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.

CALENDAR for 2017

JANUARY/FEBRUARY               “Growing” – The art of Marcia Maas

MAY                                             Gateway Arts Council’s Spring Arts Event and Juried Arts Event

JUNE/JULY                                “It’s All About That Brick” – Lego Design Challenge and Exhibit




Gateway Arts Council

Gallery Schedule


July 10, 2017 – August 20, 2017                           The California Mission Project – Art and History by Terry Glass 

Sept 1 – Oct 5, 2017                                               Bad Art By Good People

Oct 9 – Nov 13, 2017                                               The Art of Herman Thompson



Spring Arts Event Prospectus         Call for Entries Booklet 2018  coming soon

The Spring Fling Fine Art Exhibit will be rechristened as the Gateway Arts Council’s Spring Arts Event and Juried Arts Competition. Along with our traditional visual arts competition and exhibit (Spring Fling), Gateway will add a culinary arts and literary arts competition.

The Spring Arts Event will open with an awards reception on May 5, 2017 and will run through May 19, 2017 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 hor d’oeuvres.  An entry will consists of 2 varieties of hors d’ oeuvres, with each serving 25.  The hors d’ oeuvres should be appropriate for a party. The items should be tastefully arranged and garnished. The 2017 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. Entries for all three competitions will be accepted through April 14, 2017.   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.