Exhibitions

Kennedy Gallery

  • 11th Annual Juried Exhibition

    June 17 - August 13, 2017
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: June 17, 6-8pm

    Works in all media by Cincinnati area artists

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is proud to announce our 11th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition featuring works by diverse artists in the Greater Cincinnati region.

    Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, June 17 from 6 to 8pm in our main galleries at 6546 Montgomery Rd.

    The exhibition features artwork in all media by 25 artists: Megan Bickel, Bill Boyea, Susan Carlson, Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Bernadette Clemens-Walatka, Scott Covrett, Lee DeRhodes, Dennis Dick, Sylvia Dick, Harold Dreibelbis, Nancy Gamon, Tim Gold, Vincent Gray, Cynthia Gregory, David Hartz, William Linthicum, Milissa Michel, Nikki G. Orlemann, June Pfaff Daley, Jens Rosenkrantz, Thelma Shotten, Sue Ann Spears, Joanie Weidner, Jan Wiesner, Mark Wiesner, and Naizsa Withrow.

    2017 jurists included:
    Cate Becker, Curator, BLDG
    Jonathan Sears, Curator and Executive Director, PAR Projects
    Diane Smith, Professor Emeritus, The Art Academy of Cincinnati

    The exhibition continues through August 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5pm, and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

    Image above: What Storm? by William Linthicum

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Lindner Gallery

  • The Way of Everyday Life

    May 19 - July 1, 2017
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening: Friday, May 19, 6-8pm
    Exhibition Sponsor: The Hemera Foundation

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    For Clint Woods’ recent work, he has been studying the sutras and teachings of the 2,500 year old tradition of Buddhism. Some monks study Buddhist teachings by copying and translating ancient texts. In that vein, the artist read, reflected and explored the teachings and translated them into images. It is not only the image but the feeling that guides this process which is available for the audience to discover and contemplate.

    “That which moves me to create images is a dual function of seeking truth and attempting to convey that truth – in a way that goes beyond words,” says Woods. “The work of art employs a triggering device – a call to seek and reflect – that makes conscious what has been buried in the unconscious, drawing the viewer into awareness.”

    The pieces offer symbols and wisdom for people of all walks of life to reflect upon regardless of their familiarity with the source material. Through images and forms, he hopes to convey to others that which is formless – awe, wonder, pattern, connection, and liberation.

    Join us for an evening of art, wisdom, contemplative practice, and interaction with the opening of The Way of Everyday Life in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Gallery on Friday, May 19. The evening will include a Dharma talk by Myogetsu Osho from the Cincinnati Zen Center (with an opportunity to learn a meditation practice) from 6:00-7:00pm, followed by the opening reception from 7:00-8:30pm.

    Clint Woods is a Cincinnati-based artist and designer. He works by day as an Art Director for a local health information company and by night as a painter of surreal images which reveal to him the nature of his mind. He received his MFA in New Media from the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in Printmaking from Northern Kentucky University. He has been featured in several local and regional exhibitions and was the recipient of the Hemera Foundation’s 2014 Tending Space Fellowship.

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Kennedy Gallery

  • Badge of Honor

    Jan. 28 – March 5
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Thursday, Feb. 2, 6-8PM
    Artist talk: Feb. 25, 5-6PM
    Closing reception: Feb. 25, 6-9PM

    Presented in partnership with PAR Projects

    “Souls are more fragile than human flesh, sometimes they just never seem to heal.”

    Pulled from a 1992 episode of Murder She Wrote — entitled Badge of Honor — these words often remain accurate.

    While it’s easy to find conflict — both overseas, as well as domestically — often overlooked is the calm that surrounds these instances. These are the moments that will ring most important in this exhibition.

    Coverage of the louder episodes within our domestic movements are easily discovered, but the joyous souls that remain painfully silent, yet proud, are often overlooked. While news outlets air footage of attacks our government carries out overseas, we rarely catch a glimpse into our local communities that stand strong and the foreign communities that aid our troops — both instilling a certain level of comfort to those in need.

    Primarily, this exhibition juxtaposes a number of foreign and domestic, conversation-worthy photographs in an attempt to address conditions of the present. A third component which integrates the sculptural form, in the way of repetitive use of toy soldiers, adds an additional layer to the conversation. Both large and small, human similarities will be highlighted throughout the space. Scale will also become a factor, especially as a few hidden features will be woven throughout the space.

    The work of three artists — Francis Hollenkamp (Cincinnati), Mike James (Cincinnati), and Raymond Thompson (Morgantown, WV) —  will be brought to light in an attempt to subtly address the aforementioned topics throughout the gallery.

