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!

James transferring his mosaic design

James transferring his mosaic design

Nate painting his VSA entry

Nate painting his VSA entry

Jesse gives us a smile

Jesse gives us a smile

Tony at the easel

Tony at the easel

THIS IS THE FINAL WEEK for you to view the fantastic art in the Visions Revealed Exhibit which features artists from Cleveland Clinic Cancer Centers, Gaymont Nursing Center, Artists Open Studio along with other local artists.

Come to the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, Norwalk High School, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio. Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 - 12:00.

Our closing reception is on Friday, July 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. which will include art from Fisher-Titus Autism Spectrum Kids.

One of the unique aspects of this show is the diversity of art and artists who participate. Because of our collaboration of studios, you will see drawings, paintings, fiber arts, assemblages, ceramics and sculpture by artists from all abilities and all walks of life. They are beginning, discovering, emerging and professional artists with great passion for expressing their deepest thoughts.

A recent artist visitor said, "This is the best show I have seen all year. I have been to several exhibits of beautiful art, but this show is different. These artists speak plainly from their hearts."

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Visions Revealed is the grand culmination of a year of creativity for the 44 artists who make their art at Artists' Open Studio. The excitement is building as they wait for Opening Night at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, 350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk. The festivities start on Friday, June 16th at 4:00 pm. Mosaic artist James O'Dor will show you how he makes his masterpieces beginning at 5:00. Please join us for this evening of celebration.

Shea, Mark, Jesse, Barb

Shea, Mark, Jesse, Barb

Just letting you know that the Ernsthausen Gallery is looking good with color, color everywhere and more art yet to be installed. Here is a sneak peek at some AOS ceramic art that will be on display.  You won't want to miss our opening reception Friday, June 16 from 4:00-7:00. AOS ceramic artist, James O'Dor will be there demonstrating his mosaic art techniques and showing off his fantastic bird mosaics.

Installation begins this week as we prepare the beautiful Ernsthausen gallery for the best work of 2017. Here are four more painting segments to kindle your curiosity for Visions Revealed on June 16th.

Tony Ringholz, Fred Wagner, Nathan Lucal, Tim Smith

Tony Ringholz, Fred Wagner, Nathan Lucal, Tim Smith

Can you believe it?! It is time for our annual art show and we can hardly wait to show you the great art that we have been making this year. Get Visions Revealed 2017 on your calendar for Friday, June 16th, 4:00-7:00 pm. and enjoy this Sneak Peak!

Stacey Bartlett, Tracey Bartlett, Jesse Fields, Linda Damron

Stacey Bartlett, Tracey Bartlett, Jesse Fields, Linda Damron

Friday, July 15 from 5:00 pm. - 8:00 pm.

The Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center

350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio

The Visions Revealed Art Exhibit is an inclusive, collaborative  show featuring artists represented by several area art groups.

The Visions Revealed Art Exhibit is an inclusive, collaborativeshow featuring artists represented by several area art groups.

Those who made the work on display come together in their respective studios to develop their skills and tap into the spirit that compels them to create.

Those who made the work on display come together in their respective studios to develop their skills and tap into the spirit that compels them to create.

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    Although the month-long exhibit has focused on art by adults, the closing includes works by youth artists.

Although the month-long exhibit has focused on art by adults, the closing includes works by youth artists.

The artists are greatly diverse in experience. Their work is greatly diverse in technique.

The artists are greatly diverse in experience. Their work is greatly diverse in technique.

Expect to see a gamut of styles: realism, abstraction, expressionism, caricature, non-objective, illustrative, experimental, sculptural and functional art.

Expect to see a gamut of styles: realism, abstraction, expressionism, caricature, non-objective, illustrative, experimental, sculptural and functional art.

Acknowledgments:  Mollie Wetherill, the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center at Norwalk High School; Dawn Freeman, the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Centers at Sandusky and Mansfield; Jackie Hug, the Gaymont Nursing Center in Norwalk; Dawn Freeman and Lindsey Esker, the Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk; Jaclene Pisano, for the Erie County DD independent artists; Linda Feltis, Linda Keefer, Jackie Hug, Bill Young and Lynda Stoneham, the Artists’ Open Studio in Norwalk.

 

After 32 busy weeks of creativity, the AOS artists are taking a break. Meanwhile, invitations are being sent and posters hung announcing their twelfth annual art exhibit. Visions Revealed 2016 opens on Friday, June 17th from 1:00 - 7:00 pm. at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery, 350 Shady Lane, Norwalk, Ohio. Come meet the artists and see the full-size view of these paintings and many more!

Artists: Jesse Fields, Nathan Lucal, Stacey Bartlett, Andy Kirkpatrick

Artists: Jesse Fields, Nathan Lucal, Stacey Bartlett, Andy Kirkpatrick

Nearly 100 artists and guests gathered June 19th at the Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center Gallery to enjoy the opening reception of the 2015 Visions Revealed Art Exhibit. Paintings, drawings, ceramic art, fiber art and photography make up this diverse display by artists from Huron, Erie and Seneca Counties. The event kicked off a month-long show open to the public Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:00 am. and noon through July 16. On July 17 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. "Evening at the Arts" with Fisher-Titus Autism Spectrum Kids will bring the exhibit to a exciting close.

Artists and Staff from Artists' Open Studio

Artists and Staff from Artists' Open Studio

It's show time! The Ernsthausen Gallery is resplendent with colorful paintings and pottery. We are anxious to welcome guests - no charge - just fun. Of course there will be art and products that you just won't be able to go home without, so you may want to bring your wallet.

We are dedicating this year's show to the memory of the late Richard Coombs, an artist from Artists' Open Studio whose smile greets us each time we open our website. He is greatly missed. 

See you at the show!

Friday, June 19 from 1:00 - 7:00 pm.

Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center

350 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk, Ohio

RICK FLETCHER always has a narrative to share about his work and often cites movies or videos which inspired it. He enjoys drawing caricatures of favorite celebrities or cartoon favorites. But, Rick is beginning to feel more adventurous and will have some very different work to show in the Visions Revealed 2015 Exhibit in June.

Crusty Crab's Friend

Crusty Crab's Friend

Samantha's Boat

Samantha's Boat

Mickie

Mickie

SANDY DONNAMILLER comes to AOS painting studio to draw, but even more so to make her fascinating and very popular montages. You see, Sandy loves threads! She finds great pleasure in unraveling and pulling them from colorful woven fabrics. Combining her thread collection with found objects Sandy makes unique art pieces that are truly her own. “Midas Touch” is touring the state of Ohio in the 2015 VSA exhibit. Congratulations Sandy!

Dancing With the Stars

Dancing With the Stars

Midas Touch

Midas Touch

Beaded Evening Gown

Beaded Evening Gown

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