Exhibitions

Kennedy Gallery

  • ARISE: Kennedy Collective Exhibition

    Nov. 19, 2022 - Jan. 14, 2023
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19 from 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: Saturday, December 10 from 1-3pm

    Group exhibition featuring new works by Kennedy Collective members in a variety of mediums!

    The Kennedy Heights Art Center is pleased to announce the exhibition ARISE, the annual group show featuring new works by Kennedy Collective members, on view November 19, 2022 – January 14, 2023 in the Kennedy Gallery, located at 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213.

    The show includes new and previously unseen works in all media by local artists, including paintings, photography, collages, sculptures, fiber, and more. The exhibition also features Off the Wall: a collection of smaller works for $50 each with half the proceeds going to support Kennedy Heights Arts Center.

    The public is invited to join us at the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 19 from 6-8pm. 

    Exhibiting Artists: Mindy Burger, Susan Carlson, Lynn Conaway, Margret Courtney, Mallory Feltz, Ramsey Ford, Diane Germaine, Mark Haase, Michael Hensley, William Jones, Thomas Kinsel, Judith Larsen, William Linthicum, Angela Mascolino, Liz McGavran, Laura Porter, Kim Schon, Grace Severyn, TJ Smith, Raquel Sotelo, Delores Massey Thomas, Jamin Toran, Stacey Torres, Sarah Walker, Debra Wallace, Joanie Weidner

    Get your holiday shopping done early by browsing our Art Shop & Holiday Art Market with handmade goods made by over 40 different local artists.

    Image credit: Susan Carlson, Carnivorous Welcome, Acrylic on canvas, 24″w x 36″h

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Lindner Gallery

  • Local Talent: Roots 2022

    Nov. 5 - Dec. 23, 2022
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5 from 6-8pm

    Talented artists are all around us! View a variety of diverse artworks created by residents of Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, Silverton, and Amberley Village in Local Talent: Roots 2022. Celebrate the immense creativity that we have right here in our neighborhoods – our local talent! 

    Join us in celebration at the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5 from 6-8pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

    Artists include: Kendall Anderson, Jan Boone, Mindy Burger, Cindy Cadet, Jean-Robert Cadet, Hannah Graff, Erik Hayden, Jessica Grady Heard, C. Ted Hendricks, Jacquelyn Hoffman, Cassandra Jones, William Jones, Melissa L. Kyrlach, Mitch LaGrow, Emily Lie, Bess Lindeman, Henry Lindeman, Ramona Mayo, Kamia McCoy, Colleen McElroy, Christina M. Miller, Clare Miller, Jenny Myers, Bayo Omoyosi, Sarah Rodriguez, Jessica Sebastian, Mark Thacker, Shawndale Thomas, Stacey Torres, Megan Turner, and Frank Wiewandt.

    The KHAC Lindner Gallery is located at 6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213 (corner of Montgomery Rd and Kennedy Ave).

    Gallery Hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-5pm, and by appointment.

    Image: Brenda Maxie (Silverton) with her acrylic painting The Eyes.

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Kennedy Gallery

  • The Teachers’ Lounge: Works by Art Instructors Past & Present

    January 22 - March 26, 2022
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening: January 29, 6-8pm

    Since its founding in 2004, Kennedy Heights Arts Center has partnered with talented artist educators to offer art classes, camps, and workshops for kids and adults in a wide variety of mediums. The Teachers’ Lounge: Works by KHAC Art Instructors Past & Present is a group exhibition of a variety of artwork, celebrating all the accomplished art instructors who have shared their knowledge and skills with us over the years, and who continue to inspire us not only with their teaching abilities, but through their own creative artworks.

