Don’t forget to register for the 2015 Ghost Ranch Workshop!

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Space is limited to 14 participants for Darla Bostick’s 8th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat 2015 in Abiquiu, New Mexico. From October 4 – 10, artists are invited to bring materials they already love working with, or maybe some for a technique in unchartered territory.

REGISTER HERE 

The Workshop includes digital photography, watercolors/acrylics, pencil, text incorporation, mixed media work with an opportunity for plain air painting and a floor-to-ceiling vista view activity room. Lodging and meals are included in the 7 day/6 night fee of $495/ participant.

Visit the Georgia O’Keefe studio and home on a tour of the landscape where participants can see the magnificent scenery from where the artist painted.

“Year after year, people return to reconnect, reaffirm, grow and evolve. We absorb the lessons offered not only by the outstanding programs but by the soul enriching siren song of this place. Here we become a part of the place as the place becomes a part of us.”

Find out all the details on the Darla Bostick Ghost Ranch Workshop Page.

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The Big Give is LIVE!

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Today’s the day!

For a 24-hour period, all donations made to Ohio Art League, Inc. through the Big Give will be multiplied by a $1.3 million bonus pool.

For 105 years, Ohio Art League has been an innovative leader in Ohio for supporting visual artists during all stages of their careers. OAL connects member artists to patrons of the arts, the community, and exhibit and studio spaces. Through professional development, mentorship and advocacy, OAL works strategically to help Ohio cultivate and retain top visual art talent while positioning the state as a hub for the visual arts.

To learn more about the Big Give, visit: http://columbusfoundation.org/central-ohio/transformative-grants/the-big-give/

We greatly appreciate all our supporters, members, and patrons! We wouldn’t be here without you all!

Streetcar District Art Series- Public Art Project

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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.

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.

Gallery 831 presents Modern Primitiva

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Join Ohio Art League member-artist Todd Hickerson, along with clay aficionados Lena Simonian and Eric Immelt, for a symphony of color, light and form in Modern Primitiva; an exhibition which explores the iconic artistry of oceanic culture using natural elements, materials, and textures.

Modern Primitiva will be on display at Clayspace’s Gallery 831 March 9th through the 28th.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

While you’re visiting the Clayspace website, make sure you check out the vast array of classes and workshops the artists offer. With skill levels from novice to expert, it’s easy to find a course well-tailored to your goals.

 

Two of your favorite things at once: Drink & Draw!

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Whether you are an artist or just dabble in doodling, this event is open to all individuals at all skill levels. Drink & Draw has hosted professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, professors and faculty, and even those who just want to blow off some steam with no artistic background attend the events.

Tuesday, March 10th beginning at 7:30 PM at St. James Tavern (POP UP #14) will be the 41st session of the original Drink & Draw – Ohio.

Bring along your sketchpads, Microns, markers, graphites, Moleskines, etc. Some will also be available though limited.

The theme for this Drink & Draw event is “Atlantis and Deep Sea,” so whether you feel like a God or that your day is pretty much swimming with the fishes, this theme leaves plenty of room for interpretation. 

Get your creative and adult beverage juices flowing Tuesday, March 10 at St. James Tavern. Parking is available in the Tavern’s lot on Detroit Ave., as well as along Fourth Street and side streets.

Click here to find out more!

 

Art on the Commons 2015: Call for Entries!

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Join the Rosewood Arts Centre and the City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department for Art on the Commons!
This 27-year-old Dayton-area art festival returns at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons on Sunday, August 9, 2015 from 11 AM to 5 PM. Artwork will be on display and for sale in various juried mediums such as jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, metals, watercolor, sculpture, glass, fibers and wood.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 31, 2015
With live music and entertainment, a variety of food and drink vendors, and the fine art atmosphere, it’s no wonder why Art on the Commons has been recognized as an “outstanding festival” by national and local artist news publications. Check out last year’s press release.
Art on the Commons boasts over one hundred artists from around the country, so represent OHIO and get your works circulating to a vast audience of consumers! For more information on the Rosewood Arts Centre or to find out more about the festival, visit the Kettering Parks site here!

 

2015 Healing Art Project

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McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford, Ohio is proud to announce its Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition for the Healing Art Project. This call for entry allows for an opportunity for artists to exhibit and sell two-dimensional work for up to one year!

The 2015 Healing Art Project is a regional show open to artists within a 100 mile radius of Oxford, OH, or to those artists who have a personal connection with the hospital. Artists are encouraged to explore the concept of art as a therapeutic element or healing instrument. Work will be judged on originality, theme, design, concept, technique, and appropriateness to the space and facility.

DEADLINE for SUBMISSION: March 9, 2015 (postmarked)

Download the Prospectus here

Up to seven pieces selected for a purchase award will become property of the McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital, and artists may submit up to three works each.

2015 Healing Art Project Press Release

Selected artists will be notified mid-March, and artwork will be on public display April 24— the same date of the Opening Reception.

Click here to find out more about McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital in Oxford.

 

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.

 

Collage 2015: Expanding to Include Mixed Media

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Congratulations to OAL member Christine Guillot Ryan on her work featured in ‘Collage 2015’ at the Concourse Gallery in Upper Arlington.

Collage 2015 features the artwork of six contemporary artists, Louise Captein, N. Penney Denning, Egle’ Gatins, Martin Hugo, Margee Bright-Ragland, and OAL member artist Christine Guillot Ryan, who explore a wide range of approaches to the media of collage and mixed media collage.

Collage came out of the studio and into the exhibition halls early in the 20th century when Cubism fractured the traditional images of painting and sculpture.  Often called the poor artist’s medium, it enabled the artist to be spontaneous and flexible, to move elements around quickly before committing to a final composition.

About the Concourse Gallery: The Concourse Gallery is a public reception area of the Municipal Services Center and home to our Visual Arts Series. The City of Upper Arlington has dedicated this space to the arts for over 30 years. Their mission is to provide challenging, thought provoking, and dynamic exhibitions that foster discussion and education to all viewers. To learn more, please visit http://www.uaoh.net

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