56th Mid-States Art Competition
About the Mid-States Exhibitions
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.
August 1 – September 16 Entry Submission
October 1 Jurying
October 10 Notification of Jurying Results
October 29 – November 9 Receiving Accepted Work
November 17 Final Review and Award Selection by Juror
December 15 Reception and Presentation of Awards 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CST
December 9, 2012 – March 3, 2013 Exhibition
March 4 - 13, 2013 Claiming of Accepted Work
Please click to download the 56th Mid-States Art Prospectus for instructions and details.