Biography

 

Aaron S. Bivins was born in 1956 in Alliance, Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo receiving a B. A. in Art. Also, receiving a Teaching Certification. He has studied Watercolor Landscape painting with Walter Chapman and Acrylic and Oil Landscape painting with Richard Dziak.

 

Working in Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil primarily and other media, he paints portraits of people, animals, landscapes, houses, barns, florals and many other subjects. Aaron was a former Jr. High Art Teacher in the Toledo Public School System. He also, serves as a Demonstrator, Juror and conducts Watercolor and Acrylic Workshops and Classes. His art work can be found in corporate collections including The Toledo Hospital  and private collections around the country.

Throughout his career, he has won Best of Show, First Place and many other awards at shows such as, Crosby Gardens Festival of the Arts, The University of Toledo Art on the Mall Show, The Roots of Diversity Multicultural Show in Toledo, Ohio. Various shows at the Toledo Artist Club located at the Toledo Botanical Gardens Toledo Ohio. Harrison Rally Days in Perrysburg Ohio, Sauder Village Art Festival in Archbold, Ohio, New Philadelphia Ohio Arts Festival, The Old West End Festival Toledo, Ohio, Marion Art and Music Festival Marion, Ohio. The Sylvania Art Festival Sylvania, Ohio, The Winter Art Show at Sylvania Southview High School, Fine Art at the Village Troy, Michigan, Art in the Park Lathrup Village Lathrup Village, Michigan,  Maumee Summer Art Fair Maumee, Ohio, Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair, Royal Oak , Michigan,  And the Findlay Arts Festival in Findlay, Ohio.  Arts, Beats & Eats in Pontiac Michigan and Harvest of the Arts in Wellington, Ohio.

One Man Art Exhibit "Great Migration" Toledo Lucas County Public Library 2015. Roots of Diversity Art Exhibition 2015 Fifth Third Bank Building. Black History Month Exhibit 20 North Gallery.

Two One Man Show’s at the Flatlander’s Gallery Blissfield, Michigan and The 2010 Black History Month Exhibit feature artist at the Twenty North Gallery Toledo, Ohio. The 2011 Black History Month Exhibit at the Twenty North Gallery Toledo, Ohio, The 2012 Black History Month Exhibit at the Twenty North Gallery Toledo, Ohio and the 2013 Black History Month Exhibit at the Twenty North Gallery Toledo, Ohio. And the Juneteenth Celebration at the Toledo Museum of Art Toledo, Ohio. Exploring Oak Openings Toledo Metro Parks Exhibit 2013 at the American Gallery Sylvania, Ohio.

 

Aaron is a member of several professional societies, including Associate member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Past President of the Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society also a member of the Toledo Artists Club.

Aaron S. Bivins is represented by the American Gallery in Sylvania, Ohio, Silver Linings Gallery in Waterville, Ohio, Flint Institute of Art Flint, Michigan.

 

Awards

2016

   . The Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival 2016 Cambridge, Ohio "Alice Eikenberry Fine Art 1st Place Award" and the

     "W. B. Green and Associates Award 1st Place Award"

2015

   . Crosby Festival of the Arts Toledo, Ohio "First Place" Painting Category

  

2014 

  • Crosby Festival of the Arts Toledo, Ohio “Second Place” Painting Category

  • The Salt Fork Arts & Crafts Festival 2014 Cambridge, Ohio “The Daily Jefferson Newspaper Best of Show Award” and the “Alice Eikenberry Fine Art 1st Place Award”

 

 

2013 

  • Toledo Artist Club Art Auction Toledo, Ohio “Best of Show Award”

  • Toledo Artist Club Botanical Show Toledo, Ohio “First Place”

  • Spring Fling Art Show Piqua, Ohio “First Place”

 

2012 

  • Gateway Arts Council Sidney, Ohio “Third Place”

  • Harrison Rally Day for the Arts Fine Art Show Perrysburg, Ohio “Best of Show”

  • The University of Toledo Alumni Association Art on the Mall Toledo, Ohio “First Place”

  • The Salt Fork Art and Craft Festival Cambridge, Ohio “Colgate Palmolive Award”

  • The Katharine Crampton Memorial Art Show Lakeside, Ohio “Honorable Mention”

