72nd Ohio Annual Exhibition
The Ohio Annual Exhibition celebrates the Zanesville Museum of Art’s commitment to discovering, encouraging, and recognizing Ohio’s finest artists and artisans. In its 72nd year, this competitive, juried exhibition welcomes submissions from all Ohio artists, in all stages of their careers. In 2015, over one hundred artists vied for the opportunity to exhibit their work at the museum and earn the title Best in Show.
This year we are honored to have distinguished guest juror, Betty Talbott, the Director of the Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio, select this year’s participants and award a $1,000 prize for Best in Show. The museum would like to thank the Beaux Arts Club, the ZMA’s affiliate group, who will present the Excellence in Fiber Arts award and a $250 prize to one outstanding quilt-maker, textile, or fiber artist. The museum will also recognize and present $100 awards in 1-Painting, 2-Drawing, Prints, and Collage, 3-Sculpture, 4-Jewelry and Functional Metalwork, 5-Ceramics, 6-Glass, 7-Photography.
Each year we look forward to presenting a stylistically and thematically diverse exhibition that captures the essence of Ohio’s vibrant visual arts scene. The people, places, and customs found in each unique region of the Buckeye State inspire its artists, and the ZMA is in the fortunate position of recognizing and fostering this creativity. We look forward to your submission and we will see you at the exhibition opening Thursday, June 16.
The ZMA’s Executive Director and 72nd Ohio Annual Exhibition juror, Betty Talbott, presented the cash prizes and awards during the exhibition opening Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 7 pm.
Best of Show
Excellence in Fiber Arts
Works on Paper
Jewelry and Functional Metalwork
Video courtesy WHIZ Zanesville, Ohio, June 16, 2016