    Exhibiting Artists: Charlie Berger, Brent Billingsley, Mindy Burger, April Cooper, Cedric Michael Cox, Latausha Cox, Whitney Dixon, Mallory Feltz, Ke’Monte’ Figgs, Cherie Garces, Carole Gary Staples, Lynne Gibb, Beth Goldstein, Terence Hammonds, Robin Hartmann, Glenn Hartong, Malinda Hartong, Elliott Jordan, Andy Knolle, Radha Lakshmi, Christine Langford, Karen Linser, William Linthicum, Mary Sue Markey, Adoria Maxberry, Frances Newberry, Terry Oestreicher, Karen Overmyer, Bethany Pelle, June Pfaff Daley, Karen Saunders, Linda Schneider-Houghton, Jeanne Speier, Kate Tepe, Ryan Tinney, Nicole Trimble, Kailah Ware

    Artwork image by: Radha Lakshmi, Vibrational Mandala Series 8, Monoprint, 20″ x 20″ unframed, 2021

     

     

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  • 14th Annual Student Art Show

    April 9 - 30, 2022
    Kennedy Gallery
    Saturday, April 9 from 6-8pm

    Each year, Kennedy Heights Arts Center celebrates our talented students with an exhibition featuring original artwork in all media created by the youth and adult students enrolled in KHAC classes. This show presents a wide range of works in fiber art, painting, collage, ceramics, and more, and is sure to inspire artists of all ages! 

    Opening Reception is Saturday, April 9 from 6-8pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments. 

    Image credit: Mike by Tepu Juula-Potticary, Charcoal Drawing  

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  • Life is Change: Tellus Zine Exhibition in Outdoor Gallery

    April 9 - 30, 2022
    Outdoor Gallery
    Launch Party: Saturday, April 9 from 4-6pm

    Tellus Zine is a digital publication, led by an all-youth editorial board, showcasing visual art and creative writing by young adults from across
    Greater Cincinnati. Tellus’s mission is to provide a platform for young people to express themselves bravely and creatively as a part of our diverse
    community. As part of the launch of Issue 003: Life is Change, a selection of works will be displayed in the Outdoor Gallery during the month of April.

    Image credit: All of Me: Past, Present, and Future by Cate Hummel, Painting

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  • Coronavirus Wearable Art Response Project

    May 7 - July 2, 2022
    Kennedy Gallery
    Reception: Sat, May 7, 5-8pm

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center is excited to present an exhibition of photographs by Cincinnati photographer Tina Gutierrez titled Covid-19, Coronavirus Wearable Art Response Project, running from May 7 to July 2, 2022.

    Join us for the Opening Reception on Saturday, May 7 from 5-8pm. Free, open to the public, free refreshments. 

    This exhibition will be the first time that images of all of the participants will be on view. Selected from over 120 portraits taken over the last two years, Tina Gutierrez has amassed a visual collection of our local community during this historic moment of navigating a pandemic that affects us all. Tina met each participant mainly in parks and wooded areas around the city, photographing them in the elements as a way to measure time visually as the seasons changed.

    Participants were asked to respond with clothing, costume, or other wearable art to express how they felt about the coronavirus, quarantine, and social distancing. The garments are mostly comprised of pieces sourced from the participants’ homes during lockdown, since most stores were closed. Many displayed personal empowerment, and in many cases, gathered strength through objects, and adornments. For others, objects and garments of beauty helped them feel reconnected to the world.

    A selection of the participants’ original garments and objects will also be on display, alongside the photographs.

    “For many, Covid-19 led to isolation and loneliness. For me, this work is about embracing rather than resisting sadness, loss, and discomfort using the creative process. Wearable art allows these emotions to be expressed in a non-verbal, yet extremely powerful visual language. This time of Covid-19 challenges us all, and the act of creating art as a response can be a healing act,” remarked Tina Gutierrez.

    Thank you to our Exhibition Sponsors:

    FotoFocus Cincinnati 

    The Clyde N. Day Foundation

    Image credit: “Revealing the Monster” costume by Calcagno Cullen, photograph by Tina Gutierrez

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  • Printed Voices from Czechia: Social and Cultural Reflections

    July 16 - Sept 17, 2022
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening Reception: Sat, July 16 from 6-8pm
    Artist Presentation with Patrik Braun & Andrea Štosková: Sunday, July 17 from 2-4pm

    Prints by contemporary printmakers from the Czech Republic, curated by Saad Ghosn (SOS ART).

