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2013 / 2014 Season Series

Exhibition Proposal Form - Deadline July 1, 2014


Come curious and leave inspired with our remarkable art exhibitions. Our galleries feature continually changing exhibitions in an informal, family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the ~*CReaTioN STaTioN*~, where you can create and display art of your own. We also feature a student gallery, which allows budding artists of all ages to display their artwork. Admission is free! Our opening receptions include an hors d'oeuvres buffett, with wine and beer reception. Student musicians provide entertainment.

    Artworks are often available for purchase so that you can enliven your home or office with original works. For more information, "call for entries" or to be placed on our juried competition mailing lists, contact Cathy Mayhugh, Director of Exhibitions 513.863.8873 ext. 122 or cathy@fittoncenter.org.

   The schedule below details exhibitions that will be on view in The Anne Ruder Bever Galleries throughout the season. Click here to check out what's on view in our Student Gallery!

On View: June 29 - September 6, 2013
Reception: Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 6-8PM


3 Ohio Artists excavate what lies at the core of us.

Sculpture by Eric Ehrnschwender
Drawings by Craig Matis
Prints by Joseph M. Van Kerkhove

Eric Ehrnschwender’s playful and grave ceramic sculptures investigate the inner workings we use to cope, feel safe, and stay curious. (Hamilton)

Craig Matis’ series of 3D drawings, Autism: a Mexican Adventure, is a surrealistic narrative leading a father and son on a mystical dream journey. (Cleveland)

Joseph M. Van Kerkhove’s layered mixed media prints reveal, hide or subdue bits of a language that has many meanings. (Toledo)


SPONSOR: Penelope Hader Brooks Fund

On View: October 5 - December 6, 2013
Reception: Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 4-6PM


In brief moments, connections are made.

Photos by Robert Radin
Paintings by Frank Satogata
Watercolors by Greentree Studio Artists

Robert Radin’s majestic photos from global travels hold on to a world through which we are all simply passing. (Venice CA)

Frank Satogata searches for a personal mark in paintings that mix Japanese calligraphy with Abstract Expressionism. (Cincinnati)

A group of Greentree Studio Artists present watercolors on YUPO, a slick paper across which paint can glide.


SPONSORS: Lou and Sherry Armstead, Gerry Hammond


On View: January 10 - March 21, 2014
Reception: Friday, January 10, 2014 from 6-8PM

earth & sky

3 Ohio artists remain grounded while reaching for the mystery.

Sculptural installation by Rod Northcutt
Paintings by Leslye Sherman & Chun Arthur Wang

Paying homage to Wallace Steven’s poem, Rod Northcutt’s Tunnelworks: 13 Ways of Looking at a Groundhog allows visitors, wearing headlamps, to unite in the act of self-questioning as they explore a dark gallery full of movement, sound and treasure. (College Corner)

Leslye Sherman’s series of mixed media paintings, The Weight of Air, constructs a dialogue between stillness and flow or between the moment and its change. (Oxford)

Chun Arthur Wang’s paintings in The Other Side of the Earth are the artist’s personal recollection of rural China as a dreamy world of peace and contentment. (Columbus)


Art Accepted: Wednesday, March 26 from 11AM - 2PM
                     thursday, March 27 from 5PM - 7PM
                     Saturday, March 29 from 9AM - 12PM
On View: April 26 - June 14, 2014
Reception: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30PM before an 8PM Performance by Susan Werner

Fitton Center Member Showcase

Art, heirlooms and children's art by Fitton Center member families

This show highlights personal and family bonds that are expressed through art-making. Enjoy both historic and contemporary artworks and the stories behind them, as well as unique children’s art, submitted by our community of artists.


PRESENTING SPONSOR: Hamilton JournalNews
PREMIERE SPONSORS: Claire Fitton, Penelope Hader Brooks Fund
CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS: American Printing, Community Design Alliance, Miami University Hamilton, WAL-MART Stores



Enjoy Celebraing Self Lecture Series

About Our Galleries

The Anne Ruder Bever Galleries

Consisting of two main galleries, a reception lobby gallery and a corridor gallery on the second floor and a first floor lobby gallery, these rooms feature artists of regional to international acclaim. Hardwood floors and wood grid ceilings make these spaces rich and warm.

~*CReaTioN STaTioN*~
Kathleen Klink
Create your own art here and become part of each exhibition.
INSTALLATION SUPPORT: Artique Gallery of Fine Art and Custom Framing

Student Gallery

This wide first floor corridor connecting the pottery, visual arts and music studios is used to celebrate the results of Fitton Center classes, artwork made in area schools or community projects. This space features 10 - 15 gallery exhibitions annually.


Exhibition Receptions

The Fitton Center displays 4 temporary exhibitions per year. Each new exhibition is celebrated with an informal and family-friendly reception, normally scheduled within the first week that the show is open to the public. Exhibiting artists are often present at receptions so you can talk with them about their artwork. Receptions include wine, beer and catered hors d'oeuvres. All exhibition receptions are free and open to the public.



GALLERY GEEKS SPONSOR: Penelope Hader Brooks Fund
    - Bring your group in for a discussion about the art on display! Contact Cathy Mayhugh, Director of Exhibitions, at 513-863-8873 ext. 122 or cathy@fittoncenter.org for more information.


Propose an Exhibition

Deadline extended to July 1, 2014!

The deadline to propose an exhibition for the 2015-16 season has been extended to July 1, 2014! Click here to download the form (pdf). For more information, contact Cathy Mayhugh, Director of Exhibitions, at 513-863-8873 ext. 122 or cathy@fittoncenter.org.


The Fitton Center's Exhibitions Program appreciates the continuing support of Artique Gallery of Fine Art and Custom Framing in Middletown, Ohio, the Hamilton Community Foundation,  ArtsWave and the Ohio Arts Council. Volunteers from Miami University, Options Academy The Arts and the community assist with the management of the program.

Gallery Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am - noon
  • Sunday: Closed, except for special events