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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Erin Scaia

Owner/Art Instructor Purple Dog Art Studio
Work 28 South High Street County: Franklin
New Albany Ohio 43054 United States
Work Phone: 614-571-4099 Website:


Erin Scaia is a native of Canton, Ohio. From the time she could hold a pencil, she’s been drawing and making art. Erin took numerous art classes growing up and graduated from Marietta College with a BA in graphic design. After working as a designer for 16 years, she reconnected with her passion for creating fine art and transitioned into being a studio owner and art instructor at Purple Dog Art Studio. Erin loves to paint abstracts in acrylics, and landscapes, humans and animals in pastels. Her work has been featured at the Ohio State Fair, McConnell Arts Center and 400 W. Rich Street. She is a member of the Ohio Pastel Artists League.

Artist Statement

I want to change people’s relationship with art, and in turn use art as a way to change people’s relationship with themselves. By showing the full range of emotions in my work, I hope to inspire people to connect with all of their emotions, and to see the beauty in everything that is part of the human experience.


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