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More Shifting at the Dayton Art Institute

More administrative movement at the Dayton Art Institute seems to reflect what I feared is a shift in its mission. The DAI chief curator, Dr. Will South has been named chief curator at the Columbia Museum of Art in South Carolina. “It is exciting to join the Columbia Museum of Art where innovation and outreach [...]


Art Submission for Commissioned Project Deadline: August 26, 2011

The First Annual Celebration of Service, an event to commemorate student service in Greater Cincinnati, will take place at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on September 27, 2011 and is presented by Vision2015 and Agenda360. Children Inc., UGive, United Way, and the Northern Kentucky Fund of Greater Cincinnati are also partners in this event. The [...]


Miami University declares 2011-2012 the “Year of the Arts”

On August 19th President David Hodge will officially declare this academic year the “Year of the Arts” at Miami University. This will be an opportunity for the arts to take center stage on the Ohio campuses, and to have not only artists, performers, and designers in the spotlight throughout the year, but also to have [...]


Matt Distel Named Director of Visionaries and Voices

Last year I had the opportunity to give a tour to a private group at Country Club, during which I met and worked with curator/director, Matt Distel. I was immediately drawn not only to his knowledge of the artists showing in the gallery (this you can find in any gallery director), but more to his [...]

Artists and the Economy – Postcard Protest to the White House

Los Angeles art critic, founder of Coagular Art Journal and Huffington Post contributor, Mat Gleason said, “I want to curate a show of artists with 50 grand or more of student loan debt that they are behind in paying. Oh wait, there is not a gallery big enough for this exhibit…” As you may imagine, [...]

Toledo Museum of Art Begins Fellowship Program

Investment in museum curatorial work and research is always a hopeful sign and for this to happen at the Toledo Museum of Art is incredibly fitting. The $500,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation is the latest in its recognition as one of Ohio’s best art institutions. As such, it has been chosen to design [...]

NEH Awards Ohio and Kentucky $1,463,307. Greater Cincinnati – $0

The National Endowment for the Humanities has just awarded $4 Million in grants. Ohio gets $875,807: Cleveland Cleveland State University Outright: $49,990 [Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants] Project Director: Mark Tebeau Project Title: Mobile Historical Project Description: Development of Mobile Historical, a software application that enables users to publish humanities information to mobile devices. Columbus Ohio [...]

Toledo Museum of Art Exhibits NW Ohio Regional Artists

The Toledo Museum of Art has announced that work by 65 artists will be seen in the 93rd annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition later this summer. The juried show, which offers an eclectic mix of works in a variety of media, is organized by the Museum with support from the Ohio Arts Council. This year’s [...]

Ohio Artist Call (No Entry Fee)

The Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Ohio Arts Council and the Friends of the Library are once again partnering to bring arts opportunities to artists and the public by presenting a juried art show at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Main Library. The three organizations have collaborated for more than a decade on the Ohio Online Visual [...]

Future of the City: Art Symposium at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago and the National Endowment of the Arts present a discussion of the role of the arts towards a successful cultural global city. The 24 panelists who spoke in five sessions at the Chicago Cultural Center represented numerous facets of the arts world, and included performers, architects, visual artists, urban designers, institutional [...]