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Fall 2018 Juried Exhibition - Call for Entries

Since 1910, OAL's annual juried exhibitions have been the backbone of the organization's artistic programming, showcasing contemporary work by Ohio artists. For each exhibition a juror is invited to recognize work of high artistic merit.

The Fall 2018 exhibition

Shot Tower Gallery

546 Jack Gibbs Blvd. Cols, OH 43215.

The Shot Tower Gallery was founded in 1982 as part of the Ft. Hayes Visual Arts Building at the  Ft. Hayes Metropolitan Education Campus. It is one of the longest running galleries in Central Ohio with a large and beautiful space that is a venue for large exhibitions that feature local and nationally significant artists. Exhibitions are featured that celebrate cultural diversity, promote community connections and provide interdisciplinary connections and educational resources         in the visual arts.

Fall Juried Exhibition Jurors of Esteem:

Sophie Blais (1986, France) has a Bachelors in Visual Art and a Master's degree in Mediation and Art Project Coordination from the University of     Louis Lumière, LYON 2. She also studied photography at ICART PHOTO school     in Paris. During her studies, Sophie works as a photographer for local newspapers in Lyon (France). After graduation she worked for RIPan international photography festival    in (Arles, France), Nicephore Niepce Museum(Chalon sur Saône, France) andLUX Scène Nationale (Valence, France) . From 2012 to 2014, she is in charge of the public activities service   at the contemporary art center Le Creux de l'Enfer(Thiers, France) and participates in the exhibitions of artists such as Samuel Rousseau, Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil, Florence Reymond, and Georges Rousse.

In 2015 she takes over the direction of Can Serrat, an independent artist community in El Bruc founded in 1989 by 12 Norwegian artists. The house welcomes artists and writers invited to be part of the community for a 3 week to 3 month duration. Can Serrat is a member of the catalan network Xarxaprod, and collaborates with the Culture Ministry of TaiPei, the Ohio Art League(USA), the Biennale de Paris, and the European Art School EESI(France), among others.


Roger Williams
 Roger Williams is a postmodern artist turned deconstructivist. For the first 20 years of his career, postmodern art was his focus because of his interest in art and technology. In 1999 he decided to start working as a deconstructivist. Deconstruction is a national progression from postmodernism. The academics of postmodern art have been deconstructed to create lots of new energy. The technique is called    articuled format. Frank Gehry is well known for his deconstructivist architecture.

The techiques that Roger Williams uses is articulated formal. The structures have irreverent overlap, layering and transparencies. In his pieces, large numbers of straight edges are cut out to get formal lines and mohair rollers are used to lay down transparent glazes. Most of his paintings are large and flat shaped without frame. Deconstructivist art is an uncrowded art field in Columbus, he is currently the only one located here and has great success with this newer direction.

Roger Williams is also interested in public art. With the case 200 grant, he has installed a large mural on West Board St. in the Hilltop area of Columbus titled Salvador Dali Google Happy deconstructed. This piece is consistent with his current direction as a deconstructivist. With Ron Pizzuti print grant show, he wants to show deconstructed elephants. The elephants represent the new fountain in Goodale Park as a localism. 

  • 2018 Fall Juried Exhibition - Entry Form

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    Deadline for submissions: July 6
    Estimated date of notification to Artists: August 2
    Drop off artwork to Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery: August 21 -22, 1 - 5 pm
    Install: August 27 - 31
    Exhibition dates: September 4 - October 12, 2018
    Opening reception: September 6, 6 - 8 pm
    Artwork pick-up: October 12, 3 - 7 pm

    How to apply
    • Read and understand The Fine Print.
    • Complete the entry form in full.
    • Submit up to three (3) entries in digital format.
    • Deliver entry materials to OAL by 11:59 a.m. on the day of the deadline.

    Image Guidelines

    • Only digital images and video will be
      accepted for consideration.
    • Accepted file formats for images are
      JPEG, JPG, and TIFF. MPG, MOV, AVI Video may be submitted online as well.
    • Images should be formatted so the longest
      side is set at 1920 pixels and the resolution
      is 300 dpi. Please save images at the highest quality setting to ensure clear viewing of your work.
    • File names for all images should match
      the following: " artist_title of work_01.jpg" , where " artist " is replaced with your first initial / last name and " 01 " is replaced with the appropriate entry number. Detail shots should be labeled " artist_title of work_detail.jpg" .
    The Fine Print
    • You must be a current Ohio Art League member to submit.
    • Only online form entries will be accepted.
    • All accepted work must be labeled with
      Artist, Title, Medium, Size, and Sale Price.
    • Submission of an entry shall constitute agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions set forth in this prospectus.
    • Accepted artists grant permission to OAL to use images of their work for promotional purposes.
    • Price your work with the understanding that OAL assesses a 30% sales commission.
    • OAL reserves the right to refuse to display any accepted work for any reason.
    • At the request of the exhibition location, work must be suitable for all ages.
    • No work previously exhibited in any OAL
      or OAL sponsored show will be considered.
    • Work must be suitably framed and wired or otherwise prepared for installation.
    • All entries must be original works, created in the past 4 years.
    • Works altered from the submitted digital images will not be accepted.
    • All reasonable care will be exercised by OAL and its agents, but OAL and its agents are not liable for loss or damage of work in its care nor during transport.
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