Thursday, February 25, 2010

studio 313 is EVERYWHERE!

studio 313 artists are having a big month. Congratulations to Tim Freeman who won "Best of Show" for his platinum palladium photograph "2" in "Details" at the Color of Energy Gallery in Dayton, Ohio. The exhibition featured painting, sculpture, mixed media and photography and was juried by Judith Huacuja, Professor of Art History, University of Dayton. New artist photographer Kent Krugh's palladium on gold print was also juried into the exhibition. Tim, Kent and Lars Anderson are also showing bodies of work at the Iris Book Cafe, curated by William Messer, an international art critic specializing in fine art photography. Cindy O'Daniel's painting, "Bee Kissed Sweet Pea", received the cover of the March edition of SOKY Happenings, A Guide to What's Happening In And Around Bowling Green, Ky. Cindy is represented by Gallery 916 in Bowling Green. And Judi Parks' tattoo photography is opening March 6th at Newport's Art on the Levee Gallery.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Thank You for a Prosperous 2009!

 studio 313 artists would like to thank everyone for your loyal patronage and friendship which has enabled us to not only stay in business, but continue to provide you all with great art reasonably priced for your current budgets. 2009 has been a very rocky year for many folks, and especially artists businesses, and we have seen many artists leave the Pendleton.  

Our model has always been to create both long term and short term exhibits--a place where you can come and continue the dialog with artists who have been with us for years, and also meet artists who exhibit short term, so there is always new and exciting work available to you.

From the bottom of our hearts, we do believe that art heals--not only us, you and your family, but collectively heals the planet.  And with your help and support of our work, we believe that each of you brings healing energy to this alchemical mix when you visit us.

Here's wishing you, those you love, and those we have yet to meet, a joyous and prosperous 2010!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Recent Shows

Wow--it's been a really busy few months!  I had three palladium/platinum prints in the Kennedy Heights Art Center's ClickV competition, winning the "best of show" award, and an exhibition at Redtree Gallery in Oakley. This  photo, Eeyore, was accepted in an international competition at ROHO gallery and is now showing at Iris Book Cafe on Main Street. 

The biggest news. . .  this triptych, "Energy, Renewal, Stability", was accepted in an international competition at Jacksonville University in Florida, that will then travel to galleries in Florence, Italy and Paris, France.

All this while seeing scads of patients with flu in the office. Whew!

I really hope you can join us in studio 313  Friday night or Saturday afternoon for our Holiday Sale. It's such a great season to be with old friends and new acquaintances.

Happy holidays to all!

Posted by Tim Freeman 


Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Holidays from the Artists of studio 313!!

We wish you the best holiday
season EVER!

Tonight!! and Tomorrow!! Miniatures!!

This is one of the many miniatures available at tonight, tomorrow and at our Essex and Pendleton Holiday sales events.  

Starting at $20.00 each, these miniatures make a perfect gift for birthdays or the HOLIDAYS. Each piece is an original oil painting on primed canvas paper. They are framed and ready to be enjoyed.

What a great opportunity to find unusual and unique gift ideas, enjoy delicious refreshments and have fantastic conversations about art all under one roof! 

We specialize in providing the buyer with a wide range of unique, one of a kind gifts. You will find original oil paintings, jewelry. pottery and photographic prints all in the same studio--and all reasonably priced for all budgets.

Art by S'anna
Suzzanna Frank

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The studio 313 artists have been gearing up all summer so we can start off the holiday season with a HUGE BANG

You will always find the newest, largest variety of media, best value and best prices at studio 313! You decide what is the "best art" for you!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Hellos and Goodbyes

This month we are excited to welcome new artists Andrea Millette, moving from the PAC Annex to studio 313, and just back with new work from Paris, and Lisa Adkinson, jewelry designer.  See Lisa's first post below!!

Tonight will be the last time for Cincinnatians to view Tom McFarlane's work.  As much as we have missed Tom's bright spirit and wisdom since his passing, tonight we will be saying goodbye to his very moving black and white photography.

May you rest where the spirits sing your name and the light creates eternal images in your soul.

Posted by Judi Parks

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Adventures in South Dakota

Here's some new work shot by Liz Murray who has just returned from a great adventure attending a Native American spiritual event.  Tonight is the first time I will get to speak with her about these great photos!  Hope you can stop by and hear her wonderful stories.

Posted by Judi Parks

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New studio 313 Jewelry Designer Receives Top Honor in National Competition


Meet our new jewelry artist at gallery hop tonight! We're happy to have her onboard!  Here's a little that was written about her.

