2017 was a year of firsts for me. I decided to sell my photo prints for the first time. I also entered the Hoosier Women Artist contest. I almost didn’t enter it at all and when I did, it was the last day to enter. I was very surprised when I found out that my photograph, “Mountain Stream” was selected by Indiana State Treasurer, Kelly Mitchell. For the past year, my photograph has been hanging in the Treasurer’s personal office at the state capitol in Indianapolis.
Next week, the 2017 winning art pieces will be moved from the Indiana Capitol to go to the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art in Lafayette, Indiana. The exhibit, “Hoosier Women Artists” will run from April 7, 2018 to July 7, 2018. I am excited and honored to be part of the artist reception prior to the opening.
The past year held many surprises and changes and unfortunately I was unable to enter the 2018 Hoosier Women Artist contest. However, my friend Judy Glore entered her painting, “The Muse” which was chosen as a 2018 winning entry. So our small town gallery, Art On The Square in Greensburg (Decatur County) will still be represented at the state capitol this year.