Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WAVE Festival Still Accepting Artist Submissions

Deadline to submit applications is February 3

In honor of National Women’s History Month, Lourdes is hosting the 9th annual W.A.V.E. (Women, Artists, Visionaries, Entrepreneurs) Festival, a juried exhibition and sale of fine arts and crafts. This year’s event will be held in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, on Saturday, March 19. W.A.V.E. is still accepting artist submissions for this year’s event. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, February 3. 

Requirements:All arts/crafts displayed must be created and handmade by the exhibitor. Women entrepreneurs are welcome to present services, products or affiliations that are generated by women. To ensure the integrity of the show, kits, imports or commercial items are not to be displayed or sold. The festival committee reserves the right to disallow any exhibitor not conforming to requirements, art or craft that does not meet the selective criteria or that is considered physically hazardous or offensive.
Jurying and Fee: The W.A.V.E. Committee will jury the entries and each artist will receive a notification of acceptance the week of February 15. Upon acceptance, the fee of $40 per space must be submitted by Wednesday, March 2 at 4 p.m. to reserve a spot. There will be an additional $10 late fee for applications received after February 3.  Payment is to be made by check only.  Receipts of fees will be sent to the entrant’s e-mail address. 

Exhibit Space: One 8-foot table will be provided. An additional table may be requested for a deposit of $40. (The Committee reserves the right to reject additional table requests if necessary.) Please specify table and electricity needs on application.

The 2016 W.A.V.E. submission form is available online at Click “artist application.” For questions or additional information, e-mail

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DAYTON, Ohio — Treasures from the University of Dayton's Marian Library will be on display throughout 2016 as the library reaches into its vast collection for five exhibits, including the religious works of one of the most important representatives of German Expressionism.

"The gallery schedule for 2016 is somewhat of a show and tell," said the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of director of research, art and special projects. "The Marian Library's collection of art runs so deep that we will spend a full year displaying some of our most inspiring pieces."

Recognized as the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of printed materials on Mary, the library includes more than 100,000 books and printed materials in more than 50 languages, holy cards, music, paintings, sculptures and statues, prints and more than 3,000 Nativity scenes from around the world.

The first exhibit will focus on epinals, popular religious images printed around 1850 to teach religion and make the saints better known to common people. The images were often used to decorate homes and helped people pray with texts printed in the margins in French, German or Spanish.

More than 30 of the intricate color prints will be on display to launch the library's year-long series, which will feature a variety of art forms and themes including vibrantly colorful paintings, calligraphy, online art and conclude with Nativity scenes from Mexico and Latin America. All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Feb. 8 to March 31 — "Epinal: Popular Art for Mind and Heart." Print art of the 19th century.

April 11 to May 31 — "The Fairest of All: Rediscovering Mary." Paintings by Jan Oliver-Schultz.

June 13 to July 23 — "The Life of Mary in Image and Word." Various artists and art forms interpret scenes from Mary's life.

Aug. 8 to Nov. 13 — "Hans Frederich Grohs: Artist and Mystic." Work by a leading representative of the second generation of German Expressionism, known for his woodcuts and watercolors conveying the Christian message.

Nov.19 to Jan. 21, 2017 — "At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions." Annual exhibit of hundreds of Nativities for the Christmas season.

How to go:  The Marian Library is located 7th floor of Roesch Library on the University of Dayton campus and is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information on exhibits, hours, directions and parking, visit Guided group tours for six or more are available on request by calling 937-229-4214.

Malone University Visual Art and Creative Writing Students Collaborate on Sixth Annual RSVP Exhibit

The Fountain Gallery will feature the sixth annual R.S.V.P.: A Visual Art and Writing Exchange through March 11, 2016. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 28 from 4-6 p.m. with authors reading from their works and a short discussion starting at 4 p.m. The Fountain Gallery is located on the Malone University Campus in the the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 6 p.m.
R.S.V.P. is a collaborative project between the Visual Arts and the Language and Literature Departments of Malone University. The project involves ten students, five visual artists and five writers. Participants are randomly paired in artist/writer duos. Each student gave the other one of their creations: a piece of art or a piece of writing. Each then created a new response in their own medium to the piece recieved. The resulting exhibit explores creativity in its diverse forms. Participating student artists include: Johanna E. Baun, Alicia Green, Meghan Green, Joah Miller, Caylie Mindling. Participating student authors include: Marissa Bennett, Riley Gable, Joshua Grubbs, Denise Huthmacher, and Caylie Mindling.
Corresponding Written Work Created in Response, Never, Never by Marissa Bennett

In the Rust Belt of our youth
We beg to become exotic,
To trade our skin for a reconfigured pattern,
To decompose ourselves into a base desire:
Feet off the ground and soaring
With other Lost Boys
Children forever but happy
Among the constellation islands,
The frothy stratus clouds
That pool around our ankles
And smooth our cheeks
Into an iridescent softness.

