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January 2023

Spring Juried Exhibition

Call for Submissions

Submission Due Date

January 13th

Exhibition Location

Priscilla R. Tyson Cultural Arts Center

139 W. Main St - Columbus, OH 43215


Dani and Sheilah ReStack

Visit the Spring Juried Exhibition page to learn more, login as member to submit, or join today to submit to this and future shows organized by the Ohio Art League

106th Thumb Box Pickup

If you have work in the 106th Thumb Box, you should have received an email last week detailing pickup and payment details. 

Just in case you missed it, Pickup information is below.

Thumb Box Graphic with several multicoloered squares on a white background

Raw Gallery - 112 East Main Street - Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, January 7th, 1-5pm

Sunday, January 8th, 1-5pm

If you have questions about the Thumb Box Exhibition, feel free to email

This year's Thumb Box was a great success, selling almost a quarter of the works opening weekend and sales are still coming in with only a few more days in the exhibition. The Ohio Art League Board of Trustees is happy to see this exhibition succeed every year keeping alive the oldest Ohio Art League tradition, which dates back to 1916.

Thumb Box happens every year in November and December. It is never too early to start thinking about making your new 6"x6"x6" work for next year’s show.

We look forward to seeing everyone this weekend.

Membership Policy Information

With a new year in the history of the Ohio Art League, we would like to take this time to provide you with reminders about the membership policy, membership renewals, and membership provisions.

Membership Policy

The Ohio Art League has a few different membership types. The most popular are Artists/Enthusiast ($50), Family/Joint ($90 for two members), Veteran ($20 with proof of service), and Student ($20 with proof of enrollment).

Membership Renewals

When signing up, membership only automatically renews annually if you select that upon sign-up. Otherwise, you will receive automatic renewal notices by email. Current policy is to email 30 days before renewal due date, 10 days before renewal due date, and day of renewal due date. If renewal dues are not paid in 30 days, you will receive a grace period renewal email. If not renewed after 45 days of renewal date your account will move to lapsed status and you will receive a final renewal email. Once in lapsed status, access to membership areas (such as submission calls and membership profile editing) will no longer function but you will still receive general emails from the Ohio Art League.

Membership Provisions

With an annual membership you are granted, at no additional charge the following membership provisions:

Free submissions to members only exhibitions:

Fall Juried, Spring Juried, Gateway to the Arts

At least one work in the annual Thumb Box Exhibition

Access to members only online directory listing with image gallery/portfolio.

The ability to be a part of the OAL newsletter, social media or featured artists marketing.

If you have any questions about membership feel free to reach out to


to the Arts

Sarah Dugger

See and read more about Sarah's work on the Gateway to the Arts page or stop by the airport to see her work in person.

OAL Tonight!

January 18th, 7-8:30pm

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OAL Tonight is the best way to receive the latest news from the Ohio Art League Board of Trustees. It is also a good way to meet other members, share work, and tell fellow artists and arts organizers about upcoming exhibitions you may be involved in. Join us in January to be part of the conversation. 

If you have not used Zoom you can download a mobile app for your device:

Android Mobile App

Apple Mobile App

Non-members are welcome.

 Call for Board Members

We are reaching out to all members as it is time to start acquiring new members of the Ohio Art League Board of Trustees. We are seeking several new board members to participate in shaping the coming years of one of largest and longest running statewide arts organizations in Ohio.  If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering to be a member of the Board of Trustees, please visit the link below to complete an online form that will provide us with enough information to invite you to a future board meeting where we can discuss your interest and possible appointment.

 The Ohio Art League has been and continues to be a member driven volunteer-based organization since 1909. Without the hard work of our board members and member volunteers, the organization would not be able to provide, monthly networking meetings, member artists marketing through social media, manage the Thumb Box; Fall Juried Exhibition; Spring Juried Exhibition, and provide opportunities such as the curated exhibitions at the John Glenn Airport’s Gateway to the Arts Gallery.

 We look forward to working with all of you who might be interested in helping support the future of this long running artist organization

Call for Board Members - Online Form

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Highlighted artist directory Portfolios

To be selected to be featured in the newsletter and on the OAL social media channels, make sure you are a member and you have created a free image gallery under your user profile.



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