The Ohio State Fair is still open through this Sunday, August 7th! If you have never attended or haven't been there yet this year, it is a must-do! Not only from the copious offerings of fried food items, but the people-watching, animal judging and art!
I was fortunate to have one of my fabric collages accepted into this year's juried Fine Arts Exhibition and had fun attending the opening! I was equally excited to run into friends that also had their work accepted in this year's show. Very exciting when you consider 450 artists submitted 1,500 pieces of art for acceptance!
There was a wide array of work to admire, from jewelry, ceramics, to sculpture, paintings and wood block prints (and more). The exhibition is housed in the Cox Fine Arts Building and sits on the south end of the Fair, closer to 11th Avenue.
The piece I had accepted is entitled, Red Hush, and is a fabric collage made of a base of commercial cotton selvedges, pieces and parts of vintage rice, flour and sugar bags, which I machine and hand stitched. It is framed in clear acrylic, floating so the raw edges show!
This is a great opportunity for you art lovers and collectors to find works from Ohio artisans, so be sure to visit the fair before it closes. Come with sunscreen, comfy shoes! Come hungry for carnival food, fun... and art!!