Ohio Plein Air Society Exhibition Opening Reception and Holiday Art Fair and Sale

Art Fair and Sale: 9am-5pm; Reception: 5:30-7:30, Saturday, Dec 6, 2014

The Ohio Plein Air Society painters selected to focus on the “prairies” of Ohio over the past year and a half. Many think of prairies as being limited to the Plains states, however much of Ohio was once covered by sweeping expanses of tall grasses, few trees, and low, rolling hills. In the exhibition, you will see paintings of swaths of land from along the interstate highways, the gentle hills of Champaign County, and the grassy fields that now grow soy beans and corn to feed the world – these are all prairies of Ohio.

A special one-day art fair and sale on Saturday, Dec 6 from 9am-5pm
will feature original work by Ohio Plein Air Society artists available for sale, along with notecards, prints, and a limited number of a one-of-a-kind cut glass holiday ornaments etched with the winning design from one of the Plein Air Society artists. Free and open to the public.

The reception, from 5:30-7:30 will feature jazz standards and holiday selections by Studio 3, a Columbus-based jazz quartet, and is free to SMoA and OPAS members; $5 to non-members.


Promise Neighborhood Exhibition: Caring for Myself – Caring for My World

Nov 19, 5-7pm

As part of the Springfield Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the FIJI house, visit the Springfield Museum of Art for the Promise Neighborhood exhibit, Caring for Myself – Caring for My World.

The exhibit resulted from a July 2014 two-week museum residency with Lincoln Promise Neighborhood conducted by the Springfield Museum of Art. It showcases student paintings, museum self-portraits, personal writing and project photographs.

Students visited the museum galleries for inspiration and worked with museum educator, Deb Housh, to create these works of art about their multi-faceted community.

Also on display at the museum are Compelled: Folk Art & Vision, our Interactive Art Lab and other exhibits. The museum is located at 107 Cliff Park Road, a short walk from the FIJI house. Join us after dinner on November 19, anytime from 5-7pm to support academic and social success though the arts.

This special opportunity is free to all participants of the Community Thanksgiving Dinner.


Come Find Art! – Art Days for Kids

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014, 2-3:30pm

“Art” is hiding amongst the art in the museum. Find him with your child to start a conversation about art. Pick up one of our family guides to start the discussion.

Sunday, Nov 30, 2014, 2-3:30pm

Admission for these events is free thanks to our sponsors. We’ll see you at the Museum!
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45th Annual Art Ball

45th Annual Art Ball

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

A splendid time was had by all at the 45th Annual Art Ball. Just have a look!

Presenting Sponsor: Presenting Sponsor Security National Bank

Additional Sponsors:
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