BGSU hosting 14th annual Northwest Ohio Community Art Show

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Works from area artists are on display now through July 23 at Bowling Green State University as part of the 14th annual Northwest Ohio (Now OH) Community Art Show.

Housed in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery in the BGSU Fine Arts Center, the juried Now OH exhibit features 85 works by 34 artists from five northwest Ohio counties. The exhibit is free and open to the public, and many of the one-of-a-kind works are available for purchase.

The show's juror for 2021 is Ellen Mensch, a fine artist, illustrator, curator and adjunct lecturer. She received a Master of Fine Arts from BGSU in 2020 along with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Indiana University in 2017. Mensch currently works as both a Lecturer at Purdue Fort Wayne and as the Exhibitions & Marketing Coordinator for Artlink Contemporary Gallery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

As a juror, Mensch will comment on the awards she selects in a virtual presentation that will be available for viewing in the gallery's lobby and online, which will be hosted at after June 26.

Visitors can also vote for their favorite piece, which will receive the People’s Choice Award. Other awards, to be selected by the juror, include Best of Show, the BGSU School of Art Award, the Toledo Federation of Arts Societies Award, a Youth Art Award and several others, totaling more than $1,500.00.

Gallery hours for the the Now OH exhibit are Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m., and Fridays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Parking is free after 7 p.m. and on weekends in Lot N.

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Updated: 06/29/2021 10:15AM