McCullough-Hyde Healing Art Exhibit

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The current Annual Healing Arts Exhibit is on display now through October 2018. Artwork is exhibited throughout the hospital as a unique and wonderful way to enhance relaxation and healing for patients, staff and visitors.

The juried annual Healing Arts Exhibit is presented by the McCullough-Hyde Hospital TRUST. Research demonstrates that patients who view art recover more quickly - their attitudes are positively affected. The overwhelmingly positive feedback on our previous annual exhibits reinforces our belief that art does indeed enhance the healing process. The current Healing Arts Exhibit brings this innovative dimension of art work to our healing mission, and we are pleased to share it with you.

A varied and beautiful juried show of 60 original works of art themed around "healing" is displayed throughout the hospital for a year. Representing the vision of artists within a 100-mile radius of Oxford, the art work is for sale to anyone, but will remain on display until the current show is replaced by a new annual exhibit in October of each year.

Our special thanks go to our Hospital Auxiliary, Medical Staff, and the Robert White Healing Art Endowment, who each year underwrite the purchase awards of seven pieces for the permanent collection of the hospital.

We would also like to thank local artist and teacher Jean Vance for helping to manage the exhibit, and Tom Hogeback and Fred Russell for serving as the jurors for the 2017 exhibit, the Hospital Trust for underwriting the exhibit, and our McCullough-Hyde staff for their enthusiastic support.

We hope you will find this art work healing in many ways!

Interested in Participating?

For this Exhibit, artists are encouraged to explore the concept of art as a healing instrument. McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital/TriHealth embraces the importance of the healing power of art.

Work will be judged on originality, theme, design, concept, technique, and appropriateness to the space and facility. This year's  summer deadline for entries has not yet been determined but please check here for updates. Application for entry and more information is included in the Call For Entries brochure.


Interested in Purchasing Artwork?

  • All artwork is for sale, except the Purchase Awards.
  • If the artwork has sold or is a Purchase Award winner, the sale price will be covered, indicating the piece is not for sale.
  • Please contact the artist directly to arrange your purchase.
  • Artist contact information, phone number or email, is listed on the art card next to each art work and in the exhibit brochure which is available throughout the hospital.
  • The purchased artwork must remain hanging through the end of the exhibit in April of each year.
  • Questions? Contact Connie Clements at 513 255 2974 or by email.

Interested in Giving to Healing Arts?

Longtime Oxford residents and McCullough-Hyde Hospital supporters Joe and Kate Wespiser created a special fund in 2012 to underwrite the annual Healing Arts Exhibit. If you are interested in helping grow and support the annual Healing Arts Exhibit, please make a gift to the Joe and Kate Wespiser Healing Arts Fund.

The proceeds from this fund will underwrite the expenses of mounting the annual exhibit and purchasing art annually to add to the hospital's permanent collection. Gifts can be made to Auxillary of McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital/TriHealth at 110 N. Poplar, Oxford, OH 45056.

Interested in a Tribute Gift?

A beautiful and lasting way to memorialize, or honor, a loved one is to purchase an artwork from the Healing Arts Exhibit as a Memorial Gift or an Honor Gift. The work will be identified with a small brass plaque as being purchased in "Memory" of or in "Honor" of your designee by you (your name). The work will then remain in the hospital as part of the permanent collection, offering healing to all who view it. Contact the Volunteer Services Office at 513 524 5670.


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