Cincinnati Art Club & Wessel Gallery, 1021 Parkside Place, Cincinnati, OH 45202 513‑241‑4591

Dinner Programs / 2017-18 Season

Dinner reservations are required, email to make a Dinner or Brunch Reservation
Social Hour is 6:00 pm, Dinner at 6:45 pm, Programs begin at 7:30 pm
To cancel a reservation, please call


Fall Signature Show
September 8 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) Opening
September 9 & 10 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Show Ends after Dinner Meeting on Sept 15

Diner Meeting
September 15
Margot Madison, An overview of the Social Media platforms most relevant to artists.

Fall Associate Show
October 13 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) Opening
October 14 & 15 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Show Ends after Dinner Meeting on Oct 20

Diner Meeting
October 20
Rediscover Flower Power!
The Cincinnati Art Museum’s upcoming Art in Bloom exhibit has inspired the Art Club to explore how the floral motif has been depicted in art through the ages. During the dinner meeting presentation, we will discover the hidden symbols of flowers in art from the Western World, the Middle East, and Asia.

Dinner Meeting
November 17
15 Ways to Start an Abstract Painting
Jacqueline Sullivan, mixed media, acrylic, collage and calligraphic artist, will show Club Members 15 of her tried and true ways to start an abstract painting. She will demonstrate how to divide-up that big space for a good composition, how to use texture to add dimension, and how color and tone work to unify the canvas. Whether you paint realistically or abstract you will walk away with new ideas and methods to approach your work.


Winter Signature Show
January 12 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) Opening
January 13 & 14 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Show Ends after Brunch Meeting on January 20

Due to possible inclement weather in January and February, meetings will be Saturday morning at 10:00 am for a Brunch and Meeting.

Brunch Meeting
Saturday, January 20, 10:00 am
Judi Ketteler - How to Talk About Your Art So People Will Listen

Judi Ketteler talks to companies, associations, and networking groups about the power of telling stories. She talks about the ways organizations and individuals can use storytelling to present an idea to a board of directors or create content for a marketing campaign. Her presentation style is engaging and entertaining (and contains a lot of stories)! Most importantly, her content is packed with relevant take away you can start using right away in your next conversation, presentation, pitch, email or social media post.


Judi Ketteler’s presentation, ‘How to talk about your art so people will listen’ was so enlightened, many people asked for her slides, click to view.

DAWG Art from the Masters Show
February 9 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) Opening
February 10 & 11 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Show Ends after Dinner Meeting on February 17

Brunch Meeting
Saturday, February 17, 10:00 am
DAWG - Presentation and discussion on some of the most influential painters in history.

DAWG’s (Digital Art Working Group) sponsored exhibit of digital and traditional artwork based on work from the “Masters” of Fine Art exhibit will show a fun collection of different styles and media that explore another artist’s Masterwork. At the morning Brunch Meeting we will discuss what you discovered while making a reproduction and what methods were used.

MARCH 2018
Spring Associate Show
March 9 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) Opening
March 10 & 11 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Show Ends after Dinner Meeting on March 16

Dinner Meeting
March 16
Ray Hassard - One Hundred Well-Chosen Strokes!

Ray Hassard loves to paint stuff that looks like stuff… and the pressure is on. Can he accomplish his mission using just 100 strokes of pastel to create a painting? What is the artistic benefit of limiting yourself to this process? What will we learn? Ray is a realist/impressionist painter in the tradition of Sargent, Sorolla, and Zorn. His painting has evolved from photorealism to the alla prima method used in en plein air painting. Ray is attuned to his emotional response to the out-of-doors and takes special delight in finding beautiful, meaningful, and fascinating subjects where most people find mundane or commonplace scenes. But there is nothing commonplace about the energy Ray puts into his art, travels, and plein air competitions. Perhaps that is why 100 well-chosen strokes are soooo important.

APRIL 2018
Sketch Group Show
April 13 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) Opening
April 14 & 15 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Show Ends after Dinner Meeting on April 20

Dinner Meeting
April 20
Tom Bluemlein - All Things Tom Bluemlein
A Special Dinner at the
Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum
3738 Eastern Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226

Tom Bluemlein has always used his art talent to help him in school and in life. As a youngster, he could create art but not be able to distinguish letters and words. As an adult, he came to understand he has dyslexia and in the company of other famous dyslexic’s artists: Picasso, Ansel Adams, Da Vinci, Rauschenberg, Rodin, Pollock, and the list goes on. For artists, dyslexia can be a blessing in disguise as they tend to think in images as opposed to words and can capture entire stories and concepts in a single image. Tom uses an impressionistic painting style to describe the beauty of nature and the spirit of the locale. His paintings reach out to invite the viewer, a silent partner in all Bluemlein's paintings, to linger and get lost in the scene.

MAY 2018
Spring Signature Show
May 4 (6:00 - 9:00 pm) Opening
May 5 & 6 (1:00 - 4:00 pm)
Show Ends after Dinner Meeting on May 18

Dinner Meeting
May 18
General Business Meeting

No Dinner Meetings