Call for Entries: Thumb Box Exhibition at ROY G BIV Gallery!

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With a long and storied tradition, the first exhibition of this type was held in 1916 and continued annually during the early part of the League’s history. After a hiatus, Thumb Box returned in 2006 and now continues into 2015.
Thumb Box is not a juried show and is free to enter if you are an OAL member. You may submit up to 3 pieces. All entries for Thumb Box must fall within the measurement guidelines of 6″ x 6″ x 6″ including it’s frame, ready to hang, and available for sale.  Entries will not be accepted if they do not meet the size requirements and are not ready to display.

We are ecstatic to partner with ROY G BIV Gallery, an exciting and innovative gallery! Join ROY G BIV and have work on both sides of the space. ROY G BIV 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.

Exhibition dates: December 5, 2015 – January 30, 2016

Opening reception: December 5, from 7 – 10pm

Location: ROY G BIV Gallery, 997 N High St., Columbus, OH 43201

Drop off: November 29 – 30, from 3 – 9pm at ROY G BIV Gallery

Pick up: January 30 – 31, from 1 – 6pm at ROY G BIV Gallery

Deadline to submit is November 15 at midnight

Need help with transporting your art? Let us know! We want to help make it possible for as many artists across the state to participate. We will help organize a carpool/transportation method.

Visit our website or Click here to SUBMIT

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Through OAL, member artists receive support across all stages of their careers. OAL helps make connections with patrons of the arts and the broader Ohio arts community, provides opportunities for exhibition and studio space and offers exhibition awards, workshops, professional development and members-only events. To learn more about Ohio Art League, to volunteer, sponsor, support or become a member, please visit OAL.org.
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OAL’s Annual Fall Juried Exhibition opening reception is tomorrow night at Ft. Hayes Shot Tower Gallery!

Hope you will join us and see the incredible work by artists across this great state!

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Since 1910, Ohio Art League’s annual juried exhibitions have been the backbone of the organization’s artistic programming, showcasing contemporary work by Ohio artists. For each exhibition, a juror is invited to recognize work of high artistic merit. This year’s fall juror of esteem is Mary Gray, Gallery Director of Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery. The exhibition runs September 8 – October 15, 2015 at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower (546 Jack Gibbs Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215). Hours are: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, Thursday and Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. Admission is free.

The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception at no charge on Friday, September 11 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm and an Artist Panel on Thursday, September 24 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Exhibiting artists include:

Amy Adams, Patrick Affourtit, Christine Avery, Thomas Baillieul, Ginny Baughman, Tom Bell-Games, Shelley Baird, Shelley Bird, Michelle Boerio, Jennifer Brown, Rex Brown, Louise Captein, Alice Carpenter, Julian Cennamo, Deborah Davis-Livaich, Steven Elbert, Donna Estep, Chloe Fritz, Mark Fohl, Paul Graham, Adrianne George, Kristin Gibson, Linda Gredy, Sheilah Grogan, Christine Guillot Ryan, Jennifer Hall, Tom Hubbard, Andy Hudson, Vanda Hughes, Laurie Ihlenfield, Morris Jackson, Laura Joseph, Marty Kalb, Sophie Knee, Suzan Kraus, Qicheng Kuang, Victoria Lavorini, Kim Maurer, Ronald Mlicki, Barbara Morrison/Mckinley, Ardine Nelson, Paula Nees, Chaz O’Neil, Frank Oriti, Taurey Overturf, Christopher Pack, Dawn Petrill, Caroline Rowntree, Elizabeth Runyon, David Sallot, Lucy Schoyer, Adrian Sibley, Aaron Smith, Duncan Snyder, David Stichweh, Robert Studzinski, Mary Pat Turner, Paul D. Wilbur and Evie Zimmer.

 About the Juror

Mary Gray, Director, Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery

Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery Director Mary Gray has been employed by the OAC since 1993. During her 22 year tenure, Gray has collaborated with scores of Ohio, regional and international artists, curators and art institutions in the presentation or production of over 135 exhibitions of varying themes and media.

Gray has juried numerous shows for museums, galleries and organizations across the state and in the region, lectured on gallery operations for various student groups and arts organizations, and moderated and facilitated for OAC and community panel meetings and workshops. Gray served on the OAC’s International Committee and has extensive experience coordinating international exhibition projects.

