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Spring Show 2013

April 26 - June 8







ArtSpace/Lima's iconic Spring Show

returns for its 58th edition.


The region's best artists in oils, acrylics, drawing, photography, ceramics, sculpture,

printmaking, textiles, digital art and mixed media show their most recent work. 


Please join us from 6:30-8:30 pm on Friday,  April 26 for the

Opening Reception.


Exhibit runs April 26 - June 8.










"The show is absolutely wonderful--go see it!!"

Findlay Art League, Facebook, 04/26/2013









The Awards





Best of Show






Gregg Luginbuhl

Body of work










First Award



Jaye Bumbaugh

14 Crows Watching the German Crow Air Force Flying by and Dogs with Crow Riders Running in Orange Field





Second Award



Leslie Rohr Scherer









Third Award



Art Berry

Mobius Beauties





Photography Club Award



Mary Hilleary

Halloween Parade






Martha Farmer

Sculpture Award





Josie Dunham

Aphrodite’s Ascension






Bruce Chesser

Award for Ceramics




Sumiko Takada

Body of work







Award for Painting



Tom Emerine

Aspen Canopy




People’s Choice





Amanda Fields














For a printable copy of the

Spring Show 2013 Catalogue in pdf format,

click Catalogue Spring Show 2013.pdf










For a printable copy of the

Spring Show 2013 Prospectus,


SPRING SHOW 2013\PROSPECTUS\Prospectus.pdf







Charlotte Gordon is Curator at the Springfield Museum of Art. An artist in her own right,

she recently curated the Jack Earl retrospective at Springfield.

Julie Byrne, ceramist from Groveport, Ohio, is a past recipient of the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Artist Grant and has exhibited with the Ohio Designer Craftsmen and numerous other galleries.





Jurors' Statements





I want to thank Bill Sullivan for the opportunity to juror the Spring Show at ArtSpace/Lima. Though the decisions are ultimately difficult, getting the chance to see the breadth and depth of all of the work submitted is a special treat. Presently there is so much top notch work produced in the visual arts in the State of Ohio, and this exhibition is proof of that.


Working with Julie Byrne on this project was a pleasure. We took great care in reviewing and considering each piece. Our goal was to present a cohesive exhibition. I was pleasantly surprised at the balance of 2D and 3D entries. Several artists submitted series of works which shows the development of ideas and execution.  Two of these artists, Gregg Luginbuhl and Sumiko Takada were selected for awards based on their series. Halloween Parade submitted by Mary Hilleary had wonderful composition and content and we both kept returning for another look. Congratulations to all.  I look forward to returning for another look.

Charlotte Gordon

Curator, Springfield Museum of Art




The breadth of the Spring Show submissions reminded me of the truly democratic nature of a show that is not about materials or style. A show like this represents the endeavors of everyone.


Gregg Luginbuhl’s legerdemain with clay allows his work to trick us for a moment, and links his work to something as common as a tin waterer while delighting us with the precision and playfulness of clay.  While Luginbuhl‘s work escapes the marks of the hand, Josie Dunham’s Aphrodite’s Ascension is all about the plasticity of clay. Its compressed cast of characters is just waiting to escape their bonds.  Art Berry’s Mobius Beauties combines a seamlessly painted surface with a high tech pureness of form.  Leslie Rohr Scherer’s November has a surface so pulsing as to seem felted. The frame is the only thing anchoring her energetic marks to the page.  Sumiko Takada’s work in this show is a serene example of the ritual of craft and personal mark-making that is so much a part of our human desire.


What is it about crows and their link to humans?  The corby would linger around the battlefields of Scotland to pick out the eyes of the fallen. Their strength is a match for their desire as in an eye-witness account of a single crow navigating flight with a slice of pizza in its beak. We admire their cunning, stealth and memory while being confounded always by their nature that is so similar to our own. Jaye Bumbaugh’s 14 Crows endeavors to the capacity of Lawrence of Arabia and MI6’s finest. His scene reminds me of an old rhyme whose first lines betray our constant fascination with these wise clowns:


One is for bad news

 Two is for mirth

 Three is a wedding and

 Four is a birth

Julie Byrne

Ceramist, Groveport, Ohio