Fresh Art 2011: 7th Annual Juried Show

Fresh Art/Current Affairs Features New Art on Today’s Issues

Summit Artspace Gallery has once again challenged area artists to flex their creative muscles to make art featuring novel styles, new directions and unusual materials for its seventh annual Fresh Art exhibition.  This popular juried show is even more exciting this year with its new theme highlighting current affairs.  Artists were asked to deal with today’s public issues in their works – local, national, international, social, environmental, political, informative, controversial or poignant.

“The challenge is to stimulate civil public discourse in highly creative ways,” said gallery coordinator Joan Colbert.

Summa Foundation is the sponsor of three top prizes of $500, $300 and $200.  Winners will be announced at a special public reception at Summit Artspace Gallery on March 11 from 5 to 7 pm.

This exhibition includes unique wall hangings and sculpture in a wide variety of media created by emerging young artists and established art professionals.  Guest  judges, Arnold Tunstall and Susan Yingling, select from submissions the works to be included in the exhibition and the prize winners.

Tunstall is Collections Manager and Registrar at the Akron Art Museum.  He has worked for the museum in curatorial positions since 1985, also serves on the board of directors at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland.  He holds a BFA from the University of Akron in graphic design/photography and a MFA in photography from Ohio University.  Tunstall has taught at the UA Myers School of Art and continues to exhibit his own photographs and prints throughout the region.

Yingling is a visual arts teacher at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts in Akron.  Winner of an Arts Alive! Award for Outstanding Arts Educator, Yingling currently co-chairs the Northeast/Central Ohio Scholastic Art Affiliate.  She also served as a 2010 presenter for Playhouse Square Fall for the Arts workshops in Cleveland and judge for Art in the Park in Akron.  In addition to drawing and painting, Yingling works in assemblage and polymer clay.

Free Summit Artspace Events
Meet-the-Artists Reception
Friday, March 11, 5 pm-7 pm

Saturday, April 5, 5 pm-9 pm

Sunday Sampler
Sunday, April 6, 12 pm-5 pm

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