Skip To Main Content

Ohio Northern Professor Emeritus wins best of show at Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Art Show

November—Professor Emeritus Judith Greavu, associate professor of art from Ohio Northern University, has won the Juror’s Choice award (Best of Show) at this year’s Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Art Show.

The 7th annual juried exhibition features original works of art by Ohio artists. Work was selected through a blind jury process of distinguished art professionals. The artwork is currently on display at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library in the Carnegie Gallery from November 10—December 29, 2012.

The Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry is a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Artist Program and the Humanities, Fine Arts and Recreation Division of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. The registry contains over 1,200 artists from Ohio and around the world, representing all kinds of work. In addition, nearly 8,000 images are contained in the database, including biographical information for each artist.

Greavu holds a B.S. degree in art education from Ball State University and an M.F.A. degree in painting from Bowling Green State University. She taught at Bluffton University and recently retired from Ohio Northern University, where she was associate professor in the department of art & design from 1985–2005. While at Ohio Northern, she was responsible for the art education and sculpture programs, served as the gallery director and advisor to the Kappa Pi art honorary, and participated on many university committees.

Greavu’s works have been shown in numerous venues around the country. She has presented from Michigan to Florida and throughout Ohio, including being selected for “Spineless Wonders: Invertebrates as Inspirations,” an exhibit celebrating the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of On the Origin of Species. She also was a winner of the 26th Rosen Sculpture Competition & Exhibition in North Carolina, Locally, she constructed a fountain for the city of Bluffton, large sculpture commissions for Tiffin University and the Inniswood Botanical Gardens, and her Reef Installation was one of the works in the prestigious citywide Grand Rapids’ ArtPrize exhibition in 2010. In June 2011, ArtSpace/Lima celebrated her career during a retrospective exhibit held at the Ellen Nelson Gallery.

Originally designated as the School of Fine Arts and later the College of Fine Arts, the art & design program was first established as an independent academic unit at Ohio Northern in 1878, largely as an outgrowth of course work in engineering and architectural drawing. Today, Ohio Northern offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts with concentrations in two-dimensional, three-dimensional and pre-art therapy. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education, AIGA: The Professional Association for Design, and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is recognized in the second and third editions of “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design or the University’s 2012–13 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.

image: En Garde!, bronze, 4’ x 3’ x 2’, 2010