Special Events and shows

June/July @ The Table Restaurant - The Elephant in the Room

Political Plates

During the Month of June, we will show political plates created by The Elephant in the Room (a non de plume for a well-known ceramic artist here in town). Each plate represents a political figure and an action they took or a vote they made that effects our State or Country in a negative way.

Plates are for sale for $750/each

July/August @ The Gallery and The Table Restaurant

Group show Yuri Darash, Christopher X. Bost, Nava Lubelski

 August 1-31, (Not) Sheep Gallery will showcase the piece selected by voting process for the Short North mural series.  

Friday, August 2, Yuri Darash talks about his work @ 4pm

Saturday, August 3 - Gallery hop

 August 18 - Short North Bazaar.  Artist demonstration, Rock Salt & Nails performing, free t-shirts, appetizers and samples provided by The Table Restaurant.  

September @ The Gallery - Ann Kim


Ann Kim's new work follows a long journey in Ann's life, both physically and mentally.  "While living in two geographically opposing places on Spain and New Zealand, much of my work was about personal redemption, acceptance, and letting go as I was going through a major shift in my personal. However, on a broader level, much of the work was about again, erasing borders of both place and time: North is not up, and one’s east is someone else’s west, and time is irreversible. In the end, we are all stuck together on this spherical earth, coexisting together, where water cycles over and over again, but slightly differently each time."

Artist talk Saturday, Sept. 7 @ 6pm

September @The Table Restaurant

Nathaniel Galka @ The Table Restaurant

We have been partnering with The Table Restaurant to show more work by our artists, and get their work in front of a like-minded crowd of food and art connoisseurs, hence The Table.  

Stop by for a great meal, and to see the work of Nathaniel Galka, as well as other gallery artists in different parts of the restaurant.

September @The Gallery - Stan Smith on guitar

Stan Smith on guitar

During September gallery hop, Stan Smith will be playing guitar in the gallery.  

Guitarist/composer Stan Smith is an assistant professor of music in the Jazz Studies / Music Industry Program at Capital University in Columbus where he has been the head of the jazz/contemporary guitar curriculum since 1978.

As a guitarist he was a member of the Moacir Santos band in Los Angeles, and as a band leader here in Columbus has accompanied various artists such as Ali Ryerson, Mark Vinci and David Amram as well as performing regionally in clubs, concerts, and festivals.

As a composer he has received Fellowship Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Free admission, but pllease tip responsibly --  

artists are trying to make a living here!!

October - Paul Richmond - "The Masks We Wear"

Paul Richmond "The Masks We Wear"

From October 2-27nd, it will be hosting a show featuring the works of Paul Richmond. The show will attempt to address the idea of “otherness” and not fitting into the common ideal.

Paul Richmond is an internationally recognized visual artist and activist whose career has included exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States, as well as publication in numerous art journals and anthologies. In his role as the Associate Art Director for Dreamspinner Press and their young adult imprint, Harmony Ink Press, he has created over four hundred novel cover illustrations. He is a co-founder of the You Will Rise Project, an organization that empowers those who have experienced bullying to speak out creatively through art. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Paul now lives with his husband Dennis in Monterey, California. He works and teaches at Open Ground Studios in Seaside, California.

Reception October 3, 6-9 pm

Gallery hop - October 5, 6-10 pm

Random Thoughts

Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem "Sheep"

What I'm Doing

Showing great, thought-provoking, often controversial art.  


I'm changing the show about every  month.  Sign up for our mail list or view the calendar on the front page to see lists of upcoming shows.

Why I'm Doing it

We live in tumultuous times.  Personally, I'm pissed.  If I could, I'd volunteer at an abortion clinic, a homeless shelter, an immigration action committee, protest, educate, whatever I could.  As it is, I'm good at showing great art, and these artists are great at creating work that tackles controversial issues.  So I'm showing great art, that hopefully will provoke thought, debate, maybe action.

Some great quotes

"The artist's role is to raise the consciousness of the people.  To make them understand life, the world and themselves more completely.  That's how I see it.  Otherwise, I don't know why you do it."  Amiri Baraka

"We live in a fractured world.  I've always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness."  Anist Kapoor

"Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics."  Victor Pinchuk

Apply Yourself

We all have a role to play.  We can, each and every one of us, make a difference.  If you're an artist, speak your truth.  If  you're interested in speaking your truth at (Not) Sheep Gallery, submit a portfolio with an artist statement for one of our invitational shows.  If you're a collector or a person who likes art, buy artwork.  Spread the word.  Support art.

Contact me

For questions, answers, or information, call me at 614-565-0314 or write to caren@notsheepgallery.com

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