Ombré Gallery Exciting News!!!

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The Tri-State’s only contemporary art jewelry gallery, Ombré Gallery, commemorated our new Over-the-Rhine location with a fundraising event featuring several city and county officials on Friday, September 21. A portion of the proceeds from the grand reopening weekend’s sales benefitted the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC).

A ribbon cutting ceremony with Hamilton County Commissioner Denise DriehausCincinnati City Council Member Greg LandsmanContemporary Arts CenterDirector Raphaela Platow as well as representatives from the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, and the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), neighboring businesses and community members kicked off the evening’s festivities. Formal city and county proclamations were presented declaring September 21, 2018 “Ombré Gallery Day." A reception and gallery open house followed where guests enjoyed complimentary gourmet bites, drinks, live music, and gift card giveaways.

One of only a few art jewelry galleries of its kind in the United States, Ombré Gallery specializes in exhibiting and selling unique art jewelry pieces by more than 70 artists and metalsmiths from around the world. It showcases and sells one-of-a-kind, wearable art jewelry pieces crafted from both traditional and unexpected materials, utilizing unique techniques and subjects. Serving as an art gallery and jewelry store all in one, the gallery seeks to highlight and juxtapose art, craft, fashion, and design. The gallery originated in Oakley in 2016 and remained there until now. 

As a result of a successful grand re-opening weekend, Ombré Gallery has donated $1,000 to the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center benefiting its educational programs.

The gallery is located at 1511 Race Street in Cincinnati. Gallery hours, photos of the gallery’s innovative art jewelry, and additional information may be found at ombregallery.com. 

OMBRÉ GALLERY AT THE CAC

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We are excited to announce our collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Center Store! Ombré Gallery will be curating a space featuring a contemporary art jewelry artist in the CAC shop inspired by their current exhibitions!
Our first pairing is artist Tara Locklear with artist Karin Mamma Andersson. Mamma Andersson’s show “Memory Banks” opened on Friday, October 5th at the CAC as part of FotoFocus Biennial 2018!

JULIA TURNER - OCTOBER FEATURED ARTIST

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Julia Turner creates graphic and sculptural pieces that are strong and subtle, beautifully crafted and a pleasure to live with. Her award-winning work has been exhibited internationally and has been included in numerous publications. 

Julia’s work is driven by a continuous exploration of materials and techniques from diverse disciplines. Her studio tables are piled with small experiments in form and surface which she arranges and re-arranges, finding tensions, creating compositions, moving ideas forward and developing the strongest impulses into finished work. She freely combines everything that interests her; mixing hot and cold connections, carving and fabricating, wood and gold, traditional enamel and industrial paint. Her work reflects a fascination with the boundary between the human-built and natural worlds, the beauty of accidental collaborations between them, and our often funny ideas about what we can and can’t control. She is an MFA graduate of Miami University of Ohio, 1995.

NIKKI COUPPEE SHOW - LAST WEEKEND

CLOSES OCTOBER 14, 2018

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Occasionally feeling homesick, Nikki Couppee makes works reminiscent of the Florida beaches where she grew up. Couppee chooses materials like synthetic fishing ties, collected shells from home, holograms, fake plastic flowers, neon glow-in-thedark bits, and plastic sugar sprinkles, all in a color palette that reflects her memories of a time and place. These pieces are unapologetically sentimental with a nod to Victoriana and tourist kitsch. 

Couppee received her M.F.A. in Jewelry/Metals from Kent State University in 2011 and a B.F.A. in Jewelry/Metals from the University of Georgia in 2007. She has also taught enameling and jewelry/metal techniques at Kent State University and The Cleveland Institute of Art.

It’s an emiko oye HALLOWEEN

Stop in to see the latest emiko oye limited edition halloween pieces! They bring so much joy to those who were her work. New Harry Potter, Star Wars, Wonder Women, Flash, and Black Panther!

Grand Re-Opening Celebration this Friday!

Please join us for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration this Friday, September 21. We are commemorating our relocation to Over-the-Rhine at 1511 Race Street. Several city and chamber officials will be in attendance. The entire community is invited to attend and join in the festivities. 

One of the few art jewelry galleries of its kind in the United States, Ombré Gallery specializes in exhibiting and selling unique art jewelry pieces by more than 70 artists and metalsmiths from around the world. It showcases and sells one-of-a-kind, wearable art jewelry pieces crafted from both traditional and unexpected materials, utilizing unique techniques and subjects. Serving as an art gallery and jewelry store all in one, the gallery seeks to highlight and juxtapose art, craft, fashion, and design. The gallery originated in Oakley in 2016 and remained there until now. 

A brief ribbon cutting ceremony with Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus, Cincinnati City Council Member Greg Landsman, representatives from the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), the Contemporary Arts Center, neighboring Over-the-Rhine businesses and community members will kick off the evening’s festivities on September 21 at 4:00 p.m. A formal city proclamation will also be presented during this time. An informal reception and gallery open house will immediately follow. 

During the reception, guests will enjoy complimentary gourmet bites, drinks, live music, and giveaways until 7:00 p.m. The event is free to attend and open to all. RSVP is strongly recommended on the official Ombré Gallery OTR Grand Reopening and Ribbon Cutting Facebook event

A portion of the proceeds from sales during the evening’s reception and throughout the grand reopening weekend will benefit the development of a Future Learning Center at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center.

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We're Moving to Historic Over-the-Rhine

Did you hear the latest buzz?  We are moving from Oakley to historic Over-the-Rhine (OTR) neighborhood in downtown Cincinnati!  Our Oakley location will be closing Saturday, June 30th.  

We will re-open our doors in our OTR location on July 14th at 1511 Race Street. The gallery will be close to Washington Park, Anchor Bar, Zula, Taft Ale House, Pleasantry, and Poke Hut.  There is convenient access to parking and the street car line.

Thank you for your support of Ombré Gallery over the last couple of years, and we look forward to having you visit us at our new OTR location.

Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for our Grand Re-Opening party on September 21st.  Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates! 

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Joanna Gollberg - February Featured Artist

 Joanna Gollberg, 7 Stone Set Row Bracelet, rough apatite, blue topaz, rough amethyst, ammonite, rough turquoise, chrysoprase, and sterling silver

Joanna Gollberg, 7 Stone Set Row Bracelet, rough apatite, blue topaz, rough amethyst, ammonite, rough turquoise, chrysoprase, and sterling silver

Our February featured artist is Joanna Gollberg. The first thing you notice with Gollberg's jewelry are the setting of colorful stones that seem to float in unusual settings. Gollberg uses texture and color for her inspiration. Whether using smooth cabachon, rough-cut, or upside down faceted stones, her jewelry pops with color.  Gollberg's studio is in downtown Asheville, North Carolina where she loves to work with her hands. She notes, "making jewelry satisfies my drive to create because it offers a lifetime of learning and challenges, in both a technical and design sense.  The answering of 'how?' helps me push design and person boundaries within the framework of  jewelry line.  The ability to draw on past knowledge combined with the openness I have for new ideas completes me in my creative work." 

Gollberg received her jewelry design degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1991.  She has been a self-employed jeweler for 18 years, selling her work at craft & jewelry galleries and fine craft shows in the US. She has authored four books on making jewelry (all published by Lark Books), and her work been included in numerous publications, such as Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament Magazine, 20th Century Jewelers, and 500 Wedding Rings. She teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, Craftsy.com, and craft schools, such as Penland School of Crafts and Haystack Craft School.

A line of Joanna Gollberg's work can be found in the gallery or online.

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