Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Yuletide 2006!

is' the Season for another Holiday Show at 1305 Gallery!

"Yuletide 2006" features work by 15 local artists who have created gift-ready items for the holiday season. Many artists have been crafting all year to prepare for the show, which will feature ornaments, wearables, candles, glass trinkets, holiday cards, candy, things for the kids, and so much more- all handmade!
"Yuletide 2006" opens Final Friday, November 24th, from 6-11 pm. This festive exhibition will run through Saturday, December 23rd, with hours Tuesday- Saturday from 11-3. The gallery will also feature for this month only extended hours Fridays and Saturdays until 8 pm, along with special hours Sunday December 10th from 12-5 for the second day of the Main Street Holiday Stroll & Shop weekend!
All artists have created free personalized gift wrapping for their wares, so your gifts can be extra special inside and out! There is sure to be something at 1305 to please even the most disciminating friend, family member, or coworker.

Happy Holidays!

1305 Gallery will be closed for vacation from Dec. 24th- January 25th. We will reopen Final Friday January 26th for the 2007 season! Check this blog for future details!

Friday, October 20, 2006


Opening Final Friday, October 27th from 6-11 pm is a show of Lightboxes and Photographs by Matthew Shelton. The exhibition will run through Sunday, November 19th, with a closing that evening from 7-9 pm. Gallery hours are Tues- Sat 11-3 pm.

Matthew Shelton creates two very different groups of work, both of which you can find around town at different times in different locations. The first is a series of paintings of "Women & Kitties," soon to show at the Comet in Northside. The second, a series of lightboxes and photographs based on geometric symbolism and altered photographs were featured last year at Semantics in a show titled, "A Happier Hollywood."
For Matthew's show to open this coming Final Friday we'll black out the windows in the gallery, turn off the lights, and plug in the artwork. Everyone is invited to come down, with or without your costume, and become illuminated by the microcosmal worlds Matthew has created for this exhibition. The artist's attention to precision in his craftsmanship mingles with cosmic and dreamy imagery in a way that creates something like a dream in a box- perfectly told, meaningful, but uncertain and intriguing. I have known Matthew for about 8 years and have always thoroughly enjoyed his work and the places it takes me. Come see for yourself Final Friday or anytime from then until November 19th what is so mystifying about Matthew Shelton's "Lightboxes." It's going to be an awesome show!

See you all soon!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Yuletide Call to Artists

It's time again for Yuletide! Christmas Crafting Galore!
These are some patchwork patches by Elaine Lynch that were in last year's show. This year is bound to be an even bigger success than last year!
I want to remind everyone that the idea behind Yuletide is that the crafts are made by local Fine Artists specifically for this show, as a way for even the average joe to own a work of art by a local artist. However, the work will range in price and dimension to accomodate everyone on your Christmas list.
Each artist will also be creating individualized gift wrapping for their work!
Send in your craft ideas to gallery1305@hotmail by next Friday if you want to participate. If it sounds good to us we'll email you back and let you know specifics! Those who participated last year or who have already discussed their ideas with the gallery should send an email just to confirm!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Tent Rocks

Opening Final Friday, September 29th is "Tent Rocks," an exhibition of quilted works by local artist Briana Smith based on the naturally painted landscape of the Tent Rocks National Monument. The gallery will be hosting the artist and her work, along with great food and refreshments from 6-11 pm on the 29th.

The exhibition runs from September 29th- October 22nd, with a closing reception that evening from 7-9pm. The gallery will be open as usual from 11am - 3pm, Tuesday through Saturday for the length of the exhibition, and will also be open for Second Sundays on Main, October 8th from 12-5.

About the Exhibition:
These quilts are rich and dense with layers of colors and materials. Whether the piece is smaller and mounts as though a painting, or as large, vast, and rich as a quilt, Smith works each one with precision and a very real respect for the craft. The pieces are however nontraditional in the realm of quilts, using the medium to articulate the undulations and layers of this landscape. Through the fabric and thread, the different colors and depths of the landscape flow in and out, over and under. The never ending skys of the American West are serene and mysterious layers of gauze and painted fabric. The prehistoric formations of seemingly painted rocks are personified by intercepting strips and pieces of cloth that continuously interweave. They are brought together by the meticulous work of the thread, unifying them into collossal feats of nature and artistry.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Appearances @ 1305

Opening Final Friday, August 25th is "Appearances," watercolors by Carson Wassermann. The show will run through Sunday, September 24th, with a closing reception that evening from 7-9 pm.

Gallery hours beginning August 26th: Tues-Sat 11-3 & September 10th, 12-5 for SSOM

Carson's work is a perfect way to end the summer, while reminding us of why we look forward to this season every year. Her lush use of the watercolor medium brings to life fresh faces enrobed in color and bathed by light. Carson often paints from her travels in South America, Mexico, and elsewhere, allowing the viewer to come into contact with people and places obviously personal to her. Carson works as a bilingual social worker in Cincinnati, and her interest and devotion toward individuals is reflected in the way people are portrayed in her work. The appearances are personal and magnetic. Each piece is so delicately alive through the immediacy of the watercolor, and at the same time bright and refreshing. Come check out these pieces Final Friday, and talk to Carson about their creation! While you're here enjoy homemade snacks and refreshments.

