Marc Caren STREAM NEAR YELLOW SPRINGS-c2012-Oil on canvas

Ohio Plein Air Society Biennial Juried Exhibition


Plein Air is a term derived from the French phrase “en plein air,” which literally means “in the open air.” These artists, painting in the open air, are particularly interested in the influence of the changing light outdoors. This year’s exhibition is comprised of paintings from the Plein Air Society executed at specific sites, during specific seasons and times of day, illustrating new ways to see our State.

Opening Reception: Dec 1, 2012, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Guided Gallery Tour with Museum curator and OPAS artists:
Dec 6, 2012, 6pm – 7pm
Paint In with OPAS Painters: Dec 8, 2012, 9am – 5pm

Jack Earl: Modern Master – A Retrospective


An Ohio treasure, Jack Earl’s ceramic sculpture transforms the everyday into the extraordinary. With his keen sense of humor and exceptional craftsmanship, Jack depicts the people and places in his life as engaging, magical tableaus and sculptures. Mothers, icons, and men with dogs courting, we see humanity and relationships laid out before us. Regional references, family values, and wit combine to make this clay work universally appealing.

66th Annual Members’ Exhibition 2012

May 28-Jul 10, 2012

The Springfield Museum of Art is proud to showcase the talent of our Museum membership in this annual exhibition. Open to all current Museum members, this exciting exhibit includes work in ceramics, glass, painting, watercolor, mixed media, photography and sculpture. It is an opportunity for the community not only to exhibit their skills, but also an excellen chance to collect top quality work from local artists.

Full Deck: A Short History of Skate Art

May 26-Sep 2, 2012

This exhibition presents an anthology of skate art from the 1960s to the present, including approximately 275 skateboards, skate decks, and original artwork. These eye-catching images are one of the purest forms of self-expression: highly personal and created without boundaries – like skateboarding itself.