Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Tickets for the 2017 Yellow Springs Art House Hop

For more information please check in below, tickets can also be purchases online.

Art House-Hop

A self- guided tour of Yellow Springs private art collections featuring some special gardens too! $15 per person (children 12 and under free) PayPal button on right - Before June 25th, you will be able to pick up your brochure with a map from 1-4 p.m. during Open Gallery Hours at the YSAC Gallery.

Friday, May 26, 2017

YSAC Permanent Collection at Antioch University Midwest : Beth Holyoke

The Yellow Springs Arts Council is proud to present it's newest piece in it's extensive collection, a ceramic work by Beth Holoyoke.
"Family of Refugees"
Ceramic, gold paint
 ©2016 Beth Holyoke

The plate is one in a series of works that Beth exhibited at the Dayton International Peace Museum in 2016.  Beth and her friend, Kaethi Seidl, spent a month helping out at a Greek Refugee Camp in 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Yellow Springs Open Studios 2017 : Call for Artists

Call For Artists
The Yellow Springs Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce present
Yellow Springs Open Studios 2017

Yellow Springs Open Studios | October 21 & 22, 2017 - 10AM to 5PM

FIND IT HERE Yes it's true, Yellow Springs IS an art town, overflowing with wonderful artists! Now is your opportunity to meet some of them. Spend a laid-back day in our delightful, quirky town or in the beautiful countryside discovering where the artists work and how they do it!

Yellow Springs area artists are invited to open their studios for visitors October 21st and 22nd, 2017 from 10 am-5 p.m. for the second annual Yellow Springs Open Studios.   Visitors will be guided on the free tour by an online or printed guide with a map, which will show the studios locations and descriptions of the work.  
Who may apply:  
Artists with a studio within a 3 1/2 mile radius - the Yellow Springs Train Station is the center of the radius. All displayed artwork must be original in design and produced by the artist applying.  Artists need to pay the listing fee and be a member of Arts Council.
Group studios may apply. The group studio must be within the 3 ½ mile radius.  Each artist in the group needs to apply individually, pay the listing fee and be a member of Arts Council.
Artists with studios may have Guest Artists .  Guest Artists must fill out a separate application, stating which studio they are a guest artist at, pay the listing fee and be a member of Arts Council.
No Dealers or Agents

How To Apply:
Applications for artists are available on line at: 
Or paper applications for artists are available at: the YSAC Community Gallery, 111 Corry Street Wednesday-Sunday 1-4, (except during the week before 3rd Friday when we are closed due to hanging a new show)
And at the Chamber Office in the Yellow Springs Station.
Mail paper applications and checks made out to YSAC to:  Yellow Springs Arts Council, P.O. Box 459, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 45387

Participants pay a fee of $50.00 for a listing in the Yellow Springs Open Studios 2017 guide and the 2017 online listings at the event web site.  All participants must be current members of the Arts Council (or pay the annual membership of $30.00).  There is no commission on work sold during the event.
Deadline for applications is July 1st, 2017.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Afternoon Tea with the Fashion Gang

Afternoon Tea with the Fashion Gang
May 30th, 2-5 pm, 
At the YSAC Community Gallery
$20 admission -all proceeds going to the YSAC -

Have Afternoon Tea with the fashion gang
 and explore the vital importance of accessorizing your "look".

 From last year's highly popular Historical Clothing Series,
Deb Henderson, Bette Kelley, Bill White and Celise McKee
are coming back to talk about clothing accessories,
both historical and current.

Wear all the bling you want - hats, scarves, jewelry, gloves, belts, shoes, and jackets!
Sue Hawkey, our Tea Party Expert is hosting the scrumptious Afternoon Tea.
At the end of the Historical Clothing series last year, no one wanted it to end.  The participants insisted that there needed to be a Tea with everyone wearing their favorite clothes. They wanted more time with and more information from the clothing experts who had imbued the whole series with their high spirits and charm.
"Just a quick note to tell you how VERY much I enjoyed the Tuesday "workshop" at the Arts Council gallery.  I can imagine how much time and work went into developing the clothing displays and the talks -- they were terrific.  All of the presenters were so knowledgeable, informative and fun - the afternoon bubbled with the enthusiasm and love of each one's particular area of interest.  Looking forward to another Tuesday with you all."  Phyllis

Join us on Tuesday May 30th for Afternoon Tea With the Fashion Gang

To reserve your spot go to: or mail in your check to Yellow Springs Arts Council, P.O. Box 459, YSO, 45387

Friday, March 24, 2017

Bosom Buddies Exhibit at Yellow Springs Arts Council

“Bosom Buddies”
A Journey Through Breast Cancer
Presented by the Jafagirls
April 21st-May 14th
Bosom Buddies Website
 Two friends and invited guests (the artists invite the public to participate with art, mementos, poetry, pictures, and stories) share how a diagnosis of cancer affects patients, friends and family. This an exploration of the creative ways they have dealt with the roller coaster of emotions: of fear, anger, grief, bewilderment and joy.

