FRESH 2019 Art Exhibition show image

FRESH 2019 has feshest local art! Here are the winners

Back for its 15th year at Summit Artspace on East Market, FRESH 2019 opened Jan. 11 with the most inventive works by local artists from Northeast Ohio.

The show launched with a free artist reception on Friday, Jan. 11, in the main gallery at Summit Artspace on East Market, 140 East Market St., Akron. The exhibition which runs until Feb. 16 is free and open to the public.

Judi Krew of Canton took first place with her piece, The School Shootings School Bus Cape. a 1960’s-style cape that makes a statement about school shootings in America. Watch a video where Judi talks about the piece at our YouTube Channel.

The School Shootings School Bus Cape by Judi Krew, First Place

The School Shootings School Bus Cape by Judi Krew, First Place

The School Shootings School Bus Cape by Judi Krew, First PlaceWith a reputation for celebrating new perspectives, FRESH challenges regional artists to take their art in new directions.  Art that will be accepted as part of this annual exhibition will be innovative and challenge us to view the world through a new lens. The works will feature novel styles, original thinking and demonstrate a high level of skill in the artist’s chosen 2D or 3D media.

Juror Amy Mothersbaugh, an artist and art entrepreneur from Cuyahoga Falls, will announced the winners of the juried show and talked about the works. More than 150 works were submitted.

FRESH Juror Amy Mothersbaugh

FRESH Juror Amy Mothersbaugh

With a reputation for celebrating new perspectives, FRESH challenges regional artists to take their art in new directions.  Art that will be accepted as part of this annual exhibition will be innovative and challenge us to view the world through a new lens. The works will feature novel styles, original thinking and demonstrate a high level of skill in the artist’s chosen 2D or 3D media.

FRESH artists will gather for a panel discussion led by Mothersbaugh on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 7-8 p.m. in the main gallery surrounded by the artwork. The event is free. Reserve your seat here: https://bit.ly/2LpQP9e.

The show image features a work from FRESH 2018 entitled Perfect Vision by Akron artist Stephen Goold. The piece is acrylic and latex paint on hardboard tiles.

Summit Artspace’s main gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays, noon to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. Additional hours include 4-7 p.m. during 3rd Thursday on Jan. 17 and the Feb. 2 Artwalk, 5-9 p.m.

FRESH 2019 WINNERS

The School Shootings School Bus Cape by Judi Krew, First Place

The School Shootings School Bus Cape by Judi Krew, First Place

 

Dick's Picnic by David King, Second Place

Dick’s Picnic by David King, Second Place

 

Maasai Toddler by Susan Yingling, Third Place

Maasai Toddler by Susan Yingling, Third Place

 

play with me by Gwen Waight

play with me by Gwen Waight

 

Everyone's A Target of Something by Kenn Hetzel, Honorable Mention, detail

Everyone’s A Target of Something by Kenn Hetzel, Honorable Mention

 

Quiet by Amanda Kidd, Honorable Mention

Quiet by Amanda Kidd, Honorable Mention

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