Glass Axis is back in action!

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We know how excited you must be, because we missed them too! Ohio’s own Glass Axis will have a Grand Re-Opening on the weekend of November 6 -8 in Franklinton, at 610 W Town St.!

The grand re-opening features workshops and demonstrations by glass master Bill Gudenrath, as well as demos by Glass Axis‘s talented artists and the opening of Glass Axis: A History Exhibition. Pieces by Axis’s artists will be auctioned hot right off the pipe. Daily performance will feature glass jugglers and a glass mime. As a fitting conclusion to a celebration of glass and art, Saturday evening will end with an outdoor glassblowing event that is not to be missed.

Classes on November 7 are first-come, first-served. No pre-registration is required, and no reservations are accepted. If you would like to take a class at another time, visit the Glass Axis website for more information.


Andrew McCauley at ROY G BIV this Saturday!

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Join member artist Andrew McCauley at ROY G BIV Gallery from Nov. 1 through Nov. 29!

“His works incorporate the human figure into a blended, narrative landscape that depicts memory loss. McCauley’s works depict various diseases have on humans minds and bodies.

The artist’s characters are caught in the experience of nervous and circulatory system failure and, ultimately, a total loss of mobility. Each is surrounded by the deconstruction and fractioning of archetypal memories. The playful, intentionally unsophisticated characters act as a balance to lighten the heavy connotation of their decline.”

Don’t miss the Opening Reception during Gallery Hop in Columbus on Saturday Nov. 1 from 7 -10pm.

The artists will participate in an Artist Talk on Saturday, Nov. 22 at the ROY Gallery at 2:30 pm.


Way to Go, Luke Ahern!

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Ohio Art League would like to congratulate our ever-so-talented member artist Luke Ahern for his past exhibition at ROY G BIV Gallery!
If you haven’t had a chance to check out some of Luke’s work, you’re missing out!

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The system at play in this work is bound by my own intuition and furthered by chance, action and improvisation.”

Get a peek at some of the works Luke exhibited this past month.

Austin Burnside at MadLab Theatre & Gallery through Saturday!

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If you haven’t stopped out to MadLab in Downtown Columbus, you’re missing all kinds of greatness. First, the impromptu theatre has a show going on called “Memory Fragments” by Sam Wallin. In “Memory Fragments,” Detective Cloud navigates this all-too-plausible vision of the future in which our memories are depicted in three dimensions, as he examines the shattered and decaying memories of a young man brutally murdered. Creepy and brilliant: the perfect Halloween combo.

Alongside the show, Ohio Art League member artist Austin Burnside is exhibiting his Loom Series Blue Molly in the MadLab Gallery. The show and exhibition are going on through Saturday, November 1.

Austin stated, “My motivations for these works deals with labor and ingenuity. I want these pieces to talk about the livelihood for blue-collar men and women by using their trades to describe their personality and who they are beyond face value. I engineer these sculptures and paintings to become fun, intriguing, or unique to describe more of a complex situation.”

Thumb Box Exhibition: Small Surface, Big Art!

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Each year, the Ohio Art League puts on a non-juried exhibition, in which we display any of our members’ submitted works within the confines of a 6″ x 6″ x 6″ boundary. Thumb Box Exhibition allows our organization to proudly portray our members and their talents, despite the miniature canvas.

There is no fee to submit for current members, so make sure you attempt to log in before filling out the submission form. Don’t forget to upload images of your work, so that we can brag about y’all on social media 😉

Deadline for submission is Saturday, November 29 by NOON (12 pm)

Thumb Box will be exhibiting from December 4, 2014 through January 2, 2015 at RAW Gallery in Downtown Columbus. Don’t miss the Opening Reception on December 4 from 7 -10 pm!

PS- Many of the members’ works act as perfect holiday gifts!!



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ROY G BIV Gallery for Emerging Artists of Columbus, OH is accepting submissions for

ImageOHIO 15

statewide, juried exhibition of the best photographic, video and new media art in Ohio.

Only photography, video and new media art (work involving the Internet, digital technology, computers, video games, robotics, augmented reality or biotechnology) will be considered. Get creative! The future depends on you!

Juror Benjamin Montague, Assistant Professor in Photography at Wright State University, will select the exhibiting artists.

