Visual Art

Visual Art

Visual art entries can be viewed at Summit Artspace from 12-7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Visual Art prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Grand Prize ($5000), 2D Runner Up ($1000), 3D Runner Up ($1000) and Juried($1000). The Visual Art Grand Prize winner will also receive the honor of displaying his/her piece in the Akron Art Museum for one month following the festival.

Entries

Herbal Roulette

Herbal Roulette

Joan Colbert
Herbal Roulette

Herbal Roulette Details

Joan Colbert

2-D - Printmaking

Relief print.
Peggy Got A Birdie!

Peggy Got A Birdie!

Nyki Fetterman
Peggy Got A Birdie!

Peggy Got A Birdie! Details

Nyki Fetterman

2-D - Mix-Media

My recent work explores synthetic environments and objects which mimic characteristics of nature. Golf courses and swimming pools have suddenly become very interesting to me!
Untitled

Untitled

Hannah Arthur
Untitled

Untitled Details

Hannah Arthur

2-D - Painting and Drawing

A pen and ink creation showing the link between a mother and daughter.
Dragonmorphosis

Dragonmorphosis

John Berbakov
Dragonmorphosis

Dragonmorphosis Details

John Berbakov

3-D - Sculpture

Two dragonflies carved out of black walnut root with wings of cooper sheeting, cooper wire legs and eyes of glass are found resting in a pond setting of driftwood, grasses and lily pads of cooper sheeting mounted on a mirrored surface. A scene of what lies below the surface is painted on the framework with acrylics.
Jason as Rosie

Jason as Rosie

Melissa Markwald
Jason as Rosie

Jason as Rosie Details

Melissa Markwald

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Each painting from this series of work has been reinterpreting the significance of Rosie the Riveter, further shaping the larger-than-life character.
Burniture: a requiem for salt and fire

Burniture: a requiem for salt and fire

Jeremy B. Jenkins
Burniture: a requiem for salt and fire

Burniture: a requiem for salt and fire Details

Jeremy B. Jenkins

3-D - Sculpture

Salt and Fire, erosion and preservation. This work is a side table that has been repurposed for use in salt curing meat,fish and fruit. The finish is done in the Japanese style of Should Sugi Ban.
Salty Allure

Salty Allure

Judy Adams Jones
Salty Allure

Salty Allure Details

Judy Adams Jones

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Salty Allure is an acrylic painting which depicts a young woman swimming in the sea. So captivated by the mysteries of the seafloor, she cannot resist opening her eyes even in salty water.
View Through a Leaf

View Through a Leaf

Thomas L. Reiderman
View Through a Leaf

View Through a Leaf Details

Thomas L. Reiderman

2-D - Photography

This is a digital photograph of a metal cutout of a maple leaf at an Akron Metro Park.
Profile Study

Profile Study

Deborah Hill
Profile Study

Profile Study Details

Deborah Hill

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Profile Study, oil on canvas.
Tranquility

Tranquility

Gavin D Reiland
Tranquility

Tranquility Details

Gavin D Reiland

2-D - Painting and Drawing

This painting comes from a series that combines affective science, civil engineering. It aims to show that emotions are as universal as bridges and that they can be understood and crossed.
Drifting

Drifting

Kevin Richards
Drifting

Drifting Details

Kevin Richards

2-D - Assemblage

This piece is an abstract observation of the beauty that can be seen within our lives. The stark contrast represents the changes that occur as we seek to find answers and meaning on a daily basis.
A Three-Ring Circus: Thank you Ringling Brothers

A Three-Ring Circus: Thank you Ringling Brothers

Becky Woodruff
A Three-Ring Circus: Thank you Ringling Brothers

A Three-Ring Circus: Thank you Ringling Brothers Details

Becky Woodruff

3-D - Sculpture

One side of the sculpture is a fun mirror- that always made to look lopsided and the other reflects the 3 rings of the circus.
Blink / Haiti

Blink / Haiti

Micah Kraus
Blink / Haiti

Blink / Haiti Details

Micah Kraus

2-D - Photography

I created this image by using a laser engraver to slowly burn layers of ink off of rag paper. I'm drawn to her intense expression and the tension between the painterly texture and detailed contrast.
Earth

Earth

Kaleigh Abrams
Earth

Earth Details

Kaleigh Abrams

3-D - Mix-Media

This piece is one of a series of four scarf/jewelry artworks focusing on the ancient elements (including earth, fire, air, and heart). Copper, Enamel, Laser Cut, and Engraved Balsa Wood.
Nuts

Nuts

Shane Wynn
Nuts

Nuts Details

Shane Wynn

2-D - Photography

Elizabeth Sandwick at the former Peanut Shoppe in Akron. From the series #Overlooked, depicting empowered Akron women set against the backdrop of underutilized spaces in the city.
Freedom!

