Spring Fling Art Show goes virtual


Charles Rowland’s artwork from a previous Spring Fling event.

Charles Rowland’s artwork from a previous Spring Fling event.


Courtesy photo

Marsha Monroe’s artwork from a previous Spring Fling event.


Courtesy photo

SIDNEY — This year marks the 21st 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 be conducted virtually and it will open April 16, 2021, with a live virtual awards ceremony. The exhibit will be featured on Gateway Arts Council’s Facebook, YouTube Channel and Padlet. The awards ceremony will be held live on April 16 at 7 p.m. on Gateway Arts Council’s Facebook page.

Works will be accepted in the following six categories:

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

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

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

• Photography (film or digital)

• 3-D (clay, polymer) (Bronze, wood, marble, glass, ceramics, paper)

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

The 2021 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 31, 2021. The entry fee per work is $30, which includes up to five 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 Avenue, Sidney, or online at http://gatewayartscouncil.org/visual-arts/. Artists may also request an entry by calling 937-498-2787. The entry fee can be submitted through Paypal. Or the completed entry form along with the entry fee can also be mailed to Gateway Arts Council at P.O. Box 14, Sidney, OH 45365. They can also hand-delivered to Gateway Arts Council, 216 N. Miami Ave. during business hours. The picture of the finished artwork is emailed to susan@gatewayartscouncil.org or on a CD by mail or in person by Monday, April 5, 2021.

First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded in each category. A Best-of-Show award will also be given. People’s Choice Award ribbon will be given to the artist whose work garners the comments about their work on Gateway’s Facebook page. For information on this exhibit or any Gateway Arts Council event, contact Gateway Arts Council via email at gac@woh.rr.com or call 937-498-2787.

Charles Rowland’s artwork from a previous Spring Fling event.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Charles-Rowland.jpgCharles Rowland’s artwork from a previous Spring Fling event. Courtesy photo

Marsha Monroe’s artwork from a previous Spring Fling event.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2021/03/web1_Marsha-Monroe-Pippenger-1.jpgMarsha Monroe’s artwork from a previous Spring Fling event. Courtesy photo