Opening Reception: CS Summer Detour: Guest Curator Series

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Artist reception will be be held on August 22nd from 6 – 9pm.

Come join us to celebrate on August 16th – 27th, two members of the Ohio Art League will be participating in the CS Summer Detour a series throughout the months of summer where guest artists are invited to curate shows

at CS Gallery located at 66 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Ohio Art League member artist, Char Norman will be the guest Curator and artist member Helen Hoffelt will be featured in this event.

We’ll see you there!

Call For Members ! – : One Night: Tribute


Join us this year on October 10th for great, art, company, food, and music at our annual One Night event at Strongwater Food and Spirits located at 401 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215!

Submissions from Ohio Art League members are now open

Open to any member over the age of 18

Enter your work in either the Live Silent Auction


The Young Collectors Series for smaller pieces ranging in prices from $25-$75 and sizes Min. 6x6x6 in. – Max. 12x12x12 in.

Entry Deadline is October 6th

Have your work labeled with name, title, medium, and wired ready to hang.

In honor of this years theme being a tribute to our artists from past to present we are asking our submissions to include a brief bio of the artist

Artists have the option of either donating 50% or 100% of proceeds to the organization

    Drop-off at 400 W. Rich St
October 7 | 12-5p
October 8 | 4-9p

Exhibition is on October 10th

Start taking advantages of our benefits by becoming a member 

For current members submit your art here

HWD: Regional Juried Sculpture Competition at Rosewood Gallery


The City of Kettering and Rosewood Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of HWD: Regional Juried Sculpture Competition. This year, 48 sculpture artists from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky submitted 130 pieces, from which the juror chose 30 artworks, representing 27 artists.

The exhibit runs from August 25 through September 26, with an opening reception on Sunday, August 24 from 2-4 pm. United Art and Education Awards will be presented at  3 pm that afternoon.

Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public.

HWD juror Carrie Longley describes how the exquisite nature in which the artists captured dimensions and surface made the jurying process a difficult one:

“I am consistently impressed by the innovation, variety, and incredible skill sets of the HWD artists. The exceptional entries this year made the jurying process an inspiring challenge. [...]  As a viewer, I’m drawn to works which feature unique combinations of the familiar and imagined. With much of the work, the use of familiar materials or repurposed objects such as wood, steel, ceramics, even shag carpet initially captured my attention, while the imagined aspects encouraged me to further investigate, admire, and wonder.”


For more information about HWD: Regional Juried Sculpture or the Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, be sure to visit the website.

Also, check the event calendar to see what great things Kettering, OH has to offer for the whole family!

Art as Contemporary Folklore at the Acock Gallery

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The exhibition “Art as Contemporary Folklore” is an exploration of art historical precedents and their relationships to the present.
Ohio Art League artist Maria DiFranco investigates these interrelationships through her etchings, paintings, and graphite drawings. Her work contains depictions of the contemporary experience as seen through the eyes of this Ohio Artist. Inspired by the work of Francisco Goya, DiFranco also cloaks her account of contemporary society in symbolism.
“At as Contemporary Folklore” is on display through August 30 at the Acock Gallery of CCAD in Downtown Columbus.



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How about a volunteer spot at the OAL booth!?

OAL members we would appreciate your help this weekend at this marvelous festival. The OAL booth will lend copious amounts of handshakes and new faces to add to this awesome organization. Be present and show this fine city the true talent that lurks in and around Columbus Ohio. 

Shoot an email to: 

♥ Include your available time to Volunteer and your contact information in your email.  

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We Appreciate any kind of help! Thanks Yall!

Food Truck Cart Festival
When: Fri, August 15, 12pm – Sat, August 16, 12am
Where: Columbus Commons, 160 S High St, Columbus, OH

Hooray for TACOCAT Co-op! One year in the books!

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Celebrate TACOCATS one year ANNIVERSARY!

Its has been one year since the Tacocat Cooperative has opened their gallery doors to the public. Join this amazing group of artists as they fill their gallery space with new work to celebrate their year of success. 

Show runs: Aug 15 – September 22

Don’t miss out on the reception!

Happening Friday, August 15th (6pm – 9pm) 

A Trip Back in Time and A One Man Art Show with Daniel Rosales

“A one-man show of an artist’s work is a severe test and often a very revealing one.”

This is the opening statement to a “Palette & Brush” column in the Columbus Art League’s newsletter circa 1930s regarding solo artist Guy Brown Wiser. Wiser’s appreciation for craftsmanship and attention to detail earned him a solo exhibition in an era not accustomed to one-man shows.

As many of you know, the Ohio Art League strives to represent and encourage our members, be it in a one-artist exhibition or that in a group. Thus, in the days of the Columbus Art League, single-artist exhibitions were not as prominent as they are now in our Member Curated Exhibitions that are hosted monthly.

OAL member artist and photographer Daniel Rosales is an example of the progression our Ohio-based organization has seen over the years. Join him in his first ever solo show, “Play With Your Food,” at MadLab Theatre downtown at the end of this month.

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The Opening Reception for “Play With Your Food” takes place from 5- 7 pm at MadLab.

This show is the idea of showing food in a manner that’s reserved to people. It gives a unique take on human personality. It is for anyone who has ever enjoyed playing with their food and now they don’t have to imagine what it would look like. To see how the inanimate would live if they could. -Rosales

His spectrum of genre ranges from that of the lively inanimate food stuffs, to that of professional event and interior photography. Have a look at his Facebook page to find out more about the event or get an inside look at some of his work.

70th Ohio Annual Exhibition

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The Ohio Annual is a competitive, juried exhibition open to all Ohio artists*. It was formerly the Zanesville Museum of Art’s “May Show” and has expanded from a regional show to state-wide. The Museum’s mission for contemporary art exhibitions is to promote and present the high quality works created by Ohio artists and craftspersons. The “Ohio Annual” is an opportunity to exhibit in the context of far-ranging media and themes.

Seven categories will distinguish works into genres:

  •  Painting, all types
  • Drawing, Prints, Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Jewelry and Functional Metalwork
  • Ceramics
  • Glass
  • Photography
  • Textiles, Quilts, Fiber

The 70th Ohio Annual Exhibition’s will be held on October 11, 2014 until January 3, 2015 at the Zanesville Museum of art located at 620 Military Road in Zanesville, Ohio.

Deadline is Friday, August 15th 2014. Acceptance notifications will be sent out by September 1st.

For further information see the prospectus at the following link.

Call Andy Near at 740-452-0741 or email at


*at least 18 years of age

Call For Entries: The Big Local Art Show


Help us raise money for next year!

Big Local Art Tent will be hosting a one day pop up show at Strongwater Food and Spirits.

They are trying to fill as much of a large space as possible.

Submissions must be sent by October 18th to both 2d and 3d accepted.

The Show will take place on Thursday, November 6th

The fee for entry is only $5 and all proceeds will go to the Big Local Arts Tent at the Columbus Arts Festival 2015

Last Summer Workshop: Found Objects Monoprint


Phoenix Rising Printmaking Cooperative on 243 North Fifth St, Suite 140 is having its last workshop of the summer on August 20th and 27th and you don’t want to miss out.

Found Objects Monoprint Workshop will be instructed by Mary Woodworth from 6 – 8pm on both days.

Let landscapes inspire you and use found objects creatively

Use items you see everyday with creative shapes such as buttons, feathers, etc to make a monoprint beginners are welcomed no experience needed

Register Here