Open & Shut

Juried multimedia exhibit

Exhibit Dates: December 2–December 18
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm

As we approach the closing of the year and the opening of the next, it brings to mind all kinds of opening and closings, beginnings and endings: the sunrise at the opening of the day, the first pitch the first cast on baseball or fishing opening day, or something as simple as the opening of a window; or the sunset at the close of the day, the bar at closing time, or something as simple as a closed bud. Whether literal metaphorical, what are the openings or closings that have inspired you to capture in your art?

Congratulations to the Exhibit Award Winners

First Place – Scott Rhoades, The Olson Hallway
Second Place – Gene Suponski, Bennet School Days
Third Place – Maria Johnson, Cancelled Trip

Honorable Mentions –
Lynn Fisher, Legacy
Rebecca L. Keller, The Wood
Jill Morton, Evening Comes


Exhibits at Arts Center East are free and open to the public. We are grateful for the support from our community and visitors.

Thanks to our Jurors
Mary Beth Dowlin, Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati, President 2016 -2018
Carey Mack Weber, Frank and Clara Meditz Executive Director, Fairfield University Art Museum

Sponsored by

NAEK Construction Company, Inc.

The Susan Shimer Memorial Award