‘Five Days, Three Neighborhoods’


The sun is shinning and the birds are singing! It’s officially spring!

Join OAL member artists, today through Friday to help paint murals during ‘Five Days, Three Neighborhoods’ with the Harmony Project. OAL artists will be working on murals down in Hilltop, Franklinton and King Lincoln district all week! So stop out and help paint! Murals are paint by number so this is a great family activity!


Participating Artists:

Cyrus Fire

Jonathan Ryan

Amy Cubberly- Yeager

Simon La Bozetta

Boryana Rusenova Ina


Check out last year’s mural for ‘One Week, One Neighborhood’, All together Now, designed by OAL artists Jonathan Ryan & Cyrus Fire and Harmony Project’s Jeremy Jarvis. Click the link below!

All Together Now Mural, Harmony Project 2014

Visit the Harmony Project for more information about ‘Five Days, Three Neighborhoods’

Lend a helping hand!

OAL’s Spring Juried Exhibition Opening Reception next Friday!

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Join the Ohio Art League staff, members and selected artists for our Spring Juried Exhibition’s Opening Reception Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 PM!!

This year’s Spring Juried Exhibition (SJE) is to be held at Mount Vernon Nazarene University‘s Schnormeier Gallery from March 5 through April 15, 2015.

OAL would like to congratulate the selected artists – members and non-members – for their exemplary works in the 2015 SJE:

Ginny Baughman, Andreas Baumgartner (1st Place Winner- Renee Steidle Primary Award), Brittany Bergamo, Tyler Bohm, Christopher Burk, Louise Captein, Zach Coneybeer, Connaught Cullen, Deborah Davis-Livaich, Adena Griffith, Darren Grundey, Julia Hamiliton, Alex Hibbitt (3rd Place Winner- OAL SJE Tertiary Award), Andy Hudson, Polina Isurin, Morris Jackson, Tala Kanani, Haley Kedziora, Kevin Keiser, Daniel King, Lisa Letostak, Andrew McCauley (2nd Place Winner- SJE Secondary Award), Ronald Mlicki, Kate Morgan, Sara Neuhoff, Kelly Nye, Frank Oriti (Recipient of Bad Girls for Good Art Award), Robert Porreca, Nevin Price-Meader, Jeff Regensburger, Michael Reilly, Christine Ryan-Guillot, Molly Savage, Jason Schwab, David Stichweh, Nicki Strouss, Jayne Struble, Evie Zimmer

Keep up the great work!

CCAD’s own professor and director of Graduate Studies, Richard Petry, will be our juror of esteem, so you won’t want to miss the works he selected!

Artists, don’t forget, drop off for artwork is Feb. 28 and March 1st from 10 am to 4 pm at the MVNU gallery.


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.


Upper Arlington’s Concourse Gallery to host OAL Member-artists!

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On display from January 7- 30, you can check out Ohio Art League member artists Louise CapteinN. Penney Denning, and Christine Guillot Ryan for Concourse Gallery‘s Collage 2015 Exhibition.

Along with other artists, these three OAL members explore a wide range of approaches to the medium of collage or collage-mixed media. Creating these two- and three- dimensional works allows the artists to be more flexible and spontaneous before committing to a final composition.

Join us Sunday January 11, 2015 from 3- 5 p.m.at Concourse Gallery in Upper Arlington for Collage 2015 Opening Reception. 

Stay tuned through the winter, because curator and OAL member-artist Char Norman is going to stretch the traditional view of photography this spring with Beyond Photography at the Concourse Gallery.

From May 1 through June 26, 2015Beyond Photography brings together a diverse group of artists who use photography as an element of their work; from photogravure, a photo-mechanical process which results in a high quality intaglio print, encaustic and even iPhone snapshots, Norman incorporates various aspects of the photographical process as progressive categories for the medium.


100 Under 100 at CS Gallery

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CS Gallery is proud to announce that it will be hosting the gallery’s 100th show,100 Under 100! We’re proud too, guys!

The exhibition will feature 100 works from fifty spectacular local artists, like Ohio Art League member artist Chris Pemberton, and each will sell at least one of his or her works for 100 bucks or less. If you’ve been interested in starting your art collection, but haven’t quite had the means to that end, this is definitely the show for you!

CS Gallery will exhibit 100 Under 100 from November 8th through the 30th, with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 14th from 6- 9 pm. The reception is to feature live music by Jeff McCargish!

For more info., have a look-see at the 100 Under 100 page.


Do good and get fancy for Art For Life 2014!

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The first Art for Life was held August 5, 1989 at the Battleship Building in Short North with 58 artists participating and 115 pieces that were auctioned off, including famous memorabilia. Over the past 25 years, Art for Life has raised nearly 2 million dollars to help support AIDS Resource Center Ohio and the much needed programs and services provided for our community; in 2012, Art For Life raised $440,000 with 1200 attendees from throughout Columbus!

