Greater Columbus

Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) present Greater Columbus: The 2018 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition, on view May 18 – August 26, 2018. Greater Columbus will be presented in the expansive upstairs galleries of the Museum’s Margaret M. Walter Wing.

 Highlighting the outstanding talent and ability of central Ohio artists, the exhibition includes work by the recipients of the Art Council’s 2017 Individual Artist Fellowships including Cody Heichel, Dareen Hussein, Luke Stettner, and Carmen Winant. Greater Columbus features their work alongside two artists, Melinda Rosenberg and Carol Snyder, who were selected for residencies in Dresden, Germany as part of the Arts Council’s Artist Exchange Program. Working in various media, from ceramics and works on paper to sculptural installations, these artists represent a diverse range of practices fostered within the region’s artistic community. 

Through their partnership on this exhibition, CMA and the Arts Council support the arts and advance cultural development in the Columbus area. The Arts Council’s Individual Artist Fellowships program was established in 1986. Since the inception of the program, hundreds of artists have received awards in a variety of disciplines, including the visual arts, crafts, film and video, creative writing, music composition and choreography/movement arts.

Jurors for the 2017 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards were Rehema C. Barber, Director and Chief Curator of the Tarble Arts Center at Eastern Illinois University; Geof Oppenheimer, Associate Professor of Practice in the Arts at the University of Chicago; and Rob Teeters, Principal of Front Desk Apparatus in New York City.

Carmen Winant’s fellowship award is supported by Annie’s Fund, which recognizes outstanding artists working with the media and techniques associated with craft arts. Annie’s Fund, created in memory of surgeon, artist, and arts patron Anne Miller, celebrates Miller’s commitment to outstanding artists working in the medium.

Opening Reception
Thursday, May 17, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Join Columbus Museum of Art (CMA) and the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) for an Opening Reception celebrating the exhibition Greater Columbus 2018. Each year, CMA and Arts Council partner to present the work and creativity of outstanding Central Ohio artists. All are welcome. No reservations requested.

 About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council is funded by the City of Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council and businesses and individuals throughout the community. 

About the Columbus Museum of Art: Columbus Museum of Art creates great experiences with great art for everyone. Greater Columbus Arts Council, Nationwide Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, and the funds of the William C. and Naoma W. Denison, Frederic W. and Elizabeth E. Heimberger, Paul-Henri Bourguignon and Erika Bourguignon Fund for Visual Art, and Bette Wallach of The Columbus Foundation provide ongoing support. CMA, Schokko Café, and the Museum Store are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursday. Museum admission is $14 for adults; $8 for seniors and students 6 and older; and free for members and children 5 and younger. Special exhibition fees may also apply. General admission is free for all on Sundays. CMA charges a flat rate of $5 for parking in the Museum’s East Gay lot. CMA members park for free. For additional information, call 614.221.6801 or visit

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Media Contact: Melissa Ferguson, 614.629.0306,

Image: Carmen Winant, A World Without Men, Moca Cleveland, 2015. Found images and tape, 22×30 feet. Courtesy of the artist.