Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ohio State Fair Fashion Expo


The Fashion Expo has been moved to the air conditioned Rhodes Center located near the main Cardinal Gate entrance. The Show will start at 6:30pm!

Image from 2010 Ohio State Fair Fashion Expo

Central Ohio Woodturners

Woodturner creates an egg shape out of a solid piece of wood. They will be here all day 10am til 4pm.

Today's Entertainment at the Cox Fine Arts Center...

Sunday, July 31

10 am – 4 pm Central Ohio Woodturners

11 am - Noon Guided Exhibition Award Tour (Meet at north entrance)

3 pm - 4 pm Guided Exhibition Award Tour (Meet at north entrance)

6 pm - 7 pm Ohio State Fair Fashion Expo (6:30 -7:30pm MOVED to Rhodes Center Auditorium!!!)

7 pm - 9 pm Mixed Bag with The Recreational Folk Dancers of Columbus (Gallery)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Project-A-Bug @ the Fair

Blue Level LIVE!

Today's Entertainment at the Cox Fine Arts Center...

Saturday, July 30

11 am Guided Exhibition Award Tour (Meet at north entrance)

Noon The Wexner Center for the Arts Presents 2011 Ohio Short Film and Video Showcase, Youth Division

2 pm Blue Level (Gallery)

3 pm Guided Exhibition Award Tour (Meet at north entrance)

4 pm Brian Griffin (Patio)

6 pm The Wexner Center for the Arts Presents 2011 Ohio Short Film and Video Showcase, Youth Division

Friday, July 29, 2011

2010 Kid's Tour-n-More Bottle Cap Mural Project

Thank you to all the Fair participants last year who helped create this wonderful mural located outside of east door to the Cox Fine Arts Center. Come check it out!

"ROLL IN THE HAY" Contest Winner's

1st Place Melissa Vogley Woods - "The Big Catch!"

2nd Place Micheal Mascoto - Comical Tragedy

3rd Place Grace Summanen - Untitled (Hay Fizz)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today's Entertainment at the Cox Fine Arts Center...

Friday, July 29

3 pm Meet President Lincoln

6:30 pm El Ritmo Flamenco Dance Ensemble (Gallery)

7:00pm Scaryonettes at the Fair

Today's Entertainment at the Cox Fine Arts Center...

Thursday, July 28

3 pm Meet President Lincoln

4 pm -5pm Prussia Valley Dulcimers (Patio)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

2011 Award Listing

Professional Awards:

Best of Show $2,000

“Bah Bah Black Sheep” Undine Brod

2nd Best of Show $1,400

"The Price of Greatness is Responsibility" Andrew Ina

3rd Best of Show $1,000

“Cousin Duane” Barbara Vogel

Juror’s Choice Award ($500 each)

“Watershed” Catherine Smith Bell

“Watering the Lawn” Kevin Buckland

“Apple” Francis Schanberger

Amateur Awards:

Best of Show $1,000

“Squirt” Isaac Smith

2nd Best of Show $400

“Fearless?” Sarah Ferguson

3rd Best of Show $200

“The Smokey Lava Lamp” Kevin Benson

Juror’s Choice Awards (Three - $500 each)

“Red, the Bull (Memory Painting)” Jules Garel

“Practice” Tom Hart

“Chairs” Karrie Carlyle

Ohio Arts Council (OAC):

Ten Professional Awards ($300 each)

“Conneaut Cycle-Blue Streak” Carol Griffith

“Arrangementin Rust & Ochre Homage to Whistler’s Mother” Susanne Dotson

“Grapes” Jose Luis Quinones

“Waiting” Frederick Fochtman

“Feeding the Deer” Lori Kella

“Dark Table” Jeffery Owen

“Relics” Melissa Vogley Woods

“Baby-Rat” Julie Byrne

“Olentangy 1” Georgie Cline

“Entia per Aggregatum” Nikos Rutkowski

Two Amateur Awards ($250 each)

