ImageOHIO, an annual exhibition featuring work by Ohio artists in photography, video and new media, marks its 16th year in 2016.

ImageOHIO, an annual exhibition featuring work by Ohio artists in photography, video and new media, marks its 16th year in 2016.

ROY G BIV Gallery presents the annual exhibition in the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center Shot Tower Gallery.

Early incarnations of the exhibition primarily included photography, said ROY G BIV Gallery director Ken Aschliman, but the addition of digital and new media computer-based work in recent years has been embraced by submitting artists.

"We showcase traditional photography methods along with alternative or new techniques," Aschliman said. "It's essential to the artists [in these mediums] to have a showcase for their work."

Submissions were received in traditional darkroom photography, photograms, collaging and various digital techniques, said curator Luke Stettner, a visiting assistant professor at Ohio University.

"I tried to show the full breadth of work that was submitted," Stettner said, adding he did not select material based on a theme or concept. "Having work that was so varied was an exciting challenge. There was work that was more mature and some that was more experimental. I was surprised by the varying approaches the artists were taking."

The selected artists represent a range of ages and backgrounds.

"We do have some artists that have never shown before," Aschliman said. "It provides a real survey of what's happening in this art form in Ohio."

ImageOHIO has been shown in the Shot Tower Gallery at Fort Hayes for the last 12 years. Aschliman said "it's a wonderful venue" and "the biggest space we show in all year."