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Hamilton Current Artist Spotlight Pt. 10

The 50th Hamilton Current regional art competition is a big - we mean a REALLY BIG - deal. Artworks from this year’s selected artists will be projected in wall-scale images on the Fitton Center’s exterior in an exciting new week-long outdoor digital presentation May 28 - June 4, 8:00pm - midnight. We'll also be featuring groups of artworks weekly here on the blog leading up to and during the exhibition!

Artworks chosen for Cash Awards and Honorable Mention Awards by judges will be physically installed in the ground floor Monument Gallery at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave, Hamilton OH and on view May 28 – July 9. Fitton Center galleries are free and open to the public starting June 1. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00am – 2:00pm.


Madison Rumschik

Hamilton Ohio

Ms. Denise Crew

18 x 23

oil pastel, ink and paint markers, mechanical pencil, and ballpoint pen



Tari Sasser

Liberty Township Ohio

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instagram: tari4art

1. Just a Dream


Acrylic paint, china marker, pencil, colored pencil, acrylic marker

2. Over the Transom


Acrylic Paint, china marker, assorted paper collage, acrylic marker, spray paint


Jamie Schorsch

Cincinnati Ohio

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instagram: jmeschorsch


9 x 15.5 inches

On Bristol Board, Collaged images of maps were embedded in the background on which images of the birds were rendered. Prismacolor pencil, alcohol marker, acrylic paint, and archival ink were utilized to render the image. Birds were rendered on vellum with archival ink and collaged onto the image. Stenciling tools were employed for the addition of numerical elements with varying sizes of archival ink pens to create the illusion of space.


Marianne Schulz

West Chester Ohio

1. A Touch of Nostalgia

16 x 9

Phone booths at Kentuck Knob in Pennsylvania

2. Lemon Fizz

11 x 14

Lemon placed in seltzer

3. Trillium in Bloom

11 x 14

Spring trillium at Bulls Run in Middletown

All: digital photography with post-processing software


Neil Simak

College Corner Ohio

instagram: @neilsimakceramics

Large bud Vase

19" X 7 1/2" X 7 1/2"

Porcelain, Soda fired to cone 11



Billy Simms

Hamilton Ohio

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instagram: billysimmsartist

Portrait of Vincent Jones (from Craftowne: The 7th Hole)

13" x 23"

Lino cut print on fabric with day glo ink

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