Calls for Entries, Artist Talk, Grant Opportunity and a Residency through GCAC OPPArt

There’s plenty going on in Columbus this month! Get a look at some events going on in our roundup of opportunities from GCAC OPPArt, and find even more at the GCAC website here:

Artist Talk

Free Artist Talk
Peggy McCconnell Arts Center
February 19
The Peggy McCconnell Arts Center is hosting a free artist talk with a ceramic artist Alan Spencer on Wednesday February 19th from 7-8pm. For more information on the artist and his work visit

Grant Opportunity

Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grants
Deadline: February 28
The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant provides funding for community-based arts projects. Civic associations, social service agencies, amateur arts organizations and others are eligible to apply. The next application deadline is February 28, 2014; to be considered projects must start after May 15, 2014.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a grant workshop from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the third floor boardroom of the Columbus Main Library. RSVP to
For the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant application and full program guidelines, visit us at

Calls for Entries

Thin Places
JungHaus Gallery
Deadline: February 11
Call for Entries is extended to visual artists and poets who are intrigued and challenged by artistically interpreting their experiences in thin places. Poetic, aural art will be featured with the visual art of the exhibit and opening reception on March 8. Please read more about the concept of thin places in the guidelines at

Open Call for Artist of All Medium
Sunbear Studios & Gallery
Located on Main Street in Alexandria, Ohio, Sunbear is the working studio for Meredith Martin, pastel artist, and also a gallery dedicated to showing the original work of local and Ohio artists. Meredith is currently looking of works in all mediums; photography, painting, jewelry, fiber arts, glasswork, pottery, wood, 2-D, 3-D.
For more information and questions, contact Meredith at 740-924-2656 or
Be sure to visit, for information on gallery hours, upcoming special events, classes offered and much more!

Printmaking Residency

OSU Student Printmaking Association
All artists and printmakers living within the Columbus OH and regional area are encouraged to apply to our new artist in residence program. Printmaking knowledge is a plus but not required.
This is not a paid position. The terms of the residence allow for access to all the printmaking equipment and facilities housed at the Ohio State Universities Printmaking Department including Screen printing, Relief, Intaglio and Lithography… Ink and paper and other disposable materials are the responsibilities of the artist.
The residency will last for duration of one month beginning at the first of the month and ending the last day of said month.
While in residence artists are required to be present in the printmaking shop one day per week to be worked out between the artist and the Student Printmaking Association. A minimum of 6 hours of shop presence is required which could be spread over one or several days. Any other hours spent in the shop are left up to the artist. During this time the artist is expected to interact and engage the student population in the print shop possibilities to accomplish this are through demonstrations, an artist talk, studio visits critiques and printing assistance etc.
Artists unfamiliar with Printmaking methods will be provided with assistance in printing and learning print techniques through scheduled assistance with students, grad students, and faculty. SPA will retain 20% of all editions created within the shop while the artist is in residence.
To apply for this opportunity please send 10-15 images of work in jpeg format, no image should exceed 2mb in size; proposal for how you would make use of the printmaking facilities; Artist Statement and current CV to Marty Azevedo,, with “PRINTMAKING ARTIST IN RESIDENCE” in the subject line. The one-month residencies will run starting November 2013 and will continue through May 2014 with the possibility of a longer residency through summer 2014.

L.A. Digital Art & Photography Opportunity

LACDA (Los Angeles Center for Digital Art)

is accepting submissions for their juried competition for digital art and photography!

Entrants please submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable.

Registration fee is $35US (three images).
Multiple entries permitted, additional $35 entry fee for each three images.

The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery from March 13-April 6, 2014. This is the 10 year anniversary exhibit for LACDA and will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.


Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in the anniversary exhibits opening on March 13!

Special consideration will be given to all entrants

for inclusion in future shows at LACDA.

Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in their exhibits.

