The James Art Program and Self-Guided Walking Tour

As part of creating a healing environment, The James Art Program and Self-Guided Walking Tour showcases our collection of donated and purchased pieces by local and nationally known artists. We hope the artwork inspires our patients and visitors as much as it inspires the dedicated people who work at The James each day.

The artwork in The James extends from the hospital’s Conference Level to the 21st floor Family Lounge. All areas containing artwork are accessible to the public at all times, with a few exceptions: artwork in the Patient and Family Resource Center on the Ground Floor, the Administration Suite on the ninth floor and the Bloch Café on the 14th floor. The Resource Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., the Administration Suite is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and the Bloch Café is open daily from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Artwork in these three locations may not be viewed after hours.

In addition, some artwork is located in conference rooms. Please do not enter those rooms while meetings are taking place.

Download The James Art Program and Self-Guided Walking Tour Brochure

If you have any questions about The James Art Program, please contact the program manager at 614-366-6955.

If you are interested in donating artwork, please review the guidelines and email the Request to Donate Form to

If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork in The James Art Gallery, please fill out this form and include a portfolio of the artwork you would like to exhibit. While we currently have our schedule set through 2019, we thank you for your interest in showing after that time. The Art Program Strategic Steering Committee will review all portfolio submissions.


Gift-in-Kind (GIK) credit is available for artwork donations. If you are interested in receiving GIK credit please make that known on your Request to Donate form and we will connect you with representative from Development to explain the process further.

Steering Committee

James Art Program Manager: Caitlin Dennis

James Development: Nan Halley-Steyn

James Nursing Director Representative: Carol Colussi

James Nursing Representative: Ruth Frankenfield

James Nursing Representative:

James Hospital At Large: Brittany Campbell

James Marketing/Communications: Karen Beisler

James Medical Staff Representative:

James Patient Family Advisory Council:

OSUWMC Volunteer: Karen Alles

OSU Wexner Center for the Arts: Michael Goodson/ Lucy Zimmerman

OSU Department of Art: Ed Valentine

Community Member: Michael McEwan

James Executive Director of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer: Kris Kipp

James Administrative Director: 

Facilities Operation Management & Services: Rob Hofacre

OSUWMC Facilities Planning: Adrian Boysel, Senior Facilities Planner