Artists sought for BGSU community art exhibit

Michelle  Carlson

Artists are invited to submit to Now OH 11, a community art exhibit hosted by Bowling Green State University Art Galleries, opening July 13.  

For the 11th consecutive year, BGSU Art Galleries provide a professional setting to celebrate the talented regional artists of all skill levels from 12 counties in northwest Ohio. Artists who display their work at the exhibition are eligible to win up to $1,500 in cash prizes and gift certificates, including the Best of Show award, the Kiwanis Young Artist Award, Toledo Federation of Arts Society Award and a People’s Choice Award. 

This year’s show will be juried by Michelle Carlson, who will also deliver a gallery talk at 7 p.m. on July 13. Carlson is the artist and youth services coordinator for the Toledo Arts Commission. She has taught at the University of Toledo, Owens Community College and Bowling Green State University, as well as private workshops for youth and adults throughout Toledo.

Artists are eligible to submit if they are 16 years of age or older, and are from the following counties: Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood. There is an entry fee of $15 for artists ages 16-18 and $30 for artists ages 19 and older. All entrants are able to submit up to three entries. Online registration is open until June 15.


Volunteers are also needed, and artists who volunteer will receive a registration discount. Volunteers will assist with the setup and takedown of the event, as well be gallery hosts during the exhibition. Contact Jacqueline Nathan at for more information about volunteering.

The Now OH Exhibition is located at the BGSU Fine Arts Center and is free and open to the public. It runs July 13-28, and is open Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Sponsors for this event include Bowling Green Kiwanis, Ben Franklin, the Village Idiot, and Drs. Phipps, Levin, and Hebeka. 

Updated: 05/13/2019 02:29PM