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!

A Trip Back in Time

dempsey through the ropes

In honor of our “Tribute” themed approaching One Night Event we have been looking in our archives for some history to share.

In 1923 One of Ohio Art Leagues founding members, George Bellows, sold a painting of the grand boxing match between Jack Dempsy and Louis Angel Firpo entitled “Dempsey and Firpo” for $22,000! Thats the value of $200,000 today.

George Bellows was born in Columbus, Ohio on August 12, 1882. He went on to study art and become nationally known for his paintings. Bellows was amongst the 40 graduate founding members in 1909 from the Columbus Arts School which is now Columbus College of Art and Design and went to Ohio State University himself. You can find this painting today at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

You can view the famous boxing match at the link below

38th Annual Fairmount Arts Exhibition 2014


Ohio Art League member-artist Judy Takacs, along with Anthony Mitri and Susie Frazier will be the jurors of esteem for the 38th Annual Fairmount Arts Exhibition in Novelty, Ohio. Entries for original artwork are now available for artists residing in Northeast Ohio. Two- and three-dimensional works are eligible in various genres and mediums such as painting, photography, fiber, and digital media.

The final day for artwork drop-off is May 27, as the Opening Reception at the Fairmount Center for the Arts is May 31 from 6- 9 pm. 

Gain some insight to the mind of a juror by attending the Gallery Talk, Friday June 6 at 7:00 pm. The Fairmount Arts Exhibition runs from May 31- June 12 2014.

Download the entry form or check out what else the Fairmount Center for the Arts has to offer by clicking here!

“Theories for the Consequences” at E.A.S.E. Gallery


Ohio Art League member artist Agnes Burris investigates the premise that dedicated repetition eventually breeds something new in her upcoming show, “Theories for the Consequences.” The exhibit takes place at EASE Gallery from May 10 through June 14. Join her and fellow members of the community at the Opening Reception this Saturday, May 10, at 7 pm.

EASE Gallery is located at 30 W. Woodruff Ave in Columbus. St. Stephen’s lot offers free parking, and overflow is available in the Arp Garage. 

For more information regarding Burris’s show or others exhibited by EASE, visit their website here

Congratulations to our member Frank Kozarich!

Congratulations to our member Frank Kozarich for receiving the award of Best Emerging Artist of the Year 2013 at the Columbus Arts Fest!ImageImageImage

If you’d like to see more of Frank’s work, you can visit his website at He will also be having an exhibition at Port Columbus Jan. 6, 2014 -April 7, 2014.