Upper Arlington News

Summer exhibit planned

Arts commission seeks 'Elusive Nature' entries


The Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission is seeking nature-themed art for an exhibit to be displayed at the city's Municipal Services Center this summer.

Artists from throughout central Ohio and beyond are invited to submit pieces for possible inclusion in the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Commission's "Elusive Nature" exhibit, to be displayed at in the Concourse Gallery at the Upper Arlington Municipal Services Center from July 1 to Aug. 20.

Entries currently are being accepted and art for the exhibit can be submitted for consideration through April 19.

Approximately 30 to 50 pieces will be selected by the commission's visual arts committee for inclusion in the gallery, which has 181 linear feet and 3,500 square feet in which to install two- and three-dimensional works of art.

"This is the first time we're doing this particular theme," said Lynette Santoro-Au, Upper Arlington Cultural Arts manager. "The visual arts commission wanted to explore the theme of nature and our relationship with nature.

"Any artists are eligible," she said. "Each artist will jury their work, so they'll submit one image of their work to be proposed for this exhibit."

Entries can be submitted via email to arts@uaoh.net or mailed to City of Upper Arlington, Cultural Arts Division, 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221.

Proposals must include the following:

* A digital image of work proposed. Digital format requirements: Baseline JPG, 960 pixels horizontal/ 960 pixels vertical, 300 dpi, image file size must be less than 1.8 MB.

* Image information, including title, medium, dimensions, and date completed.

* Contact information including: name, date, address, phone number, email, website, media.

* A resume, including a listing of previous exhibitions.

* An artist's statement and brief description of artwork.

Entrants also are asked to indicate if they are interested in providing gallery talks, lectures and/or workshops in conjunction with the exhibition. If so, they are asked to explain which types of activities they're interested in and what their involvement might be.

"Work can be in any media," Santoro-Au said. "We'll do publicity. The artists can determine whether or not a piece of work is for sale."

Additional information about the "Elusive Nature" exhibit is available at uaoh.net or by calling the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division at 614-583-5312.