Uncommon Objects: A Group Exhibition


This June, the Dublin Arts Council presents Uncommon Objects, a three-person exhibition that examines the lines that divide object, representation and perception. Columbus-based artists Andrew Ina, Luke Ahern and Michael Ambron provide viewers with a series of paintings that expose the common threads connecting their practices while also revealing the unique manner in which each addresses the exhibition’s concept. 

The exhibition begins with an Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dublin Arts Council. Uncommon Objects will be on display through August 2, 2014.

Contaminated (detail)
2014 by Andrew Ina

Ina and Ahern, both active members of the Ohio Art League, along with Ambron illustrate the tension and dialogue among surface, image, object, and space via spontaneity and exploration of layers.

The Opening Reception and exhibition are both free of charge, so visit the Dublin Arts Council this summer to support fellow OAL member artists and your community!


Check out what else the Dublin Arts Council has in store this summer by visiting the website!

Fore more information on the artists and the exhibition, see the Uncommon Objects page.


Dublin Arts Council gallery
7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin, Ohio

Free Last Saturday Demo at Glass Axis


Every last Saturday of the month, Glass Axis in Columbus presents free demonstrations. Watch as an artist makes their personal best in these in-depth demonstrations. This month, Sten Neuber shows the step-by-step process and finesse of creating glass art. Neuber, who has been working with glass for over a decade, uses various pick-up techniques to create peanut and other nut-shaped vessels. 


“My work on my own time is very inspired by nature,” says Neuber, “mostly by animals but also the funny things in life that remind me of animals.”

Don’t miss Sten Neuber, this Saturday, May 31 from 4- 6 in the evening at Glass Axis


Visit the Glass Axis home page to see what other great events they have to offer!

Artists’ Circle at Cultural Arts Center


Fresh A.I.R. Gallery (Artists in Recovery) exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, Southeast, Inc. and the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery educate the community and work to break down the stigma of mental illness and substance abuse by bringing focus to the artistic vision. 


The Fresh A.I.R. Gallery’s Artists’ Circle invite you to join the Cultural Arts Center’s Conversations and Coffee Artist Talk featuring Craig Carlisle! From noon to 1 pm, stop by the artist talk to listen to Craig speak about his work, and then tour the Cultural Arts Center with Todd Camp, Assistant Arts Administrator, from 1- 2 pm and chat about opportunities in the community. 

The Artists’ Circle takes place Thursday, May 29 from 12- 2 pm at the Cultural Arts Center in Downtown Columbus. 

Please click here to RSVP or visit the website for more information.


Cultural Arts Center

139 W. Main St

Columbus, OH

‘Nocera + Reno: A Print Show’


Come out in July to support OAL member artists Nicholas Nocera and Clinton Reno by attending their upcoming Member Curated Exhibition ‘Nocera + Clinton: A Print Show’ curated by Robert Amos at Rivet Gallery. While OAL is still searching for its permanent home, Laura Rivet of Rivet Gallery was generous enough to offer a home for Nocera and Reno’s print show. The Ohio Art League would like to thank Laura Rivet and the Rivet Gallery for hosting this exhibit and for all their support!

Opening Reception: Saturday July 5th @ 7:00 pm

Rivet Gallery (1200 N. High Street Columbus OH 43201)

A Little about the artists:

From prizefighting lions to blues-strumming blue jays, Clinton Reno’s highly textured and whimsical illustrations have come to life on thousands of hand-pulled, silk-screened pieces. The Columbus, Ohio resident has been tabbed as a go-to illustrator for bands like My Morning Jacket and the Avett Brothers.

Nicholas Nocera’s hand-drawn illustrations are a combination of nostalgia and originality. They’re a mix tape full of brand new music. His work has appeared at music venues and on t-shirts seen all around Columbus, and throughout the country. Whether it’s illustrations of over 300 musicians for the book “Rock Torch” or many forms of Ohio pride, Nicholas Nocera’s images feature a sense of the past and a look to the future.

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For more information please see the ‘Nocera + Reno: A Print Show’ website

Nicholas Nocera 

Clinton Reno

Call For Entries – ROY G BIV 2015 Exhibition Season


Jurors Ann Hamilton, Michael Mercil, James Voorhies and Lisa Dent will select the exhibiting artists. Each selected artist will be grouped with one to two other artists to show at ROY G Biv’s Short North gallery space. Group show proposals will also be accepted. ROY G BIV Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery located in the historic Short North neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio. Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV is known for presenting innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world.