Gray graduated from the University of Michigan in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Drama. Prior to joining ranks with the Ohio Arts Council, Gray held sales positions with Players Theatre Columbus and the Travelers Insurance Company. She currently serves as chair of the Committee for Art Acquisitions for the Commission on the Thomas J. Moyer Judicial Center, Supreme Court of Ohio, she is a member of The Ohio State University’s Town and Gown Advisory Committee and on the steering committee of the Central Ohio Visual Arts Consortium. Ms. Gray served on the board of the Jefferson Center’s Academy for Leadership and Governance, the National Advisory Board of the University of Findlay’s Mazza Collection and is past Vice-president of the Ohio Women in Government.

The Ohio Art League is proud to once again partner with Mary Gray and the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery. The two organizations have had three past alliances. In 2013, the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery hosted the Ohio Art League Curated Exhibition curated by Dennis Harrington, director of the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2009, Here and Beyond: Ohio Art League’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition was housed in the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery. Here and Beyond was curated by Margo A. Crutchfield, Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. Lastly, in 2005, The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presented an exhibition showcasing the art of Ohio Art League members. Made In Ohio / Diverse Sources curated by Annegreth Nill, former chief curator at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and former curator of 20th century and contemporary art at the Columbus Museum of Art.

 About Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery

The Shot Tower Gallery was founded in 1982 as part of the Ft. Hayes Visual Arts Building at the Ft. Hayes Metropolitan Education Campus. It is one of the longest running galleries in Central Ohio with a large and beautiful space that is a venue for large exhibitions that feature local and nationally significant artists. Exhibitions are featured that celebrate cultural diversity, promote community connections and provide interdisciplinary connections and educational resources in the visual arts.

The architecture is a focus, as is located in the historically significant Shot Tower building built in 1964 by the United States Army designed as an arsenal. It served as the Columbus Barracks to instruct recruits, specifically music boys, and for recruitment and training through WWI, II and the Vietnam War.

Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery is no stranger to working with the Ohio Art League. The two organizations have been partners for over 25 years. Shot Tower Gallery director Teresa Weidenbusch was Vice President of OAL’s Board of directors and in charge of exhibitions from 1981 – 1987. She first brought OAL to the Shot Tower Gallery in 1986.

About Ohio Art League

Ohio Art League is a non-profit, member-based organization for visual artists. Founded in 1909, OAL is the longest continually operating non-profit art league in the state. The organization works strategically to help Ohio cultivate and retain top visual art talent while positioning the state as a hub for the visual arts.

Through OAL, member artists receive support across all stages of their careers. OAL helps make connections with patrons of the arts and the broader Ohio arts community, provides opportunities for exhibition and studio space and offers exhibition awards, workshops, professional development and members-only events. To learn more about Ohio Art League, to volunteer, sponsor, support or become a member, please visit OAL.org.

Don’t forget to register for the 2015 Ghost Ranch Workshop!

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Space is limited to 14 participants for Darla Bostick’s 8th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat 2015 in Abiquiu, New Mexico. From October 4 – 10, artists are invited to bring materials they already love working with, or maybe some for a technique in unchartered territory.

REGISTER HERE 

The Workshop includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, text incorporation, mixed media work with an opportunity for plain air painting and a floor-to-ceiling vista view activity room. Lodging and meals are included in the 7 day/6 night fee of $495/ participant.

Visit the Georgia O’Keefe studio and home on a tour of the landscape where participants can see the magnificent scenery from where the artist painted.

“Year after year, people return to reconnect, reaffirm, grow and evolve. We absorb the lessons offered not only by the outstanding programs but by the soul enriching siren song of this place. Here we become a part of the place as the place becomes a part of us.”

Find out all the details on the Darla Bostick Ghost Ranch Workshop Page.

Fall Juried Exhibition Deadline extended!

Fall Juried Exhibition Deadline Extended!

OHIO ART LEAGUE

Extended Deadline!

**Submissions Deadline is now, August 9, 2015 at 11:59pm **

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Since 1910, Ohio Art League and it’s annual juried shows have been the backbone of the organization’s artistic programming, showcasing contemporary work by Ohio artists.

Visual artists, 18 years of age or older who live in the state of Ohio, are eligible for entry in the Ohio Art League’s Spring Juried Exhibition. Awards will be determined by juror selection after installation of artwork. Awards will be announced at the reception.

