3 Fantastic Reasons to Visit the Hoosier Salon during Second Saturday and this Mother’s Day Weekend…

1.) Paintings by Susie Gregory

Get an up close view of “Storm”


2.) Pastel Drawings by Corinne Hull

See the subtle nuances of “Looking Out”


3.) Watercolor Paintings by Tamara Scantland-Adams


Experience the emotions of “Cherished (Mother & Child)”















Hoosier Salon Welcomes New Executive Director

Jim May 2 2015Hoosier Salon is excited to welcome Jim May as our new executive director.  Jim has an outstanding background in art and is well known to Indiana artists and art collectors.

Jim worked at the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites as curator of fine arts (1993-2001), director of collections and interpretation (2001-2005) and vice president of museum programs (2006-2009). One of his most significant projects there was serving as project manager for developing exhibits when the new Indiana State Museum opened in 2002.

He also worked at the Herron School of Art at IUPUI as an instructor and director for the Center for Art, Design and Public Life.

Jim worked in private industry from 2009 to 2013 at Briljent, LLC, but he is eager to return to his roots in art and not-for-profit management.

Jim earned a BFA in painting and commercial design from the University of Evansville and a master’s degree in art history from Indiana University.

He became our executive director at the beginning of March and looks forward to getting to know Hoosier Salon artists, supporters and friends.  Be sure to introduce yourself to him whenever you’re at a Hoosier Salon event!

Give back to the arts: Sponsor an exhibit!

Now is your chance to give back to one of Indiana’s largest and oldest arts organizations.

Sponsor the “Realism & Nature” Exhibition!

The Hoosier Salon Carmel Gallery is now searching for sponsorships for our “Realism & Nature” exhibit. This specific exhibit will feature beautiful, realistic oil paintings and watercolors by artists Rodney Reveal, Kathyryn Houghton and Gary Jursik.
A $500 sponsorship for this exhibit allows the salon to provide delicious food and beverages during the opening reception and will enable the salon to advertise this exhibit to all of our patrons.

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”
-Scott Adams


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8 Reasons to Visit the Hoosier Salon during Second Saturday

1.) McAlister’s Sweet Tea


McAlister’s Deli is sponsoring our “Art for the Holidays” reception which means nearly unlimited amounts of free McAlister’s Tea!


2.) Personal Portraits for just $10!


Artist John Oilar will be creating personal “Quick Sketch” portraits for you and your family for just $10! This makes for the perfect holiday gift.


4.) You will have a chance to win beautiful jewelry by Erwin Pearls



Erwin Pearls Jewelry will be holding a silent auction at our gallery! This means you will be able to bid on beautiful, one of a kind jewelry just in time to give your loved one for the holidays.


5.) Affordable Art


Our “Art for the Holidays” exhibit is a collection of work by over 60 Hoosier Salon artists but all smaller than 9″x12″. This means artwork that is affordable to give as gifts! We have over 35 pieces that are $100 or cheaper!


6.) Holiday Music brought to us by MyPod Events


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MyPod Events will bring us surround sound holiday jams to help us celebrate this wonderful occasion!


7.) Your chance to meet the one and only… SANTA



The Carmel Arts and Design District will be celebrating their “Holiday in the Arts District” with carriage rides, cookie decorating and of course the chance to meet Santa in his own home!


8.) Free food



Pam Newell Offering Painting/Pastel Workshop for January

Have you not had the chance to participate in our four week long workshop classes? Have you already taken a workshop but would like to continue perfecting your talents? Now is your chance! We are now accepting registrations for Pam Newell’s January workshop: “Capturing Light with an Emphasis on Still Life”. This workshop will be oil and pastel (your choice) and will be held once a week for four continuous weeks.

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  • Register by phone by calling gallery manager Emily Winship at 317-669-6052
  • Register by mail by filling out the Workshop Registration Form and mailing it with a check to 711 East 65th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220



The Why’s and What’s of Sponsoring an Exhibit



Advertise your business & support local artists 

Are you a supporter of a certain artist or fan of a specific medium of art? Show your support and passion of art by sponsoring one of our Feature Exhibit shows. As a sponsor, we would advertise your business on all of the promotional material in print and on the web prior to the opening night for the exhibit. We begin each show with an opening reception where guests, patrons, artists, members of the Hoosier Salon and the general public come to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and the new exhibit. It is an evening of fun, food and art. Sponsorships make this night along with the advertising possible.
Why Sponsor?   

Sponsoring an exhibit allows you to support specific artists of the Hoosier Salon. Having a sponsor underwrites the promotion of the featured artists and the Opening Reception of the exhibit. Sponsoring an exhibit also allows the Hoosier Salon to promote you and/or your business through social media, on the sponsorship board shown in the gallery, and through the promotional postcard for the exhibit which is sent out to about 1,000 patrons.

