Area artists featured in Hoosier Salon show

Artwork by Bruce Moore. Moore won an award for a non-objective competition. (Submitted photo)
Artwork by Bruce Moore. Moore won an award for a non-objective competition. (Submitted photo)

By Mark Ambrogi

Hamilton County and Zionsville artists are well represented in the 91st annual Hoosier Salon 91st exhibition at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis.

“It’s the longest running show of its kind in the state,” said Jim May, Hoosier Salon executive director. “It’s a strong annual representative of the work of our over 400 members.”

The exhibition, which started July 30, ends Sept. 26.

“It’s the creme de la creme of the people who got in per the judge’s requirements,” said Richard Anderson, manager or Carmel’s Hoosier Salon gallery. “There are approximately 150 pieces with sculptures and everything else. Everything in the show is for sale.”

Following the show, Anderson said the majority of the pieces will be featured in the Carmel gallery, 22 N. Range Line Rd.

“The ones that already sold probably won’t be coming here,” May said. “Then there is a little tour that goes around to a few places in the state. The ones that have sold we’ll pick what we think are the strongest ones from the show for our consignment gallery in Carmel.”

Mic Mead, Westfield, had two pieces in the juried show and his sculpture won best three-dimensional work of art.

According to Hoosier Salon, the artists from Carmel with pieces in the show are: Robert Bratton, Charlene Brown, Karen Fehr, Nancy Graffis, Jerry Mannell, Pamela Niccum and R. Carol Skinner. From Zionsville: Nancy Arbuckle, Katherine Meade and David Seward. From Noblesville: Henry Bell, Roseanne Crowell, Michael Janosky, Bruce Neckar, John Reynolds, Joseph Rohrman and Arlyne Springer. From Fishers: Anna Afshar, Cheeri Dennis, Jeremy Mallov, Bruce Moore, Pamela Newell, Barbara Peterson and Jean Smith.

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