Java Gallery

“Unique, imaginative, mysterious, and beautiful. ‘The composition in his photographic and digital artwork captures and tells a story.”

ROB MANDELL – Self-taught Photographic and Digital Artist

He is an award-winning artist who has shown his photographic artwork at a number of Judged Art Shows.

Rob enjoys taking ordinary objects and turning them into interesting pieces of art. His art is very diverse, fascinating, wildly creative and very collective, especially for collectors on a budget.

Influenced by prismatic refraction of light through objects. More recently, he has mastered digital art painting techniques.

Rob is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, now living in Westerville, Ohio. After working in the corporate world (including IT positions with IBM and Chase) for over 30 years, Rob retired in 2014, at age 50, due to Multiple Sclerosis progression. Since retirement, Rob has developed a passion for photography. And in 2018 Rob began to dabble with Digital artwork.

Rob has been an active member of the Westerville Art League/Community Artists of Westerville since the Fall of 2015, and has been it’s President since 2017.

Our award-winning Java Gallery features a rotating collection of the art of up to a dozen prominent local artists. The pieces are displayed on the walls throughout our shop and many pieces on public display are available for purchase. We present oil and water color painters, charcoal and pencil specialists, photographers, and more.

Every 8 weeks we host a new featured artist and display 20+ pieces of his/her art in the Java Gallery. During the early run of their show, we hold a public reception for the artist.

Are you an artist interested in displaying your work?

Early owners, Ralph and Jane Denick, admiring the Java Gallery events space, Java Stage, Artist Inquiries, Musician Inquiries, Java Events, Java History