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The ArtsOhio Blog is the Ohio Arts Council's way to share stories that highlight the arts in Ohio, feedback from the field, interviews with artists and staff, and more. Sign up for the ArtsOhio newsletter to receive a curated selection of posts each month.

OAPN Executive Director Jessica Rosenblatt. Photo by Every Angle Photography

Get to Know Jessica Rosenblatt, OAPN’s New Executive Director

As a booking agent for an independent record label, a PR/marketing coordinator, and now as executive director of the Ohio Arts Professionals Network (OAPN), Jessica Rosenblatt is passionate about performing arts in Ohio. In this Q&A, she sat down to talk about what’s in store for OAPN’s future and why having a well-connected network is a necessity.
Collage of photos from the 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

15 Ohio Artists Win Awards at 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition

The 2019 Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition features work by 249 artists hailing from 34 Ohio counties. Each year, hundreds of amateur and professional artists from all around Ohio come together at the exhibition, which officially opened with an awards reception on July 23. Meet the artists who were selected for 15 Ohio Arts Council awards.
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Ohio Arts Council Board Approves More Than $14.7M in Arts Grants

The Ohio Arts Council board has approved 743 grants totaling $14,733,107 to support Ohio artists, organizations, students, educators, and public arts programming during its initial and major state fiscal year 2020 funding round.
A student looks at artwork on display in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission's office lobby in Columbus.

Exhibition Shows Important Issues Seen Through Students’ Lenses

Focusing on a theme of contemporary civil rights issues, selected photos by 30 students enrolled in film photography programs in Cleveland and Cincinnati were installed in the Ohio Civil Rights Commission office in the Rhodes State Office Tower.
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National Endowment for the Arts Awards More Than $1 Million to Ohio Arts Council

The Ohio Arts Council will receive $1,007,950 to help support arts initiatives throughout the state. This is the fifth-highest National Endowment for the Arts grant awarded to the OAC in the agency’s 54-year history.
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Fiber Arts in the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will open its newest exhibition, Thread Count: The Intersection of Mathematics and Fiber Arts, on Thursday, May 2. This exhibition features work by 13 contemporary fiber artists from the state of Ohio. These artists have created work featuring a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes.

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