    Curated by Saad Ghosn of SOS ART, Printed Voices from Czechia: Social and Cultural Reflections features prints by 31 contemporary printmakers from the Czech Republic. These artists use artwork as their voice and communication tool to reflect on the cultural and social issues they face. 

    Watch the VIDEO of the exhibition.

    A printed book of all the works from the exhibition will be given free to visitors (while supplies last).

    Join us for an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 16 from 6 to 8 pm.  Meet visiting artists Patrik Braun and Andrea Štosková. Light refreshments and live music by The Last Boppers.

    Visiting Czech artists Patrik Braun & Andrea Štosková will have an Artist Presentation on Sunday, July 17 from 2-4pm. Presented in partnership with Tiger Lily Press. Free, open to the public. 

    A one day, free Czechia Festival will be held at KHAC on Saturday, July 23 from 11am to 3pm, to share Czechian culture with the Cincinnati community.

    Exhibiting Artists: Jiří ANDERLE, Patrik BRAUN, Simon BREJCHA, Jana Anna CHOLVADT, Karel DEMEL, Lenka FALUŠIOVÁ, Petr Alois HAMPL, Jan HISEK, Pavel HORA, Helena HORÁLKOVÁ, Vojtěch HRUBANT, James JANÍČEK, Ditta JIŘIČKOVÁ, Oldřich KULHÁNEK, Žofie KUMŠTOVÁ, Ondřej MICHÁLEK, Karel MUSIL, Jindřich PILEČEK, Lubomír PŘIBYL, Jaroslava SEVEROVÁ, Jana ŠINDELOVÁ, Antonín SONDEJ, Markéta SOUKUPOVÁ, Lenka ŠTĚPANÍKOVÁ, Andrea ŠTOSKOVÁ, Vojtěch TROCHA, Martin VELÍŠEK, Lenka VILHELMOVÁ, Eva VLASÁKOVÁ, Magdalena VOVSOVÁ, Pita WILD C.

    Image credit: Patrik Braun, DIALOGUE (ROZHOVOR), etching and aquatint; 19.75×13.75”, image 12.75×9.75”; 2021

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  • What’s Left Behind

    Sept. 24 - Nov. 12, 2022
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening Reception: Saturday, September 24 from 6-8pm
    Curators & Artists Talk: Saturday, October 8 from 12-2pm

    This exhibition is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. Juried group show reflecting on the record humans are leaving for future generations

    Local Eyes, a group of five Cincinnati photographers (Helen Adams, Jymi Bolden, Melvin Grier, Samantha Grier and Amanda Cawdrey) who have curated exhibits of local photography for FotoFocus since 2012, curates a juried group exhibition of images by 41 local artists that explores the theme of “What’s Left Behind” – how what we consume, what we collect, and what we discard affects the environment we live in and our lives in the greater context. What record are we leaving behind for future generations?

    Exhibiting artists: Sharee Allen, Tad Barney, Will Batstone, Brendan Burkett, Michael Prisco Caporale, Bruce Crippen, John Engelman, Sharon Evans, Scott Filipiak, Diane Germaine, Linda Gillings, Lloyd A. Greene, David Hartz, James Hernandez, Ron Hoffman, Will Jones, Jodi Kessler, Kent Krugh, Danielle Martini, Guennadi Maslov, Michelle Miller, ChengLun Na, Kelsey Nolin, Eliza Ollinger, Kate Palyshniuk, Steve Plattner, Joel Quimby, Gabi Roach, Gregory Rust, Alane Schloemer Shoemaker, Robin Short, Brad Smith, David Smith, Matt Steffen, Jerry Stratton, David Thomson, Pat Timm, Roderick Vesper, Tony Walsh, Cliff Warnken, Bryn Weller, N. Willman

