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Ronna Bucci and Dr. Charles Dietz 2017 Artist Award Applications Released

The application for the Ronna Bucci and Dr. Charles Dietz Artist Award is now available. A printed version of the Artist’s Award Application may be obtained at MCCF, 534 Putnam Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or at the ZAAP Gallery, 625 Main Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701. Applications may also be downloaded here. Completed applications must be submitted to the Muskingum County Community Foundation by 5 p.m. EDT October 10, 2017. Applicants may submit up to three (3) photos of sample artwork or up to 3 digital photos on a CD or flash drive or send the photos by email to

Recipients of the Artist Award will be presented at the ZAAP Gallery on Main Street, in downtown Zanesville, during the Artist Colony of Zanesville’s First Friday event on December 1, 2017. Ron and Mary Ann Bucci, parents of the late Ronna Bucci, encourage all community artists, who are not currently a college or high school student, to apply.

The Ronna Bucci and Dr. Charles Dietz Artist Award is presented in memory of Ronna Bucci, a young artist, and Dr. Dietz, the longtime Director of the Zanesville Art Center. It is given from the Ronna Bucci and Dr. Charles Dietz Art Endowment Fund at the Muskingum County Community Foundation (MCCF), which provided initial gifts to the fund, along with the Bucci family, Dr. Dietz, the Beaux Arts Club and several other community members. Contributions may be made to the Fund by individuals and organizations to enhance the giving program, which includes the Artist’s Award, and an annual college scholarship award to a student pursuing a major in the field of art.

The Bucci - Dietz Artist Fund typically awards one $500.00 monetary grant each year to an adult artist in the community to be used to further his or her career as an artist. It may be used for supplies, materials, exhibition fees, seminars, conferences and other activities that may provide assistance to the artist. The application can be found here.

Those seeking further information about scholarships or wishing to make donations may contact the Muskingum County Community Foundation, Scholarship Central Program, 534 Putnam Avenue from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays at (740) 453-5192.

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