Rep. Moed supports Indianapolis artist at Statehouse celebration of 2019 Hoosier women artists

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INDIANAPOLIS – Representative Justin Moed (D-Indianapolis) showed his support for artist Roberta Avidor of Indianapolis during the celebration of 2019 Hoosier Women Artists at the statehouse. Avidor joined the celebration of women artists by showing off her painting “Monument Steps.”

The Hoosier Women Artists competition was established in 2008 to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana’s communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout Indiana.

This year, 39 honorees were selected from a pool of 220 entries judged by a panel of visual Indiana arts professionals. The entries were selected for display by Lieutenant Governor Suzanna Crouch and Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell, who hosted the event along with the Indiana Arts Commission.

“I am honored to join in celebrating the artistic talent of Hoosier women throughout Indiana,” Moed said. “The ability of artists to create such impressive works only adds to the creativity and diversity of our state. I want to personally thank each artist for the beautiful pieces of art that will brighten our Statehouse over the span of the next year.”

The 39 pieces of artwork will be displayed in the offices of Crouch, Mitchell, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Auditor of State Tera Klutz, Chief Justice Loretta Rush, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, and First Lady Janet Holcomb during the coming year.

The Hoosier Women Artists annual competition was established to celebrate Women’s History Month and highlight talented female artists throughout Indiana. The contest celebrates the wide variety of graphic arts including drawing, painting and photography. Past entries have included – but are not limited to – portraits, landscapes, still lifes, animals, buildings and abstracts. Honorees of the Hoosier Women Artists Contest will have their artwork displayed in the Indiana Statehouse for one year.

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