Four exhibition awards were announced at the opening reception of the Ohio Arts Council’s (OAC) Riffe Gallery’s current show, the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition. The recipients of three Juror’s Choice Awards and one Best of Show Award were honored at the Nov. 10 event. T he third juried exhibition to be showcased in the OAC’s gallery in downtown Columbus, the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibition features work by 62 artists from 18 counties across the state of Ohio. The show was juried by Sean FitzGibbons, Michelle Stitzlein, and Dr. Louis Zona. FitzGibbons awarded his Juror’s Choice award to Greg Martin’s piece titled “all i want is to breathe,” which features two glass panes—each printed with a grayscale image—layered on top of each other. The alignment of the layers gives the wall-mounted piece the illusion of dimensionality. Martin, a South Euclid-based artist, recently had his work presented in another Riffe Gallery show, Duo Trio: Contemporary Diptychs and Triptychs by 14 Ohio Artists , which was on view Jan. 24 – April 13. FitzGibbons, executive director of Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park in Hamilton, Ohio, said he thought the visual composition of Martin’s piece is enhanced by the expanded perspective made possible through the glass panels. He added that this element was what inspired him to select “all i want is to breathe” for his Juror’s Choice Award. “Coming from the sculpture park and coming from a sculpture background, I was really intrigued with taking two-dimensional objects and creating depth,” FitzGibbons said during his opening reception remarks. “You can tell there was a sculptural process behind it. Overall, I thought this piece had very interesting subject matter and aesthetically, I liked it.