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.


Rosewood Gallery shows Ohio educators some love!

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Join Ohio Art League member- artists Kelly Joslin and Richard Jurus in Art Ed: An Art Educators’ Exhibition during Rosewood Gallery’s 2014 Gallery Season!

Art Ed was created in 2011 by the Rosewood Gallery as an opportunity to showcase the arts faculty at the Rosewood Arts Centre, and for Dayton area art educators to present their work to the community.

The exhibition is on display from now through December 12, 2014 at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering, Ohio, and a Reception will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (in conjunction with A Rosewood Holiday Open House).

The gallery is free and open to the public, so check out Art Ed and support your local educators!

Click here for full details regarding the exhibition!


Morris Jackson and Ashley Pierce at Lindsay Gallery!

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Ohio Art League members Morris Jackson and Ashley D. Pierce, along with many other great artists, will be showcasing some of their handmade masterpieces at Lindsay Gallery on North High Street in Columbus this month.

Past and present Ohio folk artists, with an emphasis on those self-taught, will be on display at Lindsay Gallery for the Ohio Self-Taught Exhibit. The gallery will host a Champagne Brunch Reception for the exhibition on November 9th at 1 pm.

For more information about the event or exhibit, find Lindsay Gallery on Facebook!


Ten Rooms: New Work by Chad Cochran at 78th Street Studios!

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Every Third Friday of the month from 5 – 9 pm, over 40 venues inside 78th Street Studios open up at the same time to present compelling visual exhibits, ambient music, delicious cuisine, and pop up vendors. Named Cleveland’s Best Arts Event by Scene Magazine and Best of Yelp Cleveland, Third Fridays is a multisensory art experience like nothing else in the region. With four different floors of eclectic architecture and visual displays, 78th Street Studios is a retail adventure that allows the public to interact with Cleveland’s living artists and to discover authentic art, furniture, and cuisine made in this region.

That’s why the Ohio Art League would like to congratulate member-artist Chad Cochran on his inclusion in this month’s Third Friday cultural collaboration! Follow the link to learn more about the artist on his photography homepage.

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In an effort to get back in touch with his roots in rural Fredericktown, Ohio, Chad began taking photographs of the rustic landscapes that surrounded him as a child. His fascination with decaying buildings and vintage signs provides him with the connection to the small town he grew up in and the ability to share those experiences with us art lovers.

Tonight (July 18th), you can get a firsthand glimpse at some of Cochran’s photography on display in the Laurel Herbold Studio, Suite 107 in 78th Street Studios from 5- 9:30 pm, or by appointment.

Ten Rooms: New Work is a culmination of some of Cochran’s reproductions of dilapidated barns and houses, vintage signage, and rural landscapes. Cochran’s use of image with object elicits a nostalgic response in which the viewer can’t help feeling an intimate connection with the scene.

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See our beloved Ohio countryside in new form in Ten Rooms, now through August 15th at 78th Street Studios, 1300 W 78th St., Cleveland, Ohio.

For more information on Third Fridays or other great events 78th Street Studios has to offer, check out the website here!

Click to see other artists featured by 78th Street Studios.

Ohio Made Vendor Booths and Juried Exhibition

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Don’t miss out on the celebration that is Ohio Made! Commemorate Ohio-based artists and crafters while enjoying great food, drinks, and music on September 27, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Ohio Village.

Join us for an award ceremony that will take place on September 26th from 6:30-9pm at the Ohio Historical Society to celebrate Barb Vogel and Kojo Kamau, elders in the community,and recognize award winners. The Award Ceremony / Reception will be catered by none other than Cameron Mitchell Catering!

It’s not too late to register for a Vendor Booth or to enter for the Juried Art Exhibition! Visit the Ohio Art League Ohio Made page for details and to sign up!

Here are a few of the vendors that have already signed up!

Eric Shook with Madtinkerer

Madeleine Etter with Phyllis and Hazel

Charles Smith with Choxley

Rebecca Rea/Spinfire Studios

 Marang Studios

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

CS Gallery and Events Call for Entries

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CS Gallery is traveling down a new direction and hosting their first three-dimensional artwork exhibition titled Off the Wall. The gallery is in the process of obtaining pedestals suitable for all types of work, but artists should be prepared to bring their own should CS Gallery be unable to provide one. In such case, the 3-D works may be mounted to the wall or ceiling!