Exhibition runs: September 8 – October 15, 2015

Juror of Esteem: Mary Gray, Directer of the Riffe Gallery, Ohio Arts Council

Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6-8pm

Artist Notifications: August 15, 2015
Artist work drop off: August 24 – 28 at Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery from 9am – 4pm daily
Artist work pickup: October 19 & 20 from…

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Fall Juried Exhibition Deadline extended!

Extended Deadline!

**Submissions Deadline is now, August 9, 2015 at 11:59pm **

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Since 1910, Ohio Art League and it’s annual juried shows have been the backbone of the organization’s artistic programming, showcasing contemporary work by Ohio artists.

Visual artists, 18 years of age or older who live in the state of Ohio, are eligible for entry in the Ohio Art League’s Spring Juried Exhibition. Awards will be determined by juror selection after installation of artwork. Awards will be announced at the reception.

Exhibition runs: September 8 – October 15, 2015

Juror of Esteem: Mary Gray, Directer of the Riffe Gallery, Ohio Arts Council

Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6-8pm

Artist Notifications: August 15, 2015
Artist work drop off: August 24 – 28 at Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery from 9am – 4pm daily
Artist work pickup: October 19 & 20 from 8am – 4pm
* Any artwork not picked up will need to contact Ohio Art League at al@oal.org or at 614-299-8225
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It’s time!

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**Deadline is just 2 hours away! Get those submissions in Students!**

Submissions close at NOON!

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.

Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, September 18th from 4-7pm

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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 submit, visit http://www.oal.org/studentjuried

‪#‎ohioartleague‬ ‪#‎studentjuriedexhibition‬ ‪#‎ohioart‬ ‪#‎otterbein‬ ‪#‎OAL‬

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

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Image: ‘Nothing’ by Kate Grove

Last Call for Students!

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Artwork: ‘Interference’ and ‘The Alternate’ by Kyle Franklin
‘Interference’ received the Primary Best in Show award for The Student Juried Exhibition in 2013

CALL FOR ENTRIES!!

**Visual artists, 18 years of age or older who live in the state of Ohio and are enrolled as a Full Time student in undergraduate or graduate program, are eligible for entry in the Ohio Art League’s Student Juried Exhibition. This year, the Student Juried Exhibition will take place at the Fisher Gallery of Otterbein University from August 24 through October 2.

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!

Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, September 18th from 4-7pm

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

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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

‪#‎ohioartleague‬ ‪#‎studentjuriedexhibition‬ ‪#‎ohioart‬ ‪#‎otterbein‬ ‪#‎OAL‬

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Artwork: ‘In the Ranks of Death’ by Jordin Caudill

Fall Juried Exhibition

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**Submissions Deadline: August 3, 2015 at 11:59am (Noon)**

Visual artists, 18 years of age or older who live in the state of Ohio, are eligible for entry in the Ohio Art League’s Spring Juried Exhibition. Awards will be determined by juror selection after installation of artwork. Awards will be announced at the reception.

Exhibition runs: September 8 – October 15, 2015

Juror of Esteem: Mary Gray, Directer of the Riffe Gallery, Ohio Arts Council

 
Opening reception: Friday, September 11, 2015 from 6-8pm

Artist Notifications: 
August 15, 2015
Artist work drop off: August 24 – 28 at Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery from 9am – 4pm daily
Artist work pickup: October 19 & 20 from 8am – 4pm
* Any artwork not picked up will need to contact Ohio Art League at al@oal.org or at 614-299-8225
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Students. Students. Students

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Artwork: ‘Interference’ and ‘The Alternate’ by Kyle Franklin
‘Interference’ received the Primary Best in Show award for The Student Juried Exhibition in 2013

CALL FOR ENTRIES!!

**Visual artists, 18 years of age or older who live in the state of Ohio and are enrolled as a Full Time student in undergraduate or graduate program, are eligible for entry in the Ohio Art League’s Student Juried Exhibition. This year, the Student Juried Exhibition will take place at the Fisher Gallery of Otterbein University from August 24 through October 2.

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!

Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, September 18th from 4-7pm

**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

‪#‎ohioartleague‬ ‪#‎studentjuriedexhibition‬ ‪#‎ohioart‬ ‪#‎otterbein‬ ‪#‎OAL‬

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Artwork: ‘In the Ranks of Death’ by Jordin Caudill

Central Park Apartments: Mitchell Lippencott

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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!

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