Monday, December 29, 2008

Invitation Accepted!

I was just informed today that I have been invited to show some of my artwork in the Wilmington (OH) College Art Gallery next Spring which, of course, I accepted. The exhibit will be comprised of artists who won first place awards in the Dayton (OH) Society of Painters and Sculptors Fall, 2008 show. I did so (as I mention below) for a sculpture entitled "Heads Together (on the Survival of Antioch College.") I will get to exhibit 5 or 6 pieces, maybe more. More information will be posted here as I hear of it. Yea!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Best of Show!

I just returned from the opening reception of the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors annual holiday exhibit and I found out I received a Best of Show award. It was a selection amongst the new members only, but hey, who cares? - I'm still absolutely thrilled! Especially since it was for a painting, which is so new for me. I've only been painting since 2006, so any type of validation is great - especially this type. Thank you, DSPS, and juror, for your support and encouragement!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

DSPS Annual Holiday Show and Sale

Since I am now a member of the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors (link below), I was able to enter several pieces (paintings and photography) in their upcoming Annual Holiday "New Members Small Works Show and Sale." The opening reception is Sunday, 11/30, 1-5 pm. Additional open gallery dates and times for this brief holiday event are: Fri, 12/5; Sat., 12/6; and Sun., 12/7 - all from 1-5 pm. In case you haven't been there before, DSPS is in a grand, lovingly restored home off East Fifth Street in the St. Anne's Hill historic district of Dayton. The address is 48 High Street - hence its name - 48 High Street Gallery. Bring friends and family and find some great, well-priced, small gifts of original art for yourselves and others. Hope to see you there!
P.S. The little (5" x 7") painting shown here is "Pine Sunset 2."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Three heads are better than one

Christine's sculpture, "Heads Together," (shown here) won first place in 3-D in the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors' Fall 2008 Members Exhibit. The piece, which measures only 5 ½"H x 9"W x 8"D, is made of stoneware clay, slip, and underglazes. I made it in Fall of 2007 while I was teaching ceramics at Antioch. This was around the beginning of the college's long struggle to survive after announcing it would close at the end of the school year 2008. I can't imagine Yellow Springs without Antioch. Let's hope it brings the college luck!

Amelia Ascends

One of Christine's poems, entitled, "Amelia Ascending," was published in a women's poetry chapbook recently. The book, entitled "Blind Faith," was released by Mock Turtle Press this past Summer, 2008, during Dayton's Ladyfest, a downtown celebration of women in the arts. I have actually been writing poetry and prose for many years but I don't submit it for publication very often.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

etsy betsy gallery opens!

Klinger Studio just opened our own little etsy on-line gallery. It's sort of like a blog and ebay all at once. It's just a little online presence, as they say, where we'll feature a few items from time to time. The site,, makes purchasing verrry easy for all you artists out there (and art aficianados as well). To check it out, cut and paste or just click on the link below. Enjoy!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

No Biz Like Show Biz - 2009

Jim is definitely the hardest working man in raku. Shown here is one of his lovely raku koi wall pieces. Below are the shows he's juried into this year so far, though more may be added:

2009 Shows To-Date

* Bonita Springs, FL, 1/10 - 1/11/09
* Indiatlantic, Melbourne, FL, 1/17 - 1/18/09
* Naples (FL) Invitational, 1/24 - 1/25/09
* St. Pete Beach, FL, 1/31 - 2/1/09
* Ft. Myers, FL, 2/7 - 2/8/09
* Coconut Grove, FL, 2/14 - 2/16/09
* Naples (FL) National, 2/21 - 2/22/09
* Stuart (FL) Art Fair, 2/28 - 3/1/09
* Gasparilla/Tampa, FL, 3/7 - 3/8/09
* Novi, MI, Great Lakes Art Festival, 4/17 - 4/19/09
* East Lansing, MI, Art Festival, 5/16 - 5/17/09
* Harrisburg, PA, Patriot News Art Fest, 5/23 - 5/25/09
* Cincinnati, OH, Summerfair, Coney Island, 5/30 - 5/31/09
* Royal Oak, MI, Clay and Glass Show, 6/13 - 6/14/09
* Toledo, OH, Crosby Gardens, 6/27 - 6/28/09
* Cleveland, OH, Cain Park, 7/11 - 7/12/09
* Ann Arbor, MI, Street Fair, 7/15 - 7/18/09
* Akron (OH) Art Expo, 7/25 - 7/26/09
* Lakewood (Cleveland), 8/1/09
* Kettering (OH) Art on the Commons, 8/9/09
* Lexington, KY, 8/15 - 8/16/09
* Pittsburgh, PA, Shadyside, 8/29 - 8/30/09
* Upper Arlington, OH, 9/7/09
* Rochester, MI, Art & Apples, 9/12 - 9/13/09
* Naperville, IL, Riverwalk, 9/19 - 9/20/09
* Birmingham, MI, Art in Shain Park, 9/26 - 9/27/09
* Hyde Park (Cincinnati, OH), 10/4/09
* Waynesville, OH, Sauerkraut Festival, 10/10 - 10/11/09
* Cleveland (OH) By Hand, 11/13 - 11/14/09
* Gaithersburg, MD, Sugarloaf Art Fair, 11/20 - 11/22/09

