The Golden Ticket


Presented by The Clifton Cultural Arts Center
More than 300 works of art were submitted for this year’s annual Golden Ticket Juried Art Exhibition. The show, now in its seventh year, is limited to artists living or working within 25 miles of CCAC and showcases our region’s diverse, creative talent. Best In Show, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Honorable Mention, People’s Choice, and Hosts’ Choice Awards will be given at 7pm.


Best in Show: Jennifer Edwards, Kentucky Longrifle

2nd Place: Andrew Steinbrecher, Urban/Suburban
3rd Place: Claire Talbot, Ohio Fresh Eggs
Honorable Mention: Casey Dressell, Upright Stain I

Featured Artists

Tammy Riley, Kristine Donnelly, Ballard Borich, Alan Brown, Mark Wiesner, Zachary Lowry, Clinton Charles Wood, Ted Borman, Sandra Moell, Scott Covrett, Kent Krugh, Lisa Hueil Conner, Rupa Chordia, Oraphan Vichitchot, Shawn Shiveley, Mary Woodworth, John Lanzador, Casey Dressell, Rob Wolpert, Linda Gillings, Susan Byrnes, Sanda Palmer Ciolino, William M. Linthicum, Andrew Steinbrecher, Jenny Crowe, Jeff Casto, Karay Martin, John Humphries, Bill Scott, Cynthia Lockhart, Michael Kitei, Jennifer Edwards, Dan Dicherscheid, Andrey Kozakov, Jacob Bonta, Clair P. Talbot, Todd Steward Richman

2016 Jury

  • Dennis Harrington, Director Weston Art Gallery at Cincinnati Arts Association
  • Farron L. Allen, Faculty University of Cincinnati, DAAP
  • Sara M. Vance Waddell, President/CEO SMV Media
  • Matt Distel, Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Art of Cincinnati Art Museum. Exhibition Director at the Carnegie

CCAC is profoundly grateful to the following sponsors for making The Golden Ticket possible:

Presented by: Gaslight Properties, Eric Mower + Associates
Best in Show Sponsor: Murray Sinclaire
First Place Sponsor: Art Design Consultants, Druffel & Bryan Comey & Shepherd Realtors
Second Place Sponsor: Norwood Hardware, Sander Vinks, Northside Tavern
Season Wine Sponsor: Delicato Family Vineyards

Hors d’oeuvres provided by Nada

Admission to this exhibition is free and open to the public.

Show Opens
November 11, 2016

Opening Reception and Awards
November 11, 2016, 6 – 9 p.m.

Show Closes
December 10, 2016, 1 p.m.

Artist Pick Up
December 11th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
December 12th – 13th, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Golden Ticket Awards

BEST IN SHOW $800 & One-person show at CCAC (mutually acceptable dates).

2ND PLACE $300

3RD PLACE $200


PEOPLE’S CHOICE $100 – Exhibition visitors select the favorite by vote.


(Previous Best in Show winners are not eligible for future Best in Show Awards)

“The Golden Ticket is (second to the Cincinnati Art Museum 4th Floor Award) the most prestigious award for local working artists in the Cincinnati region.”

– Aaron Betsky, Former Director, Cincinnati Art Museum