2012 Individual Artist Fellowship Applications Due June 29

The Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) is accepting applications for visual artists for the 2012 Visual Arts Fellowship. The categories are for 2- and 3-dimensional visual arts as well as photography and crafts. Four $5,000 fellowships will be given by GCAC for 2012.  Deadline to apply is June 29. To learn more about the fellowship, click here.

Celebrate With Us at the Columbus Museum of Art: 2012 GCAC Visual Arts Exhibition Opening

This exhibition features works by recipients of the 2011 Greater Columbus Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship Awards and Dresden Residencies: Sue Cavanaugh, Jenny Fine, Robert Metzger, Laura Sanders, Suzanne Silver, Carol Snyder. Opening reception is at the Columbus Museum of Art from 6-7 p.m. on Thursday June 7 with a panel discussion following with the artists from 7-8 p.m., moderated by Lisa Dent, associate curator for Contemporary Art. Click here to RSVP.

GCAC Awards BOOST And Artists in the Community Grants

Ten grants, totaling $11,525, were approved by the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) for BOOST and Artists in the Community grants. Recipients of the grants include CityMusic, Ginnie Baer, Donald Guess Jr., Jeffrey C. Owen, Alexandra Stoia Pierce and Brooke Zamudio. To read more, click here.

OPPArt Workshops Coming Up

GCAC’s OPPArt series is a way for local artists and creative people to connect with each other and further their professional development through workshops, roundtable discussions, social events and more. Join us for the following workshops in June:

To pre-register for any event or for more information, call or e-mail Ruby (Classen) Harper at or (614) 221-8406.


Donate to the Columbus Arts Festival and become a Friend of the Festival. You will not only help support the Festival’s mission, but also receive VIP packages as a thank you for your help! You may also purchase Festival VIP packages to show your support and enjoy the Festival in comfort and style.

Volunteers are indispensable to the success of the Columbus Arts Festival. Each year, the Festival comes to life through the cooperation of GCAC staff, Coordinating Committee members and an expansive corps of more than 300 on-site volunteers.  It's not too late to apply!  Energetic, friendly volunteers are needed for the following areas: artist booth monitors, children and adult hands-on art activities, festival greeters, information booths, performances, souvenir sales and more. To apply as a volunteer, click here.


Ohio Alliance for Arts Education Names 2012 Arts Education Virtuoso Award recipients

The Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) has announced the winners of its 2012 Arts Education Virtuoso Awards, given annually to recognize exemplary support for and commitment to quality arts education programs by individuals and organizations. The awards will be presented on June 2 at 2 p.m. during a ceremony at the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, 77 South High Street, in Columbus. The ceremony will be held as part of an arts education celebration that includes a theatre performance of The 39 Steps by CATCO (Contemporary American Theatre Company). Details and ticket information may be obtained by calling OAAE at (614) 224-1060.  For more info and a list of recipients, click here.

Man Pays $14 For Signed Picasso at Thrift Store, Sells It For $7,000

A man purchased what he thought to be a ‘nice commercial print’ from a Columbus thrift store for $14.14. After some research on the internet, he learned that this print was worth much more than he had thought and ended up selling to a private buyer for $7,000. To read more, click here.

CAPA to Purchase Central Presbyterian Church

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) is purchasing the Central Presbyterian Church, the 152-year-old landmark at 132 S. 3rd St. Downtown. The arts group has no immediate plans for the church, which held its last service in November, but it sees a variety of potential uses for the space, said CAPA President Bill Connor. “Given time, that space could really be converted into lots of interesting opportunities for our arts organizations, anything from a recital space to a huge dance space. Or the back offices there could be used for school space or for musical organizations’ teaching,” he said. Click here to read the full article in The Dispatch.


Warhol's Elvis Fetches $37M At NYC Auction

Multiple artists made record-breaking sales on Wednesday at Sotheby’s contemporary art sale. Among these sales were Warhol’s Double Elvis sold for $37 million, Lichtenstein’s Sleeping Girl sold for $44,882,500, and Edvard Munch’s The Scream sold for $119.9 million. Munch’s painting became ‘the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction.’ To read more, click here.

Criminal Charges Brought After Auction Houses Targeted by Credit Card Fraud

A criminal network is believed to have targeted more than 30 auction houses across the UK, using fake credit cards to steal works of art. While initial reports claimed that the suspects only approached regional auction houses, it is now clear that London-based Bonhams and Christie’s were also affected, and that there are problems with the way the market checks financial transactions.  Click here to read the full article.

Image courtesy of FEVERHEAD.

Technically Speaking Contemporary Dance Class
Presented by FEVERHEAD
Through June 27, 2012

Laugh and Learn at Lunch with Conversations & Coffee at CAC
Presented by the Cultural Arts Center
Through June 28, 2012

Music in the Park
Presented by City of Gahanna Parks & Recreation Dept.
Through August 17, 2012

Friday @ The Meadery
Presented by Brothers Drake
 Through December 28, 2012

Four-Season Urban Plein Air Paintings
Through December 31, 2012

Summer Jazz Series
Presentey by Camelot Cellars Winery and Jazz Arts Group
June 15, 2012 — August 17, 2012

Camp Create
Presented by Creation Nation
June 26, 2012 — August 16, 2012

TangoOSU Argentine Tango lessons and Milongas
Presented by The Ohio State University