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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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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $14.7M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board has approved 743 grants totaling $14,733,107 to support Ohio artists, organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming during its initial and major state fiscal year 2020 funding round.
Ronette Burkes-Trowsdell, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Governor's Awards 2019: Ronette Burkes-Trowsdell, Community Development & Participation Award Winner

Ronette “Roni” Burkes-Trowsdell previously served as warden at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio, and was recently promoted to Regional Director of Specialty Institutions. Throughout Roni’s 18-year tenure with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, she has chosen to lead and support diverse projects that aim to increase access to the arts for those who are justice-involved around the state.
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2019 Governor’s Awards for the Arts Winners Announced

Nine winners have been selected to receive awards at the 2019 Arts Day & Governor’s Awards for the Arts in Ohio luncheon and ceremony on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Artists Marty J. Kalb and Valerie Dunning Edwards next to their artwork on view at the Spotlight: Featured Artists at the Governor's Residence exhibition

Delaware, Marysville Artists’ Work on Display at Ohio Governor’s Residence July - September

The summer “Spotlight: Featured Artists” exhibition at the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage Garden features the work of Delaware artist Marty J. Kalb and Marysville artist Valerie Dunning Edwards.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $12.6M in Arts Grants

679 Grants Awarded to Artists and Arts Organizations Throughout Ohio

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