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Hoosier Women Artists

2019 winner

About the Program

Since 2008, the Hoosier Women Artists program has celebrated and further expanded the important role art plays in our communities by showcasing the work of talented female artists throughout the state. Artists living in Indiana who identify as female are encouraged to submit artwork for consideration to be displayed in the Statehouse office of a female elected official.

Participating Elected Officials:

  • Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch
  • Auditor of State Tera Klutz
  • Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell
  • Chief Justice Loretta Rush

In addition, First Lady Janet Holcomb also selects pieces to be displayed in the Governor’s Residence each year.

The program is a partnership between the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer of State, and the Indiana Arts Commission.

How to Participate

The 2020 Hoosier Women Artists program coincides with an important milestone in our nation’s history—the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. The theme of the 2020 Hoosier Women Artists competition will, therefore, be a celebration of women and commemoration of the women’s suffrage centennial anniversary. Artists are encouraged to submit pieces related to this theme, expressed in the artists’ own interpretation.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • The pieces must be framed or otherwise ready to hang on a wall
  • Maximum dimensions including the frame: 42” x 60”
  • Must be installation-ready, including frame and hanging wires
  • One entry per artist
  • Artist must identify as female

The submission period is now open. Submissions may be made on the Indiana Art Commission’s Online Application System from today through January 31, 2020. Applicants will need to create a username and password and select Hoosier Women Artists as the program name.


Bridget Eckert
Director of Marketing and Communications
Indiana Arts Commission

(317) 232-1273