Beyond Photography Exhibition at the Concourse Gallery


Exhibition runs from May 1-June 26

Reception: Thursday, May 14, 5-7pm

Curated by Char Norman, Beyond Photography brings together a diverse group of artists who use photography as an element of their work; from photogravure, encaustic, and iPhone snaps; stretching the traditional view of photography.

Go to for more detailed exhibit information.

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

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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 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.


“An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics,” an OAL Member Curated Exhibition

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Join the Ohio Art League and Upper Arlington’s Concourse Gallery as we host OAL member Ashley Shellhause’s An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics. Curated by Michael May, Appaloosa Genetics is inspired by Shellhause’s three main interests: science, art, and horses. Through this intriguing and illuminating exhibition, the viewer will be guided through the role research plays in the art of creation.

Join us for the Opening Reception at the Concourse Gallery Thursday, December 11 from 5- 7 in the evening.

According to the informative book, Horse Color Explained, appaloosa horse coloring is controlled by at least five different genes, four of which cause pattern variations. The exhibition is comprised of abstract images that are accompanied with the details of the research to be more accessible to a wider audience.  

An Introduction to Appaloosa Genetics will be on display from December 5, 2014 through January 4, 2015. 

For more information on the artist and to find a collection of works by Shellhause, visit her fine arts website.

Get all the details by checking out OAL’s Press Room.


Upcoming Exhibits at the Concourse Gallery in Upper Arlington, Ohio

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The Concourse Gallery in Upper Arlington, a public reception area of the Municipal Services Center is home to the Visual Arts Series. The City of Upper Arlington has dedicated the space to the arts for over 30 years. Each exhibit features interactive pieces such as gallery guides and discussion prompts located throughout the gallery.

Interact as a community and fellow gallery-goers in the Concourse Gallery summer exhibition, Remnants of Casualties with works by Ohio Art League member-artists Char Norman and Julie Abijanac. Remnants of Casualties will be on display from July 1 through August 15, 2014. Be sure to attend the Reception on July 11 from 5 to 7 in the evening.

“As the natural environment is slowly deteriorating, and as a society we have lost a sense of interconnectedness, we are forced to deal with the casualties of our actions. Our work is based on found remnants of the natural world presented here as icons or reliquaries.”

Artists Julie Abijanac and Char Norman explore the themes of loss and displacement through mixed media work including paper, fiber, textiles and other natural materials. In the seasons of regrowth and abundance, Remnants of Casualties allows us take a moment to reflect on the slower, more naturalistic approaches to life.

Stay posted on upcoming exhibitions by viewing the Concourse Gallery Exhibit Schedule.

In the fall, don’t miss Celebrating UA, a community-based exhibition that will showcase two- and three-dimensional works by artists in the Upper Arlington Community. Celebrating UA will exhibit from August 20 through October 28 with a Reception on Thursday, September 18 from 5- 7 pm. 


Visit the Upper Arlington Cultural Arts Division website for more information and to see how you can get involved!

Celebrating UA – Call For Entries


The City of Upper Arlington’s Cultural Arts Commission is accepting proposals for the Concourse Gallery

The Concourse Gallery s located on 3600 Tremont Road in Upper Arlington. It has 181 linear feet and 3,500 square feet in which to install two or three dimensional works of art.

The Cultural Arts Commission will publicize the exhibit, print exhibition postcards that will reach over 400 households, and provide an opening reception.

The show will run from August 20th-October 28th 2014

Deadline to apply is April 20th, 2014

If you would like to apply please provide the following with your proposal:

  • Ten-digital images of work. Digital format requirements: Baseline JPG, 960 pixels horizontal/ 960 pixels vertical, 300 dpi, image file size must be less than 1.8 MBs
  • Image list including title, medium, dimensions, and date completed
  • Contact information including: Name, Date, Address, Phone, E-mail, Website, Media
  • A resume, including a listing of previous exhibitions
  • An artist statement and brief description of artwork
  • Brief overview of the proposed exhibition including the number of works proposed
  • If you are interested in providing gallery talks, lectures, and/or workshops in conjunction with your exhibition, please provide details.

*Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

In order to apply, you must be a resident of Upper Arlington, Ohio

To apply, please mail your proposal to 3600 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington OH, 43221

or email

Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival – Call For Entries


Every year the Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival Jury works hard to bring the best and brightest of festival artists to this premier event.

Invited artists will represent a variety of media including ceramics and drawing to fiber, jewelry, painting, glass, sculpture, photography and wood meaning the Festival offers something for everyone’s artistic palate.

If you would like to apply to be apart of the festival you must send four images numbered to correspond with the description list on the application. Send only the images requested: three representing the range of work you will be showing, plus one booth image.

Your work will not be juried without a booth image.

Booth images are important, both in terms of your presentation as well as your overall work. High quality professional images are important also. Images must be current and accurately reflect the work to be exhibited. Images should not include the name or face of the artist. If they do; you will be required to submit another image.
Include a 50 word artist statement about your process.

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The application will run on ZAPPlication from January 1st-Febuary 18th

The jurying process will begin March 15th and selected artists will be notified by April 22nd; selected artist fees will be due May 31st

For the link to the application, please click here

For more information please click here for the Upper Arlington Labor Day Festival’s website

For questions contact either 614-583-5310 or