Matthew Bustillo wins Best in Show – Juried Student Ink Exhibition


AAC Junior, Matthew Bustillo’s India Ink drawing was voted Best In Show by students who had work accepted into the Juried Student Ink Exibition.  75 students submitted work for the exhibition and 39 of the works were selected to be hung in the Convergys Gallery in the AAC’s front lobby.  As his prize, Matthew won a bottle of AAC recent graduate, Mark Barczak’s hand-crafted black walnut ink.  The Juried Student Ink exhibition will be up until December 13th and all works are for sale.  Matthew’s 11″ X 15″ drawing can be yours for only $350.The Hungry

New Work New York – Opening Today

New works by Matthew Tanner Browne and Sam McCormick that explore their recent forays of artistic expression.  Both students are seniors at the Art Academy and attended the New York Studio Residency Program last Spring and Fall, respectively.

The show focuses on Matthew’s sculpture and Sam’s poetry and performance in the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Chidlaw Gallery until December 13th.  Reception this evening from 6pm-11pm during Ink Bleeds 4.



First mARTket of the year @ Second Sunday on Main!

AAC Students' bi-monthly sale of fine art, crafts, and made goods.
AAC Students’ bi-monthly sale of fine art, crafts, and made goods.


The Art Academy’s mARTket is coming to Second Sunday on Main for the first time ever on October 13th. This month the Art Academy will host their first mARTket sale of the year. 30 or so students will sell their work at the Art Academy’s local bi-monthly “art fair” of student work, including fine art and handmade goods.  More info below:

The Art Academy of Cincinnati’s mARTket features current student artwork for public purchase.  Whether it be fine art, screen-print, letterpress, photography, apparel or made goods, Art Academy students have something for everyone.  mARTket sales are valuable to the community as they provide an influx of contemporary art from emerging Cincinnati artists.  They also add value to Art Academy students’ education by providing an environment where students interact with the public to negotiate price and discuss their artwork.
The AAC mARTket is located at the south end of the Second Sunday event, near 12th Street. Come on out to support the Art Academy and pick up something cool to hang.

Illustration Students Create Mural for Lloyd Library and Museum

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Illustration I students pitched mural proposals to the librarians and Director at the Lloyd Library and Museum this week.  One of their proposals will be picked, and the whole class will paint the mural on location.  More in-class, client-based, real world experience!  The AAC has strong historical ties with the Lloyd Library, and we’re always thrilled to collaborate with them on projects.