by Molly Rutledge
The Ohio Arts Council (OAC), the Columbus Metropolitan Library, and the Friends of the Library have joined together again to present the ninth annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR) Juried Show. OOVAR is an online database of artwork by more than 1,300 artists from around the world. The exhibition highlights original artwork created by Ohio artists who are members of OOVAR.
The show is on display at the Columbus Main Library in the Carnegie Gallery through January 10, 2015. The artwork was selected through a blind jury process.
This year’s jurors include Tonia Derring, Columbus Metropolitan Library-Arts & Media; Mary Pat Martin, Friends of the Library; and Petra Kralickova, the Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University. The exhibition is coordinated by Columbus artist and gallery owner Stephanie Rond.
An award of $1,000 will be given for Juror’s Choice and an award of $500 will be presented for People’s Choice. The People’s Choice award is selected by visitors to the exhibition and library patrons. Ballots are available at the Carnegie Gallery; cast your vote by January 3, 2015. The awards will be presented at a closing reception on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in the Carnegie Gallery. Please join us!