    When you walk into a person’s home, you get a sense of who they are from their belongings. This can also be the case by seeing what we discard. Archaeologists uncover the nature of ancient societies by studying things left behind. What record are we leaving behind today? Trash speaks to a disposable and materialistic society. The popularity of organizing and “tidying” has exploded. We are being encouraged to keep only what “sparks joy.” What we discard exposes our attitudes towards consumption, class, mobility, sustainability, and the environment. The things we regard as trash were at one point something we valued and used, a relationship that is fleeting. Are we becoming a disposable society? Are other areas of our life affected? Are humans themselves disposable?

    Scientists sanctioned by the United Nations have gone on record saying humans are fueling a greenhouse effect. Our consumer habits are driving climate change. The production and use of household goods and services contribute greatly to global greenhouse gas emissions. It is estimated that the average product results in carbon emissions of 6.3 times its own weight. It is estimated that one-third of all the food produced in the world goes to waste. When we waste food, we also waste all the energy and water it takes to grow, harvest, transport, and package it. If food goes to the landfill, it produces methane- a greenhouse gas more potent than carbon dioxide. Trash travels through the world’s rivers and oceans where it is often eaten by birds and fish, concentrating toxic chemicals in their tissues, and filling their stomachs, causing them to starve.

    Henri Cartier-Bresson wrote “Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.”

    “What’s Left Behind” Opening Reception
    Saturday, September 24 from 6-8pm
    Celebrate the opening of this juried photography exhibition alongside the artists and members of the Local Eyes committee. Music by DJ Paloma and free light refreshments.

    “What’s Left Behind” Curator & Artist Talk
    Saturday, October 8 from 12-2pm
    Join Curators from Local Eyes as they share more about the exhibition theme, and a selection of exhibiting artists as they speak about their work.

    Panel Discussion: Making a Difference – Reducing, Reusing & Recycling
    Saturday, October 22 starting at 12pm. Panel discussion beginning at 12:30pm.
    Representatives from local organizations that specialize in the fields of reuse, recycling, and food waste will talk about ways people can work toward environmental sustainability.

    All events are free and open to the public.

    Image credit: Brad Smith, Junk Collector Louisville Kentucky, Widelux panorama camera – tri x film – black and white fiber print, 1998, 7.5 x 18 inches

    Support for this 2022 FotoFocus Biennial exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

     

     

    What’s Left Behind is part of the 2022 FotoFocus Biennial. Now in its sixth iteration, the Biennial activates over 100 museums, galleries, universities, and public spaces throughout Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio in October 2022.

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  • ARISE: Kennedy Collective Exhibition

    Nov. 19, 2022 - Jan. 14, 2023
    Kennedy Gallery
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19 from 6-8pm
    Artist Talk: Saturday, December 10 from 1-3pm

    Group exhibition featuring new works by Kennedy Collective members in a variety of mediums!

    The Kennedy Heights Art Center is pleased to announce the exhibition ARISE, the annual group show featuring new works by Kennedy Collective members, on view November 19, 2022 – January 14, 2023 in the Kennedy Gallery, located at 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213.

    The show includes new and previously unseen works in all media by local artists, including paintings, photography, collages, sculptures, fiber, and more. The exhibition also features Off the Wall: a collection of smaller works for $50 each with half the proceeds going to support Kennedy Heights Arts Center.

    The public is invited to join us at the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 19 from 6-8pm. 

    Exhibiting Artists: Mindy Burger, Susan Carlson, Lynn Conaway, Margret Courtney, Mallory Feltz, Ramsey Ford, Diane Germaine, Mark Haase, Michael Hensley, William Jones, Thomas Kinsel, Judith Larsen, William Linthicum, Angela Mascolino, Liz McGavran, Laura Porter, Kim Schon, Grace Severyn, TJ Smith, Raquel Sotelo, Delores Massey Thomas, Jamin Toran, Stacey Torres, Sarah Walker, Debra Wallace, Joanie Weidner

    Get your holiday shopping done early by browsing our Art Shop & Holiday Art Market with handmade goods made by over 40 different local artists.