In The View

Christine's abstract painting, "Night Vision," was selected as one of 58 pieces (of 288 entered) to be in Rosewood Gallery's 17th Annual Landscape Competition The View. The exhibit, of all Ohio artists, will be in the City of Kettering (OH) gallery July 14 - August 8, 2008, with an opening reception Sunday, July 13, 2-4 pm. Both the exhibit and the reception are free and open to the public. You can also go to the gallery's website to see images of every piece in the exhibit. Check it out!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Chamber Pot Gallery's Annual Show

Now in its third year, the public restroom galleries of the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce (hence the title: "Chamberpot") is currently exhibiting and selling all new work for its annual show, which opened June 20, 2008. The gallery is in the Chamber's cool train station building off Xenia Avenue (US68). It's free - come see for yourself! If you wish to make a purchase, please contact the artists directly. More info. on the gallery is on the Chamberpot Blogspot (link below). P.S. Above is my humble contribution to the cause, an 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas titled, "Into the Jungle."

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Go Figure!

Well, my Mask-or-Bust course didn't go at John Bryan Community Pottery in Yellow Springs (low enrollment), but I may offer it again later. In the meantime, if you or anyone you know is interested, I am scheduled to teach a figurative clay sculpture course at Riverbend Art Center, Wednesdays, 6-9 pm, 6/11-7/9/08.

Submission wins award

Christine's sculpture "Submission" won a First Place award in the 3-D category in the 2008 Spring Show of the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors. The show is down now, but the piece can be seen on our website (link below) and on this blogspot - down a bit. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tall Tales

Christine had an article/interview with famed California sculptor Cheryl Tall published in a recent issue of the cool, online magazine "Critical Ceramics." If you're interested in reading it or seeing some of Tall's interesting, giant sculptures, check out the article at: (Hmmm, this doesn't seem to be a link, so I'll add one below in the Links We Like area).

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sculpture - Mask or Bust! - at JBCP

Christine will be teaching a 4-week sculpture course at John Bryan Community Pottery in Yellow Springs - Wednesdays, 6:30 - 9 pm, May 7 - May 28, 2008. Students will make a mask and/or a bust; all levels are welcome. For more information and registration go to You may contact JBCP or me for details. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Saving Antioch

In an effort to help save my alma mater, Antioch College, I created and donated a painting to the Antioch New York's fundraising exhibit, held recently at the cool, little Casa Frela gallery in Harlem, NYC. The show was called "Greetings from Antioch College - The Postcard Show," as all pieces were 5" x 7" tops. My piece (shown here), entitled "Life on the Edge," is a painting on fired clay. It now travels to L.A. to be in an upcoming Antioch Los Angeles exhibit, venue to be determined soon. It's exciting to be in New York and L.A. galleries, and an honor to help the cause which, at this moment, looks like it's going to be a success. As you may know, a newly formed corporation, made up of Antioch alumni and friends, is buying the college and will, finally, have its own board of trustees. Yahoo! Check out the show at and click on: PAST EXHIBITIONS AT CASA FRELA.

P.S. Well, maybe Antioch's survival is not such a done deal afterall. But the powers that be are still talking, which is a good sign...

"Living the Artist's Life"

For those of you who have not yet discovered this treasure of a book - I highly recommend writer/gallery owner Paul Dorrell's "Living the Artist's Life." It's an inspirational yet down-to-earth resource and a fun read to boot! Also, check out his web site: Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Upcoming Exhibit at Dayton Convention Center

Christine will have an exhibit of her sculpture and photography at the Dayton Convention Center, March 3 through April 30, 2008. Entitled "Faces and Facades II," the exhibit will be a sequel, of sorts, to the one she had at Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery's YMCA space a few years back. Sponsored by the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, this will be the first one-person show in what was formerly an exhibition space of the Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery which, unfortunately, folded at the end of last year. An opening reception is planned for Friday, 3/7, 5pm - 7 pm. All are welcome.