Submission Guidlines

To be considered, artists must complete the online submission form and email ten to fifteen images or video links to info@roygbivgallery.org

Image Requirments

  • File name:  Use only a number (e.g., 01.jpg). ROY’s jurying process is anonymous, so please do not embed your name in any images.
  • File format: JPEG or PNG
  • File dimensions: No larger than 1920 pixels on the longest side 

Video Requirments

For video submissions, upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo and submit their URLs via email. The first minute of each video will be reviewed.

Artist Statement, Resume, & List of Works

Submissions must include an artist statement, resume and a list of works. List of works should include file name, title, year of completion, medium and dimensions for each work. Please do not embed your name within the artist’s statement or list of works.

 File format: PDF or DOC

Entry Fee

There is a $25.00 entry fee for non-members. The entry fee is waived for student- and artist-level members of ROY G BIV. Collected fees go toward supporting ROY G BIV’s exhibitions throughout the year.

The jurying process is anonymous. No other supplemental materials will be taken into consideration. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Artists who have had solo exhibitions at ROY G BIV in the past two seasons (2013-2014) cannot apply.

For more information and the online submission, please see the ROY G BIV website.

Call For Artists!! – 2014 German Village Art Crawl


The German Village Business Community is sponsoring the 2014 German Village Art Crawl!

The unique fabric of German Village, including its businesses and restaurants, rich art tradition and historical beauty, will be blended together on Macon Alley, for one magical summer evening, on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Individual artists will exhibit their work inside Macon Alley garages, village shops and businesses will promote their varied offerings, and German Village restaurants will provide samples of their delicacies during the Art Crawl. Local musicians will provide entertainment; individual artists will conduct demonstrations to illustrate the creative process.

Columbus area artists are invited to submit applications to exhibit in a garage gallery during the GV Art Crawl.

Artists selected will be assigned to a garage space shared with one or more artists.  They also will receive two tickets for admission to the GV Art Crawl, beverages and gourmet snacks during the event, pre-event promotion including individual biographies with an example of the artist’s work on the GV Art Crawl website, and promotion in the GV Art Crawl program.

Please review the application process and exhibition information for complete details regarding participation in the event. To be considered for participation in the GV Art Crawl, please download and complete the application form. We welcome you to pass the information on to colleagues and friends who might be interested. The evening is a fun way to promote your art. We hope you want to be a part of it.

Dates & Deadlines

June 6, 2014                                   Application deadline—5:00 p.m.

June 20, 2014                                  Notification of selection by e-mail.

June 27, 2014                                   $30 Registration fee and artist biography due.

 July 19, 2014                                   German Village Art Crawl, 5:00—to 9:00 p.m.

                                                          Set up begins between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

                                                          Completed no later than 4:30 p.m.

                                                          Tear down begins at 9:00 p.m.

For questions and information, please contact Jeff Lowe, Chair,  jklowe4@gmail.com

To learn more information regarding the application, selection and registration process of the 2014 German Village Art Crawl please follow the German Village Art Crawl Artist Application or see the Art Crawl website

LACDA 2014 “Top 40” Juried Competition


The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art will be holding its 2014 “Top 40” Juried Competition

Los Angeles Center For Digital Art is dedicated to the propagation of all forms of digital art, supporting local, international, emerging and established artists. We have an ongoing schedule of exhibits and competitions, and produce editions of wide format archival prints.

This year’s jurors will be Joanna Szupinska-Myers, Curator of Exhibitions at the California Museum of Photography, and Ryan Linkoff, Parsons Curatorial Fellow at LACMA (L.A. County Museum of Art).

The competition will be featuring digital art and photography. Entrants 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. Video stills are acceptable. This call is international, open to all geographical locations.

40 artists and photographers will be selected!

All entrants will be notified by email. No phone calls, please.

The selected winners receive one print up to 24×36 on museum quality paper to be shown in an international group exhibition in LACDA gallery. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists. Multiple entries are permitted, separate entry fee required for each set of three images submitted. A $35 (U.S. Dollars) fee will apply to each set of entries.

Submission: Registration and submission are done through the LACDA web site only. File uploads are the only accepted submissions maximum of 3MB each. Please do not send materials to LACDA. All materials sent to LACDA will not be viewed and cannot be returned.

Images up to three megabites in size. Winners will be asked to provide high resolution images for final output. Entrants may be asked to provide more examples of their work and more detailed descriptions for consideration.

Sales of Artwork: All artwork will be offered for sale. Gallery retains 50% of all sales. Winners retain ownership of all unsold works. All artwork remains the intellectual property of the winner. Winner agrees to allow use of their images for promotional purposes only.

