Thursday, June 20, 2019


MARIA STEIN, Ohio – Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Shrine Art Show & Sale, June 22-28! This event, held in conjunction with Maria Stein CountryFest, is free and open to the public.

The display will be located on the 2nd floor of the Shrine, in the Gast Gallery. See thought-provoking works of art from artists all over the US, including some available for purchase. Cast your vote for your favorite piece for the People's Choice Award.

Additionally, a beautiful abstract piece, donated by James F. Dicke II will be available for purchase. Dicke was born in 1945 in San Angelo, Texas. Raised in Ohio and Indiana, he returned to Texas for college at Trinity University and has built a thriving career as a businessman in Ohio. Dicke is also an artist. A photographer from the age of five, he started painting at Culver Military Academy in 1963 under the tutelage of the late Warner Williams, a bas-relief, realist artist. Later, he studied with Nelson Shanks of Pennsylvania. Dicke’s work has been influenced by his extensive collection of 19th century, 2Oth century and contemporary art.

Show hours are Monday – Saturday 9:30am-6:00pm and 11:00am-5:00pm on Sunday. For more information regarding the art, awards, show judge or sponsors, visit or call Diana Russell at 419-925-4532.

The Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics provides faith nourishment and spiritual renewal through opportunities for prayer and pilgrimage and inspiration from the lives of the saints. People from around the world visit the shrine to explore and enjoy this environment rich in holiness and history. The Shrine is located at 2291 St. John’s Rd. in Maria Stein. For more event information, visit

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