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I Didn't Want To Tell You Series

Woodyfest: Okemah, Oklahoma

Nelsonville Music Festival: Nelsonville, Ohio

Healing Appalachia : State Fairgrounds of West Virginia 


Chad will focus 2024 on his Mental Health Series, I Didn't Want to Tell You. Partnering with nationally acclaimed music festivals to continue his goal of normalizing the conversation. Announcements and festivals to be named soon.



September: cowtownchad studios to move to the Screw Factory in Lakewood, Ohio 

Chad will be a keynote speaker and presenting on the I Didn't Want To Tell You Series at the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Oklahoma



Chad opens new photography studio at the Karpinski Engineering building in downtown Cleveland.


Chad returns to his 78th Street Studio in May.

Human Nature Exhibition at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio: Grand Opening August 23

Chad to Nashville in September for Americana Fest.

2020-2021 March 2020 to April 2021

Chad spent the Covid era doing socially distanced portraits when appropriate. 


Fall of 2019: "I Didn't Want To Tell You: Normalizing the Conversation Around Mental Health"

No Depression Magazine

Grand Opening of cowtownchad Art and Photography Studio: 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio January 18th from 5-9pm

Come see me at all 3rd Friday events at 78th Street Studios in Cleveland, Ohio

Knox Pages "Chad Cochran is still just along for the ride"

Cleveland Scene "Local Photographer Chad Cochran to Open Gallery at 78th Street Studios

No Depression: Cowtownchad and His Camera



Chad took a sabbatical from art shows to focus on music.  The year was spent shooting concerts, festivals and portraits. 


Holiday Hangout: Little Rock, Arkansas (photographer) December

BENT: A Collaboration in Manipulation: collaborative show with Amy Leibrand, Lea Gallery, Findlay, OH, Nov/Dec 2017

BENT: A Collaboration in Manipulation: collaborative show wtih Amy Leibrand, Gallery 831, Columbus, OH Sept/Oct 2017

 Americana Fest, Nashville, TN, September 2017 (music festival photographer)

 Relics of Memory: Assembled Visions by Chad Cochran and Debra Sue Solecki, Bay Arts,  June 2017

 (Cochran-Sullivan Gallery/Solecki-Boldman Gallery), Bay Village, OH
Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville, OH June 1-4 (music festival photographer)
High Water Festival, North Charleston, SC April 22-23 (music festival photographer)
Self Love First: Group Show, Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, OH, February (collaboration with Amy Turner Sharp)
Surfin’ CLE: Group Show, Canopy, Cleveland, OH, February


Dreams & Visions, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH, September 22-November 4th

Art for Life, Group Show, Presented by the AIDS Resource Center with the Pizzuti Collection and Columbus Museum of Art

Americana Fest, Nashville, TN, September 20-25th (festival photographer)

Unbound II, Group Show, Carnegie Gallery, Columbus, OH June 25-August 26th

Nelsonville Music Festival, Nelsonville, OH June 2-5th (festival photographer)

Harold Loves Maude, Group Show, Good Goat Gallery, Lakewood, OH, May

Solo Show, Door 142, Fredericktown, OH, March

this inspired that, Group Show, Open Door Art Studio, Columbus, OH, April 

Solo Show, The Table, Columbus, OH, February

Country Fried Rock Showcase with Caleb Caudle, Back Swamp Schoolhouse, Florence, SC, January


Luck Bros, Solo Show, Grandview, OH

Tall Walls, Bay Arts, Bay Village, OH

Stone Village Church, Solo exhibit, Short North neighborhood, Columbus, OH

More the Merrier: A Holiday Gift Gallery and Wrapping Workshop, Tacocat Cooperative, Columbus, OH

Home is Where the Heart Breaks, Solo show, Rivet Gallery, Short North, Columbus, OH

Lucha Libre Meets the Dead, Good Goat Gallery, Lakewood, OH

FemmeFest: Emanate, Group Show, Girl & Guy Republic, Columbus, OH

Restoration Brew Worx, Solo Show, Delaware, OH

The Art of Leviathan, Group Show, Wild Goose Creative, Columbus, OH

ROLL CALL, Group Show Auction, The Vanderelli Room, Columbus, OH

Simple Gifts, Bay Arts, Bay Village, OH

TESLIN Show at Nine Muses, Group Show, Barberton, OH

Too Much Bush, Special Event Group Show, The Vanderelli Room, Columbus, OH

Collusion, two-person exhibit (with Brian Reaume), Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, OH


Fall Juried Exhibition, Ohio Art League, McConnell Arts Center in Worthington, OH

Frozen in Time, Group Show, The Good Goat Gallery, Lakewood, OH

Stand Up, Group Show, Doubting Thomas Gallery, Cleveland, OH

Solo exhibit, S. Dot Gallery, Columbus, OH

Rural Photo Hunt Challenge, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

House Home Space Place, Group Show, The Oak Room, Columbus, OH

Touch Me, Group Show, The Good Goat Gallery, Lakewood, OH

Tears of Love: First Annual Benefit Concert, Florence, AL

52nd Annual Juried Show, BayArts, Bay Village, OH

Dangerous Impermanence, Group Show/S.Dot Permanent Collection, The Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, OH

Solo exhibit, Stone Village Church, Short North neighborhood, Columbus, OH

ten rooms, 78th Street Studios/Cleveland, OH, Laurel Herbold Studio

Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibit (juried), Cox Fine Arts Center, Columbus, OH

The Goat, The Baad & the Ugly, The Good Goat Gallery, Lakewood, OH

The Sky is Falling, two-person exhibit, BAYarts, Bay Village, OH

THE ART of LUSTRON, invitational, Tacocat co-operative, Columbus, OH

the sky is falling, solo exhibit, Max the Salon – Short North, Columbus, OH

EXPOSURE: A Mobile Photography Exhibition, juried, CS Gallery, Columbus, OH

Show Us Your Barns (juried), The Daily Barn Art Center, Athens, OH


42nd Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH

Cleveland Connection: Juried Exhibition (juror: Dana Oldfather), The Gallery at Lakeland Community College, Cleveland, OH

f-stops here, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN

Earth Day Columbus: Stand Together, “Grey Manhattan”

Solo exhibit, Barcelona Restaurant, German Village, Columbus, OH
Exposure: A Mobile Photography Exhibition, CS Gallery, Columbus, OH


Solo exhibit, Max the Salon, Short North, Columbus, OH

Featured artist, LP Designs, Short North, Columbus, OH
Columbus — Then… Now…When? (juried), Rhodes Tower, Columbus, OH
Solo exhibit, Vino Where You Live, Mt. Vernon, OH


Controversy (juried), Ohio Historical Society, Columbus, OH

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