Freedom!

Tracy Mangano
Freedom!

Freedom! Details

Tracy Mangano

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Acrylic abstract painting with modeling paste
Indelible

Indelible

Jenniffer Omaitz
Indelible

Indelible Details

Jenniffer Omaitz

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Abstract painting that depicts a balance between chaos and order through an array of gestural and geometric mark making.
Linda

Linda

Patrick Dougherty
Linda

Linda Details

Patrick Dougherty

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Oil painting of a woman in a pink sweater.
Verdant Globe

Verdant Globe

Fiona Christie
Verdant Globe

Verdant Globe Details

Fiona Christie

3-D - Ceramics

The curvature of the bulbous porcelain vase is the canvas on which the crystalline glaze can flow during the special kiln firing that results in crystals developing within the glaze as it cools.
From Some Farm: Steaks

From Some Farm: Steaks

Daniel Hermann
From Some Farm: Steaks

From Some Farm: Steaks Details

Daniel Hermann

3-D - Printmaking

Screen printed steaks, along with stickers and labels applied to cardboard and packed in ready made styrofoam packaging from grocery stores. Displayed in a pile.
Playthings (Center)

Playthings (Center)

Aris Holmes
Playthings (Center)

Playthings (Center) Details

Aris Holmes

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Playthings is a triptych depicting sinister dolls. This is the center piece of the triptych. Unfortunately, one of the pieces was stolen during another show. Thus, these are displayed separately now.
Reflection of Color

Reflection of Color

Bryan Votaw
Reflection of Color

Reflection of Color Details

Bryan Votaw

3-D - Other

Hand Turned Apple & Walnut Wood Parlor Kaleidoscope with hand turned wooden beads
Hope in the City

Hope in the City

Julie Cook
Hope in the City

Hope in the City Details

Julie Cook

2-D - Painting and Drawing

This is an abstract city scene that I painted using plastic from re-used packaging, household items, and other "tools."
Three, South

Three, South

Evan Snode
Three, South

Three, South Details

Evan Snode

2-D - Photography

Trips taken to the place my Father grew up, have helped me gain a better insight in to my Father's childhood. A series of photos follow this one, called Fatherland.
With all my Heart

With all my Heart

Dean Pol
With all my Heart

With all my Heart Details

Dean Pol

3-D - Mix-Media

A heart is used to display love for someone or something. At times it's misunderstood like images of another language. Love, passion, and pain illuminate from within as colors of the artists palette
August Akron

August Akron

Silvia Wolford
August Akron

August Akron Details

Silvia Wolford

2-D - Photography

The grandeur and dignity of our city's heart and high places aglow. Expectant. Hopeful. Reborn. A capture of multiple images merged to create a single high dynamic range photograph printed on metal.
Yesterday Rain

Yesterday Rain

Joseph Blue Sky
Yesterday Rain

Yesterday Rain Details

Joseph Blue Sky

3-D - Sculpture

We sing our own love song. Of joy and of pain. Two hearts drinking deeply. Of yesterday rain. (excerpt of the poem Yesterday Rain, by Joseph Blue Sky)
797

797

Anika Kent
797

797 Details

Anika Kent

3-D - Sculpture

This piece examines both American pop culture and countercultures. I examine the role of smartphones, social media, T.V., ads, & the internet; & their effect on a young individual's socialization.
Wings On Strings

Wings On Strings

Jill Troppe
Wings On Strings

Wings On Strings Details

Jill Troppe

2-D - Other

Assembled mosaic acoustic guitar created in memory of a young woman who's favorite bird is the peacock.
Akron Yacht Club

Akron Yacht Club

Katelyn Evans
Akron Yacht Club

Akron Yacht Club Details

Katelyn Evans

3-D - Printmaking

This print-installation is a representation of my memories being a kid at the Akron Yacht Club in Portage Lakes, Ohio- simplified to the objects, colors, and atmosphere I remember most clearly.
Strangers in Paradise

