History of the Indiana Artists Club
Forty-six prominent artists living and working in Indiana founded the Indiana Artists Club in 1917. The original group includes such notables as T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, Otto Stark, Carl Graf, Wayman Adams, Simon Baus, Marie Goth, Frederick Polley, Clifton Wheeler, Randolph Coats, Carl Lieber and Alex Holiday.
The purpose of the Indiana Artists Club is to hold statewide exhibitions and demonstrations as well as provide social interaction among its members. A board of directors, elected yearly, leads the organization. The Indiana Artists Club has shown annual exhibits since its inception and since 1992 has held the Annual Juried Exhibition every spring at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Membership Exhibit is held at the end of every year at various locations around the state of Indiana .
Exhibits of the current membership are composed of a wide variety of styles and mediums both contemporary and traditional. The annual membership exhibit and the annual juried exhibit is always a refreshing feast for the eyes. Most works of art is available for purchase during these exhibits.
To apply to become an active member, it is necessary to have been born in Indiana or to have lived here two years, and to have been accepted into three differently sponsored exhibitions with out-of-state judges with three separate works of art.
Associate membership is open to all residents of Indiana who are seriously interested in supporting the arts.