An annual juried fine art exhibition and sale of traditional and representational
Indiana art

Indiana Heritage Arts

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CALL FOR ENTRY IS NOW OPEN - Deadline to apply May 14, 2021 | CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE 

Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc. is proud to announce we are entering the 43rd year of our annual Exhibition & Sale, held in the historic Brown County Art Gallery in beautiful Brown County, Indiana. The exhibition attracts entrants from Indiana and artists who have ties with Indiana. It is regarded as one of the top exhibitions in the state. The Exhibition & Sale offers over $20,000 in cash awards, including our IHA Gold Best of Show Award in the amount of $5,000.

Indiana Heritage Arts, Inc. believes in judging the works of the artists in person. The judge will view each painting in the Brown County Art Gallery and make their selection based on their criteria. Because of this judging technique, we require that all artists drop off their artwork to the gallery in advance of the judging. Drop off details are provided below and can be found on our website - IndianaHeritageArts.org.

Click here to view all the details and how to enter online. 

Indiana Heritage Arts makes its home at the historic Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville, Indiana providing year round exhibition space to prize-winning artists, where they can offer paintings for sale. IHA supports an annual student art competition held at the Gallery by providing prize money to the area's top art teachers.

You can view the artists and their artwork and purchase online by visiting our online Gallery online store

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About IHA

In the late 1970s, a group of local artists organized Indiana Heritage Arts to support the current members of the Brown County art community. The principal activity of this non-profit group was an annual, juried art competition to take place each June.

Today, IHA makes its home at the historic Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville. What started as a local competition has grown statewide, open to any artist with ties to Indiana. The annual June exhibition and sale is one of the largest art competitions in the midwest, handing out as much as $20,000 in prize money and purchase awards to the winners.

IHA continues to honor the legacy of the early artists by supporting today’s Hoosier Masters. IHA leases a room in the Brown County Art Gallery to provide year round exhibition space to prize-winning artists, where they can offer paintings for sale. IHA sponsors artist workshops by bringing in the country’s top instructors, providing workshop space and administrative services. IHA also supports an annual student art competition held at the Gallery by providing prize money to the area's top art teachers.

An elected Board of Directors administers all of IHA’s activities. In recent years, the Board began buying major works of art from each year’s show to build a Permanent Collection for future generations to enjoy.

IHA has a statewide membership of artists and patrons and depends on generous donors including corporate sponsors, local merchants, along with loyal collectors, to continue the mission of supporting Indiana’s top artists.