    In photos selected for this exhibition, Mike James is able to present rarely seen vantage points. His work, captured during tours of duty in both Iraq and Afghanistan give us a “different” look than what we’re used to. Essentially, while stationed abroad, he took it upon himself to explore his new found communities and interact with cultures in ways that the American public rarely gets a glimpse of.

    Raymond Thompson’s work stems from the overarching narrative of social justice in addition to our country’s overly-complex — and often overly aggressive — prison system and the affects both have on our nation’s youth. While none of his work selected for this exhibition is considered heavy handed, stories from within his imagery is relatable to a large segment of our population.

    Francis Hollenkamp rounds out the group with a more conceptual take on our unseen realities. Literally by the thousands, his arrangements of toy soldiers drum up thoughts of “strength in numbers” and “the power of organization.” Still, because the size of an individual toy soldier pails in comparison to the human form, it’s impossible not to also associate feelings of vulnerability and defenselessness within his work.

    When this exhibition is woven together throughout the space of Kennedy Heights Arts Center, the hope is that viewers will find an appreciation for the emotions these artists are able to bring forward. The bigger goal is to compel guests to interact with one another about how certain aspects of Badge of Honor affects them personally. Conversation is encouraged.

    Jonathan Sears, curator

    Photo by Mike James

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  • Student Art Show

    March 11 - April 8, 2017
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: Saturday, March 11, 6-8pm

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center proudly presents our 9th Annual Student Art Show featuring original work by KHAC’s youth and adult students, as well as students from the local elementary schools with whom we partner. This includes selected artwork from Pleasant Ridge Montessori, Silverton Paideia, Woodford Paideia, Academy Of World Languages, The New School Montessori and Nativity School. 

    Image shown: “Pig” by Sylvia Chesak

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  • A Matter of Skin

    April 22 - June 4, 2017
    Kennedy Gallery
    Sat., April 22, 6-8pm

    Skin is merely an organ of the body, yet no other organ has been so emotionally and politically charged throughout time, or caused such divisiveness throughout the globe. This exhibition will explore an array of thought provoking questions on the matter of skin and aims to generate meaningful discourse. 

    The concept for the show was originated by artists Carole Gary Staples and Billie Cunningham, and is curated by Jymi Bolden.

    Featuring work in all media by: Leslie Alexandria, Khonisa Anderson, Billie Cunningham, Gwen Davis, Stacey Dolen, Angela Franklin, Tina Gutierrez, Robin Lynn Harris, Robin Hartmann, Kevin Kelly, Estelle Laibson, Frances Newberry, Gina Pagani, Cookie Keeling Patterson, Jessie Rienerth, Brad Smith, Carole Gary Staples, Milan Staples, Ned Stern, Maxine Thomas and Mariah Von Luehrte.

    Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, April 22 from 6 to 8pm.

    Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 5pm and Saturday, 11am to 4pm.

    Image above: Repose from Color of Women by Tina Gutierrez

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  • 11th Annual Juried Exhibition

    June 17 - August 13, 2017
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: June 17, 6-8pm

    Works in all media by Cincinnati area artists

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is proud to announce our 11th Annual Summer Juried Exhibition featuring works by diverse artists in the Greater Cincinnati region.

    Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, June 17 from 6 to 8pm in our main galleries at 6546 Montgomery Rd.

    The exhibition features artwork in all media by 25 artists: Megan Bickel, Bill Boyea, Susan Carlson, Sandra Palmer Ciolino, Bernadette Clemens-Walatka, Scott Covrett, Lee DeRhodes, Dennis Dick, Sylvia Dick, Harold Dreibelbis, Nancy Gamon, Tim Gold, Vincent Gray, Cynthia Gregory, David Hartz, William Linthicum, Milissa Michel, Nikki G. Orlemann, June Pfaff Daley, Jens Rosenkrantz, Thelma Shotten, Sue Ann Spears, Joanie Weidner, Jan Wiesner, Mark Wiesner, and Naizsa Withrow.

    2017 jurists included:
    Cate Becker, Curator, BLDG
    Jonathan Sears, Curator and Executive Director, PAR Projects
    Diane Smith, Professor Emeritus, The Art Academy of Cincinnati

    The exhibition continues through August 13. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5pm, and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

    Image above: What Storm? by William Linthicum

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Lindner Gallery

  • Island Life

    Jan. 13 – Feb. 25
    Lindner Gallery, 6620 Montgomery Rd.
    Opening: Friday, Jan. 13, 6-8PM

    The Dominican Republic is a beautiful, mystical, and historical destination. Elliot Jordan first visited the country over ten years ago, and the beauty of the country continued to pull him back. Numerous trips also influenced the artist to change his working method from oils, to acrylic and mixed media. While living in a quaint fishing village among the people, Jordan painted a body of work seeking to interpret the island with its dream-like atmosphere with humility and humor.

