IMPORTANT OAL EMAIL UPDATE:
We've been having issues for the past month sending and receiving emails through our current email server. If you've tried to reach out to us recently and have not heard a response, please try reaching out again via our gmail account: OhioArtLeague1909@gmail.com
We apologize for the inconvenience. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible!
We're excited to announce that we have moved to a new location! The Ohio Art League at RAW Gallery offers a new exhibition opportunity that features the works of Ohio Art League members alongside paintings by gallery owner George Leach. The gallery is situated at 112 E. Main Street in the heart of downtown Columbus. Gallery hours will vary depending on the exhibition on display, but you can also schedule an appointment.
Our programming at RAW will begin with showcasing the work of our volunteer board members. At the Ohio Art League, our board works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure the smooth running of the organization. The Thumb Box show is the only chance for the board members to exhibit their artwork. We want to take this opportunity to highlight the exceptional work they create when they are not working on OAL projects.
112 E Main Street
March Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1-5 pm
Or by appointment 614.556.5431
The Exhibition "Mindful Cycles of Hope" features the work of Matthew Swift, incorporating three distinct types of art: abstract expressionist action painting with the help of a robot vacuum, meditational photography with digital manipulation, and video installation and mixed media experimentation.
Join us for an artist talk with Matt on Saturday, March 23rd, 1pm at Raw Gallery!
Wednesday, March 20th
ARTIST TALK WITH ANDREA MYERS
Andrea Myers is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on textiles, paper, installation, and the space between two and three-dimensionality through abstraction, patterning, and saturated color
Our monthly zoom meeting happens every 3rd Wednesday of the month and is the best way to receive the latest news from the OAL Board of Trustees, meet other members, share work, and tell fellow artists and arts organizers about upcoming exhibitions you may be involved in.
If you have not used Zoom you can download a mobile app for your device:
Non-members are welcome.
March Featured Artist
As one of our winners of the 2023 Spring Juried Exhibition, we are featuring the work of Victoria Lavorini this month. Learn more on our Featured Artist Page
20th annual bryn du art show
The Ohio Art League has 18 members accepted into the Bryn Du Art Show. Congratulations!
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
Membership Policy Information
With another year in the history books for 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.
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).
When signing up, membership will only automatically renew annually if you select that option. Otherwise, you will receive renewal notices by email. Current policy is to email a first notice 30 days before the renewal due date, a second notice is sent 10 days before renewal due date, and a third notice is sent on the due date for renewal. If renewal dues are not paid within 30 days, you will receive a grace period renewal email. If you do not renew within 45 days after the 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.
With your 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
to members only online directory listing with image gallery/portfolio.
We strongly encourage you to upload at least one gallery of artwork. We
will use this for social media and newsletter highlights as seen below.
The ability to be part of the OAL newsletter, social media or featured artists marketing.
Remember to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your email safe list to make sure you receive regular communications.
Safe Sender List Info
OAL SOCIAL MEDIA
We would love to feature more of our member's art and events on our Instagram/Facebook pages!
Tag @OhioArtLeague or add #OhioArtLeague or #OALMemberArt in your posts and they could be featured on our page and stories
CHeck out this month's
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.