Jewelry designer, Lisa Adkinson of Lisa Robin Jewelry, was recently honored as a Top 10 Copper Circle Finalist in a national annual competition for emerging designers. The Jewelry Design Business Development Grant program sponsored by industry supplier Halstead Bead Inc. awards cash grants and valuable business plan assistance to jewelry entrepreneurs. She will be paired with an established jewelry design mentor through the award’s business development program. 

The designs are taken from her interest in travel, architecture, culture, design, classic symbols and patterns. Each design reflects Lisa's emotional and spiritual connection to these experiences when she transforms her designs into sterling silver and semi-precious gemstone jewelry.

The Lisa Robin signature pattern Portale, (Italian for door or portal) was inspired by a wrought iron lintel above a doorway on a quiet street in Florence, Italy. Doorways frequently appear as a metaphor for change which is personally significant to her. The Lisa Robin debut collection uses the Portale design combined with her contemporary take on a paisley pattern, which originated as a symbol of renewal in Babylon as long as 3,000 years ago. “It is very gratifying to gain national recognition, especially after having just launched The Paisley Collection in February, 2009.” 

Posted by Judi Parks


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Standing in Front of the Gernica

Standing in front of Picasso's Gernica (1937) at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia this summer (2009) in Madrid, Spain, was like taking a bath in fresh squeezed orange juice, overwhelming. Picasso painted the Gernica in black and white oils over canvas. Having waited many years to see
this work, I approached it with hesitation by sketching several of Picasso's individual studies, such as Picasso's study of a horse (estudio para elcabello). 

After viewing the individual studies, I crept into the room where
the painting hung (349 X 776 cm). Overcome, I backed away and completed another sketch. Viewers can take pictures in the museum if the flash is inactive, but shooting Picasso sketches felt more like an assault on them.

Drawing slowed me down enough to converse with the lines, the composition, the process, and with Picasso.

Drawing in a public place, much less the Sofia, was like standing naked on a crowded street. I felt vulnerable, yet the act of drawing allowed me to block out the noise. I could hear in the background, "Mama, mira, undebujante." (Mother, look an artist). Being called an artist by a child in the presence of the Gernica was a great honor. 

The night we returned from Spain, I completed an acrylic (22" X 22") of a double bloom daylily. Spain left me hungry to pick up the brush once more.

Posted by Stephen Kroeger

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Horses and Coffee

It was a beautiful Friday evening, with perfect light streaming out of the evening sky. Who could ask for more, if you are a photographer.

Friends of mine have horses, who had invited me on several occasions to come out and take pictures whenever I wanted. Tonight was the night. I ran out to their house and quickly headed to the pasture. I let myself in and watched where I stepped, wishing I had worn boots, not sandals. Then, the horses headed to me to check out this new thing in their territory.

Now, I am a city girl. This may not have been the smartest move on my part, to just let myself into their pasture. I wanted to turn around and run, but I think my camping and bear training kicked in. "Don't run!!!" I told myself, as if they would catch up and maul me.

I had forgotten how big horses are. Too many movies watched about one of man's best friends, and how gentle they are. Then suddenly as well, that large cup of strong coffee kicked in, that I had just polished off. My hands and knees started to shake. What a great time for a caffeine buzz.

They came up to me and started nudging me. I was thinking, "This is not good". I have never been bitten, nor kicked by a horse, and really have never had a desire to be, as well.
One of the big guys took an interest in my camera bag I had left hanging on the fence post. He started to chew on it. My mind is now thinking "LENSES!" All my lenses were in there and I could imagine them being stepped on or crunched by the beautiful creature I might soon resent.

As I am watching my camera bag being chewed, and being nudged by a REALLY BIG horse, I am trying to take pictures, but my hands were shaking so badly it was impossible. I must have passed the test though, they moved back to grazing, mean while keeping an eye on me. I quickly unlocked the gate and grabbed my bag and let myself out.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Posted by Elizabeth Murray

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

So long, Farewell, Auf wiedersehn, Adieu

Since the opening night of studio 313's expansion, Louisville artists Tom and Mary Kinney's exhibit of custom jewelry and enamel on copper miniatures have delighted Cincinnati visitors through their offerings of unique wearable art and collector pieces.  

After over a year long running exhibition, Tom and Mary will be leaving us this month to go on the road for summer festivals, so Friday night will be the last opportunity to purchase the pieces you have been saving up for.  I can tell you all for sure that every artist in the studio will really miss all the positive energy and fun times we have had with them.  

Be sure to come down Friday night so we can give them a great send off!!