Thursday, December 14, 2017

“ Celebrating The Banner Festival ” The YSAC Permanent Collection Local Art History Series

Presented by the YS Arts Council and the YS Arts & Culture Commission
Hosted by the Village of Yellow Springs at the John Bryan Community Center
January 19th-June 30th
Opening Reception January 19th 6-9 pm.
7 pm. Banner Festival Panel Talk:
 with Maxine Skuba, Beth Holyoke,
Katherine Merrill and Terri Schoch
Banner Slides created by Irwin Inman
Banner Festival Video created by Susan Gartner
Live Music-Mitch Coleman on Keyboard

The Banner Festival was a beloved Public Art tradition in Yellow Springs for many years. The Banners graced our downtown streets with color, humor and beauty.  Many local artists created unique banners, year after year. How did it start?  How did it keep going for so many years?  Will there be another Banner Festival?  Come hear the stories, see pictures of banners from across the years and see up close some of the original banners that still exist.

“Conceived by local artist Maxine Skuba as a way to brighten the downtown area during the gray winter months, and also as a means for individuals to create and display public art.  Each year a wide range of towns-people-both artists and non artists, school children and senior citizens - designed and sewed banners for this event.”

On the 19th, we will also be joyfully announcing our new home base for the YSAC Permanent Collection-The John Bryan Center!  We will be showing off the new work donated in 2017 to this very special local art collection.  Come meet the Artists and see the new art in the collection.  Refreshments will be served.
We would like to invite anyone who made a banner to come and share your stories and memorabilia at the reception on the 19th.  If you have a banner that you made for the Festival that you would like to loan for the show please contact Nancy Mellon, We need banners by January 14th. You can drop them off on January 13th or 14th  from 1-4 at the YSAC Gallery.  We will ask you to fill out a short form.  They will be up at the John Bryan Community Gallery from January 19th-June 30th.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Holiday Art Jumble at the Yellow Springs Arts Council

Holiday Art Jumble
A Fundraiser for the YS Arts Council Community Gallery
presented by the 
Yellow Springs Arts Council
November 18th- December 31st
(Open during Gallery Open Hours:
 Wednesday-Sunday 1-4, closed on Nov. 23rd )
Location: YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

 "I was in the gallery last night for a meeting and I SO LOVED the Jumble. This is the best of what this holiday season should be - well loved items in search of new homes. The items have so much character and history, and patina. Being there actually inspired in me some seasonal cheer. I am going back (and searching for my own treasures to donate). Thanks so much for restoring my spirit."
Quote by Dennie Eagleson about the 2016 Jumble

Starting November 18th, Enjoy all the surprises you can find at the Holiday Art Jumble. You never know what you will find because we never know what will be donated!

But two things we can tell you, this year we will have a raffle for jewelry and a silent auction for a quilt by Textile Artist, Marianne Rabb Britton.

Even after the Jumble opens on the 18th, more Art and hand made Crafts and totally cool 'arty' things arrive on our doorstep all month long. (Thanks to all the artists and art lovers in Yellow Springs!) So keep dropping by to see what's new!
We keep adding goodies and pricing it low.  We want the Jumble to feel like a treasure hunt, for you to have fun and find a wonderful bargain.  And while having fun you are helping to support the arts in Yellow Springs. What a great way to shop!

November 17th  6-9 p.m.
for Arts Council Members
We open the doors for our “Sneak Peek” sale
Enjoy Tea and Cookies and hunting for Treasures
At the YSAC Gallery
111 Corry St., Yellow Springs

Become a member today at:  

Monday, August 28, 2017

Yellow Springs Arts Council Presents "Femina Magicae"

Art by 
Deja Freeman and Madeleine  Magill
September 15th-October 22nd
Opening Reception September 15th 6-9 p.m.
Closing Reception Oct 20th 6-9 p.m. 

From Life, Dreams,
Rare and Mysterious Animals and Other Oddities

Two young, women Artists
expressing their “greatest, most magical joys and deepest traumas”  through Art.

Deja Freeman is a mixed media artist from Columbus, Ohio.  She works primarily on wood (often in the form of cigar boxes)  She is particularly drawn to interesting textures and heavy, woman-centered themes.
“My art is inspired by my own deepest traumas and my greatest, most magical joys. Through painting, I am able to process and communicate my feelings about those experiences. Each piece is highly personal to me- like a journal. The work in this show deals with identity and the growing pains of evolving from the younger, less tired version of myself, to who and what I am now; a wife, a mother, a transplant from a city to a very small town… Coupled with the realities of anxiety and depression, what does that evolution look and feel like? What pieces of myself can I or should I keep, and what pieces have I now outgrown?” 

Madeleine Magill is primarily a painter, although she routinely extends her essence beyond the canvas, into photography and sketches, Madeleine's artwork represents mystery and unknown oddities. Her canvases are full of medieval worlds, as well as rare and mysterious animals. Her paintings are intense, portraying emotions from euphoric to deeply agitated.  Raised in the Mountains of Colorado, she developed a deep love for nature and exploring it. Each paintings is an adventure to itself, within worlds we only realize through dreams.

Reception September 15th 6-9 pm.
 At the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry St.

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