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I hope to eventually add some of his amazing work to this post but unfortunately, his website is no longer active and I could not find anything.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

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!