    Image credit: Susan Carlson, Carnivorous Welcome, Acrylic on canvas, 24″w x 36″h

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Lindner Gallery

  • Juneteenth Cincinnati Presents Voices of Freedom

    Feb. 26 - April 16, 2022
    Lindner Gallery
    Saturday, Feb. 26, 6-8pm

    Juneteenth Cincinnati presents an exhibition of commissioned new works by 10 artists and 10 poets exploring the promise and reality of “freedom” as experienced by those whose lives and destinies were touched by emancipation. Curated by Michael Coppage (visual art) and MoPoetry Phillips (poetry), the exhibit runs from Feb. 26 – March 26, 2022.

    Artists include: Desmond Beach, Mark Anthony Brown Jr., Kierston Ghaznavi, Jeni Jenkins, Fatima Laster, Dave McClinton, Komikka Patton, Blake Pierre, Vitus Shell, Michael Thompson. Poets include: MoPoetry Phillips, Jacqueline “Gifted” Johnson-Wilkinson, Kimberly “Duwaup” Bolden, SoL, Dawn “The Psalmist” Crooks, Victoria Cipriani, Queens Jurnee, Manual Iris, ASlate, Golden Goddess.

    This project is made possible by American Rescue Plan funds from the City of Cincinnati, administered through ArtsWave.

    Gallery hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12-6pm, and by appointment

    Image: DNA Restoration and Repair II 64 codes embedded (detail) by Komikka Patton, 2021.

     

     

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  • Aging Beyond Modernism

    June 11 - Aug 20, 2022
    Lindner Gallery
    Closing Reception & Artist Talk: Aug 20, 6-8pm

    Aging Beyond Modernism ​is a solo exhibition by local artist Kim Rae Taylor, of portraits documenting many of the women who were an integral part of the art and literary avant-garde in Europe and the U.S. during the early decades of the twentieth century. Through the lens of gender and aging, Taylor looks at the longevity of many of these women, capturing them as they looked as the elderly women they became.

    While the numerous “-isms” of twentieth-century Modernism are primarily identified with men, women were a vital, often overlooked force as artists, writers, performers, and art collectors. Often when their lives are examined, it’s specifically within the framework of Modernism, overlooking the work created in the latter part of their lives. The ongoing project serves as a visual extension of Taylor’s research of women artists in the modernist era, their creative development as they grew older, and their personal attitudes about aging itself. To date there are 40 portraits in the series and the project’s main purpose is educational. Paintings will be presented along with biographical information about each woman.

    Closing Reception and Artist Talk will be held on Saturday, August 20 from 6-8pm. Talk begins at 6:30. Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

    Gallery hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-5pm.

    Kim Rae Taylor is a visual artist and educator. She serves as Associate Professor of Fine Art for the University of Cincinnati Clermont College. She received her MFA from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP) at the University of Cincinnati, and her BFA from The College of Fine Arts of the University of Texas at Austin. Additional studies include the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy, and the Metáfora Center for Art Therapy Studies in Barcelona, Spain. She spent more than two decades working as a graphic artist, including work in cartoon animation. She has been an artist in residence at Taipei Artist Village in Taiwan, Red Gate in Beijing, and Cill Rialaig in County Kerry, Ireland. She was the 2021—2022 artist in residence for 2D media at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Taylor works with a variety of themes that draw from nature, language, and gender.

    For information: www.womenofmodernism.weebly.com
    Artist’s bio: http://www.kimraetaylor.net/about/

    Image credit: Portraits of Elizabeth Catlett, Lotte Jacobi, and Pan Yuliang, by Kim Rae Taylor, acrylic paint

    This exhibition is in partnership with ArtsWave’s POWER OF HER Initiative.

