Hoosier Salon gives Carmel a look

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This vacant building on Range Line Road north of Main Street has the potential to be the new home for a renowned art gallery.

This vacant building on Range Line Road north of Main Street has the potential to be the new home for a renowned art gallery.

On Sept. 14, Hoosier Salon will host their first Carmel exhibit in the Arts and Design District at 20 N. Range Line Rd. as part of the monthly Gallery Walk event.  Salon exhibits primarily have been hosted in Broad Ripple, New Harmony and Wabash.

The exhibit will feature several winners from the last five years of Hoosier Salon annual exhibits including Susan Mauck, Jerry Points and Susie Racles.

“The Salon plans to show the best of the best and show the high quality of art that is associated with the Hoosier Salon,” said Jerry Points, artist and owner of Eye on Art Gallery.

Hoosier Salon also is hosting its first Carmel exhibit to see what kind of foot traffic they receive and if anyone would make a purchase, said Donnae Dole, the salon’s executive director

“We are doing this before we make the decision to move the Indianapolis gallery to the Carmel Arts and Design District,” Dole said.

The location on Range Line Road would allow the Salon to have room for a lovely art gallery and additional space to have classes and other art related events, even a paint out in the area, Dole said. 

Since 1925, Hoosier Salon art association has launched Indiana artists such as T.C. Steele, J. Ottis Adams and Will Vawter. The 300-member organization hosts art contests, workshops and over 30 exhibits a year at Hoosier Salon galleries.

In a partnership with the Indiana History Center, the 89th Annual Exhibition runs through Sept. 28 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center, 450 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Those who join the Hoosier Salon become members of the Palette Society.  Membership begins with student and artist levels which include eligibility to enter the annual juried competition.  Further membership levels include invitations to gallery openings, exhibit tickets and gallery discounts.

For more information about the Hoosier Salon, visit hoosiersalon.org.

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