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Historical Society extends paintings, November 1

Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020

The Huntington County Historical Society (HCHS) has extended its deadline for receiving artists’ paintings of the Huntington County Courthouse. The new deadline has been moved to November 1.

HCHS, on behalf of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) Courthouse Art Project, is sponsoring a contest to select an original work of art depicting the Huntington County Courthouse. The artwork will appear in ISBA’s booklet “County Courthouses of Indiana,” along with printed information about the Courthouse. A grand prize of $250 will be awarded to the winner, courtesy of the Huntington County Bar Association.

The effort to collect original artwork of all 92 Indiana county Courthouses began in 2008. More than 58 counties have submitted original artwork for the booklet; Huntington County has yet to make a submission.

The only criterion is that submissions must be original works of art, and there is no limit to the size or style. Of the works of art submitted thus far from various counties, mediums include an eclectic collection of watercolors, oils, pastels, pen and ink, and one cross stitch. The winning original artwork will be displayed in the offices of ISBA in the Regions Bank Building in downtown Indianapolis.

The most current booklet includes just 58 original artworks of the 92 Indiana counties.

Call (260) 356-7274 or (260) 224-7166 to set up an appointment to drop off artwork at the Huntington County Historical Museum, located at 315 Court Street. The winning artist will be selected by a panel of jurors for the grand prize.

The project chairperson, attorney Douglas D. Church of Noblesville, will conduct a brief ceremony at a time and place to be determined, at which time the artist will be recognized and Church will reflect on the significance of the judicial branch as physically represented by the Courthouses of Indiana.