Founders’ Week

Open to the Public –
Founder’s Week is a celebration of the visual arts in the “Queen City”. Once again, we embrace our region’s heritage through a fine art competition, exhibition, visual art demonstrations and gallery talks by nationally ranked fine artists.

Starting in 2020 the Cincinnati Art Club initiated
what is becoming an annual tradition…

The initial Founders’ Week program was to be two weeks of special events celebrating the Club’s rich history over its first 130 years. With just 5 lively days of activities completed, we had to curtail the balance due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. In 2021 we were able to take back up where we had left off with a thematic, juried exhibit of local and regional artists, special art demonstrations and lectures for the general public, all held in the Club’s Herman and Bessie Wessel Gallery.

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This Year’s Founders’ Week–

Inspiration from our Regional Heroes

Once again, the Cincinnati Art Club celebrates Founder’s Week. This year, all activities will take place in the last week in April. All visual artists from the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State Region (members of the Club, or nonmembers) are invited to participate and exhibit their works in “Inspiration from our Regional Heroes,” held in the Club’s Wessel Gallery April 28-April 30.  A special rarely available Tour of Herman and Bessie Wessel Home & Studio and talk by Carl Samson will be offered on April 29. We will launch of a much-awaited Continuing Education class, taught by Marlene Steele, “Techniques of the Cincinnati Art Club Masters.”

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Founders’ Week Archive–


Cincinnati Masters: Then and Now

An exhibition featuring rarely seen treasures from the CAC vault along with nationally and internationally  recognized contemporary CAC “Masters”

Thursday, April 28 thru Sunday, May 1, 2022

at the Cincinnati Art Club’s Wessel Gallery, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati Ohio 45202

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Cincinnati Masters Information

Cincinnati Masters Exhibition

Cincinnati Masters All-Member Online Exhibition