Beginning Saturday, the Swope Art Museum will present the 59th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition in Terre Haute. The Wabash Valley Annual is one of the oldest juried exhibits in the state of Indiana and submissions of work are accepted from any living artist who resides within a 150-mile radius of Terre Haute. This year's exhibit features artworks by 79 regional artists.
This year's distinguished juror was Lawrence Rinder, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. The Swope received over 750 entries-- more than double the amount of any previous year. Eighty-eight artworks representing a host of different styles and media were selected for exhibition. Over $7,000 in merit and purchase awards were presented to artists.
Artwork by Brazil artist Patricia Prentice was selected for the prestigious Wabash Annual and will be on view from Sept. 20 to Oct. 28.
The 59th Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition opens Sept. 20 and runs through Oct. 28. The public is welcome to attend a free opening reception Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Awards will be given at 2 p.m. Admission to the Swope is always free. The Swope Art Museum is located at 25 S. Seventh St. in Terre Haute. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday noon 5 p.m.