Strangers in Paradise

Brenda Holland
Strangers in Paradise

Strangers in Paradise Details

Brenda Holland

2-D - Mix-Media

I am fascinated with the artistic appeal of the right and left sides of the brain colliding into controlled chaos. The resulting artwork speaks to patrons in a mesmerizing and exhilarating fashion.
Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Megan Farrabee
Whirlwind

Whirlwind Details

Megan Farrabee

2-D - Painting and Drawing

An exercise in color, texture, and movement on canvas using oil paint, brushes, palette knives, and fingers.
Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Laurie Musser
Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl Details

Laurie Musser

2-D - Painting and Drawing

White on black metallic paper-digitally drawing print. Just seeing a Great Horned Owl is a thrill for me! He is known as the Flying Tiger for his beautiful markings and cunning abilities.
Growing Up Female In America

Growing Up Female In America

Garland Tyson
Growing Up Female In America

Growing Up Female In America Details

Garland Tyson

2-D - Assemblage

A timeline of the struggle for democracy and the continuous fight for civil and gender rights; seen from a western point of view. I used Images deeply rooted in female identity, race & suppression.
Great Classics #5

Great Classics #5

Tony Chiofolo
Great Classics #5

Great Classics #5 Details

Tony Chiofolo

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Great automobiles and airplanes of the golden age of industrial design.
NO HATE

NO HATE

Kari Fry
NO HATE

NO HATE Details

Kari Fry

2-D - Painting and Drawing

2017 is the year of the Rooster, and a year which each of us could use a simple, bold reminder of peace and tolerance. This piece was created as part of a fundraising effort for resettling refugees.
Wylene's Wisteria

Wylene's Wisteria

Susie Lilley
Wylene's Wisteria

Wylene's Wisteria Details

Susie Lilley

2-D - Photography

When the flowers come out, so do the neighbors. Wylene's Wisteria brings much more than a chance for smiles and conversation. It brings beauty and an opportunity to build friendships.
Strange Particles in a Cloud

Strange Particles in a Cloud

Donna Webb
Strange Particles in a Cloud

Strange Particles in a Cloud Details

Donna Webb

3-D - Other

Porcelain models of Strange Particles hung in a water color cloud painted onto the gallery wall
Aerial Reef

Aerial Reef

Christopher Hoot
Aerial Reef

Aerial Reef Details

Christopher Hoot

2-D - Printmaking

Multiple layers of marbling with acrylic paint on heavyweight Rives BFK paper.
Hanging On

Hanging On

Tim Carmany
Hanging On

Hanging On Details

Tim Carmany

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Macro image of a honey bee hanging on for dear life.
Untitled

Untitled

Levi Joerns
Untitled

Untitled Details

Levi Joerns

3-D - Other

Segmented Circles with Cellular Automation Constant Intensification Constant Degradation An Equilibrium
2016: 366 Days

2016: 366 Days

Emily S. Durway
2016: 366 Days

2016: 366 Days Details

Emily S. Durway

2-D - Photography

A Collection of all of my photographs from my 2016 Photography Project.
Spring Dreaming

Spring Dreaming

Timothy Fitzwater
Spring Dreaming

Spring Dreaming Details

Timothy Fitzwater

2-D - Photography

A digital photograph of a man dreaming in bed on his bicycle.
They Got Lucky

They Got Lucky

Shirley Ende-Saxe
They Got Lucky

They Got Lucky Details

Shirley Ende-Saxe

2-D - Mix-Media

Collage with photography, chine collie, 4 leaf clovers, color pencil.
Where the People Are

Where the People Are

Madison Paxton
Where the People Are

Where the People Are Details

Madison Paxton

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Hand painted acrylic on an 11x14 stretched canvas.
Pocketbooks

Pocketbooks

Amy Wasko
Pocketbooks

Pocketbooks Details

Amy Wasko

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Three acrylic paintings of my grandmother's pocketbooks...Funeral..Grocery...and Easter. Background patterns to each pocketbook based on her dresses.
Where We Are

Where We Are

Bria Kent
Where We Are

Where We Are Details

Bria Kent

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Oil on Canvas This large scale figurative work is to explore the vulnerabilities and strengths of both the exterior as well as interior of the young adult(s).
Reflections of Confusion