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  • Local Talent: Roots 2022

    Nov. 5 - Dec. 23, 2022
    Lindner Gallery
    Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5 from 6-8pm

    Talented artists are all around us! View a variety of diverse artworks created by residents of Kennedy Heights, Pleasant Ridge, Silverton, and Amberley Village in Local Talent: Roots 2022. Celebrate the immense creativity that we have right here in our neighborhoods – our local talent! 

    Join us in celebration at the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5 from 6-8pm. Free, open to the public, light refreshments.

    Artists include: Kendall Anderson, Jan Boone, Mindy Burger, Cindy Cadet, Jean-Robert Cadet, Hannah Graff, Erik Hayden, Jessica Grady Heard, C. Ted Hendricks, Jacquelyn Hoffman, Cassandra Jones, William Jones, Melissa L. Kyrlach, Mitch LaGrow, Emily Lie, Bess Lindeman, Henry Lindeman, Ramona Mayo, Kamia McCoy, Colleen McElroy, Christina M. Miller, Clare Miller, Jenny Myers, Bayo Omoyosi, Sarah Rodriguez, Jessica Sebastian, Mark Thacker, Shawndale Thomas, Stacey Torres, Megan Turner, and Frank Wiewandt.

    The KHAC Lindner Gallery is located at 6620 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213 (corner of Montgomery Rd and Kennedy Ave).

    Gallery Hours are Tuesdays & Thursdays 12-5pm, and by appointment.

    Image: Brenda Maxie (Silverton) with her acrylic painting The Eyes.

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Make art. Share ideas. Build community.

The Kennedy Collective fosters artistic growth and creative collaboration for local artists 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 so we can get to know you and find out what volunteer opportunities are of interest to you.

As a member of our Collective, you have access to Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s exhibitions and events, 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
  • No 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: As of September 2021, there is no annual payment fee to be a Kennedy Collective member. Instead, we are requiring all members to volunteer at least 12 hours of their time over the year to contribute to the Collective and KHAC.
A minimum number of hours (6) will need to have been completed by September 1 each year to qualify to exhibit in the annual Kennedy Collective exhibition.

Collective member Volunteer Opportunities

Talbert House Passages Book Nook Project

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

Application Form to become a Collective Member:

    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 AssistantSpecial Events SalesMarketing/PubilicityDecorJury CommitteeConsignment Reports

    Annual Exhibition CommitteeArt InstallationArt IntakeGraphic DesignLead a WorkshopSpecial Event VolunteerEvent PhotographyPerform at EventWriting/NewsletterChildren's Art Class AssistantPlan Artist Salons

    Gardening/LandscapingCleaning/Organizing TasksOffice HelpSmall Painting ProjectsSmall Building Maintenance Projects

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    Collective Member Request for Proposals – Project Grants!

    Are you a current Collective member and have a great idea to get people involved? Kennedy Heights Arts Center is now accepting proposals from current Kennedy Collective Members for community engaged projects that include fellow Collective members, and could possibly involve non-Collective members. Grant awards of up to $500 can help support the cost of materials, fabrication, service fees, and other costs.

    For complete details, download the Project Grant RFP AND the Collective Grant Form. All questions and submissions should be emailed or mailed to Mallory Feltz, at mallory@kennedyarts.org