What does it cost to sponsor a Featured Exhibit?  
A donation of $500 is the recommended amount for a sponsorship. This helps pay for the mailing and postage of the postcards and for the food and supplies needed during the Featured Exhibit’s opening reception.
Sponsorship benefits include:
  • In-gallery advertisement
  • Online advertisement
  • Promotional material of person/business located in the gallery
  • Great exposure
  • New clientele
  • Promotion of a not-for-profit organization
  • Supporting the arts culture of Indiana and Carmel
  • Ability to choose which show you would like to support
  • Sneak preview of the exhibit and artwork

Are you interested?

Please contact Carmel gallery manager Emily Winship



* The Hoosier Salon is seeking sponsors for the highlighted exhibits shown below


Black Friday & Saturday Sale!

HS_blackfriday_halfpageverticalShop local for the holidays! Join us on Friday, November 28th and Saturday, November 29th from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Hoosier Salon Carmel Gallery. All items in the gallery will be discounted just for entering! This includes fine art, paintings, sculpture as well as smaller items such as ornaments and jewelry.

6 Reasons Not to Miss Hoosier Salon’s Second Saturday Tonight

1. Artist Sarah Luginbill will be doing a watercolor batik demonstration


2. IPAPA will be announcing awards for their juried member show featuring all Indiana plein air artists



3. Our Feature Exhibit sponsor, Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons, will be giving away gifts and their signature Chrnoff Chocolate Coffee


4. There will be live music by local musician Brandon Wilson


5. IPAPA will be providing and serving delicious wine and beer


6. The Hoosier Salon will be providing free food




So of course the Hoosier Salon would love to see all of you in our gallery to enjoy the festivities and most importantly artwork!





Opening Reception for Feature Exhibit “Accents of Life”

accentsoflifeJoin us for the Opening Reception on November 8th to meet the artists, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and McAlister’s tea. You will have a chance to purchase one of these beautiful works and meet the talented artists! “Accents of Life” is an exhibit featuring Hoosier Salon artists Penny French-Deal, Kari Black and Sarah Luginbill. This exhibit showcases beautiful 2D paintings and 3D stoneware.

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*The Hoosier Salon Feature Exhibit “Accents of Life” is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Chernoff and Associates Cosmetic Surgeons.



  Penny French-Deal

  Sarah Luginbill

  Kari Black

New Harmony offering Judi Betts Workshop in June

June 15-19, 2015 we are hosting a five day watercolor workshop with Judi Betts (aws, nws).  The Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery is excited to host this workshop, “Fun with Xtraordinary Watercolor Techniques–Painting and Journaling”.  If you are familiar with Judi and her work, you know she is the nationally and internationally known queen of “sparkle” in watercolor.  She is a fantastic instructor and a super person, funny and full of life.   She will be sharing her secrets of how to bring luminosity into your paintings and the wonderful world of watercolor journaling.  She has taught over 425 workshops and has authored 2 books.  Check out her work and resume at http://www.judibettsaws.com/.


Judi Betts Registration form

Don’t delay as our workshops fill quickly.



Maggie Rapp

Director of the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery

Hoosier Salon Patrons Association

Promoting Indiana Artists and Selling Art Since 1925

Cell (812) 459-9851

Online Art Gallery Launched!

For the first time, the Hoosier Salon’s artwork made by our many wonderful artists is available online.

This means that patrons are now able to reach the fine artwork of the Hoosier Salon from anywhere in the world. Even though we still manage our beautiful New Harmony and Carmel Indiana gallery locations, the artwork from these galleries can be purchased in our galleries or on http://www.Shopify.com.

There are also catalogs, memberships and donations available for purchase. So now you can renew your membership or contribute a donation to our organization with just a click of a button.


To view the artwork from our Feature Exhibits as well as our continuously changing consignment gallery please visit


“The Form of Art” Opening Reception tonight!

During the Second Saturday Carmel Gallery Walk we will be having our opening reception of our exhibit “The Form of Art”


Inside, artist David Cunningham will be demonstrating an oil still life. There will also be a sign up for a FREE print of one of his works! Also have the chance to chat with Dan Annarino and learn about his process of painting contemporary landscapes.


Outside, Lisa Pelo will be across the street demonstrating how to make your own glass paperweights! She will be accepting walk up’s from 7 PM to 9 PM for only $25!

