Art Guild show is Sept. 28-30


GREENVILLE – The Greenville Art Guild will hold its 44th annual art show Sept. 28-30 at Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville. Competition is open to artists aged 18 and over in Darke County and the surrounding area.

Artists are invited to exhibit their original artwork as a professional or amateur in the following categories: drawing media, (graphite, charcoal, colored pencil, pen and ink), oil, acrylics (executed in the manner of oils), pastel, water media (transparent watercolor or aquatic medium), mixed media (two or more media applied or collage), miniatures (no more than 24 square inches. Must be framed) and three dimensional (pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, stained glass and art in the round or relief format. Seventy-five percent of the work must be done by the artist. No domestic arts.) Additional rules may be found on the show entry form. Entry forms and fees must be postmarked by Monday, Sept. 9 to Greenville Art Guild, PO Box 172, Greenville, Ohio 45331 and each artist is limited to three entries. Art may be delivered to the nature center on Sept. 25, 2-6 p.m.

The Guild is very excited to continue its tradition of holding a student art show at the nature center during the adult show. This show is for students age 5 to 18. Registration is required; call the numbers below for an entry form. There is no entry fee for students and prizes and ribbons will be awarded.

They are pleased to announce that Jane Dippold will be this year’s judge and juror. Jane loves to work in watercolor, colored pencil and some digital, as well as paper collage. She has created artwork for children’s books and magazines. She also creates hand painted paper collage of landscape, flowers and birds found in western Ohio. Jane says, “Beauty from the simple to the spectacular is everywhere. The weather and the skies change so quickly in Ohio that there is always something to inspire a new work of art.”

The awards presentation and reception will be Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. and the show will open to the public beginning with Prairie Days on Sept. 28 and ending on Sept. 30. All artwork must be picked up between 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 1.

For more information and/or an entry form, call or text Guild President Marilyn Banks at (937) 423-0630 or Show Advisor Carolyn Armstrong at (937) 526-4192.