Welcome to the Woman's Art Club Cultural Center
The Club was founded in 1892 by 19 women artists, in response to the Cincinnati Art Club’s refusal to accept female members. Today The Club is more than 250 women strong and is the oldest Woman’s Art Club operating without interruption in the United States. A bit of history: In 1992, our centennial year, The Club moved to its first permanent address at the Pendleton Art Center.
Then, in 2006, in order to raise funds to restore the Resthaven Barn in Mariemont as a Cultural Center, The Club created the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation (The Foundation). The Barn currently provides space for art instruction, art exhibits, artists’ studios, meetings and events. The Barn continues to be maintained and operated by The Foundation as a State of Ohio Cultural Facility serving men, women, and children of the Greater Cincinnati Area. Last year we received 16,000 individual visits!
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Join us at this year's Showcase and do your holiday shopping at our charming, vintage 1924 Barn instead of the Big Box Stores! Grab lunch at the "Fire on High" food truck (returning due to popular demand) - then keep on shopping!
Artisans have been working all year to create lovely handmade items, including knits & other wearables, soap, ceramics, wood-turned items, holiday treats, small paintings, cards & paper art, and more! Their one-of-a-kind items make thoughtful gifts you can't find anywhere else. Here are our participating vendors, including returning favorite and intriguing new artisans:
|Dennis Allen||Functional Pottery|
|Bob Blum||Jewelry Crafted from Vintage Sequins|
|Dawna Boehmer||Paintings, Prints & Cards|
|Bright Soapworks||Deliciously Scented Soaps, Sundries & Cards|
|Jane Cervantes||Treats galore: Chocolate Truffles, Buckeyes & More!|
|Trish Cox||Glass Art & Recycled Glass Items|
|Nina Dusa||Painted Switch Covers & Magnets|
|Cathy Fiorelli||Cards & Small Works|
|Nancy Gamon||Dyed Scarves & Stitched Cards|
|Girl Scouts||Fresh Wreaths, both Plain & Decorated|
|Grey Hall||Mariemont Scenes on Glass, Scarves & Cards|
|Sue Helbling||Charming Small Paintings|
|Anne Huddleston||Mosaic Mirrors & Accessories for your Garden|
|Jaime Illif||Handmade Pottery|
|Margaret Kastner||Hand-smithed Jewelry|
|Fran Kellington||Fine Sterling Silver Jewelry|
|Linda Kurzynski||Primitive Christmas Decorative Items|
|Jane Lach & Jean Barns||Aprons & Totes|
|Gerrie Martin||Baked Goodies including Tasty Loaf Cakes|
|David McKenrick||Wooden Boxes|
|Michel McNabb||Sterling silver Earrings, Necklaces & Bracelets|
|Angie Meehan||Affordable Paintings (tues night grp)|
|Joan Miley||Painted Tiles, Glass & Scarves|
|Eve Moody||Local Honey for your Honey|
|Joanne Newmann||18" Doll Clothes|
|Barbara Pask||Painted Canvases, Santas & Necklaces|
|Carol Rentschler||Fine Knits: Cowls, Wraps, Gloves & Boot Cuffs|
|Susan Roberts||Fine Handcrafted Jewelry of Bead & Metal|
|Elizabeth Ross||Veggie-Printed Towels|
|Bobbi Thies||Printed T-Shirts|
|Gillian Thompson||Leaded Glass|
|Dionn Tron & Sally Lloyd||Fused Glass Items & Ornaments|
|Jerry Warner||Wood Turned Bowls, Vessels & Platters|
|Cyndy Williams-Wolf||Jewelry in Copper & Bronze|
|Mindy Wilson||Handknitted Accessories & Wearables, Alpaca|
|Maryann Ziemer||Mixed Media & Art Jewelry|
Have you always wondered about that painting, vase, or quilt that was handed down to you, discovered in an attic, or bought at a yard sale? Bring that piece of art or decorative art to the Barn on Friday, Nov. 10 from 9am to noon. This includes: Paintings and Prints; Pottery and Porcelain; Glass; Folk Art; Furniture (if small enough to bring in, that's ideal but if you bring several pictures we'd be happy to look at that too); Quilts; Silver; Watches and Jewelry (new this year).
Four professionals from Cowan’s Auction House will be on hand in the Gallery, in this “roadshow” style event to evaluate the items, briefly explaining what they're looking for and how they determine the value. They'll then give you an estimate of how much they would expect it to sell for at auction if it were put up for sale today*.
Fee for evaluation is $25; register online for your time slot at thebarn.cincyregister.com/cowan. Four “stations” will be set up, each evaluating three to four pieces per half-hour time slot. Limit one item per person – make sure it is small enough to carry and hold comfortably. You don’t need to bring an item for evaluation to attend - come and watch the excitement for free! This event benefits the WACC Foundation, which operates The Barn.
*All evaluations are estimates and not official appraisals. They cannot be used for insurance, estate, tax, or other legal purposes.
"Mariemont Preservation Presents" is a series of monthly Saturday-morning performances to watch & artmaking to enjoy with your favorite kids! This series is generously supported by a grant from the Mariemont Preservation Foundation. Please include at least one adult per event. $5/person (adult or child). Programs start promptly at 10am; seating is first-come, first-served. To learn more about the Mariemont Preservation Foundation, click here.
Register online here.
Schedule: October 21 The Last Firefly November 18: Mandalas 4 Families Dec. 16: A MadCap Christmas Carol Jan. 20: Lion King Craft 4 Families
February 17: Pinocchio March 17: Trip Jones & the Case of the Missing Music April 28: The Cat in The Hat May 19: Rapunzel