Fall Juried Exhibition

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Woman With Hat – Paul Wilbur – Digital Photography

Fall Juried Exhibition will be held on October 30th 2014 – January 5th 2015

Join us for the Opening Reception Thursday, October 30th from 6 – 8 pm

at the Peggy McConnell Arts Center in Worthington

777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH 43085.

This years Juror of Esteem is Rod Bouc, the Executive Deputy Director of Operations at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Featured Artists Include:

Steven Elbert, Julian Cennamo, Jordin Caudill

Dawn Petrill, Chad Cochran,Ginny Baughman

Steven Elbert, Charles Mintz, Andy Hudson

Jacob Jonahs, Stephanie Moon, Rebecca Krofcheck

Michael May, Evie Zimmer, Chaz ONeil

Johnathan Ryan, Jeremy Stroud, Paul Wilbur


The Family Bed - Ginny Baughman – Found Objects

Come support your fellow members. Find out more here

Pick up the perfect gift at the CAC Annual Studio Art Sale!

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Original art from the students and faculty of the Cultural Arts Center, that are hand selected by the staff, act as perfect, one-of-a-kind gifts for anyone you know (that deserves a present, anyway).

The Annual Studio Art Sale at the CAC takes place on Friday, November 14 from 5 – 8 pm, and Saturday, November 15 from 10 – 2pm.

The countdown begins! Only 23 days stand between you and the perfect gift! Don’t stand in line at stores or settle for mediocre presents; put some thought into those gifts!!

To find out how to be part of the Art Sale, stop in the Cultural Arts Center and ask the Front Desk for info, or visit the CAC website.


LACDA 11th Annual Snap to Grid: the UN-Juried Exhibit Call for Entries!

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Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its “Open Call” exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in agrid like installation where every work submitted is exhibited.

Snap to Grid: The UN-Juried Exhibit takes place from December 11, 2014 – January 3, 2015, with an Opening Reception on Thursday December 11, from 7 – 9 pm in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk.

The deadline for entries is DECEMBER 1, 2014!

Display your work in this nationally acclaimed, un-juried exhibit featuring digital art and photography. All entries will be printed (8.5″x11″ on heavyweight paper) and shown in the LACDA gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit .JPEG files of original work. Multiple entries are permitted ($35/ entry). Separate registration fee is required for each image.

All styles of artwork and photography in which digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable. 

Get the intel on the submission guidelines and find out how easy it is to submit!


Careers in the Arts Professional Development Workshop: Best Practices for Creating & Marketing Your Artwork

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OAL’s own Esther Hall and Stephanie Rond of the Carnegie Gallery in Columbus will discuss the best practices for professional artists in terms of promoting and developing artwork.

This Professional Development Workshop, located at Wild Goose Creativein Columbus, will address the difference between an Artist CV and Resume; how exhibitions are accepted and ways to enter; why being part of an organization such as OAL, Creative Arts of Women, or VSA Ohio are important and beneficial to an artist; and how social media has changed the way we access the arts. This workshop is geared towards artists withandwithout disabilities, art facilitators, and their staff.

Join us Friday, November 7 at Wild Goose from noon to 2:30 pm and give your artistic career a jump-start!

The workshop is FREE, but registration is required. Shoot an email to get signed up or visit VSA Ohio for more information.


Congrats Lynda, Ellice, and Sarah!

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We at Ohio Art League would like to congratulate member artists Lynda McClanahan, Sarah Hahn, Ellice Park, as well as Sherry Farris for their upcoming exhibition Liberation from Bondage.

Liberation from Bondagewill be on display at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) gallery from October 29 to November 13. The gallery is open to the public from 10 am – 6 pm Mondays through Saturdays and 2 – 6pm on Sundays.

Curated by Park, Liberation from Bondage is an diverse display of works inspired by the journeys we take to reclaim our basic human freedoms. These freedoms span emotional and cognitive processes, various heritages, and theological and sociological cultural dynamics.

