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9 Ohio Arts Organizations Receive COVID-19 Relief Grants from Arts Midwest Totaling $260K

A second round of Regional Arts Resilience Funds will help more Ohio arts and culture organizations weather the pandemic.
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Governor DeWine Announces Three Appointments to OAC Board

Governor Mike DeWine has announced three appointments to the Ohio Arts Council board, including the reappointment of two board members, Tina Husted of Upper Arlington and Tom Johnson of Somerset, and the appointment of Beth Waldren of Galena. All three board members will serve terms expiring July 1, 2025.
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We Can Support Ohio Arts by Working Together

Even in a time of social distancing and limits on traditionally presented arts gatherings and events, Ohioans can still find creative ways to support our state's wonderful arts organizations, arts educators, and artists.
13th annual OOVAR Juried Show jurors' choice award winners. (From left) Linda Hutchinson (Kent), Donna Coleman (Oberlin), Angie Rucker (Westerville), Ohio Arts Council Artist Programs/Percent for Art Director Kathy Signorino, and OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins. (Not pictured: People’s Choice Award winner Samantha Bias (Cleveland)

Ohio Artists Take Home Exhibition Honors at 13th Annual OOVAR Juried Show

The work of four Ohio artists received awards at the 13th annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR) Juried Show, which celebrated its closing reception at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery on Feb. 29.

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