“The Tinkerer” Owen Simonson

“Watch the Road” Beverly Darwin

One People’s Choice Award $ 500


Purchase Award $750

“Magical Evening” Morris Jackson

Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC):

Two Professional Awards ($125 each)

“Olentangy 1” Georgie Cline

“Neighborhood Gone” Melissa Vogley Woods

Two Amateur Awards ($125 each)

“2 Minutes” April Hernandez

“Metropolis” Elizabeth Nelson

City of Upper Arlington Award $100

“Delilah Defeats Her Demons” Elizabeth Chrisman

McConnell Arts Center ($250 each)

“Surf Vessel” Kevin Keiser

“Evening Glow” Paul Kramer

Arts Council Lake Erie West Award $ 100

“Memory of Purpose” Sarah Ockuly

New Albany Arts Council Award $ 100

“Out of the Forest“ Elaine Freeman

Southern Hills Arts Council

“Lime Tree Farm” Kit Dailey


Ohio Quarter Horse Association, Inc.:

Professional Award $ 200 “American Flags Diptych” Art Beery

Amateur Award $ 100 "Glenford Summer Dawn" Craig Wales

Roll in the Hay Contest Awards

1st Place $ 300 – Melissa Vogley Woods

2nd Place $ 200 – Michael Mascoto

3rd Place $ 100 – Grace Summanen

Westbridge Camera Club - Two Amateur Photography Awards

Color $100 -“Moonshine Under Peir” Jim Snyders

Black and White $100 -“Kaylea” Karrie Carlyle

Harrison House Bed and Breakfast Award $ 150

“Corwin Nixon Covered Bridge” Aaron Skapik

Hazen-Taft Award $ 100

“Waiting” Frederick Fochtman

William J. & Sheila Riat Award $ 100

“Garden of the Misbegotten” Paula Nees

The Collage of Women Artists Award $ 100

"Tree Peony" Rebecca Taft

Short Film Awards

(Thank you to our jurors Susan Halpern and Chad Dull)

Juror’s Short Film Awards

Best of Show $1,000 - “HOMEless”Andrew Ina

2nd Best of Show $300 - “1926/1950/1984” Corey Aumiller

3rd Best of Show $200 - “HOPE”Beijing Charlie

Juror’s Choice Awards ($100 each)

"Lamentations" Nicolette Swift

“Letters from Frank” Joanne Caputo

"Ink" Amanda H. Cook

Greater Columbus Arts Council ($250 each)

"Walls"Corey Aumiller

“Cycles of Overuse” Matt Swift

Ohio Quarter Horse Association, Inc. $100

“Do-Re-Mi-O-H!” Steven Carmona

Monday, July 11, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS to all the following Filmmakers accepted into the 2011 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition!



Brandon Antczak- “Birds of Ohio Vol. 2 Issue 2”

Corey Aumiller- “1926/1950/1984”

Corey Aumiller- “Walls”

Steven Carmona- “Unwanted Memories”

Steven Carmona- “Do-Re-Mi-O-H!”

Joanne Caputo- “Letters from Frank”

Beijing Charlie- “HOPE”

Amanda H. Cook- “Ink”

Amanda H. Cook- “Self-Portrait as Marlon Brando”

Eric Homan- “Columbus Lights”

Eric Homan- “Life on Uncle Howard’s Farm”

Andrew Ina- “HOMEless”

Michael Loderstedt- “Winter’s Woodpeckers”

Brandi Mays- “Carriage House Farm”

Michael R Siculan- “Scaryonettes”

Nicolette Swift- “Lamentation”

Nicolette Swift- “Can”

Matt Swift- “Cycles of Overuse”

Matt Swift- “Scenic View”

Acceptance letters are in the mail, along with an invitation to the Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony. All awards will be announced at the reception Tuesday July 26, 2011 6pm to 8pm.