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September 10, 2015

Greater Columbus Arts Council Selects Artwork from Local Artists for Community Arts Partnership Awards

CAP-awards

Top left, Pair of X’s 2, Melinda Rosenberg; top right, Winter Night (detail), Rick Braveheart; bottom, Work2Play, (detail) Christine Guillot Ryan.

Columbus (OHIO)—The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) has selected works of art from four central Ohio artists to present to winners in the business and individual award categories at the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) Awards.

Hosted by the Arts Council each year in October, the CAP awards celebrate outstanding contributions to the arts by individuals and businesses. Winners are selected in six categories: Arts Educator, Emerging Arts Leader, Arts Partner, Large Business, Medium Business, and Small Business.

This year’s awards for the business categories were purchased from Rick Braveheart, Melinda Rosenberg, and Christine Guillot Ryan.

Braveheart’s photography focuses on the changing face of America’s national lands. Many of his images are exhibited in U.S. embassies, the Smithsonian Museum and held in permanent museum and private collections. Braveheart is also honored to hold the unique distinction as a 12-time artist-in-residence recipient from the National Park Service.

Rosenberg’s work is strongly related to the craft aesthetic yet is not functional, it is reminiscent of American family farms yet it is strongly aligned with traditional Japanese aesthetics, and it is formal, reductive, and in its own way—lush.

Christine Guillot Ryan is a mixed-media artist from Los Angeles, living and working in Columbus. Her works explore the subjective nature of perception and the tension between the material world and the intangible

Artwork for the business awardees goes through a selection process. Artists and galleries are invited to submit images of work for consideration. The CAP committee reviews submissions and narrows the selection pool down to two works each from 10 artists. Those 20 pieces are hung for a one-night private exhibition during which past and present Arts Council board members are invited to vote on the works to select for purchase.

This year’s winners in the three individual CAP award categories will each be honored with a limited-edition print from Denny Griffith’s new Museum Study series. Griffith is a painter, arts leader, CAP award recipient, and served as president of Columbus College of Art & Design for 16 years.

The CAP awards recognize the community’s important contributions to the arts including financial support, non-cash contributions, volunteer involvement and board participation. Strong partnerships between businesses, community members and the arts stimulate economic growth, promote the city’s revitalization, encourage tourism and enhance Columbus’ cultural image.

The event, presented this year by PNC, will take place 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., on Oct. 15 at COSI. Tickets to attend are available online at GCAC.org.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council:  Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.  The Arts Council has been recognized as one of the “5 NonProfits to Watch” in 2014 by The Columbus Foundation.  www.gcac.org

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