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70th Ohio Annual Exhibition
October 11 , 2014 - January 3, 2015


Fred Fochtman - Conesville Snow
Best in Show, 2013

The Ohio Annual is a competitive, juried exhibition open to all Ohio artists. It was formerly the Zanesville Museum of Art's May Show, and has expanded from a regional show to state-wide. The Museum's mission for contemporary art exhibitions is to promote and present the high quality works created by Ohio artists and craftspersons. The Ohio Annual is an opportunity to exhibit in the context of far-ranging media and themes. there are cash awards, including a $750 Best-of-Show Award. This year, the 2014 Juror will be Edward Pauley, Director of the Kennedy Museum of Art.

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Arts of Ohio Galleries

Opens December 7, 2013


Paul Patton - Buttoning Down for Winter
Acrylic on board 1989

In the new Arts of Ohio Galleries at the Zanesville Museum of Art, paintings, sculpture, original photographs, ceramics, glass, and prints will be exhibited for their artistic merit and will also be chosen to illuminate the history and culture of Ohio. Visitors will enjoy unique and masterful works from the collection as well as learn to read art for historical information. Visitors will also learn to connect and compare the works of art with the Ohio history they learned in school from their instructors and from textbooks.

The Arts of Ohio begins with some of the earliest works in the Zanesville Museum of Art's collection, including early 19th century glass, paintings, and pottery. Then, visitors will travel through time to present day, capturing major forces, influencers and contributors to the fascinating and complex history of Ohio and its artists. Imagery includes the American Civil War, growth and prosperity of the Industrial Revolution, new developments in propaganda during World War I, the Roaring Twenties immediately followed by the Great Depression, and how World War II ended the Great Depression. This exhibition looks at the great changes in since the 1950s, and how industry, social, and artistic climates have changed.



Art Quilt Network: Without a Word

May 3th – July 24, 2014
Reception: May 3, 2014


Judith Vierow, Open Door on a Tabletop

This exhibit explores the abilities of textile arts to communicate without the use of words. "Without a Word," will feature about 35 quilts by professional artist members of the Art Quilt Network, a U.S./Canada organization founded in Ohio in 1986 by pioneering quilt artist Nancy Crow.

Many AQN members are recipients of state and national awards and grants and have exhibited in Europe, Asian, and Australia, as well as the United States. "Without a Word" will include works by artists who reside in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oregon, and Virginia.


Monumental Achievements:
Weller Pottery and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904

July 6 - October 11, 2014



This exhibition features five monumental floor vases made by Weller Pottery, (Zanesville, Ohio) for the Louisiana Purchase Exposition of 1904. Considered a stunning accomplishment of the arts and crafts movement, these five pieces were heralded for their technical craftsmanship.

Highlighting master ceramists Ernest Chaplet, Auguste Delaherche, Jean Carriès, and Frank Ferrell, this exhibition runs from July 6, 2014 through October 11, 2014 in the Zanesville Museum of Art's third floor Golden Gallery.








The Zanesville Museum of Art is located at 620 Military Road. The hours of operation are Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 PM, Thursday 10:00 - 7:30 PM. Closed Sunday - Tuesday. For more information call (740) 452-0741.


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