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Art Show


Each year during the Harvest Home fair the annual Art Show offers local artists the opportunity to display their work. First, second and third place prizes are awarded in three categories listed below.

We will again have a special category celebrating the theme of the 2024 Harvest Home Fair. This year's theme is "Community Heroes".  A separate prize will be awarded for the single winning piece of artwork in this category.

2024 Theme: "Community Heroes"


1st Place Prize - $125
Place Prize - $100
Place Prize - $75
Honorable Mentions


1st Place Prize - $125
Place Prize - $100
Place Prize - $75
Honorable Mentions


1st Place Prize - $125
Place Prize - $100
Place Prize - $75
Honorable Mentions

Art Show Judge:

Charlie Berger

  • Is a visual artist working in graphite, acrylic and oil, and teaches drawing & painting to high school students and adults at numerous Cincinnati locations.

  • Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Art, DAAP, at the University of Cincinnati, and a Bachelor of Art degree from Dickinson College.

  • Spent several years as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Design, College of DAAP, at the University of Cincinnati responsible for teaching foundational design drawing.

  • Director of North Light Art School for F&W Publications in Cincinnati for 13 years, and has taught at many local institutions including the Art Academy, Manifest Drawing Center, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Thomas More College and Northern Kentucky University.

  • Charlie’s passion is working with art students to help make their minds broader, their hearts deeper, and their eyes clearer and currently teaches at The Woman’s Art Club/Cultural Center in Cincinnati, OH, and at Arts/Connect at the Springfield Township Arts Center.

Art Show Rules and Instructions

  1. Artists 17 years of age or over are invited to submit paintings and drawings. No sculpture can be accepted.

  2. Entry must be the original work of the person submitting it and must be framed and wired for hanging with artist's name, address and telephone number on the back. No work is to measure more than 42" wide or high, including frame.

  3. Works must be delivered to Harvest Home Park on Wednesday from 5:00pm - 7:00pm or Thursday or from 8:00am - noon. Judging will be on Friday.

  4. Works must be reclaimed between 7:00pm- 8:30pm on Sunday or between 5:00pm - 7:00pm Monday with the claim ticket that was provided upon entering.

  5. Entry Fee - $10.00 for each entry - limit three entries.

  6. Works may be individually priced and sold by the artist. All legal and tax details must be handled by the artist.

  7. Photographs are not included in the Art Show, however you can enter them in the Hobby Category of the General Exhibits.

  8. Art Show will be displayed in closed building, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

  9. All entries subject to acceptance by Registration Committee.

2023 Art Show Winners:

The Harvest Home Fair Art Show for 2023 was blessed with 136 entries of some of the finest art a non-juried community art show could hope for.


We would like to sincerely thank artists who entered a painting or other work of art. Comments from the viewing public were that the quality of the artwork was outstanding. When combined with the display presented by the Flower Show in the same venue it was a truly unique experience.


And to the many volunteers who assisted in all facets of mounting our show, from receiving art, hanging art, monitoring the venue, selling raffle tickets and returning art we express our deepest appreciation.


We also owe a debt of gratitude to our 2023 Art Show judge, Cincinnati artist Craig Britton.


  1. Keith Shebesta: Patriot Horse Power

  2. Juliet Vogt Beason: Turtle

  3. Helmet Kientz: Gone Fishing


Honorable Mention:

  • John Weber: Water Mill

  • Karen Stegmiller: Jamaica Flames

Oil Painting

  1. Gary Breitenstein: Losing Sight

  2. Katie Woodring: Ritters Corner

  3. Kaylie Frede: Masking


Honorable Mention:

  • John Wiehe: L.A. Vibe

  • Claire Farrow: Freshly Baked

Acrylic Painting

  1. Darlene Long: Fall Leaves

  2. Margie Meiners Metz: PawPaw Leaf

  3. Madelyn Villar: What Lies Beneath


Honorable Mention:

  • Sharon Shat Dunnohew: Fritz Hatchethead

  • Mary Effler: Marigold

Other Media

  1. Elaine Zumeta: Poppy Field

  2. Kaylie Frede: Love Nancy
  3. Ernest Cephas: Cincinnati Skyline


Honorable Mention:

  • Elaine Zumeta: Manitoulin

  • Ava Lawley: Loris

Fair Theme

  1. Kim Corcoran: Cheviot Street Scene

Raffle Winners

Art Basket ($150 Value): Rose Walker

Art Class Gift Certificates (Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center $100 and Sketch & Paint $25: Gabby Gaskins

Mary L. Baverman Painting - Out Back: Debbie Ward

Gardening Basket w/ $50 Gift Certificate to Firehouse Nursery: Bill Hostler

Dr. Pottschmidt - Yellow Rose: Tom Gilker

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