Reflections of Confusion

Painting Turtle
Reflections of Confusion

Reflections of Confusion Details

Painting Turtle

2-D - Mix-Media

Reflections of Confusion: Three panels-What the Flock, To Gather, and Redrum. Each are newspaper, handmade paper, acrylic, ink, and paintmarker on canvas.
Intellectual Vietnam

Intellectual Vietnam

Woofer Gun Art Group
Intellectual Vietnam

Intellectual Vietnam Details

Woofer Gun Art Group

2-D - Mix-Media

Study of textures and layers incorporating acrylic, resin and glass wading through the mess of interpersonal relationships.
Alexithymia

Alexithymia

Jacob Warren
Alexithymia

Alexithymia Details

Jacob Warren

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Surrealism painting which was entered in the Ohio Governor's Youth Art Exhibition in 2017.
New beginning

New beginning

Marjan Kashfipour
New beginning

New beginning Details

Marjan Kashfipour

2-D - Painting and Drawing

The morning dew signifies new beginnings and tears of sorrow represent helplessness. Life happens when tears are transformed to new beginnings.
A Path Taken

A Path Taken

Tina Grondin
A Path Taken

A Path Taken Details

Tina Grondin

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Choices made; paths taken; our world is changed. Fragility, endurance, past, present and questions of future are captured within concealed and exposed layers like a physical and psychological history.
Golden Hours

Golden Hours

T Forte-Skully
Golden Hours

Golden Hours Details

T Forte-Skully

2-D - Photography

I took this photograph one late summer morning at Hudson Springs Park. The fog coming off the lake, with the rising sun behind it, made for a spectacular site as only God can do.
TUTI

TUTI

Robert W. Bobel
TUTI

TUTI Details

Robert W. Bobel

3-D - Sculpture

Carved life-sized replica of a tufted titmouse song bird mounted on a wooden base.
Bite The Hand That Feeds You

Bite The Hand That Feeds You

Artist Julianne Nipple and Printer Richard Nippell
Bite The Hand That Feeds You

Bite The Hand That Feeds You Details

Artist Julianne Nipple and Printer Richard Nippell

2-D - Painting and Drawing

This pop art piece is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg, "Canyon". The collage content is in regards to current events to provoke thought and conversation amongst artists and those that love the arts.
Science People

Science People

Carly E. Zimmerman
Science People

Science People Details

Carly E. Zimmerman

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Oil paintings representing a set of intertwining faces. I created these as a self portrait or reflection of feelings, thoughts, and spiritual views that I was experiencing when making these pieces.
Found Akron

Found Akron

Kerry Sutherland
Found Akron

Found Akron Details

Kerry Sutherland

2-D - Mix-Media

Akron-focused poetry found through blackout on the pages of a discarded library book, bordered by items found in returned library books sewn into the pages and pages from an old Akron City Directory.
Ascension

Ascension

Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth
Ascension

Ascension Details

Chrystal Robinson-Shofroth

2-D - Mix-Media

Titled "Ascension: They thought they could bury us, they didn't know we are seeds" I created this piece to express my spiritual connection to the earth and the higher ascension of the soul as stars.
Rock Mage

Rock Mage

Razzigyrl Jewelery
Rock Mage

Rock Mage Details

Razzigyrl Jewelery

3-D - Mix-Media

A warrior-mage themed steel wire jewellery set- Wave Crown, Blaze Mask, Mountain Peak Collar, and Grounding Cuff. Stones include labradorite, turquoise, amethyst, and several others.
We Family Love

We Family Love

Danny L. Ratcliff
We Family Love

We Family Love Details

Danny L. Ratcliff

2-D - Painting and Drawing

A colorful oil painted rendition of a family reunion, in a park, on a warm summer day.

The Radiant Inevitable

Stephen Goold

The Radiant Inevitable Details

Stephen Goold

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Oil painting on glass panel back lit with string lights.
confluence

confluence

Stephen Csejtey
confluence

confluence Details

Stephen Csejtey

2-D - Assemblage

Confluence is the juncture where disparate elements meet and flow together.
Gothica Moths

Gothica Moths

Carol Tomasik
Gothica Moths

Gothica Moths Details

Carol Tomasik

3-D - Mix-Media

These over-sized insects have been formed out of wire, paper, antique metal drawer pulls, faux fur, and other found objects. They will perch calmly on a wall, rather than bashing into light bulbs.
Lonesome Guy

