Irish Show Winners Announced

Irish Show 2020


Thanks a lot to all that submitted to the Annual Juried Irish Show!

The call was for original traditional and non-traditional 2D artwork depicting Dublin, OH; Ireland; or the Irish people.

All accepted entries are on view until August 27, 2020

at the Dublin Community Recreational Center
5600 Post Rd
Dublin, OH 43017

Thanks a lot to Show Chair Bev Goldie and all the wonderful volunteers that made this happen including Judy Coggin, Karen Shepherd, and Karen Van Cleve.

Click here to see all the accepted artworks.

Below are the 2020 Irish Show Award Recipients. Thanks a lot to Michael McEwan for serving as juror. 

Monetary prizes: Best of Show $125, First Place $100, Second Place $75, Third Place $50; Honorable Mention Ribbon, People’s Choice Ribbon.

The public will have the opportunity to vote for People’s Choice, until the end of the day on Tuesday, August 15. Then the People’s Choice Ribbon will be hung.


Anyone interested in purchasing, should contact the artist directly. All proceeds go to the artist.


Best of Show: Dana Grubbe’s mixed media abstract piece: Kilmurvey Beach Inishmore
Dana Grubbe
Irish Show best of show
First Place: Pat Carbone’s Plein Air oil, Glacier Ridge Wetlands
pat carbone
Irish Show first place
Second Place: Sidney Finneran’s oil, Karrer Barn
Sidney Finneran
Irish Show second place
Third Place: Bev Goldie’s oil, Morning at the Ring of Kerry
bev goldie
Irish Show third place
Honorable mention: Wes Bush’s Oil, Slea Head
wes bush
Irish Show honorable mention
Juror’s Michael McEwans’s comments:
“Group shows are always a bit of a crap shoot for artists; one has no idea what will be chosen,
and once in the show, not all of them looks particularly great with a wide variety of other pieces.
However, it takes a bit of courage to try, and art if nothing else is the constant taking of a leap of
This show, though small, had a great range of approaches. From the inventive abstraction,
digitally painted photos, studio works and paintings done from life. All of them celebrate the
unique feel of Dublin and that of the Emerald Isle.
If you entered and did not get in, do not fret, I have been rejected from more shows than I
have entered – it is just par for the course.
To all of you, thank you for sharing your work with the community. It has been my pleasure
to serve as juror.”
Michael McEwan