Klinger Studios

About Christine

Many of our collectors and students like to know about the people behind the art. Here is where we tell you a little about our backgrounds, interests and inspirations. If you wish to reach us to discuss a purchase, a commission, or a class or workshop proposal, feel free to do so by dropping us an email; a link is at the bottom of any page.Thanks for your interest!

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CHRISTINE KLINGER is a painter, sculptor, writer, photographer, and art educator. She is open to teaching private and small-group classes or workshops in clay sculpture or photography and she does photographic portraits, events, and studio  photography, including documentation of artwork. Feel free to contact Christine via email on this site. Thanks.
Christine will consider commission work in sculpture and photography. Some of her sculpture commissions have included plaster body casts of pregnant women, a hand portrait as a gift from a patient to her surgeon, and a back with hands sculpture as a gift for a chiropractor. She was also commissioned to design and create ceramic medallions for the 26th Annual Turkey Trot race in Miamisburg, Ohio. Christine also considers commissions for sculpture repair and restoration.

Hand and back sculpture, in progress, a commissioned gift for a chiropractor

Christine in the painting studio


Painting Studies: 
California painter Robert Burridge; Ohio painters Mark Echtner at Sinclair College, Dayton, Jean Koeller, Jim Glover, and Greg Dearth

Sculpture workshops: Debra Fritts, Arrowmont, Tennessee, 2007; Cheryl Tall, California, 2006; California Sculptors’ Symposium, Cambria, 2004 - 2006; Master New York sculptor Philippe Faraut, Ohio, 2005; Ohio 
University Emeritus Art Professor Joe Bova, Ohio, OH, 2005
*"Recent Paintings by Christine Klinger," The Winds Café, Yellow Springs, OH, 2014
“Faces and Facades II,” exhibition at Dayton (OH) Convention Center, via Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, sculpture and photography, 2008
* Edison Community College, Piqua, OH, clay sculpture, 2007 and 2001
* Hypotenuse Gallery, Sinclair College, clay sculpture, 2005
* Gallery at One Dayton Centre, Dayton, Ohio, clay sculpture, 2005 and 2000
* Barnes & Noble Books, Dayton, OH, photography, 2003
* “Faces and Facades,” invitational exhibition via Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery, black and white photography and clay masks, Downtown Dayton YMCA, 1996
* 2001 Showcase, Oakwood, OH, Polaroid transfer photography, 1995

* "Honorable Mention," Yellow Springs Arts Council, 2016
* "The View - All-Ohio Landscape Competition," Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, painting, 2015 

*First Place, Glen Helen 50th Anniversary Invitational Exhibit, painting, 2010

* Gold Palette (award-winners) Exhibit, Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, 2010
* “Glen Helen (Yellow Springs, OH) Nature Arts & Crafts Show,” juried art fair, painting, 2009 and 2010
* “HxWxD,” regional (four-state), juried competition, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, sculpture, 2009
* Invited to exhibit in the “Artenade, International Art of Peace Exhibition,” hosted by the Dayton International Peace Museum, Missing Peace Art Space and the Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, sculpture, 2009
* Invitational Exhibit by award winners from Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, Harcum Gallery, Boyd Cultural Arts Center, Wilmington (OH) College, sculpture, 2009
* First Place, Landscape (Jack Blandford Award), Miamisburg (OH) Art Gallery Annual Juried Art Exhibition, painting, 2009
* Third Place, Landscape, Tri-Art Guild, Dayton, OH, painting, 2009
* Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) juried 18th Annual Members’ Exhibition, painting, 2009
* “The View 2009,” state-wide, juried landscape competition, Rosewood Gallery, painting, 2008
* “Chamber Pot Show,” Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce gallery, painting, 2009, 2008, 2007
* Best of Show of New Members of Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, Annual “Small Works Show and Sale,” painting, 2008
* First Place, 3-D, Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors Juried Fall Show, 2008
* First Place, 3-D, Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors Juried Spring Show, clay sculpture, 2008
* “The View 2008,” state-wide, juried landscape competition, Rosewood Gallery, painting, 2008

 *“Art on the Grand,” Juried Art Fair, Farmington Hills, MI, painting, 2008
* “Welcome to Antioch,” Casa Frela, Harlem, NYC, fundraising exhibit for Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, organized by alumni and friends of Antioch College New York, painting on clay, 2007

