73RD Ohio Annual Exhibition

About the 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 73rd year, this competitive, juried exhibition welcomed submissions from all Ohio artists, in all stages of their careers. In 2017, over one hundred and eighty artists vied for the opportunity to exhibit their work at the museum and earn the title Best in Show.

We would like to thank the Beaux Arts Club, the ZMA’s affiliate group, who presented the Mrs. Eunice Ballas Excellence in Fiber Arts Award. 

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.


This year our guest juror was Erin Shapiro, Springfield Museum of Art Curator (Springfield, Ohio), who selected this year’s participants and award recipients. 

73rd Ohio Annual Exhibition Award Recipients

Best in Show: Judy Takacs, Ephemera Collector, 2018, oil on linen with collage elements, on loan from the artist.

Painting Category Award Winner: Boryana Rusenova Ina, Hilltops, 2016, oil and acrylic on canvas, on loan from the artist.

Drawing, Prints, and Collage Category Award Winner: Whitney Sage, Family Room, from the 'Homesickness Series', 2017, ink on paper, on loan from the artist.

Sculpture Category Award Winner: Nicki Crock, Dream House, 2018, paper, on loan from the artist.

Ceramics Category Award Winner: Brian Zimerle, Trumpery Gewgaws, 2017, glazed ceramic, on loan from the artist.

Glass Category Award Winner: Lauren Fowler, Vitre Flora X3, 2018, glass, on loan from the artist.

Photography Category Award Winner: Robert Coomer, Last House, 2018, photograph on hand distressed steel, on loan from the artist.

Excellence in Fiber Arts Award Winner: Jane Evans, The Cellist in the Brewery, 2016, needle felted wool on felt, on loan from the artist.


Three Zanesville artists were accepted into this year's 73rd Ohio Annual.

Kallia Manika Miller, Golden Desert, 2018, Acrylic on leather with Tiger's Eye stone, on loan from the artist.

Jana Pryor, Melding:Memories, 2017, Digital Photograph, on loan from the artist.

John Taylor-Lehman, Flight Path, 2016, Beer caps and wood, on loan from the artist.