Special Events and shows

JANUARY/Guest Artist


January will feature an abbreviated show of work by Lynne Riding.  Lynne Riding is a visual artist living and working in Charleston, SC.

She received an MFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, a BFA in Fashion and Textiles from Manchester College of Art, UK and a 2 year Art Foundation from Hereford School of Art & Design, UK.

In addition to practicing as a professional artist, she has been an art educator at university level, currently serving as a faculty member at the Art institute of Charleston, SC.

FEBRUARY 2/Poetry Slam

Writing Wrongs Poetry group Rogue Poets, performing at (Not) Sheep quarterly.

Quarterly, (not) Sheep will host "Rogue Poets" a group of artists formed under the Writing Wrongs Poetry Group umbrella.   

Our first slam was in November, and was amazing.

Next slam will be February 2, during gallery hop.  Various artists will read sporadically throughout the evening.  Guest artists will also perform.  

No admission, but tips to the poets are appreciated and further the work of these poets.

March/April show

Magda Parasidis, Talking to Basquiat, photograph with overlaid text

"One Step Forward, Two Steps Back"

Our first invitational, with guest artists Magda Parasidis, Tom Megalis and Deborah Griffing.  Also showing our gallery artists Kim Goldfarb, Darlene Olivia McElroy, Kathryn Shinko, Juliellen Byrne, Chay Ruby and Richard Garriott Stejskal.

Work will cover issues such as growing up in the projects, mental illness, politics and gun control, extinction and animal issues, women's issues and sexual abuse.

March 17/Artist Roundtable

Char Norman, Charred Earth Series, weaving and found elements

Sunday, March 17, from 11a-1p, Char Norman will talk about her work with environmental elements and weaving.

Admission is free.

May/Sue Cavanaugh One-person show


Sue Cavanaugh, a Columbus artist whose work has quickly become highly sought-after, collected, and respected by the art world, began as a quilter.  She has morphed into a political activist, with some of her recent work featuring Unholier Than Thou Voodoo Protection Dolls, Corporations as People linocuts, a book entitled Corporations Are People Like the Emperor's New Clothes Were Real, and pieces depicting Trump and Putin holding hands.  

Sue is vibrant, witty and endlessly charming, and believes that a good-humored approach to difficult subjects suits her.  

Sue will also hold a roundtable discussion about the work on Sunday, May 5, from 11a-12:30p.  Admission is free.

June/July/August Show

Rosellina Avoscan, In Honorem, clay sculptures and mixed media installation

"After the Rain/Reign"

Invitational show featuring work by guest artists Rosellina Avoscan, Alissa Ohashi, Deborah Griffing, Magda Parasidis, Tom Megalis David Senecal and Jeffrey Robinson.  

Opening to be announced.

Dinner at Chromedge with Sue Cavanaugh to be announced.

Rogue poets performing during August gallery hop.

Random Thoughts

Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem "Sheep"

Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem "Sheep"

What I'm Doing

Showing great, thought-provoking, often controversial art.  


I'm changing the show about every two months.  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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