LIMA —ArtSpace/Lima opens its Spring Show today.
“There are 107 pieces in the show altogether. It’s essentially two separate shows. There is the Spring Show and in that show there are 75 accepted pieces. And then there is what we call the ‘Salon Des Refuses.’ This is an imitation of the 19th century French salon when a whole bunch of impressionists were left out of the major exhibit and so they set up their own, ‘Salon Des Refuses.’ What that means is salon of the people who were refused. In our case what that means is that after the show has been juried and we know what pieces are in it, the pieces that were not accepted are juried a second time, if the artist says we can do it, and some of those are then put into our second gallery upstairs,” said Bill Sullivan, operations manager of ArtSpace/Lima.
The 75 pieces in the Spring Show are juried and are the only pieces that can be awarded. Artists will find out at the reception tonight what award their work has garnered.
“All of the awards have been selected and they will be given out at the reception around 7 to 7:15 p.m. No one will know until then who won what,” said Sullivan.
The Spring Show was juried by Sally Windle, director of arts and magnet programs at Lima schools, and Doug Fiely, of Dayton.
“Doug Fiely has showed with us and won awards with us. He is currently living in Dayton and he’s a very prominent artist,” said Sullivan.
ArtSpace/Lima hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.
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