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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:32 PM | Deleted user

    Collusion: Works of Voice 

    Cultural Arts Center 

    Exhibition Dates: March 13-April 10 

    Artists' Reception: March 13, 6-8pm 

    Conversations & Coffee Art Talk: March 19, 12-1pm 

    OAL member, Chad Cochran, and Brian Reaume have collaborated on the show along with Eric Rausch--the curator. 

    Statement from Chad:

    I first saw Brian's work at the CAC, during his solo exhibition, Shelter Series: Coastal Refugees. I was immediately drawn to his vision and concepts tied to providing voices to shelters because my thoughts align. As I capture the decaying and vanishing structures throughout Ohio, I hope to not only provide documentation but also to initiate conversations about the homes and those who inhabited them. There are stories that were told within the walls and they remain captured there. With my photos and assemblage pieces, I hope to provide the viewer a way to connect to those stories which gives them a chance to find a new home.

    In my photographs, Brian has found characters. Ones he will converse with, study, understand and express. We work to provide new meaning, hope and voices to these "vaporizing" structures.

    Statement from Brian:

    Through the use of mixed media we give voices to forgotten, lost Ohio shelters of past. Each work will begin from a current photograph, from this image the works are reinterpreted through painting, sculpture or assemblage.

    The purpose of having a two person show as opposed to a solo exhibit is to express the idea of our multi-layered vision. The challenge is to create from another's work and tell a story from a different perspective, using my intention and delving into Chad's vision of history in Ohio. By changing the everyday reality of passing these relics without notice; instead putting purpose to stopping, looking and listening to these forgotten shelters, we can map rural and urban decay for future generations. The personal challenge for me is spending time with each photo and listen to them intently to retrieve their story as opposed to painting/sculpting from the feel of actually being at the location. I have found this to bring an intimacy with each work that is not forced, instead being a seamless transition from print to painting or 2d to 3d once I learn to listen to the subject.

    Statement from Eric:

    I have come to know Brian and Chad as artists; these two are overcome with a need to document their world. Through their experimentation and documentation they create beautiful works of art that are engaging to a viewer and professionally finished. When I heard that they were working together to collaborate on a show, I was instantly interested to hear more. Through our ensuing conversations we formed a partnership that included me as their curator.

    There is a link between their artwork in visual appeal, and together they have created an exhibition experience for the viewer. The show includes 2d and 3d works in various sizes and price points. Each piece is finished to a high standard of professionalism, from framed photographs, wall hanging and pedestal sculptures to a large installation piece in the gallery.

    The installation will include large "vapor shelters" which will have the look of porcelain with minimal color and texture. Varying in size, these shelters will be installed in the center of the main gallery so the viewer can walk around each one and may be able to see inside but will not be able to enter. The area around the grouping of shelters will have elements of scattered debris including chairs for the viewer to sit and contemplate. The structures will have the feeling that they are visions of what once stood in what is now debris. Elements of light and sound will be used to illustrate the life that these shelters housed and the stories that are contained within. 

    For more information check out the article written by (614) Magazine 

    The Cultural Arts Center of Columbus is located at 139 W Main St., Columbus, OH 43215

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 3:39 PM | Deleted user

    Majority Rising
    Cleveland’s Female Gaze

    OAL member,Judy Takács, is debuting her curatorial skills at the Majority Rising: Cleveland's Female Gaze Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of some of Cleveland's most famous female artists such as: Shirley Aley Campbell, Lee Heinen, Kathleen McKenna, Marsha Sweet and Marilyn Szalay.  Judy will also be including her paintings of the other artists as her contribution to the exhibition.  Don't miss this wonderful exhibition of some of Cleveland's most talented and legendary artists!

