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  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:30 PM | Deleted user

    Fiber Art Now, international quarterly print and digital magazine for contemporary fiber arts and textiles, announces a call for works of fiber art by students currently enrolled in or recently graduated (no more than 2 years ago) from undergraduate or graduate programs. 

    Students are strongly encouraged to choose their very best work, as this call for entries has an open theme. Each submission should consist of up to FOUR images. 

    Fiber Art Now Magazine's editorial team will review all submissions received and may select YOUR image(s) to feature in the Summer 2015 issue!

    Deadline for submission is Weds. April 15, 2015 via E-MAIL ONLY.

    Click here for full entry details and requirements, or send submissions to

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:15 PM | Deleted user

    May 1, 2 & 3 | 2015 

    Friday: Noon to 7pm

    Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 5pm 

    Join us for a fun-filled family weekend of shopping and glass making!  Our 8th Annual Spring Sale is just in time for Mother's Day, so stop by to find the perfect gift or bring in the whole family for an art-marking workshop.

    Give the gift of handmade glass art created by Ohio's premier artists (or keep it for yourself!).  Hundreds of glass art pieces are on sale, ranging from blown glass vessels to exquisite jewelry.  You'll find colorful glass flowers, unique sculptures, stained glass mantel pieces, funky kitchen accents and more.

    As always, our talented artists offer glass-making workshops for both adults and children.  This is a great opportunity to make something for Mom or even bring her in to try her hand at glass-making.

    Workshops:  2-5pm on Friday; 11am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday

    Pulled Glass Flower:  Ages 12+  Create a colorful glass flower out of molten glass.  $50 per flower.

    Torchworked Bead:  Ages 6+  Use smaller torches to heat and form glass into colorful beads.  $25 per bead. 

    All workshops are first-come first-served; no reservations accepted.  SPACE IS LIMITED.  You would like to take a class at another time, please look at our calendar for more information.

    Gift certificates are also available.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 2:43 PM | Deleted user

    Request for Proposals/Public Art

    The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department seeks to commission up to five professional visual artists to design and fabricate temporary, miniature tree houses. These public artworks will be installed in trees located in 5 separate City of Columbus Parks.

    Selected artists will receive $1,000! So grab your sketchbooks! Proposals are due by 5 pm on April 24, 2015.

     Complete info and instructions here; be sure to read to the very end.

  • Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:00 PM | Deleted user

    Forty miles west of Chicago, Water Street Studios is a Nonprofit Arts Center, home to two galleries, 26 artist studios, three classrooms, access programs for ceramics, printmaking and welding, a visiting artist residency, and a thriving community of artists.

    Anne Harris, painter, professor at SAIC, and board vice president at Riverside Arts Center, will be jurying the group show, Contemporary Portraits

    We at OAL know the exponential portrait-creating capabilities of some of our members, so make sure to submit your works! Although most portraits are thought of as paintings, portrait works in all media will be considered! No excuses! One work will be awarded, and the artist will receive $500!

    Contemporary Portraits will run May 16 through June 27, 2015. The Opening Reception takes place Saturday, May 16, the first night of the exhibition.

    DEADLINE: April 12, 2015 (online only)

    Notice of acceptance will be given by April 22nd, and work is to be dropped off May 3rd. Works selected for the exhibition are to be picked up June 28th. 

    Visit the Water Street Studios website for more information!

  • Monday, March 23, 2015 1:30 PM | Deleted user

    The Museum of Modern Art’s holiday card program began in 1954 with the introduction of holiday cards created by contemporary artists and designers whose work was represented in the Museum’s exhibitions or permanent collection.

    Each year, MoMA selects artwork submitted by designers and artists whose designs reflect The Museum of Modern Art, modernism, and innovation in card design. Historically, MoMA has produced holiday cards celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and the general holiday season.

    All proceeds from the sale of MoMA products are used to support The Museum of Modern Art and its programs.

    All artwork must be received by April 17, 2015

    Send entries to:
    Karen Hernandez
    Product Manager, Art Reproductions
    The Museum of Modern Art
    11 West 53rd Street
    New York, NY 10019

    Through a selection process involving members of the MoMA Retail group, submissions are selected for inclusion in the Museum’s newest holiday card line developed each calendar year.

    What to keep in mind for exemplary MoMA card designs:
    -innovation in paper engineering
    -new approaches to interactivity
    -intelligence and sophistication
    -the element of surprise
    -cards that embrace the spirit of the holidays
    -quality in design and production new ways of looking at imagery

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 4:18 PM | Deleted user

    CCAD has two current job openings: Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Vice President for Institutional Advancement. 

    Vice President for Institutional Advancement Summary

    The Vice President for Advancement is responsible for designing and implementing integrated institutional advancement programming to significantly increase the College’s constituent involvement and philanthropic support. The Vice President must have strong organizational, supervisory, and leadership capabilities and be able to lead the successful solicitation of gifts. The Vice President supervises the following areas in line with these priorities: corporate and government grants, alumni and staff giving, major donor gifts, the annual fund, and development and implementation of the College’s next comprehensive campaign. Working in partnership with the President and Board of Trustees, the Vice President is a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who serves as an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting revenue generation and advancing the position of the College.  