    All are invited to an Opening Reception and meet the artist on Friday, January 13 from 6 to 8pm in our Lindner Gallery in the KHAC Lindner Annex at the corner of Kennedy Ave. and Montgomery Rd.

    Gallery hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 12 to 5pm and by appointment.

    Elliott Jordan, an elementary school teacher and professional artist, is a native of Cartersville, Virginia.

    Elliott Jordan’s work has been displayed at Kentucky State University, The Waller Gallery, Lexington Council of Arts Gallery, and he participated in the Kentucky Commission of Arts exhibit Black Kentucky Artists. In Cincinnati, Jordan’s work has been shown at the W.C.E.T Gallery, City Hall, and The Harriet Beecher Stowe House.

    Jordan taught for the Cincinnati Public Schools for several years. In 1971, he started his career as a freelance and portrait artist. He received his Bachelors of Art Degree at Murray State University and he received his Master of Arts Education from the University of Kentucky. In addition, Jordan has taught classes for the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University.

    Jordan is noted for realistic portraits and figures in charcoal, pastel, and oil. His subject matter ranges from scenes of personal memories, African history, faith, and spirituality.

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  • For a Better World

    March 3 - April 29, 2017
    Lindner Gallery, 6620 Montgomery Rd.
    Opening: Friday, March 3, 6-8pm
    Artist Talk + Poetry Reading: Sunday, March 26, 2-4pm

    Artists and writers reflect on peace and justice in For a Better World in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Gallery. The exhibition features poems and drawings from the 2014 edition of an annual publication of the same name edited by Saad Ghosn. Now in its 14th year, the book is meant to be a yearly milestone reflecting current issues our city and our society face, as perceived by our local poets and visual artists.

    The exhibit includes poems and black-and-white illustrative drawings, displayed side-by-side, by 65 poets and 42 visual artists from Greater Cincinnati.

    In a time of distress, and for some even of despair, these poets and artists bring hope for a possible life according to their values and beliefs. The diversity and richness of their songs and images fill this exhibition space and reach beyond its walls; they make a statement about the inherent quality and strength of inclusive multiplicity.

    All are invited to a free opening reception on Friday, March 3 from 6-8 pm at Kennedy Heights Arts Center Lindner Annex at the corner of Kennedy and Montgomery Rd.  The show continues through April 29.   Gallery hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-5pm and by appointment.

    For a Better World 2014 was dedicated to five Cincinnati peace activists who passed away in 2013: Elizabeth Farians (1923-2013), Gordon Maham (1917-2013), Randall Ball (1953-2013), Suhith Wikrema (1953-2013) and Aralee Strange (1944-2013).

    Image above: Derek Alderfer illustrating a poem “The Pawn” by Terry Petersen

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  • The Way of Everyday Life

    May 19 - July 1, 2017
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening: Friday, May 19, 6-8pm
    Exhibition Sponsor: The Hemera Foundation

    Exhibition sponsor:   

    For Clint Woods’ recent work, he has been studying the sutras and teachings of the 2,500 year old tradition of Buddhism. Some monks study Buddhist teachings by copying and translating ancient texts. In that vein, the artist read, reflected and explored the teachings and translated them into images. It is not only the image but the feeling that guides this process which is available for the audience to discover and contemplate.

    “That which moves me to create images is a dual function of seeking truth and attempting to convey that truth – in a way that goes beyond words,” says Woods. “The work of art employs a triggering device – a call to seek and reflect – that makes conscious what has been buried in the unconscious, drawing the viewer into awareness.”

    The pieces offer symbols and wisdom for people of all walks of life to reflect upon regardless of their familiarity with the source material. Through images and forms, he hopes to convey to others that which is formless – awe, wonder, pattern, connection, and liberation.

    Join us for an evening of art, wisdom, contemplative practice, and interaction with the opening of The Way of Everyday Life in Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s Lindner Gallery on Friday, May 19. The evening will include a Dharma talk by Myogetsu Osho from the Cincinnati Zen Center (with an opportunity to learn a meditation practice) from 6:00-7:00pm, followed by the opening reception from 7:00-8:30pm.

