A MIDYEAR’S ART SHOW AT THE BUTLER
By GUY D’ASTOLFO
The Butler Institute of American Art’s 77th annual National Midyear Show opens Sunday with an artists reception from 1 to 3 p.m. and an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. The event is free, but reservations are required. Call 330-743-1107, ext. 210, to reserve.
The winners will be revealed Sunday.
The jurors for this year’s exhibition were North Carolina Gallery owner Jerald Melberg and Pennsylvania painter Thomas G. McNickle.
This year, 835 items were entered by 312 artists. A total of 90 works, created by 77 artists, were accepted. Thirteen artists had two pieces selected.
Entries came from 20 states, including California, Florida, Arizona, Massachusetts and New York. Ohio is represented by 34 artists, and 13 Pennsylvania artists are included in the show.
“The Midyear is always one of the most popular exhibitions that we host each year, and this year’s exhibit should get a great response,” said Louis A. Zona, director of the Butler.
“It’s probably the most varied Midyear yet since virtually every artistic philosophy is present from traditional realism to new modes of abstraction. You’d have to say that there’s something for everyone.”