 

2011 

  • Harrison Rally Day for the Arts Fine Art Show Perrysburg, Ohio “Third Place”

 

 

2010  

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Art Auction Toledo, Ohio “Third Place”

  • Crosby Festival of the Arts Toledo, Ohio “Second Place”

  • Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society Watercolorama Toledo, Ohio “Honorable Mention”

 

 

2009 

  • Harrison Rally Day for the Arts Fine Art Show Perrysburg, Ohio “First Place”

  • Old West End Festival Art Fair Toledo, Ohio “Special Award”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Auction Toledo, Ohio “Merit Award”

 

 

2008 

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Auction Toledo, Ohio “Merit Award”

  • Old West End Festival Art Fair Toledo, Ohio “1st Place”

 

 

2007 

  • Toledo Artists’ Club People and Portraits Show Toledo, Ohio “Best of Show”, “1st Place” and “Honorable Mention”

  • Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Arts and Crafts Festival Sylvania, Ohio “Third Place”

 

2006 

  •   The Toledo Artists’ Club Auction Toledo, Ohio “Merit Award”

 

2005  

  • Maumee Summer Art Fair Maumee, Ohio “Best of Show”

  • Old West End Festival Art Fair Toledo, Ohio “1st Place”

  • Harrison Rally Day Fine Art Show Perrysburg, Ohio “1st Place”

  • Art on the Square Fine Art Festival New Philadelphia, Ohio “1st Place

 

2004 

  • Old West End Festival Art Fair Toledo, Ohio “Best of Show”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club People and Portrait Show Toledo, Ohio “Honorable Mention”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Art Auction Toledo, Ohio “Merit Award”

 

2003  

  • Harrison Rally Day Fine Art Show Perrysburg, Ohio “Best of Show”

  • Old West End Festival Art Fair Toledo, Ohio “1st Place”

  • Old Maumee Summer Art Fair Maumee, Ohio “1st Place”

 

2002 

  • Findlay Arts Festival Findlay, Ohio “Peoples Choice Award 1st Place”

  • Toledo Artists’ Club People and Portrait Show Toledo, Ohio “2nd Place”

  • Harrison Rally Day Fine Art Show Perrysburg, Ohio “2nd Place”

  • Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society Toledo, Ohio Spring Exhibition

  • The University of Toledo Alumni Association Art on the Mall Toledo, Ohio “2nd Place”

  • Celebrate Summer Marions’ Art Festival and Rib Festival Marion, Ohio “Best of Show”

 

2001  

  • Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce 44th Annual Sylvania Arts and Crafts Festival “1st Place”

  • Harrison Rally Day Fine Art Show Perrysburg, Ohio “2nd Place”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Art Auction Toledo, Ohio “Merit Award”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Art Auction Toledo, Ohio Holiday Show “2nd Place”

 

2000 

  • Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce 43rd Annual Sylvania Arts and Crafts

  • Festival Sylvania, Ohio “1st Place”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Art Auction Toledo, Ohio “Best of Show”

  • Impression of Nature Show Spectrum Friends of Fine Art Toledo, Ohio “1st Place”

  • The University of Toledo Alumni Association Art on the Mall Toledo, Ohio “2nd Place”

 

1999 

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Gold Medallion Show Toledo, Ohio “1st Place”

  • Northwestern Ohio Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition Toledo, Ohio “Honorable Mention”

  • Sylvania Fine Art Festival Sylvania, Ohio “1st Place”

 

1998 

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Conference Center Show Toledo, Ohio “3rd Place”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Fur and Feather Show Toledo, Ohio “Honorable Mention”

  • The Roots of Diversity Art Show Toledo, Ohio “1st Place”

 

1997 

  • The Roots of  Diversity Art Show Toledo, Ohio “2nd Place”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Gold Medal Show Toledo, Ohio “Committee Award”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Four Season Show Toledo, Ohio “2nd Place”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club My Town Show Toledo, Ohio “Honorable Mention”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club People and Portrait Show “Best of Show”

 

1995 

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club New Member Show Toledo, Ohio “Honorable Mention”

  • The Toledo Artists’ Club Gold Medal Show Toledo, Ohio “1st Place”

 

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