Also, if you participated in or wanted to participate in "Pages: A Public Drawing Experiment" last month but have not returned your entries the deadline has been extended. Due to a lack of entries returned by Second Sunday, August 13th, the new deadline is Second Sunday, September 10th. You can still purchase pages for $1/page starting Final Friday, August 25th. Because the primary objective of this experiment was to print a book as a demographic drawing experiment, it is essential that enough data be collected before that is possible. I apologize to those, and there were a few (you know who you are, and thanks), who brought their finished entries back on time. Know that if we get enough entries copies of the book will be my thanks for your timely participation. There will be no closing or awards reception August 20th.

I hope I see you all Final Friday!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Pages @ 1305

Come to Final Friday, July 28th and get in on "Pages," a Drawing Experiment Open to the Public. Purchase 1 or more pages from the 5 topics to be investigated for $1/page. Enjoy Soul and Funk spun by Iceburg, and lots of good food and refreshments from 6-11 p.m.
If you can't make it to Final Friday come down to Second Sunday on August 13th from 12-5 to judge the entries in "Pages." All entries are due by 12 noon that day and will be judged by the public.
3 days of "Nutshell" left, so if you haven't checked it out stop by before the end of the closing party this Sunday from 7-9 p.m.
See you there!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Second Sunday July 9th!

While you're awaiting the World Cup Final Match (cheering for Italy of course) stop down on Main Street for the third of this season's Second Sundays on Main. Check out work from April 2005- April 2006 in "Nutshell."

Friday, June 09, 2006


The next exhibit at 1305 will showcase one year of shows and signage, including work from every show! This is a rare opportunity to see work previously featured at the gallery, as well as the hand made signs and posters which accompanied the exhibitions.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Second Sunday!

Come visit us this Sunday June 11th for the second 2006 Second Sunday on Main! Artist Katie Swartz will be in the gallery, and they'll be lots happening out on the street. Festivities include live music, food, vendors, and a parade of dogs in costume!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

soft heart

Opening Final Friday May 26th is "soft heart," a show of new work by Katie Swartz. Katie's been soft-heartedly gaining a fan club for a long time in this city, especially recently when she started displaying her crocheted animal companions. They will be making an appearance at the gallery next month along with their ceramic counterparts. These pieces are genuine and whimsical, they invite you into a close and comfy world- the soft heart of the artist. As Katie's friend and former roommate, it is so exciting to have a show of just her work in the gallery, and I hope a lot of people can stop by to see why. If you can't make it to the opening, come to the Closing, Tuesday, June 26th, to meet Katie and see her creations.

People enjoying the first of the season's Second Sundays on Main (SSOM) inside and outside of the gallery!

Saturday, May 13, 2006

The Fabulous Iceburg spinning soul at the Anniversary Party

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Anniversary @ 1305

Friday night was crazy at the gallery, but for me it was just an extension of the whole week. A lot of work went into getting up the show, "rivers within." I knew it was a bit presumptuous to host a show of all my work on my anniversary, but I thought it was do-able. It was, just barely. I had to clean up the wreckage today from all the food and alcohol, the gallery smelled so awful. Today the week might finally hit me, I feel like I've been rode hard and put away wet for real.
To top it all off my landlord borrowed the mop, so for now the gallery floor is a bit like the floor of a sugar mill.
I hope I get some people in this month, I haven't really been as prolific in my own work since the gallery opened, so it's been a while for some to have seen my pieces. I think the show looks great and am very proud of myself.
Hope I see some people I've missed. Tues-Sat 11-3 I'm here.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Details from "It all seems Confusing," and "Time Heals all Wounds."

Saturday, April 22, 2006

"rivers within" @ 1305

Final Friday April 28th marks our One Year Anniversary at 1305 Gallery, so we're going to celebrate with a great opening! This time last year the first ever exhibition at the gallery, "Tide" included work by myself, Lily Mulberry, created specifically for the opening. "rivers within" is a body of work I created to mark the anniversary while reflecting on one year past and what's to come.

Because at 1305 it's important that our audience understands the rudimentary nature of the gallery and it's operation in order to visualize our goals, this exhibition reflects on the interconnectivity of the body, the brain, and the eventual output. One person's capabilities are the result of the innerworkings of the body corresponding with the brain's direction and the physical limitations of the environment. Through this body of work I hope to expose the essential nature of being animal, spiritual, and human that does not always reveal itself in contemporary art and culture. The rivers within are the conduits of blood, spirit, energy, and thought that somehow continue to work together to allow the individual to make an impression on their world, to build and to grow. These can also be destructive forces, mirroring the destructive natural forces that have changed our physical world in the last year.

On Friday there will be food, music, paintings, and conversation. Please come celebrate with me and everyone who has helped bring 1305 to this point. Funk and Soul records spun by Chris Burgan start a little before 10, but the opening starts at 6.
See you there!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Artist Talk @ 1305

This month Janie Stevens, a professor at the University of Cincinnati, DAAP brought a photography class in to see Matt's work. It was very beneficial both to the class and to myself and the artist. The students found the opportunity to visit a gallery and learn first hand what goes into putting together a show very helpful. The opportunity to discuss his work with such a receptive group allowed Matt to strengthen the ideas and concerns behind his work, while introducing it to a whole new audience. I was glad to have established a contact with the University and hope to work with them in the future to educate students outside of the classroom.
To find out about future artist talks and gallery visits, email the gallery at gallery1305@hotmail.com.

Monday, April 10, 2006

regular hours for remainder of show

If you missed Final Friday you can still check out Matthew Miller-Novak's overwelming paintings through April 24th during regular gallery hours. The show is great and has had a very positive turnout.

"Wu-Wei" 150 paintings by Matthew Miller-Novak

March 31st- April 24th
Closing Reception April 24th, 7-9pm
Gallery Hours: Tues- Sat: 11-3