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for scenes from the May 18th Paintout at Wahkenna Reserve
for video clip. Click Here
for another video clip
for scenes from the May 11th Paintout at Gallant Farm
for scenes from the May Pot Luck and Student Awards.
for a short video.
for scenes from the May 4th Paintout at Blendon Woods.
for a short video.
for scenes from the April 27th Paintout at Glacier Ridge
for scenes from the April 20th Paintin at the McConnell Arts
for scenes from the April 13th Paintout at Hogback Preserve Park.
Click on Exhibits for Scenes from the Mill Run Recepition
Our sympathy and
prayers for the family of our fellow artist,
whose mother Lillian
Freschly, passed away
WAAL May Potluck Dinner and Scholarship
Mark your calendars to meet with WAAL members and friends at the
annual May Potluck Dinner! Social time & a very brief business
meeting will be followed by a sumptuous dinner. After dinner,
WAAL scholarships will be awarded to the outstanding senior
student from Worthington Kilbourne High School, Thomas
Worthington High School, and Worthington Christian High School.
Some of the students' art will be on display. The students will
provide the program for the evening by talking about their art,
their backgrounds, and their future artistic plans. The May
Potluck traditionally has been one of the most rewarding and
enjoyable programs of the year.
Date: Thursday, May 9
Place: Griswold Center, 777 N. High St., Worthington (NW corner
of Rt. 161 and High St.)
Time: Arrive between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Set Up Volunteers: Please arrive promptly at 5:30 p.m.
Members please bring a side dish according to the following
Last names begin with Please bring
M-Z hot or cold sides &/or veggies
So that we can plan for # of tables and main dishes, please RSVP
if you are coming and the number who will accompany you. RSVP to
Ron Porta at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call his voicemail (614
436-1957). We look forward to seeing you at WAAL's final meeting
before the summer break.
Scenes from the April meeting
for scenes from the April 6th Paintout at Wilson Bridge Park.
New Exhibit by WAAL members
and Linda Coe at the Griswold Senior Center.
has a selection of her watercolors and Julie has a group of her
for scenes from the March 30th Paintout at Mingo Park.
Click Here for scenes from the March Meeting.
WAAL extends its condolences to Marty Husted and her family.
Thirty-two paintings by artists from the
Ohio Portrait Painters that meet every Wed evening at the MAC
are on display at the Rivage Restaurant in downtown
Worthington.The restaurant is located directly behind Graeters
Ice Cream shop. This display will be exhibited through the month
for scenes from the March 16th Paint-in at the McConnell
for scenes from the March 9th Paint-in at the McConnell
for scenes from the March 2nd Paint-in at the McConnell
for scenes from the February 23rd Paint-in at the McConnell
Michael McEwan at our February meeting discussing
how to protect the surface of a finished painting.
Aida Gradity - Just a quick note to let
you know that a "sneak peek" of the Spring Auction at the
Salmagundi Art Club in New York has been posted. I am very happy
that two of my pieces were juried in.Detailed images and
descriptions will be available at
starting Friday, February 15th. The link is posted here and at
for scenes from the February 16th Paint-in at the McConnell
Charlie Rowland has updated his portfolio.
for scenes from the February 9th Paint-in at the McConnell
Click Here for scenes from the January meeting.
for scenes from the February 2nd Paint-in at the McConnell
for scenes from the January 26 Paint-in at the McConnell
for scenes from the January 19 Paint-in at the McConnell
for scenes from the January 12 Paint-in at the McConnell
Click Here to read the Dispatch review of Steven Walker's
show at the Sharon Weiss Gallery.
for scenes from the January 5 Paint-in at the McConnell
Mike Tizzano was featured in the Columbus Dispatch.
Stephen Walker at the Sharon Weiss Gallery. This is my first
solo show at Sharon’s gallery and I hope that you all can come
out and show some support. The exhibition will be up for the
month of January with an opening reception on January 4th from 6
to 8p.m. and the Short North Gallery Hop, January 5th from 6 to
Fifty-six WAAL members were featured in an
international art exhibit that was first shown at the McConnell
Art Center and then transported to Sayama Japan for a exhibit in
their new Citizens Building and also their City Hall. We
received a notice from the exhibit in Sayama that 9 of the WAAL
paintings have been sold. Those sold include Peggi Batcheck,
Jayne Hopper, Janet Painter, Erma Peirce, Inga Smith, Alan
Sippel, Nancy Vance, Sara Worthington, and Bill Westerman. The
exhibit of Japanese artists that is now at the MAC, and that of
the WAAL artists will be closing January 7th.
