August 2016 Newsletter
Jeremy Sorrells
Forgotten, 2016
Ink, watercolor, acrylic
10" x 10"

Featured in Small Scrawl at OAL X Space August 12 - September 24
August 2016 News 
Exhibitions not to be missed
OAL Fall Juried Exhibition

Opening reception: Friday, August 12, 6-8pm
August 12 - September 10, 2016

Columbus Cultural Arts Center
139 W. Main St. Columbus, OH 43215 

Juried by Lisa Dent, Director, Resources & Awards Programs, Creative Capital

Exhibiting Artists
Ginny Baughman, Ryn Clarke, Lisa Di Giacomo, Daric Gill, Morris Jackson, Kathy McGhee, Bradley Paskievitch, Johnny Runciman, Robert Studzinski, Nico Pico Train, Timothy Tyree, Paul D. Wilbur, Evie Zimmer.

The State of Ohio is made possible by generous support from the
Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Bette Wallach Fund, Ingram White-Castle Foundation, Columbus College of Art & Design, the Mary Lou Chess Memorial Fund, the Renée and Edward Steidle Fund, and KEMBA Financial Credit Union.
Image credit:
Artwork featured in The State of Ohio by OAL members (left to right): Lisa Di Giacomo, Morris Jackson, and Nico Pico Train

Small works by Urban Scrawl artists

Opening reception: Friday, August 12, 7-10pm
August 12 - September 24, 2016

OAL X Space
400 W. Rich St. Columbus, OH 43215

In celebration of the Franklinton Arts District’s 10th anniversary of Urban Scrawl, Ohio Art League will present Small Scrawl, featuring small works by Urban Scrawl artists. 

Urban Scrawl: August 27 & August 28 is a 2-day festival located outside of OAL X Space at 400 W. Rich St. Urban Scrawl is presented by the Franklinton Arts District and will feature the live creation of murals by Ohio artists, with performances by local DJs and dancers, food trucks, kid’s art activities and more. Since 2007, Urban Scrawl has provided local artists a way to showcase their talent while participating in Central Ohio’s largest ongoing urban renewal project. 

Small Scrawl is made possible by generous support from the
Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation, Bette Wallach Fund, Ingram White-Castle Foundation, and KEMBA Financial Credit Union.

Gateway to the Arts at John Glenn International Airport
CMH passengers enjoy local artist’s take on earth and sky
Kim Covell Maurer
June 18 – September 14, 2016

Working in the ancient painting medium of encaustic – a wax-based process requiring heat sources to bond each layer – Maurer uses methods of brushing, pouring, torching, carving, melting and incising.
“I am drawn to the nature of the wax to both reveal and conceal in predictable and unpredictable ways,” Maurer says. “The body of work shown here is a quiet tumble through space with glimpses of earth and sky: downward views of sections of Columbus, upward views of the sky and the Milky Way, and magnified views of orchids which are, depending on the variety, nourished from either earth or air.”
Thanks to our partners for bringing these opportunities to life

We are ecstatic to announce our new partnership with KEMBA Financial Credit Union! KEMBA is the largest not-for-profit credit union in central Ohio. KEMBA returned $6.1 million to its members in 2015 and was recognized as the top ranked central Ohio Credit Union. KEMBA is generously supporting both of OAL’s exhibitions opening this week: Small Scrawl and The State of Ohio.

Join OAL and KEMBA for free and receive $100!
8/12/16 - 9/30/16
Starting this Friday Ohio Art League and KEMBA Financial will begin our Co-Membership Drive! Anyone who brings in a coupon or references Ohio Art League will be eligible for a $100 bonus if they open a new checking account with KEMBA Advantage Status. AND KEMBA will pay for a 1 year membership to the Ohio Art League! This promotion will run from 8/12/16 - 9/30/16. We will have information available during our receptions this Friday at Small Scrawl, The State of Ohio, OAL’s 2016 Fall Juried Exhibition, during Urban Scrawl (August 27&28), and during Independents Day (September 17&18).

Money Management 101
September 14 from 7-8pm,
September 21 from 12-1pm
Vincent Neal, KEMBA’s Business Development Manager will host Money Management 101 for Artists. This 30 minute presentation at OAL X Space will focus on different budgeting and saving strategies for some of the unique challenges faced by artists. Help steer the conversation and email us your financial questions and issues you'd like covered. 

KEMBA and OAL both have a strong dedication to strengthening our communities and together we can make a bigger impact.

The Big Table
Tuesday, August 30 12-1pm
Ohio Art League X Space

We give our time to listen and learn from one another. When we do that, we draw each other closer—creating an even better community. 

The Big Table is a day of community building through hour-long conversations taking place all across our region on August 30—designed to build understanding in these challenging times. Join the conversation! 

On August 30, more than 3,000 residents are expected to participate in at least 300 conversations held across the region. The hosted conversations of 8-12 participants will revolve around a snack or meal, where people can express ideas about the strengths and challenges we face as a community.

Emphasis is not on finding immediate solutions, but rather on creating authentic civic energy and engagement through the conversations that occur and the ideas that are shared. The Big Table will give participants an opportunity to share their thoughts about creating a promising future for our community.

The Columbus Foundation continues to make great strides in strengthening and improving our community for the benefit of all its residents. Ohio Art League is pleased to take part of this essential opportunity for greater human connection and invite you to pull up a chair. Email us to participate.

Call for Exhibition Proposals
John Glenn International Airport
Deadline: October 7, 2016

Notification of Selections: October 21, 2016
Click here to apply 

Gateway to the Arts is a collaboration between the Ohio Art League and John Glenn Columbus International. Gateway to the Arts, an exhibition space located on the ticketing level of the airport, features the work of OAL members on a rotating basis. Each exhibition is on display for three months and will be viewed by thousands of visitors daily. Members are encouraged to propose either a solo exhibition or group exhibition with other OAL members.

Thanks to our partners at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport for providing Ohio Art League member artists the opportunity to exhibit their work to such a large international audience.  

Help sustain Ohio Art League's programming. Together we can build creative culture that enriches our lives and neighborhoods. Everything we do depends on individual and community support.

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Thank you to our sponsors and partners for making Ohio Art League possible





Ohio Art League is a non-profit, member-based organization for artists. Founded in 1909, OAL is the longest continually operating non-profit art league in the state. The organization works strategically to help Ohio cultivate and retain top visual art talent while positioning the state as a hub for the arts.


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Ohio Art League X Space 400. W. Rich St. Columbus, OH 43215
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