ZANESVILLE ART CENTER
The Ohio Exhibition is open to Ohio artists and craftpersons. All entries must be original and completed in the last two years. This is a juried show. I have had one painting acceptd for exhibition.
2005 BOWLING GREEN ART WALK
2005 BEN FRANKLIN GALLERY SHOW, AWARDED FIRST PLACE
2005 WOOD COUNTY FAIR, PROFESSIONAL CLASS, AWARDED FIRST PLACE AND BEST IN SHOW.
2005 WOOD COUNTY FAIR, PROFESSIONAL CLASS, AWARDED SECOND PLACE.
2005 BTCA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS, WINNER OF THE ADULT ART COMPETITION
I have been, and will continue to be, a painter all my life. I have worked exclusively in oils since I was 14 years of age. I am now 56. I remember, as a child, seeing a Salvador Dali painting in a book. It was disturbing and exciting and it changed my entire outlook. It was at that moment that I realized what I thought art could and should be.
I think art should challenge the viewer. Great art cannot be passive. The only meaning a painting can have is that which it pulls from the viewer.
My paintings are journeys, both in their creation and in their interpretation. The viewer gives them meaning, and meaning gives them life.
Randy A. Bennett