Hooray for TACOCAT Co-op! One year in the books!

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Celebrate TACOCATS one year ANNIVERSARY!

Its has been one year since the Tacocat Cooperative has opened their gallery doors to the public. Join this amazing group of artists as they fill their gallery space with new work to celebrate their year of success. 

Show runs: Aug 15 – September 22

Don’t miss out on the reception!

Happening Friday, August 15th (6pm – 9pm) 

Check out ‘Ten Rooms’ by Chad Cochran tonight in Cleveland!

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OAL member Chad Cochran is a visiting artist/photographer at the 78th street studios. Cochran shares his unique reproductions of national rural landscapes, decaying barns, homes, vintage signs etc. in this installation starting now through August 15.


His haunting technique puts an erie spin on the photos of decaying landscapes. No longer is the house just a dilapidated structure but a structure that haunts your mind and provokes thought of history. 

Check out his provoking photos tonight at Cleveland’s Every Third Friday of the month from 5 – 9 pm. 78th street studios hosts over 40 venues open at the same time to present compelling visual exhibits, ambient music, delicious cuisine, and pop up vendors. Named Cleveland’s Best Arts Event by Scene Magazine and Best of Yelp Cleveland, “Third Fridays’ event in Cleveland. 


78th Street Studios, in the Laurel Herbold Studio 

1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Two showings:

noon-4pm and also 5pm-9pm
Spice Box Cafe will be open for lunch.

Join us as Jonah Jacobs displays his creations at the Laboratory this Saturday!

Accompany Ohio Art League and OAL member Jonah Jacobs this Saturday for the opening reception of his exhibition at MadLab Theatre and Gallery! Saturday July 12th 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm 227 North 3rd street Columbus, Ohio. Details are as follows … Continue reading

Best Combo! Paint & Chocolate!

Hey Columbus!

Going to Gallery Hop this weekend? Why not stop by Le Chocoholique and indulge in OAL member Jonathan Ryan’s artwork!

How can you resist!?

Feed your eyeballs with Jonathan’s colorful abstract creations and your taste buds with the dreamy flavors of Le Chocoholique’s sweets.

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This Saturday July 5th




Join OAL member Tom Hubbard for his Digital Art Talk

July 22, 6:30-7:30PM

Main Library Auditorium; 96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215

Tom Hubbard photojournalist turned abstract digital artist will be giving a talk on his process, background and the historical problems of new art.

Join this OPPArt Series. (Opportunities for Artists)*

Please RSVP to dpoelsma@gcac.org to attend this event.

Walk-ins welcome, space allowing.

*OPPArt (Opportunities for Artists) is a monthly series aimed toward helping individual artists and small arts organizations connect with each other and further themselves and their work. The series includes professional development workshops, roundtable discussions, social events and more. Most events are free, and all events are open to artists of any discipline or level. 

Click the link to view a short video of Tom Hubbard!


‘Cheep’ ‘Cheep’ Hooray! (Chicks with Balls)

OAL artist member, Judy Takacs has created some inspirational paintings. Her Chicks with Balls series takes the cake with a play on words and the inspirational stories behind the paintings and the Chicks in her work. Good Wishes are in order for her upcoming … Continue reading

OAL Member Steven Takacs needs your support for his project Brownie in Motion!


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Only 4 days left! SUPPORT! SUPPORT! SUPPORT!



Help Support Steven on his journey to document artisans and craftspeople that practice skills and trades on the verge of disappearing.

Brownie In Motion is a traveling art installation, photographic darkroom, and functioning camera obscura modeled after an iconic Kodak Brownie. Each donation to this campaign helps bring the camera obscura across the United States and supports an important portrait project that turns the camera lens on artisans and craftspeople whose niche skills are on the verge of disappearing.

Your contributions to this campaign go specifically towards the purchase of new lighting gear, photographic chemicals, film, fuel and any remaining direct positive paper we can get our hands on! The images produced through Brownie In Motion will result in a public art exhibition and possibly a book! Please consider donating to Brownie In Motion, so that the camera obscura can one day visit your town!

