Hey Daddy-O!

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Father’s Day Weekend Workshops

Jun 12th, 5-7p.m.
Jun 13th, 11a.m.-3p.m.
Jun 21st, 11a.m.-2p.m.

Father’s Day is coming. What is the plan for this year? New Tie? Slippers? Let him have the TV remote for an evening? Been there, done that….

Give Dad something he’ll remember and want to do again and again. Give him an experience to play with fire. Join Glass Axis while we teach you and your father how to make Father’s Day ornaments or tumblers! This is the gift of an experience: making something together. Stay and browse through our exhibit and gift shop and enjoy some light refreshments after your lesson is complete.

Visit Glass Axis for more information and to register for workshops!


Friday, Jun 12, 5-7 p.m.

Sunday, Jun 21, 11-2 p.m.

Blown Glass Ornaments $39 each  (register here) 

Hand Blown Tumblers $75 each (register here)

Private lesson to create your very own special hand blown glass ornament or tumbler.

Access to the Glass Axis gift shop and current exhibitions

Reservations are required; no walk-ins are permitted for this special event.  Glass Axis will limit the number of participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Show your father how much you appreciate her with this exciting experience of creating with hot glass.

Saturday, Jun 13, 11-2 p.m

Treat your father to something special this Father’s Day!
No reservation required. Classes are available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or until all slots are filled. Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Our skilled instructors will be available to guide you through the steps to make your special creation in molten glass.

Blown Glass Ornaments $39 each

Blown Glass Tumbler $75 each 

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ROY G BIV: Call for Entries for 2016 Exhibition Season


Jurors Denny Griffith, Natalie Marsh and Rose Bouthillier will select the exhibiting artists. Each selected artist will be grouped with one or two other artists to show at ROY G BIV Gallery for  one month. Group show proposals will also be accepted. ROY G BIV Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery located in the Short North Arts District of Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1989, ROY is known for presenting innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world.

 Submission Deadline: Monday, June 22, 2015

About the Jurors

Dennison Griffith served as President of Columbus College of Art & Design from 1998 to 2014, and before that he was Deputy Director of The Columbus Museum of Art. Alongside his administrative career, Griffith is an artist whose work has been exhibited extensively, both domestically and abroad.

Natalie Marsh is Director of the Graham Gund Gallery at Kenyon College. She previously served as Director of the Denison Museum at Denison University and as Director of the exhibitions program at Columbus College of Art & Design.

Rose Bouthillier is Associate Curator and Publications Manager at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland. Her writing has been published in C Magazinefriezeesse, and Art Criticism & Other Short Stories.

To Enter 
  1. Fill out the entry form on www.roygbivgallery.org/2016cfe.
  2. Email 10-15 images or video links, a resume, list of works and artist’s statement to info@roygbivgallery.org. Submission guidelines are listed on www.roygbivgallery.org/2016cfe.
  3. Submit the $25 entry fee either through PayPal or by mailing a check to ROY G BIV Gallery. (All entry fees are waived for current ROY members.)


ROY G BIV Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery located in the historic Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world.

ROY G BIV’s programming enhances Central Ohio’s cultural landscape by exposing the public, through the artists’ work, to current modes of art-making and thinking. Artists chosen to exhibit at ROY G BIV receive constructive criticism and educational feedback from the public, the artists’ peers, eminent jurors, and the press. Inclusion in a ROY G BIV exhibition is often the opportunity that an emerging artist needs to begin to court commercial gallery representation.

Call for Entries: Studios on High

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Hit the Hop, Studios on High announces their open artist call for their August exhibition
Seasons, Passages and Memories
Deadline for submissions is July 10th
 Exhibition runs: August 1 – 31st
Studios on High Gallery, Columbus’ premiere artist-owned-and-operated gallery is located in the heart of the city’s energetic Short North Arts District. Studios on High is a juried gallery of 20 exceptional, local artists. A unique blend of fine art and craft, visitors will delight in artists creating works on-site in oils, watercolors, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, wearables and sculpture.
About the Call for Entries
This August show will feature 25-35 Ohio artists in their semiannual “Hit the Hop” series. All 2D mediums may be submitted.
Maximum artwork size is 24 x 36″. View the PDF Submission Form for more information.


