The Gallery at Lakeland Presents A Visual Journey Through Northeast Ohio


Once again, in an effort to spread awareness about women in art, Lakeland Community College art gallery coordinator Mary Urbas has led an initiative to engage galleries and studios, curating a show dedicated to female art and artists, coinciding with Women’s History Month. This marks the eighth year Urbas has presented her women-focused exhibit at Lakeland. From Woman VIII: Created by women, of women, and about women, runs from March 1 – 27, 2015. A guide to more than 20 venues that will feature women and their artistic creations can be found at

This year’s show features the work of 37 female artists from across Northeast Ohio, Akron, Columbus, Conneaut, Kent, Whipple and Wooster, Indiana and Missouri. A variety of media will be on display including: oil, acrylic and encaustic painting, drawing and pastels, photography, jewelry, enamels, digital art, ceramic sculpture, assemblage, and mixed media.

As in past years, the gallery will team up with the Lakeland Women’s Center to celebrate strong, female role models in the community with the Women of Achievement Awards. The awards ceremony takes place at 2 pm Sunday, March 22, in Lakeland’s Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, followed immediately by the From Woman VIII artist reception in the gallery. All art gallery events are free and open to the public.

Lakeland is located just off of the I-90 and Route 306 exit.

Call for Artists

The Gallery at Lakeland invites local and regional artists to submit artworks for consideration to be included in the Sixth Annual May Show Juried Art Exhibition slated for the first week of May 2015. Throughout the past five years, the Gallery at Lakeland has given $20,000 in cash awards. The “Best in Show” prize of $1,500 is typically known as the best cash prize in the region.

Please visit to view and download the entry information and application form. Drop-off deadline for May Show entries is Monday, May 4, 2015.

From WOMAN VIII:March 1 27 |

Artist Reception 3:30 – 5 pm March 22. “Women of Achievement Awards” ceremony begins at 2 pm March 22

Lakeland Community College Visual Arts Student Exhibition

April 6 – 30 | Artist reception and awards ceremony 7 – 9 pm April 9

6th Annual May Show at Lakeland: May 15 – July 10 | Artist reception and awards ceremony 7 – 9 pm May 15

The Gallery at Lakeland

Lakeland Community College

7700 Clocktower Drive

Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.