MTSO will also host a panel discussion with the artists on October 29 at 2 pm in the Alford Centrum.

Come support your fellow members! Find out more here!


6 x 6 x 6″

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It’s that time of the year! The leaves are changing colors, time for cider and holiday candle scents, and sweater weather!

Thumb Box Submission are OPEN!! 

Thumb Box is our annual small works exhibition that has continued annually since 1916 during the month of December and exhibits works 6 x 6 x 6″ or smaller by our talented members.

Members are encouraged to submit up to three 2-D or 3-D works for inclusion in the show!

This years exhibition will be hosted at R.A.W. Gallery owed by member George Leach.

Keep an eye out on the website for updates!

Deadline for submission is November 29th @ Noon

Don’t forget that you need to log in, in the top right corner to submit as a member! Don’t procrastinate!

Submit for Thumb Box 

Above artwork (from left to right): Ashely Pierce, Jeff Regensburger, Amy Neiwirth, and Kathy Guest

Below artwork (from left to right): Jason Shults, Morris Jackson, and Alexandra Kruglyak

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Kellie McDermott at Griffin Gallery

Somewhere in between grit and grime Kellie McDermott reveals the grotesque beauty of abandoned urban landscapes. Through her use of encaustics and other wet media McDermott paints scenes of these spaces that appear frozen in time. Light and shadow become key compositional elements that aid in the contrast of structure and chaos. The surface quality of encaustic allows McDermott to create a textural, almost sculpture like, quality in the paintings that reflects the physical structures of the landscapes and architecture she is depicting.

Kellie McDermott’s works are currently on display at the Griffin Gallery, 77 Mill Street, Gahannah, Ohio.

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Celebrate the Art Educators’ of Ohio!

Reach out and support the art educators’ in your Ohio Art Community at the Rosewood Arts Center in Kettering, Ohio. The Rosewood Gallery will be presenting their 4th annual Art Ed: An Art Educators’ Exhibition. Art Ed began in 2011 as a way to celebrate local art educators’. All 39 participants in the Art Ed exhibition are currently teaching art in Dayton and the surrounding areas.

The exhibition is set to run November 10 through December 12, 2014. It is free and open to the public.

There will be three $100 people’s choice awards announced the last week of the exhibition. The public is invited to vote for their favorite artworks during the Rosewood Holiday Open House event on Saturday, December 6, from 11am – 3pm.

The Rosewood Gallery’s viewing hours are Monday– Thursday 9am–9pm, Friday 9am–6pm, and Saturday 9am–3pm.


Annie Lee-Zimerle (Cedarville University), “A Whale Watcher, No. 7,” 2014, mixed media.

New classes at Clayspace!

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Clayspace is offering a four week Raku class on Mondays from 6:30 to 9 pm from Oct. 20 through Nov. 10!

Whether you’re looking for a new hobby or would like to expand your horizons in the artistic world, join OAL member and Clayspace instructor/ resident artist Todd Hickerson through the 4-week journey to the raku kiln!

Raku is an exciting and rewarding way to fire your work, and the fire and smoke from the reduction chambers add drama to the process and create stunning surfaces on the work! It’s a skill that will last you a lifetime, and who knows, it could be your calling. At only $150 a person, why miss the opportunity to find out?

Spend 3 weeks making work to raku, and spend the last class firing the raku kiln. Work can be made on or off the potter’s wheel and textured for the kiln. The 3rd class will focus on glazing and the final class will focus on the firing process.

Do yourself a favor and sign up now!

If the idea of raku firing is a bit too intimidating, that’s okay! Clayspace is also offering Daytime Potter’s Wheel on Wednesdays from 11:30- 2 pm! This eight-week course (Oct. 20- Dec. 12) covers basic wheel throwing techniques and those for the more advanced. Students work at their own pace with one-on-one support. This workshop is $280/ person, and trust me, you’ll never be more zen.