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Call for Exhibition Proposals

John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Deadline: November 15, 2017

Notification of Selections: December 13, 2017

Gateway to the Arts is a collaboration between the Ohio Art League and John Glenn Columbus International Airport. Gateway to the Arts, an exhibition space located on the ticketing level of the airport, features the work of OAL members on a rotating basis. Each exhibition is on display for three months and will be viewed by thousands of visitors daily. Members are encouraged to propose either a solo exhibition or group exhibition with other OAL members.

Thanks to our partners at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport for providing Ohio Art League member artists the opportunity to exhibit their work to such a large international audience.

There is no fee to enter, but you must be an OAL member. Not a member? Join today!


Entries will be juried from digital submissions by a panel of peer jurors made up of one Ohio Art League member, one Ohio Art League board member and one representative of John Glenn Columbus International Airport.


The space is located at John Glenn International on the ticketing level in a side hallway near Max & Erma’s. The hallway has nine-foot-tall ceilings with chairs along the walls leaving about 73 inches of vertical height and a total of 113 linear feet to display your work. There is a professional mounting system in the hallway for hanging the art.

The hallway receives significant foot traffic during the week. In addition, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority will create an artist display board to accompany your exhibit. Selected artists will be asked to provide the airport authority with:

Artist bio

Artist’s website

Show statement or information about the artwork to be on display

Signed artist’s page of the contract


Visual artists, 18 years of age or older who live in the state of Ohio and are members of the Ohio Art League, are eligible for entry in the John Glenn Columbus International Gateway to the Arts.


The pieces being proposed do not have to all be in the exhibition, but must be indicative of your style, subject matter, and media.

Accepted file formats for images are jpeg or jpg.

Images should be formatted so the longest side is set at 1920 pixels and the resolution is 72 dpi. Please save images at the highest quality setting to ensure clear viewing of your work.

File names for all images should match the following: hamilton01.jpg, where “hamilton” is replaced with your last name and “01” is replaced with the appropriate entry number. Detail shots should be labeled hamilton01detail.jpg.

Please submit between five and ten samples that represent a cross section of the type of work you wish to display. Upload digital images and provide details of your artworks here.

Due to restrictions of displaying artwork at John Glenn International all art must be able to be hung from a tracking system. Video, installations and work that needs pedestals cannot be accepted.

All work must be wired on the back or otherwise configured for secure attachment to the provided hangers. We recommend that artists considering a proposal visit the airport to view the space.


Because of the exhibition location work must be suitable for all ages.

John Glenn Columbus International Airport and OAL reserve the right to refuse to display any accepted work for any reason.

Price your work with the understanding that OAL assesses a 30% sales commission.

Accepted artists grant permission to John Glenn International and OAL to use images of their work for promotional purposes.

All entries must be original works made in the past 3 years.

Submission of an entry shall constitute agreement on the part of the artist to all conditions set forth in this prospectus, including that images of your art and your biographical information may be used without restriction by the OAL and the Columbus Port Authority for the purpose of promoting the show (e.g., press releases, posters, internet promotion, grant requests and reports). .

No work previously exhibited in any OAL or OAL-sponsored show will be considered.

Once accepted, artists are responsible for installing their artwork. Times and dates of install shall be arranged between John Glenn Columbus International staff and artists.

All art must remain on display during the entire time of the exhibition.

Artists must provide the following six weeks prior to exhibition opening:

– 2 high resolution images (3MB) to be used to promote the exhibiton

– Exhibition title

– Exhibition description/statement

– Biography(ies)


Insurance – The John Glenn International Airport maintains a high-level of security during operating hours. However, neither the Columbus Regional Airport Authority nor the OAL can be held liable for damage to artwork during the course of this exhibition.

Sales – The OAL will charge a 30% commission on art sales, and work should be priced accordingly. Work not for sale should be marked NFS on the entry form.

The jury process is a closed and confidential process.



