Fresh A.I.R. Gallery: Anniversary Exhibition


We would like to congratulate Ohio Art League member artists, Tyler Bohm and Jan Kustron, as contributing artist for the “Anniversary Exhibition” at Fresh A.I.R. Gallery.

Exhibition runs April 29 – July 17

About Fresh A.I.R. Gallery

Celebrating the past 10 years and launching the next decade, the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery will host an anniversary exhibition from April 29–July 17, 2015.

Since opening their gallery doors in September 2004, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery has shown 60 exhibitions, displaying the artwork of over 200 artists and sold more than 250 pieces of artwork totaling over $60,000. Fresh A.I.R. Gallery does not accept any commission for art sold through the gallery. All proceeds from sold work go directly to the artists to help them establish their careers. Many exhibits demonstrate the courage and struggles of the artists as they combat stigma and address social issues.

Gallery hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m.

Contributing artists include
Tyler Bohm, Richard Duarte Brown, Kevin Cardoso, Justine Cassen, Toni Jo Coppa, Michael Coppage, T. Datsi, Katie Feick, Douglas Gantt, Casey M. Garcia, Samuel Gillis, Sheree Green, Michael J. Halliday, Gary Herdman, Tony Hoover, Malcolm J, Randy Jones, Trish Kronk, Jan Kustron, Chappelle Letman, Charlotte McGraw, Melvin Robinson, Jr. (“Melle Mel”), Janice Schmader, Sherry Simone, Clint Stapleton, Joey Supina, Chanika Svetvilas, M. Tacon, Ronald Jason Van Hoose, Paul Wilbur, Gale Winters, and Joel Witt.

In conjunction with our Anniversary Celebration, the Fresh A.I.R. Gallery will host Beyond the Visual: a series of performing artists and artist talks addressing important current cultural issues.

These events will be held Tuesdays: May 12, May 19, and May 27 all from 5:00–7:00 pm. They will have some incredible performers and speakers that will be reading poetry, talking about their creative research, how art can be a means to social change, the justice system, race, human trafficking, and social justice.

OAL member-artist Judy Takacs upcoming exhibitions

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Ohio Art League member Judy Takacs (Chicks with Balls) will be exhibiting throughout Ohio and a few places in Pennsylvania from now through early December.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Valley Art Center
43rd Annual Juried Show
Opening Reception: Friday November 7th from 6:00 to 8:00
Showing through December 17th

Zanesville, Ohio
Zanesville Museum of Art
70th Ohio Annual Juried Show
Showing through January 1st

Cincinnati, Ohio
Manifest Gallery
“Face First” Juried show
Opening Reception: Friday November 7th from 5:00 to 9:00
Showing through December 10th

Sellinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Lore Degenstein Gallery
Susquehanna University
Sixth Annual Figure Drawing and Painting Competition and Exhibition
Showing through December 5th

Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
Schulman Gallery
Luzerne County Community College
“Chicks with Balls: Judy Takács paints unsung female heroes”
Her solo show, which consists of 21 paintings, 8 of which are new and never before exhibitedChickspaintings will be showing through December 8th


Thumb Box Exhibition: Small Surface, Big Art!

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Each year, the Ohio Art League puts on a non-juried exhibition, in which we display any of our members’ submitted works within the confines of a 6″ x 6″ x 6″ boundary. Thumb Box Exhibition allows our organization to proudly portray our members and their talents, despite the miniature canvas.

There is no fee to submit for current members, so make sure you attempt to log in before filling out the submission form. Don’t forget to upload images of your work, so that we can brag about y’all on social media 😉

Deadline for submission is Saturday, November 29 by NOON (12 pm)

Thumb Box will be exhibiting from December 4, 2014 through January 2, 2015 at RAW Gallery in Downtown Columbus. Don’t miss the Opening Reception on December 4 from 7 -10 pm!

PS- Many of the members’ works act as perfect holiday gifts!!


Thanks everybody!

Lea Gray Flowers

Those of you that attended One Night: Tribute this past Friday know how AWESOME it was, and we here at the Ohio Art League would like to take a moment to thank all of the attendees, members, artists, volunteers, board members, and of course our sponsors for the event.

This year’s theme, Tribute, allowed us to recover past archives and research the foundation of OAL in order to honor all of you that have built this organization into one that emphasizes, appreciates, and preserves local visual arts. The past 100+ years have given us a blueprint on what to keep doing, what to improve, and how to better help our members and the unique art they create.

We are eternally grateful for our dedicated and generous sponsors. In addition to the Ohio Art League’s continuous sponsors, we would like to thank those that contributed to One Night, as well as throughout the remaining year. Without you guys, we wouldn’t be where we are today.

Hahn Loeser

Lea Gray*

Glitterati Photobooth

Jeni’s Ice Creams

Eccolyfe Designs

Luna Kombucha

Valley Vineyards

State & Third

Strongwater Food & Spirits

And we could never forget The Columbus Foundation, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, and Ingram White Castle Foundation.

We take great pride in our members’ works and their contributions to our long-standing organization enable the OAL to be a top contender in the Ohio art world. We do our very best to bring artists exhibition opportunities, offer promotions for their work, and keep members updated on any event or what-have-you to progress their artistic career. Thanks to all of those who helped make One Night 2014 a success, and we’re looking at another bright hundred years. Our appreciation is boundless.

*Lea Gray paper flower arrangements are still available for sale. For those interested, please contact the Ohio Art League at (614) 299-8225.

Glass Axis Mother’s Day Sale


Still not sure what to get Mom for Mother’s Day? Stop on over to Glass Axis in Columbus sometime this weekend (May 2- 4) to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift for the most important lady in your life. Glass Axis offers workshops for the whole family on Friday May 2nd from 2- 6 pm and this weekend, on Saturday & Sunday from 11 am- 3 pm. Treat your mom with a handmade gift that is hers alone, like a pulled glass flower or torchworked beads, or let her try her own hand at glass-making. 


Hundreds of glass art pieces are on sale, ranging from blown glass vessels to exquisite jewelry, from colorful glass flowers to unique sculptures, from stained glass mantel pieces to funky kitchen accents, many at discounted prices. The number one thing mothers want on their special day is to spend quality time with the ones they love, so create your own vase for those flowers she always gets and give her a Mother’s Day she’ll never forget! Many of the Glass Axis vendors have beautifully crafted, unique jewelry available for sale, as well.


The 7th Annual Glass Axis Spring Sale is going on now! So stop in to 1341 Norton Avenue-B, Columbus, OH 43212 Friday from Noon to 7 pm, or Saturday & Sunday from 9 am- 4 pm. 


To see the complete workshop schedule or to see what other great things Glass Axis has to offer, click here to visit the full website.

ROY G BIV Gallery Seeks Entries for 2015 Exhibiting Season


 Founded in 1989, ROY G BIV Gallery is known for showcasing innovative contemporary art by emerging artists from around the world. 

Jurors Ann Hamilton, Michael Mercil, James Voorhies and Lisa Dent will select the exhibiting artists anonymously, who will then be grouped with one or two other artists to show at ROY’s Short North gallery space.

Ann Hamilton is a visual artist internationally recognized for her large-scale multimedia installations. She is a Distinguished University Professor at The Ohio State University and a recipient of the Heinz Award and the MacArthur Fellowship. She represented the United States in the Venice Biennale in 1999.

Michael Mercil is the Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. His work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Socrates Sculpture Park, NY, and the North Dakota Museum of Art.

James Voorhies is the Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University. He is a curator and writer whose work has appeared in publications for Texte zur Kunst, frieze and Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Lisa Dent is the Director of Resources & Award Programs at Creative Capital, a national nonprofit that provides grants to artists. Previously she served as the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Columbus Museum of Art.


For consideration, artists must:

Complete the online submission form.

Email 10-15 images/videos, along with an artist’s statement, résumé and list of works to ROY G BIV Gallery Information.

Submit $25 entry fee through PayPal. (Entry fee is waived for ROY G BIV members.)


Submission Deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2014


From the April 2014 Exhibit featuring Amy Ritter and Elizabeth Nelson

Image requirements
File name: Use only a number (e.g., 01.jpg). Please do not embed your name in any images.
File format: JPEG or PNG
File dimensions: No larger than 1920 pixels on longest dimension


Video requirements

For video submissions, upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo and submit their URLs via email. The first minute of each video will be reviewed.

Artist’s Statement, Résumé and List of Works

Please do not embed your name within the artist’s statement or list of works.List of works should include file name, title, year of completion, medium and dimensions for each work.

  • File format: PDF or DOC

Entry Fee

There is a $25 entry fee for non-members. The entry fee is waived for student and artist level members of ROY. Collected fees go toward supporting ROY’s exhibitions throughout the year.

Group Show proposals will also be accepted. No additional materials will be taken into consideration. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Artists who have had solo exhibitions at ROY G BIV Gallery in the past two seasons (2013-2014) cannot apply.


E-mail entries to:


Click here for more information on ROY G BIV Gallery.

OAL and the BIG GIVE

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The Big Give is going on NOW!

Donate to OAL till 11AM tomorrow morning, and the donation will be supplemented by the Columbus Foundation.

Help support us HERE

The Ohio Art League provides exhibition and professional development opportunities to artists and enriches the community through art. We do this by having our annual Juried Fall and Spring Exhibitions at different galleries throughout the state. Our new Student Juried Exhibition to give students an opportunity to take part in the process and learn the process of applications for our more professional based exhibitions. We also provide workshops and community art critiques known as Art INFOrmal open to the public to encourage conversation and growth.

Ohio Art League hosts Sunday figure drawing, which is only $8 for a 3 hour session from 1-4pm. (check our calendar of events for dates)

Our gallery is located in the South Campus Gateway a stones toss from other great galleries such as the Wexner Center for the Arts and Roy G Biv. We are unique in that only members can show in our gallery by participating in the Member Curated Exhibitions.

Member Curated Exhibitions are where one member serves are curator for another member or group of members. They give a proposal for the general membership during a set meeting and at that meeting are voted for spaces to exhibit in the upcoming year. 

With your help and support Ohio Art League has proven to be a successful non-profit organization for over 100 years. Help us continue to make history with your donation during The BIG GIVE!