Lonesome Guy

Marilyn B. Dirrig
Lonesome Guy

Lonesome Guy Details

Marilyn B. Dirrig

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Drawing of a solitary figure, done in colored pencils and pen on drawing paper.
Lady In The Splendor

Lady In The Splendor

Adana Tillman
Lady In The Splendor

Lady In The Splendor Details

Adana Tillman

2-D - Mix-Media

Quilted wall hanging of fabric with hand embroidery. Made from my own pattern design.
Beneath The Full Moon

Beneath The Full Moon

Kevin Smalley
Beneath The Full Moon

Beneath The Full Moon Details

Kevin Smalley

2-D - Mix-Media

One of a kind pop-up illustration created from recycled materials. A little house rests upon a hill beneath a starry sky and the full moon light.
and Rise

and Rise

Care Hanson
and Rise

and Rise Details

Care Hanson

2-D - Painting and Drawing

My paintings are intuitive, layered and eclectic explorations. I sign my name when the piece 'rings true' and suggests a story.
Once There Was Coral

Once There Was Coral

Sawsan Alhaddad
Once There Was Coral

Once There Was Coral Details

Sawsan Alhaddad

2-D - Painting and Drawing

A diptych in encaustic inspired by news media stories about coral bleaching & loss.
Akron: Rising from the Rust

Akron: Rising from the Rust

Jean Trawick
Akron: Rising from the Rust

Akron: Rising from the Rust Details

Jean Trawick

3-D - Assemblage

In a vertical landscape, a piece of rust found out on a"devil strip" foots this watercolor of Akron's "rise from the rust" of past years.
Branded

Branded

Shani Richards
Branded

Branded Details

Shani Richards

3-D - Sculpture

Branded, made out of denim and handmade steel barbwire. I appropriate those sources into sculptural outcomes that connect the material and process to symbolize the continuous chains of slavery.
Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee

Ron E. White
Morning Coffee

Morning Coffee Details

Ron E. White

3-D - Sculpture

Morning Coffee is a feeling one has when things are supposed to just work like normal but not the case this morning. This person is just trying to get to work with a cup of joe, but even that seems to be a tall order. This ceramic sculpture balances at the neck teetering in space. I hope you can relate to my Morning coffee.
The ABC of Life

The ABC of Life

Clarissa M. Jakobsons
The ABC of Life

The ABC of Life Details

Clarissa M. Jakobsons

3-D - Other

This altered, crystallized Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus was distorted and manipulated in Borax to reflect light; changing the old into a permanent crystal book.
Split-Complementary Progression

Split-Complementary Progression

Allison H. Smith
Split-Complementary Progression

Split-Complementary Progression Details

Allison H. Smith

2-D - Other

Hand dyed & woven, casino & linen yarns
The Forest - Fire Pit Globe

The Forest - Fire Pit Globe

Megan L. Shane
The Forest - Fire Pit Globe

The Forest - Fire Pit Globe Details

Megan L. Shane

3-D - Sculpture

This sculpture is also a functioning fire pit. I welded the globe together, and hand cut my designs with a plasma torch. Finished with buffing and a high temperature paint, it's ready to light.
Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil

Scott Alan Evans
Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil Details

Scott Alan Evans

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Yggdrasil, the World Ash Tree is the center of the cosmos of Norse Mythology. It stretches across and holds the Nine Worlds, each connected by the Bifrost, the Rainbow Bridge.
America

America

Matt Miller
America

America Details

Matt Miller

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Mixed media painting of an eagle and a snake.
Zeus

Zeus

John Freiman
Zeus

Zeus Details

John Freiman

3-D - Sculpture

Natural organic objects from nature combined with geometric shapes and textured surfaces.
Coral Goddess

Coral Goddess

Mira Moriah
Coral Goddess

Coral Goddess Details

Mira Moriah

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Profile view of the goddess with hair made of the reef itself. She's accompanied by the reef wildlife.
Blue Corset, Repurposed

Blue Corset, Repurposed

Anna Brown
Blue Corset, Repurposed

Blue Corset, Repurposed Details

Anna Brown

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Blue corset, repurposed.
Beware of the Kraken

Beware of the Kraken

Jessica Wilhelm
Beware of the Kraken

Beware of the Kraken Details

Jessica Wilhelm

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Reverse spray paint on glass.
Julie, Craig and Yasir

