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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Ginny Baughman

Home 1182 Peachcreek Rd. County: Montgomery
Centerville Ohio 45458 United States
Home Phone: 6142952999 Website: Ginny Baughman Blog: Ginny’s Chalk Art


I’ve spent my life devoted to creating, teaching, and learning about art. My inspiration comes my life as a woman, wife, mother, student, teacher and an inhabitant of this earth.

I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. I received a BFA from the University of Dayton and an MA in Art Education from OSU. I’ve also attended many professional workshops, seminars and conferences all over the US.

I’ve been a teaching artist for over 20 years. I’ve taught a variety of art classes, camps and residencies for students of all ages and abilities in a variety of different venues in central Ohio and Dayton. Until recently when I had to give up teaching due to the pandemic.

I’ve been a freelance artist for over 25 years. I began my art career by selling prints of my drawings and paintings of local landmarks in central Ohio where I was living at the time. I was so interested in drawing that I researched and wrote about the history of drawing for my master’s thesis.

About 15 years ago, after finishing my master’s degree. I sifted my focus to contemporary art. My contemporary artwork is content, not media, based, because I use a variety of media. This includes, but is not limited to, 3D paintings, paper sculptures, found object sculptures, installations and sidewalk chalk art. Many of these artworks have been accepted into exhibitions both locally and nationally and have been featured in newspaper articles about the exhibitions.

I have also had several solo shows of my work though out Ohio. I received 5 Community Artist Grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council from 2013-2018. I was also awarded an Artists Grant from Culture Works of Montgomery County in 2021. I’ve completed over 20 and counting sidewalk chalk art designs in various venues throughout Ohio.

Today I keep both my traditional and my contemporary artwork going. I still enjoy creating drawings and paintings of my surroundings, but my contemporary art gives me a creative outlet. I also enjoy performance style art: installations and chalk art. I love interacting with the public while I work. I’ve also moved into doing contemporary landscape painting too and love looking for interesting thought provoking landscapes to paint. I like to create artwork that gets people thinking, but I also enjoy creating traditional artworks of a familiar places with a contemporary twist. I enjoy being a split personality artist, because it gives me versatility to create a variety of different types of art.

I’ve recently moved back home to the Dayton, Ohio area. I’ve already had several artworks accepted to local exhibitions and had a solo show of my landscapes at the Atrium Gallery at Glen Helen in Yellow Springs in 2020 that was cut short by the Pandemic. I’m presently working on a print and a coloring book of the Dayton area that should be for sale soon.

Artist Statement

By Ginny Baughman ( Through my art I want to promote a dialogue about issues that are close to my heart. I am interested in the human, particularly the feminine, figure, as it relates to different aspects of everyday life from motherhood, to religion, to global warming. My ideas flow through my art as I create narratives that speak directly to my viewers. I am influenced by many different artists and techniques. These include, but are not limited to, the illusionary qualities of the surrealists, the constructiveness of cubists, the illuminating qualities of the Impressionists, the emotionalism of the Expressionists, and the soul-searching narratives of the Feminists. My art is content based, not media based, because my choice of media is dictated by my topic or theme. I utilize a variety of media in my art including drawing, painting, collage, paper sculpture, fiber, mixed media and installation. I often combine media to create the perfect artistic message. I enjoy exploring new techniques and media. With my paintings and drawings, I enjoy both contemporary and traditional artwork including landscapes. I like to push past the picture plane into another dimension. To do this I use illusion and perspective, the addition of elements, or the manipulation of the surface. I’ve also figured out how to make my drawings three dimensional by layering cut paper. I discovered my signature sculptural paintings by experimenting with plaster molds and then painting them to create a unique statement. The act of collecting is an integral part of my sculptural art. The things that I collect speak to me with concepts for my art and then I use them in sculptures and installations or as subject matter for my paintings and drawings. I also enjoy doing temporary art like installation and sidewalk chalk. My installations began with small my found object sculptures and then moved into large floor sized creations. Installation is intriguing art medium. It’s temporary, but its effect on viewers is tremendous, because it engages and delights. Sidewalk chalk art has a similar, because it is also temporary. But viewers love it! I’ve discovered that both sidewalk chalk and installation are great ways to get artwork in front of viewers who might not normally go to an art exhibition or museum. Just like life is evolves, these artworks can change every time I create them. My artwork changes as my life changes. I began with traditional artwork and moved into contemporary art and now I create both. I’m constantly searching for new ideas and media for my art. I create as an author or musician weaving an interesting story that leaves conclusions up to my viewer’s own interpretation. This makes artwork exciting, because I look forward to hearing people’s reactions to my creations. Then I use these ideas future artworks. I continue this process over and over again with every new work of art that I create.


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