Escape to Paradise: 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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Mitchell Lippencott: Solo Exhibition

Mitchell Lippencott

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.

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.

Lobby Hours:

Monday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 12:15pm-5pm

Want to see more from Mitchell, where you can see the full spectrum of his amazing adventures and work?

Here you go!

Facebook

Instagram

YouTube

Etsy

Custom-made

Mitchell Lippencott

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artKudos Call for Entries

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Artists from all corners of the world, 18 years of age and up, are invited to enter their works for the 2015 Art Kudos International Juried Exhibition. All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Selected finalists will appear in a year-long online exhibition at www.artKudos.com .
Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by June 30, 2015. Entries may be submitted online or physically. See below for details.
 
Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Video/film and wearable art (jewelry or clothing) are NOT eligible for consideration. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists.
A non-refundable entry fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to three images.
Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at http://www.artkudos.com/. Cash awards totaling $4,500 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show – $1,200; Second Place – $1,000; Third Place – $750; Founder’s Award of Distinction – $500; (3) Merit Awards – $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions – $100 each.
Check out Artshow.com for an online entry form. While you’re there, make sure you have a look at some of the other artist opportunities available across the nation!
 
 
 
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Atlanta, GA 30309

 

Christopher Burk receives OAC’s Individual Excellence Award

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We would like to congratulate OAL member artist, Christopher Burk, on receiving

Ohio Arts Council’s “Individual Excellence Award”!

Christopher Burk is not only a member of Ohio art League, but an artist at Tacocat Cooperative.

Tacocat Co-operative consists of a dozen artists and entrepreneurs working in the Columbus, Ohio area. Located in Grandview this artist cooperative and gallery is focused on exhibiting quality artwork by professional and emerging artists.

Visit Christopher Burk’s Website

MoMA Holiday Card Program 2016: a call for entries

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The Museum of Modern Art’s holiday card program began in 1954 with the introduction of holiday cards created by contemporary artists and designers whose work was represented in the Museum’s exhibitions or permanent collection.

Each year, MoMA selects artwork submitted by designers and artists whose designs reflect The Museum of Modern Art, modernism, and innovation in card design. Historically, MoMA has produced holiday cards celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, and the general holiday season.

All proceeds from the sale of MoMA products are used to support The Museum of Modern Art and its programs.

All artwork must be received by April 17, 2015

Send entries to:
Karen Hernandez
Product Manager, Art Reproductions
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019

Through a selection process involving members of the MoMA Retail group, submissions are selected for inclusion in the Museum’s newest holiday card line developed each calendar year.

What to keep in mind for exemplary MoMA card designs:
-innovation in paper engineering
-new approaches to interactivity
-experimentation
-uniqueness
-intelligence and sophistication
-the element of surprise
-cards that embrace the spirit of the holidays
-quality in design and production new ways of looking at imagery

 

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department Seeks Artists!

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Find me in the Park, It’s TREEmendous

Request for Proposals/Public Art

The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department seeks to commission up to five professional visual artists to design and fabricate temporary, miniature tree houses. These public artworks will be installed in trees located in 5 separate City of Columbus Parks.

Selected artists will receive $1,000! So grab your sketchbooks! Proposals are due by 5 pm on April 24, 2015.

Complete info and instructions here; be sure to read to the very end.

The Joseph Hotel

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Our Board of Trustees member, Andrew Ina, as a part of WOSU filmed this great piece on the new Joseph Hotel at Broad and High where strong OAL supporters, Rebecca Ibel and Sarah Fairchild, had a hand in ensuring Ohio artists were represented thanks to the PIzzuti’s.

If you are not familiar with the new Joseph Hotel, it is a boutique, art hotel that is named after Ron Pizzuti’s father.  Ron is a real estate developer and an accomplished art collector, who was asked a few years ago to jury an OAL exhibition.  In many ways over the years, he has shown his commitment to not only Ohio artists but the city of Columbus and this is just another example.

