OPAL; Ohio Pastel Artists League

Ohio pastel artists league (opal)

"Snowy Owl", 11"x14", NFS


I started drawing in high school using graphite. I took classes in school as well as adult education classes in the evening.  Coached mostly by my mother, also an artist, I switched to colored pencil and pastels in 2003. I currently prefer to use pastels. I am a member and current treasurer of the Westerville Art league.  I served as the Westerville Art League President in winter of 2007-2008.  I also served as the Secretary for the Ohio Artists Pastel League (OPAL).  Finally, I am a member of the Arts Council of Westerville . 

I have had my artwork at Gallery 202 in Westerville Ohio, and Serindip Gallery in Powell Ohio. I have been in Many Westerville Art league shows, a few in Worthington, Ohio State University, and the Ohio State Fair. I have displayed my art in several places around Columbus and Delaware for small shows. I have participated in numerous Art festivals in Westerville and Worthington Ohio.

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Kathryn Smithson­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


  • Yearly Ohio State University Collage of medicine shows
  • Ohio State Fair
  • Westerville Art League
  • Ohio Pastel Artists League shows


  • 1 Best of Show in Westerville Art League Spring show
  • 3 first place awards at the OSU College of Medicine shows
  • 1 first place, one 2nd place and 4 honorable mentions in Westerville Art League Spring shows