Tom Baillieul, OAL Board Member, at tbaillieul@gmail.com

(put “OAL Gateway” in the Subject line)

New Show from Travis Wall Dance Company SHAPING SOUND to Play the Palace November 4

Through his Emmy Award-winning work on “So You Think You Can Dance,” Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show in “Dance Reimagined,” which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Wall and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, “After the Curtain.” These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breathtaking, and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.

CAPA presents SHAPING SOUND at the Palace Theatre (34 W. Broad St.) on Saturday, November 4, at 8 pm. Tickets are $30-$76 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.


SHAPING SOUND was established in Los Angeles in 2012 with a focus on contemporary dance and choreographic artistry. Created by the 2015 Emmy Award winner (and six-time Emmy Award nominee) for Outstanding Choreography Travis Wall, along with partners Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, the company is an evocative collaboration by diverse artists who describe themselves as “visual musicians,” meaning their dance gives shape and form to sound. SHAPING SOUND has impacted audiences with a unique fusion of jazz, modern, and hip-hop choreography. The four young dancers broke into public awareness with the debut of their reality television series “All the Right Moves” on the Oxygen channel which followed them in their quest to launch the dance company. Since that time, they have been showcased on all of America’s popular prime-time dance, awards, entertainment, and music shows, including: “So You Think You Can Dance,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Glee,” and The 2013 Prime-Time Emmy Awards. They were featured in Carrie Underwood’s Grammy Award-winning music video “Something in the Water,” and are frequent guests on “The Ellen Show.”

About After the Curtain

Conceived and choreographed by Travis Wall, After the Curtain is the second show for the eclectic dance company, following on the heels of the spell-binding Dance Reimagined which toured North America for four years. Wall will dance in the show throughout the tour, and will be joined in various cities by his SHAPING SOUND co-founders Teddy Forance and Nick Lazzarini.

About SHAPING SOUND Artistic Director Travis Wall

Winner of the 2015 Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography, Wall was the runner-up for the FOX reality show “So You Think You Can Dance” (Season 2), and is currently a resident choreographer for the national dance competition show. He is a five-time Emmy nominated choreographer for his work on “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing with the Stars.” He choreographed the music video for Carrie Underwood’s “Something in The Water,” which won the CMT Video of the Year, as well as stage shows for Justin Bieber and Demi Lovato. Additional TV credits include choreographing the 82nd Academy Awards, Disneyland’s 60th Anniversary Special on ABC, the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and an episode of “Pretty Little Liars” featuring Maddie Ziegler. Feature film credits include choreography for The Wedding Ringer starring Kevin Hart, and the contemporary numbers for the feature film Step Up Revolution. He had the privilege of working with First Lady Michelle Obama on her Let’s Move Campaign where he created the GimmeFive routine that was performed on “Ellen” and at The White House. Travis teaches with NUVO Dance Convention. @TravisWall.

For more information, visit www.SHAPINGSOUNDCO.COM.


Columbus, OH (September 30, 2017) – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band regret to announce that tonight’s show at Nationwide Arena in Columbus must be rescheduled due to illness. Mr. Seger has a pinched vertebrae in his neck and is not able to perform tonight’s show.

A rescheduled date will be announced soon. Tickets for tonight’s concert will be honored for the new date.

JUST ANNOUNCED … CINCH WORLD’S TOUGHEST RODEO returns to Nationwide Arena-Saturday, January 20, 2018

at 7:30PM PRE-SHOW 6-7PM

Tickets start at just $23* plus applicable service charges

See special guest WILLIAM MICHAEL MORGAN in concert after the rodeo

Expect the unexpected when the 2018 Cinch World’s Toughest Rodeo National Tour returns to Nationwide Arena, January 20, 2018.

See fan favorite events: Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding and Bareback Riding with the top two competing in a thrilling Winner takes all Showdown Round. Cowgirls will compete in Women’s Barrel Racing.

