Thursday, August 25, 2011

Read all about it...Extra! Extra!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I won! I won! I won!

What an honor it is/was. I received the "Best in Show" award! Here are a few links to articles about it below.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ooops I almost forgot about this one....

Maybe I'll be a winner...anything from a blue ribbon to $2,'s all very exciting!! Oh the potential. Oh the crowds. Oh the cows. And two of my works there! Woo-hoo my art in the Ohio State Fair!!! Who would've thunk?


COLUMBUS The Fine Arts Exhibition opening reception and awards ceremony will take place from 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday, July 26 in the Cox Fine Arts Center at the Ohio State Fair.

A number of awards will be given to outstanding artists from this year’s exhibition.

“There are numerous awards from various arts councils and sponsors this year,” said Fine Arts Director Pam O’Loughlin.

The Fine Arts Exhibition will showcase approximately 300 pieces of Ohio’s best artwork during the Fair. Collectors can participate in the Patron Purchase Program to add beautiful pieces of Ohio artwork to their personal collections and to support local artists. Last year more than $17,500 was awarded to the artists through local and corporate sponsors and more than $7,800 in artwork sales.

The Ohio Expo Center is proud to host the Ohio State Fair. With a spectacular midway, big-name entertainment, hundreds of exhibits and one of the largest junior fair shows in the nation, the 2011 Ohio State Fair will run July 27 - August 7.

Friday, July 22, 2011

This up next...I hope you can all make it...

Bound by Order 

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 6th, 6-10pm

Location: Sean Christopher Gallery
                815 North High Street,
                Columbus, OH 43201

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


AKA The OSU 2011 Group Thesis Exhibition

'Tis that time (which I can hardly believe) when I'll soon be an honest to goodness MFA degree holding artiste. Here are the details for the culminating show that opened on April 19 and runs through May 14, 2011

The Reception is Saturday, May 7th, from 6 to 8pm

My fellow MFA candidates include:
Susana Alvarez
Jessie Blackmer
Nick Bontrager
Undine Brod
Joshua Cloud
Virginia Colwell
Clare Fox
Florence Gouvrit
George T. Gregory Jr.
Rachel Heberling
Brooke Hunter-Lombardi
Emi Inoue
Yoshinaga Kawamura
Ash Kyrie
Robert Paul Lewis
Ashley Moore
Philmore Peterson V
Zachary Podgorny
Tara Polansky
Stephanie Brooke West
Lauren Whearty

@ The OSU Urban Arts Space
50 West Town Street
Columbus, OH 43215

More information can be found here:

Do come out and see my work, hopefully during the reception when I'll for sure be there.

Photos to be posted soon...I hope....

MFA Candidate @ The Ohio State University

John McCaughey

Storm of Broken Dialog (Stage I) (2011)
mixed media on panel
6’ x 9’

Switching Slates of Mind (2011)
mixed media
10' x 3.5'

Translation (2011)
mixed media
3.5' x 3.5'

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Review??

That is, if you want to call what someone is doing hiding behind the blog Slum Cab Tours a review then go check out the February 20, 2011 blog post at the aforementioned blog. Great blog name, definitely a bad review. Not necessarily bad as it pertains to the work, rather, bad as it pertains to the writing. But hey, that is the tag line of the site, "horrible reviews of art in Columbus, OH" so what can one expect. I just wish the writer had quoted the questions of the woman who was "shrilly quizzing" children in the gallery. I wonder if I would have passed?

PS: The author of the blog isn't too hard to figure out if you do a wee search: Kate Rhoades. And I want to thank her for stating that I have, "more zest and vigor than was apparent in this exhibition." Check out her blogs, she does after all seem to have a good sense of humor.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Recent places my work was, is, and will be...

At the Hopkins Hall Gallery:
Conceived and developed by Ardine Nelson
January 3–19, 2011

Image—Self travels to:
Upper Arlington Concourse Gallery:
March–April 2011

At the Ohio Art League:
Transforming the Mundane
The Mundane Transformed
Works by Undine Brod and George Gregory
Reception: First Thursday (Feb. 3) 6-9PM
February 3 - 26, 2011