Spring Fling Art Show celebrates 20th anniversary


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Aaron Bivens’ artwork was one of the entries in a recent show.

Aaron Bivens’ artwork was one of the entries in a recent show.


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Charles Rowland’s artwork was one of the entries in a recent show.


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Todd Loe’s artwork was one of the entries in a recent show.


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SIDNEY – This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Spring Fling Fine Art Exhibit & Sale, a project of the Gateway Arts Council.

Fine artists from throughout western Ohio and eastern Indiana are invited to enter their work in the Spring Fling Fine Art Exhibit & Sale. The exhibit will open March 20 with an artists’ reception and will run through April 17 at the Gateway Arts Council, 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney.

Works will be accepted in the following six categories:

• Drawing (charcoal, pen and ink, pencil, colored pencil, pastels)

• Watermedia (transparent watercolor on paper; single medium used in an aqueous manner)

• Oil & Acrylics (oils and acrylics executed in the manner of oil paintings)

• Photography (film or digital)

• Ceramics (clay, polymer)

• Miscellaneous (prints, textiles, mixed media, computer art, sculpture)

The 2020 Spring Fling Fine Art Exhibit & Sale is open to all artists who are 16 and older. All work must be original. No commercial kits or molds will be accepted. Students may not enter work if they had assistance in executing it. The Gateway Arts Council reserves the right to refuse any entry and to withdraw any work from the exhibit at its discretion.

Entries will be accepted through March 5 or until the show maximum of 200 works is reached. The entry fee per work is $30, which includes up to three pieces per artist, regardless of medium. Entry fees are non-refundable. Entry forms are available at the Gateway Arts Council offices at 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney, or online at http://gatewayartscouncil.org/visual-arts/. Artists also may request an entry by calling 937-498-2787.

First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. A Best-of-Show award also will be given. People’s Choice Award ribbon will be given to the artist whose work garners the most votes from exhibit-goers.

For information on this exhibit or any Gateway Arts Council event, contact Gateway Arts Council at 937-498-2787 or visit www.gatewayartscouncil.org.

Aaron Bivens’ artwork was one of the entries in a recent show.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/02/web1_Aaron-Bivens.jpgAaron Bivens’ artwork was one of the entries in a recent show. Courtesy photo

Charles Rowland’s artwork was one of the entries in a recent show.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/02/web1_Charles-Rowland.jpgCharles Rowland’s artwork was one of the entries in a recent show. Courtesy photo

Todd Loe’s artwork was one of the entries in a recent show.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/02/web1_Green-Wave.jpgTodd Loe’s artwork was one of the entries in a recent show. Courtesy photo
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