Start Date Tue, April 30, 2024 @ 10:00 AM
End Date Thu, June 6, 2024 @ 3:00 PM
Location The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center

Exhibit: Membership Exhibition

Dates: April 30 – June 6, 2024

Location: Cuyahoga Valley Art Center – Main Gallery

The Cuyahoga Valley Art Center presents its Membership Exhibition, from April 30 – June 6, 2024. The exhibition, free for the public to explore, showcases the diverse talents of CVAC members, featuring an array of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, and works on paper. Gallery hours Mon-Tue 10-3, Wed 1-6, Thu-Fri 10-3, & Sat 10-2.

Visitors can play a crucial role in recognizing outstanding talent through the interactive People’s Choice selection process. To participate, visitors obtain a ballot at the gallery entrance, select their favorite artworks, and drop their completed ballot in a box for a chance to influence the recipient of this special recognition.

The People’s Choice Award winner will be revealed during the Membership Exhibition’s Artist Reception on Friday, May 24th, from 5:30 to 7 PM. This celebratory event offers patrons the unique opportunity to mingle with the artists, enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and even purchase art. Admission to the reception is free, making it an accessible and enjoyable experience for all art enthusiasts.

Danielle M. Dieterich, M.A., Executive Director of CVAC, emphasizes the importance of community engagement in the arts: “The People’s Choice Selection adds an exciting and participatory element to the exhibition, allowing attendees to actively contribute to the recognition of outstanding art.”

Interested in submitting artwork to this exhibit? Please visit: 

This is a juried exhibition– the juror will select which items will be accepted into the exhibit & additional awards. Please review the prospectus guidelines for more details.

Marketing Image Credit: Tom Jackson, Strolling on Broad, Oil Based Media

Juror: C. Arthur Croyle

C. Arthur Croyle was raised in both Akron, Ohio, and in Dorfen, Germany where his grandparents lived. His German grandfather was an artist and designer and profoundly impacted Croyle’s career path. Croyle completed a BA and BFA with an emphasis in graphic design and illustration at the University of Akron and worked at an advertising agency, an art studio, and a publishing company before completing his MFA at Indiana University. He then began a 33-year career as a college faculty member, first at Miami University of Ohio, then at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. During his academic career, he transitioned from teaching graphic design and illustration in the fine arts where he taught painting and drawing. Croyle was the Director of the Biological and Pre-Medical Illustration Program at Iowa State and later served as Director of the Graduate Program in the Visual Arts and Culture Department. One of his career highlights was teaching four semesters in Rome and producing watercolors and drawing that recorded the beauty of the ‘Eternal City.’ His work in graphic design illustration, abstract and representational art has been exhibited regionally, nationally, and internationally. Currently, in retirement, Croyle is the Vice President of the Akron Society of Artists and is concentrating his creative efforts on representing life and subject matter in the greater Akron area.

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