95th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition
August 2, 2019 to October 13, 2019
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN
Application Dates
May 3, 2019 - Jun 14, 2019
Application Fee
Notification Date
Jul 3, 2019

95th Annual
Hoosier Salon Exhibition

August 2 – October 13, 2019
Awards and Preview Event August 1, 2019
Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Application Dates: May 6, 2019 – June 14, 2019
Application Fee: $60 You must be a current 2019 artist member of the Hoosier Salon

Notification Date: July 3, 2019
Call for Entries to 95th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition
Annual Exhibition Dates – August 2 – October 13, 2019
At the Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN

Over $35,000 in awards
including $5,000 Best of Show
and People’s Choice

Friday, June 14, 2019 – midnight PT

Entry Fee (Includes up to 3 works)
$60 nonrefundable entry fee.  All applicants must be paid 2019 Hoosier Salon member artists.  Membership must be purchased at or by phone at (317) 669-6052.

Entry Instructions
All applications must be made online at Juried Art

A panel of judges will select works submitted from digital images for inclusion in the exhibition.  The judges will award prizes based on seeing the actual works of art accepted into the show.

Artist Eligibility
A 1-year residency in Indiana (at any time in the life of the artist) is required. Must be a 2019 artist member of the Hoosier Salon.

Eligible Works (Both 2D and 3D)
Most types of art are eligible: drawing, painting, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, furniture, etc.  However, no photography or digital art is allowed. Subject matter must be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages in a setting open to the general public.


  • Works MUST be for sale and reasonably priced.  Documentation of recent two-year sales history may be required if the Hoosier Salon disagrees with prices set. The Hoosier Salon retains 40% commission.
  • Works must be original and produced by the entrant.
  • The accuracy of all identification information is the responsibility of the entrant: applicant’s name, title of the work, media, dimensions and price are final at the time of entry. Check your grammar and spelling, verify OUTSIDE dimensions, and ensure that sale prices are within your current market range.
  • Works must have been completed between January 2018 and June 2019 and not previously exhibited in any juried exhibition.
  • Works must not have been executed in class or under the supervision of an instructor.
  • Works must not be straight copies of paintings or published photographs.

Failure to meet these rules will result in rejection.  The Hoosier Salon reserves the right to disqualify and revoke awards of any entry in violation of the rules.


  • All 2D art must be suitably framed or finished and ready for hanging: use flat strap wires only; no screw eyes are acceptable unless they are on the inside of the stretcher frame. The Hoosier Salon reserves the right to determine whether works are ready for display.
  • All 3D art must be stable and safe while sitting on a platform or a pedestal or include appropriate museum-quality mount. Delicate items will be shown under glass. All 3D art that is intended to hang must include a museum-quality mount adequately accounting for the work’s weight. Any work requiring power must be safe, minimal maintenance, and identified at the time of entry.
  • Width or height of work including the frame’s OUTSIDE dimensions must not exceed 54” in either direction.
  • Plexiglass is preferred for all works and MUST be used instead of glass on any work that is 30” or larger in any direction.
  • 3D works may not exceed 72” in any direction and should weigh no more than 250 lbs.
  • Works must be ready for display.

Notification of Jury Decisions
Artists will be notified by email of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than July 3, 2019. Those artists accepted into the 95th Annual Exhibition will receive detailed instructions about delivering or shipping ACCEPTED works for awards jurying and exhibition at the Indiana State Museum. Delivery dates are Thursday July 11, Friday July 12 and Saturday July 13, 2019.

All works must be at the Indiana State Museum
by 5PM on July 13, 2019.

Regulations set forth have been adopted by the Board of Directors of the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association, Inc.  Your entry constitutes an agreement with all conditions of this prospectus.  Entry rules WILL BE enforced and final decisions about compliance are made by the Hoosier Salon’s executive director.  Permission to reproduce works for publicity is considered granted.  Works will be handled and exhibited at the risk of the artist; however, every reasonable effort will be made to protect the safety of all works of art.  Works are insured for 50% of the established retail value of each item, subject to a maximum of $5,000 for any one item.

Delivery of ACCEPTED works for the Annual Exhibition

  • Must be clearly labeled on the back with Name and Title matching original entry information.
  • May be delivered to the Indiana State Museum by the artist or the artist’s agent Thursday July 11, Friday July 12 and Saturday, July 13 2019.
  • Accepted 3D works may require the producing artist to assist in the installation of their piece.
  • LAST DAY TO DELIVER ART – July 13, 2019
  • Works being shipped must be addressed to the Indiana State Museum Admin Dock / 721 W Wabash / Indianapolis, IN 46204.  Shipments will be received between July 5 and July 12.
  • All accepted works must be in the possession of Hoosier Salon staff by July 13, 2019, 5PM.
  • All accepted works must still be for sale on August 1, 2019.
  • If you are unable to deliver accepted work during the specified period, call Hoosier Salon (317) 669-6050 to discuss other arrangements.

The Hoosier Art Salon is grateful for your participation.
For additional information, contact
(317) 699-6050 or