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15 Ohio Artists Win Awards at 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

The 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition features work by 249 artists hailing from 34 Ohio counties. Each year, hundreds of amateur and professional artists from all around Ohio come together at the exhibition, which officially opened with an awards reception on July 23. Meet the artists who were selected for 15 Ohio Arts Council awards.
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National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $1 Million to Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council will receive $1,007,950 to help support arts initiatives throughout the state. This is the fifth-highest National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to the OAC in the agency’s 54-year history.
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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition Focuses on Natural Perspective

This year's Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition is celebrating artists' work focusing on the themes of sustainability and conservation in "A Perspective From Nature." More than $20,895 in awards will be given to artists in a variety of categories. The deadline to enter is May 29.
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78 Artists Receive Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board approved Individual Excellence Awards for state fiscal year 2019 during a public meeting on March 20. Seventy-eight artists will receive funding for 75 applications in the disciplines of crafts, design arts/illustration, interdisciplinary, collaborative and performance art, media arts, photography, visual arts 2D, and visual arts 3D.
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15 Artists Receive Ohio Arts Council Awards at 2018 Ohio State Fair

15 artists from nine different Ohio counties will receive awards of various amounts from the Ohio Arts Council in recognition of their creative achievements.
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19 Artists Receive OAC Awards at State Fair

The Ohio Arts Council presented 19 awards totaling $7,100 at the Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition opening reception on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

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