So check out the video on the Joseph Hotel here

And be sure to check out the Pizzuti Collection over on North Park Street

Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends

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Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends

April 7 – May 16, 2015

Opening Reception April 7, 6-8pm 

Location: Dublin Arts Council 

Address: 7125 Riverside Drive, Dublin, OH 43016

Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends offers a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives: those with our families and friends. Bender and Vogel have both exhibited extensively in the Columbus area. Bender is best known for her clay sculptures, but also produces and exhibits drawings and paintings. Vogel’s background is in photography. Many of her works continue to connect to photographic images, often in unexpected ways. The artists excel in conveying the many dimensions of our closest relationships and in utilizing humor — sometimes whimsical, sometimes dark — to undercut sentimentality. Family and Friends brings together earlier and more recent works by both artists and will feature a new collaborative project that pays homage to a number of their mutual friends and mentors.

A free public reception will be held Tuesday, April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Gallery hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Exhibition and public reception are free of charge.

“The Hive”

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We would like to congratulate OAL member, Walter Herrmann, on his very successful solo exhibition “The Hive” which was shown at the Cultural Arts Center.

The show is now over but if you missed it you can read about it on Columbus Live or at the Ohio Crafters and Artisans WordPress!

Check out his website here

Once again, congratulations to Walter on a very excellent show!

Collusion Exhibition at the Cultural Arts Center

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Collusion: Works of Voice

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Exhibition Dates: March 13-April 10 

Artists’ Reception: March 13, 6-8pm 

Conversations & Coffee Art Talk: March 19, 12-1pm 

OAL member, Chad Cochran, and Brian Reaume have collaborated on the show along with Eric Rausch–the curator.

Statement from Chad:

I first saw Brian’s work at the CAC, during his solo exhibition, Shelter Series: Coastal Refugees. I was immediately drawn to his vision and concepts tied to providing voices to shelters because my thoughts align. As I capture the decaying and vanishing structures throughout Ohio, I hope to not only provide documentation but also to initiate conversations about the homes and those who inhabited them. There are stories that were told within the walls and they remain captured there. With my photos and assemblage pieces, I hope to provide the viewer a way to connect to those stories which gives them a chance to find a new home.

In my photographs, Brian has found characters. Ones he will converse with, study, understand and express. We work to provide new meaning, hope and voices to these “vaporizing” structures.

Statement from Brian:

Through the use of mixed media we give voices to forgotten, lost Ohio shelters of past. Each work will begin from a current photograph, from this image the works are reinterpreted through painting, sculpture or assemblage.

The purpose of having a two person show as opposed to a solo exhibit is to express the idea of our multi-layered vision. The challenge is to create from another’s work and tell a story from a different perspective, using my intention and delving into Chad’s vision of history in Ohio. By changing the everyday reality of passing these relics without notice; instead putting purpose to stopping, looking and listening to these forgotten shelters, we can map rural and urban decay for future generations. The personal challenge for me is spending time with each photo and listen to them intently to retrieve their story as opposed to painting/sculpting from the feel of actually being at the location. I have found this to bring an intimacy with each work that is not forced, instead being a seamless transition from print to painting or 2d to 3d once I learn to listen to the subject.

Statement from Eric:

I have come to know Brian and Chad as artists; these two are overcome with a need to document their world. Through their experimentation and documentation they create beautiful works of art that are engaging to a viewer and professionally finished. When I heard that they were working together to collaborate on a show, I was instantly interested to hear more. Through our ensuing conversations we formed a partnership that included me as their curator.

There is a link between their artwork in visual appeal, and together they have created an exhibition experience for the viewer. The show includes 2d and 3d works in various sizes and price points. Each piece is finished to a high standard of professionalism, from framed photographs, wall hanging and pedestal sculptures to a large installation piece in the gallery.

The installation will include large “vapor shelters” which will have the look of porcelain with minimal color and texture. Varying in size, these shelters will be installed in the center of the main gallery so the viewer can walk around each one and may be able to see inside but will not be able to enter. The area around the grouping of shelters will have elements of scattered debris including chairs for the viewer to sit and contemplate. The structures will have the feeling that they are visions of what once stood in what is now debris. Elements of light and sound will be used to illustrate the life that these shelters housed and the stories that are contained within.

For more information check out the article written by (614) Magazine

The Cultural Arts Center of Columbus is located at 139 W Main St., Columbus, OH 43215