Plein air oil painting of buildings on a street

By Joseph Lombardo
24 x 24 in.
Oil on canvas
Artist Choice Award and Award of Excellence at Ohio Plein Air Society Competition 2021
Available through Art Access Gallery, 540 S. Drexel Ave, Columbus, OH 43209

On the first morning of the Ohio Plein Air Society Competition Joseph Lombardo raced the rising sun to capture long shadows and the first “Pop” of light in German Village, Columbus. Friday commuters stopped to cheer his success from their car windows.

Lombardo’s fellow plein air competitors selected “Pop” for the Artists’ Choice Award. Judge Patrick Lee picked “Pop” for an Award of Excellence.

“Pop” along with over one hundred new, 2021, paintings will be included in Lombardo’s solo show at Art Access Gallery in Columbus, Ohio. Lombardo’s exhibit runs November 12, 2021 to January 2022. Stop in to meet Joseph Lombardo at the Opening Reception, November 12 from 5–8pm. Art Access Gallery is open Wednesday–Friday 11am–5pm, Saturday 11am–4pm.

“Joe’s almost abstract landscapes are rich in color and emotion. The viewer can feel the essence of a place while not being presented with every detail,” said Barb Unverferth of Art Access Gallery.

Lombardo shows annually at Center Gallery, in Glen Arbor, Michigan. His 2022 opening will be held July 8, 2022 from 6–8pm.

Lombardo teaches painting workshops internationally. For updated information on workshops check out his website:

Follow Joseph Lombardo on instagram: @lombardo100

Visit Joseph Lombardo’s website:

Art Access Gallery
540 S. Drexel Ave,
Columbus, OH. 43209

Center Gallery
Lake Street Studios
6023 South Lake Street, Glen Arbor, MI 49636

Upcoming 2022 and 2023 workshops:
Coastal Maine Art Workshops, Rockland, Maine
Glen Arbor Arts Center, Glen Arbor, Michigan
Cincinnati Art Club
Hive Alive, Marietta, Ohio
ArtravelItaly, Tuscany, Italy

Visit Lombardo’s November 2021 solo show at Art Access Gallery:
Show Dates: November 12, 2021 – January 2022
Opening Reception: Nov. 12, 5pm–8pm
Gallery Hours: Wed.–Fri. 11am–5pm, Sat. 11am–4pm.
Gallery Phone: 614-338-8325