Upcoming Events

Nov 14-Jan 13 Candy Canes & Cheer -- in our lobby with a reception/open house on Sat. Dec. 14 from noon-9 pm.

CALL FOR ARTISTS - Dare 2B a Little Square, Take 2 - Feb. 27-Apr 27. Art is due Feb. 24. More details here.

Art on the Lawn August 8, 2020 -- 10a-5p, Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St. in Yellow Springs applications available here

Monday, December 9, 2019

Call for Artists: Dare 2B a Little Square (take 2) Community Show

Call for Artists! The Village Artisan's Spring Community Art Show theme is Dare 2B a Little Square - take 2! We had such great participation when we did this a few years ago that we decided to do it again. All art should be 6" x 6" (finished size) and 3D work should be 6" x 6" x 6". All work should be framed and ready to hang or be displayed when dropped off, or it will not be hung or shown. $10 for the first piece and $5 for additional pieces. Submit art by Feb. 24. More details and form here.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019


Our lobby show "Candy Canes & Cheer" is all set up in our shop lobby and runs through January 13. We're having a reception/open house on Saturday, December 14 from noon-5 pm.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

ARTISANS OUT AND ABOUT: Members Participating in the Yellow Springs Open Studios

We have several Village Artisans members who are participating in this year's Yellow Springs Open Studios:

- Carol Culbertson, weaving & ceramics
- Pam Geisel, art quilts
- Sara Gray, glass
- Theresa Mayer, glass
- Kathy Verner Moulton, illustration & books
- Kathryn Pitstick, graphic/screen printing
- Libby Rudolf, watercolor paintings

The event takes place in the artist's studios on Sat. & Sun., Oct. 19 & 20, from 11 am-5 pm. Visit the event's website for more information and a link to the map.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

OCT-NOV COMMUNITY SHOW: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Our "Laughter is the Best Medicine" show, featuring art from the community, has been hung in our lobby and runs through Nov 11. There will be a reception during the Yellow Springs Art Stroll on Friday, October 18 from 6-9 pm for snacks and beverages and the opportunity to meet some of the community members who helped make this show happen.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

AUGUST / SEPTEMBER LOBBY SHOW: /╦łtrib-yoot/ – A Village Artisans Sisters Show

The sisters are at it again! After last year’s successful “Triple Dog Dare Ya” show, Village Artisans member Carol Culbertson and her two sisters Nancy Crawford and Barbara Richey are hosting the show /╦łtrib-yoot/ from August 16 through September 30. There will be an artist reception on Friday, August 16 from 6-9 pm. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public.

All three sisters have a background in teaching. Carol, who lives in Enon, is a retired elementary school teacher; Nancy, who lives in Johnstown, is a middle school art teacher; and Barbara, who lives in Xenia, teaches Computer Tech at several elementary schools in Xenia. The sisters all create art in a variety of mediums including painting, quilting, and pottery. Carol and Barbara are also weavers.

When asked the significance of the show’s title, Carol replied, “The art in the exhibit is meant to show gratitude, respect, and admiration for all those who have inspired, encouraged, and assisted the three of us as artists along our journey.”

Monday, July 29, 2019

36th Annual Art on the Lawn

WHEN: Saturday, August 10, 2019, 10 am-5 pm
WHERE: Grounds of Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio

More than 100 artists from Ohio and beyond will gather under the shade trees at 200 S. Walnut St., in the heart of Yellow Springs, Ohio, to show and sell their original, fine arts and fine crafts at this year's Art on the Lawn on Saturday, August 10, from 10 am-5 pm, rain or shine. This popular, free, outdoor festival of art, food and music, now in its thirty-sixth year, is sponsored by Village Artisans Gallery of Yellow Springs. Both new and returning artists will present their ceramics, drawings, fiber art, garden art, glass, jewelry, leatherwork, mixed media, papercraft, paintings, photography and more. Food vendors and live music complement the outstanding, juried artwork. 

Of the 100 artists, approximately two-thirds are returning artists while the rest are new to this show.

Returning this year is Art on the Lawn's Featured Artist Mary Hadden of Little Raven Clayworks, ceramic artist from Floyd, Virginia. Hadden won Best of Show at the 2018 Art on the Lawn.
Hadden process includes using North Carolina terra cotta clay to build her ceramic pieces, some of which are pinched and molded with her fingers and others which are built with slabs of clay. She adds texture to the surface and sometimes presses objects into the clay then fires the pieces in a kiln.

She is inspired by Mexican folk art, Edward Gorey, Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Seuss, and the natural world. Her goal is to bring childlike delight through her work and to keep the magic alive.

Hadden has been making her unique hand-built ceramics for 32 years after taking a workshop. She says that “living an artful life is an adventure. To learn, discover, play, struggle and sometimes fail is a celebration of imagination and creativity.” Her curiously peculiar ceramic pieces are an extension of that celebration.

To see more of Hadden’s work visit Art on the Lawn and her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LittleRavenClayworks.

Village Artisans, sponsors of Art on the Lawn, has been a multi-media cooperative art gallery since 1983. The gallery is located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. For more information on Art on the Lawn and/or Village Artisans - stop in, call 937-767-1209, email villageartisans.email@yahoo.com or visit www.villageartisans.blogspot.com.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Meet Melanie Gleaves Morrett

Melanie Gleaves Morrett was born and raised in the deep South where she graduated with a BFA degree in Graphic Design, but chose instead to pour her life into creating fine art. Her style for most of her career has been classical, disciplined, and detailed. Recently she has been exploring more contemporary approaches and techniques especially in her printmaking, which includes hand-drawn, inked, and printed etchings, monotypes, and monoprints.

Her life is a journey and her art a journal of images that have stirred something deep within her soul. Each piece is like a page in her life she has recorded and shared so others can see and experience the world through her eyes. She believes a picture is truly worth a thousand words and she has chosen etching ink, pastels, and oil paints to tell her stories. Each work has a unique story to tell and she is happy to share the inspirations behind each one.

Melanie has won awards in both local and national shows. She believe her best art is still inside her and she is filled with great hope and anticipation to become all God has created her to be.

You can view more of her work at www.morrettfineart.com.