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.

Upcoming Exhibition

Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition

September 20 – October 26, 2019 
Opening Reception: Friday, September 20 | 6-8 pm

The Ohio Art League is the oldest member-run arts organization in the state. For over 100 years, the OAL has spotlighted in its annual juried exhibitions the best of art being created across the state. Works by dozens of artists will be on display. This exhibition will also celebrate the Columbus College of Art and Design’s 140th Anniversary – in 1909, 40 graduates of the Columbus School of Art (now CCAD) founded OAL.

Transformations

January 11-February 16

Award-winning artist John Humphries mixes drawing with watercolors and a variety of other materials to create intriguing cloudscapes, map-like landscapes and watery scenes that explore ideas of space, narrative, texture, order and material. Let your own imagination run wild as you wander this exhibition.

I, Too, Sing America: New Artists, New Day

February 22-March 23

To honor the centennial of the Harlem Renaissance, local collector Bettye Stull curates an exhibition of artwork arising from, or inspired by, that great cultural awakening.

Operation Monarch: Addressing Substance Abuse, Recovery, and the Role of Art

March 29-May 11

The Cultural Arts Center presents a major exhibition and series of events that seeks to educate and challenge the community about their perceptions on substance use disorders and those who have endured the deadly grasp of addiction, as well as to show that recovery is possible and how art can have a role in it.

Time Warp: Mixed Media Fiber Art by Boisali Biswas

May 17-June 22

Ms. Biswas, originally from India, crafts mixed media fiber pieces that express her deep-rooted attachment to the traditional art forms of her culture-rich homeland. Adapting these forms to Western styles, techniques and inspirations has made her art into a cauldron of multicultural assemblages that are a feast for the eyes.

Journey Through The Open Door

June 28-August 3

The Cultural Arts Center’s own Tom Baillieul presents a retrospective of his art spanning a career of almost 50 years. Works in a variety of paint, fiber and mixed media invite viewers to journey across the Kalahari, out into the stars, over Caribbean waters or into a Columbus back alley. Inspiration can be found anywhere.

Pasos de Arte 2019

August 9-September 14

Back by popular demand, the Cultural Arts Center teams with CAPA to explore the richness of Latino culture found across the Columbus region. In addition to the art exhibition, numerous events are planned.

Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition

September 20-October 26

The Ohio Art League is the oldest member-run arts organization in the state. For over 100 years, the OAL has spotlighted in its annual juried exhibitions the best of art being created across the state. Works by dozens of artists will be on display.

The Fuse Factory

November 1-December 14

The Fuse Factory is an art and technology initiative focused on cultivating artistic production, research, and experimentation with digital media and electronic tools. Come explore the new directions art and artists are taking in their 10th annual juried exhibition.

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!
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