Two Terre Haute artists honored by Indiana Arts Commission

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Feb. 2—Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, along with the Indiana Arts Commission, announced the 2024 Hoosier Women Artists awardees at a celebration in the Indiana Statehouse, which included two Terre Haute artists.

Since 2008, the Hoosier Women Artists program has celebrated and further expanded the role art plays in our communities by showcasing the work of female artists throughout the state.

Terre Haute artists Janice E. Bonner and Meagan Monds were honored, and both will have their art displayed in the office of Indiana Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner. Bonner's piece "Autumn Jewels" and Monds' "Sea Turtle Spirit" were selected for display.

"As public officials, we are blessed to work in this stunning building every day," said Lt. Gov. Crouch, Indiana's Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. "But the opportunity to display the art of Indiana's outstanding female artists makes it somehow even more beautiful. I am very proud to have played a role in giving a platform to these talented Hoosier women the past eight years."

For the first time in program history, participants will be awarded a $125 honorarium in recognition of their participation in the program.

Pieces in the 2024 exhibition represent many mediums and art styles including painting, photography, digital art, paper quilling and other multimedia styles.

Any artist living in Indiana who identifies as female is allowed to submit one piece of artwork annually.

Pieces were scored by a panel of three judges including Susannah Koerber, Chief Curator and Research Officer, Indiana State Museum, Danicia Malone, Founder and Director, Rokh Research and Design Studio, and Robin Ligon Williams, Artistic Director and Curator, Nola World Music and Artwerks.