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Cincinnati Art Club’s “ViewPoint 54” Annual Juried Exhibition held at the Eisele Gallery


Tom Post, Serenity 2022, Oil on canvas, 24x36 inches

 

Dates: September 9th – October 1st, 2022

Open House: Friday, September 9th, 10 am - 5 pm & Saturday, September 10th , 11 am – 5 pm

Artist Reception and Awards: Friday September 9th, 5-8 pm


(Cincinnati, Ohio) – “Viewpoint 54” the Cincinnati Arts Club 2022 Juried Exhibition will be hosted by Eisele Gallery in Mariemont, Ohio. The Exhibition will be on view September 9th to October 1st, 2022. To accommodate visitors on opening weekend there will be an open house on Friday, September 9th, 10 am – 5pm and Saturday, September 10th, 11 am – 5 pm. In addition, an artist reception and award presentation will be held at the Eisele Gallery on Friday, September 9th from 5 – 8 pm. The exhibition, open house and artists reception are open to the public.

Established in 1968, Viewpoint is the longest continuous open juried art show in the Southwestern Ohio area. The distinguished five panel jury selects from entries in oils, watercolor, acrylics, sculpture, pastel, drawing, prints, collage and mixed media submitted by artists from across the country. This year’s exhibition judge is Tamera Lenz Muente, curator at the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio. Over 100 artists have been selected to participate in the exhibition. The full list of selected artists is available on the Cincinnati Arts Club website – www.cincinnatiartclub.org.


About ViewPoint

Since 1968, the Cincinnati Art Club has annually hosted the ViewPoint Exhibition. ViewPoint originated as an open juried art show to display the diversity of work created within the Greater Cincinnati arts community. Since that time, the show has expanded to encompass works submitted from across the country and from many artists outside the United States. It is the longest continuous annual open juried art exhibit in the Southwestern Ohio area.


Originally held in the Cincinnati Art Club’s own Herman & Bessie Wessel Gallery, it is now displayed in one of the many outstanding commercial galleries in the Cincinnati area. Emphasis has and continues to be on showcasing the highest quality of work, regardless of the school or classification of art. All media are welcomed, with entries in oils, watercolor, acrylics, sculpture, pastel, drawing, prints, collage and mixed media.


Entry is open to all artists 18 years of age and older. Only totally original work conceived and executed by the entrant is accepted. All artwork is for sale. A distinguished three-juror panel makes selections for the show from submitted digital images. The Awards Judge determines the Best of Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention and other Awards of Merit. Awards are based upon the review of actual artwork hanging in the gallery.


About the Cincinnati Art Club

The Cincinnati Art Club enjoys a long and prestigious history – the second oldest, continuously operating Art Club in the nation. Founded by thirteen artists meeting as a sketch group in John Rettig’s studio, the Club’s stated purpose was: To promote the knowledge and appreciation of art. Throughout its history, the club has boasted a notable roster of nationally recognized artists.


Since its inception, the Club has undergone multiple transformations. It purchased its first clubhouse in the 1920s, added social activities, survived the Great Depression and war years, and actively recruited young artists to carry the Club forward in the mid-30s. The current clubhouse was built in 1957 and, in 1968, launched ViewPoint, now one of the longest-running national art competitions in America. In the late 70s the Club admitted women to membership, and women are now half the membership and Board of Trustees.


As the largest organization of women and men who seek improvement in their artistic skills, the Club continues its evolution. The Club embraces all visual art forms, ranging from representational to abstract, painting to photography, 3-dimensional to digital. The Club’s Constitution assures all artists and art enthusiasts’ equality and acceptance as a fully diversified organization. Visiting artists with national reputations conduct workshops at the Club. The Cincinnati art Club also provides an art library, sketch sessions with figure and portrait models, demonstrations, lectures, art critiques, and social gatherings to advance the mission. The Club maintains a strong commitment to community service with scholarships and student art mentoring.


Today, many of the members win national awards and recognition from organizations such as Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, American Watercolor Society, Pastel Society of America and the Salmagundi Club of New York – the only art club in the country, older than the Cincinnati Art Club. Many members have their work in or have shown at local, regional and national museums and exhibitions.

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