OPAC Artist Poster Series

Look for an opportunity to purchase this work in April 2021!

Six Ohio artists are crafting posters inspired by quotations from incarcerated and justice-impacted artists about the importance of the work that they do.

In April, we will release the six posters in a limited edition of fine prints, as well as a mass run of prints to be distributed widely to schools, community centers, prisons, and on the street. We are partnering with Cincinnati's Pull Club, a women-owned studio, to advise and teach and to do the screenprinting for the series.

As a part of this project, we are partnering with Cincinnati's Wave Pool to provide professional artist development workshops for the artists and for other returned citizens (and we'll provide a recording of the workshops for artists incarcerated in any prison in the state).

The first in a series of OPAC artist commissions, this poster series is designed to pay artists for their work and for artwork sales, to get art made by justice-impacted people out in to public space, and to support justice-impacted artists with professional development and networking opportunities.

Our poster series project team includes Alana Ryder, Jessie Glover, Aimee Wissman, Gwendolyn Garth, and Avery Barrett. The first series of posters will be created by Aimee Wissman, Gwendolyn Garth, Jamie Ochs, Brittany Vondenhuevel, Whitney Johnson, and Kamisha Thomas.