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Where do we find them and how do they shape us?  
Why do we embrace or reject them? 
When does a unifying contour become a divisional line?



Artists from the Great Lakes region are invited to enter a juried exhibition considering these and other questions related to the borders we find in contemporary life.  Hosted by River House Arts and Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts, the exhibition is an opportunity for both emerging and mid-career artists, including those working collaboratively.  Submissions from artists 18 years of age and older will be accepted through the online service CaFÉ at February 1, 2016. (If you are new to the service, you will need to register for a free CaFE account.)  



Borders will take place in the Walter E Terhune Gallery  at the Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts and in  display spaces adjacent to the main space. Exhibition dates are March 4 – 31, 2016.



The Juror


Sarah Rose Sharp writes about art and culture in the greater Midwest region for Art in America,  Hyperallergic,  KnightArts, ZIPR Magazine, and other arts publications. She was named a 2015 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow for Arts Criticism and was just named as a participant in the 2016 International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA) and the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program.  


Organizing Institutions


Owens Community Center for Fine and Performing Arts and the Walter Terhune Gallery are committed to exhibiting diverse, vibrant visual arts and to embedding arts programming within the Owens Community College curriculum and the community at large.  Founded in 2005, the Terhune Gallery has been proud to host one-person exhibitions with local and regional artists as well as internationally recognized contemporary artists including Lorna Simpson, Judy Chicago, Donald Woodman, Mary Ellen Mark, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, and Zack Booth Simpson.


River House Arts has been presenting museum quality exhibitions of fine, contemporary works of art in Northwest Ohio since 2009.  



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