5 Carmel artists featured in Hoosier Salon exhibition

Five Carmel artists are among the 103 Indiana artists whose works were selected for the Hoosier Salon 90th Annual Exhibition June 26 through Aug. 23 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis. The five artists are:

>>> Charlene Brown for her oil painting “Joel at the Seawall,” and her charcoal and graphite drawing “Whimsy”

>>> Karen Fehr for her watercolor painting “Dreamscape VI”

>>> Hewook Lee for her oil painting “Peonies in a Green Vase”

>>> Susan Mauck for her oil painting “Montana Annie”

>>> April Willy for her oil paintings “Cluster” and “Conversation.”

This is Lee’s first time to be accepted into the Hoosier Salon Annual Exhibition. The exhibition features 125 works ranging from oil paintings and sculptures to pencil drawings. Of the participants, 19 artists are being featured for the first time.

The annual juried competition promotes Hoosier artists and their art by identifying the best works by Indiana artists, showcasing them in the annual exhibition and making them available for sale.      

Indiana’s First Lady, Karen Pence, is the honorary chairman of the Hoosier Salon 90th Annual Exhibition and will attend the preview and awards event June 25.

The show is open to the public during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $7 for adults, $6.50 for seniors, and $5 for youth ages 5 to 17.

Hoosier Salon is one of Indiana’s oldest art organizations and the only one with a 90 year continuous history of annual exhibitions. The first Hoosier Salon exhibition opened in 1925 at Marshall Field’s and Company Galleries in Chicago. A group called Daughters of Indiana created the exhibition as a way to prove that Indiana artists deserved national recognition.

Hoosier Salon’s main gallery is in the Carmel Arts & Design District.

For more information, visit www.hoosiersalon.org