Livingston Park Public Art Project- Streetcar District Series

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The Neighborhood Design Center, with support from The Columbus Public Art Program, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Foundation and the Dailey Foundation has launched the Request for Qualification/Artist Call for the Livingston Park Public Art Project.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2015 by 5 PM

Visit the website for the details

Livingston Park, located on Livingston Avenue across the street from Children’s Hospital, between Ann Street and South 18th Street in Columbus, is a prime location to showcase a community-oriented and historically-themed masterpiece. The project is the second in a series to celebrate Livingston Avenue as the location of the first streetcar line in Columbus. Artists living and/or working in Ohio are welcome to submit qualifications for this excellent opportunity.
Budget: $50,000, all inclusive.

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.


Franklinton Fridays Public Art Crawl

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We know it’s cold outside, but East Franklinton wants to keep your heart, soul, and mind warm with Franklinton Fridays public art crawl!

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Every second Friday of the month, East Franklinton neighborhood offers Franklinton Fridays in which businesses, galleries, and various institutions are coming together to bring you the latest and greatest local art. Entities like Glass Axis (at their new location) and Ethical Arts Collective, along with Franklinton Development Association, Magic Brush Art Studio, Franklinton Arts District, 400 West Rich Studios and even Rehab Tavern are offering public tours, studio spaces, and in the case of Columbus Idea Foundry, live demos! Click the link above to get a glimpse of what all these cool cats have going on!

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Join us this Friday evening for a taste of what your community has to offer. Stop by the studios, galleries, and art spaces to shake hands with the artists and awesome business owners. Don’t forget to stop by Strongwater Food and Spirits and Land-Grant Brewery for a pint of their finest!

Head on over to the Franklinton Fridays Facebook Page to add to the ever-growing LIKE count and to see what is in store for this weekend! See you there!


2016 Solo Exhibition Season at Rosewood Gallery- Call for Proposals

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Ohio Art League seeks to promote our member-artists by providing you with the most up-to-date calls for entries and proposals. Artists are encouraged to submit their proposals to the City of Kettering’s Rosewood Gallery 2016 Solo Exhibition Season.

Rosewood Gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging local, regional and national artists. It is dedicated to the encouragement and creation of new works and to the promotion of the visual arts in the Dayton, Ohio area.

Eight solo exhibitions are presented each year in Rosewood Gallery, sponsored by the Kettering Arts Council and the City of Kettering Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

Proposals for the 2016 season must be postmarked by April 30, 2015.

Check out the submission requirements and find out how to enter!

A selection committee composed of regional art professionals will make recommendations from submissions of work for exhibition. Notifications of the jurors’ decision will be mailed by the end of May 2015.

All media will be considered for exhibition, including video and installation pieces.


“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!

Big Local Arts Reappearance at Strongwater!


Join us at Strongwater Food and Spirits Thursday Nov. 6, from 6- 9 pm for the one-day Big Local Arts Show!

You remember the Big Local Arts Tent at the Columbus Arts Festival, so come back for an encore this Thursday in Franklinton!

Big Local Arts supports local artists by giving them the opportunity to showcase their work to the thousands of people who come to the Arts Festival. Two- and three-dimensional work will be for sale, and a raffle is to be announced.

Stay up-to-date on the Big Local Facebook page for an upcoming list of artists and works!

Local art rules!


Award Nominations


On October 16 at COSI located at 333 W. Broad St. from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. The Greater Columbus Arts Council will be handing out awards for those who have made great local contributions to art in Columbus

The Categories are:

Arts Educator – Teachers K-12

Emerging Arts Leader – Individual under 40 years old

Arts Partner – Civic, Community, or Business leader

Large Business – Business with 500 or more employees

Medium Business – Business with 50 – 499 employees

Small Business -Business with under 50 employees

Deadline for nominations is Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nominations are only accepted online at the following link Nomination Form

Call For Entry! Fall Juried Exhibition


Submissions are now open for our annual Fall Juried Exhibition

     These exhibitions have been held every year since 1910. Nationally renowned artists, judges, and curators attend the event .Our most recent juror Denny Griffith who judged our Spring Juried Exhibition. They are held at locations such as the Columbus Museum of Art, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, and the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.

The Submission Deadline is September 23rd

     The Juror of Esteem this year will be, Rod Bouc, Deputy Director of Operations at the Columbus Museum of Art.



McConnell Arts Center of Worthington.

Exhibition Runs

October 30, 2014 – January 5, 2015

Artist Notifications

October 3rd

Opening Reception

October 30, 2014 from 6-8pm, McConnell Arts Center

Artist work drop off

October 26 12-5pm & October 21 10am-6pm at McConnell Arts Center

Artist work pick up

January 4 12-5pm & January 5 10am-6pm at McConnell Arts Center

Apply by clicking the following link

 FJE App

Rosewood Gallery Presents “The View”

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Rosewood Gallery was established in 1986 in the Rosewood Arts Centre. The gallery specializes in the exhibition of contemporary art by local, regional and national artists. For the 2014 Gallery Season this summer, the Rosewood Gallery presents the 20th Annual exhibition, The View. The View is a juried exhibition created as a showcase for Ohio artists presenting traditional or abstract views of landscape or land imagery, environmental themes and world issues.

The exhibition is on display from June 9 through July 11 of 2014 at theRosewood Gallery of Kettering, Ohio. The Reception will be the Sunday before the opening of the show (June 8) from 2- 4 in the afternoon, with awards presented at 3 pm.

Make sure you stop by the Rosewood Gallery during the exhibition to see some works created by some Ohio Art League member-artists like Kelly Joslin, Richard Jurus, Lynda McClanahan, and Jessica Wojtasek.

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For directions or more information about the exhibit, click here to visit the Rosewood Gallery website.

Rosewood Gallery
2655 Olson Drive
Kettering, Ohio 45420

Gallery Hours:

Mon-Thurs 9 am- 9 pm, Fri 9 am- 6 pm, Sat 9 am- 3 pm



Diana / Sarah Palin (Roman goddess of the hunt.)


Front Row Center’s March 2014 edition by GCAC (Greater Columbus Arts Council) features an interview and article about one of OAL’s very own, Sarah Hahn.

A local artist of Columbus, Sarah Hahn focuses on classic works of Ancient Greece, but with a twist. She creates amazing real life sculptures of some of today’s most well known pop culture figures in the Classical style. Sarah works in the mediums of ceramic and performance pieces. 

Check out the full interview and article!



Nessus / Charlie Sheen

(Spring Juried Exhibition, Ohio Art League 2013)