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Our Current Exhibit
The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Sunday, January 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is pleased to present Lakes, Flowers, Family: Works by Vincent Saulnier and Scott Thayer. The exhibit featuring paintings by Vincent Saulnier and pottery by Scott Thayer will be on display from January 10th through February 16th and is free and open to the public.
Scott Thayer was Vincent Saulnier’s high school art teacher at Franklin Monroe High School. Through art, the pair formed a bond that continued past Franklin Monroe. After Vincent’s departure from high school, they both continued to hone their skills, Vincent as a painter and Scott as a ceramic artist. Lakes, Flowers, Family is an exhibit that has been in the making for the past 19 years. The public is invited to a reception for the artists on Sunday, January 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The reception is a wonderful way to meet these artists and gain insights into their inspirations and techniques.
Vincent Saulnier is a student of life and art. He employs a bold and powerful style to capture his joyful perspectives. Vincent’s paintings are deeply personal, allowing viewers insight into the moments that spark his imagination and emotions. He is a Yeck Fellowship alumnus and his work has been showcased in venues ranging from local coffee shops, Dayton International Airport, Sinclair University and the Dayton Art Institute. Scott Thayer’s formative years were spent on a small lake in Southern Michigan. Water skiing, sailing, fishing, and late-night bonfires near the lakeshore were a large part of Scott’s teen years. He also spent a few weeks of the summer at his Grandparent’s cabin in Lake Tahoe, CA. Over the years, Scott’s family has grown, and lives have changed, but the time spent at the lakes have left indelible memories. The imagery of Clarklake and Lake Tahoe continue to influence Scott’s work. The “Lakes” in Lakes, Flowers, Family deals with activities and feelings of the lake translated into and onto the pottery created for this show.
Master Works Remixed: An Art’s Alive at the Hayner Exhibit October 10 – November 29, 2020 Guidelines Artists should select one of the following Master Works to remix.
Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez (1656)
Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci (1503 – 1519)
American Gothic by Grant Wood (1930)
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 October 10 – November 29, 2020. Only works selected by the jurors will be exhibited. The opening reception for the exhibition and awards presentation will be held Saturday, October 10, 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 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) Entry Information To be considered for this competition, an image of the artwork/s must be submitted electronically via Dropbox by 5 pm EST on September 4, 2020 using the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/AweH4MhAfuAMZNLsDk0m
The non-refundable entry fee of $30 per work entered and a completed entry form must be postmarked by August 28, 2020. 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 September 11, 2020.
All accepted works must be delivered or shipped to the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center at 301 West Main Street, Troy, Ohio 45373 on October 2nd or 3rd, 2020 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.
Return of Accepted Work Accepted entries may not be removed from the exhibit before November 29, 2020 but must be picked up by December 1, 2020, during open hours. The artist will be charged a $10/day storage fee for any items not picked up by December 2, 2020. Items not picked up by December 17, 2020 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. Exhibition Calendar Fee and Entry Form deadline for postmarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . August 28, 2020 Entries and fee deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm EST September 4, 2020 Notice of acceptance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 pm EST September 11, 2020 Art arrival at Hayner Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 am – 1 pm October 2nd and 3rd, 2020 Awards Ceremony and Opening Reception. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 pm October 10, 2020 Exhibit Close . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . November 29, 2020 Pick-Up of Exhibited Work . . . . . . . . . . . November 30 & December 1, 2020 (regular open hours)
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 tax payers 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 an historical legacy for the future generations of the community of Troy, Ohio.