2017 Annual Exhibit Award Winners

Congratulations to the award winners at this year’s Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition.

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The Hoosier Salon presented 41 awards totaling more than $31,000 to artist members currently showing work in the 93rd Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition at the Indiana State Museum. The exhibition runs from July 27 to October 8 in the museum’s Lincoln Financial Foundation Gallery and  features traditional and contemporary, mixed-media and 3D works.

THIS YEAR’S WINNERS:

CLICK HERE FOR THE EXHIBITION CATALOG AND IMAGES OF THE WINNING ARTWORK

Best of Show – $5,000
Made possible by the generosity of John and Sarah Lechleiter
C.W. Mundy
Emily in the Black Hat with Veil
Oil

Jurors’ Prize of Distinction – $2,500
Made possible by the generosity of Randall L. and Deborah Tobias
A. Cassia Margolis
Portrait of Margey’s Son
Gouache

Jurors’ Award of Merit – $1,500
Made possible by the generosity of Randall L. and Deborah Tobias
Rena Brouwer
Fragile Grace
Watercolor

Best Portrait – $1,000
The Beryl Showers Memorial Award
Made possible by the generosity of Tri Kappa
Charlene M. Brown
Jungle Morning
Oil

Outstanding Portrait – $500
Made possible by the generosity of John R. Gibbs
Christine Patten
The Giver
Watercolor

Best Figure – $1,000
Made possible by the generosity of Psi Iota Xi
Steve Dodge
Visions of My Ancestors
Oil

Outstanding Figure – $500
Made possible by the generosity of Robyn McMahon
Susan Mauck
Bleu Silk
Oil

Best Non-Traditional Landscape – $1,000
Tri Kappa Carnation Award
Made possible by the generosity of Tri Kappa
Beth Forst
Purple, Purple Who Need Purple
Oil

Outstanding Cityscape – $500
Made possible by the generosity of Talbot Street Art Fair, Inc.
Wyatt LeGrand
Inauguration Day
Oil

Award for Non-Traditional Landscape – $300
Made possible by the generosity of Robert and Carol Eberle in memory of Charles and Anna Eberle
David M. Seward
Willows and Waterlilies
Oil

Best Traditional Landscape – $1,000
Made possible by the generosity of Bill and Melanie Wissel in memory of Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Millis
Lisa H. VanMeter
Winter Conifers
Serigraph

Outstanding Traditional Landscape – $500
Made possible by the generosity of George and Mrs. Peggy Rapp in honor of sons John and Jim Rapp
C.W. Mundy
Williams Creek, Just Before Sunset
Oil

Outstanding Plein Air Painting – $500
Made possible by the generosity of Indiana Plein Air Painters Association
Forrest Formsma
Farmers’ Market
Oil

Outstanding Non-Traditional Medium – $500
Made possible by the generosity of Karen Butler in memory of Richard W. Butler
Sarah L. Luginbill
A Wrinkle in Time
Acrylic batik

Outstanding Print – $500
Made possible by the generosity of the Hoosier Salon Board of Directors
Lisa H. VanMeter
Crash
Woodblock

Best Non-Objective Composition – $1,000
Made possible by the generosity of Randall L. and Deborah Tobias
Bruce Moore
Animalia and Us
Watercolor on Yupo

Outstanding Non-Objective Composition – $500
Made possible by the generosity of Emily West
Jerome C. Harste
Jericho
Mixed water media

Best Watercolor – $1,000
Tri Kappa Merit Award
Made possible by the generosity of Tri Kappa
Terry Armstrong
Winter’s Stillness
Watercolor

Outstanding Watercolor – $500
Made possible by the generosity of the Indianapolis Woman’s Club
J. Anna Roberts
The Visitor
Watercolor

Award for Watercolor – $300
Kristina M. Knowski
In memory of former Hoosier Salon board president John Rardon
Falling Eminence
Watercolor
$2,000

Best Oil Painting – $1,000
Made possible by the generosity of George and Peggy Rapp
Diane Lyon
Brass and Pomegranate
Oil

Outstanding Oil Painting – $500
Made possible by the generosity of George and Mrs. Peggy Rapp in honor of sons John and Jim Rapp
Dan Bulleit
Princess with a Pink Bow
Oil

Award for Oil Painting – $300
A gift of Steven E. Pfenninger, CPCU, CLU, ChFC / PCE Insurance, Inc. – “Insurers of Fine Art”
Karen A. Graeser
Day is Done
Oil

Award for Oil Painting – $300
Made possible by the generosity of Indiana Heritage Arts
Fred Doloresco
Harvest
Oil

Award for Oil Painting – $300
Made possible by the generosity of the Hoosier Salon Board of Directors
Mark Ratzlaff
HWY 446, Summer’s End
Oil

Best Sculpture – $750
Made possible by the generosity of Psi Iota Xi
Estella J. Fransbergen
Ocean
Clay

Best Ceramic – $750
Made possible by the generosity of Emily West
Joe Rohrman
Before the Colonel
Stoneware

Outstanding Sculpture – $500
Made possible by the generosity of George and Peggy Rapp
Michael McAuley
C.S. Lewis
Hydrocal plaster

Award for 3D Work – $300

Made possible by the generosity of the Hoosier Salon Artist Members
Benjamin Johnson
Patchwork
Glass

Award for 3D Work – $300
Made possible by the generosity of the Hoosier Salon Artist Members
Lisa Pelo
Added to Fall
Blown glass

Best Still Life – $1,000
Made possible by the generosity of Psi Iota Xi
C.W. Mundy
Roses
Oil

Outstanding Still Life – $500
In memory of Barbara Beck – Hoosier Salon Artist Member through gifts from her relatives and friends
David H. Cunningham
Alpha and Omega
Oil

Best Work on Paper – $1,000
Made possible by the generosity of the Columbus Epsilon Chapter of Psi Iota Xi
Bruce Neckar
Black Lab
Oil

Outstanding Work on Paper – $500
Made possible by the generosity of John R. Gibbs
Alan Larkin
The Major Arcana: The Empress
Graphite

Outstanding Pastel – $500
Made possible by the generosity of the Carmel Eta Delta Chapter of Psi Iota Xi – In memory of all Eta Delta Sisters Who Have Passed
Bruce Neckar
Fox
Oil

Outstanding Drawing – $500
Made possible by the generosity of George and Peggy Rapp
Charlene M. Brown
Eye of the Storm
Charcoal

Award for Pastel – $300
Made possible by the generosity of the Crooked Creek Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Tri Kappa
Carol Strock Wasson
Lingering Snow #2
Pastel

Award for Drawing – $300
Made possible by the generosity of Tri Kappa
Stephanie P. Thomson
Be Ye Not Fooled
Charcoal

Award for First Time Exhibitor – $500
Made possible by the generosity of Rick and Alice Johnson
Mejo Okon
Redi-Mix
Oil and gold leaf

Hoosier Salon Director’s Choice Award – $500
Made possible by the Hoosier Salon Executive Director – James E. May
Lawrence Rudolech
Rivers Edge Sporting Goods
Oil

2016 People’s Choice Award – $300
Made possible by the exhibit visitors at the 92nd Annual Hoosier Salon
Libby Whipple
Malala: One Voice, oil, 2016

The exhibition is made possible by the following:

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