Arts & Education at the Hoyt’s annual Regional Juried Art Competition will be celebrating its golden anniversary, May 2-June 29, in the Main Galleries with an exceptional selection of entries this year.
At least that is in the opinion of the juror, Dr. Louis A. Zona, who is the distinguished Executive Director of the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH. Dr. Zona’s relationship with the Hoyt is nearly as long as the exhibition itself, having served as one of the Hoyt’s first Trustees and contributing members back in the early 1970s. While Zona believes that every artistic effort deserves to be applauded, “sadly not all submitted work can be recognized”. Thus of the 483 works submitted, he selected only 72, using such criteria as creativity, uniqueness and demonstrated skill to make rather difficult choices.