    Members

    • Jereena Ameen – Fiber Art
    • Lisa Andrews – foodie pun t-shirts, notecards
    • Amy Bogard – Drawing, Painting
    • Susan Carlson – Drawing, Sculpture
    • Lynn Conaway – Fiber
    • Mike Conaway – Wood Turning
    • Billie Cunningham – Fiber, Doll making
    • June Pfaff Daley – Painting, Collage, Mixed Media
    • Lee DeRhodes – Ceramics
    • Jeff Dey – Pysanky (Ukrainian egg decorating) & Culinary arts
    • Harold Dreibelbis – Ceramics, Mixed Media Constructions
    • Mallory Feltz – Mixed-media, Sculpture
    • Phyllis Foster – Photography
    • Cherie Garces – Painting, Poetry
    • Diane Germaine – Poetry, Dance
    • Linda Grieser – Music
    • Mark Haase – Ceramics
    • Helen Haberstroh – Painting
    • Robin Hartmann – Fiber Art
    • Wendy Henehan – Painting, Drawing
    • Michael Hensley – Painting
    • William Jones – Photography
    • Sue Kemp – Photography, Ceramics
    • Thomas Kinsel – Photography
    • Bob Kling – Sculpture, Mixed-media
    • Josh Koppen – Painting
    • Robert Kroeger – Painting
    • Mary Lennard – Poetry
    • Edward Lopez – Cardboard Constructions
    • Monica Lira – Drawing, Painting
    • Uneek Lowe – Fiber Art, Music
    • Angela Mascolino – Painting
    • Liz McGavran – Alcohol Ink, Interior Design
    • Elaine McGue – Jewelry, Photography
    • Milissa Michel – Drawing
    • Gina Monaco – Painting
    • Sheryl Peterson – Acrylics
    • Diane Roketenetz – Painting, Drawing
    • Lara Roketenetz – Photography, Prints on Metal
    • Jim Rulli – Painting
    • Patti Rulli – Painting
    • Taryn Schilling – Painting
    • Grace Severyn – Jewelry, Painting
    • Sue Ann Spears – Stoneware, Clay
    • Connie Springer – Watercolor, Writing & Photography
    • Kate Spencer – Fiber Art
    • Carole Gray Staples – Fiber, Tapestry
    • Barbara Streff – Printmaking, Silkscreen
    • Michael Streff – Drawing, Illustration
    • Delores Massey Thomas – Photography
    • Karen Trimble-Shell – Jewelry
    • Debra Wallace – Fiber art, jewelry, and polymer clay
    • Joanie Weidner – Mixed Media Art, Mini-Collages
    • Sue Wilke – Photography
    • Zeta Wolf – Mindful meditation, painting, drawing, and jewelry
    • Chris Wright – Painting

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    New Call to Artists – Ebb and Flow

    Exhibition of ceramic based work, coinciding with The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) in March 2023.

    Exhibition runs from February 4, 2023 to April 1, 2023
    Location: Kennedy Gallery, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, 6546 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213

    Deadline for Submissions: January 17, 2023 by end of day

    Ebb and Flow is a juried exhibition of ceramic artworks by local artists that explores the inevitable cycle of life and death, and pulls inspiration from the past life of Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s physical building as a funeral home.

    From the 1950s to around 2000, the building Kennedy Heights Arts Center now inhabits operated as the Stanley High Funeral Home. For decades, this organization provided the community with a vital service of supporting families in honoring the lives of their deceased loved ones. It is with our knowledge, understanding, and reverence for the past of this physical space that inspired the theme for this exhibition.

    Ceramics have historically played a large part in funerary ritual practices and have provided insight into cultures around the world –  as decorated urns, symbolic objects placed as gravesites, reliquaries for precious relics, and mementoes of loved ones. Clay is a material that holds memory, and there is an intimacy between the material and the maker. Coming from the earth, there is a connection between the material and the cycle of life.

    Through this Call to Artists, we hope to inspire local artists to submit works that are reflective of our history as a funeral home, while also delving into the complexity of death and how we respond to it as humans in these contemporary times. These could be standalone objects, wall hangings, or installations. Inspiration could be pulled from personal stories or souvenirs, cultural rituals, or physical spaces.

    Our building has a rich history; one of the many reasons why our community rallied behind saving the building from demolition. With its past life as a funeral home, many residents still connect to our space on a personal and emotional level. Currently, the building has another life as art center, and the arts can play such a strong role in processing, coping, and expressing all of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions as we traverse through different life events – including death.