    Vice President for Marketing and Communications Summary

    The Vice President for Marketing and Communications leads his/her team in promoting, enhancing and communicating the value of the College to all relevant constituents in support of CCAD’s strategic goal to be nationally recognized in providing exceptional educational experiences of value to

    both graduates and society. Leveraging brand-building strategies that utilize various platforms, the goal of the Vice President is to drive messaging that enhances geographically-diverse enrollment and philanthropic support.   

    For more detailed information go to CCAD's website 

    The Ohio Arts Council also has a job opening: 

    Public Information Officer 1 also called Director of the PIO Office  

    Plans & directs the Ohio Arts Council's overall public information program, oversees preparation & dissemination of educational & informational material reflecting agency activities & performs related program activities (e.g., develops, prepares, types, proofs & issues news releases &/or public advisory group announcements & meeting minutes &/or speeches to media &/or public advisory groups; develops public advisory groups & statute mandated task forces or councils; coordinates agency program in rule making & permit public information meetings & hearings; develops & presents information &  educational displays, programs, materials &/or speeches to media; writes, types, edits & performs lay-out work on publications, articles &/or newsletters; assists with budget preparation & coordination of special projects). 

    Advises & consults with agency director & staff regarding public relations aspects; serves as resource person for information on positive public presentation of agency programs & activities; responds to written &/or telephone requests for speeches &/or presentation; delivers speeches & gives presentations; supervises assigned personnel (e.g., secretary, layout design artist, public information specialist, college co-op). 

    Sets up conferences & coordinates arrangements with media; evaluates development, preparation & dissemination of public information. 

    For more information check out

  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:50 PM | Deleted user

    Our Board of Trustees member, Andrew Ina, as a part of WOSU filmed this great piece on the new Joseph Hotel at Broad and High where strong OAL supporters, Rebecca Ibel and Sarah Fairchild, had a hand in ensuring Ohio artists were represented thanks to the PIzzuti’s. 

    If you are not familiar with the new Joseph Hotel, it is a boutique, art hotel that is named after Ron Pizzuti's father.  Ron is a real estate developer and an accomplished art collector, who was asked a few years ago to jury an OAL exhibition.  In many ways over the years, he has shown his commitment to not only Ohio artists but the city of Columbus and this is just another example. 

    So check out the video on the Joseph Hotel here 

    And be sure to check out the Pizzuti Collection over on North Park Street 

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015 4:30 PM | Deleted user

    "Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative is dedicated to the promotion of the art of printmaking by providing a well-equipped studio, educational opportunities and an environment of mutual support and inspiration for artists and students, and the community."

    No more worrying about which book to read this winter, it's time to make your own! Spring is upon us, so clean out the cobwebs and get your creative juices flowing. Check out some of the upcoming workshops offered by Columbus's own Phoenix Rising:

    Found Object Monoprint Workshop

    Instructed by Marilyn McPheron, this class begins with a demo, and then participants may creatively experiment as far as their imaginations may take them before printing their own works. Using stencils, lace, cardboard cutouts, paper doilies, flattened metal odds-and-ends, string, vegetable netting and an array of interesting flat, house-hold items, class-goes will create a series of similar but unique prints using Speedball water-soluble printing ink. Most participants will complete around 6 to 9 prints (two or three series of three prints each). The end result is essentially a mystery, as you will not know exactly what will appear until the paper is pulled from the plate after it is pressed. This workshop is limited to 6 participants, so grab a seat ASAP!

    Found Object Monoprint Workshop is offered this Saturday, March 21 from 9 AM to 4 PM. Fee: $65 (includes all materials)

    Register for Found Object Monoprint Workshop

    Signature Bookbinding

    Also instructed by Marilyn McPheron, Signature Bookbinding serves to teach participants how to sew two "signature" based books and how to attach the covers. The first book will be an open spine sketch book with a total of 48 usable pages. Each signature, a total of 4, within the "text block" will be a different type of drawing paper. This first book, which the finished size is to be about 9 x 12 inches, will be book board covered in paper and decorative tapes. The second book, more like a journal, will have a rounded, soft spine covered with book cloth. Although it will be smaller in size, the second book will contain the same amount of signatures/pages. Document your very own expressions within a sketch book or journal you created yourself! This course is also limited to 6 participants, so act fast!

    Signature Bookbinding will take place on Saturday, April 11 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Fee: $65 (includes all materials).

    Register for Signature Bookbinding

    Happy printing!

    Click here to find out more about Phoenix Rising and other great workshops offered by the organization!

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:11 PM | Deleted user

    Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends

    April 7 – May 16, 2015

    Opening Reception April 7, 6-8pm 

    Location: Dublin Arts Council 

    Address: 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43016

    Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends offers a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives: those with our families and friends. Bender and Vogel have both exhibited extensively in the Columbus area. Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friends brings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors. 

    A free public reception will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Exhibition and public reception are free of charge.  

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 2:21 PM | Deleted user

    We would like to congratulate OAL member, Walter Herrmann, on his very successful solo exhibition "The Hive" which was shown at the Cultural Arts Center.  

    The show is now over but if you missed it you can read about it on Columbus Live or at the Ohio Crafters and Artisans Wordpress

    Check out his website here

    Once again, congratulations to Walter on a very excellent show!  





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