The Gallery at Lakeland “from WOMAN”: Celebrating Women for 12 years
I am so excited to announce that The Gallery at Lakeland has undergone a major makeover. Now the largest exhibition space in the Tri-County (Lake, Geauga, Ashtabula) area looks fabulous, and is ready for a new and dynamic schedule of exhibitions in 2019!
As Lakeland Community College’s gallery director and exhibition curator since 2005, I have been on a mission to support women artists. Twelve years ago, I had the idea to create a new venue for local and regional women artists, to come together, to exhibit their artworks that were created by women, of women and about women. I was originally inspired by the Guerilla Girls, based out of New York City, who wrote a manifesto about the advantages of being a woman artist. Underneath all the sarcasm was the underlying truth. Throughout history, women artists have not been as well promoted and/or represented as their male counterparts.
In 2019, Celebrate Women’s History Month—from WOMAN XII…created by women, of women and about women presents a vast and vibrant display of works drawn (pun intended) from the creative minds of women artists. What started out as a small presentation by local artists has grown impressively to a sizable exhibition that draws submissions from across the country.
This year, the show is scheduled from February 24 through March 29, with an artist reception on Sunday, March 24, from 3:30 to 5:00pm in the gallery. Over forty artists will be exhibiting their works representing a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, drawing, ceramics, photography, textiles, jewelry, enamels, glass mosaic, sculpture, assemblage and mixed media.
As in past years, The Gallery at Lakeland will team up with the Lakeland Women’s Center to honor strong female role models in the community through the Women of Achievement Awards. The awards ceremony takes place at 2:00pm Sunday, March 24, in Lakeland’s Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, followed immediately by the from WOMAN XII artist reception in the gallery.
The Women of Achievement Awards, artist reception and gallery are free and open to the public. Special gallery tours can be arranged. Visit lakelandcc.edu/gallery for more information and gallery hours.
Call for Artists: 10th May Show
The Gallery at Lakeland invites artists to submit artworks for consideration to be included in the 10th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition running May 16 through July 12. Cash awards include the “Best in Show” prize of $1,500. To date, we’ve given out $36,000 in cash awards! Visit lakelandcc.edu/gallery for details and to download the entry form. The drop off for artwork is Saturday, May 4, through Monday, May 6.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: FROM WOMAN XII…CREATED BY WOMEN, OF WOMEN & ABOUT WOMEN | FEBRUARY 24–MARCH 29
RECEPTION 3:30-5PM SUNDAY, MARCH 24 | “WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS” 2PM
Curated by Mary Urbas
THE 10th ANNUAL MAY SHOW AT LAKELAND JURIED ART EXHIBITION | May 16–July 12
RECEPTION & AWARDS 7–9PM THURSDAY, MAY 16
GALLERY HOURS: MONDAY–FRIDAY 9AM–9PM, SATURDAY & SUNDAY 9AM–5PM
The Gallery at Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio 44094