Thursday, August 18, 2011

Area Art Show Information

Middletown  Arts Center Area Art Show 2011

Any artist, 18 years of age or older, living within a 50-mile radius of Middletown, OH is eligible to submit art work.  Only original works of art in oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, drawings, mixed media and photography are acceptable.  More than one category may be entered.  All works must be original and never exhibited previously in a juried exhibit at the Middletown Arts Center & done within the past 3 years.

There will be a $15 non-refundable fee per entry.  There is no limit to the number of entries; however, a maximum of 3 pieces per artist will be displayed.  Please make checks payable to Middletown Arts Center.

All entries must be delivered to the Middletown Arts Center, 130 N. Verity Pkwy, Middletown, OH during the following times:
Monday, Sept. 12 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday,  Sept. 13 - 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 14 -  10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 15 - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
No entries will be accepted other than times and dates listed. Only entries properly matted, framed, wired and ready for hanging will be accepted. NO tape is to be used.   Unsuitable presentation will be grounds for non-acceptance.  Forms must be filled out correctly and completely at time of entry.  Please be specific as to the media of work submitted.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be mailed after judging.  Work not accepted for the exhibit must be picked up Sept. 26 - 29 during regular building hours.  Accepted entries may not be removed from the exhibit prior to Monday October 22, 2011.

Best of Show $500
First Place (each category) $100
Second Place (each category) $50
Third Place (each category) $25
Honorable Mention Ribbon
President’s Award Exhibit
Awards will be given in the categories of Oils/Acrylics on Canvas, Watermedia (Acrylics on paper, Watercolors), Photography and Drawings (including pastels & ink). Mixed Media (a combination of the above). 3D pieces are not acceptable. Only categories above will be acceptable. There must be 10 accepted pieces in a category to be judged for an award.  The final decision, in all cases, rests with the Judges.  All awards will be presented during the opening reception on Sept. 23rd  at 7:00 p.m.

The sale of art work to the public is encouraged.  A commission of 30% will be retained for any work sold as a result of the show and work should be priced to include the commission.  If the work is not for sale, please indicate by marking “NFS.”

All reasonable care will be taken in handling work submitted; however, the Middletown Arts Center, the judge(s), or the committee will not be held responsible for loss or damage to works of art.  All works are entered at the artist’s risk, and the artist must provide his/her own insurance.

The Area Art Show will be open to the public from September 23 at 6:00 p.m. through October 22, 2011 during regular building hours.  Only works selected by the judges will be exhibited.  The opening reception for the exhibition and awards presentation will be held Friday, Sept.23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Center’s Exhibition Hall.  All participants are encouraged to attend.

Submission of work to this exhibition shall be understood to indicate an agreement on the part of the artist with conditions set forth.  This includes the artist’s permission to have photographs of their work used for publicity and for promotion without compensation.

A. Joseph Barrish
 Brother Barrish works in watercolors and acrylics multi media and collage. His work has been displayed at the IBM Gallery in New York and the Dayton Art Institute. He has taught on every level including grade school and high school and was an associate professor in the Fine Arts Department at the University of Dayton for over 20 yrs.
Velma J. Morris
Velma is a Cincinnati artist mainly self-taught and a much sought after teacher, speaker, and judge. She has taught both children and adult classes in Cincinnati and Kentucky. Winner of many awards, her work varies in content, color and styles. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections around the country.

From I-75:North - Take the Middletown exit.  Follow overhead signs marked 122-Downtown.  Turn right on University, right on Reinartz, left on Verity.  Located on right .
From I-75 South – Take the Monroe exit to Rt. 4. Stay on Rt 4 which will turn into Verity Pkwy.  Once on Verity Pkwy. Turn left onto Columbia go across Verity into the parking lot and we are 2nd building on your right.

AREA ART SHOW – MIDDLETOWN ARTS CENTER                                                                       
September 12                        Receive art work 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.                       
September 13                        Receive art work 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 14                        Receive art work 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
September 15                        Receive art work 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
September 17                        Juror notification mailed
September 23                        Opening reception 6:00-8:00 p.m.
                                      (Awards presentation at 7:00 p.m.)
September 26 - 29            Pick up work not accepted during regular business hours
October 1 & 2                        Center open weekend of Middfest 10/1 & 2 2011
October 24 - 27                        Pick up exhibited work during regular business hours

2010 PRESIDENT'S AWARD WINNER  -  Joyce P. Young  Will be exhibiting in the NEWLY renovated LOBBY/GALLERY
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(513) 424-2417or check our web site at

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