    Clint Woods is a Cincinnati-based artist and designer. He works by day as an Art Director for a local health information company and by night as a painter of surreal images which reveal to him the nature of his mind. He received his MFA in New Media from the College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati and a BFA in Printmaking from Northern Kentucky University. He has been featured in several local and regional exhibitions and was the recipient of the Hemera Foundation’s 2014 Tending Space Fellowship.

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Make art. Share ideas. Build community.

The Kennedy Collective fosters artistic growth and creative collaboration for local artists and allies who are committed to building community.

Anyone, age 18 or over, is welcome to become a member of the Kennedy Collective. We invite all manner of artists – visual artists, musicians, dancers, performers, writers, designers, etc. – to join. There is no jury process for becoming a member, though you are asked to fill out a short information form.

As a member of our Collective, you have access to Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s active exhibition schedule, professional development workshops, and networking opportunities. Most importantly, you are joining an active community of amazing, creative people. Membership benefits include:

  • Access to a diverse community of artists and art enthusiasts, and a network of information, resources, ideas, and inspiration
  • Your name on KHAC website with a link to your website
  • Opportunity to participate in annual Members Only exhibition
  • Reduced entry fee for juried exhibitions at Kennedy Heights Arts Center
  • Participation in Artist Salons – monthly gatherings for artists to converse, share and connect
  • Free or reduced admission to special events and workshops
  • Opportunity to sell work in KHAC’s Gift Shop and receive a higher commission rate. Artist receives 80% of the sale price; 20% is retained by the Arts Center to help defray operating costs
  • Ability to apply for support for projects through our mini-grant program
  • Ability to share announcements and invitations in Kennedy Collective’s e-newsletter and Facebook page
  • Knowing that your contribution helps make great programming happen all year long at the Arts Center!


Membership Dues:
$50 annually

Kennedy Heights Arts Center is a nonprofit organization, and your dues and volunteer work help support a community organization that has become the epicenter of the ongoing revitalization of a unique Cincinnati neighborhood.

Application Form:

Members of the Kennedy Collective have the expectation of volunteering in Collective programs or at Kennedy Heights Arts Center about one hour a month or 12 hours per year. Check your volunteer interests below:

  • Sales Assistant
  • Special Events Sales
  • Marketing/Pubilicity
  • Decor
  • Jury Committee
  • Consignment Reports

 

  • Annual Exhibition Committee
  • Art Installation
  • Art Intake
  • Graphic Design
  • Lead a Workshop
  • Special Event Volunteer
  • Event Photography
  • Perform at Event
  • Writing/Newsletter
  • Children’s Art Class Assistant
  • Plan Artist Salons

 

  • Gardening/Landscaping
  • Cleaning/Organizing Tasks
  • Office Help (data entry, mailings, etc.)
  • Small Painting Projects
  • Small Building Maintenance Projects

 

Clicking Submit will Submit Your Application and Direct You to PayPal to Pay Member Dues of $50

Show Kennedy Collective Application

Members

  • Kathy Arnold – Photography
  • Benjamin Betsem – Painting
  • Sue Blaney – Mixed-media, Collage
  • Amy Bogard – Drawing, Painting
  • Jackie Bonfield – Mixed-media
  • Barbara Bouldin – Drawing, Painting
  • Gwen Briscoe – Ceramics
  • Mindy Burger – Mixed-media
  • Amy Burton – Photography, Collage
  • Sharon Cason – Mixed-media
  • Susan Carlson – Drawing, Sculpture
  • Lynn Conaway – Fiber
  • Mike Conaway – Wood Turning
  • Susan Crew – Painting
  • Billie Cunningham – Fiber, Doll making
  • Bren Deliantoni – Painting
  • Laurence Deprez – Sculpture, Painting
  • Lee DeRhodes – Ceramics
  • Ardelle Duffy – Painting, Drawing
  • Mallory Feltz – Mixed-media, Sculpture
  • Diane Germaine – Poetry, Dance
  • Jane Black Goepper – Ceramics
  • Timothy Gold – Painting
  • Beth Goldstein – Mixed-media, Painting
  • Linda Grieser – Music
  • Helen Haberstroh – Painting
  • Natalie Hager – Photography
  • Robin Hartmann – Fiber
  • Joanne Honschopp – Painting
  • William Jones – Photography
  • George Kalomeres, Painting
  • Sue Kemp – Photography, Ceramics
  • Tom Kinsel – Photography
  • Bob Kling – Sculpture, Mixed-media
  • Mary Lennard – Poetry
  • Monica Lira – Drawing, Painting
  • Dianne Loos – Jewelry, Painting
  • Gail Lundgren – Ceramics
  • Sabrina Mantle – Painting
  • Angela Mascolino – Painting
  • Elaine McGue – Jewelry, Photography
  • Pamela McPherson – Illustration, Drawing
  • Milissa Michel – Drawing
  • Melissa Mitchell – Painting, Photography
  • Gina Monaco – Drawing, Mixed-media
  • Sheryl Peterson – Acrylics
  • Yvonne Powell — Mixed media, Photography, Encaustic
  • Mark Prince – Photography
  • Risa Sreden Prince — Glass
  • Diane Roketenetz – Painting, Drawing
  • Jim Rulli – Painting
  • Patti Rulli – Painting
  • Grace Severyn – Jewelry
  • Sue Ann Spears – Stoneware, Clay
  • Carole Staples – Fiber, Tapestry
  • Barbara Streff – Printmaking, Silkscreen
  • Michael Streff – Drawing, Illustration
  • Elizabeth Teslow – Mixed Media, Writing
  • Debra Wallace – Fiber art, jewelry, and polymer clay
  • Zeta Wolf – Mindful meditation, painting, drawing, and sculpture
  • Chris Wright – Painting

