The Ferguson Gallery in Marblehead will open a show of 40 paintings by Lori Roberts-Cobbledick, Rick Dziak, Debbie Prue, and Cary Ferguson on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The gallery is at 5890 East Harbor Rd. Information: 419-734-0600. Also in Marblehead, Dziak’s work will be in his Dziak Gallery, 810 W. Main St. Featured are 8-by-10-inch paintings of Florida. Information: 419-798-4994 and email@example.com.
Do you love old photographs or have 19th century photos that are undated? A free, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday workshop, Windows on the Past: Identifying and Dating 19th-Century Photographs, will be in the McMaster Center of the Main Library, 325 Michigan St.
Diane Gagel, a professional genealogist, author, and past president of the Ohio Genealogical Society, will provide tips for dating old images using information about the photographer, props, and fashion. And she’ll explain preservation of historic photographs and digital issues. Registration is required. Call 419-259-5233.
LeSo Gallery, 1527 Starr Ave., will host Persistence, with drawings by Laura Makar, an intuitive composer of emotion and imagery, and the paintings of Matt Wolcott, a pop expressionist whose bold colors and strokes strike a balance between unity and diversity. The opening reception will be 7 to 9 p.m. May 25 in the gallery and the show will continue through June 8, when a 7 to 9 p.m. reception featuring conversations with the artists will be held. Hours will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artomatic 419! drew a record 12,000 visitors to see, watch, and listen to the creativity of 600 people in a near-downtown warehouse three Saturdays in April. Returning in 2015, the biennial event is organized by the Arts Commission.
Launch Pad Cooperative, a downtown gallery, will restructure, focusing on associate memberships and curatorial opportunities. After its successful first year in Toledo, the cooperative will accept six associate members for next year. Potential candidates should have a cohesive body of work, a strong studio practice, and a high degree of professionalism. They will not pay fees and will be able to have their work shown and to co-curate an exhibit, have access to each other’s networks, and participate in exchange shows with other cooperatives around the country. The gallery is at 911 Jefferson Ave. Information: www.launchpadcooperative.com.
Calls for artists: It’s outdoor festival season and there are still spots available for artists to sell their wares, as well as opportunities to exhibit at indoor galleries
● The Wood County Invitational Art Show, Sept. 7-8, is open to people living within 30 miles of Bowling Green and is part of the Black Swamp Arts Festival. Deadline is June 1. Application fee is $15; booth fee is $130. Also sought for this popular festival are people to demonstrate in the Artists at Work area, who will create on site. Wanted are people who are skilled at turning raw materials into art while explaining what they’re doing, from glass-bead makers and potters to watercolorists, painters, sculptors and others. Deadline is May 31. Information: VisualArts@blackswamparts.org and 888-443-8982.
● The Northwest Ohio Open Summer Art Show is a nonjuried exhibit providing regional artists a chance to display in a professional gallery setting.
Art of all levels and a variety of media may be included in this no-fee show that will run June 21 through July 12 in the beautiful Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries in Bowling Green State University’s Fine Arts Center. Deadline is June 15. Prospectus is at www.nowohartshow.org.
● The Ohio Arts Council seeks entries for the Ohio Governor’s Office and Residence Artwork Loan Program. Deadline is May 17. Information:www.oac.state.
● People may sell their work June 8 in Peddlers Alley in Waterville (fee: $25), as part of Art and About in Waterville. Those who register by May 28 will receive gifts from the Waterville Area Arts Council. From June 6-8, artists will paint outdoors (known as “plein air” painting) at several scenic and historic locations, and the public will be able to watch painters in action. Information on artist locations will be posted. Information: Waterville Area Arts Council Facebook page; Silver Lining Gallery, 122 Mechanic St., Waterville, and 419-441-0025.
Classes at the Toledo Artists’ Club are being led by John Trumbull (beginning watercolor, Thursdays 1 p.m.); Neil Frankenhauser (drawing and painting outdoors, Tuesdays in June, 6:30 p.m.); Paul Brand (painting, Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.), and Elaine Scarvelis (children’s classes Wednesdays 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.). There are fees. Information: toledoartistclub.com and 419-531-4079.
A reception for a new set of artist-designed bike racks for the Warehouse District will be at 5:30 p.m. May 16 in the Bronze Boar, 20 S. Huron St.
Paul Geiger will teach beginning and advanced drawing May 20 through June 24 ($150), in his near-downtown studio, 210 Elm St., Monday evenings May 20 through June 24. For serious high school students, he’ll teach a 60-hour portfolio development workshop ($250) July 8-26., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: 419-243-4944 or www.tholepinpress.com.
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