The event, which is the largest charity art auction in central Ohio, is comprised of two parts—a live auction and a silent auction.  Art for Life was started in 1989 by local artists and donors who believed there was a need for an event of this caliber to raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS services in our community.

Art for Life 2014 will be held September 13, 2014 atthe Ohio History Center.

The 2014 Event Chairman is Tom Katzenmeyer, President and CEO of the Greater Columbus Arts Council. Purchase tickets here or find out more about sponsorship opportunities!

The Ohio Art League would like to extend exponential gratitude towards those of our current members that donated works into the silent and live auction for this year’s Art for Life event. Click the links below for direct access to the homepage of each designated auction to see works from these and all other artists that donated.


OAL Members in Live Auction

Rick Borg(ia)

Andrew McCauley

Ardine Nelson

Stephanie Rond

Carol Stewart

OAL Members with works in Silent Auction

Tyler Bohm

Christopher Burk

Mark Bush

John Donnelly

Dan Gerdeman

Daric Gill

Walter Herrman

Derrick Hickman

Andrew Ina

Morris Jackson

GW Leach

Stacy Leeman

Katie Morgan

Barb Vogel

Contribute to the cause and benefit the artists in your community; Art for Life is not to be missed! For more information on Art for Life 2014 or to see photos from previous events, click here to visit the ARC Ohio Art for Life website!

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Congratulations are in order!

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We at the Ohio Art League are exceptionally proud of all those accepted into the 2014 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition!

Furthermore, we would like to showcase some of our outstanding members and their artworks that had been juried into the Fine Arts Exhibition, as well as those that won awards!

2nd Best of Show : Amy Parrish, Human Objects Series: Untitled

Professional Honorable Mention: Ardine Nelson Sullivant Hall 4280, Paul Emory Downtown Demo, Paula Nees Mystery Sister, Barbara Vogel Julie, Morris Jackson Tilted

Short Film Exposition Award Best of Show: Andrew Ina “A Day in the Life of a Ballerina”

Ohio Arts Council OAC Awards: Paula Nees Jumping Through Hoops, Shelley Baird Countervailing, Jill Raymundo Luna

OAC Purchase Award: Amy Adams Little Lamb’s Lunch

GCAC Short Film Award: Lexie Stoia, Linda Diec, and Liz Roberts “Earcatcher”

McConnell Arts Center of Worthington Professional Award: Kelly McDermott Rooftops Winter

City of Upper Arlington Award: Shelley Baird Countervailing

Hazen-Taft Award: Amy Adams A Morning with the Hens

CAW Award Professional: Paula Nees Thelma

Westbridge Camera Club Amateur Photo Award B&W: Caroline Kraus That Food Truck Kid

Albanese Campbell, Karen

Baird, Shelley

Bogle, Bridgette

Burk, Christopher

Burke, Ruth

Di Giacomo, Lisa

Emory, Paul

Fohl, Mark

Graham, Paul

Hudson, Andy

Ina, Andrew

Jackson, Morris

Joslin, Kelly

Jurus, Richard

Knee, Sophie

Leibrand, Amy

Lang, Chris

McDermott, Kellie 

McGhee, Kathy 

Mlicki, Ronald

Nees, Paula

Nelson, Ardine

Parrish, Amy

Savage, Molly

Scranton, Jenny

Short, David

Strouss, Nicki

Studzinski, Robert

Vogel, Barbara

Wilbur, Paul

 Adams, Amy

Cochran, Chad

Daily, Sharon Munch

Kraus, Caroline

Ott, Erica

The Fine Arts Exhibition is definitely a must see at the Cox Fine Arts Center, so stop out to the Ohio State Fair (which starts today!) through August 3rd! For more information, click here!

Uncommon Objects: A Group Exhibition


This June, the Dublin Arts Council presents Uncommon Objects, a three-person exhibition that examines the lines that divide object, representation and perception. Columbus-based artists Andrew Ina, Luke Ahern and Michael Ambron provide viewers with a series of paintings that expose the common threads connecting their practices while also revealing the unique manner in which each addresses the exhibition’s concept. 

The exhibition begins with an Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Dublin Arts Council. Uncommon Objects will be on display through August 2, 2014.

Contaminated (detail)
2014 by Andrew Ina

Ina and Ahern, both active members of the Ohio Art League, along with Ambron illustrate the tension and dialogue among surface, image, object, and space via spontaneity and exploration of layers.

The Opening Reception and exhibition are both free of charge, so visit the Dublin Arts Council this summer to support fellow OAL member artists and your community!


Check out what else the Dublin Arts Council has in store this summer by visiting the website!

Fore more information on the artists and the exhibition, see the Uncommon Objects page.


Dublin Arts Council gallery
7125 Riverside Dr., Dublin, Ohio