    Public Opening Reception: Thursday March 12, 5:30 to 8:00

    Show dates March 12 through May 2 

    Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
    1834 East 123rd Street
    Cleveland, Ohio 44106

    Private Studio tours in conjunction with the exhibit:

    Lee Heinen Studio Tour, March 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

    Judy Takács Studio Tour, April 11, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

    Kathleen McKenna Studio Tour, April 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

    Individual $20
    AAWR Member $15 

    To reserve your spot and buy your ticket to any of the studio tours, email Katelyn Gainer, Gallery and Administrative Assistant at or call 216.721.9020.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:27 PM | Deleted user

     March 5 – April 26, 2015
    McConnell Arts Center- Main Gallery

    FREE Artists’ talk: Wednesday, March 25, 6 – 7pm

    Hey Ohioans we want to encourage you to stop on by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington to see Luminous Landscapes in Ceramics & Encaustic Paintings. You will not want to miss this show!

    OAL ember artist Kellie McDermott will impress you with her encaustic paintings. What this woman can do with wax is amazing. We appreciate your talent here at Ohio Art League and congratulate you on your current Exhibition.

    Congratulations to Carol Snyder and to OAL member Kellie McDermott!!

    Please Click the Links below for more information.

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 3:39 PM | Deleted user

    Call for Entries 

    Deadline May 31 

    BAFTA Qualifying ASFF 2015 is now open for entries.We are looking for filmmakers who are driving the genre of short film forward through inspirational and innovative works.  Whether you are an established or emerging practitioner, we want to hear from you. 

    The deadline for entry is 31 May 2015. 

    Supporting & Championing Short Film 

    We are accepting films in all genres: advertising, animation, artists' film, comedy, documentary, drama, experimental, fashion, music video, and thriller.  enter for your chance to be screened at the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2015. The Official Selection of films will be shown in 15 venues across the City of York from 5 to 8 November.  There will be additional prizes for Best film in each category and the People's Choice winner.  This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to an international audience of filmmakers, industry and film fans.  

    The official Selection will be announced in September 2015 

    Winners will be announced at the ASFF Awards Ceremony on 8 November 2015. 

    For more information visit

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 3:28 PM | Deleted user

    Red Hot Raku

    Raku firing's unpredictability and intense process have allotted for it's popularity over the years. Western rake firing is a procedure in which work is removed from the kiln at bright red heat and subjected to post-fire reduction. Instructed by well-known Columbus artists Sandy Lang and Walter Weil.

    Saturday, April 18, 2015

    12:30 - 5:30 PM


    Register Now 

    Blacksmithing 101

    A hands-on workshop directed for beginners only, Blacksmithing 101 will teach students basic forging techniques such as building and controlling a coke fire and how to use a gas forge. Participants will make several pieces during the workshop. Instructor Paul Ailing has been blacksmithing for over 30 years.

    Saturday and Sunday

    9 AM - 3 PM

    Choose from these Sessions: March 14 & 15, April 18 & 19, May 2 & 3, or May 30 & 31

    Calligraphy: It's Not Just for Bibles Anymore

    Participants will learn the fundamentals of the foundational style of lettering, and try their hand at the graceful form of art. Students are asked to bring Speedball C-3 Nib, Pen Holder, Black Ink (Higgins, Pellikan Fount India), Ruler, Pencil, Notebook. Instructed by calligraphers Carol Kimball and Sandy Schaadt. 

    Saturday, March 28

    10 AM - 1 PM


    Register Now

    It's Always the Write Time: Creative Writing Workshop

    This fun and creative journey into the world of creative writing will get your ballpoint pen rolling. Taught by Mimi Chenfeld. 

    Saturday, April 18

    10 AM - 2 PM


    Register Now

    Winsor & Newton Artists' Oil Colours

    Winsor & Newton offers the world's most diverse range of professional products, including oils and acrylic colors, innovative mediums, and a revolutionary range of painting tools. Big plus: participants receive samples of Winsor & Newton Artist Materials (hooray!)

    Saturday, April 11

    1 - 4 PM

    FREE DEMO! (limited to 30 participants)

    Register Now

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:52 PM | Deleted user

    Call for Proposals!

    The Digital Fabrication Residency program is launching an online special speaker series that will be free to the public and members of the Digital Fabrication Residency community.  The Digital Fabrication Residency program provides an online professional development opportunity for artists, educators, technicians, critics and art historians with experience and knowledgeable insights into the convergence of contemporary art, craft, design and digital fabrication technologies.  

