News & Announcements

SOS ART Retrospective 2016-2020

opens at Kennedy Heights Arts Center

on January 9

Please come and visit the show:

  1. In person by reserving a timed entry ticket at or by calling 513-631-4278
  2. If you cannot visit in person, please view the exhibit book that contains all work and artists statements at the following link: SOS ART Retrospective Exhibit Book
  3. A video documenting the show and including mini interviews of most of the participating artists will be posted later this month on this website.

Special Opportunities for Young Artists:

  1. There are several art activities for young artists related to the show; they are listed at the end of the exhibit book on page 92-108 (pages 48-56 in the pdf file).
  2. Participating young artists are invited to email their completed activities and statements by February 18 to
  3. E mailed artwork and statements will be posted in a gallery on this website and their artists will be invited to take part in a Zoom art gathering facilitated by Jay DeFazio, art educator, on Saturday February 20 from 1-4pm.

Calls to Artists and Online Exhibits

are posted in the sidebar to the right


I. Call to Poets — For A Better World 2021

deadline February 15, 2021

II. Call to Printmakers — USA Miniprints for Peace & Justice 2021

deadline May 1, 2021

III. Call to Artists — SOS ART 2021

deadline May 10, 2021

Links to the submission forms can be found on each page.

‘ART in the TIME of CORONA’

An SOS ART online Group ART SHOW of Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic


110 greater Cincinnati artists submitted 209 artworks for the show.

Their media were varied including drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, sculptures, fabric, etc. and their subject quite diverse.

They addressed direct effects of the Covid pandemic such as social isolation and loneliness, loss and separation, sickness and death, the world turned upside down, new modes of communication, new discoveries and new ways of coping, the resort to spirituality, the role of information (and misinformation), the role of science… and also addressed societal and political events triggered or unveiled by the pandemic such as unemployment, racial inequity, racial unrest, emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement, demands for justice, political divide, negligence and irresponsibility of the government, etc.


SUPPORT SOS ART by purchasing a Limited Edition, signed print available for ‘buy it now’ on Ebay

100% of sales go to SOS ART!

SOS ART has listed multiple fine art prints for sale on ebay. One of them, shown here, is titled ‘John Doe’.


‘John Doe’ woodcut print by Saad Ghosn

Family by Thom Shaw, 1995 Woodcut