Julie, Craig and Yasir

Stephanie "Leo" Leonardi
Julie, Craig and Yasir

Julie, Craig and Yasir Details

Stephanie "Leo" Leonardi

3-D - Other

This image of neighbors where I live simply reflects what is not so simple, but yet VERY important and rooted in TRUTH that I am continually learning to live into and challenged to share out of.
L'Envoi

L'Envoi

Shannon Casey
L'Envoi

L'Envoi Details

Shannon Casey

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Based on a Kipling poem about the end of days, artists use brushes of comet's hair on a ten-league canvas. This celestial studio session shows artists, past and present, who've been important to me.
Salvador del Concordia

Salvador del Concordia

Andy Sabol
Salvador del Concordia

Salvador del Concordia Details

Andy Sabol

2-D - Photography

Photograph.
Winter is Near (Eulogy)

Winter is Near (Eulogy)

Donald Woods
Winter is Near (Eulogy)

Winter is Near (Eulogy) Details

Donald Woods

2-D - Painting and Drawing

I turned 60 recently, the same age of my Father when he died. This has caused me to reevaluate my priorities and to contemplate my own mortality. This painting is a result of these feelings.
Daily Painting: Self Portrait

Daily Painting: Self Portrait

Heather Bullach
Daily Painting: Self Portrait

Daily Painting: Self Portrait Details

Heather Bullach

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Oil on panel.
Frameless

Frameless

Robin Springer-Vega; JarzArtGlass
Frameless

Frameless Details

Robin Springer-Vega; JarzArtGlass

3-D - Sculpture

The glass tumbling outside the boundary of a conventional frame; willfully abandoning the confines of a defined space. Frameless is about freedom from conformity; the beauty of life outside a box.
Snow Pony

Snow Pony

Tobin Crenshaw
Snow Pony

Snow Pony Details

Tobin Crenshaw

2-D - Photography

A close up picture of a miniature horse in the snow.
Redemption, Ascension, and Liberation

Redemption, Ascension, and Liberation

Frederick Shortridge
Redemption, Ascension, and Liberation

Redemption, Ascension, and Liberation Details

Frederick Shortridge

3-D - Sculpture

Handcarved. Took 9 months to complete with deep thought and precise math. Carved on oak with color stains. The story: the redeeming of adversity, accenting from the midst of turmoil and liberation of the soul and nation.
the Sanctity of Life is for the birds.

the Sanctity of Life is for the birds.

Matt Beresh
the Sanctity of Life is for the birds.

the Sanctity of Life is for the birds. Details

Matt Beresh

3-D - Assemblage

Animals are granted more rights than the unborn. True statement.
Pleasant Valley Sunday

Pleasant Valley Sunday

Nicklaus Charles Pfeil
Pleasant Valley Sunday

Pleasant Valley Sunday Details

Nicklaus Charles Pfeil

3-D - Sculpture

The piece memorializes a labor industry on the verge of collapse in a region already hit hard by economic downturn. The ceramic pieces are inspired by the artists city of birth, East Liverpool, Ohio.
Fuschia Fascinator

Fuschia Fascinator

Paula Singleton/What a Great Hat
Fuschia Fascinator

Fuschia Fascinator Details

Paula Singleton/What a Great Hat

3-D - Mix-Media

Hand dyed and hand sewn sinamay fascinator with hand dyed/handmade satin ribbon leaves and flowers.
R.E.M.

R.E.M.

Patty Altier
R.E.M.

R.E.M. Details

Patty Altier

2-D - Other

Improv pieced, free motion quilt made with authentic R.E.M. t-shirts and denim shirts which are embellished with embroidery, sashiko and kantha stitching, buttons, patches, and pin back buttons.
Shattered Love

Shattered Love

Etta Henry
Shattered Love

Shattered Love Details

Etta Henry

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Shatter heart and the storm within.
The Scarlett Johansson

The Scarlett Johansson

Sonny Andreotte
The Scarlett Johansson

The Scarlett Johansson Details

Sonny Andreotte

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Oil portrait of Scarlett Johansson.
Closet Monsters: Round Up The Usual Suspects

