04/02/14 Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann last week announced the winners of the 2014 Hoosier Women Artist Contest at a ceremony held at the Indiana Statehouse. The contest is held in conjunction with Women’s History Month and the competition is in its seventh year.

Winners of the Hoosier Women Artist Contest will have their artwork displayed in the Lieutenant Governor’s office for one year. The contest celebrates a variety of artistic interests including drawings, paintings and photography. Past entries have included – but are not limited to – portraits, landscapes, animals, buildings and abstracts.

“This contest is another way for our state to showcase the talented and creative artists we have in our state,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “I am looking forward to the artwork being displayed in my front office and thank each artist for sharing their work with visitors from all over the world.”

The winning artwork was judged and selected by Lt. Governor Ellspermann and Dr. Laura Holzman, Assistant Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at the Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

Visitors are encouraged to stop by Room 333 in the Indiana Statehouse to view the art with friends and family during normal business hours.

Two women from Marshall County had their artwork selected to be honored:

Lisa L. Bemish — BFF’s – Oil — Tippecanoe

Bev Spencer – Camouflage – Photography — Plymouth