2024 SAA Art Show

This month, the Fort Steuben Visitor Center will host a show by the Steubenville Art Association called “Show Us Your Stuff.”

“This art show is different in many ways from any art show we have ever had,” explained SAA president Judy Schmidt. “First of all, it is a brag show.  We are asking everyone who has done an art piece or two that they are proud of to bring it here and enter it in this most braggadocious show ever seen.”

The invitation is open to not only local artists but to anyone who makes art in the privacy of their homes. 

“From toddler to Grandmas, you are invited to show your art in a show with the artists of the SAA.  All we ask in return is some proud Yep, I did that! Smiles,” Schmidt added.

Schmidt noted that this art show is different because it was planned and is managed by student managers and will be judged by student judges.  These are members of the SAA who have never managed or judged an art show before.  This is an opportunity for them to learn something new as they make their way through the art world.  

“Our student managers are so enthusiastic about this show that they have gone overboard.  They have planned for awards for children and awards for adults.  So, parents and teachers, if you have little ones that like to do art, frame that painting or that drawing and bring it to be hung in the children’s section of our art show. It will be such a positive experience for the child and the parent or grandparent alike,” she said.

The Steubenville Art Association is asking the public to bring their art work for the show to the Visitor Center on Thursday, March 7 from 11AM until 3PM. The members of the SAA will hang the art so that the student judges can come view it the next day and decide what art pieces will be awarded.  There will be a Best of Show Award, Most Original Award, and also the Mayor’s Choice award.  There will also be “Awesome” ribbons for outstanding artwork.  Winners will be announced at the Grand Opening.

Schmidt said that every single child who enters will get some recognition, “Because we of the SAA just love the work of young artists.”

Also at the ceremony, the SAA will unveil their new logo.  Although the SAA has been a part of our community for over 77 years, they just recently had a contest and adopted their first official logo.

All the public is invited to come out to the Grand Opening ceremony and meet the artists of the SAA. For anyone who has thought about doing more art or getting involved with the SAA, this is a chance to talk with their members.  

Anyone who has questions can email judyschmidt50@hotmail.com or call at 740-424-3835.  Also, please check out.  You’ll find further information about this art show on the SAA Facebook page and website.