Closet Monsters: Round Up The Usual Suspects

M Coy
Closet Monsters: Round Up The Usual Suspects

Closet Monsters: Round Up The Usual Suspects Details

M Coy

2-D - Mix-Media

Acrylic Co-Polymer on Acrylic
Majical Destination

Majical Destination

Theresa A. Apana
Majical Destination

Majical Destination Details

Theresa A. Apana

2-D - Mix-Media

Whimsical folk art landscapes.
A Day in March

A Day in March

Linda Lyell
A Day in March

A Day in March Details

Linda Lyell

2-D - Painting and Drawing

A ride through Amish Country one day in March, I came across these Amish children waiting outside a school. I was captivated by their forms and the bright red lunch boxes amidst a gloomy March Day.
Melon Man

Melon Man

Linda Hutchinson
Melon Man

Melon Man Details

Linda Hutchinson

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Figurative drawing of a farmer holding a melon....charcoal and conte crayon on paper...melon and vine border.
Ode to William Morris

Ode to William Morris

Cynthia Morris
Ode to William Morris

Ode to William Morris Details

Cynthia Morris

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Inspired by my respect and appreciation for the turn of the century artist, William Morris. Prolific and inspired throughout his long diverse career. Oil/canvas
Primary Colors

Primary Colors

Chris Finkelstein
Primary Colors

Primary Colors Details

Chris Finkelstein

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Derived from primary colors, this piece is about fluidity and texture. There is complexity in its simplicity.
Petrichor

Petrichor

Pamela R. Wadsworth
Petrichor

Petrichor Details

Pamela R. Wadsworth

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Mixed media painting.
Pigeons Twice Removed

Pigeons Twice Removed

Lizzi Aronhalt
Pigeons Twice Removed

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Lizzi Aronhalt

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Pigeons Twice Removed is a lively and colorful interpretation of some of life's most normal characters, pigeons. It was created using oil paint and oil markers.
Cage Free

Cage Free

Tom Baldwin
Cage Free

Cage Free Details

Tom Baldwin

3-D - Sculpture

This is the "Zebra Dove" in its natural action, roaming the ground for seed. Originally from Asia, I first saw these birds in Hawaii where they are as abundent as our own Mourning Dove is in Ohio.
Pieces of my Soul

Pieces of my Soul

Nikki Bartel
Pieces of my Soul

Pieces of my Soul Details

Nikki Bartel

3-D - Assemblage

Pieces of my Soul: is an interactive sculpture, engaging the patrons to dig within to either fill themselves up or give to fill others. Replenish your soul, review your "good stuff" and lift others.
I Get Carried Away

I Get Carried Away

Julie Amabeli
I Get Carried Away

I Get Carried Away Details

Julie Amabeli

2-D - Photography

This photo was taken as close as humanly possible of the lead singer of the band Paper Route. They also put on a fantastic show!
Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops

Phyllis Pfeifer
Support Our Troops

Support Our Troops Details

Phyllis Pfeifer

2-D - Other

My piece is a quilt, it is pieced together by hand, embroidered and dyed.
Doodle I Do

Doodle I Do

Judi Krew
Doodle I Do

Doodle I Do Details

Judi Krew

3-D - Other

329 napkins have been hand sewn into this ball gown and matching jacket. Everyday I include a doodle napkin with my husband's lunch recording something about our lives. It is a wearable diary of love.
ACCUMULATION (counting my rings)

ACCUMULATION (counting my rings)

Shannon L Hines
ACCUMULATION (counting my rings)

ACCUMULATION (counting my rings) Details

Shannon L Hines

3-D - Sculpture

47 velvet wrapped linked rings. A meditative work on aging, growth and mortality.
Ambiguity

Ambiguity

Bethany Wells
Ambiguity

Ambiguity Details

Bethany Wells

2-D - Painting and Drawing

The subject of this painting had become anonymous, blending into a camouflaged melange of oil. She can no longer separate herself from her environment.
The Savior of Yellowstone

The Savior of Yellowstone

Laurel Winters
The Savior of Yellowstone

The Savior of Yellowstone Details

Laurel Winters

2-D - Painting and Drawing

This piece celebrates the return of the wolf to Yellowstone National Park and the re-balancing of the natural ecosystem depicted in a medieval format of the central image with narrative below.
[HOME]age

[HOME]age

David Schuler
[HOME]age

[HOME]age Details

David Schuler

2-D - Mix-Media

A surreal love letter to the town that I call home. You can search #homeageakr on Instagram & Twitter to see how I did the painting as well as explanations for all the Akron references within it.
Rudimentary Form

Rudimentary Form

Crystalyn Hutchens
Rudimentary Form

Rudimentary Form Details

Crystalyn Hutchens

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Oil on Eroded Steel.
Vestige

