The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Offers Members the Opportunity to Participate in a Juried Exhibition in Seven Art Categories
The members of the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center (CVAC), 2131 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221, have been invited to enter CVAC’s Member Exhibition, to be on display in their gallery from June 18th – July 25th. Holding a yearly member exhibition has been a tradition at CVAC for over 30 years. They have now elevated the structure of this exhibition to their members’ advantage.
“Our member exhibition will be arranged by media in 7 different categories for submission: Watercolor Media, Water Based Media, Oil Based Media, Dry Media, Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional Media & Photographic Media.” tells Danielle Dieterich, Executive Director of CVAC. “We offer over 24 classes here at CVAC covering everything from watercolor, acrylic and oil painting to drawing, ceramics and woodcarving. We wanted to make sure that our Member Exhibition highlights the different art medias that our members excel in.”
In previous years, the exhibition was not juried and only one first, second and third-place winner were selected. This juried exhibition will have 7 “Best of” Category winners, 7 People’s Choice individual category winners and up to 18 honorable mentions. The juror (TBA) will select a “Best of” Category winner and up to three honorable mentions for each category. A People’s Choice Selection process, starting June 18th, shall dictate a People’s Choice Category winner for each category, to be announced at the end of the artist reception on July 12th.
The Best of Category winners shall receive a cash prize, to be celebrated and recognised at the Artist Reception on July 12th from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. This reception is free to the public and correlates with the Falls Downtown Fridays Taste of the Falls event.
Kaleigh Pisani-Paige is the Curator of Collections at the Canton Museum of Art. As Curator of Collections she researches and selects artwork for the museum’s Permanent Collection, cares for that collection of currently 1500 objects, and designs exhibitions of the collection. She received her BA in Art History and MA in Museum Studies from Kent State University.