Hamilton Current Artist Spotlight Pt. 8

Updated: Jun 1, 2021

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.

Galleries Procedures and Protocols

Michele Lea

Oxford Ohio

facebook: Michele Lea

instagram: reflectionsofone


70" x 52.5"

Hand dyed, batiks, and commercial fabric, machined pieced, appliqued, embroidered, couching, heavy hand beading, polymer clay cabochons and buttons, chunks of turquoise, agate, and various yarns/threads, I created my own fabric by machine piecing and appliqueing hand-dyed fabric, batiks, commercial, and Guatemalan fabric together and then I cut out circles for the moons and created the background fabric by the same method. I did extensive hand beading and adhering chunks of turquoise and picture agate with beads. This quilt was inspired by photos I took in Escalante, Utah and images viewed through the Oculus Quest-virtual reality system of outer space and our moons.

Rick Lingo

Cincinnati Ohio

1. Caulk

21 x 25

2. Regression

18 x 18


Both: Digital photograph, post-processed using Lightroom and Photoshop.

Melissa LUCID

Hamilton Ohio

facebook: MELISSA Lucid

instagram: mel_artwork_


24 x 36

Inks, acrylics, oil pastels, Starting with a poem written underneath the layers of color...this piece tells the story of my grandmother raised in the deep south defeating poverty, tying together my own mother and daughters in feminity - overcoming all odds.