Deadline for entries: February 24, 2014
Winners Announced: March 3, 2014
Exhibit Dates: March 13-April 6, 2014

Register by clicking here

Submit by clicking here

Call for Entries!

is taking submissions for a juried exhibition in the Elijah Pierce Gallery space with
the theme being Femme Noir. 
The exhibition dates are March 13th – May 31st
To submit, send your resume and bio plus 3-5 images (jpeg) of 2 and/or 3 dimensional work
to KAC curator, Lyn Logan-Grimes at:
Please turn submissions in by February 28th
For more information please call (614) 645-KING (5464)

Call for Entries!

The Orange County for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)

invites creatives of all kinds to submit art for an exhibition in body language,

curated by legendary LA artist George Herms


Our bodies are implicated in everything we do, think and say. The body is pivotal to our understanding of our place in the universe. In contemporary culture, the body has become an extraordinarily complex signifier. The artists in body language ascertain the true dimensions of the inner-human sphere, connecting art to daily life, dreams, desires, and the return of the real. 
The exhibition runs from: April 5th – May 17th 2014
Deadline for entries: March 1st 2014
Follow the LINK to enter, and for more details


Join Glass Axis on March 8th for a Mardi Gras themed celebration fundraiser!

The day will start with glass workshops for all ages. At 8 pm the formal fundraiser will begin featuring exciting glassblowing demonstrations and performances, live music and dancing.

Ticket prices include appetizers and refreshments and a cash bar will be open all night.

The highlight of the evening will be a high energy glass fashion show.

Proceeds from the event will be used towards the upcoming move to their new facility in the Franklinton neighborhood.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment by your local glass artists while supporting Glass Axis! Tickets will be available for pre-purchase on Eventbrite or at the door. General admission is $20, VIP admission is $50 & will include an impressive swag bag. 
Glass Axis is located at 1341 Norton Ave., Columbus
Stay tuned for more details!


Visit Hopkins Hall at OSU!

From Tuesday January 21st – Tuesday February 18th

The Ohio State University Department of Art presents…

In Conversation: Department of Art First Year Graduate Students Exhibition


The Hopkins Hall gallery space opens this week with featured works from the 2016 MFA graduates. The artists will also be featured in a Brown Bag Artist Talk to discuss their artwork in the exhibition. Talks will begin with a moderator and then will be open to the public after 20 minutes. Stop in and join the conversation with these talented students! Talks are scheduled for:

Monday, February 3, 2014, 12PM

Monday, February 10, 2014, 12PM and 2:20PM 

Monday, February 17, 2014, 2:20PM

Hopkins Hall is located at 128 N. Oval Mall, Columbus

Follow the LINK for more info on Hopkins and more

2014 Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition


Make a visit to the 2014 Arts Scholar Juried Exhibition and help support the students of OSU.

The Arts Scholars Program is comprised of high-achieving Ohio State University undergraduate students from all years of study who share a joint interest in the arts, including music, visual arts, design, dance and theatre. Students major in many areas across campus, including many non-Arts majors.  The Annual Juried Exhibition features works selected by faculty to demonstrate the variety and diversity of talent in the program.  This year’s show features photography, painting and drawing, digital art, ceramics, and animation.

Juried awards are sponsored by the Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment.

This years faculty jurors consists of George Rush, Winnie Sidharta Ambron, & Karl Whittington.

This years student artists consists of Arin Carver, Megan Chamberlain, Emmily Chang, Shrie Dave, Amanda Dobson, Jenny McCarthy, Olivia Miller, Sierra Mollenkopf, Devyn Pechnick, Anya Qiu, Jasmine Rajavadee, Michelle Vieira, & Jay Young.

The exhibition is located at the Urban Arts Space, 50 W Town St., Suite 130 in the Historic Lazarus Building. It will be running until Wednesday, February 12th 2014

For more information on the exhibition or the gallery, click here

Ohio Made: Celebrating Artists Now


Calling all Ohio artists and crafters, have you heard about Ohio Made?

Ohio Made is a marketplace with vendor booths, a juried exhibition, demos, installations, live music, food, and great company!

