The Art Supply Depo BG features gallery exhibit space in both our shop and classroom, encompassing over 200 square feet of total space ready to showcase the finest artwork in a variety of media. Exhibits rotate at least six times per year and feature creative minds from across the nation. In addition to our rotating gallery exhibitions, we are also proud to feature a continuous display of handmade art items crafted by hands and hearts in Bowling Green and the surrounding area.
If you would be interested in exhibiting at the Depo in the future (please note we schedule our exhibits at least 6 - 12 months out), please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email, be sure to include three to five images of the artwork you intend to show, as well as an artist's bio, your contact information, and website (or other promotional platform). The Depo exhibitions committee will contact you from there!
LOOP SWOOP + PULL / A GROUP FIBER ARTS EXHIBIT
NOVEMBER + DECEMBER 2016
Just in time for the chill to roll in, we present cozy warmth via a show encompassing both fine art and well-constructed craft. Featuring both international creatives and fiber artists from our region, The Art Supply Depo BG hosts Loop, Swoop + Pull for the months of November and December.
Artwork from the following talent will be displayed in our shop and studio from Monday, October 31st through Monday, December 26th:
Anemi Workshop / Christaleni Alifieraki - Chania, Greece
Judy Kahle - Wauseon, OH
Heather Macali - Detroit, MI
Pineapple Phi / Bee Marshall - Omaha, NE
Jenny Schu - Lansing, MI
White Owl / Christina & Courtney Spivak - Detroit, MI
Stephanie Tillman - London, England
Streetspun Yarnbombing - Toledo, OH
While the exhibit does not close until 12/26, those purchasing works as holiday gifts are welcome to pick up their items early - from Monday, 12/19 forward.
Featured in the exhibit image above is the embroidery work of Christina Alifieraki. To view the art of all exhibitors ahead of stopping into our shop you can follow along on Facebook via the link below.
RANDY BENNETT / MIXED MEDIA
AUGUST - OCTOBER 2016
Mixed-media artist Randy Bennett is a staple exhibitor at The Art Supply Depo. Bennett is based in Bowling Green, Ohio and his work will be exhibited in our new location at 435 E. Wooster through the month of October. This body of work blends pop culture references and cultural icons to comment on and critique post-WWII American society.
Available in a variety of sizes and at accessible price points, come by to snag one of these fantastic works for your collection today.
MEET THE TEACHERS / A GROUP EXHIBIT BY DEPO INSTRUCTORS
JANUARY + FEBRUARY 2017
Please join us at our store to the south as we introduce you to five of the instructors who appear on our Spring 2017 BG class schedule.
Debra Buchanan, Paul Brand, Katie Delay, Donna Ebert, and Jennifer Giovannucci have submitted works to the show which they feel showcase the skills taught in their workshops held at our Depo stores. From drawing to painting, acrylic to oils, and decorative to foundational, the exhibit presents an exciting mixed bag of both technique and medium - all presented by exceptional professionals.
'Meet The Teachers' opens January 9th, 2017 and is available to view anytime during business hours through February 20th, 2017. A reception where you can (you guessed it) meet the teachers, ask questions, and sign up for classes will be held during the exhibition's run - stay tuned for details!
AARON PICKENS / TOY SERIES
MARCH + APRIL 2017
The Art Supply Depo is excited to exhibit the toy paintings of artist Aaron Pickens, whose work is both incredibly life-like and beyond imaginative with deep, rich colors complemented by his impeccable understanding of light.
About the Artist:
Toledo, Ohio native Aaron Pickens is a Toledo School for the Arts 2007 graduate. In December of 2011, Aaron completed his BFA in Digital Arts at BGSU with a focus on animation and illustration. In addition, he was the recipient of a CURS grant, and the Amy Ringholz Art Supply Award.
Furthering his education, Aaron was accepted to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania as both a student and grad assistant. Aaron completed his MFA there in May 2015 where he focused on representational painting, specifically intricate paintings of toys. In April 2015, Aaron’s painting “Old Yella” was accepted into the 79th Annual Midyear Juried Show at the Butler Institute of American Art, a national competition.
Aaron Pickens currently resides in Grand Rapids, Ohio, where he is assisting internationally renowned digital instillation artist, Erwin Redl, and teaching at Adrian College in Michigan.