Monday, January 7, 2019

Ral Buldhar: A Dungeons and Dragons Art Show

Art by John Sebastian

“At the confluence of The Cascades and the River Eyathyr, three great kingdoms also intersect. Between them all is a towering spire of rock, buttressed by enormous stone monoliths in the form of ancient giants. Atop this spire, creatures of all races meet to trade, negotiate, argue, and find their fortunes. This is Ral Buldhar, the City of Giants.”

In the summer of 2018, twelve writers, performers, and artists, strangers to each other, assembled in Cincinnati to undertake the adventure of a lifetime: a campaign of Dungeons and Dragons. Split evenly into two tables of six, this group of met weekly for three months to roll dice, role play, laugh, and explore Ral Buldhar - where fate had greatness in store for each of them.

On January 11th, we invite you to the opening of an art show made up of work from their experience playing together.

Performances: TBA

Art by Christina Wald

The Game Masters: Jeb Brack & Alexa Justice

The Players: Aiesha Little, Anissa Pulcheon, Christina Wald, Gabrielle Lanza, Geoffrey Woolf, Jay B. Kalagayan, John Sebastian, L.D. Nehls, Marcus Donaldson, & Scott Holzman.

Chase Public
2826 Colerain

We also did a radio play and there is a lot of cool art!
Art by Anissa Pulcheon

Art by Jeb Brack

Monday, December 3, 2018

Illustrators Lunch Annual Christmas Party

The Illustrators Lunch Christmas party is this Saturday, December 8th at Brew House. Hope to see you there!

It is always a casual atmosphere where we eat, dink and share our work.

RSVP Here:

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Open Source 1.2 Exhibition at The Carnegie

David Hartz will be showing a series of 15 Cloudscapes this Friday, November 30, 2018 at The Carnegie gallery as part of the exhibition, "Open Source 1.2" This exhibition is a continuation of rotating installations and objects selected by a fluid team of curators, artists, collectors, writers, critics and community organizers from across the region.

One example of David Hartz's Cloudscape below:

Friday, November 23, 2018

Daryll Collins' 2018 Christmas Coloring Book

Daryll Collins' 2018 Christmas Coloring Book is now on sale! The theme, "If You Won't Kiss Me, COLOR ME!" Thirty two pages of Mistletoe Misfits for you to apply your artistic talents to! Order here Don't forget to type your personal sketch request for guy or gal under mistletoe. All for $8 plus shipping. What a deal! Limited numbers of last year's book are also available, $6 plus postage. Elf or reindeer sketch included.

Friday, November 16, 2018

John Kuyath

 John Kuyath was an excellent illustrator and attended lunches for many years.

Sadly, he passed away Sunday after a long battle with ALS.

Services will be held at Ascension and Holy Trinity, Saturday November 17 at 10:30

Gilligan Funeral Home handling arrangements. Donations can be made at

I hope to eventually add some of his amazing work to this post but unfortunately, his website is no longer active and I could not find anything. I will update when I can.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Joe Slucher Talk at The Art Academy

by Joe Slucher
Joe Slucher graduated from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2005 and began freelancing for the gaming industry afterwards. Joe is best known for his digital paintings of fantasy and surreal subjects. He loves to paint the drama involved in gaming art and enjoys the beautifully melancholy in his personal work. These days most of his art is created digitally using Paintstorm Studio and Adobe Photoshop. He has created artwork for roleplaying games, video games, card games, comics, books, and has art directed for companies. His most well known clients are Wizards of the Coast, and Valve Software.

Please RSVP. The talk is at the Art Academy Lecture Hall October 30th at 12:30.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Greenacres Artists Guild Opening October 26th

Join us for opening night of the sixth annual Greenacres Artists Guild Art Show: Art in the Making. This cocktail party is an opportunity to be the first to view and purchase the beautiful art created by some of Cincinnati's best artists and a chance to interact with the guild members in the gorgeous ambiance of the Greenacres Arts Center. 

Cincinnati artists include C. F. Payne, Linda Crank, Will Hillenbrand, Chuck Marshall, Loren Long, Carin Hebenstreit, Richard Luschek, Anne Geise, Jeff Morrow, Bruce Petrie and more.

Greenacres Artist Guild, 8255 Spooky Hollow Road in Indian Hill. 6-9pm

The event is free and open to the public. Hors d'oeuvres will be served throughout the evening and there will be a cash bar available. We ask that you kindly RSVP to assist us in our event preparation.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Books By the Banks 2018

Lots of great illustrators at Books By the Banks Saturday October 20th!

Check out Kevin Necessary, Will Hillenbrand, Jeffrey Ebbeler, Steve Harpster, Loren Long, Richard Cowdrey, Joe Sutphin, Rafael Rosado, Dylan Speeg, and Carol Tyler at the show this year!

10am to 4pm at the Duke Energy Convention Center

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


David Hartz will have a solo exhibition of 20 colored pencil drawings titled, "Pareidolia: Rockface Series" at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. The exhibition will be up until December 2018

Please check out the work if you are in the area.

Additionally, David Hartz has 15 graphite drawings titled, "Pareidolia: Cloudscape Series" in an exhibition titled, Open Source 1.1" at The Carnegie Gallery in Covington, Kentucky. This exhibition will be up until January 2019.

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.