By tradition our studios are on R&R during the December holidays and for much of January. It is a time to Refresh and Redirect our strategies for the new year. While the artists are enjoying their snow days, the AOS Staff is busy sorting and framing art and getting ready for shows that are coming up this spring.
The first show on our calendar is the VSA /Accessible Expressions 2018 Exhibit which opens on March 24th in Westerville. Art accepted for this show was make by: Jesse Fields, Nate Lucal, James O’Dor and Tony Ringholz. It’s a “big deal” to have work chosen for this state-wide competitive exhibit. Congratulations guys!
We know that all of the artists are anxious to get back to their clay and easels. The winter studio groups will begin on January 23rd and 25th. There is more great art to be created!
Note everyone of the artists who make their masterpieces at Artists' Open Studio were at the June 16th opening reception of Visions Revealed 2017 exhibit. But, here is a photo that you might enjoy. If you missed the occasion, there are more opportunities to see the display at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery. It is at Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio. Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 - 12:00. To end it all with a bang, come to our closing reception on Friday, July 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm.
The oil painting live demonstration presented by Nathan Lucal and Tony Ringholz was well attended yesterday at the opening reception of Visions Revealed 2016. In this photo you can see the artists beginning their work with their art displays in the background. Although there are no awards given for this exhibit, we recognize Tony and Nate for their "Best of Show" demo. Thanks guys!
Seven new artists are now represented in our Artist Gallery: Deanna Bowling, Sandy Donnamiller, Joan Hahler, Judy Hersha, Nathan Lucal, Ashley Payne, Christian Rogers and Fred Wagner. Take a look at their terrific paintings, drawings and ceramic art and let them know what you think by leaving a comment at this blog or on Facebook. You may purchase their art from our website.
We are proud to announce that six artists from Artists’ Open Studio will be honored at the opening reception for VSA Accessible Expressions Ohio Art Exhibit. The event will be held at Westerville Community Center on Saturday, March 14 at noon.
Started in 1996, Accessible Expressions Ohio is an adjudicated, statewide exhibition and tour of visual art for artists of all ages with disabilities. This professional development opportunity helps raise awareness about art and disability by presenting the art in inclusive settings around the state of Ohio. Go to http//vsaohio.org to read more about their programs.
Representing AOS will be Stacie Bartlett, Jake Bishman, Sandy Donnamiller, Nathan Lucal, James O’Dor and Tony Ringholz. Theirs will be among seventy-five works selected from 150 entries for the year-long tour. GREAT JOB ARTISTS!!!
For more information: lynda@ArtistsOpenStudioInc.org