Calling All Students!

Kyle Franklin

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.

**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

‪#‎ohioartleague‬ ‪#‎studentjuriedexhibition‬ ‪#‎ohioart‬ ‪#‎otterbein‬ ‪#‎OAL‬

Hannah Macklin

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

Hello 2015! We are excited to Congratulate Kellie McDermott on her Colab show with Carol Snyder.

Luminous Landscapes in Ceramics & Encaustic Painting

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Date: March 5 – April 26, 2015
Location: Main Gallery
Price: Free

FREE Artists’ talk: Wednesday, March 25, 6 – 7pm

Hey Ohioans we want to encourage you to stop on by the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington to see Luminous Landscapes in Ceramics & Encaustic Paintings. You will not want to miss this show!

Kellie McDermott will impress you with her encaustic paintings. What this woman can do with wax is amazing. We appreciate your talent here at Ohio Art League and congratulate you on your current Exhibition.

Please Click the Links below for more information.

Kellie McDermott Website

Peggy R. McConnell Website

Ohio Art League Website

Luminous Landscapes in Ceramic & Encaustic Paintings – Exhibition

Video Critique Group


Video Critique Group is a monthly gathering for video, performance, and time-based artists to connect, share artwork, give and receive critical feedback, and participate in discussions.

All are welcome to this free monthly event.  You do not need to bring artwork in order to participate.  If you would like to present artwork, you are required to submit through the website prior to the event:

The group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 400 West Rich St. in a lounge on the second floor.  2-3 artists will present each evening.  Video screening should be under 10 minutes. 

 Please see the attached map for the correct entrance.  The building is kept locked, so you will need to text the posted phone number to be let in.

Please share this information with anyone you think might be interested.

Email Sarah if you have any questions:  And please join our Facebook Group to keep updated:

Thank you for your time, and happy new year!

Sarah Weinstock

Franklinton Fridays Public Art Crawl

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We know it’s cold outside, but East Franklinton wants to keep your heart, soul, and mind warm with Franklinton Fridays public art crawl!

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Every second Friday of the month, East Franklinton neighborhood offers Franklinton Fridays in which businesses, galleries, and various institutions are coming together to bring you the latest and greatest local art. Entities like Glass Axis (at their new location) and Ethical Arts Collective, along with Franklinton Development Association, Magic Brush Art Studio, Franklinton Arts District, 400 West Rich Studios and even Rehab Tavern are offering public tours, studio spaces, and in the case of Columbus Idea Foundry, live demos! Click the link above to get a glimpse of what all these cool cats have going on!

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Join us this Friday evening for a taste of what your community has to offer. Stop by the studios, galleries, and art spaces to shake hands with the artists and awesome business owners. Don’t forget to stop by Strongwater Food and Spirits and Land-Grant Brewery for a pint of their finest!

Head on over to the Franklinton Fridays Facebook Page to add to the ever-growing LIKE count and to see what is in store for this weekend! See you there!


Big Local Arts Reappearance at Strongwater!


Join us at Strongwater Food and Spirits Thursday Nov. 6, from 6- 9 pm for the one-day Big Local Arts Show!

You remember the Big Local Arts Tent at the Columbus Arts Festival, so come back for an encore this Thursday in Franklinton!

Big Local Arts supports local artists by giving them the opportunity to showcase their work to the thousands of people who come to the Arts Festival. Two- and three-dimensional work will be for sale, and a raffle is to be announced.

Stay up-to-date on the Big Local Facebook page for an upcoming list of artists and works!

Local art rules!


Brian Riegel and Barbara Vogel pieces in One Night Live Auction!

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If you have yet to get your tickets for Ohio Art League’s One Night fundraising event of the year, now is the time! We are receiving all kinds of one-of-a-kind works created by local Ohio artists that you know and love, not to mention some of the greatest deals in our Silent Auction from businesses around town. Did we forget to mention that Jeni’s Ice Cream will be there? Yeah, you definitely don’t want to miss that.

Get your tickets here!

Keep reading to hear about Brian Riegel and Barbara Vogel, two of our esteemed artists who have submitted works for our One Night Live Auction!


Recently, Brian Riegel had 18 works on display at Port Columbus Airport, won “best in show” at OAL’s Ohio Made (piece on display at Ohio History Center until Oct. 20th), and was featured in Sept. 2014 issue Stock and Barrel magazine. This winter, Riegel’s body of work will be on display at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. The artist states that his work often “evokes nostalgia as one recognizes familiar items from the past, and the composition forces viewers to see the familiar pieces as something mysterious, new and unfamiliar.” Riegel’s “favorite challenge is to take peoples’ once beloved, … outmoded objects and create something valuable that requires them to see the objects with a new perspective.” His evaluation of his work is evident in the piece Celtic Chain Drive displayed above.


Vogel received a B.F.A. And M.F.A. from the Ohio State University and was part of OAL’s 100th anniversary exhibit at the Riffe Galleryandthe recipient of an Ohio Arts Council individual Excellence Award! She is represented by Sherrie Gallery, is a member of CAW, and a trustee at the Ohio Designer Craftsman Museum. You may remember her impression and honorary award at our Ohio Made festival on Sept. 27. One of her One Night works,Flattop, is featured above.  


Members who have yet to submit, get on it! The deadline for One Night artwork submission is Monday, October 6 by 11:59 pm!

Get to know the fine-print at our Artist Contract Workshop!

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This Saturday, August 9th, from 1- 3 pm the Ohio Art League invites you to better discover the ins and outs of exhibition and gallery representation at our Artist Contract Workshop. Know what to look for in contracts so that you, as an artist, may better protect yourself and your rights from bad legal jargon. Be tricked no more!

Join professionals Annie Hancock, Andrew Holford, and Julie Abijanac at Strongwater this Saturday afternoon for the fifth installment of our Symposium Workshop Series.

Click here to pre-register and get a glimpse of our upcoming workshops!

*Please be reminded that although free WiFi is available, parking in the Strongwater lot is not. Additional street parking is ample in the surrounding blocks. 

One Night Submissions for Artwork Are Open!


Save the date

November 9, 2013

8:00-11:00 pm

400 W. Rich

This is an event you won’t want to miss

One Night, the premier fundraising event of OAL with all proceeds benefiting the league and its member artists, will feature live and silent auctions of work from Ohio’s leading contemporary professional artists