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Bill Koruna

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Upcoming WAL Exhibits



Spring Show Chairs;

Spring Show Committee Ð Nancy Hoffman is the chair


60th Annual Westerville Art League Spring Show

Official Rules and Entry Form

Show Location: Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave, Westerville, OH 43082.

Entry Fee: $20 (up to two pieces). Mail Entry Form, fee, and one label for each submission to: Nancy Hoffman, 21 Ormsbee Ave., Westerville 43081 or hand deliver paperwork at a WAL meeting. Entry form and fee are due April 24, 2018.

Take-In Date: Tuesday, May 1, 4:00-7:00pm.

Reception: Sunday, May 6, 2:00-4:00pm. All participants are requested to bring finger-food to share. The public is welcome to attend.

Take Down Dates: Thursday, May 31, 4:00-7:00pm. All pieces must be removed from the Community Center on this date. Please arrange for someone to pick up your work if you are unable to do so.

Judging: The show will be judged and ribbons will be awarded. The judge will select Best of Show, First, Second, Third, and six Honorable Mentions.

Cash Awards: Cash awards will be given as: $100 for Best in Show, $75 for First Place, $50 for Second Place, $25 for Third Place, gift cards for Honorable Mentions.


1. Entrants must be paid members of and in good standing with the Westerville Art League.

2. Each entrant may enter up to two (2) pieces. In addition to two-dimensional work, three-dimensional work may be entered and will be shown in a cabinet in the same hallway with hanging pieces. There is no size limitation. Copies from other artistÕs work or from published material will not be accepted. Work previously shown in Westerville Art League judged shows is not acceptable.

3. The original piece(s) must be suitably framed for exhibition. Framing is not required for wrap around canvases. Frames and wrap around canvases must have picture wire hanger on the back with the ends twisted and covered with tape (for hand protection). No saw-tooth hangers are permitted. The Westerville Art League reserves the right to reject any piece that does not have adequate hanging or framing, or where it is in bad condition. Please check frames and glass before submission to verify its appearance and integrity is satisfactory.

4. Two dimensional pieces such as fabrics, quilts, etc. are not subject to the above language on framing, but must have adequate provisions for hanging.

5. Please fill out the attached labels for each submission. Attach one completed label on the back of each piece in the upper right hand corner. Submit the other completed label with your entry fee Nancy Hoffman.

6. Pieces may be marked not for sale (NFS). Prices can be posted at the Community Center.

7. Fee is due with Entry Form. To be included in the Spring Show catalog, Entry Form is due by April 24, 2018. Please account for transit time if you are mailing your Entry Form.

8. Participation in the Westerville Art League Spring Show grants permission to the Westerville Art League to take photos of pieces for use in Westerville Art League publications, the Westerville Art League website, and for publicity purposes.

9. Art work will be handled with the greatest of care by the Westerville Art League Spring Show Committee Members. However, insurance, if desired for exhibition or any other reason, is the responsibility of the individual artist. Neither the Westerville Art League, nor the Westerville Community Center will be liable for loss or damage to any work submitted for this exhibition while it is on display or located at the Westerville Community Center



Art Instruction by Members:

Judi Heston is teaching an adult watercolor class Contact Judi ( if you are interested in enrolling: Judi will be teaching adult watercolor class this summer at the Westerville Community Center on Wednesday mornings from 10:00am-12:00pm.

Art Instruction: John Cameron offers watercolor classes at Sunbear Studio and Gallery in Alexandria (a 20-minute drive from Westerville, east on State Rt.161). Classes on Sundays, 1:30-4:00pm. For current class dates, go to the Sunbear website at or call: 740-924-2656, or contact John directly at or cell 614-282-1184.

Ginny Baughman is teaching Drawing on Wednesdays, April 10-25, at the Westerville Community Center. Fundamentals of Drawing for Kids, 6-8 years at 4:30, and 9-14 years old from 5:30-6:30.

She also has an Adult class from 7:30-9pm.

Ginny is also teaching the following class at the Westerville Senior Center on Wednesdays from April 10-25: Colored Pencil Drawing, 10am -12pm. Ginny will be teaching Oil Painting at the Senior Center on Wednesdays, May 5-30 from 10am - 12 pm.

To sign up, visit or register in person at the Westerville Community Center or the Westerville Senior Center


ARTS Alley info

Check out Arts in The Alley each Fourth Friday April-Septermber!

WAL arts alley

Kathryn Smithson table

Arts Alley at 4th Fridays:

WHAT: "Arts Alley" is a unique opportunity for the Westerville Art League to exhibit our art to the Westerville community. Arts Alley is the "visual arts area" of the larger event known as "4th Friday". As the name implies, every 4th Friday through the warm season, April - NOTE: this is an outdoor venue

WHERE: NEW location behind Westerville Automotive 31 East Main Street on Haywood Alley!

WHO: all members of WAL are encouraged to take advantage of this special opportunity to show our individual artistic creations with the Westerville community; if there are not enough WAL artists to use all available display space, we will invite non-WAL artists to display as well

WHY: why not? Displaying your art work at Arts Alley is fun, free, and easy! And, you'll be in the company of other very interesting and creative people- your fellow WAL artists (and maybe a few other artists as well)!

there is no fee for individual artists to exhibit at Arts Alley; the Arts Council of Westerville has generously paid the fees for the booth space we use to display our art for all 6 Arts Alley events
we have 4 tables for artists to use who display art that cannot be hung we have sturdy, aesthetically pleasing display panels for artists whose art can be hung; panels are large enough to accommodate up to 70 medium sized works of art
you need to bring you own chair artists are, of course, more than welcome to sell their art work; you may still display art that is "Not For Sale", if you choose electricity is available at a nearby electrical outlet; however, you will need to bring your own extension cords
there are no tents or shelters to protect your art from rain, should that occur; you will need to be prepared to cover and protect your own art work if necessary

HOW TO PARTICIPATE IN ARTS ALLEY: to better coordinate this event, and be sure we have adequate display space for artists, please be sure and contact John Cameron to reserve a spot at Arts Alley; you can reach John at: 614-282-1184and/or:



WesterFlora 2018

Westerflora, Susan Haas at 614-891-7386 or
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Other Art Organizations

Info on other organizations



Upcoming workshops/classes from other artists

Cooley Studios From Michael Cooley: offering training in classical drawing and oil painting. The type of student we are seeking would be one interested in rigorous, serious structured training is classical realism, ages 18, adults and seniors, professional and non-professionals. We offer full and part-time atelier training as well as ongoing monthly classes. Our full and part-time study curriculum runs from Fall through Spring. We also offer Summer atelier classes and workshops. To find out more about the atelier program please click on this link ( or call 614-390-0488.



For anyone who is interested in becoming a member
of the Central Ohio Watercolor Society (COWS)

To become a member of the Central Ohio Watercolor Society (COWS) a current COWS member must submit a letter of recommendation to the chairperson of the membership committee, Bess Alexander, recommending you for membership. The membership committee shall select new members by viewing three (3) or more pieces of the applicant's work. The work should be in a white or neutral colored mat and our organization is only transparent watercolor. So that means no opaque paint including white watercolor paint is accepted.