Don’t miss out on any of these amazing opportunities at our Carmel location tonight from 5 PM – 9 PM

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“The Form of Art” Opening Reception

 Saturday, September 13th 

5 – 9 pm 

New Harmony 9th Annual Member Exhibit “The Good Ole Summertime”

9th Annual Member Exhibit


This is the 9th Annual “The Good Ole Summertime” Member Exhibit at the Hoosier Salon New Harmony Gallery. The exhibit is on display from August 14 through September 14 thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Robert and Ann Scarafia. Artist members of the Hoosier Salon were invited to participate by entering up to two pieces with the assurance that at least one piece would be exhibited as long as it met the criteria put forth in the prospectus. This year, thirty-nine artists are participating, presenting a variety of mediums in 2D and 3D artwork. The exhibit is not juried for acceptance, but is juried for awards, including the $600 Fifth Third Bank “Best of Show” Award. The recipient was Kathryn J. Houghton of Crawfordsville, IN. The presentation of awards took place on Saturday, August 23 during the New Harmony Summer Art & Antique Stroll with fifteen artists receiving awards.

Jurors: Kathryn Waters and Karen Walker
“Each year, we (the judges) have become increasingly impressed as the artists participating in the Hoosier Salon Member Exhibit have grown in artistic strength and versatility. The 2014 exhibit displays many mediums with a willingness of the artists to take more risks as they venture into new mediums. The entries demonstrate a high level of skill and technique. Overall, it provides a wonderful example of our member artist’ talent. It has been a pleasure to act as judges.”
The Hoosier Salon thanks our two judges for their time and expertise. Both ladies have been members of our Hoosier Salon Advisory Board since 2006. We value their input in many ways. Each brings a unique perspective to the judging process. Waters is a Professor of Art, Director of the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries, and Associate Dean of the School of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana. Walker is the former Public Relations & Advertising Director for Deaconess Health System and brings her expertise for what makes a visual statement and as a collector of fine art.
Fifth Third Bank “Best of Show” Award ($600)

Kathryn J. Houghton from Crawfordsville, Indiana won the Fifth Third Bank “Best of Show” Award for “Fall Apple”
Kathryn J. Houghton, “Fall Apple”, Acrylic Crawfordsville
1st Place ($200)
Ted Byrom, “Mowing, Pink & Green”, Oil, Mt. Vernon
2nd Place ($100)
Bob Meyers, “Harmony in New Harmony”, Watercolor, Indianapolis
3rd Place ($50)
Patricia Huffman, “Carolina Water Lilies”, Watercolor, Lafayette
Merit Award ($25)
(In alphabetical order)
1) Barbara Borries, “Untitled”, Oil, Evansville
2) Marianne Glick, “Waterfall”, Acrylic, Indianapolis
3) Tuck Langland, “Portrait of a Poet”, Bronze, Granger
4) Con d. Y. McConaughy, “A Summer (then to Fall)”, Watercolor, Newburgh
5) Linda Volz, “Passion for Plein Air”, Oil, Mt. Vernon
Honorable Mention ($15)
(In alphabetical order)
1) Carol Bosko, “Evening Solitude”, Oil, Newburgh
2) Roy Boswell, “White River Access (Noblesville)”, Oil, Franklin
3) Iris Gentry, “Sunflowers at the Murphy Bed Store”, Pastel, Henderson, KY
4) Victoria Gillieron, “Floating Around”, Oil, Greenwood
5) Jeanne Hutchinson, “Dance”, Bronze, Poland
6) Judith Lynn Smith, “Sand Dunes”, Oil, Waveland


“Can You See a Song”

“Can You See a Song” Kicks off September 19


This photo collage, created by photographer 
Mark Foster, shows the last kick off assembly 
for the students and faculty of the school.

The Educational Outreach committee of the board co-chaired by Bruce Buchanan and Robyn McMahon is excited to announce the kick-off of the 2014/2015 educational outreach program at the Winding Ridge School of Inquiry and the Performing Arts in Lawrence Township on Friday, September 19th at 9:30 a.m.

The concept created in 2012 by Executive Director Donnae Dole and her staff, combine the efforts of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation’s music program and the wonderfully talented artists of the Hoosier Salon.  The kick-off is an assembly for the 4 through 6th graders of the Winding Ridge School’s art program.  Working with Principal Alicia Harris and art teacher Dawn Heffernan, the 4th, 5th and 6th graders will have the opportunity to participate during the months following the kick off to create their own works of art in the same manner that the professional artists do.

Hoosier Salon artists, Martha Sando, April Willy and Thom Himsel created works of art during the assembly while the musicians played.  It is a wonderful blend of the creative processes, said Alicia Harris, allowing our students to truly think out of the box during their creative process.


*If you are interested in learning more about this program and/or donating art supplies, please call Donnae Dole at 317-669-6051

90th Annual Exhibit Pick Up Information

2D work from the 90th Annual Exhibit at the Indiana History Center will be going on tour and will be available for pick up after the first week of December. We will be contacting artists closer to the start of this date with information on picking up your work.

*3D work will need to be picked up this Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indiana History Center. 

Purchased work will be picked up by the patron starting next week.


If you have any further questions please call our Carmel gallery at 317.669.6050