Thursday, March 7, 2013

Finalists, Past Award Winners, and Participating Galleries!

Hello March!
The AICUO Art Awards program is very busy this month, but making a lot of wonderful advances in the 2013 year! We are preparing for our 2013 EVAs Awards Reception, training a new intern, finishing up the competition and People's Choice Award, and continuing to look for grant funding. We are happy to hear about great events coming to Columbus and Ohio, involving a great deal of AICUO participants. Take a look at just a few!!

Please continue to vote for People's Choice Award on our website-voting ends March 13th at 11:59 PM!

Chelsea Flowers, 2013 Finalist
Finders Keepers, My Chicken & Watermelon
A BFA Closing Reception
"a show that addresses how I understand, interpret, and appropriate Black Culture. It taps into the sublime or uncanny to represent beings or objects within Black Culture. Additionally it utilizes sarcasm and satire to address how I view cultural representation.
 It is also a very personal show, it is a revealing of all my personal jokes. It consists of things, ideas, habits that I have found and now making my own."
March 21-30
Bryant Arts Gallery, 200 West College Street
Granville, Ohio 43023
Reception-March 28 6-8 PM

Bidwa, Fairchild, Gall, Sanders
Four Ways of Looking
Lindsay Gallery
986 North High Street

Galleries Participating in our 3rd Annual Walking Exhibition:
Sherrie Gallerie-Ashton Saunders
pm gallery-Nick Blanzy
Sharon Weiss Gallery-Evan Lolli
Studios on High Gallery-Markia Wright
Brandt Roberts Galleries-Chelsea Flowers
Grid Furnishings-Matthew Gallagher

The Walking Exhibition will be held during the May 2013 Gallery Hop! Mark your calendars-more to come!

UF Student Work Chosen for ArtSpace Lima’s Annual Juried Photography Exhibition

Findlay, Ohio - Work by 11 students from The University of Findlay was accepted into Art Space Lima’s annual juried photography exhibition, which was on display from Jan. 4 – Feb. 16. Sarina Rouholfada, a sophomore at Findlay High School who also is a post-secondary student at UF, earned Best of Show. 

The students entered the photography exhibition during a fall semester digital photography class instructed by Spencer Cunningham, adjunct faculty member. Cunningham requires his students to enter two exhibitions. 

Students generally chose photos taken for class assignments or others taken throughout the semester to submit into exhibitions. The class discusses which images should be entered into a show, but it is each student’s final decision. 

“Art is made to be experienced, and public exhibitions are one good way to see the highest quality expressions of one’s work,” said Cunningham. “It also gives students real-world experience and opportunities to see how others react to their work.” 

This is the second year that a student under instruction of Cunningham has won Best of Show. Students with photography in the ArtSpace Lima’s annual juried photography exhibition were: 

Sarina Rouholfada – Best of Show 
Tim Lefferty – First place, portrait 
Sierra Heaton – Honorable mention, portrait 
Joy Salzwedel – Honorable mention, portrait 
Caitlin Stahl – Honorable mention, portrait 
Jenise Berning 
Jackie Drake 
Keren Rottschafer 
Jule MacMann 
George Wilkinson
Lydea Ziebold

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