Submissions for the 2018 Hoosier Women Artists Contest are due Friday, Jan. 26, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch said in a press release.
The contest, which is organized by the Indiana Arts Commission, is geared toward female artists in a wide range of visual arts, including drawing, painting and photography.
The competition celebrates Indiana arts while showcasing the work of talented female artists, Crouch said.
"We are excited to continue encouraging women to highlight their talents and participate in a decade long tradition at the Statehouse,” Crouch said in the release. “I look forward to seeing the submissions this year from all across the state, and invite all Hoosier women to share their unique artistic expression with us.”
Crouch will join Indiana State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and artists invited by the Indiana Arts Commission on a panel of judges who will choose the winners.
Mitchell said she will display the winners' artwork in her office and Crouch's office for a year. She said thousands of school groups, visitors and staff members will be able to enjoy the artwork as they visit the Indiana Statehouse.
“Every year, it is my joy to welcome beautiful pieces of art into my office from Hoosier women artists,” Mitchell said. “I look forward to this 2018 competition and cannot wait to see Indiana talent at work!”
First lady Janet Holcomb, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Indiana Auditor Tera Klutz and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick will also choose art to display in their offices.
Only framed wall art will be considered in the contest. The work must be installation-ready, including the frame and hanging wires.
Artists can submit one contest entry each on the Indiana Arts Commission's website.