The LaFontaine Arts Council Announces Judge for Regional Art Exhibit

The LaFontaine Arts Council is pleased to announce that Sayaka Gantz is the judge for the 2019 Regional Art Exhibit. Sayaka received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University Bloomington and continued to create welded sculptures of animal forms independently. In 2008 she received a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture from Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in Bowling Green, Ohio . She taught design and drawing courses at Indiana University/Purdue University Fort Wayne Betwee 2002 and 2012.
Using reclaimed metal and plastic objects as materials, Sayaka’s recent sculptures depict animals in motion with rich colors and energy. She describes her style as “3D impressionism”, creating an illusion of solid form using plastic objects as brush strokes that become visible upon observation from close proximity. Her recent exhibitions include: “Danze Della Natura” – solo exhibition at the Hermann Geiger Foundation in Cecina, Italy, and “Metamorphosis” – temporary installation at the Lauritzen Gardens in Omaha, Nebraska. Her recent commissions include a series of marine life sculptures for the Monerey Bay Aquarium in California and a permanent installation of an underwater scene featuring whales and turtles in the lobby of Cimer Spa at the Paradise Resort in Incheon, Korea.

The show will be open to the public beginning August 2 through August 28. Gallery hours are 9:00-4:00 Monday-Friday. Entries will be released Wednesday, August 29th from 5-7:30 p.m.

For more information regarding the exhibit, contact Debbie Dyer at the LaFontaine Arts Council at 260.358.0055 or email