Two LaPorteans honored as Hoosier Women Artists

State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell with Laura Cutler next to Cutler’s oil painting, “Mystic Bison.”

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch with Carol Estes and Estes’ photo, “Three Sisters.”

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Two LaPorte artists were among 39 to be honored as 2019 Hoosier Women Artists. Laura Cutler and Carol Estes were recognized at a Statehouse reception in March 2019 hosted by Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission.

“Being able to promote female artists throughout our state brings me such joy and I look forward to this ceremony every year,” Crouch said. “We had an astonishing amount of art submitted, and it was very difficult to decide which pieces to bring into the office. I want to continue to encourage women in Indiana to keep exercising their artistic passions and share them.”

The 39 honorees were selected out of more than 220 entries. The entries were judged by a panel of visual Indiana arts professionals and then selected for display by Crouch and Mitchell. The 39 pieces of artwork will be displayed in the offices of Crouch, Mitchell, Secretary of State Connie Lawson, State Auditor Tera Klutz, Chief Justice Loretta Rush, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick, as well as in the office of First Lady Janet Holcomb in the governor’s residence.

The Hoosier Women Artists competition was established in 2008 to celebrate the importance of the arts in Indiana’s communities and showcase the work of talented female artists throughout the state.

One Response to “Two LaPorteans honored as Hoosier Women Artists”

  1. Jeff Barnard

    Apr 25. 2019

    Congratulations, Carol! What a terrific photo!

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