Alcove Gallery

The Alcove Gallery is a pocket gallery tucked into the spacious entrance to Antioch University Midwest. With an easy hanging system it’s a perfect space for a small show. The Alcove Gallery Program, managed by Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC), in partnership with Antioch University Midwest (AUM), provides gallery space and consultation services to artists. The program stimulates membership for the YSAC and supports artists of multiple disciplines and experience levels in Yellow Springs and beyond. While artists are encouraged to exhibit for professional gain – including visibility, networking, and sales – our presenting artists are fundamentally motivated by a desire to enhance the community’s creative spirit through their art.

The Alcove Gallery is available for exhibition by current YSAC members. Individuals may become members with the express purpose of presenting in the gallery. Solo and shared exhibits, as well as collaboration with other arts disciplines for receptions, are encouraged. All work must be original.

The Alcove Gallery hosts six shows per year, and started in March of 2017.

Alcove Gallery Season 2019

  • Jan-February: Samantha Farkas
  • March-April:   David Sloan
  • May-June:  Timothy Ryan
  • July-August: YSAC Gallery Committee Group Show
  • September-October:  Christine Klinger
  • November-October: TBA

July-August, September-October, and November-December are currently open. To apply for a show at the Alcove Gallery, please download an application here and mail to P.O. Box 459, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387, or email to Angela Smith, Alcove Gallery Coordinator.

Antioch University Midwest (AUM) is located at 900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs. General operating hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-5 p.m.

A map of the Alcove Gallery, click on image to see larger view.

Application for Visual Art Exhibition – The Alcove Gallery

Current Show

“New Paintings by Christine Klinger”

Local Artist Christine Klinger’s paintings are on display in the Alcove Gallery now through October 31. Artist reception is Friday, September 20 from 3-5pm.

Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, OH, presents “New Paintings by Christine Klinger” from September 4 through October 31, 2019 in their Alcove Gallery.  Klinger, a multi-media artist who lives in Yellow Springs, OH, will show her most recent and some of her older abstract and expressionistic paintings.  There will be an Artist Reception on Third Friday, September 20, from 3 PM – 5 PM. Both the exhibit and reception are free and open to the public.

Speaking about her work, Klinger says she is intrigued by painting’s many styles and challenges. “My paintings continue to evolve and change. When weather permits, I may paint outside in oils, so as to see and capture my impressions of the light. My themes are all Nature-oriented; painting, for me, is a meditation on Nature.

“Sometimes I work in a more abstract, expressionistic style. I find it is often the weather, my mood, and the various themes I choose to explore that dictate my work. In my more abstract work,” Klinger says, “I revel in spontaneity. Each piece begins as a spark or an idea – something that intrigues or surprises me but can evolve into something else as I work. These concepts come from a place in my subconscious, a place of mystery.  I begin to understand my work best when it is finished, when I can look for patterns in theme and style.”

Klinger is a Yellow Springs artist, arts advocate and art educator. She has taught painting, sculpture and photography at colleges and art centers in Ohio, South Carolina and California, and currently teaches in Yellow Springs. She has shown in several solo and group shows, including the Yellow Springs Arts Council, the Yellow Springs Brewery and the Winds Café in Yellow Springs, and the Meadowlark Restaurant, The Contemporary Dayton, and 5th/3rd Center Gallery in Dayton (currently, through August 30, 2019).

Klinger has won awards for her artwork and is in several private and corporate collections, including a large-scale commission for Dayton Children’s Hospital in Springboro, OH, in 2016. She was Artist in Residence with South Carolina State Park Service in painting and photography in 2011, and received a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Montgomery County (OH) Arts & Cultural District in 2009/2010.

She owned and Springs Gallery in Yellow Springs and was Gallery Coordinator for Rosewood Arts Centre in Kettering, OH, for over nine years. Klinger has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH, and a master’s degree in Photojournalism from Ohio University. She has written and photographed for newspapers and magazines for several years. For more information on the exhibit contact Antioch University Midwest, Rhonda McArthur,, 937-769-1800,; or Christine Klinger via, 937-767-2346.