The 10th Fresh Art Annual juried show opens Friday, March 7th at Summit Artspace Gallery. It attracts unique works in a wide variety of media by both emerging young artists and established art professionals. The exhibition is sponsored by the SUMMA FOUNDATION and Akron Area Arts Alliance is indebted to their support for the creative in our community. The cash prizes have served as great recognition for established artists and encouragement for emerging artists in the region.
This year’s judge is Alexandra Nicholis Coon, the Executive Director of the Massillon Museum. She has been with the Massillon Museum since 2001, serving as Museum Curator from 2003-2010. Nicholis Coon served as adjunct faculty for Walsh University from 2006 – 2011 and is currently a committee member for the World Artists Program at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland.
Prize winners will be announced at a special public reception on Friday, March 7th from 5 to 8 pm. Representatives from the SUMMA FOUNDATION will distribute the prizes that evening at 6:30 pm. Summit Artspace is a project of the Akron Area Arts Alliance in partnership with Summit County government. It is located in the historic Akron Beacon Journal building at 140 E. Market St., one block east of the Akron Art Museum. It is supported by the Akron Community Foundation, Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, GAR Foundation, Summa Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and Audio-Technica.