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Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition

It is fitting that Hoosier Salon’s 92nd Annual Exhibition opens at the History Center immediately following the run of Indiana Impressions: The Art of T.C. Steele. T.C. Steele was one of the artists featured in the Hoosier Salon’s first exhibition in 1925. 

Larkin, Alan 2015 Winner
The 2015 Hoosier Salon Best in Show was Alarms and Diversions by Alan Larkn.

At the time, Steele was 77 and considered Indiana’s most influential artist. History tells us it took some persuasion to get him to travel from Brown County to attend opening night for the inaugural Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition, which was held in the art galleries at Marshall Field and Co. department store in Chicago

In the past 90 years, many artists have had their work selected for the Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition. The prestigious exhibit of “best of the best Indiana artists” still attracts pastoral scenes and impressionist pieces by Indiana’s current artists. It also draws contemporary works, sculptures and other three-dimensional pieces of art.

Being selected for the Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition is a highly competitive process. Entries for this year’s exhibition are still being judged. Of the nearly 500 works submitted for the 2015 exhibition, only 153 works by 126 different artists were chosen. 

Johnson, Steve Rollemup Moveemout
Roll 'Em Up & Move 'Em Out by Steve Johnson.

An enduring charm of the Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition is giving visitors a chance to discover new Indiana artists. Last year, 29 artists were accepted into the exhibition for the first time, bringing them into a historic line of Hoosier artists dating back to T.C. Steele and other members of the esteemed Hoosier Group. 

The 92nd Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition will be on display July 28 to Sept. 24. All works are available for sale. If your parents or grandparents missed the opportunity to buy a T.C. Steele painting when he was a Hoosier Salon artist, you have a chance to make up for it by acquiring a piece from one of Indiana’s current and future masters. 

For more information visit www.hoosiersalon.org.