2022 Spring Juried Exhibition
Pennington Custom Art Service
3047 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43202
Since 1910, OAL's annual juried exhibitions continue to be the backbone of the organization's artistic programming, showcasing current work by Ohio artists. For each exhibition, the juror(s) invited by OAL’s Board will apply contemporary standards of excellence to select visual art of the highest merit.
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Juror: Yan Sun
Yan Sun is the recipient of The William Oxley Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching (2001) and The William Rainey Harper Award for Outstanding Scholarship (2008) of Muskingum University.
To recognize the contributions of Yan Sun to the museum and its community, the Zanesville Museum of Art named its diverse cultures gallery "Yan Sun Diverse Cultures Gallery."
Hayden Museum of American Art published Yan Sun’s paintings in books: “Life ∙Time ∙ Space – Yan Sun’ Paintings” in 2004 and “Yan Sun - Cross Culture ∙ Cross Century” in 2007.
Yan Sun's paintings are shown in solo exhibitions in art centers, galleries, as well as museums such as Hayden Museum of American Art, Zanesville Museum of Art, Canton Museum of Art, and Museum of East Texas. And some paintings become part of the museums' permanent collections. His paintings are also selected in numerous international and national art exhibitions, including those in the United States, China, Turkey, Greece, Italy, and Kazakhstan. Many of his paintings received awards.
Yan Sun is a signature member of Oil Painters of America (OPA).
Some awards Yan Sun received include the following:
• Award of Excellence. The 2021 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Oil Painters of America (OPA). Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL. September 28 - October 22, 2021.
• Award of Excellence. Best of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society (NOAPS). Cutter & Cutter Fine Art, St. Augustine, FL. 2020.
• Award of Excellence. “Virtuosos of the OPA (Oil Painters of America)” Salmagundi Club in NYC. 2015.
• Bronze Medal of Oil Painters of America 2010 Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition, Wilmington, NC. 2010.
Yan Sun is co-author of the book, The Spirit of Art, The Splendor of Life - Artistic Talents in Ohio.
Yan Sun is the founder of Yan Sun Art Museum that locates in a beautiful Art Deco style building in Zanesville, Ohio. Since 2014, Yan Sun Art Museum contributes to the community by providing theme exhibitions and various programs.
2022 OAL Spring Juried Exhibition
Best in Show
Secrets Best Kept
Plant Print Triptych
Because You Are You
Made You Look
Lost in the Desert
Douglas Jon Crawford
Christine D'epiro Abbott
Merrie Linn Fisher
Snigdha Mall Singh
Rachel Z. Meyer
Jo Ann Parkinson-Holtrey
C. Butler Rasche
Ken Van Dyne
Claire Elyce Wiedman