Butler sets deadline for Area Artists Annual entries

Aug. 26 is the deadline for entries for the 83rd Area Artist Annual exhibition at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown.

The exhibition is open to artists who live in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties in Ohio and Mercer and Lawrence counties in Pennsylvania. Works in all media are eligible, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics and sculpture. All work must be the original work of the artist completed within the past two years and must not have been included in earlier Butler exhibitions.

This year’s juror is Diane Schaffstein, co-gallery director and head appraiser with The Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland.

Entries must be postmarked no later than Aug. 26. Entry forms with additional information can be downloaded at butler

art.com or can be requested by contacting exhibit organizer Jean Shreffler at library@butlerart.com or calling 330-743-1107, Ext. 1312.

The Area Artists Annual will open Oct. 23 with a reception for the artists and Butler members from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Butler, 524 Wick Ave., and will be on display through Nov. 13.


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