Barbara Vogel to appear at Dublin Arts Center Gallery in April

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Ohio Art League member-artist extraordinaire Barbara Vogel, along with Marjorie Bender, will hostFamily and Friends, a moving and amusing look at the pivotal relationships of our lives and the people within them.
Family and Friends will be on display at the Dublin Arts Council from April 7 through May 16, 2015, with a public Opening Reception April 7 from 6- 8 PM.
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. Vogel also was awarded for her accomplishments among the community at the Ohio Made festival the previous summer.
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 Friendsbrings 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.
For more information on the Dublin Arts Council or to check out their line-up of exhibitions and events, head on over to the DAC homepage!
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.


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!

Ohio Made Award Reception

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Tickets are still available for the Ohio Made: All-Ohio Art Festival Awards Ceremony the night preceding the festival: Friday September 26. For the 2nd Annual Ohio Made Festival, the Ohio Art League has teamed up with the Columbus Idea Foundry, the Art and Artists Of Network, Columbus Cultural Arts Center, and the Ohio History Connection to bring you a weekend that is not to be missed!

The Award Reception will be held Friday, September 26th from 6-9pm at the Ohio History Connection Center’s Red Carpet.

The Award Reception will especially recognize top entries among the notable local artists and crafters:

  • The Artistic Accomplishments in Ohio Award
  • Juror’s Choice Awards
  • People’s Choice Award in Best Art in Exhibition
  • People’s Choice Award in Best Booth Setup

Barb Vogel and Kojo Kamau are two Ohio Art League members and well accomplished, influential individuals in the arts community. Join us as we award their achievements alongside those listed above and commend their efforts as Jurors for the Ohio Made 2014 Art Exhibition. Additionally, Glass Axis’s Mike Herrick will be making this years honorary awards!

Stick around for the art raffle, in which you have a chance to win one of a kind artwork from local artists, among other prizes!

With music from the one-and-only DJ Vinh Vu, an impeccable catered menu from Cameron Mitchell, and a stellar guest list, the Ohio Made Award Reception is the ideal night out. Do yourself a favor and purchase tickets today!

Unable to attend but want to leave your mark? As always, donations are welcomed and ever appreciated. Donate or sponsor!

For more information on Ohio Made, to contact us, or for insight on more of what the OAL has to offer, take a look at our website!