    Proposals should describe the main project or idea to be presented.  Please keep proposals brief, provide supplemental website links related to the focus of the proposal, contact information, bio with CV or resume.  

    Email materials to

    For more information visit

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:52 PM | Deleted user

    Join OAL member-artist Todd Hickerson, along with clay aficionados Lena Simonian and Eric Immelt, for a symphony of color, light and form in Modern Primitiva; an exhibition which explores the iconic artistry of oceanic culture using natural elements, materials, and textures.   

    Modern Primitiva will be on display at Clayspace's Gallery 831 March 9th through the 28th.

    Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

    While you're visiting the Clayspace website, make sure you check out the vast array of classes and workshops the artists offer. With skill levels from novice to expert, it's easy to find a course well-tailored to your goals.

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:00 PM | Deleted user

    Deadline: March 31 

    Meridian International Center - a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. - is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Community Engagement through the Arts Exchange Program for American mural artists.  Funded by the U.S. Department of State's Cultural Programs Division in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with programming support from Meridian, four American artists will travel abroad to collaborate with local youth and underserved populations on community-based projects in the mural arts. Artists will design, implement and administer a 3.5-week, in-country program based on local community issues for the country specified.  Projects should be designed to advance U.S. foreign policy goals in that country by addressing a local community issue, as youth or women's empowerment, gender-based violence, social inclusion, regional stability, and the environment. 

    Meridian is currently accepting applications for projects in Brazil, Cuba, India, and Turkey.  Applications are due by 11:59pm EST on March 31, 2015. 

    Apply online at: 

    Please send any questions that you might have in regards to the application to

  • Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:30 PM | Deleted user

    The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center is hosting an Emerging Artist section on the front lawn of the facility during the Worthington Art Festival from June 20- 21, 2015. This program is implemented to promote Ohio artists -either students or those within the first three years of their career- who have little or no selling or exhibiting experience in festivals. 

    All applicants must submit a complete application packet, which includes three (3) images of the artist's work and one (1) image of his/ her exhibit, a brief biography of the artist and a description of his/her artwork. Artwork must be the original creation of the entering artist and exemplify characteristics of fine arts or fine crafts. While tents are encouraged, they are not required.

    Applications are due by April 15, 2015. 

    Download the application form

     Interested artists are asked to apply early, as booth fee checks are not cashed until accepted.

    Acceptance notifications will be sent out on May 1, 2015. 

  • Friday, February 27, 2015 1:31 PM | Deleted user

    Join the Ohio Art League staff, members and selected artists for our Spring Juried Exhibition's Opening Reception Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 PM!!

    This year's Spring Juried Exhibition (SJE) is to be held at Mount Vernon Nazarene University's Schnormeier Gallery from March 5 through April 15, 2015

    OAL would like to congratulate the selected artists - members and non-members - for their exemplary works in the 2015 SJE:

    Ginny Baughman, Andreas Baumgartner (1st Place- Renee Steidle Primary Award), Brittany Bergamo, Tyler Bohm, Christopher Burk, Louise Captein, Zach Coneybeer, Connaught Cullen, Deborah Davis-Livaich, Adena Griffith, Darren Grundey, Julia Hamiliton, Alex Hibbitt (3rd Place- OAL SJE Tertiary Award), Andy Hudson, Polina Isurin, Morris Jackson, Tala Kanani, Haley Kedziora, Kevin Keiser, Daniel King, Lisa Letostak, Andrew McCauley (2nd Place- OAL SJE Secondary Award), Ronald Mlicki, Kate Morgan, Sara Neuhoff, Kelly Nye, Frank Oriti (Bad Girls for Good Art Award), Robert Porreca, Nevin Price-Meader, Jeff Regensburger, Michael Reilly, Christine Ryan-Guillot, Molly Savage, Jason Schwab, David Stichweh, Nicki Strouss, Jayne Struble, Evie Zimmer

    Keep up the great work!

    CCAD's own professor and director of Graduate Studies, Richard Petry, will be our juror of esteem, so you won't want to miss the works he selected!

    Artists, don't forget, drop off for artwork is Feb. 28 and March 1st from 10 am to 4 pm at the MVNU gallery.





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