Mason artist orders a big ‘Cheesebugah’

Pieces for the juried show must reflect the classic John Belushi ‘SNL’ skit.
How to go

What: "Cheesebugah Cheesebugah Cheesebugah," a juried art show

When: Deadline for entries March 26; exhibit runs April 10 through May 8.

Where: Greg Storer Art Studios, 108 E. Church St., Mason

Cost: $10 per submission, three for $25.

More info: Call (513) 403-6255 or e-mail gregstorer@fuse .net.

MASON — Mason-based artist Greg Storer is putting out a call to local artists for entries to run in a juried show called “Cheesebugah Cheesebugah Cheesebugah.”

The idea for the exhibit was inspired by the classic “Cheesebugah” skit from the early years of “Saturday Night Live,” with the phrase popularized by John Belushi.

All the art submitted to the exhibit must reflect the “SNL” sketch in some way, Storer said.

In addition to reflecting Storer’s affinity for art depicting food, the exhibit has another purpose. His favorite “cheeseburger dive,” as he called it, named Quatman’s, recently opened a location in Mason, near Storer’s studio.

“I wanted to welcome them to town,” Storer said.

Once the exhibit gets going, he hopes to hang four to six paintings from the exhibit in the Mason restaurant. The bulk of the pieces, about 20, will be at Storer’s studio at 108 E. Church St.

“The cheeseburger’s been ignored long enough in art,” Storer said.

All art must be two-dimensional and has a size limit of 24 by 24 inches. The deadline to submit entries is March 26. Artists will be notified on April 2 if their work will be shown and the show will begin April 10, running through May 8.

Images must be submitted digitally in JPG format to gregstorerart@yahoo.com. Details are available at Storer’s Web site at www.gregstorer.com, or by calling (513) 403-6255.

Storer said hunger inspires the show in more ways than one.

“I really think that’s the reason people are successful. The problem is not having enough hunger. You’ve got to get hungry and find a way to do it,” he said.

Contact this reporter at (513) 705-2836 or erobinette@coxohio.com.