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Hamilton Current Artist Spotlight Pt. 9

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.


ChengLun Na

Cincinnati Ohio


Clouds Over Frozen Lake

11x14; 16x20 framed


14x11; 20x16 framed

Both: Digital photo print, Digital color photo converted into black and white by photoshop


Isabelle Pope

Cincinnati Ohio

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instagram: isabellepopemedia

1. Now I See You

18x12 inches

This self portrait was taken in my living room when I saw the evening sun creep in through the cracked kitchen door. Aperture: 3.6, Shutter 1/125, ISO 320, Focal length: 32.9mm. Shot on a FujiFilm XT3 18-55mm f/2.8-4.

2. Where He Met Me

36x24 inches

This image was taken in the backseat of my roommate's car when it started raining. She was driving, and I was snapping photographs. As soon as I took this image I whispered under my breath, "I think this is the greatest photograph I have ever taken." Aperture: 2.8, Shutter 1/125, ISO 3200

Both: This image was taken on a Fujifilm XT3 and edited within Adobe Bridge and Photoshop., My photography practice consists of me always having my camera nearby ready to create an image the moment the opportunity presents itself


Priya Rama

Mason Ohio



1. A Glimpse...And Sparks Fly

24"h x 36"w

2. Lavish Grace

20"h x 20"w

Both: Acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas, I paint the hyperchromatic imagery I see inside my head during chronic migraines. An abstract expressionist, with a spontaneous and personal mark-making, I translate my experience into layered works rich in color, texture, and movement. Through a meditative process, my works explore dualities of pain/beauty, conscious/unconscious states, spontaneity/deliberate placement, translucency/opacity, and contemplation/assertion.


Dave Rickerd

Springdale Ohio


instagram: @rickerdART


22 x 24



Alayna Rivera

Liberty Township Ohio

Finally! Boys


Linocut print


Kate Rowekamp

Cincinnati Ohio

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instagram: k8rowekamp

1. Man with Hat

3" x 2.5" x 2"

Paper clay and acrylic gouache with ribbon, Hand-sculpted, sanded, gessoed, airbrushed, hand-painted details, and sealed with a clear semi-gloss coat.

2. Space Hair

3.25" x 2.25" x 2"

Paper clay and acrylic gouache with rhinestone embellishments., Hand-sculpted, sanded, gessoed, airbrushed, hand-painted details, and sealed with a clear semi-gloss coat.


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