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72nd Annual Spring Show Postcard, white flowers on blue background.

ArtSpace Annual 

Spring Show 


Saturday, May 4th-June 22nd 2024

Join us for the annual Spring Show, a juried exhibition representing local artists and their work. Juried by Steve Smith.

Juror’s Statement

"It was an honor to be asked to jury the Spring Show this year. My connection with ArtSpace/Lima goes back over 50 years -- it was one of the first shows I entered as an artist. Some artists in the current exhibit were familiar, most were not. As in all the exhibitions I’ve juried, the formula seems to be the same – 1/3rd are ‘out’ due to craftsmanship and presentation, 1/3rd are good solid work, and then it’s the final 1/3rdthat the awards will be selected from. It is the mastery of the principals of art -- Line, Shape, Value, Texture, Color. It gets down to the WOW factor for me ... ‘WOW I wish I’d have thought of that, WOW I wish I could do that,WOW I wish I owned that’. Basically, selfish jealously, respect for the idea, execution, and craftsmanship presentation. For those that didn’t make the final cut, practice, think, play, and enter again, but never give up."

- Steve Smith

Steve Smith is an artist who produces functional and decorative sculptures from clay, steel, and stone, and has exhibited in major regional and national exhibitions since 1974. His works have become part of many private and corporate collections and have been featured in numerous publications. After his retirement from Defiance College, Smith opened 4 Corners Gallery Studio & Pottery at Lake James, Angola, Indiana.

Spring show award list. Best of show Valerie Escobedo, First place Cheyenne Longbrake, second place laura barnhardt corle, third place jere daniels.

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