Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Watercolor Demo

A big thanks to Cathy Welner for her great demo!
Here's Cathy with the finished work~

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Governor's Office Art Exhibition

Dear Ohio Artist:

We are contacting you today to tell you about a wonderful exhibition opportunity. Since 1985 the Ohio Arts Council (OAC) has assisted in placing artwork by Ohio artists and Ohio cultural institutions in the Governor’s Residence and throughout the Governor’s offices. Governor John Kasich and his staff have contacted the OAC with the desire to continue this tradition of displaying Ohio artists’ work in the Governor’s office located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts in downtown Columbus.

We are contacting Ohio artists who work in painting, drawing, photography and mixed media for this year’s exhibition. A landscape theme has been selected and the goal of the program is to feature images that represent the various regions of the state. Only two-dimensional work is being considered due to the space limitations within the Governor’s office.

A panel representing the Governor’s office, two museum/gallery directors and a member of the Ohio Arts Council staff will jury the submissions. All works should be available for a one year loan from time of selection. Artists interested in submitting artwork for consideration should complete the attached form and send a disc of images of the available pieces to the address below.

The deadline for submission is April 22, 2011. Please send all information to:

Ken Emerick/Kathy Signorino

Ohio Arts Council

30 E. Broad Street, 33rd Floor

Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414

We hope that you will be interested in participating in this opportunity to highlight the amazing artists and artwork being created in our state to the Governor, members of the Governor’s office, legislators and citizens. If you should have any questions please contact Ken Emerick at


Julie S. Henahan Executive Director

Click here

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Great Internet Art Sites

Looking for some inspiration and new artistic challenges?

Try doing the Daily Painters Workshop Challenge:

or this monthly one

or daily:

or classic:

or literary:

Bad weather got you housebound? Try a Virtual Plein Air using Google maps: