Creativity is in full bloom at the Mansfield Art Center’s 74 th May Show. The juried art showfeatures the works of 119 artists from all over the state of Ohio. “This year, the Mansfield Art Center received entries from many new artists in addition to artists that have previously exhibited”, according toExecutive Director, George Whitten. The exhibition runs through June 2 and is free and open to the public thanks to the sponsorship of Mechanics Bank. This year, the juror for the show was Kevin D. Buckland, a renowned Ohio watercolor artist. Over 450 works were submitted for Mr. Buckland to judge. “I would like to congratulate all winning artists and everyone who entered the competition,” Buckland said. “All your hard work and efforts resulted in an awe-inspiring show.”He selected Hiroshi Hayakawa’s pastel on paper entitled “Vanitas 14” as Best of Show, praising the piecefor its wow factor.“His eye-catching composition has a very strong lead-in element,” Buckland said. “A simple white triangle, followed by subtle and methodical layering of color, all combine to demand attention.” As Best of Show recipient, Hayakawa received $1,000.
More on the the 74 Annual May Show on the Current Exhibition Page.