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.
The James Art Gallery, located on the first floor of The James at the top of the JEGS Foundation Lobby grand staircase, features special exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
February 1, 2019 - March 14, 2019: Carol Stewart
March 28, 2019 - May 9, 2019: Jan Bell
May 9, 2019 - June 23, 2019: Collaboration with the Columbus Metropolitan Library Carnegie Gallery
May 23, 2019 - July 4, 2019: Karen Alles
July 18, 2019 - October 24, 2019: Works from the Art Access Gallery
November 7, 2019 - Februray 13, 2020: Works from the Brandt Roberts Gallery
In addition, some artwork is located in conference rooms. Please do not enter those rooms while meetings are taking place.
If you have any questions about The James Art Program, please contact the program manager at 614-366-6955.
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.
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: Judith Bartley
James Hospital At Large: Jennifer Dienno
James Hospital At Large: Emily Smith
James Hospital At Large: Julie Ly
James Hospital At Large: Vicki Brown
James Marketing/Communications: Karen Beisler
James Medical Staff Representative: Dr. David Cohn
James Patient Family Advisory Council: Karen Alles
OSU Wexner Center for the Arts: Lucy Zimmerman
Community Member: Ruth Siegle
Associate Executive Director, Clinical Operations: Brenda Kendall
Facilities Operation Management & Services: James Blankenship
OSUWMC Facilities Planning: Adrian Boysel
OSUWMC Facilities Planning: Linda Gabel
James Art Therapist: Anne Harding