Friday, October 14, 2016

FIVE Squared Prospectus

Time to start thinking about your 5"x5" donations to the 2017 FIVE Squared benefit show and sale.  Adults may enter 8 pieces; children, up to four pieces.  Schools may enter no more than four per grade level, but teachers are encouraged to show all of the students' work at their school.

Early entry is encouraged.  As per the prospectus, drop off or mail your art and entry form to Davis Family YMCA  attn: Suzanne Gray, 45 McClurg Rd, Boardman, OH 44512.

Every year, in addition to hundreds of local art, we get a few pieces from around the country and the world.  If you have contacts in other states/countries, please encourage them to participate.  All proceeds from the event fund our ARTreach program, allowing children, teens, and families to enjoy art classes at the Rescue Mission, Daybreak, Beatitude House, Casa Madre, and Success After Six.

Reception photos

 There was a record turnout at this year's BIKWIL reception.  Thank you to all the artists who participated, community donors, Four Mile Run Church, the incomparable Y maintenance, service desk, and office staff, and the tireless volunteers.


Thank you to the adult painter volunteers.
Kris, Judy, Suzanne, Susan, Penny, Phyllis, Angela, Ellen
(not shown, Mary Grace, Janet, Marilyn, Jim, Susan)

Saturday, October 8, 2016


 Opening Reception,
Sunday, October 9  1-3pm

After two hectic weeks of art intake (280+ pieces from113 artists), judging, hanging, organizing the program, and making a photo montage, we are ready for the official opening!  Please join us on Sunday to meet the artists, enjoy live classical music, and munch on light refreshments while enjoying two floors of art by local amateur, emerging, and professional artists.

Davis YMCA, photomontage, Suzanne Bort Gray, BIKWIL, art show, John Patterson

Best of Show
 Anthony Greier, Winter Self Portrait

John Patterson Creativity Award
Brandon Benson, Creation of Llama

Jurors' Choice
  Elayne Bozick, Morning Walk
  Kristina Rule,  McGuffey Morning
  Don Wright, Beneath the Surface

Award of Excellence
Perry Chickonoski, Day Dreamer
David Hammond, Van Gogh Redneck Cafe
Jean Nye, In the Air
Loretta Tipton, Balance

Merit Award
Richard Bucurel, Evening Guests at the Art Museum
Roberta Cencer, Box 169
Diane Carlisle, Old Truck #2
Pat Miller, Bessie
Faye Mowry, Sunflower Jubilee
Terry Polonsky, Golden Waves of Grain
Patricia Watson, Beauty of Albinism
Gloria Williams, Sunflowers

Honorable Mention
Matthew Batcho, Darkness to Light
Maryanne Caleris, Untitled
Anna Creque, Long Walk
Roseann Ferrara, Vita
Linda Grimm, Barn Cat
Nancy Hawkins, Judy's Pink Peonies
Rebecca Hawkins, Kridler Gardens
Josephine Hodos, Our Favorite Place
James O'Malley, Midtown Diner
Liz Skeels, Linda
Robert Tupaj, Color My World
Guy Shively, 1902 The Power of Advertising
Paula Smith, Just One of the Girls
Lana VanAuker, Majestic Mastropietro
Jeff Vargo, Dragon Trainer
Jim Young, Fat 'n Furious
Marilyn Yurko, Misty Mount

Thumbnails of most of the art