Monday, September 17, 2018

Urban Sketching Class at Art Academy with Mark Willenbrink

Race Street by Mark Willenbrink
Art Academy of Cincinnati- Introduction to Urban Sketching

A few seats are still available! Beginning this coming Saturday, September 22, I will be teaching the Introduction to Urban Sketching Class at the AAC. As we sketch at various locations throughout the next six weeks, we will be learning drawing principles and techniques including shading and perspective. Hope to see you there! ~Mark

Class meets for 6 Saturdays
September 22nd-October 27th
9:30am-12:00 noon

Please visit for more information and sign up

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cincinnati Comic Expo

This year's poster art by David Michael Beck, God of Art
The Cincinnati Comic Expo is September 14th - 16th. Many local illustrators will be there. Stop by and say hi!

David Michael Beck: 432
Tim Fuller: B24
Joe Slucher: C14-C15
William Grapes: B1
Emily 'Danger' Thompson: C9
Barry Munden: Star Wars Zone Managing the Trench Run
Dylan Speeg and Jay Kalagayan: 519
The Art Academy of Cincinnati: 136

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

OPEN SOURCE 1.1 Exhibition at The Carnegie

Open Source is a new paradigm for a gallery exhibition that invites guest curators to engage with artists to present objects and installations in a continuously evolving gallery environment.
David Hartz will be exhibiting 15 drawings from his Pareidolia: Cloudscape series among many other participating artists. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

The heART of South Africa!

Message from Kelly Lyles - artist in Seattle. Friend of David Hartz
 Join me on a trip to South Africa. We are arriving at the same time as the CAPETOWN ART FAIR, visiting artists studios, curators and museums, even private collections in the majesty of  Capetown, Johannesburg & the Winelands . Like all WTE-USA (World Trade Exchange) adventures it’s 100% inclusive (except airfare, & an optional 4 day safari). Feb 10th-23rd, 2019 (but register by September);  art-focused, but all are welcome . For more info click on:

Friday, August 3, 2018

Craig Boldman at Middletown Arts Center

Craig Boldman has a show at Middletown Arts Center

130 W. Verity Parkway Middletown, OH 45042
Opening is Friday, August 3rd 6:00-8:00PM

It is folded into another event, the Betty Hughes Memorial Exhibition which will be in the main gallery while Craig be in the front gallery.
The event is here:

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Domination Illustration at Clermont College

Artists: David Michael Beck, Linda Bittner, Sarah Rocheleau, Tim Fuller and Christina Wald

The show, which was curated by local professional children’s book illustrator Christina Wald, will feature Wald’s work alongside that of accomplished illustrators David Michael Beck, who is acclaimed worldwide for his contributions to the “Star Wars” mythos; wildlife illustrator Linda Howard Bittner; comic illustrator Tim Fuller, who won a Larry award for Best Comic 2015 at the W. Va. comic convention Tricon; and Sarah Rocheleau, who received the Award for Excellence in the Visual from the Independent College and Universities of Ohio in 2009.

“Illustration is a wondrous profession where any given day you might illustrate spaceships, animals, maps or super heroes,” said Wald, who has illustrated more than 50 children’s books. “Illustrators make worlds and stories come to life.”

The Park National Bank Art Gallery is located in the Snyder Building on the UC Clermont College campus in Batavia at 4200 Clermont College Drive. Summer gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more than 20 years, the spacious 1,000-square-foot gallery has offered visual art exhibits open to UC Clermont students, faculty, staff and the general public.

New Cincinnati Illustrators Blog image

Thanks Chuck Rekow and John Maggard for the amazing new CI Blog banner!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Carol Tyler Book Launch at Shake It Records

Join acclaimed cartoonist Carol Tyler for a book launch and signing of her new graphic memoir, Fab4 Mania! The evening will feature a reading, signing, and some Beatles tribute performances!

Told in the voice of its 13-year-old author, Fab4 Mania is an illustrated facsimile of the diary that Carol Tyler kept throughout 1965. It recreates the exhilaration and excitement of Beatlemania at its height, culminating in her trip to Chicago on August 20th to see the Beatles in concert.

The Chicago Tribune is calling Fab4 Mania "a remarkable act of cultural reporting" and "among this year’s best books."

The event is at 7pm, June 29th.

More info:

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Urban Sketching Class with Jeb Brack and Robin Ewers Carnes

Article about the new Cincinnati Chapter in the International Urban Sketchers newsletter
We recently started an Urban Sketchers group in Cincinnati. It is a great way to get out and enjoy the architecture and landscape of the city.

Since some people that join us are interested in more instruction, we are excited that we have classes and workshops lined up.

Robin Ewers Carnes and Jeb Brack are teaching a Saturday class this summer at the Art Academy.

Sign up here:

Introduction to Urban Sketching June 23rd - July 28th 
Urban Sketching is an art movement that has swept the world in the last 10 years. Urban Sketchers gather together to sketch what they see in their city or in places they visit, posting the results online for all to see, and now you can join them! This class will help beginning sketchers learn about materials and techniques as we visit locations around Cincinnati to draw what we find. We'll cover topics like color and value, perspective, composition, and sketching people.

Cincinnati City Hall by Robin Ewers Carnes
 We also have workshops planned at Plaza soon so stay tuned!

Join our Facebook group for the latest news!

We are also on Twitter and Instagram.

Sketchers on Woodburn in Walnut Hills
Urban Sketchers booth at the Wyoming Art Show
Our next outing is in OTR, Saturday June 16th. 


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Chro-Ma Gallery show opeing June 7th

Check out the work of Kim Rae Taylor, Michael Coppage, Aaron Delamarte and Michael Stillionat 1628 Ltd. opening June 7th at 6pm.

Monday, April 30, 2018

May the Fourth Episode III

This has become a Cincinnati illustrator premiere event! Art from CF Payne, David Michael Beck, Jim Effler, Carl Samson, Richard Luchek, Kevin Necessary, Christina Wald, Amy Bogard, Sarah Rocheleau, Anthony "Tank" Mansfield, Sara Leah Miller, Jaimie Filer, Tim Fuller, Michael Colbert, Chris Reiff and many more!

Hope to see you there!

Yoda vs. Darth Vader by David Michael Beck
Corellian Cockpit by Sarah Leah Miller

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

For those that might be interested or especially those that teach and want to share with their students.
It's Back!...Our one day airbrush workshop has returned to our Tri-County Mall studio. If you have ever wanted to try this unique form of art, this is your chance. Call us (513-671-0758) or email us ( today to reserve your spot in our Saturday June 16th workshop.