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.
facebook: Michele Lea
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.
21 x 25
18 x 18
Both: Digital photograph, post-processed using Lightroom and Photoshop.
facebook: MELISSA Lucid
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.
Weavers Cloth, 71F Pellon, DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss, Czech Silvered Pressed Glass Beads, Japanese Silvered Glass Beads, Commercial Quilting Fabrics, Punch Needle Embroidery, Hand Beading, Hand Stitching
Weavers Cloth, 71F Pellon, DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss, Chinese, Czech, and Japanese Gilded and/or Silvered Glass Beads, Czech PressedGlass Leaf Beads, Commercial Quilting Fabrics, Punch Needle Embroidery, Hand Beading, Hand stitching
3. Mid-Century Chandelier
Weavers Cloth, 71F Pellon, DMC Cotton Embroidery Floss, DMC Metallic Embroidery Floss, Czech Glass Pressed Glass Beads, Hematite Beads, Japanese Silvered Glass Beads, Commercial Quilting Fabrics, Punch Needle Embroidery, Hand Beading, Hand Stitching
All: 19 3/4" x 19 3/4" x 2"
War and Hops
16 x 24
Acrylic on Canvas, I draw with my imagination and then I bring it to life with acrylic paints.
facebook: Susan Milinkovich
1. Holly River Cascade
Image was taken with a Canon 5-D Mark III camera with a 24-105 mm lens., Image is printed on Ilford Galleria Smooth Pearl paper.
2. Twin Portraits
Photographed with a Canon 5-D Mark III camera with a 100 mm macro lens.
Settings were ISO 100, f/13, 6.0 seconds., Image is printed on Ilford Galleria Smooth Pearl paper.
Both: 16 x 20"