In the spring of 2014, a small band of cathedral members took on the task of improving the south hall of the cathedral facility to serve as a primary exhibition space. They then established a regular schedule of art shows, and Gallery South was born. Since then, Gallery South has featured exhibits covering a wide range of subjects and media. More than 100 local artists have participated – including several with strong national reputations. The opening reception for each show regularly brings in scores of visitors. Gallery South firmly establishes the cathedral as a valued and unique presence in the region’s fine arts scene. Since its mission is to create shows that are a gift to the community, there never are any application fees nor are commissions takes on any sales. For more information, contact Mike Phillips.

The 2019-20 schedule of exhibits for Gallery South will be announced later this summer.

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM TO Noon
Sunday: 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Art of Wonder II 

Late in the spring of 2019, we featured our second Art of Wonder exhibit in Gallery Sought. Art of Wonder II featured 26 artists whose work captured those moments when wonder and awe drive away daily cares, when life as we know it collides with the beauty, power, and mystery of the Universe. The exhibit was an invitational show, meaning that all participants are among an elite list of Greater Cincinnati artists who were invited to enter one or two pieces. Along with works in more familiar media, two painters exhibited pieces done in the technically demanding encaustic medium – works demonstrating the medium’s ability to leap off the canvas in exuberant color. Two sculptors also on display involved intricate wall-hung pieces. Prizes were awarded to the best in this juried show, as judged by Ann Glasscock, Ph.D., assistant curator of the Taft Museum of Art, and as listed below.

First Place:
“Mesmerized” by Ken Landon Buck
Second Place:
“Cornman” by Susan Brabenec
Third Place:
“Heaven and Mt. Adams” by Jan Boone
Honorable Mention:
“The Sea Ranch” by Rita Geiger
Honorable Mention:
“The Golden Light of Winter” by Irene Pritchett
Honorable Mention:
“Two of Hearts” by Mark Wiesner
Honorable Mention:
“Vibrant Peony” by Kea Thompson
Honorable Mention:
“Vacilando” by Wesley Mallory