NowOH opens Friday, July 14

10th Annual NOWOH Community Art Show at BGSU Art Galleries

Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Art Galleries is hosting the 10th Annual Northwest Ohio (NOWOH) Community Art Exhibition.

NOWOH celebrates the talents of regional artists in a professional setting. The show opens Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. with a gallery talk by the award juror Robert Thurmer, followed by the opening reception with light refreshments. Located at the BGSU Fine Arts Center, the exhibition is free and open to the public.

Robert Thurmer has served as the director of the Cleveland State University Art Gallery since 1990.  As a professor of art studio at CTU he is interested in the development of the individual from simple visual literacy to connoisseurship, and the understanding and appreciation of the elements and principles of art.

Artists of all skill levels, 16 years of age and older, from the following counties are eligible: Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams and Wood. 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 Best of Show, Bowling Green Arts Council People’s Choice Award, the Kiwanis Young Artist Award and the Toledo Federation of Arts Societies Award.

NOWOH hours are Thursday evenings, 6-8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 1-4 p.m. The exhibit will continue until July 29.

Show sponsors include the The Ohio Arts Council, BGSU Galleries, Toledo Federation of Arts Societies, Bowling Green Kiwanis, Drs. Phipps, Levin and Hebeka, Mr. Jeffery & Dr. Inge Klopping, the Art Depo, Kabob It, Encore Bridal, Grounds for Thought, The Cookie Jar, Coyote Beads and Jeweler, Painted Clovers, Gallery Salon and & Spa, Collingwood Arts Center, BG Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Village Idiot, Sunset Bistro, Broad Wing Tattoos and Body Piercing, Ben Franklin, Libbey Inc., and Ginny’s Inspired Fashion.

For more information regarding the exhibition, visit the NOWOH website at


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