Monday, September 12, 2011

Artist Sought to Paint Portrait of Governor Mitch Daniels

Artist Sought to Paint Portrait of Governor Mitch Daniels

Hoosier artists are invited to submit their applications to paint the official portrait of Governor Mitch Daniels. The Indiana State Museum will coordinate the selection process to determine the artist who will paint the 42-inch by 32-inch oil or acrylic work that is completed for each Indiana governor and will then become part of the historic governors' portrait collection, managed by the museum.

To be considered, applicants are required to:

• Be a resident or native of Indiana. Preference will be given to Indiana residents.

• Include a resume of past portrait experience and commissions, a list of work in public collections, past exhibitions, and art training.

• Provide an artist's statement about their approach to portrait painting. Specific ideas about the commission also may be included but are not required.

• Submit six to 10 digital color samples of their portrait work, including some detail. The work may be submitted using this web address:

• Propose a fee amount for the commission. Historically, private fundraising is used for the commission and framing and the same practice will be followed for Daniels' portrait. Any remaining funds are maintained by the state museum for maintenance, preservation and exhibition of the collection.

Submission deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2011. Finalists will be determined in November and the selected artist will be named by the end of the year. The painting will be completed by summer 2012 with the unveiling of the portrait expected by December, 2012.

More information for artists, including the application, is available on the web page

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