* Antioch Art Department Instructors and Students Exhibit, Noyes Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH, sculpture, 2007
* Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) 16th Annual Members’ Exhibition, sculpture, 2007
*”20th Anniversary Invitational Exhibition,” Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, sculpture, 2007
* “Earth in Balance, A Regional Clay Competition,” Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, sculpture, 2006
* Invitational Exhibition of Fine Art Faculty Members of Allan Hancock College, David Ryan Gallery, Orcutt, CA, sculpture, 2006
* Invitational, self-portrait exhibition, Downtown Dayton Public Library, photography, including photograph of a clay self-portrait, 2006
* “Introductions,” curated exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Art Center, sculpture and photography, 2006
* “The Demise of Democracy?” Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA), Santa Ana, CA, juried, themed, multi-media exhibit, sculpture, 2005
* Dayton Visual Art Center's (DVAC’s) "Earthbound: Dayton Clay II," invitational clay show, sculpture, 2005
* Best of Show and First Place Awards, “Art About Town 2004,” Preservation Dayton, Inc., and Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery, Dayton (OH) Convention Center, sculpture, 2004
*”Elements of Nature,” Art Design Consultants’ invitational exhibition, University Hall Gallery, University of Cincinnati, OH, sculpture and photography, 2004
* Honorable Mention Award, DVAC’s, “Dayton Clay,” first Dayton-area clay invitational, sculpture, 2002
* “Interiors,” Conversation Pieces Gallery, Tipp City, Ohio, sculpture, 2000
* Second Place Award, “Summer Solstice,” Seventh Sun Gallery, Vandalia, Ohio, juried, multi-media competition, sculpture, 1999
* “DVACamera,” Chemineer Building, Dayton, Ohio, juried exhibition of photographer members of the Dayton Visual Arts Center, 1995
* Exhibition by the Dayton Art Institute instructors, Kettering Towers, Dayton, Ohio, 1995
* “Light Visions - The Works of Five Photographers,” invitational exhibition at The Hyatt Gallery, Tipp City, Ohio, photography, 1994
* Second Place Awards, juried, multi-media exhibition of women’s art, Sinclair Community
College, Dayton, OH, photography; won awards 1994 and 1995
* “City Art,” Third Annual DVAC Members’ Exhibition, juried show, art displayed in storefront locations around downtown Dayton, OH, photography, 1994
* Two-person exhibition, Books & Co., Dayton, OH, photography, 1994
* “The Fragile Environment,” Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH, juried multi-media exhibition by Ohio artists on the environmental theme, photography, 1993. My work was also selected for the show’s traveling exhibition which toured the United States for one year.
* “Third Annual Dayton Area Works on Paper Exhibition,” Rosewood Arts Centre Gallery, juried, multi-media show, photography, 1993
* Three-person invitational exhibition, Sinclair Community College, photography, 1993
* First Place Award, “Art About Town,” Montgomery County Old Courthouse Museum, juried, multi-media exhibition, photography, 1992
* “In Celebration of Art, 6th Annual Art Exhibition,” Clark State Community College, Springfield, OH, juried, multi-media show, photography, 1992
* “The Landscape Show,” Miami Valley Cooperative Gallery, juried, multi-media exhibition on the landscape theme, photography, 1992

* “Images of a Female Nature,” four-woman, multi-media, invitational exhibition for the Miami Valley Arts Council, at DVAC, Biltmore Hotel, Dayton, OH, photography, 1992

*Art Residency for State of South Carolina Parks District, Painting and Photography, 2011

*Recipient of a Montgomery County (OH) Arts & Cultural District Visual Artist Fellowship, Sculpture, 2009 - 2010

*Subject of a major article in Fall/Winter 2007/08 edition of Art-to-Art Palette, a regional art magazine, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 79-82
Quoted and/or featured in the following articles:
*“20 Years Gone – The Second 10-Year Retrospective at the Rosewood Gallery,” Dayton City Paper, (DCP), 1/17/07, pp. 6
*“Super show celebrates Rosewood’s 20th/Exhibition features 20 favorite gallery artists from varied media,” Dayton Daily News, (DDN), 1/14/07, p. D10
*“Mud rises to the occasion,” DDN, 12/12/06, D10
*“Showtime for teacher – A college art exhibit finds a home in Orcutt,” The Santa Maria (CA) Sun, 4/6/06, p. 22
*“Crossing Janus,” DCP, 5/10/06, p. 12
*“They Come Bearing Gifts – Art treasures for the holidays,” DCP, 12/04
*“Look at all of the ‘Art About Town,’” DDN, 9/19/04, F1
*“Impressive under fire – A new exhibit at DVAC is an engaging testament to creativity of ceramists,” DDN, Spotlight Section, 6/9/02, p. C3

*“Earthwares – From the ‘clay’ of Ohio comes the latest DVAC exhibition, Impact Weekly, Dayton, OH, 6/02

nd at
Savannah (Geogia) College of Art & Design, 2001
Coursework in Creative Writing and Sculpture, Sinclair College and Rosewood Arts Centre, Dayton, Ohio
, 1997 - 2001
Documentary photography workshop with Mary Ellen Mark, Boca Raton, FL, 1988
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, M.S., Journalism, Concentration in Photography, 1987

Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, B.A., Psychology, 1979

Co-owner, Klinger Studios (formerly Springs Gallery), Yellow Springs, OH, 2/11 - present

Art curator/writer, Wright State University Multicultural Center, Dayton, OH, 11/06 - 2/11

Assistant Director, San Luis Obispo (CA) Arts Center, 10/05 – 6/06
Gallery Coordinator, Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering, Ohio, 8/96 - 10/05

Freelance Writer, Photographer, 11/80 - present

AV/PR Specialist, Bureau of Cultural Affairs, City of Dayton, Ohio, 5/95 - 5/96

Staff Photographer, “The Sun News,” Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 6/87 - 11/90

College, Yellow Springs, OH, Ceramics, Fall Semester, 2007
Community College, Piqua, OH, Sculpture, Fall Semester, 2006
Hancock College, Santa Maria, CA, Sculpture, Spring Semester, 2006
Rosewood Arts Centre, Kettering, OH: Photography/Writing Art Camp, 2004; Clay  Handbuilding/Sculpture, 2000 - 2001; Photography and Darkroom, 1996-1998
City Folk Festival, Dayton, OH, Invited Artist: demonstrated clay sculpture and handbuilding, and participated in panel: “Self-Expression through Clay,” 2003
Community College, Piqua, Ohio: Photography, 1994-1996
Dayton Art Institute: Photography, 1992-1995

Riverbend Art Center, Dayton, OH: Photography, 1991-1995


Artist-in-Residence, Cannery Centre for Art & Design

Gold Palette (award-winning) member, Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors

Member, Yellow Springs (OH) Arts Council
Member, Dayton (OH) Visual Art Center
Member, Glen Helen Association 

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