Bittersweet: A Chocolate Inspired Exhibition, call for art

By R-H Staff

OXFORD — Nothing says decadence like chocolate which, in its many forms, has become an obsession for people of all ages. At one time considered a food of the gods by indigenous Americans, chocolate is one of the world’s most mysterious and sought-after substances. Enticing and rich, modern and timeless, chocolate is a veritable inspiration for imaginative work.

Bittersweet: A Chocolate Inspired Exhibition will open on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Oxford Community Arts Center as part of Chocolate Meltdown and run through Feb. 3.

OCAC invites artists to exhibit works stimulated by chocolate and the emotions it provokes. Works can be two or three dimensional and need not consist of chocolate. All media will be considered. Pieces exhibiting diverse concepts, materials or mediums, and creativity will take precedence. Every effort will be made to exhibit all entries, however, space limitations may be an issue.

No entry fee is required. The exhibition committee reserves the right to reject artwork that is inappropriate for our audience. Works submitted made from chocolate or other perishable material may exhibit for a shorter period of time at the discretion of the staff.

Chocolate Meltdown is a multi-faceted collaborative fundraiser for both the Oxford Community Arts Center and the Miami University Art Museum, with vendors featuring chocolate delicacies for tasting, an amateur baking contest, children’s activities, raffle baskets, an auction, and educational materials about chocolate.

Entry form deadline is Jan. 10. Forms can be downloaded from or picked up from the lobby at the Oxford Community Arts Center.

For additional information or instructions contact or call 513-524-8506.

Exhibition coordinators are Dan Croswell and Bill Greene.

By R-H Staff