But we are reality bound.
The heavens are the thing farthest from us
Ornate and juxtaposed
By iron skeletons
Jutting up imposingly against a stillwater
Sky gone smoky with exhaust.
Between the clouds we can catch a glimpse
Of the sapphire promise,
A galaxy lying in wait
For those of us
Not afraid to fly.  
Original Written Work, Cobalt, by Denise Huthmacher
A rotten tangerine splats his juice in my face
In spite of it, I lay with him that evening inside the museum.
In an igloo I fell asleep to the sounds
Of his ukulele and Italian songs.

We swam in the
Lake as the cerulean man carried
A fishing pole and a 5gallon bucket.
I have tried to reign supreme, but have fallen short.

On my bookshelf thumbing through Faulkner and Gogal
I told him I loved him.
His lapis blue eyes crumbling between the pages
He is what I make him to be. 

Corresponding Artwork Created in Response, Cobalt, by Alicia Green, Digital Illustration

Located on 96 rolling acres in Canton, Ohio, Malone University is comprised of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences; the School of Education and Human Development; the School of Business and Leadership; and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Malone is a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, offering 41 majors, 42 minors, and 11 graduate programs. Nationally, Malone University is ranked in the top four percent of colleges and universities in career outcomes, top 10 (#9) best online financial aid packages, and top 50 (#30) most affordable Christian colleges. Regionally, U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2015 ranks Malone University among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest in the category Regional Universities, and to its list of best online bachelor’s programs. Statewide, Malone appears on the list of colleges offering the best lifetime return on investment in Ohio. Malone University has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as a military-friendly school by Victory Media, and as one of Northeast Ohio’s top workplaces by the Cleveland Plain DealerTake a virtual tour of Malone University

‘Borders’ Exhibit Opens at Hiram College’s Gelbke Art Gallery

The Hiram College Art Department presents “Borders,” a photography and ceramics installation by guest artist Reba Rye, Jan. 22-Feb. 16, 2016 at the College’s Gelbke Art Gallery (Gelbke Fine Arts Center 12000 Winrock Road, Hiram, Ohio 44234).
A gallery reception takes place opening night, Friday, Jan. 22, from 5-7 p.m., and an artist talk will take place at 6 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.
Rye, a graduate of the University of Alabama and Master of Fine Arts graduate of Syracuse University, currently serves as the art area coordinator and assistant professor of art at Kentucky State University, which in 2004 awarded her the Al Smith Fellowship of artistic excellence. Rye specializes in mixed media and installation art and her work can be found at the 21C Museum in Louisville, Ky. as well as in private collections.
The Gelbke Art Gallery is open from 9 a.m-5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by appointment. For more information please visit:

Monday, January 18, 2016


Ohio Wesleyan is hosting the traveling B.R.A.V.E. exhibit through Feb. 25. It includes Sabine Lampe's 'Madama Bitterfly.' (Image courtesy of the Hope and Liberation Coalition)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University’s Beeghly Library is showcasing the traveling show “B.R.A.V.E. – Being Radically Authentic and Vocally Expressive,” an anti-human-trafficking-themed art exhibit now through Feb. 25.

The exhibit is on display inside the library’s Gallery 2001, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Hours vary daily and are available online at The university also will host a free reception with a group of B.R.A.V.E. artists from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 25, the closing date of the show.

The exhibit was created by The Hope and Liberation Coalition (HLC), a group that seeks to promote awareness and prevention of human trafficking through the arts and has travelled to several venues throughout Central Ohio since its creation in the spring of 2015.

According to HLC: “Tragically, labor and sex trafficking exist throughout the world, and Central Ohio is not immune. This exhibit is timely, since more cases of human trafficking occur in Central Ohio in the spring and early summer than anywhere else in the country.”

The B.R.A.V.E. exhibit seeks to display the many faces of human trafficking, provide a forum for community education and discussion, and demonstrate support for human trafficking victims in Central Ohio and across the world.

Tammy Perakis Wallace, assistant director of OWU’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, coordinated the Gallery 2001 showing of B.R.A.V.E. Wallace, a 2002 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, said the exhibit includes photography, paintings, prints, mixed media, and textile pieces from 13 artists.

“The variety of artwork allows viewers to find at least one piece they can connect with and respond to, and makes the reality of human trafficking more immediate and personal,” Wallace said. “By bringing the show to campus, our community will be more aware of the problem. It is so easy to miss the signs, but we have victims right here in the heartland.”

The HLC, supported by the nonprofit organization, Power to Impact Global Foundation (P2i), includes The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington (The MAC), The King Arts Complex, and The City of Columbus Cultural Arts Center (CAC). Learn more about the HLC and its anti-human trafficking efforts at Learn more about art exhibits on the Ohio Wesleyan campus at

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers 87 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan combines a challenging, internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities to connect classroom theory with real-world experience. OWU’s 1,675 students represent 43 U.S. states and territories and 33 countries. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the latest President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at

Monday, January 11, 2016

Sky's the Limit!

Spring semester has begun. The first round jury has a week left to submit their scores. And Renate Burgyan Fackler is well on the way to creating this year's award sculptures. 

With this being the nominees last semester of college, they are getting ready to soar into the professional art world for new challenging experiences. Fackler uses this concept to create the awards for this year's finalists. 

Finalists will be announced at the end of this month! Stay tuned for more updates on the 2016 AICUO EVA competition.