The Art of Rosemary Kienle
Rosemary Kienle is a realistic painter and sculptor who grew up in Piqua, Ohio where she maintains her studio. She graduated with a BFA from Miami University and started her career as an advertising artist in Dayton, Ohio. She earned a Master of Art Education from Wright State University and taught art to elementary, junior high, and high school students in the Piqua, Ohio, school system. She has continued her education attending workshops at the Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, the Appalachian Center for Craft in Smithville, TN, Springmaid Watermedia Workshops in North Carolina, Piqua Arts Council workshops, the Susan K. Anthony Workshop in Dubois, Wyoming, The Studio Gallery in Greenville, Ohio, The Draíocht Arts Center, Paper Mache Workshop with the artist-in-resident Daniel Shaw-Smith in Dublin, Ireland. These workshops offered to continue development in painting, sculpture, and ceramic art skills. Some of the instructors for the workshops were Joe Bova, Linda Arbuckle, Andy Evanson, Nancy Foureman, Antonio Masi, Kathern Kuhar, Carl Purcell, Robert Bateman, John Seerey-Lester.Rosemary has exhibited her art in local, state, and national competitions. She has been a featured artist at the Anna Bier Gallery at Memorial Hall in Greenville, Ohio, had work selected for Cincinnati Art Club’s National Art Exhibition, Richmond Art Museum’s Annual Exhibition, and the Ohio Watercolor Societyannual exhibit. She has been awarded signature membership in the Ohio Watercolor Society. Rosemary has consistently won awards for her paintings and ceramic and paper mâché sculptures. Rosemary commented on her show saying “My goal is to create art that enables the viewer to pause long enough to see and experience the extraordinary beauty, drama, or dignity in the subjects painted.
What Unites Us
February 1 -28, 2022
“What Unites Us” will survey the engagement of contemporary Ohio artists with the ideas and values which are most important to them as members of American society. In this time of deep political division, the exhibition seeks to find unity and cohesion in the American experience. The exhibition will investigate how a diverse group of artists answers the questions “What values and ideas are most important to you?” “What does it mean to be an American?” and “What unites us as American citizens?” In conjunction with the exhibition, Gateway Arts Council will present an Artist Talk and offer guided views to local students and interest groups.
“What Unites Us” is open to all artists living in Ohio over the age of 18. All still media will be considered (Cannot accommodate video or performance-based work). Two-dimensional artwork is limited to 48 x 48 inch works, and three dimensional work is limited to art that can fit through an average residential doorframe. Artists who are willing and able to participate in educational events in conjunction with the exhibition are encouraged to submit work.
Spring Fling 2022
Opening Virtual Awards Ceremony April 16, 2022 7:00 PM