Produced by the Ohio Watercolor Society and

presented by the OAC Riffe Gallery

July 30 - Oct. 7, 2022


The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery is pleased to host Watercolor Ohio 2022, the 45th Annual Juried Exhibition produced by the Ohio Watercolor Society. As an exhibition space that exists to celebrate and highlight the vast talents of Ohio’s professional artists, this show does just that. The ubiquitous nature of watercolor lends itself to myriad expressions, and this year’s selections greet viewers with an array of talents highlighting the depth, variety, and quality of Ohio’s watercolorists. Visitors can look forward to a diverse collection, from realistic portraits built up with countless translucent layers of paint, to dynamic abstracts leveraging nearly pure saturated color. Viewers can enjoy the telltale history of the artists’ marks – and perhaps, imagine their own hand in the making. From impressively captured gestural swaths of color, to highly rendered strokes in each motion, these artists opened the ever-so-important door of keen observation and self-expression. Congratulations to all artists selected for this year’s exhibition.

Featured Artists: Bess Alexander, Judy Anderson, Micki Ansberry, Donna Bargar, Shirlee Bauer, Gary BrooksKevin BucklandMichael Cantelmo, Martin Chappuies, Nancy Clelland, Sandra Dennison, Rachel Derr, Thomas Derr, Julie DisienaJeanette Ferguson, Kathryn GeorgeFrederick GraffMel Grunau, Barbara Hahn, Yuki Hall, Millie Hawkins, Sally Heston, Linda Hutchinson, Patricia Ingram, Karen Jennings, Gary Johnston, Ed Kitchen, Chris Krupinski, Kathleen Kuhn, Phyllis Lawicki, Ted Lawson, Christopher Leeper, Raymond Lillback, Susan LydenFran ManginoBob Maurer, Thomas Mayer, Mike McEnroe, Trish McKinneyChristine Misenncik-BunnRick Mock, Jack Mulhollen, Bruce Neville, Lori Perry, Lynne Rosati, Charles Rowland, Joan Satow, John Schlabaugh, Thomas Schroeder, Thomas SorrellJennnifer Sowders, Jeff StahlerCarol Stevens, Sharon Stolzenberger, Jeff SuntalaRichard Surowicz, Barrett Taylor, Tom Tindira, Deborah Ward, Dennis Zimmerman.

Media support is provided by CD92.9CitySceneOhio Channel, Ohio Magazine, and WCBE 90.5 FM


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Images From the Exhibition:

    Watercolor Ohio 2022


Riffe Gallery Hours:
July 30 – Oct. 7, 2022
Tues. – Fri. 
Noon - 5 p.m.

Hours subject to change based on CDC and state guidelines. Closed for all state holidays. 

All programming remains free and online unless otherwise noted. Please prepare to follow all Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts guidelines for masks and social distancing. 

Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby
77 S. High St, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3414


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