Gallery 831 presents Modern Primitiva

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Join Ohio Art League member-artist Todd Hickerson, along with clay aficionados Lena Simonian and Eric Immelt, for a symphony of color, light and form in Modern Primitiva; an exhibition which explores the iconic artistry of oceanic culture using natural elements, materials, and textures.

Modern Primitiva will be on display at Clayspace’s Gallery 831 March 9th through the 28th.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

While you’re visiting the Clayspace website, make sure you check out the vast array of classes and workshops the artists offer. With skill levels from novice to expert, it’s easy to find a course well-tailored to your goals.


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!


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.


Modern Primitiva: An Illumination

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Modern Primitiva: An Illumination

OAL member, Todd Hickerson, will be showing individual and collaborative work at the exhibition.

March 9-28

Opening Reception

Friday, March 13th 6-9 pm

Featuring individual and collaborative works by

Todd Hickerson, Lena Simonian, and Eric Immelt.

An exhibition exploring the iconic artistry of Oceanic culture blending primitive expressions with modern media and techniques.

The lighting portion of the show is inspired by the illuminating spirit of Papua New Guinea and its graphical representations of life, ancestry, and traditions.

Gallery 831

831 S Front St

Columbus, OH 43206

Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 3-9 pm & Saturday 1-6 pm

Webinar Opportunities–Creative Capital


Ring in the New Year with new Creative Capital webinars!  We are thrilled to introduce a brand new series centering on the visual arts world, as well as to expand our “Conversations Inside” to include a performing arts-focused interviews.  On January 12, we feature Part One of a four-part webinar series with Sharon Louden, artist and editor of Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists.  The following Monday, MAP Fund Program Director Moira Brennan talks with Caleb Hammons, Associate Producer at the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College.

How to Approach, Engage & Communicate with Galleries, Museums & the People You Want to Know, with Sharon Louden 

Four Sessions (all 7-8:30pm EST): 

Monday January 26, The Approach 

Monday February 9, Pace & Timing 

Monday February 23, Maintaining the Relationship 

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this four-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals and more.  The webinar will address the following questions: How does an artist approach a gallery cold?  How does an artist communicate with a gallerist, curator, museum professional, etc.?  What are the best ways to correspond and to start up a relationship and maintain it?  When is the best time to approach the person?  How often should an artist be in contact?  How does one follow up on an inquiry?  What is the proper way to pace a professional conversation?

Webinars are all $25 each.  All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions.  To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred).

Interested but can’t attend?  All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar.  

Check out for more information.

“Looking Back” at Fisher Gallery

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Come see the photography works of Kojo Kamau at Fisher Gallery

Located at 27 S. Grove St. Westerville, OH 43081

Kamau was recently awarded as an Elder in the Community for his achievements and contributions in the arts community over the years, and he was recognized as one of the Jurors of Esteem at Ohio Made Festival 2014.

Exhibition Dates January 12 – April 14, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th 4 – 7 pm

Otterbein’s Fisher Gallery offers exhibitions that explore a broad range of approaches to art, introducing the University community to the diversity of the art world. Find out more about Fisher here, or stop in between 9 am and 9 pm daily.

“An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics,” an OAL Member Curated Exhibition

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Join the Ohio Art League and Upper Arlington’s Concourse Gallery as we host OAL member Ashley Shellhause’s An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics. Curated by Michael May, Appaloosa Genetics is inspired by Shellhause’s three main interests: science, art, and horses. Through this intriguing and illuminating exhibition, the viewer will be guided through the role research plays in the art of creation.

Join us for the Opening Reception at the Concourse Gallery Thursday, December 11 from 5- 7 in the evening.

According to the informative book, Horse Color Explained, appaloosa horse coloring is controlled by at least five different genes, four of which cause pattern variations. The exhibition is comprised of abstract images that are accompanied with the details of the research to be more accessible to a wider audience.  

An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics will be on display from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015. 

For more information on the artist and to find a collection of works by Shellhause, visit her fine arts website.

Get all the details by checking out OAL’s Press Room.


Rosewood Gallery shows Ohio educators some love!

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Join Ohio Art League member- artists Kelly Joslin and Richard Jurus in Art Ed: An Art Educators’ Exhibition during Rosewood Gallery’s 2014 Gallery Season!

Art Ed was created in 2011 by the Rosewood Gallery as an opportunity to showcase the arts faculty at the Rosewood Arts Centre, and for Dayton area art educators to present their work to the community.

The exhibition is on display from now through December 12, 2014 at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, and a Reception will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (in conjunction with A Rosewood Holiday Open House).

The gallery is free and open to the public, so check out Art Ed and support your local educators!

Click here for full details regarding the exhibition!


Austin Burnside at MadLab Theatre & Gallery through Saturday!

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If you haven’t stopped out to MadLab in Downtown Columbus, you’re missing all kinds of greatness. First, the impromptu theatre has a show going on called “Memory Fragments” by Sam Wallin. In “Memory Fragments,” Detective Cloud navigates this all-too-plausible vision of the future in which our memories are depicted in three dimensions, as he examines the shattered and decaying memories of a young man brutally murdered. Creepy and brilliant: the perfect Halloween combo.

Alongside the show, Ohio Art League member artist Austin Burnside is exhibiting his Loom Series Blue Molly in the MadLab Gallery. The show and exhibition are going on through Saturday, November 1.

Austin stated, “My motivations for these works deals with labor and ingenuity. I want these pieces to talk about the livelihood for blue-collar men and women by using their trades to describe their personality and who they are beyond face value. I engineer these sculptures and paintings to become fun, intriguing, or unique to describe more of a complex situation.”

Congrats Lynda, Ellice, and Sarah!

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We at Ohio Art League would like to congratulate member artists Lynda McClanahan, Sarah Hahn, Ellice Park, as well as Sherry Farris for their upcoming exhibition Liberation from Bondage.

Liberation from Bondagewill be on display at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (MTSO) gallery from October 29 to November 13. The gallery is open to the public from 10 am – 6 pm Mondays through Saturdays and 2 – 6pm on Sundays.

Curated by Park, Liberation from Bondage is an diverse display of works inspired by the journeys we take to reclaim our basic human freedoms. These freedoms span emotional and cognitive processes, various heritages, and theological and sociological cultural dynamics.

MTSO will also host a panel discussion with the artists on October 29 at 2 pm in the Alford Centrum.

Come support your fellow members! Find out more here!