 Boob Print by Nancy Mellon
The JafaGirls, have an art partnership and friendship that began in 2005 in Yellow Springs, Ohio. A love of arts and crafts has been a lifetime passion for artists Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon.  At a Yellow Springs Arts Council meeting,  they discovered a mutual joy for creating art mischief together, along with a desire to spread the word about local arts, artists and community.  Part of their creative endeavors took the form of Yarn Bombing.  They created public, textile, art installations on trees, poles, fences and benches.

On January 21st 2016 after a suspicious mammogram, Corrine Bayraktaroglu was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  In an effort to help her friends and family help her as well as put everyone at ease, Corrine asked them to create textile boobs for a series or yarnbombed trees outside her house. She wanted something to make her smile. Her friends were delighted to be a given a joyful way to help and the boobs rolled in. They came through the mail, they were hand delivered, they were even tossed out of passing cars. They were made by friends, family and strangers that heard her call.
Lost Bear with donated textile boobs

Corrine also created a blog page called c.central as a way to keep track, share the different stages of the journey and share art created during this time.

A lot of the art created during this time, by Corrine and friends will be included in the show.

The public is encouraged to bring their written stories, pictures and memento's of their or their loved one's journey through cancer, to add to the sharing space during the reception or during any Open Gallery hours during the run of the show. The sharing space is for people who have had cancer of any kind and their family and friends.
Close up of shadow box by Karen and William Evertson

The pick up dates for pieces left in the sharing space, is May 13th 1-4 or 14th 1-6 p.m. Or they can make a copy/reproduction/photo of any beloved momento to leave so that you don't need to pick it up. Please put contact info on the back of any piece that you plan on picking up and sign the Shared Story List.

Please join the Jafagirls for the Bosom Buddies reception
 on April 21st. 6-9 p.m.
Open Gallery hours: Wednesday-Sunday 1-4 p.m.
At the Yellow Springs Community Gallery

111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 2017 Art Around Yellow Springs, Ohio

Nancy and I took a quick art walkabout yesterday in our wee village, alas we couldn't get ALL the town covered.

Musician, Artist and Writer

Jim Rose Marionettes
Yellow Springs Senior Center
The amount of detail in these Marionettes made by Jim Rose is stunning.

Erin Smith
This is a huge painting at John Bryan Community Center and it is magnificent.

For more info on shows please visit
Yellow Springs Arts Council
Yellow Springs News (print only)
Yellow Springs Art Exchange

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Yellow Springs Arts Council Giving Tuesday

Donate on Giving Tuesday, November 29th
The Yellow Springs Arts Council supports local arts infrastructure through program opportunities, publicity, education, fiscal sponsorship, advocacy, and coordinated partnerships across the community. Each year the YSAC supports over 200 local creative workers. The organization began in the 1950's as the Yellow Springs Arts Association. In 1972 it incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit and adopted the full name, Yellow Springs Arts Council.

YSAC is a member organization and relies on membership dues and donations. The organization is also supported through grant writing and fundraising projects. artists, appreciators, and supporters of all arts disciplines are welcome and encouraged to participate in the organization. Our programs are accessible to YSAC members, local citizens and visitors through free offerings and ticketed events.

The Yellow Springs Arts Council strives for wide cultural participation in our efforts to meet the needs of the community. YSAC does not discriminate on basis of age, ability, background, culture, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or economic circumstance. Through an inclusive practice, we aim to reflect our wider community and promote positive attitudes about similarities and differences with all participants and visitors. 

Give to the Yellow Springs Arts Council on Giving Tues, November 29th, 2016
and become a MEMBER


that best expresses the value you receive from the Yellow Springs Arts Council and join us in supporting the arts here in Yellow Springs. To join by mail, print a membership form and send the completed form with your check or credit card information to The Yellow Springs Arts Council, PO Box 459, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.