• 25.00 fee for up to 2 entries.
• All work must be for sale.
• Studios on High Gallery takes a 25% commission on sales.

How to apply
Online: Go to Studios on High
Click on “Hit the Hop” Submissions and follow directions.

Mail: Send 25.00 check with your name, titles, size, CD of images and completed form to

Studios on High Gallery, 686 N. High St. Cols. OH 43215

File Set Up: JPEG files, at least 1 MB at 300 DPI. Name files: lastname_title1.jpg; lastname_title2.jpg

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Fresh A.I.R. Gallery: Anniversary Exhibition


We would like to congratulate Ohio Art League member artists, Tyler Bohm and Jan Kustron, as contributing artist for the “Anniversary Exhibition” at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery.

Exhibition runs April 29 – July 17

About Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

Celebrating the past 10 years and launching the next decade, the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery will host an anniversary exhibition from April 29–July 17, 2015.

Since opening their gallery doors in September 2004, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery has shown 60 exhibitions, displaying the artwork of over 200 artists and sold more than 250 pieces of artwork totaling over $60,000. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery does not accept any commission for art sold through the gallery. All proceeds from sold work go directly to the artists to help them establish their careers. Many exhibits demonstrate the courage and struggles of the artists as they combat stigma and address social issues.

Gallery hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m.

Contributing artists include
Tyler Bohm, Richard Duarte Brown, Kevin Cardoso, Justine Cassen, Toni Jo Coppa, Michael Coppage, T. Datsi, Katie Feick, Douglas Gantt, Casey M. Garcia, Samuel Gillis, Sheree Green, Michael J. Halliday, Gary Herdman, Tony Hoover, Malcolm J, Randy Jones, Trish Kronk, Jan Kustron, Chappelle Letman, Charlotte McGraw, Melvin Robinson, Jr. (“Melle Mel”), Janice Schmader, Sherry Simone, Clint Stapleton, Joey Supina, Chanika Svetvilas, M. Tacon, Ronald Jason Van Hoose, Paul Wilbur, Gale Winters, and Joel Witt.

In conjunction with our Anniversary Celebration, the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery will host Beyond the Visual: a series of performing artists and artist talks addressing important current cultural issues.

These events will be held Tuesdays: May 12, May 19, and May 27 all from 5:00–7:00 pm. They will have some incredible performers and speakers that will be reading poetry, talking about their creative research, how art can be a means to social change, the justice system, race, human trafficking, and social justice.

Christopher Burk receives OAC’s Individual Excellence Award

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We would like to congratulate OAL member artist, Christopher Burk, on receiving

Ohio Arts Council’s “Individual Excellence Award”!

Christopher Burk is not only a member of Ohio art League, but an artist at Tacocat Cooperative.

Tacocat Co-operative consists of a dozen artists and entrepreneurs working in the Columbus, Ohio area. Located in Grandview this artist cooperative and gallery is focused on exhibiting quality artwork by professional and emerging artists.

Visit Christopher Burk’s Website

Calling All Students!

Kyle Franklin

Jim Bowling, sculptor, Associate Professor at Otterbein, and Ohio Designer Craftsman board member, is our Juror of Esteem for this year’s Student Juried Exhibition!

This annual exhibition offers student artists the opportunity to show work professionally and takes place this year at the

Fisher Gallery at Otterbein University

 Aug. 24 – Oct. 2.

**Deadline for submission is Friday, July 31st by 11:59 AM (noon)**

OAL_Student Juried Exhibition_Prospectus

Artists interested in entering works are asked to associate with the theme of the exhibition, Narratives and Story Telling.

