Friday, May 31, 2013

Tips for Artists

Being an artist is a tough job. It takes talent, determination, and a good portion of luck. It would be a shame to see talent go to waste just because someone doesn't know where to start. So keep creating and check out some of these links below to get some tips on the professional side of being an artist!

Below I have listed several links that may help artists get on their feet in the professional world.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council is also a great resource for any Columbus base artist. If you are an artist in the area be sure to check out what they have to offer.

"An artists cannot fail, it is a success to be one." -Charles Horton Cooley

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

German Village Art Crawl

Whether you are an artist looking to display and potentially sell some work, or just want to go check out some great local work, you all should head to the German Village Art Crawl Saturday July 20th. Walk around the scenic little town and check out work in some of the garages and shops, as well as taste testing some of the restaurants located in that area that are handing out free samples. If you are interested in having work displayed or want more information on the event in general check out this link. The deadline to turn work in is June 6 so get it in quick!


June Gallery Hop

We may not be involved with this months ShortNorth Gallery Hop, but that shouldn't stop any of you from going! Click on the links to get more information on this months Hop.

Kimberly Erb June Exhibit, Dames Bond Marketplace

Short North Arts District 
Gallery Hop Highlights
         Saturday June 1, 2013

Gallery Hop sponsored in part by

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Experience Columbus!

For all of you looking to get out of the studio and have a bit of a scenery change should check out the Columbus Clippers schedule! May 25 is the Star Wars night at Huntington Park with fireworks following the game. The Clippers were a sponsor of our competition this past year and we are very grateful. Go Clippers!

Every summer in Columbus, there comes a time when the tie-dye gets rolled out, the music starts up, and Goodale Park becomes the hot spot for music, art, and all things community during ComFest 2013!  Starting on Friday June 28 and going until Sunday June 30, this festival promotes the Columbus Community and is open for everyone to participate in, no admission fee. There will be live music, as well as booths with lots of arts and crafts created by local artists. Go support our community and check out ComFest 2013! For more info click on the link below.

Be sure that you follow us on Twitter @AICUO_ArtAward and on Facebook!

"Life imitates art far more than art imitates life." -Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Calling all Sculptures!

One of the best parts of being a finalist in the AICUO Art Awards is the trophy you will receive if you make it to the final six nominees. These trophies are unique to each year, and designed by students at our participating institutions. Once the design has been picked, a local Columbus sculpture will work with the student to make their trophy idea come to life.

The Deadline will be sometime in October and we will have more information on that up here on the blog shortly when we get the rest of the details, but it never hurts to get the creative juices flowing early. Check out the Sculpture Competition of this blog to see previous awards and get some more details on what we may be looking for.

We are beginning our search for sculpture designs. BE CREATIVE! We have used glass, wood, metal, ceramics, everything you can think of in the past and we are looking for something new and exciting to present to our artists. If you are a student and have some great ideas, or a local artist interested in being the maker of these awards please feel free to contact the Art Award Coordinator at with your ideas or

Attn: Matt Soppelsa
41 South High Street
Suite 2424
Columbus, Ohio 43215

"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist" -Albert Einstein

Monday, May 20, 2013

Summer Art Activities

As we move into the summer months and forget what it is like to have to wake up for classes and have real responsibilities, keep your eyes open for all the great art opportunities that Columbus has to offer.

The 2013 Columbus Arts Festival, presented by Time Warner Cable, will be taking place along the Riverfront starting Friday June 7th and going until Sunday June 9th. During this time, the Riverfront will host a variety of artists turning the area into an outdoor gallery hosting many Columbus artists as well as over 230 world renowned artists. If that's not enough, come check out the live music and local food that will be out as well. Check out the Columbus Arts council page for more information. (

The Columbus Art Museum currently has some great exhibits going on over the summer as well. Currently there is a Mark Rothko exhibit featuring his work from The Decisive Decade showcasing 37 of his pieces from the 1940-1950 era. It will be at CMA until May 26 so see it soon! After the Rothko exhibit closes, there will be a tribute to a Columbus artist, George Bellows from August until January as well as Toulouse-Lautrec show with dates yet to be determined. For more information on what's going on at the museum visit

In addition to all these great opportunities always keep your eyes open for new gallery openings in the Short North District, and we will be sure to update you on interesting art activities throughout the rest of the summer. Keep the artistic juices flowing this summer!

Rothko: The Decisive Decade

Friday, May 17, 2013

Keep Busy This Summer!

For more information on how to apply to show at ROY G BIV, visit

While we have just finished up the 2013 EVA's, we are already working hard to start planning for the 2014 Awards! We are currently in the process of finding judges for our competition, first and second round. If you know of an art professor from one of our institutions that may be interested or if you know or are a Columbus area artist interested in being a judge please let us know! We would love your help. Please contact the Art Award Coordinator at before May 24 if you are have any information!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Matthew Gallagher at Grid Furnishings

The AICUO EVA's grand award winner, Matthew Gallagher from Oberlin College, was featured at Grid Furnishings along with the other finalists at other galleries in the Short North District. Matthew's work will be up in the gallery until June 30th and everyone should take some time to go check out his work as well as everyone else's who participated!
For more information check out Grid's website below.

