Swanton Annual Fine Art Exhibit and Sale Returns

After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swanton Fine Art Exhibit and Sale (FAES), presented by the Swanton Chamber of Commerce, has returned. Widely regarded as one of the best juried art exhibits in Northwest Ohio, the Swanton FAES has received critical acclaim for the quality of the art, the variety of the categories, the number of pieces displayed, the cash prizes awarded and the venue, the luxurious banquet room at Valleywood Golf Club on Airport Highway.

Now in its seventh year, this exhibit features 154 pieces of artwork by 58 artists from 20 different communities competing in six separate categories, Acrylics, Oils, Water Colors, Drawings, Photography and Mixed Media.

The artwork will be adjudicated by a panel of highly knowledgeable, experienced, talented and well-respected judges.  They include Head Judge Timothy Van Beke, Associate Professor of Art and Program Coordinator at Siena Heights University, Judge Alison Prielipp, an artist and entrepreneur who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Eastern Michigan University and Judge Mad Mohre, an artist/designer who is also an Associate Professor at Siena Heights University.

The Swanton FAES was founded in 2014 with a five-fold purpose in mind. 

Develop and promote achievements of artistic talent in the Swanton area and beyond.

Encourage greater visibility and interaction between schools and institutions of higher learning through the awarding of scholarships to our youth.

Enrich the cultural life of our community and its larger community through our open juried fine art exhibit.

Serve as a liaison with the private sector in support of our annual exhibit and build strong relationships among Swanton Chamber members, individuals, corporations, businesses and foundations.

Strengthen and promote visual literary skills with opportunities for get-togethers and sharing of expertise with local and regional innovators and art experts to increase fluency in the language of images.

The exhibit will be open to the public on Saturday, October 9th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday, October 10th from Noon to 5:00 PM.  ADMISSION IS FREE.

Pictured:  Art Exhibit Venue, Valleywood Golf Club on Airport Highway

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