The Butler Institute of American Art will hold the 71st Area Artist Annual Exhibition opening on Sunday, January 13th from 1-3 pm. There will be light refreshments by Winslow's Cafe'. This is FREE event but reservations are required. Call 330-743-1107, ext. 210. The show will run through February 3rd, 2008.
The "Area Show" as it is affectionately known, is perhaps the most prestigious show in the region, second only to the Mid Year Show (also held at the Butler). It is a difficult show to gain entry as the competition is stiff and only a relatively small amount of work is accepted. Artists over 18 years of age who live within a 40 mile radius of Youngstown are eligible to enter.
This year the juror is Thomas McNickle, a nationally recognized artist from our region. He is realist painter of landscapes, and his work is of the highest skill and vision.
Should you be looking to purchase the very finest of regional artwork or to network with artists of our community, the Area Show presents some excellent opportunities.