Indiana Now 2016: The bicentennial
May13, through August 31, 2016
Opening Reception May 13, 6 - 8 pm
East and McDonald Galleries
Indiana Now 2016: The Bicentennial began at the Art Museum in 1979, and is the only juried statewide exhibit of current work by Indiana artists. Artwork completed since January 1, 2014, in ten mediums, will highlight the work of talented Hoosier artists. On this 200th anniversary of Indiana’s founding, you will have the opportunity to see what today’s best artists are creating.
From an amazing 557 entries by 203 artists, less than 90 will be chosen for exhibition. Prizes totaling $2,100, will be given out to Best in Show, 1st place, 2nd place, and Honorable Mention. This year Juror, Ken Probst, will also present the Ruth Probst Memorial Award with a $500 check.
About the Juror
Kenneth Probst has been a member of the Chicago art community for over 40 years. He is also proud of his Hoosier heritage, having grown up in West Lafayette and graduated from Purdue University. After 18 years in the advertising business, he opened Kenneth Probst Galleries on Michigan Avenue and began a second career as an art dealer. He attended Northwestern University and studied painting under Derek Guthrie, art critic for the Chicago Tribune. In retirement, Mr. Probst continues with his love of painting, having shown in the 2013 Indiana Now competition and at other museum shows and venues throughout the Midwest.