Art of Recovery – Nov 2019

Road to Glory #2Road to Glory is donated to the Art of Recovery 2019 auction at the Columbus Museum of Art. Proceeds will help sustain the Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) Gallery and SEEN Studios of Columbus, Ohio.

Fresh A.I.R. Gallery is a project of Southeast Healthcare that exhibits the works of individuals affected by mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. Through art, its artists educate the community and work to break down stigma of mental illness and substance abuse disorders by bringing focus to the artistic vision.

SEEN Studios provides a valuable resource for Fresh A.I.R. Gallery artists who seek a dedicated space to create and a clean, safe working environment. It also aims to facilitate artist development through workshops and discussions. SEEN Studios is a place for collaboration, artistic inspiration, and learning.

WHEN: Friday, November 1, 2019

  • VIP Sponsors Reception – 5pm–6pm
  • General Admission – 6pm–10pm

WHERE: Columbus Museum of Art,  480 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

For tickets and more information, see artofrecoverycolumbus.com



Beauty and Light – Solo Exhibition – Sept-Nov 2019

Freesia DelightYou are cordially invited to Beauty and Light, a solo exhibition of my paintings at The Ohio State University Faculty Club. Shown at the right is Freesia Delight (oil on board, 16″x 12″).

I paint because I love beauty and light. While we experience difficulties and pain in life, we can also have pleasure, respite, and joy in beauty. Inspiration comes when something remarkable catches my eye… I’ll think, “Wow, I want to paint THAT!” My oil paintings capture these visually unique moments to share with others. I’m often drawn to depicting light contrasting with darkness. I suppose this subconsciously symbolizes hope for me.

  • Reception: Friday, September 13, 2019, 6-8pm
  • Exhibit: September 10-November 1, 2019, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm


  • The Ohio State University Faculty Club,  181 South Oval Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43210.
  • Map & directions.
  • Phone: 614-292-2262

For more information about Art Within the Club, click here.

Addiction Studies Institute Exhibit – July 31-Aug 2, 2019

The Addiction Studies Institute is a national, multi-day conference in Columbus, Ohio focusing on addiction and substance use. The Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) Gallery was asked to curate an exhibit for the conference. This is a wonderful opportunity for professionals from around the country to see and learn about the artwork of individuals affected by addiction and substance use. I have been invited to submit my painting, Light Beyond the Darkness, which symbolizes my journey through my son’s addiction, mental illness & suicide.

WHEN: July 31-August 2, 2019

WHEN: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43215

Operation Monarch – Mar-May 2019

Orange Blaze ShadowsI’m honored to have two paintings juried in the Operation Monarch exhibit at the Cultural Arts Center in Columbus, Ohio. It addresses substance abuse, recovery and the role of art for individuals and families affected by addiction. It will include my painting Light Beyond the Darkness, which symbolizes my journey through my son’s addiction, mental illness & suicide.


  • Reception: Friday, April 5, 2019, 6-8pm
  • Exhibit: March 29 – May 11, 2019
  • HOURS: Mon. 1pm-4pm & 7pm-10pm
    Tue. -Thu. 9am-4pm & 7pm-10pm
    Fri.- Sat 9am-4pm
    Sunday – Closed



  • Cultural Arts Center,  139 W. Main Street, Columbus OH 43215.
  • Phone: 614-645-7047

For more information about Operation Monarch, click here.

Spring Fling – Mar-April 2019

Butchart Gardens (shown here), The Mediator, and Shy in the Shadows are included in the Spring Fling Fine Arts Exhibit offered by the Gateway Arts Council of Sidney, Ohio.


    • Exhibition – March 15 – April 12, 2019
    • Awards reception – Friday March 15, 2019, 6-8pm
    • Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm



  • Gateway Arts Council Gallery, 216 N. Miami Ave., Sidney OH 45365
  • Phone: 937-498-2787

WAAL Exhibit – Jan-Feb 2019

MattMatt is included in Worthington Area Art League (WAAL) Exhibit at the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery.


  • Exhibition – January 11-February 23, 2019
  • HOURS:
    Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri – 10am – 5pm
    Thursday – 10am – 8pm
    Saturday – 11am – 4pm
    Closed Sundays and state holidays



  • Vern Riffe Center for Government & the Arts, First Floor Lobby,
    77 S. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Phone: 614-728-2239

Art for Life – Sept. 2018

River ReflectionsRiver Reflections is juried in and donated to the Art for Life 2018 auction at the Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio to raise funds for Equitas Health. Its mission is to be the gateway to good health for those at risk or affected by HIV/AIDS, for the LGBTQ community, and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home.

WHEN: Saturday, September 15, 2018, 7:00 pm

WHERE: Columbus Museum of Art,  480 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

For more information, see artforlife.arcohio.org.

“WAAL Inspired” – Sept-Oct 2018

Golden HourWAAL Inspiried, a Worthington Area Art League (WAAL) exhibition, includes Golden Hour (shown here) and Shy in the Shadows. Both won Honorable Mention awards.


  • Reception – Sunday Sept. 16, 2018, 2-4pm
  • Exhibition – September 12-October 21,2018

WHERE: The Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Dr., Hilliard, OH 43026

Phone: 614.451.3736

Hours: Sun. 7:00am-8:30pm, Mon.-Thurs. 7:30am-8:30pm, Closed Fri.-Sat.

For more information, see www.ualc.org/campuses

26th Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibit – Sept. 2018

MattMatt (shown here), and Otter Cove are accepted into the 26th  Annual Piqua Fine Art Exhibit of the Piqua Arts Council, Piqua, Ohio.

Matt won the Second Place Award in the Oils and Acrylics Category.


  • Awards Reception: September 6, 2018, 6-9pm.
  • Exhibition: September 7-28, 2018. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10:30am-5:30pm, Sat. 10:30am-4:00pm

WHERE: Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main Street, Piqua, OH 45356

Peggy McConnell Arts Center Faculty & Student Exhibit – Aug-Oct 2018

Road to Glory

Road to Glory study (shown here) and Pensive  are juried into the Peggy McConnell Arts Center’s Faculty and Student Exhibit.


  • Exhibition – August 16-October 14, 2018
  • Reception – August 16, 2018, 6:30-8:00pm



Peggy McConnell Arts Center
777 Evening Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085