Vestige

Joseph Mayes
Vestige

Vestige Details

Joseph Mayes

2-D - Painting and Drawing

This is a window that thrusts the viewer into an illogical world where nonsense rules.
Mount St. Helens National Park

Mount St. Helens National Park

Stephanie Spyker
Mount St. Helens National Park

Mount St. Helens National Park Details

Stephanie Spyker

2-D - Photography

This piece combines 648 Fujifilm Instax Mini Polaroids to create one singular image from Mount St. Helens National Park in Washington.
Annevar Dye

Annevar Dye

Susan McClory
Annevar Dye

Annevar Dye Details

Susan McClory

2-D - Photography

Digital Photograph of Annevar Dye Mill, overlaid with color and texture. Printed on aluminum panel
Almost 50

Almost 50

Dave Derrig
Almost 50

Almost 50 Details

Dave Derrig

2-D - Painting and Drawing

Self Portrait in Prisma Color on mat board.
Soul Search

Soul Search

Katina Pastis Radwanski
Soul Search

Soul Search Details

Katina Pastis Radwanski

3-D - Sculpture

"Soul Search" is a fabricated steel figure posing the following question: "Do individuals who have acquired or inherited great wealth feel a moral responsibility for the well-being of others?"
Looking Beyond (Tunnel on the Towpath)

Looking Beyond (Tunnel on the Towpath)

Nancy Roberts
Looking Beyond (Tunnel on the Towpath)

Looking Beyond (Tunnel on the Towpath) Details

Nancy Roberts

2-D - Painting and Drawing

I created this to reflect how when we are able to keep our perspective forward focused and not allow distractions to stop us; we are free to move and are able to see the beauty that lies before us.

Important Deadlines

Application Closes: July 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

Important Deadlines Details

Application Opens: Week of May 22, 2017
Application Closes: July 17, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Acceptance Notification: July 17, 2017
(for applications submitted before July 10 at 11:59 p.m.),
July 21, 2017 (for applications submitted after July 10)
Opening Night: September 15, 2017
Closing Night: October 7, 2017

Visual Arts Contest Rules

Applies to all visual arts entries.

Visual Arts Contest Rules Details

A visual art entry must be visual in nature and may not include performing arts.

THREE DIMENSIONAL ENTRIES

  • 3-D work may not exceed 39” diameter not including base, case or other display furniture, and must be able to fit through a standard 36" door.
  • The base, case, or other display furniture must meet the parameters or specifications set by the venue.
  • The artist is responsible for providing their own base, case or display furniture.

TWO DIMENSIONAL ENTRIES

  • Final installation of 2-D work may not exceed 6’ (72”) wide or 7’ (84”) high including the frame.
  • Entries must include any needed wire and mounting hardware.

ALL VISUAL ART ENTRIES

  • No individual entry may exceed 50lbs.
  • A photo of the entry must be submitted at the time of application. If the entry is not complete by the time of application, a photo of a partially completed entry, or sketch may be submitted.
    - The dimensions (+/- 10%) and category of the entry, submitted at the time of application, must represent the completed entry. If the completed entry does not match what was submitted at the time of application, the High Arts Festival committee reserves the right to disqualify the entry.
  • All entries must be completed by their scheduled photography date (artists will select their date once they have been accepted). If an artist has already submitted a professional photograph of their entry, and do not need to attend the photography session, their entry must be complete by the installation date. The installation schedule will be sent to artists with their acceptance information.
  • Each Entry must be displayed in Summit Artspace for the entire voting period of the High Arts Festival, from September 15, 2017 to October 7, 2017. Artists must remove their work between October 8, 2017 and October 13, 2017 during set hours determined by Summit Artspace. The first place winner will be responsible for moving their piece to the Akron Art Museum, where it will remain on display for one month after the conclusion of the competition. The winner is then responsible for removing the winning piece from the museum at a mutually agreed upon date and time.
  • Each entry must abide by all applicable local building and fire codes and ordinances and other applicable laws and regulations.
  • Only original entries are eligible for submission.
  • The Artist is solely responsible for ensuring that the entry does not infringe on any third party’s proprietary rights.
  • The entry must be currently wholly owned by the Artist or by the collaborative group of Artists.
  • The Artist is wholly responsible for transportation of the entry to, and removal of the entry from, the assigned venue.

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