Xenia’s Art & Soul competition entry deadline near

XENIA – Art & Soul is an art competition that celebrates artists with developmental disabilities. The competition is a regional juried art competition and exhibit that welcomes artists throughout Ohio.

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Submission is open until Feb. 1.

Art & Soul will begin with its 10th anniversary exhibit, opening in April.

The opening reception and awards ceremonies, which are open to the public, will be held 3-5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Toward Independence, 81 E. Main Street in Xenia. The exhibit will run until May 12.

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Forty-five entries will be selected from those submitted. Judges include Glen Celabush, chair of the Wright State University Department of Art; Glenna Jennings, assistant professor of photography at the University of Dayton; and Cincinnati-based landscape artist and printmaker Valerie Shesko. Megan Esterkamp will serve as the exhibit curator.

Judges will also select the top 10 entries for cash awards, including $500 for Best of Show. All artists selected for the two week exhibit will have the opportunity to sell their work.

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Information, including artist entry forms and sponsor forms, is available by contacting exhibit coordinators at ArtandSoul@ti-inc.org. CASEY LAUGHTER