The annual spring and fall juried exhibitions are the backbone of OAL’s artistic programming, presented annually since 1910.
These major shows are held at partnering venues such as the Columbus Museum of Art, the Springfield Museum of Art, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center and the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery.
Art curators and critics of national renown are invited to serves as jurors, reviewing and selecting members’ art for inclusion in the exhibitions. Past jurors have included Edward Hopper, Max Weber, Grant Wood, Homer St. Gaudens, Philip Pearlstein, Robert Indiana and David Smith.
In recent years OAL has welcomed artist Ann Hamilton, Marc Mayer, Deputy Director of Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Ingrid Schaffner, Senior Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), Elizabeth Thomas, Assistant Curator at the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh) and Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator at the Wexner Center for the Arts.