“Sin City Slick Spot,” oil painting on canvas by sporting dog artist Steve Harrold of West Terre Haute, has been selected by jurors of the 92nd Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition for this year’s show in downtown Indianapolis.
Over $25,000 in awards, including Best in Show and People’s Choice, will be announced at 6 p.m. July 27 at
this year’s Hoosier Salon Exhibition reception and preview sale.
The exhibition is open to the public July 28 through Sept. 24 in Indiana Historical Society’s Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center at 450 W. Ohio St.
Harrold has been involved with sporting dogs, mostly bird dogs, since he was 10 years old. He has field trialed German Shorthairs since about 1980 and is fortunate to have a dog in both the GSPCA and NGSPA Hall of Fame.
Harrold won the National Futurity and placed Third in the National Championship with the live model for “Sin City Slick Spot.”
“She produced three National Champions,” Harrold said. “I owned her sire who won the Futurity and two National Championships and is in the Hall of Fame.”
Harrold has a master’s degree in art and serves on the planning committee for the new German Shorthair wing at the National Bird Dog Museum. He has painted a lot of dog portraits, six of which are hanging in that museum at Grand Junction, Tenn.
Another oil painting by Harrold, “Old and at the Summit,” of an old wolf, is currently featured in the Hoosier Salon gallery at 22 N. Rangeline Road in Carmel, Indiana. It is just one of several wildlife and Native American paintings Harrold also is known for in the Wabash Valley, as well as in Indiana and surrounding states.
Harrold is a member of River City Art Association and the Wabash Valley Art Guild in Terre Haute. To see more of Harrold’s artwork visit SteveHarrold.net.