COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Greater Columbus Arts Council recently awarded three individuals and three businesses with a 2012 Community Arts Partnership Award for their exemplary support of the arts. The 2012 Business Award winners announced at the public ceremony on October 18 are PNC for Large Business, Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease for Medium Business and CD102.5 for Small Business. Individual Award winners are Cindy Meyers Foley, Marvin & Sue Katz, and Eva Ball. Read more about the winners at

Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project Jurors Choice Awards Announced

Columbus, Ohio - The Columbus Arts Pop-Up Project (CAP-UP), a series of installation window displays by area artists, has announced the winners of the Juror’s Choice Awards. The project is a partnership between the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) and the Capital Crossroads Special Improvement District (SID). Four awards were presented for a total of $3,000 and the award winners are Briane Reume, Corey Aumiller and Dan Gerdeman, April Sunami and Nikos Fyodor Ruthowski. Learn More at


The Columbus Arts Festival is recognized as one of the top visual arts festivals in the country. The Artists' Market consists of hundreds of juried artists from across the United States, as well as a few international artists. Quality food and beverages, hands-on arts activities for the entire family, exhibitions of local student artwork, and great live music round out Columbus' favorite outdoor summer event. Approximately 400,000 people attend each year. Applications for local, national and international artists, as well as local emerging artists who are new to exhibiting at arts festivals can now apply. The submission deadline is January 13. Click HERE to apply.  The application for performers is also now open - follow this link to apply online.  Interested in getting involved as a Coordinating Committee volunteer for the Festival?  Visit this page and submit your application online.

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 November:

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

Local and Regional

JAG Announces New Executive Director

The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus (JAG), the nation’s acclaimed organization devoted to jazz performance and education, recently announced Press Southworth as its new executive director. Southworth has built a career in Columbus as one of the most respected and accomplished arts administrators and advocates. He becomes the fourth executive director since JAG’s founding 40 years ago. For more information visit the Jazz Arts Group press release.

New Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland Opens

The new MoCA Cleveland building opened on October 8, 2012. Inside Out and From the Ground Up, the inaugural exhibition at the new building, is on veiw throughout the Museum. The building itself as a dynamic sculptural form and the exhibition engages the architecture as both subject and stage. The works on view present the breadth of contemporary practice, from physical constructions and monumentally-scaled painting, to minimal gestures and experimental film and video. Read more about this exhibition and other exhibitions visit MoCA Cleveland.

Local Arts Classroom

The Local Arts Classroom is a five-month virtual leadership development series that provides an opportunity for local arts leaders to master foundational concepts and build skills through exposure to current practice in the core areas of local arts development. In 2013, the program will begin in January and conclude in May. Read more and apply at Americans for the Arts.

National and International

San Diego Considers Doubling Funds for Arts Council

A proposal to more than double city funding for local arts and culture organizations in San Diego over the next five years was unanimously approved today by the San Diego City Council's Economic Development and Strategies Committee. If approved by the full City Council at a future meeting, the amount given to the city's Commission on Arts and Culture would increase by 129 percent to $17.9 million, according to the city's Independent Budget Analyst. For full details visit the KPBS web page.

US Artists International Call for Applications

Performances at festivals abroad provide American artists with opportunities to exchange ideas and practices with their colleagues in other countries, as well as to engage with new and larger audiences.They encourage participation of exemplary artists from the United States in international festivals will foster greater appreciation of the excellence, diversity and vitality of the American performing arts. Upcoming deadlines: December 7, 2012 and April 19, 2013. To learn more visit USArtists International.

Maga Global Arts Around the World

Magà (the hebrew word for touch & contact) is a growing world network or "task-force" of musicians, visual artists, choreographers, research institutions and new technologies centers. Through collaboration in its projects, the organization's creative team challenge to promote a new form of artistic language based on universal symbols and structures; uniting poly-cultural & interdisciplinary approaches, creating bridges between tradition and innovation, ancient and contemporary, east and west, simple & complex. More information at Maga Global Arts Around the World.

Tate Tanks: Live Art is Here to Stay

On July 18, 2012, Tate Modern launched the Tanks, a subterranean group of cylindrical chambers and other spaces that constitute the first phase in a dramatic expansion of the museum’s building by Herzog & de Meuron. Formerly the repository of a million gallons of oil, the Tanks are touted as the first museum galleries in the world permanently dedicated to live art, film, and installation. As the first 12 weeks of performances, installations, and film and multimedia works comes to an end the tanks will be closed for further construction and expansion. More information about the Tate Tanks visit

Image: Tom Ballieul's work Port Columbus: Gateway to the Arts

Columbus International Festival
Presented by Columbus International Festival
November 3-4, 2012

Presented by BalletMet Columbus
Through November 3, 2012

Annual Art Studio Sale
Presented by the Cultural Arts Center
November 9 & 10, 2012

200Columbus Song Concert
Presented by Promowest Live
November 20, 2012

Port Columbus Gateway to the Arts
Presented by Ohio Art League
Through December 6, 2012

Chime Compositions: Finding Time
Presented by Columbus Public Art 2012
Through December 31, 2012

TGIF/AM Adult Ballet Classes
Presented by FEVERHEAD
Through January 4, 2013

Merry & Bright: Holidays at the Conservatory
Presented by Franklin Park Conservatory
November 17, 2012 - January 6, 2013

Holiday Lights Parade
Presented by Gahanna Convention & Vistors Bureau
November 23, 2012