Ray Wilson and Abbe Cheek will be a
participant in a fine art exhibit at the Troy-Hayner Cultural
Center in Troy, Ohio, from January 11 through March 3, 2013. An
opening and artist reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
on the 11th. The Center is open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday thru
Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Sundays. It is also open
evenings Monday thru Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The Hayner
traditionally present three artists in a few of their eight
annual exhibits, which also include local history and other
culturally significant presentations. This one will present a
photographer, a three dimensional artist in glass and porcelain,
and a painter of contemporary modernistic works.
Joint Art Show Month of January 2013 at the Pump House Center
for the Arts, Chillicothe, OH - Artists Elaine Balsley & Debbie
Hook - Reception Fri, Jan 4 from 7:00-9:00 PM
for scenes from the December 15 Paint-in at the McConnell
Tom Conrad will be exhibiting at the Worthington Municipal Bldg
for scenes from the December 8 Paint-in at the McConnell
for scenes from the December 1 Paint-in at the McConnell
Steven Walker has an exhibit at the University of Findlay titled
"Partly Cloudy." "Partly Cloudy" New works by Steven Walker
November 5 - December 14, 2012 Reception Friday, November 16,
2012 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Also from Steven Walker: You are cordially invited to my "Small
Works" show at Inniswood Metro Park in Westerville, OH. The show
will be on display from December 1st to December 28th with an
artist reception on December 16th from 2 to 4 p.m. Please
come by to view some of my newest works on display. If you have
any questions, feel free to contact me at
or the park at
We have greatly appreciated the participation of Central Ohio
Plein Air in the Finding Time program. This weekend we're
holding one of the key events of the year of public art in the
downtown, and it is our hope that you will be able to attend
some, if not all, the programming.
You may RSVP by clicking anywhere in the announcement card
below. Friday evening reception to acknowledge and thank all
artists, sponsors, partners and collaborators:
· Jeff Sims, Creative Producer for the Museum, has been
documenting the projects all year long. He is finishing a video
overview of all 13 projects that will be screened for the first
time Friday evening. Thanks to two of the composers in the
Trinity Church Chime project, we will have a special feature
that evening. That's all I am at liberty to reveal — you have to
come to see for yourselves.
· The program team and Base Art Co., our ace graphic designers
(and yours), have been working on a booklet about the program.
It is at the printer now and will be done in time for the forum.
Copies will be available Friday evening.
Saturday panels:· Although Finding Time: ColumbusPublicArt2012
was conceived as a temporary program, the ultimate goal has been
to lay the groundwork for an ongoing public art program for the
City of Columbus. We have organized two panels and will hear
from Jason Schupbach, Director of Design at the National
Endowment for the Arts. We aim to put the yearlong program in
context and to learn from public art administrators and artists
working in the public realm as we consider the future of public
art in Columbus.
We look forward to this occasion for artists, sponsors,
partners, collaborators, members of City departments, and
friends of public art to meet, celebrate, and look ahead. I hope
to see you there.
for scenes from the November 3 Paint-in at the McConnell
for scenes from the October 27 Paint-in at the McConnell
Nancy Vance has three pastel paintings accepted into the Ohio
Pastel Artists League (OPAL) Premiere exhibit which will open on
November 10th at Sunbear Studio in Alexandria Ohio. Awards will
be presented on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1pm in the second floor
gallery. The show will hang until December 29th.
for scenes from the October 20 Paint-in at the McConnell
|Scenes from the Oct Meeting
|Renate Fackler has been
focused on this project for the last 12 months, and
wanted to share my progress to date- Each scene is
composed of a four foot tall relief and two, 32" 3-D
figures- I'm detailing the figures scene by scene, and
expect the first scene to go to foundry early November.
I'll keep you posted as things progress- we plan to
install it at the Church of the Resurrection in New
Albany by Easter
for scenes from the October 13 Paintout at Lobdell Reserve.
