Tuesday, March 20, 2012


The Prospectus is ready!

Our Fair website is being redesigned and is not quite ready. If you would like a copy of the Prospectus please email me at p.oloughlin@expo.state.oh.us and I will email you a copy.

The newly designed website should be up by the end of March. The Prospectus will be available there at that time.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

2012 Fine Arts Exhibition

Hello Artists!

I wanted to share with you some important information regarding the 2012 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition:

- The Prospectus will be online by March 19
- This year all entries will be made online: entry information, downloaded images and payment
- March 19, I will be reviewing the new online entry process in a collaborative workshop
(see below)
- Entry deadline is May 29 (with NO Late Entry date!!!!!)
- We have three fun competitions outside of the Exhibition this year,
• What the Hay, Straw Sculptures
• Plein Air
• Street Painting
(details to come...)

As always feel free to email with any questions p.oloughlin@expo.state.oh.us

Applied Learning; Learn How to Apply to OAC, GCAC and OSF

When: March 19, 2012
Where: The Jazz Academy 769 E. Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
Located on the 4th floor of the historic Lincoln Theater complex
Time: 6pm - 8pm

Calling all visual artists, crafts people, designers, photographers and media artists, the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award deadline for visual artists is September 1, 2012. In this “nuts and bolts” workshop we will teach you how to resize your images and put together a good narrative statement for your visual art form. So if you haven’t applied before this is the workshop for you. We will even share information about other resources the OAC provides to artists.

“Artists in the Community” is GCAC’s grants and services program designed to support individual artists in the community. Fellowships, supply grants and much more.

The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, obtain professional jurors who accept up to 300 works of art. Offering over $17,000+ in awards. This unique opportunity is a great way for amateurs to begin to exhibit their work, and professionals to have their work reviewed by numerous arts councils, arts organizations, patrons and the 70,000+ visitors to the Exhibition during the Ohio State Fair. Come learn how to apply to this one of a kind exhibition as we have changed our process to a full online entry procedure, that is fast and easy. Entry deadline is May 29, 2012.

To attend:
Applied Learning; Learn how to Apply to OAC, GCAC and OSF
Please RSVP to
Ruby Harper – rharper@gcac.org