Upcoming Events

Oct 3-Nov 11 Laughter is the Best Medicine Community Show -- in our lobby with a reception on Fri. Oct 18 during the Yellow Springs Art Stroll from 6-9 pm.

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




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.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ARTISANS OUT AND ABOUT: Members Participating in Local Exhibits

"Flowers" by Leah Mendenhall Grommon
Through July 27 (closing reception that day from 4-7pm)
At the Spirited Goat, 118 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs
(Art by Leah Mendenhall Grommon)








"This And That" 
YSAC Gallery Committee Exhibit
Through Aug. 31
At the Alcove Gallery at Antioch Midwest, 900 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs
Kathey Vernor Moulton and Theresa Mayer are participating
(Art by Theresa Mayer)



"This Land I Love"
Tecumseh Land Trust Exhibit
Through August 31
At the Winds CafĂ©, 215 Xenia Ave. in Yellow Springs
Leah Mendenhall Grommon, Kathryn Pitstick, and Libby Rudolf are participating
(Art by Leah Mendenhall Grommon)




Kathryn Pitstick solo show
Through October 6
At the Wheat Penny, 515 Wayne Ave. in Dayton
(Art by Kathryn Pitstick)





"The Nature of Things: Scenes from Nature"
From the YSAC Permanent Collection
Through June 2020
John Bryan Community Gallery, 2nd Floor, 100 Dayton St.
Amy Achor, Sue Brezine, Pam Geisel, Kathey Vernor Moulton, and Libby Rudolf are participating
(Art by Libby Rudolf)



Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Call for Artists: Laughter is the Best Medicine Community Show


Call for Artists! The Village Artisan's Fall Community Art Show theme is Laughter is the Best Medicine. Art should be no larger 16 x 20. Artwork may be two or three-dimensional. 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 Sept 30. More details and form here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

"Peeps in the Park" Revisited


Back in 2011, Yellow Springers Corrine Bayraktaroglu and Nancy Mellon coordinated "Peeps in the Park," the hanging of 13 art panels on the exterior walls of the building where Village Artisan's is located. Unfortunately time and weather wore away some of these panels.

When the panels were removed to facilitate the painting of the exterior, several Village Artisans members created new panels which have now been hung on the building. We also invited Nancy Mellon, who had been a Village Artisans member for a long time, to also create a panel.

You can see these pieces anytime at the corner of Corry and Dayton Streets in Yellow Springs.

(Scroll down for group shots and individual photos.)

L-R: Leah Grommon, Tara Anderson, Libby Rudolf, Theresa Mayer, Kathy Verner Moulton 

L-R: Rosie Huart, Pam Geisel, Sue Brezine, Cynthia McDonald 


L-R: Barbara Vandecreek, Kathryn Pitstick, Carol Culbertson, Diane Schwob Zubrick

Leah Grommon

Tara Anderson

Libby Rudolf

Theresa Mayer

Kathy Verner Moulton

Nancy Mellon

Rosie Huart

Pam Geisel

Sue Brezine

Cynthia McDonald

Barbara Vandecreek

Kathryn Pitstick

Carol Culbertson

Diane Schwob Zubrick