“My visual art deals with my desire to express images and colors I feel in reaction to auditory stimuli.” -Matthew Gallagher

Painting by Matthew Gallagher, #1 from the Pollock Series 33” x 49” $400

Thursday, May 2, 2013

More Info on The Gallery Hop and Walking Exhibition

Short North Arts District 
Gallery Hop Highlights
Saturday May 4, 2013

Gallery Hop sponsored in part by
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) will be hosting a Walking Exhibition throughout the Short North during the May Gallery Hop. In addition to their May exhibits, nine Short North businesses will display works from the grand award winner and other finalists of the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. Locations include:
Grid Furnishings featuring Grand Award Winner Matthew Gallagher
Studios on High Gallery featuring finalist Markia Wright  
Marcia Evans Gallery featuring finalist Chelsea Flowers 
Sharon Weiss Gallery featuring finalist Evan Lolli
The Candle Lab featuring finalist Christian Wentland
Sherrie Gallerie featuring finalist Ashton Saunders
Brandt-Roberts Galleries featuring finalist Dave Bowers
pm gallery featuring finalist Morgan Babic
Rivet featuring finalist Nick Blanzy 
In the Galleries...
Brandt-Roberts Galleries - 642 N High St 
Brandt-Roberts Galleries will feature "Artistic Verve" during the month of May. The exhibit will include the two dynamic artistic visions of Maria Alejandra Zanetta and Janet Grisssom.  Zanettta creates bold, colorful interpretations of urban spaces and abstract forms in the linocut and collage medium. Working in oils, Grissom produces vibrant, heavily textured landscapes and seascapes that are memorably tactile.

The show will run May 3 - 26, with an opening reception Friday, May 3, 5:30-8:00PM.
Terra Gallery - 8 E Poplar Ave
The May show at Terra Gallery is Spring Salon Show featuring colorful landscape, floral and abstract works. Exhibit opens during the May 4th Gallery Hop and runs through May 30, 2013. 
Sherrie Gallerie - 694 N High St
Sherrie Gallerie will feature the ceramic work of artist Julie Woodrow during the month of May. Julie is an artist as well as an art teacher at Worthington Kilbourne High School.

Woodrow throws her form on the potters wheel, then spends hours carving the surface.  The work is then either Raku-fired or glazed with sumptuous color and then fired. Join us at Sherrie Gallerie for an artist reception during the May Gallery Hop 5-7PM.
Roy G Biv - 997 N High St

Roy G Biv gallery exhibits works from Nicole Crock and David King for the month of May. Join us at the opening reception during Gallery Hop May 4th and again for the artists' talk Saturday May 25th 2:30PM.
Marcia Evans Gallery - 8 E Lincoln St
Artist Annette Poitau exhibits "A Study in Color" at Marcia Evans Gallery through May 25, 2013.

A French-born American painter, Annette received her MFA with honors from the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and also studied in New York. 

This solo show represents bold new abstracts, rich in color and texture, and grounded in dynamic natural forms representative of the earth and elements of the human body. Annette explores a technique that is analogous to the geological processes of sedimentation and erosion that help to shape the earth.

Studios on High Gallery - 686 N High St
Studios on High Gallery presents "The Potential of Pastel," an art exhibit by pastel artist Sandy Reddig and polymer clay jeweler Jeanette Kandray.

Pastel works by Sandy Reddig include portraits that celebrate the beauty, character and personality of our family generations and community along with pastel landscapes and still life.

Jeanette Kandray tints translucent polymer clay with pastels to capture the soft colors of nature that add depth and interest to her jewelry. Exhibit runs through May 31st. Interact with the artists during Gallery Hop this Saturday.
Lindsay Gallery - 986 N High St

The intricate designs of deceased Columbus woodcarver, Stephen Sabo, will continue to be on display at Lindsay Gallery through May 31.

Learn about the amazing way these works were discovered and more about the artist's life and inspiration during this Gallery Hop Saturday.
Hop Happenings
In addition to the traditional art galleries of the Short North, district boutiques, restaurants and retail shops celebrate art during the May Gallery Hop with special exhibits and events, come see what's happening...
Grid Furnishings 
AICUO Grand Award Winner, Matthew Gallagher "Indra's Net" exhibit

Grid Furnishings exhibits "Indra's Net," paintings by Matthew Gallagher, Grand Award Winner of this year's AICUO Award for Excellence.  Gallagher is a graduating senior at Oberlin College.  "My visual art deals with my desire to express images and colors I feel in reaction to auditory stimuli," said Gallagher of his paintings. Gallagher is also the Chief Operating Officer of We Are the Catalystan - an emerging arts publication.
Kingsrowe Gallery
Joshua Wallace and Joe-Joe Hoye art exhibit

Kingsrowe Gallery will be holding their very first art exhibit since opening in the Short North Arts District. The exhibit will feature works from artists Joshua Wallace and Joe-Joe Hoye, opening reception is  5-10PM Gallery Hop night.

