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FRESH 2019 Juried Art Exibition

Back for its 15th year at Summit Artspace on East Market, “FRESH 2019” runs until Feb. 16 with the most inventive works by local artists from Northeast Ohio. See the winners.


With a reputation for celebrating new perspectives, “FRESH” challenges regional artists to take their art in new directions. Art that is accepted as part of this annual exhibition is innovative and challenges us to view the world through a new lens. The works feature novel styles, original thinking and demonstrate a high level of skill in the artist’s chosen 2D or 3D media. More than 150 works were submitted.

Summit Artspace on East Market is located at 140 East Market St., Akron. The exhibition is free and open to the public.


Juror Amy Mothersbaugh is an artist and art entrepreneur from Cuyahoga Falls. She is well known for her work and her gallery Studio 2019 in the Falls. Amy is a co-founder at Akron Soul Train, an art educator at Mobile Art Classes for Everyone and works on projects including murals with local organizations like the Akron Zoo.

FRESH Juror Amy Mothersbaugh
FRESH Juror Amy Mothersbaugh

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.

Summit Artspace is a non-profit community art center organization that provides studio, exhibit and programming spaces in Summit County and the surrounding area for local artists and arts organizations; and is a center for art education open to all residents. Contact Summit Artspace at 330-376-8480. On the Web at www.summitartspace.org. Find us on Facebook, on Twitter @AkronAreaArts, Instagram and Snapchat.


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