Dana Grubbe - Columbus Open Studio & Stage


Part of the 400 Square family, 400 W. Rich is a group studio site where you will find 12 COSS artists in 10 separate studio spaces. You can park on the street (all spaces are at this time unmetered), in the gravel lot on Lucas and Rich (free), or the parking structure behind River & Rich off McDowell (small fee). To enter, walk east on Rich to the open gated lot just before the railroad bridge, and walk toward the back of that space (follow signs) to the garage door entrance. There you will be greeted by a volunteer with a map of the COSS participating studios within 400. Do NOT use the brightly colored doors on Lucas—those are secure doors for artists only. Be sure the visit my fellow 400 Square artists while you’re here!

Restrooms available

Handicap accessible






Dana Grubbe is a contemporary abstract artist working in central Ohio. She exhibits locally and at Art@43023 in Granville. Dana will have a solo show at the Bexley Library in the fall of 2020. She recently had a piece accepted into the permanent collection of the Museum of Encaustic Art in Santa Fe.


I am interested in the process as well as in the creation, sometimes making my mediums, paints and supports. My art is driven by my intentions: I create an alternative universe that is lyrical, seductive and tactile; one that pulls you into my paintings.


I plan to demonstrate encaustic monotypes (like printing but with wax). I have a heated palette (2′ x 4′) on which I will paint with wax and then, just as in regular monotype printing, I will transfer the image to various types of Japanese papers. Ink and gold leaf may be part of the process.

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