artKudos Call for Entries

Artists from all corners of the world, 18 years of age and up, are invited to enter their works for the 2015 Art Kudos International Juried Exhibition. All works submitted must be original in design and concept. Selected finalists will appear in a year-long online exhibition at .
Deadline: All images and entry fees must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) by June 30, 2015. Entries may be submitted online or physically. See below for details.
Drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, digital art, sculpture, installations, wood, glass, ceramics, fiber art and mixed media are eligible. Video/film and wearable art (jewelry or clothing) are NOT eligible for consideration. Publishers, galleries, agents, and collectors may not submit artwork on behalf of artists.
A non-refundable entry fee of $35 allows artists to submit up to three images.
Awards: Exemplary works will be displayed in a year-long online exhibition at Cash awards totaling $4,500 will be distributed as follows: Best of Show – $1,200; Second Place – $1,000; Third Place – $750; Founder’s Award of Distinction – $500; (3) Merit Awards – $250 each; (3) Honorable Mentions – $100 each.
Check out for an online entry form. While you’re there, make sure you have a look at some of the other artist opportunities available across the nation!
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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.

Zygote Press Workshops

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Monoprinting & Silkscreen Combo

March 12, 19, 26 & April 2, 2015 / 6- 9 PM

In contemporary printmaking, many artists like to utilize several processes in one print to accomplish their aesthetic goals. Lisa Schonberg and Denise Stewart will guide you through the development of ideas as you print with multiple layers using both monoprint and screenprint techniques. Loosen up with imagery and ideas with this spontaneous approach to the development of one-of-a-kind prints.

Explore color, texture, and layering while learning the basics as well as more advanced monoprinting and silkscreening techniques.

Xante & Paper Litho Workshop

April 18, 2015 / 10 am – 3 pm

This class will use a polymer Xante matrix to create immediate graphic images using Sharpie + other permanent markers to create the drawing. This process is similar to a paper litho but with more longevity. The plate[12×15] + a Sharpie marker included. Bring drawings and images with you to class. Paper litho aka Xerox Litho will also be demonstrated. This class includes a free Open Studio pass.

Zygote Press is located at 1410 E. 30th St. in Cleveland. Visit Zygote online here to sign up for these courses, or to check out what other workshops they have to offer!


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!


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.


Hearts United via Second Sight Studio in Franklinton


Second Sight Studio wants to bring together the community of Franklinton and Columbus this Valentine’s Day through heart art!

Interested participants are invited to create heart-shaped or heart-themed hearts on cardboard, cloth, plastic, and any other element-withstanding materials, and bring it to the lot at Bellows End (across from Second Sight Studios in Franklinton) to be hung and displayed along the chain-link fences of the schoolyard. Viewers can stroll the fences of hearts and enjoy the art, and refreshments will be served in the gallery.

This project is part of the global observance of One Billion Rising’s “V-Day,” a movement to draw attention to the need to end to violence against women. Last year, there were over 100 Columbus artist participants from elementary-school age all the way through adults. This year, “Hearts United” is two cities strong, with a concurrent happening at House Tremont, an alternative art space in Cleveland.

The Hearts United for One Billion Rising is an open-participation temporary public “exhibition” and will be on display Feb. 14 through 15. Hanging will take place Feb. 14th from 11 am to 2 pm. Take-down begins at 3 PM on Sunday, Feb. 15.

Participants are asked to register by contacting Mona Gazala at Second Sight Studio, so that your works may be acknowledged!

For more information, click here!


Columbus Moving Image Art Review 22: Call for Entries


For the Columbus Moving Image Art Review, artists are asked to send in new or old animations, videos, films, or propositions of an a/v performance. If it uses light and moves, it’s fair game! Videos, film, animations, documentaries, narratives, experimental, student and professional works are all eligible for submission, and with no time or subject constraints, artists are encouraged to use every bit of their imaginations.

Interested? Shoot an e-mail here so that arrangements can be made to get the ball rolling.

Deadline for submission is Fri., Feb. 27! <-Click here to download the entry form and send DVD.

The CMIAR 22 will take place on Friday, March 13th at 8 PM at The Ohio State University’s Hagerty Hall, Room 180.


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!


Professional Development webinar series with Creative Capital


Creative Capital is proud to introduce a brand new series centering on the visual arts world, as well as to expand their “Conversations Inside” to include performing arts focused interviews. On January 12, CC featured Part One of a four-part webinar series with Sharon Louden, artist and editor ofLiving and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists. 

How to Approach, Engage & Communicate with Galleries, Museums & the People You Want to Know, with Sharon Louden

Catch the remaining sessions (all 7:00-8:30 pm):
Monday February 9, Pace & Timing
Monday February 23, Maintaining the Relationship

Led by artist Sharon Louden, this four-part webinar series is geared to visual artists yearning for guidance on how best to approach and communicate with the gatekeepers of the art world: galleries, curators, collectors, museum professionals, and more. The webinar will address the following questions: How does an artist approach a gallery cold? How does an artist communicate with a gallerist, curator, museum professional, etc.? What are the best ways to correspond and to start up a relationship and maintain it? When is the best time to approach the person? How often should an artist be in contact? How does one follow up on an inquiry? What is the proper way to pace a professional conversation? 

Webinars are $25 each. All webinars are interactive and allow time for participants to ask questions. To participate, all you need is access to a computer with speakers and an Internet connection (hard-wired preferred). There is no special software needed.

SIGN UP and get more info here!

Interested but can’t attend? All registered participants will receive access to a recording of that webinar. 

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.