Meet the Juror:
Ed Dixon is the owner of Edward A Dixon Gallery
Dayton native and longtime art enthusiast, Ed Dixon opened the Edward A. Dixon Gallery in the Fall of 2017 in Downtown Dayton, Ohio. After years of involvement in the music, film and fashion industry, Ed decided to turn his attention to his passion for visual art and began the curation of artwork from artists on a world-wide scale. Ed has curated and hosted multiple shows at the gallery that have included artists such as Sabrina Terence, Ronnie Williams, Marilynn Page, Erica Arndts and the late, legendary Beatles animator Ron Campbell.
Ed Dixon Juror's Statement
Art is necessary. It has its own individual benefits for the artist. It also has numerous benefits for the outside world it reaches. The Ohio Art League’s Juried Exhibitions are one of the avenues for that art to leave the safety of the artist studio and move on to the big world we live in where it is now open to critique, interpretation, admiration and our imaginations.
During the selection process for the artwork submitted to the Fall Juried Exhibition 2021, I critiqued, interpreted, admired and used my imagination to try select artworks that while sharing some commonality would also create an exhibition with diverse styles and techniques. The Fall season was another influence with not just its color and tone, but also for its reminder of constant change and a coming renewal. I believe each work of art in the exhibition can stand on its own merit, but become stronger as well as distinct in a collection of peers as each discerning viewer seeks the artwork that speaks to them personally.
It was both a privilege and a difficult task to juror over a such a large collection of captivating, engaging and delightful artwork from the Ohio Art League membership. I applaud each artist who has continued to remain committed to their craft during these uncertain times and who had the willingness to share their gifts with us by submitting their artwork to the call for entry. I also thank the Ohio Art League for the opportunity and their continued commitment to cultivate, mentor and advocate for artists throughout Ohio because Art is necessary.