Mid-States Competition

44th Mid-States Craft Exhibition

Sandra J. Heard, Into the Abyss, Perrysburg, OH
Silk yarn, reeds, paper and found objects, 7’ x 44” high x 20” deep

About the Mid-States Exhibition

First inaugurated in 1948, the purpose of the MID-STATES ART EXHIBITION was to showcase emerging artists from the Evansville area. As part of the application process, paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, and crafts were delivered for exhibition consideration by a jury of two or three arts professionals.  The selected works were exhibited in the Museum’s galleries as the Mid-States Art Exhibition.  However, due to the enormous number of entries, a separate exhibition for craft objects was implemented in 1960, as the Mid-States Craft Exhibition. Currently, the exhibitions have become biennial events each with a professional juror to maintain the utmost quality.

Over the years, the objects collected through the Mid-States Exhibitions have created a wonderful and extensive collection of contemporary works by artists from a variety of educational backgrounds and talents.  Many of the objects can be viewed in the Permanent Collection galleries of the Evansville Museum.  A number of Mid-States artists have been invited to participate in other exhibitions curated by the Evansville Museum and to submit objects for the Museum Shop.



September 1 – October 25, 2015:  Entry Submission

November 3, 2015: Notification of Jurying Results

November 16 – 28, 2015: Receiving Accepted Work

December 7, 2015: Final Review and Award Selection by Juror

January 17 – March 6, 2016: Exhibition

January 23, 2016: Reception and Presentation of Awards 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST

March 8 – 18, 2016: Claiming of Accepted Work


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