Register art before July 1 for NoWOH exhibit at BG

BOWLING GREEN – Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to enter the eighth annual Northwest Ohio (NoWOH) Community Art Exhibition, hosted by the Bowling Green State University Art Galleries.

NoWOH supports regional artists by providing an opportunity for them to show their work in a professional setting. The show will open on Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m. with a gallery talk by award juror Jason Franz, executive director and chief curator at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, followed by a reception. The event will be held at the BGSU Fine Arts Center, and is free and open to the public.

Online registration is open now until July 1. Artists are encouraged to preregister online to avoid waiting in line when they drop off their artwork on July 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Further information regarding how to enter can be found at

Artists who display their work at the exhibition are eligible to win up to $1,500 in cash prizes and gift certificates. Among the awards are The Andersons Best of Show award, the Kiwanis Young Artist Awards and a People’s Choice award.

Artists 16 years of age and older from the following counties are eligible to participate in the exhibition: Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood counties. For artists ages 16-18, the entry fees are $15; for artists 19 and older, entry fees are $30. All entrants are able to submit up to three pieces.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the setup and take-down of the event as well as gallery hosting during the exhibition. Artists who volunteer for the event will receive a registration discount. Contact Jacqueline Nathan at [email protected] for more information about volunteering.

NoWOH hours are 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evenings, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The exhibit will continue until Aug. 1.

Show sponsors include The Andersons, the Toledo Federation of Arts Societies, BGSU Arts Village, Bowling Green Kiwanis, Henry County Bank, Drs. Phipps, Levin and Hebeka and the Ohio Arts Council.