The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is pleased to present An Artist Discovery: The Congressional Art Competition. The exhibit will be on display at the Hayner Center from April 16 to May 2, 2021. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
The Hayner Center is honored to host this prestigious competition among talented high school art students from Ohio’s 8th Congressional District. Students, with help from their teachers, submitted entries to Rep. Warren Davidson’s district offices. Winning entries are selected by a panel of district artists. Winners will be recognized on Saturday, April 17th. The grand prize winner will be invited to attend the national awards ceremony in Washington, DC. and their winning artwork will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Members of the community are encouraged to come and see the talent and skill of our local art students that will be displayed throughout the historic Hayner Mansion. The Hayner Center is striving to provide a safe environment for all of our guests, volunteers and staff by following the directives provided to us by the Governor of Ohio and the local Miami County Health Department. Therefore, masks, hand sanitizing and social distancing are required for all Hayner guests.
First Floor Case Exhibit
Nature's Wonders at the Miami County Park District Featuring photographs by Tom Hissong The photos are on display through May 9th.
Our Upcoming Exhibit
Due to Health Department restrictions on the size of gatherings, the Art's Alive at the Hayner event scheduled for October 10, 2020 has been postponed until April 9, 2022.
The Master Works Remixed Art Competition and Show has also been rescheduled for 2022.
Master Works Remixed: An Art’s Alive at the Hayner Exhibit April 9 – May 15, 2022
Guidelines Artists should select one of the following Master Works to remix. 1.Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez (1656) 2.Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1503 – 1519) 3.American Gothic by Grant Wood (1930) 4.Portrait of Madame Récamier by Jacques-Louis David (1800) The artist will then reinterpret their selected scene to reflect today’s society, reflecting on the changes between society when the works were created and now. All mediums, 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional, will be accepted.
Eligibility Any person, age 15 and over is eligible to submit artwork. All entries must be original and created after January 1, 2017. Artwork previously exhibited at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center should not be submitted.
Exhibition and Opening Reception Master Works Remixed: An Art’s Alive at the Hayner exhibit will be open to the public from April 9 – May 15, 2022. Only works selected by the jurors will be exhibited. The opening reception for the exhibition and awards presentation will be held Saturday, April 9, at 2:00 pm. All participants are encouraged to attend the opening.
Jurors Timothy Wells is an artist and educator whose work includes photography and installation art. He completed his MFA at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and has been teaching in colleges and universities for more than 10 years. Wells is actively involved in working with cities to plan and schedule public art exhibitions, thus bringing artwork off gallery walls and into the community setting. Wells’ work has been exhibited across the United States.
Julie McMiller, B.S., M.Ed recently retired after a 35-year career as a Visual Arts teacher for Troy City Schools. Julie has been a juror for numerous art exhibitions in Troy, Ohio. She is actively involved in community art initiatives. McMiller is a member of the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s Exhibit Committee, Troy Main Street’s Design Committee, and Troy Main Street’s Sculptures on the Square Committee.
Awards 1st Place: $2,000 2nd Place: $1,000 3rd Place: $500 People’s Choice: $250 (Awarded at the end of the exhibit)
The non-refundable entry fee of $30 per work entered and a completed entry form must be postmarked by February 28, 2022. Only checks or money orders made out to the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will be accepted. Envelopes should be addressed Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 West Main Street, Troy, OH 45373, Attn. Art’s Alive Competition.
The maximum number of entries per artist is 3.
Artists whose work has been accepted for display will be notified by 5 pm EST on March 14, 2022.
All accepted works must be delivered or shipped to the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 301 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 on April 1st or 2nd, 2022 between the hours of 10 am and 1 pm, each day.
Two-dimensional entries must be mounted and framed, under glass or plexiglass, or canvas wrapped. They must be wired and ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers will be accepted. The final dimensions for 2-dimensional works must not exceed 36” x 36” or 72 united (length + width) inches. Submissions that do not fall within this range of sizes will not be accepted.
3-dimensional entries must be no larger than 36” x 36” x 36” and not weigh more than 25lbs. Entries must be sturdy and self-supporting.
All artwork must be clearly labeled with name, address, email, phone number, title of work, and sale price or NFS. The label should be on the back of 2-D works and the bottom of 3-D works. Artists are encouraged to offer their works for sale. Please list the sale price on the entry form or indicate NFS if not for sale. Troy-Hayner Cultural Center will assess a 15% commission from all sales. Items that are sold must remain on display for the entire show.
All shipping costs to and from the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center are strictly the responsibility of the artist.
*The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center reserves the right to cancel the exhibit if less than 30 entries are received. In this instance, any entry fees that have been received will be refunded.
Return of Accepted Work Accepted entries may not be removed from the exhibit before May 15, 2022 but must be picked up by May 17, 2022, during open hours. The artist will be charged a $10/day storage fee for any items not picked up by May 18, 2022. Items not picked up by June 1, 2022 will be considered a donation to the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center.
Agreement The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is a family-oriented community center; therefore, the Board of Governors reserves the right to determine what items will be displayed at the Center. Nudity, violence, obscenity or works of a political nature will not be accepted. Submission of work to this exhibition indicates an agreement on the part of the artist with the conditions set forth. This includes the artist’s permission to have photographs of his/her work used for publicity and for promotion without compensation. Model release forms must accompany applicable entries. Release forms are available at Troy-Hayner Cultural Center or www.troyhayner.org. Artists may use their own release form.
Liability All artists submitting work agree to abide by the above conditions. All entries will be given the utmost care and consideration. During the time that entries are displayed at the Center, they will be covered by the Hayner Center’s fine arts insurance policy, however, property owners shall continue to be responsible for maintaining their own insurance coverage, as well. For further information, please call Leona at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 937-339-0457.
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is proudly supported by the citizens of the Troy City Schools District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner.
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is supported by the taxpayers of Troy and the generous donations of the Friends of Hayner. The mission is to preserve and maintain the Hayner mansion as a cultural resource center for the present and as a historical legacy for the future generations of the community of Troy, Ohio.