Kate Rowekamp, director of education and digital content producer at the Fitton Center, said there will be a page on the Fitton Center website for the show, which will be continually updated. The Member Show will feature a gallery view of the submissions as well as profiles for each of the participating artists.
Entrants, who can submit through fittoncenter.org/call-to-artists, should be Fitton Center members and at least 18 years old to participate in the group show. There is no fee to participate.
In support of the inaugural Hamilton Ohio Pride, a community event planned for this summer, members have the option of responding to the Hamilton Pride Theme with artwork that expresses what Pride means to them, Mayhugh said.
“The Fitton Center is all about community. That is what we do. We’re a community arts center, and we just want to make sure that everyone feels welcome at any time. So, when we found out about Hamilton Pride, and it’s formation, we were like, ‘Yeah, it completely makes sense to us to help raise some awareness of this happening, and that’s when we decided to create the Hamilton Pride theme,’” Mayhugh said.
Works will be featured side by side in this non-competitive online exhibition that is open to all types of artwork. In the past, artwork included in the show has been submitted by Fitton Center’s community of artists, including board members, sponsors, staff, instructors, students and others.
“I think it’s something really positive for people to be able to share and express themselves right now,” Mayhugh said. “I would encourage everyone to check out the opportunity and share something with us.”
The Fitton Center received more than 160 entries in 2018 from close to 100 members. (Member artists can submit up to two entries.) The Member Show is held every-other year. Fitton Center exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Patrons can receive 20 percent off a new or renewed Fitton Center membership through May 31. Patrons can purchase or renew an individual membership for only $24 or a family membership for $48 at www.fittoncenter.org/become-a-member or by calling (513) 863-8873 ext. 110.