FAIRBORN — B-W Greenway and the Fairborn Art Association have announced award winners for the Landscape2017 Juried Art Exhibition.
Shirlee Bauer, “Golden Springs Fields,” took first place; Susie King, “Wetlands 2,” earned second place; while Abigail Little, “Mad Maple” received third place.
Nine artists received ribbons, or honorable mention, including Anita Wilson, Kim Ceccarelli, Elizabeth Beecher, Rhonda Sloan, Patricia Dunker, Ed Lehman, Shari Little, Diana Hoke and Jim Little
Since 2010, B-W Greenway and the Fairborn Art Association have sponsored a juried art exhibition to heighten public awareness of local greenspaces, the need to preserve them as well as to foster an interest in nature through art. Each year, a different location within the greenway is selected for the artists to develop their artwork. The 2017 locations were the Estel Wenrick Wetlands and the Mad River Entrance in Clark County.
This year, the competition attracted 27 artists and 64 pieces of artwork. The judge for Landscape2017 was Jean Koeller, who teaches painting at Stivers School for the Arts.
“It’s always great to see everyone’s approach and love of the landscape genre that is very important to me,” Koeller said.
The Fairborn Art Association Gallery, 221 North Central Avenue, will be open 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 23 for the public to enjoy the many pieces of art. For information, visit: www.bwgreenway.org.
Story courtesy of the B-W Greenway Community Land Trust.