Masterwork at Tacocat

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Join Tacocat tonight, Friday May 1st from 6-9PM

Exhibition runs: May 1 – 30th

for the Opening of ‘Masterwork’ guest juried by Tom Katzenmeyer, President of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and Mary Gray, Director of the Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery.

Tacocat Cooperative is a studio and gallery consisting of a dozen artists and entrepreneurs in Columbus, OH.

Don’t miss it!

Tacocat Co-operative

937 Burrell Ave

Grandview Heights, Ohio
For more information about Tacocat visit their website
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City of Philadelphia seeking commissions for JFK Plaza/LOVE Park

The City of Philadelphia’s Percent for Art Program through the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy,  in collaboration with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and Inter Park, LLC announce a competition to commission site-specific artwork(s) in JFK Plaza/LOVE Park!
 This once-in-a-lifetime commission is part of the $14 million renovation and reconstruction of JFK Plaza/LOVE Park, and the competition is open to artists and teams who reside in the United States. Artwork will be selected on the basis of creativity, artistic merit, technical proficiency, and relationship to the site. Long-term maintenance, durability, and public safety concerns will be major selection criteria.

Artists are required to comply with applicable rules, contracts, and procedures of all governmental boards and agencies of the City of Philadelphia. Submitted proposals will be reviewed on their relationship to both the overall design of the park as well as Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture. Philly is asking that artists attempt to complement or add to the park rather than compete with the current surroundings.

For the full description, guidelines, and how to submit, click here!

DEADLINE: February 14

Professional Development webinar series with Creative Capital


Creative Capital is proud to introduce a brand new series centering on the visual arts world, as well as to expand their “Conversations Inside” to include performing arts focused interviews. On January 12, CC featured Part One of a four-part webinar series with Sharon Louden, artist and editor ofLiving and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists. 

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

Catch the remaining sessions (all 7:00-8:30 pm):
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 $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). There is no special software needed.

SIGN UP and get more info here!

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

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.


OAL’s Spring Juried Exhibition Deadline Draws Near!


It’s that time of year again, everybody!

Ohio Art League’s Spring Juried Exhibition is one of the main components of our annual programming, and this year SJE will be held at Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery– an incredible space to show off your incredible art!

It’s not too late to submit entries and have the opportunity to exhibit your artwork alongside other geniuses of the community. Deadline for submission is THIS SUNDAY Feb. 1st by 11:59 AM (nearly noon)!!!!


Members and non-members are eligible to submit- as long as you’re 18+- but members enter for FREE! If you have yet to sign up as an OAL member, now is the perfect time to seize the opportunity to promote and critique your work amongst our 600+ membership base!

See what OAL is all about! Join us!

Artists will be notified of their participation Feb. 16, 2015, after works undergo the jurying process by CCAD’s Graduate Studies Administrator Richard Petry.


R.A.W. Gallery to host “Art Collector’s Show” Reception Fri. Jan 23rd

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R.A.W. Gallery in Downtown Columbus is hosting the 2nd Annual Art Collector’s Show, in which the owner of an artwork exhibits his or her favorite pieces of art!

Join us this Friday, January 23rd from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at R.A.W. Gallery for the Art Collector’s Show Reception to experience this rare show in which artists, collectors, art enthusiasts, and art lovers may understand why an Art Collector chose a particular piece of original art to purchase and appreciate all their own.

Check out what some of central Ohio’s collectors are, well, collecting and why.

R.A.W. Gallery hours of operation are Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12:00 PM (noon) to 5 pm, or by appointment. Contact gallery owner, George Leach, for information.


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.


“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.

Glass Axis’ Holiday Sale!!

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Central Ohio’s finest glass-working artists will be on hand with jewelry, holiday decorations, and other glass artwork of all forms and sizes next weekend for Glass Axis‘ Holiday Sale at their new home in Franklinton!

Friday December 12- Noon to 7 pm

Saturday December 13- 10 am to 4 pm

Sunday December 14- 10 am to 4 pm

Thousands of glass pieces will be on display, many at discounted prices, and walk-in workshops will run all weekend! So, create your own unique items or personalized gifts!

The Blown Glass Ornament Workshop is for ages 12 and up. Shape and blow molten glass into a globe-shaped ornament at just $30 a pop!

For merely $15 per bead, visitors 6+ may use smaller torches to heat and form glass into the shape of a candy-shaped bead in the Torchworked Bead Workshop!

All activities are first-come, first-serve as no pre-registration is required. Click here to get all the details on Glass Axis courses offered at other times.

Glass Axis new address is 610 W Town St., Columbus, OH 43215.


“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.