    The title, Ebb and Flow refers to the passage of time, with all its ups and downs, and the cycle of life and death. Death is something that affects all of us, and we have a history with our building that gives us a special opportunity to showcase artworks that address this topic.

    Curated by Mallory Feltz, Kennedy Heights Arts Center, Director of Exhibitions & Public Art

    DUE DATE: Submissions are due January 17, 2023 by end of day

    Artists notification: January 20, 2023 by end of day

    Drop off Artwork to KHAC: Saturday, January 21 between 11am -4pm, Tuesday, January 24 – Friday, January 27 between 10am-5pm, and Saturday, January 28 between 11am-4pm

    Requirements: Materials of the artwork should be comprised of AT LEAST 50% ceramic work, but other materials may be included. Artworks may be functional objects, sculptural pieces, or installations. Artworks can be free standing (pedestal or floor) or wall hangings.

    Eligibility: Eligible artists are those who reside in the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Area, which includes the following counties: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Ohio, and Union Counties in Indiana.

    Fee: No cost to submit

    You are invited to submit up to 3 artworks that interpret the “Ebb and Flow” theme of this exhibit. You may send one over all image and one detail image per artwork (send no more than 6 images). Detail images are not required. All digital images must be clear enough to view without pixilation on a computer screen at full size.

    Please name your files as follows: 

    Artist’s last name, first initial and title of the work i.e.: SmithB-Title01.jpeg

    For detail images, please put “detail” after the file name i.e.: SmithB-Title01-detail.jpeg

    Include a word document containing: the artist’s full name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and title of the images. If you can submit a brief artists statement about each artwork at the same time, we encourage you to do so (no more than 250 words per artist statement). 

    Please send your jpeg files and word document to this email for consideration.

    Questions can be emailed to Mallory Feltz, KHAC Director of Exhibitions & Public Art, at this email

    Download the Ebb and Flow Call to Artists as a PDF

    Exhibition Proposals for the 2024 Seasons

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center’s mission is to enliven our surrounding community through arts and cultural experiences that embrace diversity, foster creativity and build community. We invite artists and curators to partner with us in this mission through the presentation of diverse visual art exhibitions.

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center strives to stimulate interaction and dialogue and create social change through the practice of art. We are specifically looking for exhibitions that contain content that speaks to social issues or themes that start conversations and build community. (This could be done solely through your own work, an invitational group show, or a curated juried exhibition.) Proposals may be submitted for curatorial projects in all media. We are also receptive to hosting a variety of events in conjunction with exhibitions (workshops, discussions, performances, etc.).

    Kennedy Heights Arts Center offers two beautiful exhibition spaces. The Kennedy Gallery in our historic mansion contains over 2,000 square feet of gallery space, featuring hardwood floors, historic architecture and contemporary museum track lighting. We host 5-7 exhibitions annually in this gallery; each typically contains 40 to 50 individual pieces, depending on size and type.

    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. Work in this gallery must be two-dimensional and able to hang on the wall. Each show typically includes 15-25 pieces, depending on size.

    Deadline for submissions: midnight, June 20, 2023

    Proposals will be selected by a jury of professional artists and curators based on quality of the work; diversity of approach, media and style for the year; and how the show contributes to KHAC’s mission. Artists will be notified by September 1, 2023.

    Submission guidelines:
    Please send a completed Exhibition Proposal Form (see link below to download), artist statement, bio/CV and up to 15 images of your work in jpeg format, minimum 72 dpi (with no smaller than 1000 pixels in any direction). Please label images “artist name_title”.

    Please email completed applications and inquiries HERE

    Or mailed to:

    ATTN: Mallory Feltz
    Kennedy Heights Arts Center
    6546 Montgomery Rd.
    Cincinnati, OH 45213

    For more information, please contact Mallory Feltz at 513.631.4278

    KHAC Exhibition Proposal Form 2024

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