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2014 / 2015 Season Series

Propose an Exhibition!
Deadline July 1
Download the form here.

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!

SEASON BEVERAGE SPONSOR: G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.
CReaTioN STaTioN SPONSORS: Jeff and Ellen Pohlman

On View: August 9 - February 20
Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015    5 - 7pm

in the wind:
an installation by Margi Weir

In window designs referencing ecology, the artist creates compositions that suggest tapestries. This stacking of unranked layers of mirrored imagery is a visual metaphor for the way bits of information are thrown at us daily, with only occasional "in depth coverage" (Detroit, Michigan).

(Please check in with us, as this installation may be delayed due to construction.) 


On View: October 18 - December 5, 2014
Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014   5:30 - 7:30pm
before an 8pm performance by the Floorwalkers            


Four innovative artists weave, print, dye and stitch their way to strong color and essential textures.

The evolution of Dorothy McGuinness' painted paper woven forms is built on taking risks, avoiding the "known" in a world of basketry. (Everett, Washington)

Colorful and lavishly textured, Christine Sauer's stitched and beaded dimensional works are an imaginative response to a love of the complexity found in nature and to the celebratory energy of her city. (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Taking the leap into experiments with vibrant pattern, Maria Shell's newest Color Grid art quits dance boldly on the wall. (Anchorage, Alaska)

In wall works ranging from intimate to large in scale, Jonpaul Smith disassembles hand-printed and found papers, then weaves them into brilliant intricate constructions. (Cincinnati, Ohio)

*dates may shift slightly due to construction activity


On View: January 10 - February 20, 2015
Reception: Saturday, January 10, 2015   5 - 7pm


In painting, installation art, woven sculpture and drawing, four artists explore dwellings, the bones of regional culture and what we value as a society.

In a painted and sculptural installation, Matthew L. Litteken provides an ironic sense of the sublime as related to the dry motif of U.S. currency, while raising issues of artistry, value and pictorial worth. (Hamilton, Ohio)

Expanding Appalachian ribbed basket techniques, Elizabeth Runyon's woven forms include a suspended community of dwellings that seem to wait for residents to return. (Oxford, Ohio)

Working from imagination and a close connection between mark and thought, Christopher Troutman creates large-scale charcoal drawings based on memories of homes in the U.S. and Japan. (Beaumont, Texas)

In her large elegant ink and wash drawings, Margi Weir depicts the mains of buildings that were once signifiers of culture. (Detroit, Michigan)


On View: March 28 - May 15, 2015
Reception: Saturday, March 28, 2015   5 - 7pm
47th greater hamilton art exhibition

Local talent, experienced judges and stiff competition promise an exciting display of multi-media art and fine craft by artists living within 50 miles of Hamilton.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Fort Hamilton Hospital, part of the Kettering Health Network; Somerville National Bank
CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS: Butler Tech, Miami University Hamilton, Noonan's Party Supplies, WAL-MART Stores

On View: June 13 - July 31, 2015

Reception: Saturday, June 13, 2015   5 - 7pm


Through painting, photography, sculpture and dimensional silk, works by four artists reveal the advantage of adaptation and realms on the brink of danger. 

Paula Baumann's intricate hand-dyed dimensional silk forms translate an appreciation for the subtlety andfragility of nature. (Hamilton, Ohio)

Sculptures by Nathaniel A. Foley hint at both majestic and destructive qualities of the machinery of flight. (Findlay, Ohio)

Robin Dru Germany's large mesmerizing photographic prints reveal life on either side of the line between water and land. (Slaton, Texas)

Michelle Podgorski's large botanical watercolor paintings focus on the constant cycle and adaptations that occur in nature despite human interference and sometimes because of it. (Lowell, North Carolina)

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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.

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.

The Miami Hamilton Student Exhibition
March 28 - April 18, 2015
Free public reception:Saturday, March 28 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.


Exhibition Receptions

The Fitton Center displays 5 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.

SEASON BEVERAGE SPONSOR: G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc.

CReaTioN STaTioN SPONSORS: Jeff and Ellen Pohlman




  - 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 July 1, 2015!

Propose an exhibition for the 2016-17 season! 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