Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Courtroom Illustrations by Marlene Steele to be featured on 48 Hours

Check out courtroom sketches by Marlene Steele of the Linda Sturmer Murder Appeal aired on CBS 48 Hrs Feb 1st 10 pm. The murder conviction case is being appealed in 6th circuit court of Appeals!


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

David Hartz Presentation on Fire Sculpture

Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7–8 p.m.
David Hartz Presentation on Fire Sculpture 
Thursday, August 1, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Castellini Room, Ground Floor
David Hartz will present a visual history of his fire sculpture in conjunction with the special exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. He will discuss his evolution as a fire artist from his 1976 solo exhibition, Five Small Fires, to serving as leader of the USA team at the 2014 World Fire Sculpture Championship in Latvia. Hartz has created fire sculptures and fire events for numerous Burning Man festivals in Nevada, and produced burning sculptural pieces for festivals and competitions in Seattle, Washington; Edmonton, Canada; Vancouver, British Columbia; Innsbruck, Austria; Ischgl, Austria; Lejre, Denmark; Tallinn, Estonia; and Riga, Latvia. Take this rare opportunity to see and learn more about this remarkable, yet little known, art medium. Hartz is currently associate professor of electronic media at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College. 


Monday, June 10, 2019

Cincinnati Illustrators Lunch Wednesday June 12, 2019

While Christina is in Norway, she asked me to post the lunch meetings. This week we will meet at Slatts in Blue Ash.

Here is a link to the website

Please come and bring some art or illustration to share with everyone else.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

OPEN SOURCE 1.4 at The Carnegie Reception Friday, May 31, 2019 5-8 pm

The OPEN SOURCE 1.4 exhibition reception at The Carnegie in Covington will be on Friday May 31, 2019. David Hartz will have drawings in new curatorial directions for this show.

The Carnegie Galleries will host a reception for Open Source 1.4, the final installment of Open Source, a series of rotating installations and objects selected by a fluid team of curators, artists, collectors, writers, critics, and community organizers from across the region.

The final installation of the exhibition will begin with a reception on Friday, May 31. During the reception, Take a Moment (Jon Flannery + Joe Walsh) will have a live screen printing workshop where attendees can purchase pieces made on Friday evening.

This year's GSA artists Daisy Slucher, Travis Sparks, and Anya Zalewski will be in attendance and on hand to answer audience questions.

Curators: Jessica Caponigro, Matt Coors, Annie Dell’Aria, Matt Distel, Sso-rha Kang, Sarabel Santos Negron, Linda Schwartz, Maria Seda-Reeder, Sarah Rose Sharp, C.M. Turner, and Cori Wolff

Exhibiting Artists: Josh Azzarella, Scottie Bellissemo, Keith Benjamin, Bruce Bennett, Britni Bicknaver, Andrew Cozzens, Joomi Chung, Sky Cubacub, Elese Daniel, Curtis Davis, Brian Dooley, Lizzy Duquette, Ryan Fabel, Tracy Featherstone, Jon Flannery + Joe Walsh, Meri Jayne Fleisch, Llewelynn Fletcher, Forealism Tribe, Joe Girandola, Alexa Hamilton, David Hartz, Hannah Hersko, Andrew Hostick, Intermedio, Hannah Ireland, Alison Jardine, Kelly Kroener, Jon Lanzador, Thaniel Ion Lee, Joel McDonald, Lorena Molina, Jack Nichols, Sabrina Pachla, Jamie Payne, Harry Sanchez, Jr, Christian Schmit, Judith Scott, Daisy Slucher, Travis Sparks, Tyler Spohn, Brenda Tarbell, Erin Taylor, Aubrey Theobald, Peter Van Hyning, Joey Versoza, Cathrine Whited, Lindsey Whittle, David Wischer, C. Jacqueline Wood, Sherri Lynn Wood, Anya Zalewski

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Fourth Biennial Faculty and Staff Exhibition, UCBA Gallery

David Hartz will exhibit three artworks in the Fourth Biennial Faculty and Staff Exhibition in the UCBA gallery. The Reception for the exhibition is this Friday, April 26, 2019 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. The UCBA gallery is located at the corner of Plainfiled and Cooper road in Blue Ash. Here is a link to the directions and information:

Friday, April 5, 2019


David Michael Beck is offering a MASTER ILLUSTRATION CLASS at
Art Academy of Cincinnati Community Education Master Workshop Series-Painting & Technique with David Michael Beck Community Education at the Art Academy of Cincinnati will present "Painting & Technique", a part of the Master Workshop Series, with AAC Professor David Michael Beck. Join an intimate group at the Academy's historic OTR location where students will learn directly from the beloved Cincinnati Fine Artist & Illustrator. Workshop #1 June 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 3.0 hours Evening, 6:00-9:00 Class is limited to 20 students. Painting & Technique ( Traditional Landscape, Urban Landscape & Contemporary Narrative) Description: In this intensive workshop, painters will have an opportunity to study complex theory and composition impact. The course will include teacher demonstrations of technique highlights and references for further independent study. Concentration is on illustrative method of painting and the introduction of specific color and glazing technique. Nuances demonstrated in this intimate setting include perspective, contrast, color theory, glazing, monochromatic tonal grisaille painting, deep space scenarios and quick tips to economize time. Level: Advanced Previous painting experience is essential. Students are required to bring their finished drawing on the their selected substrate, so they are prepared to begin the painting process during the first class session. Materials Required: Final drawing on canvas, linen, wood panel, or illustration board. Oil and acrylic paints, brushes, pallet, solvent, (mineral spirits, turpentine), etc. ALL materials necessary to complete a painting independently. Easels will be provided,...no other materials. Register now SPACE IS LIMITED! www.artacademy.edu Community Education, Adult Classes

Friday, March 29, 2019

Saw this past weekend in the NY Times the sad news of the passing of David Palladini...we all looked at this guy a LOT on school back in the day - a tremendous talent.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


David Hartz will have 20 drawings of the Pareidolia: Rockface Series drawings in an exhibition titled, Open Source 1.3 at The Carnegie.
The opening is Friday, March 15, 2019 from 5pm - 8pm. A special performance by Sky Cubacub will happen at the opening.
The Carnegie is located at:
1028 Scott Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Whoops - just realized I forgot to post the new Heart Mini poster here. (Points for recognizing the vintage ships!)