Hoosier Salon and IMA partner for 90th Anniversary




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INDIANAPOLIS, AUGUST 7, 2014 — Hoosier Salon and the Indianapolis Museum of Art are partnering for a special exhibit at the IMA in honor of Hoosier Salon’s 90th Anniversary.  Forty-five works by 10 Hoosier Salon Best of Show winners will be showcased in the IMA Community Gallery August 14 through September 28.

The exhibit begins with a reception Thursday, August 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Sutphin Fountain Room at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road.

The Hoosier Salon Best of Show winners included in the exhibit are:


Name Years Won City
John Michael Carter 2005, 2012 Louisville, KY
Karen Chevalier-Smith 2004 Indianapolis
Fred Doloresco 2009 Indianapolis
Robert Eberle 2003, 2011 Indianapolis
Mary Gretsinger 2013, 2014 Columbus
Alan Larkin 1999 South Bend
C.W. Mundy 1995, 1998, 2000 Indianapolis
Todd Reifers 2001, 2008 Indianapolis
David Tutwiler 2010 Beverly Shores
James Viewegh 2007 Indianapolis


The pieces on exhibit are current personal favorites of the Best of Show-winning artists, chosen specifically for the IMA exhibit. All pieces in the exhibit are available for sale.

“It is an incredible honor for an Indiana artist to have his or her work displayed in the Indianapolis Museum of Art,” said Donnae Dole, Hoosier Salon executive director.  “We are thrilled the IMA invited Hoosier Salon to be a part of this exhibition to showcase Indiana’s top artists.”

Hoosier Salon, a non-profit organization with nearly 1,000 artist members, is one of Indiana’s oldest art organizations.  Its annual exhibit began in 1925 at Marshall Field’s and Company Galleries in Chicago with members of the famed Hoosier Group artists attending and showcasing their work.

Tickets to the opening reception for the 90th Anniversary Celebration at IMA are $100 and available by calling (317) 669-6051.

The IMA exhibit is one of several events to celebrate Hoosier Salon’s 90th anniversary.  The 90th Annual Exhibition is on display at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center through August 23, and an event to commemorate the actual anniversary date is scheduled for October.


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