April 5, 2014

Visual Arts

Located within the Gateway Arts Council office, the gallery space is a showcase for local artists and beyond. The Gallery also hosts Gateway Arts Council’s annual Spring Fling Fine Art Exhibit and sale.




Gateway Arts Council 2018

Gallery Schedule

February 23, 2018 –  Opening Reception for Art of a Lifetime 

March 23 – April 30, 2018 – Spring Fling


Spring Fling        Call for Entries BCall for Entries Booklet 2018   2018 Call to Entry Book

The Spring Arts Event will open with an awards reception on March 23, 2018 and will run through April 30, 2018 at the Gateway Arts Council Gallery, 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney, Ohio.  The reception will be free and open to the public.

The Visual Arts Exhibit and competition will be virtually unchanged. Fine artists from throughout western Ohio and eastern Indiana are invited to enter their work in the art exhibit. Works will be accepted in the following six categories:

  1. Drawing
  2. Watermedia
  3. Oil & Acrylics
  4. Photography
  5. 3- D
  6. Miscellaneous

This year’s Culinary Arts Competition will feature desserts.  An entry will consists of 2 varieties desserts, with each serving 25.  The desserts should be appropriate for a party. The items should be tastefully arranged and garnished. The 2018 Culinary Arts Competition will be judged in these areas.

  1. Presentation
  2. Portion Size
  3. Creativity and Ingredient Compatibility
  4. Flavor, Taste, Texture, and Doneness

A Literary Arts Competition will also be added to the Spring Arts Event.  The Writing Competition is  open for literary works in short stories (fiction or nonfiction), essays, and/or narrative poetry.  The literary works will be judged in the following areas:

  1. Originality
  2. Overall Content
  3. Writing Style
  4. Readability and Flow

Entry forms are available at the Gateway Arts Council offices at 216 North Miami Ave., Sidney or by calling 937-498-2787.    Entry fees are non-refundable.

First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. A best-of-show award in the visual arts competition will also be given.  People’s Choice Award ribbon will be given in each genre.