Beyond Photography Exhibition at the Concourse Gallery


Exhibition runs from May 1-June 26

Reception: Thursday, May 14, 5-7pm

Curated by Char Norman, Beyond Photography brings together a diverse group of artists who use photography as an element of their work; from photogravure, encaustic, and iPhone snaps; stretching the traditional view of photography.

Go to for more detailed exhibit information.

Marjorie Bender and Barbara Vogel: Family and Friends


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”


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


Collusion: Works of Voice

Cultural Arts Center

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

Majority Rising: Opening Reception Tomorrow!

TAKACS Self portrait

Majority Rising
Cleveland’s Female Gaze

OAL member,Judy Takács, is debuting her curatorial skills at the Majority Rising: Cleveland’s Female Gaze Exhibition.  The exhibition showcases the work of some of Cleveland’s most famous female artists such as: Shirley Aley Campbell, Lee Heinen, Kathleen McKenna, Marsha Sweet and Marilyn Szalay.  Judy will also be including her paintings of the other artists as her contribution to the exhibition.  Don’t miss this wonderful exhibition of some of Cleveland’s most talented and legendary artists!

Public Opening Reception: Thursday March 12, 5:30 to 8:00
Show dates March 12 through May 2

Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Private Studio tours in conjunction with the exhibit:

Lee Heinen Studio Tour, March 21, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Judy Takács Studio Tour, April 11, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Kathleen McKenna Studio Tour, April 18, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30

Individual $20
AAWR Member $15

To reserve your spot and buy your ticket to any of the studio tours, email Katelyn Gainer, Gallery and Administrative Assistant at or call 216.721.9020.


Carol Snyder & Kellie McDermott Exhibition: Luminous Landscapes in Ceramics & Encaustic Painting


Luminous Landscapes showcases the work by two artists working in dynamically different mediums.

Exhibition Dates: March 5-April 26, 2015

Artists’ reception: Thursday, March 5,6pm-8pm

Artists’ talk: Wednesday, March 25, 6pm-7pm

Carol Snyder wheel throws and hand carves her work using high fired unglazed porcelain allowing light itself to coney patterns and textures in each piece.  She is influenced by nature and landscapes, horizon lines and tree tops – all of which create a rhythm in her work.

Kellie McDermott has also been fascinated with landscapes, particularly those abandoned urban scenes that have changed to become perennial records of decline.  Her paintings capture the juxtaposition of light and contrast, and when layered with wax, take on an interesting luminous quality.  Together these two artists capture the delicate balance between light and dark, made by hand vs nature, standing strength built by fragility.

Peggy R. McConnell

Worthington Center for the Arts

777 Evening Street

Worthington, OH 43085

Millworks Artist Studios Exhibition: “Dear Summer”

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Millworks Artist Studios, a multi-tenant studio space, is having their inaugural gallery exhibition this Saturday, February 28th, from 5pm-9pm.  

The exhibition “Dear Summer” features artists across all different artistic mediums.  This exhibition is a chance to showcase the wonderful art being created by the different artists at Millworks.  Exhibiting artists include: Aaron Kirchmaier, Anthony Vines, Brittany Campbell, Crystal Tursich, Daniel Colvin, Danny Pizzo, David Castle, Jozzy Kane, Justin Braun, Leah Wong, Lisette Lichtenstein, Martha Michael, Mariel Katafias, Pheoris West, Polina Isurin, Rachael Anderson, Rebecca Copper, Rod Bouc, Ron Anderson, Suzanne Silver, Todd Slaughter, Tiffany Lawson, Thoma Swanson, Uko Smith, Wendy Yeager, Kenny Johnson, and Charles Massey.

So join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, entertainment, good conversation and of course enjoying great art.

The exhibition is located at: 

The North Gallery

2020 Leonard Avenue 

Columbus, OH 43219

For more information call Scott Mowrey at 740-334-0178

Six in Studio: Call for Artists!


Cleveland West Art League is excited to announce our Six in Studio call for artists! We are delighted that this year’s exhibition will be curated by artist Arabella Proffer.  The “opening” will be Friday, March 20th and the closing will be on Friday, April 17th during West 78th Street Studios’ monthly Third Friday.  The six selected artists will spend the month between those dates working on their installations, and the completed work will be shown at the closing reception.  2-D, 3-D, and installation work is welcome, as are collaborations between the selected artists.

Please submit your artist statement along with 3 jpeg examples of your work for consideration by Wednesday, March 6th, 2015 to
This has been a wildly popular project in the past and CWAL looks forward to an exhilarating showing in 2015!

*Please note that you have to be a member of CWAL to have your work viewed by Arabella. Membership can be bought up to and at the time of submission. To become a member or to renew your membership please visit

Power of the Press: Call for Artists!


Call for Artists!

Power of the Press Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: August 27, 2015 – October 31, 2015

Entry Fee: $20  

Deadline: June 30, 2015  

Ashland University’s Coburn Gallery seeks socially and politically engaging prints for the exhibition Power of the Press. Cash awards of over $500 for Best in Show and Juror’s Honorable Mention will be awarded. The theme of the exhibition Power of the Press focuses on emotionally passionate prints displaying content relating to social or political issues. Selected prints will build on the university’s historical collection of satirical and expressionist works by artists Honoré Daumier, Francisco Goya, and Käthe Kollwitz. Liz Maugans, one of Zygote Press’ co-founders and managing directors, will serve as the juror for the exhibition. She is a native of Ohio who received her Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Maugans teaches drawing and printmaking at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and has taught at various other institutions in the Cleveland area. She has exhibited nationally and her work is held in several collections. Entries must be original works created through traditional or experimental printmaking.

We encourage submission of works that address social and political issues that are currently impacting our society. Artists working in the United States, age 18 and older are eligible to submit up to 2 artworks with a $20 entry fee. All works must have been created within the last 4 years. Artists are responsible for shipping costs to and from the gallery. The deadline is June 30, 2015.

Please address any questions to Prospectus at .

Artists’ Panel Discussion for ImageOHIO 15 at ROY G BIV


ROY G BIV Gallery proudly presents ImageOHIO 15, the 15th annual exhibition celebrating Ohio’s best photography, video art, and various digital media works. The exhibition is currently on display at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery (gallery hours: Mon- Fri 9 am- 5 pm) through February 20, 2015.

Join these great selected artists, some of which are OAL members, for the Artists’ Panel Discussion the closing night of ImageOHIO 15– Fri., February 20 – from 1 PM to 2 PM.

Get more information on ImageOHIO 15 and see what other great things ROY G BIV offers!