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11th   Annual Juried Exhibition

June 17 – August 13, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Kennedy Heights Arts Center proudly presents our 11th Annual Juried Exhibition featuring works in all media by diverse artists in the Greater Cincinnati region.

2017 JURY
Cate Becker, Curator, BLDG
Jonathan Sears, Curator and Executive Director, PAR Projects
Diane Smith, Professor Emeritus, The Art Academy of Cincinnati

ELIGIBILITY
This exhibition is open to all artists ages 18 and older. All fine art disciplines are encouraged for submission. All works must be original in concept, design and execution.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Artists may enter a maximum of three pieces of art for jury consideration for an entry fee of $25. Deadline for submissions is May 19, 2017 at 11:59pm.

1.  Send a completed Artist Application Form and digital images of your work in jpeg format, minimum 300 dpi, to curator@kennedyarts.org. Please label images “artist name_title”.

Download KHAC Artist Entry Form

2.  Submit entry fee payment of $25.

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NOTIFICATION AND ART DELIVERY
Artists will be notified which art piece(s) were selected for exhibition by June 1. Accepted art must be delivered to KHAC on June 7-10 during scheduled times. Works may be hand-delivered or shipped at the expense of the artist.  Shipped works must be sent in a reusable container with returned shipping prepaid. Identification labels must be securely attached to the back or bottom of the art with: artist’s name and title of art.

All work accepted for the exhibition must arrive ready to install.  2D art must be wired for hanging. Works not gallery-ready, or not exhibiting good craftsmanship, may be omitted from the exhibit.

SALES AND COMMISSION
Artists are encouraged to offer their art for sale or may be not for sale. Kennedy Heights Arts Center will process all sales transactions and retain 30% of the sale price.

Application deadline: May 19 at 11:59pm

 

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Exhibition Proposals for the 2018 Gallery Season

 

Kennedy Heights Arts Center (KHAC) is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists in a variety of media. KHAC’s mission is to enhance the life of the surrounding community through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity and build community. We are especially interested in socially-conscious art that stimulates conversation and community-based art involving collaborations between artists and communities.

The Kennedy’s historic mansion contains over 2,000 square feet of beautiful gallery space, featuring hardwood floors, historic architecture and contemporary museum track lighting. KHAC hosts seven exhibitions annually; each typically contains 40 to 50 individual pieces, depending on size.

The Lindner Gallery in our Carl, Robert, Richard and Dorothy Lindner Annex is 700 square feet with hardwood floors and high ceilings, adjacent to our event center. KHAC hosts six exhibitions annually in this gallery.

We are now accepting proposals for our 2018 gallery season. Deadline for submission is May 31, 2017.

Proposals may be submitted for solo, group or curated exhibitions in either gallery. Proposals are selected by a jury based on quality of the work; diversity of style, media and content for the year; and how the show contributes to KHAC’s mission.

Submission guidelines:
To be considered for an exhibition, please send a completed Exhibition Proposal Form, artist statement, bio/CV and up to 20 images of your work in jpeg format, 300 dpi. Please label images “artist name_title”. Proposals and images may be sent to:
curator@kennedyarts.org

Or mailed to:
Kennedy Heights Arts Center
6546 Montgomery Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45213

For more information, please contact Ellen Muse-Lindeman at 513.631.4278.

KHAC Exhibition Proposal Form

  • Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 4:00
  • Closed Sunday - Monday