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.
1. Electronic components collage
24"h x 36"w x 2"d
Wood frame, with masonite covered with paper and painted, Electronic components, wire and portions of printed cuircit boards, Panel covered with wrinkled paper then painted. Numerous circuit boards were selected for color, shape, size and interesing components Then cut and finished as needed. Components were then arranged and glued to surface. Wire cable added for additional interest.
2. Wood Turned Totem
34" x 11" dia
Various woods, Acrylic paint, Printed circuit board pieces, 4 separate pieces of wood, each hand turned and hollowed on a lathe. Pieces painted individually and then stacked (not fastened) to form the totem. Colors and design chosen strictly for aesthetic appeal.
R. A. Gray
1. Performers' Hands #7
8" x 10"
2. Performers' Hands #9
12" x 12"
Both drawn from my own source photograph for an on-going series of local musician performers' hands.
Mark Hanavan and Paul Loehle
Middletown and Cincinnati Ohio
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The Hunt 3/7
68" x 40" x 5"
Oil on panel, extruded polystyrene foam, house paint, spray paint, gold glitter string, plaster, wood and rubber, This is one piece from a recent collaboration between Mark Hanavan and Paul Loehle. The entire project consist of seven works in total. The painted imagery was done with traditional oil painting techniques by Paul and the 3D elements such as the frame, statuary and low relief carvings were completed by Mark. All of the sculpted elements are original works; although, mark made molds and cast plaster to repeat elements throughout the project.
11 x 14
Drawing and erasing graphite on mylar paper.
facebook: Michael Hensley
30 x 24
acrylic on canvas, each color block in mixed individually and then applied to canvas
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Handmade paper clay, handmade ceramic objects, natural objects, Handmade paper clay (made with recycled materials) overlaid onto armature. Hand sculpted ceramic face attached to armature, objects embedded into paper clay.
2. Internal Predator
Handmade paper clay, hand sculpted ceramic, natural objects, Handmade paper clay (made with recycled materials) overlaid onto armature. Hand sculpted ceramic and natural objects incorporated and embedded into paper clay.