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The ArtsOhio Blog is the Ohio Arts Council's way to share stories that highlight the arts in Ohio, feedback from the field, interviews with artists and staff, and more. Sign up for the ArtsOhio newsletter to receive a curated selection of posts each month.

Le Puy by Alice Schille

Seeing Alice Schille's Watercolors in a New Light

The Columbus Museum of Art's exhibition, In a New Light: Alice Schille and the American Watercolor Movement, showcases the Columbus native’s work from her very beginning through her final years on the occasion of her 150th birthday. In honor of Schille's outstanding contributions to Ohio art, we take a look back through the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery archives to see how these watercolors change the way we view the world around us.
A group of people sit around a table during the SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge

Putting Creativity to Work: Ohio Attendees Reflect on the 2019 SAVVY Arts Venture Challenge

What do you get when you bring 81 artists, educators, and arts administrators together for an intense six-day professional development boot camp? A group of Ohioans flew to South Carolina through an Ohio Arts Council funding opportunity to find out.
Amethyst Awakening by Gina Wolfrum

Hicksville Artist Wins People’s Choice Award at Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

Gina Wolfrum, a Hicksville-based decorative artist and muralist, received the People's Choice Award at the 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition for her Brazilian amethyst-adorned painting, "Amethyst Awakening."
Ohio Arts Council staff members hold multicolored bags they screen printed at a workshop at Blockfort.

Celebrate the Arts With Me

From an historic budget allocation to awarding millions of dollars in grants to artists, educators, and organizations, Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins highlights all the reasons to celebrate the arts in this month's Executive Message.
Collage of photos from the 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

15 Ohio Artists Win Awards at 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

The 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition features work by 249 artists hailing from 34 Ohio counties. Each year, hundreds of amateur and professional artists from all around Ohio come together at the exhibition, which officially opened with an awards reception on July 23. Meet the artists who were selected for 15 Ohio Arts Council awards.

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