Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition
In December of 1944, the Swope's second director (1944-60), Dr. Allen Albert, and curator Hazel Dodge announced plans for a new and exciting annual exhibition where all artists of Terre Haute and vicinity could enter their work. They planned for it to become as permanent and noteworthy as the Hoosier Salon program, and the first Wabash Valley show opened May 6, 1945 to an outstanding attendance of 350 people.
Now in its 67th year, the Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition remains one of the Museum's most popular events, attracting a diverse array of artists and patrons alike. Because of this, it is safe to say Dr. Albert and Ms. Dodge achieved their goal of furthering the support and interest in Midwestern art.
All artists residing in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio are invited to submit works for consideration. If you are interested in participating in the Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, please click the link below to view and download a pdf version of the prospectus, or call the Swope to request a prospectus by mail.
WVE 2011 Prospectus
Postmark deadline for entries: April 9, 2011
This year’s distinguished juror is Janie Welker, curator at the University of Kentucky Art Museum, Lexington. Formerly of the Heckscher Museum of Art in Huntington, NY and the International Center of Photography in NY, she has also worked at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and as an editor and reporter on the visual arts for various periodicals including Newsday. Welker received a bachelor of arts in journalism from Penn State and a masters in Art History from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.