Archive for January, 2010

Akron Art Museum debuts ‘Pattern ID’

January 30, 2010

15 global artists who use pattern and dress to visually explore their cultural identities.  This looks to be a great complement to MOCA‘s current exhibition “From Then To Now: Masterworks of Contemporary African American Art”.

Between these two exhibitions, and “…In a Most Dangerous Manner” at SPACES, there is some good contemporary art in NE Ohio these days.

Read a Plain Dealer article about the exhibition.

More info from Akron Art Museum’s website.


SPACES Opening Fri, Jan 29

January 28, 2010

…In a Most Dangerous Manner

Jan 29 – Mar 26, 2010, opening reception Jan 29, 6-9pm

“… in a most dangerous manner” serves as a working research archive that demonstrates how “economic crises” have often been used to restructure and restore class divisions. The exhibition seeks to recast current economic conditions as not quite a crisis, a temporal anomaly, nor a failure in governmental regulations, but as a cycle common to the last 150 years of American (and increasingly global) financial markets. Employing abstraction, metaphor, and narrative, the artists inject their work into current discussions surrounding economic recovery and stability, while imagining potential exits from this system.

Featuring projects from a mix of emerging and established national artists, “…in a most dangerous manner” showcases art, a publication, found objects, documents, screenings, performances, and town-hall discussions. The exhibition presents work that names and locates the various physical and material sites that have been invested, degraded, and subsequently contaminated by a culture of market-driven speculation.

Artists presenting in the exhibition include Sabine Bitter and Helmut WeberJulia ChristensenElaine GanBenj Gerdes and Jennifer HayashidaLize MogelClaire PentecostOhio University School of Art Critical Regionalism InitiativeKatya Sander, and Allan Sekula, among others…


Wedding Photographer Wanted

January 28, 2010

Wedding 7/9/2011, willing to pay small fee.

If you’re interested, contact Nancy Torres, 216.374.3171, or

Mark Slankard Exhibition at Rebecca Ibel Gallery

January 27, 2010

Outskirts: Antiquated Meets Modernity in Contemporary Turkey

Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Miranova Gallery
2 Miranova Place, Suite 150
Columbus, OH  43215

Feb 1 – Mar 26, 2010

Artist’s Reception on Friday, Feb 19, 5 – 9 pm

Visit Rebecca Ibel Gallery’s website

Visit Mark Slankard’s website

Download the exhibition press release: Rebecca Ibel Feb Newsletter

Feed the Gays: Art Wanted

January 26, 2010

On Saturday March 27th, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Student Alliance (GLASA) will be hosting its second annual art show, Feed the Gays, to raise money for GLBT & Allied scholarships on campus. They are looking for artists of all kind who would be willing to contribute art to the show, donating 50% of the proceeds of any sales to the award fund. Last year they were able to raise $2000 and give away 4 awards (2 undergraduate, 1 law, and 1 graduate).

From 5pm-10pm in Union Station and Bounce Nightclub local artists will exhibit  their work, donating 50% of all sales to the GLASA scholarship fund, while a host of performing artists entertain on the Bounce stage.

Cost to get in is $5, with all proceeds donated generously from Union Station to the Scholarship fund.

GLASA hopes to be able to give to more students this year. Please consider contributing and pass along the information to anyone who may be interested.

To participate, email:, or contact Prof. Slankard.


January 25, 2010

Rites of Passage at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati.  Seeking submissions from Juniors, Seniors, and Graduates One-year Out.

Eligibility: Entrants must have graduated or plan to graduate in 2009, 2010, or 2011 from an undergraduate program of art or design.

Media: Work submitted may be in any media, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, video, digital imagery, etc.

Catalog: Manifest will produce a full-color catalog documenting the work in Rites of Passage. Exhibitors will receive one free copy of the catalog. For examples of past catalogs visit the Manifest Press library.

CASH AWARD: A $300 Best of Show prize will be awarded.

Visit the website for more information.


January 23, 2010

Outdoor art festival is seeking local artists to participate.  To be held on Saturday, Feb 27 from 5pm – 10pm at Hart Cane Park in the Flats.  Deadline for commitment to participate is Feb 14.

For more information go to: Call for Artists « BRITE WINTER FESTIVAL.

Student Show Postcard Contest

January 21, 2010

Win $50 and a ton of praise.

Text isn’t mandatory, but if included is limited to:

“The 39th Annual Student Art Show, Cleveland State University, April 2 – May 8th, 2010”

Entries are due to Tim Knapp in the gallery office (AB 108) on Feb 24.

Download the flyer for more information: Student Postcard Contest

60×60 in CSU Art Gallery

January 19, 2010

Printmaking exhibition from Purdue University.  Be sure to make it to the talk with our own Russ Revock and a reception at 4pm on Jan 22.

Click here to visit CSU Art Gallery’s website.

CSU Visual Art Merit Scholarship Competition

January 19, 2010

Application Deadline: Monday, Mar 1, 2010…High Noon

Approximately $35,000 in scholarship, up to full tuition is awarded on the basis of artistic merit.

Must be a current or prospective full-time undergraduate art major seeing first B.A. degree, needing at least 24 additional credit hours for graduation.  Those who’ve defaulted on a previous CSU Merit Scholarship are not eligible.

Pick up information outside of the Art Dept office or download it here:

merit scholarship info and  merit scholarship form