42nd Indiana Heritage Arts Annual Exhibit
Indiana Heritage Arts makes its home at the historic Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, Indiana. What started as a local competition, the IHA annual Exhibition and Sale has grown statewide and is open to any artist with ties to Indiana.
The annual June exhibition and sale is one of the largest art competitions in the Midwest, handing out as much as $30,000 in prize money and purchase awards to the winners.Over 130 artists enter art work to be juried and selected for hanging. All paintings are for sale.
The popular People's Choice award is awarded at the close of the show to the artist garnering the most votes from the viewing audience.
Indiana Heritage Arts has acquired a permanent collection of more than 15 paintings that hang in the IHA space in the Brown County Art Gallery.
Jim Ross, Indianapolis gallery owner and long-time IHA show organizer, said, "Our show's goal is to encourage artists of today who are working in the traditional style made renown by Hoosier artists painting in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Brown County." He added that it was an honor for IHA to recognize outstanding artists.