Picturesque weather made for a perfect day for plein air (open air) artists from the Ohio region. The Paint Out Weekend began Friday for approximately thirty-six guests—with a delicious dinner catered by Coldwater Cafe and a dynamite demonstration by Doreen St. John. Artists winning awards at Saturday's Paint Out event are as listed below. We thank everyone who participated in this event!
Thank you to sponsors Luken Interiors, Coldwater Cafe, The Hotel Gallery, Ruth Safreed, Matt Buehrer/Thrivent Financial, Edison State Community College, Favorite/Hamler-Gingrich Insurance Agency, Regal-Beloit, and Joseph Airport Toyota/Hyundai for helping to underwrite the cost of this great event!
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The TCAAC will host the 2nd annual 6x6 Art for All Reception & Sale on Saturday, September 10th from 7–10pm. Start your art collection or expand an existing one at this fun, family-friendly event while enjoying an evening of music and light hors d’oeuvres. All artwork pictured here will be available for purchase at the event. Each piece of art is affordably priced at $20! Additional photos will be added as artwork is received. For more details or to purchase tickets, click here.
Click here to view the Sneak Peek Gallery!
We were thrilled to have received thirty-nine wonderfully creative "creatures" and would like to thank all students who submitted artwork! The Student Art Contest & Exhibit encourages creativity, imagination and fun. . . and is open to all K–12 students in Tipp City and neighboring communities.
There were six (6) categories for judging purposes: Kindergarten–Grade 1, Grades 2–3, Grades 4–5, Grades 6–7, Grades 8–9 and Grades 10–12. Artwork was judged by committee and winners were chosen in each category. In addition, the Randall Residence judged and awarded in each category.
An awards ceremony was held at the Randall Residence on June 2 and artwork remained on display until July 8.
Thanks again to all students who participated in this year's event. . . and we look forward to seeing your submissions again next year. Pictured below are just some of this year's talented student artists!
We would like to thank everyone who participated in this year's Poetry Jam. We received a lot of awesome submissions and determining winners is always a challenge.
For those who submitted entries but did not win this year. . . please try again next year! Your work was wonderful.
Congratulations to this year's winners!
5th/6th Grade Category: Kristina Withem | Poem: "Shadows"
7th/8th Grade Category: Mollie Bretland | Poem: "She Is the Sun"
High School Category: Grace Hartman | Poem: "Whisper"
Adult Category: Adam Gibbs | Poem: "The Road Back"
Start your projects!
You do not have to be a professional artist or have loads of money to appreciate and/or participate in the arts! The TCAAC invites you to take part in the second annual 6 x 6 Art for All event! This exciting event opens up the world of ART to ALL!
If you are an artist—this event allows you to showcase your talent while providing guests with an affordable means to start or expand their own collections. If you are not an artist—this event enables you to view and choose from hundreds of unique and beautiful pieces—all affordably priced at just $20.00!
We invite artists of all ages and from all walks of life to participate in this event! All you need to do is be willing to donate a 6 x 6 piece of original art. And then the fun begins!
Click here for complete event information, submission forms and tickets.
and we can't wait for you to see them!
Join us as we unveil all of our "creatures with 4 legs—real or imaginary" at the Student Art Contest—Awards Ceremony and Reception!
The Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016, at 7:00pm at the Randall Residence, located at 6400 S County Road 24A, in Tipp City. (Student artists are reminded to arrive at 6:00pm.)
All "creatures". . . unless they escape. . . will remain on display at the Randall Residence until July 8, 2016. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Come and support these talented student artists and show their "creatures" some love!
Do we have it going on. . . or what?!
You can now purchase your Children's Art Adventure wristbands on our website!!! You can purchase by clicking here. Please be sure to bring a copy of your receipt to the event on August 6, 2016, to receive your wristbands.
The Children's Art Adventure is a themed arts festival unlike any other art opportunity for children in this area. This event offers children ages 3–12 from Tipp City and surrounding communities, the opportunity to explore many forms of art and different types of media at dozens of art stations. Some examples of projects are shoebox guitars, tie dye T-shirts, bookmaking, origami, necktie snakes, pendulum painting, recycled materials crafts and a community art project. Participation in art stations requires the purchase of a wristband. Admission allows unlimited workshop participation and includes all supplies for the projects. Some workshops may have a minimum age restriction due to the complexity of the project, and parents are encouraged to participate with younger children.
We look forward to seeing you!!!
We are honored to have these folks in our corner. . .
The Tipp City Area Arts Council was joined by presenting sponsors Edison State Community College and Thrivent Financial Associate Matt Buehrer, in addition to Marilyn Richards, representing the Tipp City Area Community Foundations, at their May 10, 2016 board meeting.
Bruce McKenzie, Director of Marketing and Communication at Edison State Community College and Matt Buehrer, local Thrivent Financial Associate each presented a check for $5,000 in support of the TCAAC’s annual Canal Music Fest. JJ Slanker, Canal Music Fest Chair, accepted the checks on behalf of the event and said, “We are so fortunate to have this type of support from area leaders. We certainly could not do this without them”.
Marilyn Richards from the Tipp City Area Community Foundations presented a check for $2,000 in support of the TCAAC Children’s Art Adventure programs. Renee Matsunami, Chair of the Children’s programs was on hand to accept the generous donation.
This is not the first time that these local organizations have supported the TCAAC. Edison State and Thrivent Associate Matt Buehrer are returning presenting sponsors of the Canal Music Fest and the Tipp City Area Community Foundations has donated to the TCAAC on multiple occasions.
TCAAC President Andrew White commented, “On behalf of the Tipp City Area Arts Council, I would like to thank Edison State Community College, Thrivent Financial Associate Matt Buehrer, the Tipp City Area Community Foundations, as well as all other sponsors, vendors and volunteers for the support that has enabled us to host great events year after year.”