Indianapolis – Today Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced details for the 2015 Hoosier Women Artists Contest. The annual competition was established to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight talented female artists throughout Indiana. Applications are being accepted until February 27, 2015.

The contest celebrates the wide variety of graphic arts including drawing, painting and photography. Past entries have included – but are not limited to – portraits, landscapes, still lifes, animals, buildings and abstracts. Winners of the Hoosier Women Artists Contest will have their artwork displayed in the Lt Governor’s office for one year.

“I am pleased to recognize the many talented Hoosier Women Artists,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “It’s truly an honor to display the artwork in my front office and share these beautiful pieces with the thousands of people who visit our State House.”

The winning artwork is judged by a panel that includes Lt. Governor Ellspermann and professors from the Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

Applications along with electronic copies of the artwork can be submitted online through the Lt. Governor’s website, www.lg.in.gov or mailed to 200 West Washington Street, Room 333 Indianapolis, IN 46204. A reception will be held in March at the Indiana State House to honor the selected artists.

Requirements include:

· Framed wall art only

· Maximum dimensions (including frame): 42”x60”

· Maximum weight: 60 lbs

· Must be installation ready, including frame and hanging wires

· Submit one entry per artist to be considered

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Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann
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