Indiana Arts Commission awarded 27 female artists (out of 183 entries) the honor of having a piece of their artwork hang in the office of a public official in the Statehouse for the year!
Northwest Indiana’s Edda Taylor was one of the winners, and attended the Hoosier Women Artists 2018 Reception on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Her art will hang in State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell’s office. Edda holds the degrees of Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman, and is a certified color analyst. She is also an international citizen; in addition to English, Edda is fluent in French, Italian, Greek and Turkish. And, she sits on the Indiana Ballet Theatre (I.B.T.) board and took her winning photo in their building, scheduled to open later this year.
Currently, Edda’s charming studio, resembling an art gallery, can be found on the top floor of the historic Crown Point Courthouse in Northwest Indiana. Its enormous windows allows Edda to “paint” photographs that are creations of light.
Her singular style and photographic accomplishments have distinguished her both nationally and internationally as she has been an honored recipient of both the Gerhard Bakker Memorial Award and the Kurt Lieber Gold Award. Edda is sought out as a guest lecturer throughout the world and has recently taught photography all over the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. She also leads workshops at Purdue and Indiana University.