The Box Gallery

 

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 ARTISTS OF RUBBER CITY
27th Annual Juried Show

Black and White
February 24 – April 8, 2017

OPENING RECEPTION, Friday, March 3, 5-8 PM
Free and open to the public.

Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Exhibition is free and open to the public.

Artists of Rubber City’s 27th Annual Juried Show
with guest jurors, Kristin Rogers and Pits Brooks 

The BOX Gallery in downtown Akron is hosting the Artists of Rubber City’s 27th Annual Juried Show.  This years guest jurors consist of, Pita Brooks, associate director of admissions at Cleveland Institute of Art and Kristin Rogers, art education and communications manager at Progressive Insurance Corporate Art Department.

WRAP by Winnie Daulbaugh, First Place

WRAP by Winnie Daulbaugh, First Place

Together they chose 38 artworks of various media out of the 90 submissions.  They awarded cash prizes to first, second, and third place winners along with two honorable mentions.  The opening reception is Friday, March 3rd from 5-8 pm at the BOX Gallery.  The show will be on view until April 8, 2017. 

This year’s theme was Black and White and artists were encouraged to submit work that expressed what “black and white” means to them. Whether that is old-fashioned, cut-and-dry, or maybe even race relations. Their work could be as simple as your color palette or as complex as your worldview. This created a diverse selection of work for Rogers and Brooks to choose from. 

The first place prize was awarded to Winnie Daulbaugh, for her intaglio (photogravure) artwork titled WRAP, Robert Carpenter, took second place for his sculpture titled little diddy, and third place was awarded to Joseph Dick with his photograph Letting Off Steam.  Honorable mentions were given to John Sokol for his ink painting titled, Midnight in the Tall Grass and Steve Brightman for his work, When Babe Ruth was the White Josh Gibson

little diddy by Robert Carpenter, Second Place

little diddy by Robert Carpenter, Second Place

In addition to its regular hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 12-5 pm, the BOX Gallery will also be open on Mar. 4 and Apr. 1 from 5 – 9 pm for the Akron Artwalk.  Admission is to the BOX is FREE and open to the public. 

About Artists of Rubber City: In 1978, Artists of Rubber City (AoRC) was founded by a group of University of Akron art students looking for places to display their work and for a way to stay connected.  AoRC is a member-based visual arts nonprofit with the mission to advocate for contemporary artists and Ohio art.  The group promotes the appreciation and ownership of art created by contemporary artists as one facet of the rich culture to be found in Northeast Ohio.  Members have diverse backgrounds in visual art including painters, photographers, printmakers, fiber artists, ceramicists, media artists, graphic artists, sculptors, and jewelers. 

About the BOX Gallery: The BOX Gallery is an artist-run gallery owned by the Artists of Rubber City. It opened in October 2009, on the third floor of Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St. in Akron. Gallery exhibition proposals are open to the public and can be acquired at the gallery or at ArtistsofRubberCity.org.  Accepted artist and curator proposals have the opportunity to be featured in two exhibition spaces: the big box and the small box.  As a part of the AoRC mission to promote regional contemporary art and artists, membership is not a requirement for gallery shows or exhibitions. 

The BOX Gallery is FREE and open to the public during exhibitions on Friday and Saturday from 12-5 pm, during Friday art openings, and during the Akron Art Walk, the first Saturday of each month from 5 – 9 pm.  

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Summit Artspace Location
140 East Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: 330-376-8480

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