“Before They’re Famous” Fall Art Sale at CCAD

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Ohio Art League’s very own Esther Hall, along with Paul Palnik and Rebecca Ibel, is one of the jurors for the Columbus College of Art and Design’s Fall Art Sale, Before They’re Famous; so, you know it’s going to be epic.

Before They’re Famous is to take place in the Loann Crane Center for Design at CCAD on December 6, 2014.

Tickets are available at the door starting at 9 a.m. the day of the sale. Those who arrive from 9- 10 a.m. get the first choicesof these local, pre-famed artists’ goodies at $50 a ticket per person. General Admission is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and tickets are just $5 a person. Who can say no to that?

Support Ohio’s up-and-coming artists on their path to greatness, and don’t miss out on some of the free workshops and demonstrations available to all visitors!

  • Experience Art in the Making
  • How to Buy Artwork
  • Interpreting Art

Parking is free on CCAD lots, and admission sales help fund student scholarships while sale proceeds directly benefit the artists!

Don’t miss this semiannual juried exhibition; over 100 students, alumni, and faculty are participating!

For more information, visit the CCAD event’s page, and we will see you on December 6!

CCAD to Host SculptureX 2014: The Social Political Project Calls for Entries

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Founded in 2010 and managed by Cleveland’s The Sculpture Center, SculptureX is a teaching and networking resource that serves as a catalyst for collaboration among Midwestern arts institutions and seeks to build awareness of Midwestern visual art programs both regionally and nationally. It promotes the intellectual pursuit of empathetic thinking, uncovering new forms and definitions of visual communication and understanding.

Hosted by Columbus College of Art & Design on Saturday, Oct. 11, The Social Political Object will present artwork and research that explore designation, the object, and the system an object is held within. Artists, academics, community members, and cultural practitioners will come together for discussions intended to illuminate both historical work and current activity. Keynote speaker Sharon Hayes is an internationally renowned artist whose work looks at gender by demonstrating how historical gender affiliations have embedded themselves in our collective memory and are played out in current political situations. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries, and performance spaces around the world, including the New Museum, the Tate Modern in London, Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna, and the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin.

SCULPTUREX 2014: THE SOCIAL POLITICAL OBJECT will examine social and cultural activism carried out through the mechanisms of art and culture.

This is your opportunity to give a brief presentation (similar to an elevator pitch) of your work to a large audience of practicing artists, art educators, art historians, and others in the region. The panel will now be 60 minutes long and we are looking for 12 quality BFA/MFA students in the region to proficiently present a few images of recent work and briefly talk (2 minutes & 30 seconds maximum) about ideas, themes, and/or process.

If you are interested in presenting your work and/or being a student moderator at the SculptureX symposium PLEASE email

  • images 10 Images
  • artist statement
  • resume/CV

to Danielle Julian Norton, subject line “SculptureX CALL” by September 10th 2014.

For more information, visit the SculptureX 2014 website.


“Ready to Hang/Framing” Workshop


How an artist displays his or her work is nearly as important as the piece itself. One should take pride in the artwork and mount it in a way that delivers a response from the viewer and contours the work’s subject and tonal qualities. Attend the Ohio Art League’s third element in the Professional Workshop series, “Ready to Hang/ Framing” in order to better promote yourself in the gallery or art space. 

This workshop takes place Saturday, June 14 from 1- 4 pm in the Columbus College of Art and Design Grant Labs in Downtown Columbus. 

During this hands on workshop you will be learning how to build and make your own frame. You will learn how different frames can alter artwork and what it means when submissions ask for ‘ready to hang’. Be sure to bring one of your own works of art so you may frame it along with the class! 


For more information, visit the Professional Workshop page on the Ohio Art League website!

*Additional fees may occur dependent on presenter’s materials