September 27, 2014 10am-5pm at the Ohio HIstorical Society, Ohio Village.

A chance to sell your hand made work, a chance to participate in an exhibition with artist all over Ohio.

This festival recognizes all artistic and creative minds!

Submissions are OPEN!!

Early Bird registration for Vendor Booths ends March 31, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

So check us out and book a booth! Wondering what Early bird registration gets you? Early birds will receive better promotions for the event as we will have their imagery and name to list as vendors. Spaces are 10×10 ft, you may purchase up to 3 spaces, all must be paid separately. Check out ‘Vendor Booths’ above for details!

Juried Exhibition registration ends August 3, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

OAL Members registration

Non Member registration

This juried exhibition will take place in the Ohio Village. The pharmacy, funeral parlor and school house, bank and female seminary will be the buildings in which selected juried works will be displayed. 3 awards will be given for ‘Best in Show’ by jurors and be presented at an Awards Reception: Celebrating Artists Now on Friday September 26, 2014. The winners of ‘Best in Show’ will be presented with two recognized elder artists in the community.

So check out the above ‘OAL Member registration’ and ‘Non Member registration’ for more details!

Interested in doing a demonstration during the festival?

We can accommodate that! There will be a price reduction for approved applications. You will receive notice for approved applications.

Visit our Demo registration

Are you an installation artist? Well we haven’t forgotten you!

You will have 2 weeks for installation of your work and 2 weeks of display. You work will be on display one week beforehand during the festival as well as one week after. You can find more details and proposal requirements on our installation submission form


Ohio Art League

Ohio Made

Calls for Entries, Grant Opportunity, and Artist Support Program through GCAC OPPArt

Calls for Art

The Ohio Cancer Research Associates
Deadline: February 7
The Ohio Cancer Research Associates has put out a call for art for their 25th annual Capital Valentice Silent Auction. All proceeds go towards researching new cures for cancer. To learn more information or donate a piece contact Molly McNitt at or 614.477.9234.

Buckeye Film Festival
Deadline: February 1
The Ohio State University and Gateway Film Center are pleased to announce the first annual Buckeye Film Festival. To participate in the film festival, entrants should submit an original short film about why they love Ohio State. The winner will receive $1,000 cash, an annual pass to the film center, and two season tickets to the 2014 OSU Men’s football home games. Complete submission guidelines and additional information can be found at

Grants and Individual Artist Support Program

Franklin County Neighborhood Arts Grants
Deadline: February 28
The Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant provides funding for community-based arts projects. Civic associations, social service agencies, amateur arts organizations and others are eligible to apply. The next application deadline is February 28, 2014; to be considered projects must start after May 15, 2014. Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend a grant workshop from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the third floor boardroom of the Columbus Main Library. RSVP to For the Franklin County Neighborhood Arts grant application and full program guidelines, visit us at

Artists in the Community – Individual Artist Support Program
February 4, 7:00 – 8:00PM
ROY G BIV Gallery; 997 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43201
“Artists in the Community” is GCAC’s grants and services program designed to support individual artists in Franklin County. Fellowships, supply grants and much more. Join Deanna Poelsma, Grants & Services Clerk in this informative session where she will de-mystify GCAC’s application process and provide some one-on-one consultation in an informal environment. Please RSVP to to attend this event. Walk-ins welcome, space allowing.

Free Artist Talk

Come out to the Peggy McConnell Arts Center in

Worthington for a special free artist lecture and talk featuring Alan Spencer!

Wednesday February 19th from 7-8 PM


About the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center:

A contemporary, multidisciplinary facility presenting and promoting the performing, visual and digital arts.

It’s an arts center offering a series of performances, exhibitions and classes,

and cultural opportunities through both ticketed and free events.

MAC continues the legacy of the Worthington Arts Council to advocate, create, and nurture arts programming.

For more info on the McConnell Center and Alan Spencer,

visit their WEBSITE