For the Miami Valley Today
PIQUA — Piqua Arts Council’s 29th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition, presented by Kettering Health, will be held September through October.
The exhibit takes place at Apple Tree Gallery at 405 N. Main St. Piqua, and it will be open to the public beginning Friday, Sept. 10, at 10:30 a.m. and run until Friday, Oct. 1, 2021 at 5 p.m. The show is free to attend during these dates and will be open during normal Apple Tree Gallery hours: Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
With artists represented from all over the state, this year’s exhibit will feature a maximum of 180 works of art across six different categories including drawing, oil and acrylics, water media, photography, three-dimensional works and miscellaneous works. The total prize money for this year’s show, excluding purchase awards, will be over $4,000.
The Piqua Arts Council is thrilled to be able to gather together again for the show’s Gala Awards Reception. The Reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with all artwork to be displayed for preview during those hours. Presentation of the awards will take place at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $20 per person ($15 for Piqua Arts Council members), and participating artists are invited to attend at no charge. Refreshments and live music will be provided. Purchase your tickets at www.PiquaArtsCouncil.org/annual-art-exhibition.
Anyone wishing to purchase artwork should reach out to the Piqua Arts Council at 937-773-9630.
The Piqua Arts Council gives a special thank you to its celebrity sponsor, Kettering Health, and event sponsors Jackson Tube Service, Koverman Staley Dickerson Insurance, Buckeye Insurance Group, Ameriprise Financial – Mullenbrock and Associates, and Alley and Bradl LLC for making this event possible.
The Piqua Arts Council will also be hosting its 4-by-6 Fundraiser. Over the years, it has become apparent that owning original artwork is very important. No mass-produced work of art can compare to the energy an original painting brings to an area. The Piqua Art Council hopes that through the 4-by-6 Fundraiser, it can grow the appreciation of original artwork and start to develop new collectors for artists’ work.
Original artwork has been donated by professional artists from all around, done in their style, and representing the work that each artist typically does. The theme and content of the work of art is at the discretion of the artist, with the only requirement of the work is to be 4 inches by 6 six inches. Each piece will be auctioned off by the Piqua Arts Council in order to support events such as its Annual Art Exhibit, Rock Piqua, Artist Workshops, Taste of Piqua, and more.
Live bidding for the 4-by-6 Fundraiser will take place at the Awards Reception for the 29th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibition on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021 from 6-9 p.m. Online and mobile bidding will begin the following day, Friday, Sept. 10 and last until Friday, Oct. 1, and will be available on the Piqua Arts Council’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PiquaArtsCouncil.