The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery presents the 2019 Biennial Juried Exhibtion, Nov. 7, 2019 - Jan. 10, 2020. This third juried exhibition showcases the artwork of 62 artists from across the state of Ohio. The opening reception will take place Nov. 10, 2019. This exhibition is juried by Sean FitzGibbons, Michelle Stitzlein, and Dr. Louis Zona.
Featured artists include Shelley Brenner Baird (Columbus), Veena Bansal (Powell), Margarita Benitez, Kristina Bogdanov (Delaware), Michele BonDurant (Dayton), Carol Boram-Hays (Columbus), Casey Bradley (Columbus), Alice Carpenter (Columbus), Tom Croce (Lebanon), Lisa DiGiacomo (Dublin), Leslye Discont Arian (Shaker Heights), Kristine Donnelly (Cincinnati), Casey Dressell (Cincinnati), Ana England (Felicity), Frederick Fochtman (Columbus), Mark Hackworth (Athens), Mohamed Hamid (Dublin), Hiroshi Hayakawa (Columbus), C.R. Houghton (Urbana), Morris Jackson (Columbus), Jonah Jacobs (Mentor), Kate Kern (Cincinnati), John Kiser (Greenville), George Kocar (Bay Village), Chas Ray Krider (Columbus), Baila Litton (Cleveland), Fredrick Marsh (Columbus), Greg Martin (South Euclid), Kathy McGhee (Galloway), Mychaelyn Michalec (Dayton), Charles Mintz (Cleveland), Jason Morgan (Wilmington), Ardine Nelson (Columbus), Frank Oriti (Parma), Deborah Orloff (Sylvania), Magda Parasidis (Columbus), Mandy Peltier (Aurora), Aaron Pickens (Haskins), Diane Pribojan (Hinckley), Jana Pryor (Zanesville), Jordan Reynolds (Columbus), Eric Rippert (Cleveland), Marc Ross (Columbus), Susan Rossiter (Dublin), John Sargent III (South Euclid), Ed Shrider (Lancaster), Allison Hope Smith (Kent), Carol Snyder (Columbus), Mark Soppeland (Beachwood), Anne Spurgeon (Columbus), Susan E. Squires (Cleveland), Grace Summanen (Euclid), Crystal Tursich (Columbus), Barbara Vogel (Columbus), Markus Vogl, Mary Jane Ward (Columbus), Rick Weber (Columbus), Ian Welch (Toledo), Lynn Whitney (Waterville), Roger Williams (Columbus), Reginald Williams (Worthington), Clinton Wood III (Cincinnati), and Eileen Woods (Columbus). Click here for a PDF of featured artists.
Image credit: Mychaelyn Michalec, The Softness of a Little Arm Nesting Around My Neck Still Lingers, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION | Sunday, Nov. 10, noon - 6 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the exhibition's featured artists while mingling with creatives, enthusiasts, and more. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Captain Lonesome, who will spin an all-Ohio set. The gallery is open special hours in conjunction with Downtown Art Sunday. Remarks will take place at 5 p.m.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY WORKSHOP WITH ALLISON HOPE SMITH | Saturday, Dec. 7, 1 - 3 p.m.
Participants will learn the basics of weaving on a small frame loom and will learn how to build simple patterns such as checks, horizontal and vertical stripes. Register HERE. Image credit: Allison Hope Smith, "Sweeper Loop," 2018
CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP WITH CHUCK SALMONS | Thursday, Jan. 9, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Grow your writing skills with Chuck Salmons as he leads guests through this free, educational workshop. Space is limited; registrations are required. To reserve your seat, click HERE. Image courtesy of chucksalmons.com.
ARTIST TALKS | Learn about the artist's artistic journey, process, and inspirations in their educational artist talk.
//benitez_vogl: Wednesday, Nov. 13, noon - 1 p.m.
Kristina Bogdanov: Wednesday, Nov. 20, noon - 1 p.m.
Mandy Peltier: Wednesday, Dec. 4, noon - 1 p.m.
Kristine Donnelly: Wednesday, Dec. 11, noon - 1 p.m.
ABOUT THE OAC RIFFE GALLERY
The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries.
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Inside Looking Out: Creative Works by Ohio Prison Inmates | Dec. 19, 2017 – Jan. 28, 2018
Inmates from several Ohio prison facilities create works of art with unexpected, imaginative recycled materials in addition to conventional media. The exhibition is presented by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the OAC Riffe Gallery, and the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee.
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