For more information on the competition please see the LACDA website

If you would like to register/enter please click here


Adam Kiger grew up in Ohio and comes from a long line of painters. He first picked up a paintbrush when he was six, though he says he spent most of his life running from his talent. Now that he’s embraced painting and is pursuing a career in art, he wants to give back by inspiring those who see his work to seek their own personal revelation, and hopes his paintings will be a mirror to the human soul. Kiger’s work contains a hint of surrealism; but he prefers to classify his work as a mixture of neo-dada and pop art because it invokes an emotional reaction in the viewer.

Kiger, an OAL member-artist, will have various works on display at  the North Market on Spruce Street in Columbus, from now through August 15th. The works will be strategically placed throughout the Market so shoppers will get a “walking gallery” experience, while checking out some of the best produce in town! Below is an excerpt from Kiger’s North Market collection.

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The Ohio Art League is proud to announce that Kiger is exhibiting at the Agora Gallery in New York City, NY. The show, Sensorial Sensibilities, will be in the Big Apple from July 5 through July 25 this summer. The Opening Reception will be held on the evening of July 10 from 6- 8 pm.

Click here for a look at Sensorial Sensibilities via the Agora website.

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Visit Adam Kiger’s website for other works, information on upcoming exhibitions, and contact information.



Ohio Made Vendors


The Ohio Art League is proud to announce their partnership with the Ohio Historical Society, Columbus Idea Foundry, Cultural Arts Center, and The Art and Artists of 614/740/216/419 to bring you this year’s Ohio Made: Celebrating Artists Now Festival! Be part of the All-Ohio artist and craftsman event that celebrates our great state and those who create within it. It will combine an art marketplace, juried exhibition, installations, and demos. There will also be food, music, and great company while celebrating Ohio artists now!

It’s not too late to sign up for a Vendor Booth or Demonstration, or to submit entries for the Juried Exhibition! The juried exhibition will take place in the Ohio Village’s pharmacy, funeral parlor and school house, bank and female seminary. Our jurors of esteem will be Barb Vogel and Kojo Kamau.

Come out to the Ohio Village on September 27 from 10- 5 pm to support those in your community and local artisans!

Deadline for registration and submissions is August 3rd at 11:59 pm. Click here to get more information or sign up!

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Look over the list of vendors to see what Ohio Made has to offer so far.

Misty Puckett

Judith Mercado/Bloomsbury Loft 

Kristi McCandless/ Sweet Tooth Studios

Laura Stith/CreuxPoche

Lisa Belsky &Lance Thompson/Simply Tangled

Eric Shook/Madtinkerer 

Jeff Johnson/Johnsons Backyard Livin

Theresa Snyder/ArtTess Jewelry

Eileen Cooney/ReVamped Jems

Krissie Mastin/Kyleemae Designs 

Rebecca Rea/Spinfire Studios

Gina Blaurock /Greenhandle

Sarah Hahn 

Jennifer Sadler/Sadler Designs

Beryl Thompson/The Gift Box “Where Creative Ideas Are Crafted”

Jill Babos

Greg Justus/Starving Artist Greg 

Holly Cole Raquel Colina 

Tiffany Christopher/Memoire Arts

Jennifer Krisch/Jenniflair Jewelry 

Christine Wile Deborah Wright/Genoa Artisan Soap 

Sarah Smith/Aluminum Zebra Creations

Charles Smith /Choxley 

Angela Pennock/Marang Studios

Karen Buoncristiano /Craft By Nature Studios

Madeleine Etter/ Phyllis and Hazel 

Tina Kelsey/Tina’s Tiaras

Kymberlee Wood/Kymberlee Design 

Maggi Jorgensen/Painters Hollow


Contact the Ohio Art League or visit the website for details!

Pizzuti Collection Presents: Michael Eastman Artist Talk


By popular demand, Pizzuti Collection welcomes photographer Michael Eastman for an Artist Talk, Tuesday May 26 from 6- 8 in the evening. Please join us for a personal look at Eastman’s images, which capture both the stunning beauty and decay of Havana. A reception for the artist immediately follows the talk.

Space is limited, so please RSVP via e-mail or call 614-280-4004.


Michael Eastman’s Red Couch, Havana

This event is open to the public. Admission $10, or free for members and students.


For more information about this event, membership and the artist, visit the Pizzuti Collection homepage.


Pizzuti Collection

632 North Park Street

Columbus, OH 43215