For more information on how to get the ball rolling, visit http://www.oal.org/studentjuried

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Hannah Macklin

Image 1: by Kyle Franklin, Primary Award Winner 2013
Image 2: Hannah Mason- Macklin, Secondary Award Winner 2013

Yeager- Torre & Nesse

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Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Schnormeier Gallery presents ‘Yeager- Torre & Nesse”

Exhibition runs May 20 – June 26, 2015

Opening Reception: June 5th from 6-9pm

Schnormeier Gallery

221 S. Main Street, Mount Vernon, OH 43050

This exhibition will feature the photographic work of Ohio Art League member artist, Darlene Yeager-Torre which emphasizes luminescence in natural and artificial landscapes. Paired with the photographic work of Douglas Nesse, commissioned by the Schnormeier family.

The MVNU Schonormeier Gallery is free and open to the public.

Deadline EXTENDED: Livingston Park Public Art Project

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The Neighborhood Design Center, with support from The Columbus Public Art Program, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Foundation and the Dailey Foundation has launched the Request for Qualification/Artist Call for the
 Livingston Park Public Art Project.

Visit the website for the details

Livingston Park, located on Livingston Avenue across the street from Children’s Hospital, between Ann Street and South 18th Street in Columbus, is a prime location to showcase a community-oriented and historically-themed masterpiece. The project is the second in a series to celebrate Livingston Avenue as the location of the first streetcar line in Columbus. Artists living and/or working in Ohio are welcome to submit qualifications for this excellent opportunity.
Budget: $50,000, all inclusive.

Technical questions about the online submission process (i.e., image upload, etc.) should be directed to:  Ruby Harper, Greater Columbus Arts Council at rharper@gcac.org with Streetcar District Art Series in the subject Line. For all other questions please contact Isabela Gould at The Neighborhood Design Center, 614.221.5001, isabelag@theneighborhooddesigncenter.org

Check out the Mitchell Lippencott Exhibition at Central Park Apartments!


The Central Park Apartments have beautiful, luxury apartments located at 105 Radio City Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235.

Now through August 10th, they will be showing works by OAL member, Mitchell Lippencott.

Lobby Hours:

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12:15pm-5pm.

About the artist:

Mitchell Lippencott is a central Ohio-based artist and landscape designer.

Although best know for his nostalgic advertising-themed sign work, the majority of Mitchell’s recent commissions have been custom furniture pieces. He co-developed the Columbus Before I Die Wall, performed metal work for the ‘Daily Chores’ public sculpture in Dublin, Ohio, and is currently constructing a large-scale public installation of his animated short film, Freddy the Fish Freaks Out. In the recent past, Mitchell worked as a Metal Sculpture and Welding Instructor, and apprenticed under tattoo master Horikei in Northern Japan.

Mitchell is a member of Cap City Creatives and the Ohio Art League.

A statement from the Artist:

“I travel. I garden. I paint. I build furniture. I’m on an endless hunt for the next big adventure, and I photograph the beauty I find along the way.

This collection represents my voyages, my vision of the world around me, and my passion for all things exciting and new. These photos are not memories – they are motivation to journey on.

I have no end in sight. Nothing I hope to find. I’m simply searching. I sincerely hope this collection allows viewers to embark on a journey of their own – to escape the debts and deadlines of everyday life. To find a holiday in the hallway.”

– Mitchell Lippencott

His exhibition will last through August 10th, and anyone interested in buying one of his pieces from this show should contact OAL at 614-299-8225 or oal@oal.org 

To see the exhibition check out our Flickr.

Want to see more from Mitchell, where you can see the full spectrum of his amazing adventures and work?

Here you go!






Mitchell Lippencott


The Big Give is LIVE!

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Today’s the day!

For a 24-hour period, all donations made to Ohio Art League, Inc. through the Big Give will be multiplied by a $1.3 million bonus pool.

For 105 years, Ohio Art League has been an innovative leader in Ohio for supporting visual artists during all stages of their careers. OAL connects member artists to patrons of the arts, the community, and exhibit and studio spaces. Through professional development, mentorship and advocacy, OAL works strategically to help Ohio cultivate and retain top visual art talent while positioning the state as a hub for the visual arts.

To learn more about the Big Give, visit: http://columbusfoundation.org/central-ohio/transformative-grants/the-big-give/

We greatly appreciate all our supporters, members, and patrons! We wouldn’t be here without you all!