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13th annual OOVAR Juried Show jurors' choice award winners. (From left) Linda Hutchinson (Kent), Donna Coleman (Oberlin), Angie Rucker (Westerville), Ohio Arts Council Artist Programs/Percent for Art Director Kathy Signorino, and OAC Executive Director Donna S. Collins. (Not pictured: People’s Choice Award winner Samantha Bias (Cleveland)

Ohio Artists Take Home Exhibition Honors at 13th Annual OOVAR Juried Show

The work of four Ohio artists received awards at the 13th annual Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry (OOVAR) Juried Show, which celebrated its closing reception at the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Carnegie Gallery on Feb. 29.
TeachArtsOhio teaching artist Candace Mazur Darman and students from Indianola Informal School during the Fancy Dress exhibition at Whetstone Library

National Arts in Education Month Is Here!

In this month's executive message, Donna S. Collins highlights what you should know about Ohio's arts education data and looks ahead to celebrating more arts learning successes in the month of March.
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9 Students to Compete in Ohio Poetry Out Loud State Finals

Nine Ohio high school students will compete for the title of Ohio’s 2020 Poetry Out Loud State Champion on March 6 at the King Arts Complex’s Nicholson Auditorium in Columbus.
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Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards Announced

Members of the Ohio Arts Council board have approved $375,000 in grant funding to be awarded to Ohio artists through the OAC’s Individual Excellence Awards program for state fiscal year 2020.
Arts Midwest President & CEO Torrie Allen and Ohio Arts Council Executive Director Donna S. Collins

2020: A Successful Start!

By all indications, 2020 is already a success for the arts in Ohio at all levels. In this month's Executive Message, Donna S. Collins celebrates the inspiring, innovative, and creative work that's happened throughout the state in just the first 31 days of the new decade.

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