May: Local artistsí work selected for Statehouse display

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, March 21, 2018

STATEHOUSE (March 21, 2018) — Artwork by three local artists will soon be on display at the Statehouse, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

May said Patricia Rhoden Bartels, Jessica Bussert and Sharon Bussert were selected to have their artwork decorate the Statehouse as part of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s Hoosier Women Artists 2018 initiative.

“We have some of the most talented Indiana artists living in our community,” May said. “I would like to congratulate Sharon, Patricia and Jessica on being recognized by the lieutenant governor. These are amazing pieces of art that will be shared with those visiting the Statehouse for the next year.” 

Bartels, from Nashville, will have her work, titled Grandma’s Garden, displayed in the office of Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell.

 J. Bussert, from Nashville, will have her work, titled Fog House, displayed in lieutenant governor’s office.

 S. Bussert, from Nashville, will also have her work, titled Waterfall at Strahl Lake, will have her work displayed in the lieutenant governor’s office.

These artists and others were honored at a Statehouse ceremony on Wednesday, which recognized the talents of women throughout Indiana.

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, the Hoosier Women Artists initiative is an annual contest recognizing the importance of the arts by showcasing drawings, paintings and photography. 


State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.

A high-resolution photo of May can be downloaded by clicking here.