubOil on panel$300.00
LindseyBridgeLGIndianapolisHere Comes the SunPigmented resin and gold leaf$780.00
SharonBussertSOSNashvilleSpring Mill State ParkPhotography$119.00
KalleenChilcoteLGIndianapolisBubbleMixed – gelli print with collage, colored pencil and embroidery$180.00
MaryClouseTOSFountaintownSnap of a TwigWatercolor on yupo (heavy weight)$990.00
BridgetCovertDOEMunsterAlongside I-94 Photograph $350.00
RebeccaDaviesLGDillsboro1953. Four Generations of Voters..every time.Acrylic on canvas$2500.00
DawnDiamantopoulosFLHighlandSistersGouache, watercolor, relief printmaking over pulp painting$300.00
JulieDishmanLGHagerstownMary Dyer on the Earlham College CampusiPhotography$200.00
Grace Butedma GonsoTOSCoal CityGoose Pond, Greene Co, INOil$600.00
MeganDragstremLGAmboyThe Tender TouchPhotographyNFS
Nina UnternahrerLGWarsaw“Shiny Star”Acryllic on fabric$125.00
FranceneFarmerSOSSulphurI VOTE because I CANAcrylic on stretched canvas$2000.00
KenyaFerrand-OttAOSWest LafayetteI am not a PestAcrylic painting Sold
PennyFrench-DealLGNorth ManchesterPaving the RoadOil on linen$1600.00
LisaGardnerLGLeoDeclare Demand AmendWatercolor, colored pencil, pen and ink$300.00
MichelleGoldenTOSHammondThe Freedom WheelMixed media assemblage to include bicycle tire, satin printed ribbon, silver ink and a 1979 Susan B. Anthony coinNFS
Eileen SiefkerLGGreencastle“A Whole Lot of Nothing”Canvas and acrylic paint$50.00
EstherGuncheonAOSMichigan City Tenacity-Hoosier SuffragistsPaper, ink, thread$3200.00
GwendolynGutweinTOSFort WaynePerry County Indiana, Ubelhor Family Log BarnOil NFS
AliceHarpelTOSCrawfordsvilleHoosier Fence RowPastel$400.00
JuliaHolmaasLGLaPorte My mother, my inspiration to VOTE. WatercolorNFS
JoniHuberLGBatesvilleWomen Bring All Voters Into the WorldMixed media, found paper, newspaper, ribbon, etc. on canvas$1500.00
KathyHunterCJ RushFishersProgression Acrylics on canvas$150.00
SarahKerchevalLGIndianapolisTrue Friends Share the JourneyPhotographyNFS
KathleenLenkowskyTOSBloomingtonMorning in JerusalemTextiles: mix of hand painted and commercially printed fabrics; embroidery thread$2000.00
JoannaLowryTOSPlymouthHWA 2020 JMLPhotography$350.00
MadhuchhandaMandalTOSCarmelAt the Wash BasinAcrylic$800.00
CharleneMarshLGNashville“Snow in Yellowwood Forest, January 27, 2019”Plein air oil painting$2000.00
NektariaMattheosLGGrangerWomen Unbreakable: Together Indelible Flying the Colors of Courage &EnduranceAcrylic $900.00
PatriciaMcGriffinFLCarmelWhite OrchidAcrylic on gallery wrapped canvas$1500.00
AnnMcGriffinTOSIndianapolisFor Eva Kor, A7063Acrylic, pencil, china marker on stretched canvasNFS
KamiNolandDOEIndianapolisManufactured TruthMixed media (acrylic, oil pastel, charcoal)$950.00
AlyssaOvertonLGGreenwoodOur Voice MattersCharcoal$185.00
LacyPearsonTOSCarmelBurning Furiously BeautifulInk and metallic pigment on claybord$1200.00
NicolePowellTOSIndianapolisHindered In Helping Oil on canvas $2500.00
BrendaRamseierLGSilver LakeTeach Your Children WellPen and ink$600.00
BrittRitchieTOSIndianapolisHoosier Flora 02Oil on canvas$1100.00
RashelleRoosTOSGarywoman.Mixed media (graphite, ink, acrylic, oil) on stretched canvas$1800.00
DarleneRosario-ReeseTOSEast Chicago“A Mile In Our Shoes”Folk Art Acrylic Paint, Painters Pens and a small amount of Crayola Coloring Pencils.$100.00
BrookeRothshankLGGoshenHoosier HeroinesWatercolor on paper$400.00
KevinSchultzLGFloyds KnobsThe Spirit Lives OnMixed media fibers: cyanotype printed on fabric, fabric, thread, acrylic paint, ribbons, fine point marker and crochet lace.$600.00
BrendaStichterTOSWarsawThe Garden GateAcrylic$1200.00
CynthiaYoungLGZionsvilleAll Votes CountPastel$500.00