Angela Gage has scheduled her next pastel classes, Click on
This year 24 Central Ohio Plein Air/WAAL
artists were chosen to paint scenes of downtown Columbus
directly on the sides of buildings. These were 36 x 24 inch
acrylic paintings with the permission of the property owners.
This was an idea formulated by Malcolm Cochran who scouted out
sites for the paintings. Cleve Ricksecker and Valerie Goettler
from Capital Crossroads 24 North Fourth Street performed the
administrative work. As soon as it warmed up enough this Spring
so that we could use the acrylic paints supplied by Golden Paint
Company, we started painting. Sue Otten was the first artist to
complete her painting and that was soon followed by Bob Tanner
and Bill Westerman. Ruth Ann Mitchell then completed her
painting and then there was a flurry of painting by Janet
Painter, Julie Ricketts, Jim Glover, Deb Haller, Carol Granger,
Andy Quisumbing, Marty Husted, Marianne Miller, and Tom Cole and
Aida Garridy. All 24 paintings have not yet been completed, but
we will be working on the remainder to get them finished before
it gets much colderWe want to thank Malcolm Cochran for the
opportunity to do the paintings and obtaining the grant money to
support the artists efforts. Golden Paint Company was very
generous in supplying each artist with a packet of their Acrylic
The property owners were especially accommodating to allow for
us to paint the scenes on the sides of their buildings.
Should you wish to view the paintings you can find them in the
area bounded by High Street on the West perimeter, 4th Street on
the East, Broad Street on the South, and Long Street on the
North. Slideshow: with music
for scenes from the October 6 Paintout at Gantz Park
for scenes from the September 29 Paintout at Market Days
Here is a video of the place where the
will be held in Sayama Japan, some of the artists and members of
Sayama International Friendship Association getting the Japanese
art ready to ship to Worthington. This is to prepare for the
exhibit of their art at the McConnell Art Center on October 25.
Three of the Japanese will be delegates to come with their show
and stay in the homes of Worthington artists and other
for scenes from the September 22 Paintout at the Scioto Audubon
Aida Garrity was juried in the Salmagundi
Club "Sunrise, Sunset" Exhibit & Silent Auction Main Gallery,
September 17, 2012 - October 05, 2012 in New York City.
|Scenes from our September meeting
Kevin Buckland has put together Art Biz & Creative Summit 2012.
Click Here for details.
Fall Newsletter, click on Newsletter above
Market Day, Sept 29, volunteers needed, contact Ron Porta.
Membership dues are due, contact Chuck Zelms or bring with you
to the Sept meeting
for scenes from the September 15 Paintout at Pickerington Ponds
Steven Walker has participated in 2 artist in residencies.
Glen Arbor, MI and in Iowa.
Jim Glover, Steven Walker & Charlie Rowland announces new teaching
schedules...click on Classes above
for scenes from the September 8 Paintout at the Dragonfly
Education Center, Highbanks.
for scenes from the September 5 Paintout at Bob Tanner's
for scenes from the September 1 Paintout at Paul Hamilton's
Skipping Rock Farm.
|Info on the Japan Exhibit at the MAC
for scenes from the August 25 Paintout at Grigg's Res.
Click Here for WAAL in the Worthington News
From Vivian Ripley:
I have several accomplishments to share with WAAL members.
I currently have a watercolor in the
“Adirondacks 31st Annual Show of American Watercolors” in New
York. This month I also have a pastel in “viewpoint” at
Cincinnati Art Galleries. If you’re in downtown Cincinnati I
recommend this show - many beautiful works.
I’m sending 2
pastels to the “Degas Pastel Society National Exhibition” for
September in Louisiana. I’m thrilled to have a watercolor
accepted into the Kentucky Watercolor Society “Aqueous USA” show
for October. I am now a signature member of that organization.
for scenes from the August 18 YART at the MAC slideshow
for scenes from the August 18 YART at the MAC movie
Angela Gage has announced Fall Class schedule, click on Classes
for scenes from the August 11 paint out in Innswood Metro Park.
for scenes from the August 4 paint out in Blue Limestone Quarry
Vivan Ripley has posted her fall teaching schedule. Click on
for scenes from the July 28 paint out AT Antrim Park
WAAL members accepted into the
Ohio State Fair:
Inga Smith, Rod Hayslip, Jules Knowlton, Judy Anderson, Brenda
Lloyd, Angela Gage