Deadline for submission is October 30 by midnight! It’s easy!

Entries are limited to artists living in or who are from Ohio. The selected artists’ work will be exhibited

January 20 – February 20, 2015

at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery.

The Opening Reception for ImageOHIO 15 is January 23 from 7- 9 pm in the Shot Tower Gallery, and an Artists Panel Discussion will be held February 20 from 1 -2 pm.

Click here for a full list of guidelines and information! Good luck!

Fall Juried Exhibition

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Woman With Hat – Paul Wilbur – Digital Photography

Fall Juried Exhibition will be held on October 30th 2014 – January 5th 2015

Join us for the Opening Reception Thursday, October 30th from 6 – 8 pm

at the Peggy McConnell Arts Center in Worthington

777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH 43085.

This years Juror of Esteem is Rod Bouc, the Executive Deputy Director of Operations at the Columbus Museum of Art.

Featured Artists Include:

Steven Elbert, Julian Cennamo, Jordin Caudill

Dawn Petrill, Chad Cochran,Ginny Baughman

Steven Elbert, Charles Mintz, Andy Hudson

Jacob Jonahs, Stephanie Moon, Rebecca Krofcheck

Michael May, Evie Zimmer, Chaz ONeil

Johnathan Ryan, Jeremy Stroud, Paul Wilbur


The Family Bed Ginny Baughman – Found Objects

Come support your fellow members. Find out more here

Pick up the perfect gift at the CAC Annual Studio Art Sale!

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Original art from the students and faculty of the Cultural Arts Center, that are hand selected by the staff, act as perfect, one-of-a-kind gifts for anyone you know (that deserves a present, anyway).

The Annual Studio Art Sale at the CAC takes place on Friday, November 14 from 5 – 8 pm, and Saturday, November 15 from 10 – 2pm.

The countdown begins! Only 23 days stand between you and the perfect gift! Don’t stand in line at stores or settle for mediocre presents; put some thought into those gifts!!

To find out how to be part of the Art Sale, stop in the Cultural Arts Center and ask the Front Desk for info, or visit the CAC website.


LACDA 11th Annual Snap to Grid: the UN-Juried Exhibit Call for Entries!

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Every year for 50 years the L.A. Municipal Gallery has held its “Open Call” exhibit where any artist can show up with their art and an entry fee (to benefit gallery programs) and the piece is shown. The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art decided to launch an international experiment of the same nature where the artists upload images that are printed and hung by the gallery. The hundreds of works are displayed in agrid like installation where every work submitted is exhibited.

Snap to Grid: The UN-Juried Exhibit takes place from December 11, 2014 – January 3, 2015, with an Opening Reception on Thursday December 11, from 7 – 9 pm in conjunction with the Downtown Art Walk.

The deadline for entries is DECEMBER 1, 2014!

Display your work in this nationally acclaimed, un-juried exhibit featuring digital art and photography. All entries will be printed (8.5″x11″ on heavyweight paper) and shown in the LACDA gallery arranged in a grid. Entrants submit .JPEG files of original work. Multiple entries are permitted ($35/ entry). Separate registration fee is required for each image.

All styles of artwork and photography in which digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. Digital video stills and screen shots of web/new media are acceptable. Documentation shots of digital installation and digital sculpture are acceptable. 

Get the intel on the submission guidelines and find out how easy it is to submit!


Careers in the Arts Professional Development Workshop: Best Practices for Creating & Marketing Your Artwork

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OAL’s own Esther Hall and Stephanie Rond of the Carnegie Gallery in Columbus will discuss the best practices for professional artists in terms of promoting and developing artwork.

This Professional Development Workshop, located at Wild Goose Creativein Columbus, will address the difference between an Artist CV and Resume; how exhibitions are accepted and ways to enter; why being part of an organization such as OAL, Creative Arts of Women, or VSA Ohio are important and beneficial to an artist; and how social media has changed the way we access the arts. This workshop is geared towards artists withandwithout disabilities, art facilitators, and their staff.

Join us Friday, November 7 at Wild Goose from noon to 2:30 pm and give your artistic career a jump-start!

The workshop is FREE, but registration is required. Shoot an email to get signed up or visit VSA Ohio for more information.