Main Gallery

Fine Art Exhibitions by Ohio Artists

The Main Gallery is our space for group, individual and juried art exhibitions. The exhibitions, which usually last for about a month and a half, display an assortment of artistic themes and media, and feature impressive work by artists across the state of Ohio and beyond.

Campfire Stories: Textile Art in Our Public Lands

September 18th – October 24th, 2020
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A contemporary textile artist and “outdoorist” living in Lancaster, Ohio, King will be exhibiting an amalgamation – a marriage of two loves: wild places and textiles. Each piece in the exhibition tells the story of her service as artist in residence at numerous national and state parks and other public lands, her  solo camping and hiking trips, and the beauty to be found right here in Ohio, her home. Each is just one page in a larger story, a conservation story.


Kristin Morris, David Leonard, and Steve Jebbett: The Essence of Character

2020 Main Gallery Exhibit Schedule


January 10 – February 15

Originally inspired by the skeletal remains of animals, Connie Campbell has evolved an approach to sculpture in wood and metal that follows systematic mathematical ratios from the “Golden Section.” Complexity arises naturally from simple forms

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February 21 – July 4

How do the items we surround ourselves with reflect our personal aesthetic? In this series of space-specific work, Todd Camp transforms the Cultural Arts Center gallery into four intimate vignettes with painted chairs, couches, and lighting that melt into and become a continuation of the paintings on the walls behind it. Viewers get to ponder their own personal spaces and the importance placed on art and design in their lives.

Art at the Center 2020 - Faculty of the Cultural Arts Center

July 17 – September 12

The Cultural Arts Center’s faculty and staff are featured in this bi-annual exhibition scheduled to coincide with the Columbus Arts Festival.  The Center’s Faculty are all professional artists, many of whom hold advanced degrees in art. Their work covers a wide range of media and styles. Click here to view the online gallery for this remarkable collection of works. 

Sue King

September 18 – October 24

A self-described “outdoorist,” artist Sue King developed a deep passion for camping, hiking and canoeing in early childhood. Much of her textile artwork bears a message of conservation and preservation, inspired by her frequent service as Artist in Residence at numerous National Parks and other public lands.

Kristin Morris, David Leonard, and Steve Jebbett

October 30 – November 28

Three artists – Kristin Morris, David Leonard, Steve Jebbett – with three distinct yet, somehow complimentary, styles fill the Main Gallery with vibrantly colored, thought-provoking, humorous, and sometimes disturbing artworks in clay, watercolor, pen and pencil and mixed media.

Ric and Doug "The Collectors"

December 2 – January 2, 2021

Friends of the Cultural Arts Center and noted collectors, Ric Castorano and Doug Howard, share some their favorite pieces by local artists (including students and faculty of the CAC). This holiday treat is sure to inspire others to begin their collections as well.

2021 Schedule TBA

Gallery Proposal Guidelines

The Main Gallery comprises approximately 2800 sq. ft. We feature several types of exhibits – invitational shows, theme shows, and responses to an open call to individuals artists, artist teams and arts organizations. Requests for proposals are sent out periodically through a variety of opportunity notices. Proposals may be sent at any time to the address below, and they will be considered in the next review cycle. We typically schedule exhibitions 12 to 18 months in advance.

We have a set of comprehensive guidelines for artists interested in being featured the Main Gallery:

To find out more about our Main Gallery exhibitions and space, contact the Cultural Arts Center now!