2013 Columbus Arts Festival to Host Local, National and International Artists
For immediate releaseMay 10, 2013
Contact: Jami Goldstein
Columbus, Ohio – Notable local and national and international artists—representing 35 states and three other countries—will exhibit and sell their work at the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival presented by Time Warner Cable, June 7, 8 and 9 at the Downtown Riverfront.
“We have a lot of Festival favorites, and quite a few new artists joining us this year,” said Scott Huntley, Festival director. “The variety and quality of the work is exceptional, and there’s something for every price point.”
Eight of the 2012 award-winning artists are returning this year: Mitchell Berg of Santa Fe, NM (3D Mixed Media); Nicario Jimenez of Naples, FL (3D Mixed Media); Seung Lee of Cathedral, CA, (2D Mixed Media and Printmaking); Kate Morgan of Columbus, OH (Emerging Artist Program – 2D Mixed Media); James (Michael) Nemnich of Indialantic, FL (Drawing); Anthony Pack of Overland Park,KS (3D Mixed Media); Frank Saggus of Colbert, GA (3D Mixed Media); and Mark Traughber of Louisville, KY (2D Mixed Media).
Central Ohio artists will be well represented at this year’s festival. Local artists include: Jayne Akison & David Brown of Columbus (2D Mixed Media); Brian Becher of Columbus (Glass); Robert Eickholt of Columbus (Glass); Dylan Engler of Columbus (Jewelry); Kathleen Green of Groveport (2D Mixed Media); Adam Kaser of Delaware, OH (Glass); Kim Lawson & Heather Glenn of Westerville (Fiber); Antonio Matthews of Reynoldsburg (Drawing); Cody Miller of Columbus (2D Mixed Media); Paul Palnik of Columbus (Printmaking); Sumiko & Kaname Takada of Columbus (Ceramics); Lawrence Tuber of Columbus (Glass); River Wolfe & Jonny Lifeson of Columbus (Jewelry); and Courtney Yoakum of Columbus (Jewelry).
International artists include: Kanyatta Ray of Haverlee, Belgium (2D Mixed Media), Man-Wai Wu of Ontario, Canada (Painting) and Mira Raman & Ehud Gootplan of Tel-Aviv, Israel (2D Mixed Media).
In addition to the established local artists who will exhibit, the Columbus Arts Festival will also feature artists who were selected by the jury panel to participate in the Emerging Artist program. Established in 2012, the Emerging Artist program is for artists who have no or limited experience exhibiting at national festivals. In order to be eligible, artists must be residents of Franklin or surrounding counties.
Eight Columbus-area artists are part of the Emerging Artist program this year: Ashton Bushby (Photography); Jerrica Fields (Jewelry); Todd Garland (Photography); Quinn Kellogg (2D Mixed Media); Frank Kozarich (Photography); Stephany Lu (Photography); Claudia Retter (Photography); and Beverly Whiteside (2D Mixed Media).
The 270+ artists were selected from more than 1,000 applicants by a panel of experts through a blind jury process. To apply, artists e-mailed digital images of their artwork and booth set-up through ZAPPlication™. A jury of art experts reviewed the entries, identified only by number, and selected the work based on merit and quality.
Festival Hours: Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To volunteer at the Columbus Arts Festival, please go to www.columbusartsfestival.org/get-involved/volunteer.php.
For more information on the Columbus Arts Festival, call (614) 221-8531 or visit www.ColumbusArtsFestival.org for a complete list of artists, entertainers, stage schedules, interactive arts activities and more. The Columbus Arts Festival is produced by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.
The 2013 Columbus Arts Festival is presented by Time Warner Cable. Additional sponsors to date are Adept Marketing, American Electric Power Foundation, Bic, Blue Moon, Clear Channel, Coca-Cola, Dine Originals, FlyColumbus.com, Glazer’s, Hollywood Casino, Huntington, Jeni’s Ice Cream, La-Z-Boy, Live! Technologies, Orange Barrel Media, Sugardaddy’s and The Westin Columbus. Media sponsors include Alive, Ohio Magazine, WBNS 10TV, WOSU Public Media, CD102.5, WCBE 90.5, Mix 107.9 & Rewind 103.5/104.3.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, we fund exemplary artists and arts organizations and provide programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus, Franklin County and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.
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