Summer 2023 newsletter

What's Happening at ODC!

News on Members

We want to hear from you! When your work is in an exhibition or featured in a publication, or you receive a commission or other professional honor, please drop us a note. We will include it in the “News on Members” section of an upcoming newsletter. E-mail news:

A digital image of yourself or your work to accompany your news item is also welcome. Information is usually published as received, so please be accurate! The deadline for the fall issue is October 1.

News on Members

 Successful Summer Silent Auctions

Thank you to everyone who donated to and participated in our annual silent auctions! All proceeds benefit our educational programs and exhibitions.

Help us de-stash!

Click the link below to see a list of FREE magazines we are currently liquidating. Email if you are interested in taking any.

FREE Magazines

City Scene

We are so honored to be named "Best Suburban Art Gallery" by CityScene Magazine in their “Best of the ’Bus 2023” July/August Issue (cityscene.jpg)

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Board of Trustees

New & Now:

Ohio's Emerging Artists 2023

Opens August 12th

The Ohio Craft Museum’s summer exhibition is an exciting showcase of outstanding work by 26 artists who have been working in the fine craft field for less than 10 years. Artists were nominated by university professors and instructors; they work in clay, glass, fiber, wood, metal or mixed media.

Rachel Smith, a Cleveland metals artist and prototyping manager at Sears [think]box at Case Western Reserve University (and an artist in one of the first emerging shows), curated the exhibition. “The show is full of work driven by each artist’s individual style and concept,” she said. “These ideas are strengthened through each artist’s skill, craftsmanship and thoughtful use of materials. Some works examine identity, personal narratives and memory; others are highly detailed in form and function.”

An evening reception will be held Saturday, August 12, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm; curator and artists’ talks will begin at 6:30 pm. The exhibition closes September 30.

Pictured clockwise from top left: Personal Space 2 by Glover Marfo, Untitled (Greeting) by John Fifield-Perez, Sinew by Audrey Aronson.

Best of 2023's People's Choice Award

Congratulations to fiber artist Mary Ann Tipple, whose quilt, Button Jar Car, received the Mellick Family People’s Choice Award in the "Best of 2023” exhibition. Visitors were drawn to this bright quilt sewn with hundreds of blue buttons! (Fun fact: Mary Ann’s mother is shown here, driving the family car.) Thanks to Jim and Marcia Mellick for sponsoring this award for the second year!

“Best of 2023” closed July 8 at the Ohio Craft Museum and is headed to Wassenberg Art Center in Van Wert, Ohio, where it will be on view July 31–August 31.

Young Masters Summer Camps & Teen Summer Workshops Are in Full Swing!

 Building Update­­­

The Ohio Craft Museum is 60 years old this year—and it is showing its age! We are excited about the improvements and updates we’ve been making to the building, and we’re not done yet! New windows and terra-cotta panels have already brightened up the museum.

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