Updated Thu, Sep 5, 2013 9:08 am
The Ohio Annual Show at the Zanesville Museum of Art is a competitive, juried exhibition open to all Ohio artists and artisans.
It began 69 years ago as the Museum’s "May Show," and has expanded from a regional to a state-wide exhibit.
For this show, 213 entries were recieved from 115 artists residing in 45 Ohio cities and towns. Painter Michael McEwan, whose works reside in over 400 public and private collections, including the Butler Museum of American Art and The Southern Ohio Museum, juried the show.
From the 213 entries, McEwan chose 80 pieces entered by 68 artists.
The public is invited to attend a reception at the Museum, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Awards in each category of entry and Best of Show will be announced at 3 p.m.
Included in the exhibition are paintings, photographs, collage, sculpture, pottery and other ceramics, quilts and embroidery, prints, and glass.
Images range from coloristic abstraction, hand-blown glass, and cutting edge sculpture to softly sentimental, pastel landscapes, embodying the diversity, experimentation and craftsmanship of contemporary artist Ohioans.
Local artists include: Paul Emory, Mitchell Hull, Jordan K. Paul, Jana Pryor, Susan J. Stubbins and Juanita R. Williams of Zanesville; Jackie Holan, Cambridge; Carron Baxter, New Concord; and Melissa Hughes, Roseville
From Columbus, visitors will find artworks by: Erinn Bessler, Abbe G. Cheek, Anita Dawson, Steven Elbert, Frederick F. Fochtman, Suzanne Betz Gallagher, Michael B. Hayes, Gregg Kumlien, G.W. Leach, Hannah Mason-Macklin, Ronald Mlicki, Nicki Strouss, Kaname Takada, Sumiko Takada, Bridgette Turner, Paul Wilbur.
Cleveland entries include George Mauersberger and Charles Mintz, with Jaime Bennati and Mark Fohl from Westerville and Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Craig Lloyd, Richard Luschek II of Cincinnati.
Other artists to featured are Jim Shirey, Athens; George Kocar, Bay Village; Pete Hutchins, Beverly; Gregg Luginbuhl, Bluffton; Alice Kiderman, Broadview Heights; Gary Bumpus, Canal Winchester; Mary Holobaugh, Centerburg; Diane Farr, Chagrin Falls; Lawrence Baker, Cleveland Heights; Tom Baldwin, Cuyahoga Falls; Pat Antonick, Nancy Fisher, Dayton; Brian Robinson, Dover; Anastasia Horowitz, Gahanna; Kathy L. McGhee, Galloway; Thomas Nelson, Granville; Sungsoo Kim, Sin Young Park, Kent; David Reed, Lancaster; Cris Fee , Lebanon; Pertain Gillespie Buckland, Gail Russell, Lewis Center; Aaron Smith, Nelsonville; Nancy Rees, New Philadelphia; Barbara L. McGonagle, Elizabeth Runyon, Oxford; C. Tyson Ramsey, Pataskala; Joan Tallan, Reynoldsburg; Randy Bennett, Rudolph; Judy Takács, Solon; Dennis Savage, South Bloomingville; Charles DeLay, Pamela DeLay, Sugar Grove; Sydney Schardt, Sunbury; Terry Mann, West Manchester; and Anne Cushman, Worthington.
The exhibition continues through Nov. 14, 2013. Visit www.zanesvilleart.org for more information.