99th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition

The Ohio Art League presents member works as selected by Ron Pizzuti, internationally renowned art collector, at its 99th Annual Spring Juried Exhibition. Hosted by the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, the exhibition includes 80 works by 53 Ohio artists, selected from a total of 247 works by 130 artists.  A variety of media is represented in the exhibition including photography, glass, ceramic, oils, acrylics, paper and digital video.

The Ohio Art League is privileged to welcome Ron Pizzuti as juror, whose selections yielded a compelling and creatively diverse exhibition. Pizzuti is an internationally recognized collector of contemporary art, recognized by ArtNews as one of the “World’s 200 Top Collectors” for the past several years. He currently serves as a member of the Drawing Committee of the Whitney Museum of American Art and is a trustee of the Wexner Center Foundation. Ron was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and is a past trustee of SITE Santa Fe Contemporary Art Museum, past chairman of the Ohio Cultural Facilities Commission and Trustee Emeritus of the Columbus Museum of Art and the Columbus Symphony.

The Ohio Art League presents two major juried exhibitions annually. These exhibitions are major cultural events in Ohio, and allow Ohio artists to showcase their work in highly visible and prestigious settings. Members of the Ohio Art League are eligible to submit two works of art in any media for consideration in each of the annual juried exhibitions.

Follow this link to read the review in the Columbus Dispatch:
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/arts/stories/2010/03/21/strong-showing.html?sid=101

Images from the opening reception and awards ceremony on April 5.

Ron Pizzuti with OAL President Haley Boehning during the awards ceremony
The Ohio Art League thanks our generous award sponsors for their continuing support.  Five awards were given, award titles and winning work shown below:

The Pizzuti Award given to Frank Oriti for his body of work, This is Not a Life Preserver and Tuxedo Alley.

Two President’s Awards went to Janis Mars Wunderlich for her body of work and David Denniston for his painting, “Eighteen.”

The Bad Girls for Good Art Award went to Lindsay Rodgers for her pastel piece, “There are joys known only to those free spirits who realize that taking a chance now and then makes life more lyrical”


The OAL Member’s Award was given to Jody Hawk for her photos, “Empty Lot” and “Salt Set”.

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