Please be sure to include your name and number in the submission form, along with the payment of $15 via cash or check, and the Artwork Details Form to the artwork drop-off.

Submission deadline is Wednesday, May 21 with Drop-Off the following day. 

CS Gallery is a non jury gallery for most shows. This means your submission is your commitment to participate, you just have to be present on the designated day with your 5 pieces. If you bring it there is a good chance we will hang it. However, you are only guaranteed one accepted piece. All curation and selection is at the discretion of CS, and is based on size of work and the number of participants in the show.

It is highly recommended that artists attend the Opening Reception on May 31st from 7- 10 pm at the gallery. Off the Wall is scheduled from May 24- June 4.

Read the fine print and submit an entry here!

Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Project and Performance Series

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Hopkins Hall Gallery has designated its gallery space for student, faculty, and alumni projects and performances for the summer of 2014. Projects will be scheduled for the summer calendar starting with the first week in May.

The gallery will feature short-term projects including: performances, installations, audience-participatory work, lectures, and public programs or activities. As a special projects and performance space, Hopkins Hall Gallery will be transformed, used, and returned to its original state in periods of one day up to two weeks.

Ohio Art League members William Randall and Diana Abells are both exhibiting shows later in the summer months. Stop in to see “HOT CORN, a public information session” with William S. Randall and Ian Mackaye from June 3- 5, with an Opening Reception June 5 at 3 pm.

Diana Abells, along with Pete Morgan, exhibits Unfolding the Periphery July 22- 25. In the immersive installation Unfolding the Periphery, viewers are invited to move through a constructed set that challenges their perception of the space. The Reception takes place Thurs. July 24 at 3 pm.

The Hopkins Hall Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 am to 4 pm, and during the Summer Series, Receptions take place every Thursday at 3 pm for the corresponding exhibition. Click here for information on other shows or to find out more about the OSU Hopkins Gallery.



The Arts Initiative at Ohio State University
114 University Hall, 230 N Oval Mall
Columbus, Oh 4320

Chicks, Chicks Everywhere

Chicks with Balls, by member artist Judy Takacs became a traveling exhibition after its first debut in 2013 at BAYarts in Bay Village, Ohio.  The ladies depicted here in ‘Chicks with Balls’ really are strong women. “They are the unsung heroines of their ordinary Midwestern lives” and some of these ladies know how to have some fun a show a little skin.

For the full story about ‘Chicks with Balls’ visit Judy Takacs Blog


Check out more from Judy Takacs in the Spring Members Show of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve!

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 20th from 5-7 PM
Exhibition Runs: March 20th – May 9th 

Artists Archive of the Western Reserve
1834 E. 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1910

Gallery Hours: 
Wednesday thru Friday 10 to 4 PM
Saturday from 12 to 4 PM 


Make a University Circle day of it and stop at the Cleveland Museum of Art or the MOCA in the same trip…and If I were there I’d go to Tommy’s on Coventry for lunch and get a falafel! And you can check out even more works from ‘Chicks with Balls’ at ‘From Women VII’ show at Lakeland College, now through March 28th!

Visit Judy Takacs’s Website

Visit Lakeland College “From Women VII’ Exhibtiion


SYZYGY at the Cleveland West Art League Gallery

The word SYZYGY literally translates to “a collection of stars.” OAL member artist Judy Takacs, however, interprets the word as “a collection of heavenly bodies.” As some of you may know, her expertise in this genre exhumes in her collection Chicks with Balls. In this case, she masterfully showcases men among family and friends as well as strangers. 

Conceptualized and curated by fellow Ohio Art League member artist Leslie Humez, the exhibition takes place during Third Friday Art Walk at 78th Street Studios– this Friday January 17th. 

Make sure to stop by the Opening Reception this Friday between 6 and 10 pm– come for the art, stay for the fun! The show runs from January 17th to February 21st.


The gallery is open every Friday from 11 am to 4 pm, or for an appointment contact Dan Neforos via cwartleague@gmail.com .


Cleveland West Art League Gallery
1305 W. 80th Street
First Floor Suite 110
Cleveland, Ohio