Witness Mutton Bustin’ for the little buckaroos and be on hand for the unexpected from Manu Lataste, the ONLY professional bull jumper in the United States. New this year is Ryder Kiesner, 24-year-old comedy barrel man who has already won 2X World Champion All Around Western Performer, 4X World Champion Trick Roper, and 2X World Champion Gun Spinner. You’ve never seen anything like this lineup.

World’s Toughest Rodeo opens the arena for the FREE Preshow (with ticket) from 6-7PM as we invite you to “get down in the dirt” with interactive activities including pony rides, cowboy meet and greets, autographs & photos. Sit on Midnight the bull in the bucking chutes OR get up close and personal with behind the chutes tours.

Like us on Facebook and Save $5 at Facebook.com/worldstoughtestrodeo.

Tickets are family priced starting at just $23 and Kids tickets are always 1/2 price. Tickets GO ON SALE Friday, October 6 at 10AM at the Box Office, ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.

For more information visit www.wtrodeo.com or www.threehillsrodeo.com.

SIMPLY THREE to Perform Their New Twist on Classical Crossover at the Lincoln November 7

The electrifying trio of Glen McDaniel (violin), Nick Villalobos (bass), and Zack Clark (cello), together known as Simply Three, has been captivating audiences worldwide with their high-octane performances of instrumental music since 2010. Acclaimed as “having what it takes” (Boston Philharmonic) and “highly imaginative and well played” (Maine Today), Simply Three continues to receive praise for their ability to impress listeners with a multitude of genres that span from Puccini and Gershwin to Adele, Coldplay, and Michael Jackson. By reshaping convention through this style of genre hopping, the trio continues to seek the true essence of classical crossover with original works as well as innovative arrangements that showcase their technical virtuosity and heartfelt musicality.

CAPA presents Simply Three at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) on Tuesday, November 7, at 8pm. Tickets are $26.50 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000.

With an ever-growing online popularity, Simply Three is creating a renewed excitement for instrumental music through inventive music videos that have captured the hearts of millions of YouTube viewers across the globe.

Furthermore, their works have gained great critical recognition by publications such as The Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, and RyanSeacrest.com, as well as mainstream artists themselves. Chart-topping rockers OneRepublic praised Simply Three’s version of their hit single “Counting Stars,” exclaiming they “LOVE this ‘Counting Stars’ cover!” Additionally, GRAMMY®-nominated R&B sensation Janelle Monáe proclaimed the trio’s project of her hit singles “Cold War” and “Tightrope” to be “an honor” while making it a highlighted feature of her personal website.

Simply Three has old school training but a new school sound. Their quest to look beyond the scope of possibility has led them to collaborate with some of the world’s most creative musicians, including Kellindo Parker (Janelle Monáe) and Jeff Smith (M-Pact), in hopes of creating a new, fresh genesis for string playing. With this, the trio is able to merge shows into a unique synergy of thrilling performances and tone-rich sounds not soon to be forgotten.

About the Lincoln Theatre

First opened in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre is a landmark in African-American and jazz history. After undergoing a $13.5 million renovation funded by a partnership of public and private support, the Lincoln reopened in May 2009 as a multi-use, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center serving the diversity of the Columbus and central Ohio community. The Lincoln is a bustling hub of activity 365 days a year hosting performances, rehearsals, and classes in the performing arts, as well as a wide variety of community events such as film festivals, meetings, and receptions.

The Ohio Arts Council helped fund CAPA’s 2017-18 season with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. CAPA also appreciates the generous support of The National Endowment for the Arts, the Martha G. Staub and Willis H. Liggett Funds of The Columbus Foundation, and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

About CAPA

Owner/operator of downtown Columbus’ magnificent historic theatres (Ohio Theatre, Palace Theatre, Southern Theatre) and manager of the Riffe Center Theatre Complex, Lincoln Theatre, Drexel Theatre (Bexley, OH), Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts (New Albany, OH), and the Shubert Theater (New Haven, CT), CAPA is a non-profit, award-winning presenter of national and international performing arts and entertainment. For more information, visit www.capa.com.


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