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Call For Entries 5/1/13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                CONTACT
                 Best By June 29                                                              Amy Anderson                    (937) 296-0294

Gallery Coordinator

Claudine Heizer       (937) 296-2454

Communications/Marketing Manager


HWD 2013: A Regional Sculpture Competition

Call for Entries

Kettering, OH – Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, announces a call for entries for HWD 2013:  Regional Sculpture Competition.  Artists from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are invited to enter original sculptures created from any 3-D media or combination of media including clay, wood, glass, metal, fiber and stone.  The work must be able to fit through the 34″ x 79″ doorway and must have been created within the last four years.  Jurying will be done from digital images. Work previously exhibited at Rosewood is not eligible. Completed entries (CD or e-mail, entry form and non-refundable check of $20.00 for up to 3 works), will be accepted through June 29, 2013.  The exhibit runs from August 26 – September 27, 2013. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, August 25, 2013, from 2 to 4 pm.  The United Art and Education Awards, totaling $1,100, will be presented at 3 pm.

The juror for HWD 2013 is Hunter Stamps. Stamps is Assistant Professor of Ceramic Sculpture at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Hunter previously taught at the University of Central Arkansas, the University of Arkansas-Little Rock and at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.  Hunter received his M.F.A. from Indiana University in Bloomington and his B.F.A. from the University of North Carolina in Asheville. The mixed media sculptures he creates incorporate ceramics, fabricated metal, molds, encaustics, rubbers, and resins.  The psychologically charged forms communicate an abject and fragmented aspect of the human condition. Hunter’s work has been exhibited in over one hundred juried, invitational and solo exhibitions, including galleries across the nation as well as China, Germany, Austria, Croatia and Spain. Images of his work have been published in publications such as Ceramics Monthly and other scholarly journals, newspapers and exhibition catalogues. Hunter is fascinated with kiln technology, and over the years has participated in the construction of several soda, salt, wood and oil burning kilns. While at Indiana University and the University of Kentucky, he led undergraduates in researching, designing and constructing kilns fueled by used vegetable oil from local restaurants.

Hours for the exhibition are Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 9 pm; Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; and Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Rosewood Gallery is sponsored by the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, with support from the Kettering Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. The Gallery is located in the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering.  For more information, call (937) 296-0294 or visit our web site: gallery.ketteringoh.org

Art Access Gallery

Ohio Art League members, Marty Kalb and Rob Robbins are presenting new work at the Art Access Gallery. The reception will be April 12, 2013 from 5-8pm. Be sure to check this exhibition out, it will be up from the 10th of April until the 11th of May. The Art Access Gallery is located at 540 South Drexel Avenue, Bexley, OH 43209.

April 12 Opening


For more information regarding this exhibition go the gallery’s website by clicking here

Lynda McClanahan

Member, Lynda McClanahan, recently had her work accepted into two, out of state exhibitions.

One exhibition, Creative Women Artists, showing works created by 30 women artists from around the United States. This show is being held at the Addison Center for the Arts in the Greater Chicago Area. If you happen to be in the area, be sure to check it out.



Addison Center for the Arts (Greater Chicago Area)
April 3 – May 4, 2013
Opening Reception:  April 4, 2013, 7:00-9:00pm
213 N Lombard Road
Addison, IL 60101

The second exhibition her work will be shown in is the juried show, Botanicals. This will be an exhibition will be held at the Springfield Art Association in Springfield Illinois.

“As our environment emerges from its winter slumber, join us for this visual celebration of nature’s botanical beauty, bounty, power, fury, and splendor. We look forward to a lush and vibrant exhibition of work in all media.” – Springfield Art Association”.


Springfield Art Association
April 26-May18, 2013
Opening Reception:  April 27, 5:30-7:30
700 N 4th St
Springfield, IL 62702