March – April Workshops at the Cultural Arts Center

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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


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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 & 15April 18 & 19May 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


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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


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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)

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Call for Entries: Aesthetica Short Film Festival


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.

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Gallery 831 presents Modern Primitiva

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Join Ohio Art League 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.


Call for Proposals: Digital Fabrication Residency


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

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Worthington Art Festival: Emerging Artists represented at the MAC

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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.

Click here for more information on the Worthington Art Festival


Call to Mural Artists: Meridian International Center


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

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition


Agora Gallery

Deadline: March 10 

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition is an ideal way for you to gain valuable exposure for your artwork, increase your confidence, put your art in front of a wider audience and help develop the resume of a successful professional artist.

With a distinguished panel of jurors and more than $100,000 in valuable prizes the 2015 Chelsea International Fine art Competition is an opportunity you do not want to miss!

It is open to visual artists from anywhere in the world at any stage in their careers.  Artists are invited to submit their artworks this includes: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Mixed Media, and Print.  Artworks will be reviewed by a panel of expert jurors, each representing different fields in the art world, ensuring a fair and balanced judgment process.

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2015 International Portrait Competition


Portrait Society of America

Call for Entries!

Deadline: March 4 

Our goal is to create an exhibition, in conjunction with our annual conference, of the finest portrait and figurative work being created today worldwide.  The competition is open to all artists, members and nonmembers.

Submission deadline is March 4, 2015.  Click on the prospectus to the right and read all the rules and guidelines.  Please note size restriction for art work.

-All entries must be uploaded through the website in a jpg digital format

-Over $60,000 in cash and prizes

-The Draper Grand Prize includes cash and prizes totaling over $10,000 and a feature article in International Artist magazine.

For more information visit!international/c15nh 

Zygote Press Workshops

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Monoprinting & Silkscreen Combo

March 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 2015 / 6- 9 PM

In contemporary printmaking, many artists like to utilize several processes in one print to accomplish their aesthetic goals. Lisa Schonberg and Denise Stewart will guide you through the development of ideas as you print with multiple layers using both monoprint and screenprint techniques. Loosen up with imagery and ideas with this spontaneous approach to the development of one-of-a-kind prints.

Explore color, texture, and layering while learning the basics as well as more advanced monoprinting and silkscreening techniques.

Xante & Paper Litho Workshop

April 18, 2015 / 10 am – 3 pm

This class will use a polymer Xante matrix to create immediate graphic images using Sharpie + other permanent markers to create the drawing. This process is similar to a paper litho but with more longevity. The plate[12×15] + a Sharpie marker included. Bring drawings and images with you to class. Paper litho aka Xerox Litho will also be demonstrated. This class includes a free Open Studio pass.

Zygote Press is located at 1410 E. 30th St. in Cleveland. Visit Zygote online here to sign up for these courses, or to check out what other workshops they have to offer!


2015 Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists


The Artist for Artists Project

Deadline: March 3 

The Williams Prize in Drawing for Emerging Artists is a celebration of drawing as a critical element in contemporary art making and as an art form with powerful expressive possibilities.  Designed for applicants whoa re creating 2D work with either traditional or experimental approaches and materials, we are not seeking digitally created or enhanced art.  Drawing media that are encouraged include: chalk, charcoal, Conté, graphite, marker, metal-point, pastel, pen &ink, and pencil.  There is no theme that must be suggested by the artist, but all art must be original and completed independently within the past 2 years (2013-present).  “Emerging artists” are those artists who self-identify as “emerging” rather than “mid-career” or “established” artists.

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