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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

John Howitt

Home 561 Woodlane Dr.
Bay Village Ohio 44140 United States
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John Howitt – Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art/Painting , Kent State University, Kent Ohio    

Workshops Blossom Arts Program Full scholarship recipient three consecutive years: Visiting Artists:  1993-1994, painting, Stephen Westfall, David Row, Mary Heilmann    1992-1993,         painting, Ron Janowich, Tim App, Willy Heeks, Carl Ostendarp, Betsey Batchelor John Moore, Bill Komoski 1991-1992, painting, Jacquiline Humphries, Ron Shuebrook, Stephen Ellis, Cora Cohen Donald Baechler, Joshua Decter JURIED SHOWS 1991 Tri C-Metro; Work of Three College Campuses, Modern Museum of Art Cleveland, Ohio 1989 Student Annual Exhibition, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University Kent, Ohio Gallery Shows 2012 – current – Gallery 202, 78th Street Studios, Worthington Yards. 2009  Heaven and Earth, Deborah Nicholls Interiors, Chagrin Falls Ohio 2008  Ingenuity Fest, All Go Signs, Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Artists: About Cleveland, Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 2007  Guitarmania, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio 2006  Form and Sound, egordon gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, Martines’Antiques, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 2005  Le Meek Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio, Free4All, The Pop Shop, Cleveland, Ohio 2004  Antithesis, The Boot Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio Paintings of Dogs, The Boot Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio Arts Collinwood, Cleveland, Ohio Tremont Art Walk, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio Art Rock Cleveland, BK Smith Gallery, Painesville, Ohio 2003  All Go Signs, Go Warehouse, Cleveland, Ohio 2002  Three Painters, The Boot Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio Towering, 1300 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 2000 Weirdo, Asterisk Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2006 Form and Sound, egordon gallery, Cleveland, Ohio Martines’Antiques, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 2004 Paintings of Dogs, The Boot Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio MURALS 2002 LoftWorks, Cleveland, Ohio Progressive Field, Cleveland Indians Baseball Player’s Family Area 2001 Water’s Restaurant, Hudson, Ohio

Artist Statement

After working in several areas of the arts, focusing on painting, drawing and music, I have recently discovered woodblock printing. It incorporates everything that I want to convey in my art, which is the flow of nature, spirituality, peacefulness, rhythm, and solace. The physical part of making the carvings are cathartic and mediative to me, which supports my mental stability. My prints are conceived and executed with experimental color placement and layering, much as a musician forms a melody through improvisation. By printing this way, I can create harmony or disharmony…bright and concise with a rhythm that shouts at the viewer– something on key, something off key. To me, each printed mark I see as notes, leading to a finished composition.