GCJ: Garden, Chamber, Joint 
Live entertainment and giveaways
GCJ (Garden, Chamber, Joint) will celebrate the May Gallery Hop with entertainment, designers and live window displays. The Chamber will host leather artist "Brian...the leather guy" who will be at the shop with handmade pieces. 
The Garden will partner with the av-ante guard performance group, the GLAMAZONS, to stylize a live window display. Hosted by Diamond Hunter and Nikki Stone, GCJ will have entertainment throughout the evening including prizes and giveaways. Join us for an always spicy stop on Gallery Hop at GCJ!  
Brothers Drake
Live music, art exhibit, charitable cause

Live music includes the Evan Oberla Project, Tim Britt, and concert memorabilia from Jennalee Cook.

PetPromise, a local animal rescue will be on the patio for you to meet some adoptable pets. Tokyo Gogo will be making dog treats, with 100% of proceeds benefiting the charity.

Genevi Schindehutte begins her exhibit for the month of May. Inspired by her recent travel through India, this collection explores the movements and behaviors of light through the lens.

What the Rock?! 
Garden of Grunge exhibit

"Garden of Grunge" During this exhibit, inspired by sludge found if the late Eighties and the early Nineties, Columbus artist Bryan "Bam Bam" Grey presents all new works at What the Rock?! as part of the continuing artist window installation series.

Paradise Garage
Pinchflat event

Paradise Garage will host the third annual "Pinchflat" Bike Poster Party this Gallery Hop Saturday.

Pinchflat features limited-edition posters, inspired by bikes and cycling, designed by central Ohio artists, designers, and illustrators. These fresh posters will each be available for $30.  Pinchflat is free and open to the public!

Zoom Room Columbus 
Live demos
The Zoom Room Columbus will host obedience, tricks and agility demos during this Saturday's Gallery Hop.

Bring your furry friend to the new doggie addition to the District to learn about their great deals on classes as well as merchandise.

T. David Collection
Teresa Morbitzer jewelry
Jewelry designer Teresa Morbitzer will be exhibiting at T. David Collection this May Gallery Hop.

Morbitzer has been a guest to T. David Collection before and is very well received.  She operates under the name Vintage Vamp on outlets such as Etsy and does many shows throughout Columbus. 

Her designs all incorporate vintage finds that she re-purposes into beautiful and unique pieces of jewelry.

The Lamp Shade
40th Anniversary

The Lamp Shade will be celebrating their 40th anniversary in May! Yes you read it right, 40 years! Stop in to see the team this Gallery Hop Saturday to listen to the live music of David Sky a to receive 40% off specials. 

Rose Bredl Flowers & Garden
Potting inspirations

Rose Bredl, the full service garden inspired floral design studio, offers simple and sophisticated organic floral designs for the style conscious consumer. 

This Gallery Hop Saturday join the team for some beautiful potting ideas and creations for the upcoming Mother's Day holiday. Get ideas for your own floral and garden needs as well as gifts for your loved ones.

Candle Lab
Honest Tea and artwork curated by 83 Gallery

The Candle Lab will display a collection of artwork curated by 83 Gallery this Gallery Hop Saturday.

Additionally, the Candle Lab will host Honest Tea in store for a tasting, complete with candles that match the flavors of the drinks.

LP Designs 
Keith Klingenberg exhibit

LP Designs will feature the works of local artist and painter, Keith Klingenberg this Gallery Hop Saturday.

Klingenberg's paintings and photographs focus on the natural world and the things he collects.  Klingenberg pays special attention to landscapes that have been altered by people in some way, whether it is a place still in use, or land that has lost its usefulness to people and nature is reclaiming it.

Stone Village Church
Jessica Weathersby exhibit
Stone Village Church presents "Entangled," a collection of delicate print art of depth and luscious intricacies by artists Jessica Weathersby.

Join us for the opening Gallery Hop reception on Saturday, May 4 from 5:30-8PM. The exhibit will run through May 31st.

Candy Cane
Art of Mixology 
Create & Taste at the May Gallery Hop during the "Art of Mixology" at Candy Cane. Their licensed mixologist will awaken your pallet with fresh fruits, purees, nectars and exotic fruit juices. 
Bring your friends and create your own or have a refreshed version of your favorite drink.  The Candy Cane bar is interactive and fun, and a unique stop during your Hop! 

Skully's Music-Diner
Gallery Hop dance party

Skully's Music-Diner celebrates Gallery Hop and Cinco de Mayo this Saturday with their official dance party sponsored by Jameson and Absolut. Visit for the night's specials.

The Yuengling specials are at Press Grillthis Gallery Hop Saturday!

Press Grillhas a long storied history and reputation as a favorite Short North dining spot for both locals & visitors alike.  What better way to enjoy the official beer of Gallery Hop than with a delicious, juicy Press Burger? Join us!

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